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HYMN CCCXVI. C. M.
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.
Brothers on brothers gaze;
Is changed to joy and praise. 3 And while remembrance, ling’ring still,
Draws joy from sorrowing hours ;
High thoughts shall interchange ;
On wings of love to range. 5 Their Father marks their generous flame,
And looks complacent down ;
Is their immortal crown.
HYMN CCCXVII. C. M.
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;
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.
HYMN CCCXVIII. L. M.
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 !
HYMN CCCXIX. L. M.
(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,
Rise on the still and holy air.
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,
HYMN CCCXX. L. M.
(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,
Ripe for the harvest, waits thy will.
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.