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4 Then with angels we'll again
Wake a louder nobler strain,
We'll our grateful voices raise. 5 There no tongue shall silent be,
All sball join in harmony;
12. 75. M. MERRICK.
A hymn of praise. Ps. 150. 1 PRAISE, O praise the name divine,
Praise him at the hallow'd shrine,
To its Maker's praise reply.
To your songs suggest a theme;
Sound the trumpet, touch the lute. 3 Let the organ in his praise,
Learn its loudest note to raise,
From the vaulted roof rebound. 4 All who vital breath enjoy,
In his praise that breath employ,
WATTS. Sincere worship alone acceptable. 10 God ! thou spirit, just and wise,
Who sees't our inmost mind
In vain to heav'n we raise our cries,
And leave our souls behind.
With honour can appear;
Through the disguise they wear. 3 Their lifted eye salutes the skies,
Their bended knees, the ground; But God abhors the sacrifice,
Where not the heart is found. 4 Lord ! search my thoughts, and try my ways,
And make my soul sincere ; Then
I stand before thy face,
1 Oh! source of uncreated light !
By whom the worlds were raisd from night; Come, visit ev'ry pious mind;
Comé, pour thy joys on human kind.
Rich in thy matchless energy:
And make us temples worthy thee.
Inflame and sanctify our hearts,
Submit the senses to the soul.
Our hearts with heav'nly love inspire;
Make us eternal truths receive,
Aid us to live as we believe. 5 Chase from our path each noxious foe,
And peace, the fruit of love bestow ;
15. 8 & 78. M. J. TAYLOR.
Surrounding the mercy seat.
Sordid hopes and fond desires,
Peace and pardon from the skies.
Ev'ry pure and humble mind;
From the fountain of his throne.
Deed unrighteous, thought of sin,
Engagedness in devotion.
Bow we down with holy fear ;
Let us feel that thou art near. 2 Wand'ring thoughts and languid pow'rs,
Come not where devotion kneels;
Glowing with the joy she feels. 3 At the portals of thine house,
We resign our earth-born cares :
Songs of praise and fervent prayers. 4 Hapless men, whose footsteps stray
From the temples of the Lord ! Teach them wisdom's heav'nly way;
To their feet thy light afford. 5 Now begin the glorious song,
Theme of wonder, love and joy ;
's presence in his church.
An habitation for the Lord ?
What dwelling can the earth afford ?
2 The God of Jacob chose the hill
Of Sion for his ancient rest :
And with his special presence blest.
peace, and truth, and mercy dwell; There shall we hear thy holy word,
And all thy works of wonder tell. 4 Here, mighty God! accept our vows,
Here let thy praise and love be spread: Bless the provisions of thy house,
And fill thy suppliant poor with bread, 5 Here let the son of David reign ;
God's own anointed teacher shine ; Justice and truth his court maintain,
With love and majesty divine.
The universal duty of public worship. 1 Come to the house of Prayer,
660 thou afflicted, come; The God of peace shall meet thee there,
He makes that house his home. 2 Come to the house of Praise,
Ye who are happy now ;
In kindred homage bow. 3 Ye aged, hither come,
For ye have felt his love ; Soon shall your trembling tongues be dumb,
Your lips forget to move.