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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.
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.

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;
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.

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 !
And brings the myriads none can count,
To seats of joy on Sion's mount!

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,
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.

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,
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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