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DEDICATIONS AND ORDINATIONS.
HYMN 478. S. P. M. [#]
On opening a Place of Worship.
To hear the public voice,
Yes, with a cheerful zeal,
We'll haste to Zion's hill,
Adorned with wondrous grace,
In thee our souls appear,
And joy within thee wait,
The man who seeks thy peace,
And wishes thine increase,
Peace to this sacred house,
And, since my glorious God
Makes this his blest abode,
HYMN 479. C. M. [#]
Consecration of a Place of Worship.
We bow before thy throne,
And worship thee alone. 2 Wilt thou vouchsafe thy presence here,
And shed propitious rays,
An altar to thy praise ?
The dwelling of thy choice;
The cheerful, thankful voice. 4 Here may the mind, while sunk in woes,
And comfort long delays,
And change its sighs for praise.
Compel her guests to come;
And call the wanderer home.
be shown, To know thyself, God only true,
And Christ, thy chosen Son.
HYMN 480. L. M. [#]
Worship acceptable in all Places.
The lyre of Hebrew bards was strung,
And prophets praised with glowing tongue; 2 Not now on Zion's height alone,
Thy favoured worshipper may dwell;
Sat, weary, by the patriarch's well: 3 From every place below the skies,
The grateful song, the fervent prayer,
To heaven, and find acceptance there. 4 In this thy house, whose doors we now
For social worship first unfold,
While circling years on years are rolled. 5 To thee shall age, with snowy hair,
And strength and beauty, bend the knee, And childhood lisp, with reverent air,
Its praises and its prayers to thee. 6 O thou, to whom, in ancient time,
The lyre of prophet bards was strung,
HYMN 481. L. M. [#]
This temple to thy name we raise ;
O may its walls resound thy praise. 2 Here may thy truth in radiance shine,
And grateful hearts its influence feel;
In ardent homage may we kneel. 3 May virtue's bright and living flame,
From souls renewed by heavenly love,
We meet to mingle praise and prayer,
And all to thy remembrance bear :
knee to thee shall bend, O, then, we'll give thee deathless praise,
Eternal Father, changeless Friend.
HYMN 482. L. M. [#]
Temple of Praise. 1 PRAISE ye the Lord, around whose throne
All heaven in ceaseless worship waits ; Whose glory fills the worlds unknown;
Praise ye the Lord, from Zion's gates.
2 With mingling souls and voices join,
To him the swelling anthem raise ;
And fill the temple with his praise. 3 All-gracious God, to thee we owe
Each joy and blessing time affords;
Spring from thy presence, Lord of lords. 4 Thine be the praise, for thine the love,
That freely all our sins forgave, Pointed our dying eyes above,
And showed us life beyond the grave. 5 Immortal life ! this thought disarms The terrors of our mortal shore
; It brings to view eternal charms,
When other comforts are no more.
HYMN 483. C. M. [#]
House of Prayer dedicated to God.
Thy throne is fixed on high ;
Art thou forever nigh,
Implore thy smiles divine,
And in full splendour shine.
Accept this house of prayer ?
This temple of thy care,