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2 When first thy light the east array'd,
And morning stars shone on the sky, Earth's corner-stone with joy was laid,
The sons of glory sung on high. 3 Then Eden rose in heaven's light ;
Beneath thy hand creation stood ; Thy word dispellid chaotic night
Thy smile approved the work was good. 4 To us O may thy smile be given,
This corner-stone approved by thee; Our work complete, O Lord of heaven;
Thy glory here let thousands see! 613
Dover--p. 120.] S. M.
And loves this holy place;
And gives the promised grace. 2 How bless'd is this abode,
Where angels' food is given !
O'tis the gate of heaven. 3 Our corner-stone shall tell
The place where we have found
And seals this holy ground.
For he our help hath been ;
Who have his wonders seen.
The Lord's Anointed One;
Salvation his alone.
His gather'd tribes appear ;
May we partake his endless love,
Who worship Jesus here. 614 Slateford—p. 306.] 20th P. M. 66,77,77.
The Lord's Prayer.
Thy name we magnify:
Thy perfections to proclaim ;
Fear and love thy awful name !
In every heart of man?
Honour thy triumphant Son ;
Fix with us thy glorious throne !
Let all on earth fulfil ;
Saints below with saints above,
Thee to serve with perfect love.
Thy hungry children feed;
Now the manna from above;
Now sustain our souls with love.
And when absolved we live,
Lest we from our God depart,
Grant us a forgiving heart.
Near in our temptation stay,
With sufficient strength defend ;
Make us faithful to the end.
Assert the kingdom thine ;
Thy own universe to thee;
Reign through all eternity!
ON DEDICATING A HOUSE OF WORSHIP
J Which guards these sacred courts in peace;
COW pleasant, how divinely fair,
3 Bless'd are the souls that find a place Within the temple of thy grace : Here they behold thy gentler rays, And seek thy face, and learn thy praise. 4 Bless'd are the men whose hearts are set To find the way to Sion's gate ; God is their strength, and through the road They lean upon their helper, God. 5 Cheerful they walk with growing strength, Till all shall meet in heaven at length; Till all before thy face appear, And join in nobler worship there. 617 Luton-p. 74.] L. M.
REAT God, attend, while Sion sings To spend one day with thee on earth Exceeds a thousand days of mirth. 2 Might I enjoy the meanest place Within thine house, O God of grace, Not tents of ease, nor thrones of power, Should tempt my feet to leave thy door. 3 God is our sun, he makes our day : God is our shield, he guards our way From all th' assaults of hell and sin; From foes without and foes within. 4 All needful grace will God bestow, And crown that grace with glory too; He gives us all things, and withholds No real good from upright souls. 5 O God our King, whose sovereign sway The glorious hosts of heaven obey, And devils at thy presence flee, Bless'd is the man that trusts in thee.
And let his praise be great;
His most delightful seat.
How beautiful they stand !
And bulwarks of our land.
A refuge in distress ;
Through all her palaces !
We'll to his house repair ;
And seek deliverance there. 619 Brewer-ap. 76.] L. M. WITH
ITH glory clad, with strength array'd,
The Lord, that o'er all nature reigns, The wo foundations strongly laid,
And the vast fabric still sustains. 2 How sure establish'd is thy throne,
Which shall no change or period see! For thou, O Lord, and thou alone,
Art King from all eternity. 3 The floods, O Lord, lift up their voice,
And toss their troubled waves on high : But God above can still their noise,
And make the angry sea comply. 4 Thy proinise, Lord, is ever sure :
And they that in thy house would dwell, That happy station to secure,
Must still in holiness excel.