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THE TRINITY. 78.
184.108.40.206. Who was, and is, and is to come.
The Lord; who is, and who was, and Rev. iy. 8.
who is to come. -Rev. i. 8. 1 TOLY Father, hear my cry;
1 EV Boullesse life and purity, Holy Saviour, bend Thine ear Holy Spirit, come Thou nigh;
Hear us, while we lift to Thee Father, Saviour, Spirit, hear!
Holy chant and psalm.
2 With the beams of morning shine, 2 Father, save me from my sin ;
Lift on us Thy light Divine, Saviour, I Thy mercy crave;
And let charity benign, Gracious Spirit, make me clean
Breathe on us her balm. Father, Son, and Spirit, save!
3 When around us falls the even, 3 Father, let me taste Thy love;
Let it close on sin forgiven; Saviour, fill my soul with peace;
Fold us in the peace of heaven, Spirit come, my heart to move;
Shed a holy calm. Father, Son, and Spirit, bless.
4 Ever blessed Trinity, 1 Father, Son, and Spirit, Thou,
Dimly here we worship Thee ; One Jehovah, shed abroad
With the saints hereafter we All Thy_grace within me now,
Hope to bear the palm. Be my Father and my God.
G. RORISON. 1850. H. BONAR. 1857.
78. Blessed be His glorious name for
ever.-Ps. lxxii. 19 74
God of might and majesty, hast perfected praise.—Matt. xxi. 16.
God of heaven and earth and sea,
Blessing, praise, and glory be. !GLORY to the Father give,
God in whom we move and live; 2 To the name of Christ the Lord, Children's prayers He deigns to hear, Son of God, incarnate Word, Children's songs delight His car.
Christ, by whom all things were made,
Be all honour ever paid. ? Glory to the Son we bring, Christ our Prophet, Priest, and King:
3 To the Holy Spirit be Children, raise your sweetest strain
Equal praise eternally, To the Lamb, for He was slain.
With the Father and the Son,
One in name, in glory one. : Glory to the Holy Ghost;
4 This the song of ages past, Be this day a Pentecost;
Song that shall for ever last; Children's minds may He inspire,
Let the ages yet to be Touch their tongues with holy fire.
Join the cheerful melody. : Glory in the highest be
5 Glorious is our God the Lord ! To the blessed Trinity,
Praises, then, with one accord For the Gospel from above,
To His holy name be given,
By the sons of earth and heaven.
H. BONAR. 1860.
LET everlasting glories crown
Thy head, my Saviour and my Lord; Thy hands have brought salvation down, And writ the blessings in Thy word.
4 Should all the forms that men devise 2 The Bible! the Bible! blest volume of Assault my faith with treacherous art,
[youth! I'd call them vanity and lies,
How sweetly it smiles on the season of And bind the gospel to my heart.
It bids us seek early the pearl of great ISAAC WATTS. 1709.
price, Ere the heart is enslaved in the bondage
of vice. 220.127.116.11.
3 The Bible! the Bible! we hail it with joy Thy Word is a lamp unto my feet. Its truths and its glories
our tongue shall Ps. cxix. 105.
[worth, 1 COW holy the Bible ! how pure is the We'll sing of its triumphs, we'll tell of its
And send its glad tidings afar o'er the
earth. That streams from its pages divine ! 'Tis a star that shines clear through the gloom of the night,
4 The Bible! the Bible! the valleys shall Of jewels a wonderful mine.
[sing ; And hill-tops re-echo the notes that we
Our banners, inscribed with its precepts 2 Tis bread for the hungry, 'tis food for the
(schools. A balm for the wounded and sad ; [poor,
Shall long wave in triumph, the joy of our "Tis the gift of a Father; His likeness is
AMERICAN. 1870. there, And the hearts of His children are glad.
C.M. 3 'Tis the voice of the Saviour; how sweet
The commandment is a lamp. in the storm
Prov. vi. 23. It speaks to the sinner distressed !
AMP of our feet, wherehy we trace The tempest is hushed, and the sea be
Our path when wont to stray ; comes calm,
Stream from the fount of heavenly grace; The troubled and weary find rest.
