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The reunion of virtuous friends after death. 1 Bless’d hour, when virtuous friends shall

meet,Shall meet to part no more, And with celestial welcome greet,

On an immortal shore.
2 The parent finds the long-lost child;

Brothers on brothers gaze;
The tear of resignation mild

Is changed to joy and praise. 3 And while remembrance, ling’ring still,

Draws joy from sorrowing hours ;
New prospects rise, new pleasures fill
- The soul's expanded powers.
4 Congenial minds, array'd in light,

High thoughts shall interchange ;
Nor cease, with ever-new delight,

On wings of love to range. 5 Their Father marks their generous flame,

And looks complacent down ;
The smile that owns their filial claim

Is their immortal crown.


Aspirations afler heaven. 1 From this world's joys and senseless mirth,

O come, my soul! in haste retire;

Assume the grandeur of thy birth,

And to thy native heaven aspire. 2 'Tis heaven alone can make thee blest,

Can every wish and want supply;
Thy joy, thy crown, thy endless rest,

Are all above the lofty sky. 3 There shall mortality no more

Its wide extended empire boast; Forgotten all its dreadful power,

In life's unbounded ocean lost. 4 There dwells the sov’reign Lord of all,

The God that all the worlds adore; With whom is bliss that cannot pall,

And joys that last for evermore.


Final acceptance of all who fear God. 1 From north and south, from east and west, Advance the myriads of the blest; From every clime of earth they come,

And find in heaven a common home. 2 Howe'er divided here below,

One bliss, one spirit, now they know; And, all their doubts and darkness o'er,

One only Parent now adore. 3 On earth, according to their light,

They aim'd to practise what was right ;

Hence all their errors are forgiven,

And Jesus welcomes them to heaven. 4 See, how along th' immortal meads,

His glorious host the Saviour leads !
And brings the myriads none can count,
To seats of joy on Sion's mount!


(DEDICATION HYMN.) 1 O bow thine ear, Eternal ONE! On thee our heart adoring calls; To thee the followers of thy Son

Have rais’d and now devote these walls. 2 Here let t'iy holy days be kept ;

And be this place—to worship givenLike that bright spot where Jacob slept,

The house of God, the gate of heaven. 3 Here may thine honour dwell; and here,

As incense, let thy children's prayer,
From contrite hearts and lips sincere,

Rise on the still and holy air.
4 Here be thy praise devoutly sung;
Here let thy truth beam forth to save,
As when, of old, thy spirit hung

On wings of light o'er Jordan's wave. 5 And when the lips, that with thy name

Are vocal now, to dust shall turn,
On others may devotion's flame
Be kindled here, and purely burn.


(ORDINATION HYMN.) i ( Thou! who art above all height!

Our God, our Father, and our Friend! Beneath thy throne of love and light

Let thine adoring children bend. 2 We kneel in praise,—that here is set

A vine that by thy culture grew ; . We kneel in prayer, that thou wouldst wet

Its opening leaves with heavenly dew. 3 Since thy young servant now hath given

Himself, his powers, his hopes, his youth To the great cause of truth and heaven,

Be thou his guide, O God of truth ! 4 Here may his doctrines drop like rain,

His speech like Hermon's dew distil,
Till green fields smile, and golden grain,

Ripe for the harvest, waits thy will.
5 And when he sinks in death-by care,
Or pain, or toil, or years opprest-
O God! remember then our prayer,
And take his spirit to thy rest.

The reader is requested to make the following additions and alterations with his pen; and to correct a few errors which he will find in the punctuation.

Page 3, affix an * to last line but three ; dele second t-p. 5. * last 1. but 5-p. 9, insert There is a land of pure delight, Watts, 353-p.10, 1. 17, insert Mrs Steele ; 1. 42, insert Mrs Steele-p. 12, for 27, r. 270, for 112, &c. r. 212, 213, 214p. 15, 1. 1, r. bear-p. 22, 1. 15, r. devote p. 26, 1, 16, r. ear--p. 28, 1. 1, insert know-p. 41, last l. r. brightest-p. 48, 1. 17, r, distressed-p. 118, r. H. M.-p. 177. r. CXVI.-p. 284, r. May thy blest spirit--p. 298, r. Of noble--p. 317, 1.7, r. ceaseless-The 1 8th and 152d hymns are misplaced.

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