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L.M 1 HOW. glorious is Thy word, o God,
'Tis for our light and guidance given, It sheds a lustre all abroad,
And points the path to bliss and heaven. 2 It fills the soul with sweet delight,
And quickens its inactive powers ;
Displays Thy love, and kindles ours.
Its doctrines are divinely true;
Yields comfort and instruction too.
III. THE LORD'S DAY. 204. The Lord’s Day Morning.
Another sabbath is begun :
Improve the day which God hath blest. 2 0 that our thoughts and thanks may rise,
As grateful incense, to the skies!
Which none but he that feels it knows ! 3 This heavenly calm within the breast,
Is the dear pledge of glorious rest,
4 In holy duties let the day,
In holy pleasiires, pass away:
In hope of one that ne'er shall end ! 205. The Resurrection of Christ. CHRIST, the Lord, is risen to day,
Sons of men, and angels say!
Sing, ye heavens, and earth reply! 2 Love's redeeming work is done;
Fought the fight, the battle won :
Lo! he sets in blood no more !
Christ hath burst the gates of hell:
Christ hath opened Paradise.
Where, 0 death, is now thy sting?
Ours the cross, the grave, the skies !
Praise to Thee by both be given !
Hail! the Resurrection, Thou ! 206. The Dwelling-place of God.
. C.M. 1 How lovely are Thy dwellings, Lord,
From noise and trouble free
How beautiful the sweet accord
Of souls that pray to Thee ! 2 Lord God of hosts, that reign’st on high!
They are the truly blest,
In Thee alone will rest.
The dry and barren ground,
Where springs and showers abound. 4 They journey on from strength to strength,
With joy and gladsome cheer,
In Zion do appear. 207.
For the Sabbath Day. C.M.D. 1 THE Lord is rich and merciful !
The Lord is very kind !
With a believing mir.d.
Like flowing waters cool ;
A fountain ever full.
Our God is very high ;
And have security.
He shall be to thee like the sea,
And thou shalt surely feel
Thy sicknesses to heal.
As all the ages tell;
That it with thee be well.
Therein to work and live;
When evening hours arrive. 208.
At Thy feet we bow the knee.
For this rest upon our way,
Lord of earth and King of heaven.
May Thy love our footsteps lead;
May we rest with Thee at Iast.
Foretastes of our joys above;
209. The Close of the Lord's Day.
Before Thine awful throne;
For Thou art God alone!
Behold our inmost mind :
O can Thy glance be kind ?
To us their streams divine;
Through that rich blood of Thine.
Hath reach'd our ears to day-
None turn in scorn away.
Contrition's broken heart;
So that we ne'er depart.
The final, grateful song, [brought Lord ! let Thy Spirit, in our hearts,
Some heavenly notes prolong. 210. Sabbath Evensong.
S.M. 1 BLEST be the God'of love,
Who gave us light to-day,