Brook by the traveller's way: 4 Tis a friend's loving counsel, the voice of 2 Bread of our souls, whereon we feed, a guide,
True manna from on high ; How gentle and faithful and true! Our guide and chart, wherein we read No harm can the dear little pilgrim betide Of realms beyond the sky: Whose feet its directions pursue.
3 Pillar of fire, through watches dark,
And radiant cloud by day; 5 No words like the words of the Saviour,
When waves would whelin our tossing nor can
Our anchor and our stay: Their sweetness or value be told ;
[bark, They are words “fitly spoken" to sorrow- 4 Word of the Everlasting God,
Will of His glorious Son; Like beautiful “ apples of gold.”
Without Thee how could earth be trod,
Or heaven itself be won ? 6 0 teach me, blest Jesus, to seek for Thy face,
5 Lord, grant us all aright to learn To me let Thy welcome be given;
The wisdom it imparts; Now speak to my heart some kind mes- And to its heavenly teaching turn, sage of grace,
With simple, childlike hearts. Some words that shall guide me to
BERNARD BARTON. 1826. heaven. G. T. CONGREVE. 1874.
Teach me Thy statutes.-Ps. cxix. 26. O how I love Thy law !--Ps. cxix. 97. 1 THY word is like a garden, Lord,
With flowers bright and fair; 1 THE
HE Bible! the Bible! more precious And everyone who seeks may pluck than gold
A lovely nosegay there. The hopes and the glories its pages unfold;
[love; Thy word is like a deep, deep mine, It speaks of a Saviour, and tells of His And jewels rich and rare It shows us the way to the mansions Are hidden in its mighty depths above.
For every searcher there.
3 Thy word is like the starry host!
A thousand rays of light Are seen to guide the traveller,
And make his pathway bright.
4 Thy word is like a glorious choir,
And loud its anthems ring; Though many tongues and parts unite,
It is one song they sing.
3 'Tis like the sun, a heavenly light,
That guides us all the day; And, through the dangers of the night,
A lamp to lead our way. 4 The starry heavens Thy rule obey,
The earth maintains her place; And these Thy servants, night and day,
Thy skill and power express. 5 But still Thy law and gospel, Lord,
Have lessons more divine; Not earth stands firmer than Thy word,
Nor stars so nobly shine.
How pure is every page!
ISAAC WATTS. 1719.
5 Thy word is like an armoury,
Where soldiers may repair, And find for life's long battle-day
All needful weapons there.
6 Oh, may I love Thy precious word !
May I explore its mine!
May light upon me shine!
Thy word my trusty sword,
EDWIN HODDER. 1863.
them light. - Ex. xiii. 21. 1
A fiery pillar went before, (passed, To guide them through the dreary waste,
And lessen the fatigues they bore. 2 Such is Thy glorious word, O Lord,
'Tis for our light and guidance given; It sheds a lustre all abroad,
And points the path to bliss and heaven. 3 It fills the soul with sweet delight,
And quickens its inactive powers;
Displays Thy love and kindles ours. 4 Its promises rejoice our hearts,
Its doctrines are divinely true;
B. BEDDOME. 1818.
Ps. xix. 7. 1 YREAT God, with wonder and with
On all Thy works I look ; (praise But still Thy wisdom, power, and grace
Shine brightest in Thy book. 2 Here are my choicest treasures hid,
Here my best comfort lies, Here my desires are satisfied,
And hence my hopes arise. 3 Lord, make me understand Thy law;
Show what my faults have been ; And from Thy gospel let me draw
Pardon for all my sin. 4 Here would I learn how Christ has died
To save my soul from hell;
Such heavenly wonders tell.
And take a fresh delight
ISAAC WATTS. 1715.
cleanse his way !--Ps. cxix. 9. THE praises of my tongue That I was taught, and learned so young
To read His holy word.
Informs me where to go
And make me holy too. 3 O may Thy Spirit teach,
And make my heart receive, Those truths which all Thy servants
And all Thy saints believe. Ipreach,
4 Then shall I praise the Lord,
In a more cheerful strain,
ISAAC WATTS. 1715.
86 18.104.22.168.22.214.171.124. Buy the truth and sell it not. -Prov.
xxiii. 23. 1 E won't give up the Bible,
; The blessed staff of hoary age,
The guide of early youth;
O'er every dreary road;
And calls us home to God.
