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Offices of Christ prophetically described. Isa. xxix. 18, 24. xl. 45.

1 HARK the glad sound! the Saviour comes,
The Saviour promis'd long!

Let every heart prepare a throne,
And every voice a song.

2 On him, the spirit largely pour'd,
Exerts its sacred fire;

Wisdom and might, and zeal and love,
His holy breast inspire.

3 He comes, the pris'ners to release,
In Satan's bondage held;

The gates of brass before him burst,
The iron fetters yield.

4 He comes, from thickest films of vice
To clear the mental ray ;

And on the eye, oppress'd with night,
To pour celestial day.

5 He comes, the broken heart to bind,
The bleeding soul to cure;

And, with the treasures of his grace,
T'enrich the humble poor.

6 Our glad hosannas, Prince of peace,
Thy welcome shall proclaim;
And Heavens eternal arches ring
With thy beloved name.

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Blessings of Grace to the Spiritual Citizen. Ps. xxiv.
1 THE earth is thine, Jehovah ;-thine
Its peopled realms, and wealthy stores;
Built on the flood, by power divine,
The waves are ramparts to the shores.

2 But who shall reach thine holy place,
Or who, O Lord, ascend thine hill?
The pure in heart shall see thy face,
The perfect man that doth thy will.

3 He who to bribes hath closed his hand,
To idols never bent the knee,

Nor sworn in falsehood,-He shall stand Redeem'd, and own'd, and kept by Thee.

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For the Dedication of a Place of Worship. Ps. lxxxvii. 5.

1 AND will the great eternal God
On earth establish his abode ?
And will he from his radiant throne

Regard our temples as his own?

2 These walls we to thy honour raise;
Long may they echo with thy praise;
And thou, descending, fill the place
With choicest blessings of thy grace.

3 And in the great transcendant day,
When God the nations shall survey,
May it before the world appear,
That crowds were born to glory, here.

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The Types and Prophecies fulfilled in Christ.

1 Pet. i. 19. John i. 24.

Rom. x. 4.

1 BEHOLD the woman's promis'd Seed!
Behold the great Messiah come!
Behold the prophets all agreed
To give him the superior room!

2 Abrah❜m, the saint, rejoic'd of old
When visions of the Lord he saw ;
Moses, the man of God, foretold
This great Fulfiller of his law.

3 The types bore witness to his name,
Obtain❜d their chief design and ceas'd;
The incense, and the bleeding lamb,
The ark, the altar, and the priest.

4 Predictions in abundance meet,
To join their blessings on his head;
Jesus, we worship at thy feet,
And nations own the promis'd seed.

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Praise. Psa. lxxii. 18, 19. Isa. xliv. 23

1 SURE thy name is Wonderful

Counsellor, the mighty God,
Whom the heavenly hosts adore,
Praise we through the earth abroad.

2 Thou the Godhead bearing down
To the sight of mortal man,
Flesh in form, and God in power,
Suited art to all thy plan.

3 Center'd in thy lovely face,
Judgment, mercy, both appear;
All the Father's honour meets,
All his glory triumphs here.

4 Thou that Prophet art and King,
Thou the Priest foretold to rise:
Thou the sacrificer art,

Thou too art the sacrifice.

5 Lamb of God, that once was slain,
Bleeding on the painful tree;
Risen and ascended high
We adore thy majesty,

6 Wonderful art thou in power,
Wonderful art thou in love;
Be thou all our theme below,
Be thou all our heaven above.

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1 ANOTHER fleeting day is gone;
Slow o'er the west the shadows rise;
Swift the soft stealing hours have flown,
And night's dark mantle veils the skies.

2 Another fleeting day is gone,
Swift from the records of the year;
And still, with each successive sun,
Life's fading visions disappear.

3 Another fleeting day is gone,
To join the fugitives before;
And we, when life's employ is done,
Shall sleep, in time to wake no more.

4 Another fleeting day is gone:
But soon a fairer day shall rise,
A day whose never-setting sun
Shall pour its light o'er cloudless skies.

5 Another fleeting day is gone ;
In solemn silence rest, my soul;
Bow down before his awful throne,
Who bids the morn and evening roll.

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1 AWAKE, each soul! and with the sun
The daily stage of duty run;
Shake off dull sloth, and joyful rise
To pay the morning sacrifice.

2 By influence of the light divine
Let our own light to others shine;
Reflect all heaven's propitious rays,
In ardent love and cheerful praise.

3 Lord! we our vows to thee renew,
Scatter our sins as morning dew!
Guard our first springs of thought and will,
And with thyself our spirits fill.

4 Direct, control, suggest, this day,
All we design, or do, or say;

That all our powers, with all their might,
In thy sole glory may unite.

5 All praise to thee, who safe hast kept,
And hast refresh'd us while we slept :
Grant, Lord! when we from death awake,
We may of endless life partake.

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The Word made Flesh. John i. 14. 1 John i. 2.

1 MORTALS awake, with angels join,
And chant the solemn lay;

Joy, love and gratitude combine
To hail th' auspicious day.

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