2 We won't give up the Bible,
For pleasure or for pain;
For all that we might gain,
By guile, or cruel might,
And God defend the right. 3 We won't give up the Bible,
But spread it far and wide,
Beyond the rolling tide ;
And with one voice and heart
W. M. WHITTIMORE. 1841.
THE SAVIOUR'S CALL.
Me and drink. -John vii. 37.
; let every ear Ye doubting souls, dismiss your fear;
Hope smiles reviving round.
3 And does He never speak?
Oh yes ; for in His word He bids me come and seek The God that Samuel heard. In almost every page I see The God of Samuel calls to me.
And I beneath His care
To guard my humble bed, And every sin I well may fear, Since God Almighty is so near.
Like Samuel let me say, Whene'er I read Thy word, “ Speak, Lord : I would obey, The voice that I have heard." And when I in Thy house appear, Speik, for Thy servant waits to hear."
ANN TAYLOR. 1812.
2 For every thirsty, longing heart
Here streams of bounty flow;
To banish mortal woe.
The gracious call obey :
And can you yet delay?
To Thee let sinners fly,
ANNE STEELE. 1760. 88
148th. The Lord called Samuel, and he answered, Here am I.-1 Sam. iii, 4. 1 WI THEN little Samuel woke,
And heard his Maker's voice,
How much did he rejoice!
The God of heaven so near and kind! 2
If God would speak to me,
O how would I attend !
3 Oh, give me Samuel's ear,
The open ear, O Lord,
And to obey Thee first of all.
A lowly heart, that waits
Or watches at Thy gates,
Moves at the breathing of Thy will. 5 Oh, give me Samuel's mind;
A sweet unmurmuring faith,
To Thee in life and death ;
J. D. BURNS. 1857.
2 The Master has come with blessings for
thee, Arise, and His message receive; (free, Thy ransom is purchased, thy pardon is
If thou wilt repent and believe. 3 The Master is come, and calleth thee now;
This moment what joy may be thine! How tender the smile that illumines His
A pledge of His favour divine. [brow, 4 He waits for thee still, then haste with
delight, Oh, fly to the arms of His love ; [light, Press on to that beautiful mansion of
Prepared in His kingdom above.
126.96.36.199. Come unto Me, I will give you rest.
Matt. xi. 28. 1
ART thenowearyaist tegom languid, “Come to Me,” saith One, “and coming,
Be at rest!” 2 Hath He marks to lead me to Him,
If He be my Guide ? “In His feet and hands are wound-prints,
And His side.' 3 Is there diadem as monarch,
That His brow adorns ? “Yea, a crown in very surety,
But of thorns !" 4 If I find Him, if I follow,
What His guerdon here? “Many a sorrow, many a labour,
Many a tear.” 5 If I still hold closely to Him,
What hath He at last ? "Sorrow vanquished, labour ended,
Jordan passed!" 6 If I ask Him to receive me,
Will He say me nay? “Not till earth, and not till heaven
8.7. Behold I stand at the door and
knock.-Rev. iii. 20. 1 :
CARK! a thrilling voice is sounding: “Cast away the dreams of darkness,
Oye children of the day!” 2 Startled at the solemn warning,
Let the earth-bound soul arise ; All the powers of darkness vanish;
Christ, our Day-Star, mounts the skies. 3 Lo! the Lamb so long expected
Comes with pardon down from heaven; Let us haste with tears of sorrow,
One and all, to be forgiven.
Wrapping all the earth in fear,
Unto us shall He appear.
To the Father and the Son,
E. CASWELL. 1849. 93
6.4. To-day if ye will hear His voice.
Heb. iv. 7. 1
TO-DAY the Saviour calls,
Why longer roam ?
Oh, listen now !
To Jesus bow.
For refuge fly;
And death is nigh.
Yield to His power;
THOMAS HASTINGS. 1850.
GREEK HYMN. VIII. CENT.
THE Master is come and calleth for
10.8.11.8. The Master is come and calleth for
thee.-John xi. 28. 1
thee He stands at the door of thy heart; No friend so forgiving, so gentle as He,
Oh, say, wilt thou let Him depart? Cho. -Patiently waiting, earnestly pleading,
(thy heart. Jesus, thy Saviour, knocks at