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716.

Invitation to Christ. (P.M.)
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SW
WEET as the shepherd's tuneful reed,

From Sion's mount I heard the sound; Gay sprang the flow'rets of the mead,

And gladden'd nature smil'd around. The voice of peace salutes mine ear ;

Christ's lovely voice perfumes the air. 2 Peace, troubled soul, whose plaintive moan

Hath taaght these rocks the note of woe;
Cease thy complaint, suppress thy groan,

And let thy tears forget to flow.
Behold, the precious balm is found,

Which lulls thy pain, which heals thy wound. 3 Come, freely come, by sin opprest,

Unburthen here the weighty load ;
Here find thy refuge, and thy rest,

Safe on the bosom of thy God.
Thy God's thy Saviour, glorious word !

That sheaths th' avenger's glittring sword. 4 As spring the winter, day the night,

Peace sorrow's gloom shall chase away; And smiling joy, a seraph bright,

Shall 'tend thy steps, and near thee stay, Whilst glory weaves th' immortal crown, And waits to claim thee for her own.

DOXOLOGIES AND DISMISSIONS.

717.

(L. M.)
To God

the Father, God the Son,
And God the Spirit, three in one,
Be honour, praise, and glory giv'n,
By all on earth, and all in heav'n.

718. (S. M.)
YE angels round the throne,

And saints that dwell below, Worship the Father, love the Son, And bless the Spirit too.

719. (L. M.) DISMISS us with thy blessing, Lord ;

Make us to feed upon thy word:
Our faith confirm, our sins forgive,
And let thy truth within us live.
Though we are guilty, thou art good;
Wash all our works in Jesu's blood:
Give ev'ry fetter'd soul release,
And bid us all depart in

peace, 720. (C.M.) FATHER, before

we hence depart,
Send thy good Spirit down :
Let him reside in ev'ry heart,
And bless the seed that's sowu.

3 Thou fountain of eternal love,

Who gav’st thy Son to die,
Let thy sweet unction, from above,
Enlighten and apply.

721. (P.M.)
1
ORD, dismiss us with thy blessivg,

; Let us each, thy love possessing, Triumph in redeeming grace.

O refresh us,
Trav'ling through this wilderness.
2 Thanks we give, and adoration,

For thy gospel's joyful sound,
May the fruits of thy salvation
In our hearts and lives abound.

Ever faithful,
To the truth may we be found.
3 So, whene'er the signal's given,
Us from earth to call

away,
Borne on angel's wings to heaven,
Glad the summons to obey,

May we ever,
Reign with Christ in endless day!

722. (S. M.)
i ONCE more, before we part,

We'll bless the Saviour's name;
Record his mercies ev'ry heart,

Sing ev'ry tongue the same. 2

Hoard up his sacred word,

And feed thereon and grow;
Go on to seek to know the Lord,

And practise what you know,

723. (P. M.) 1 MAY

AY the grace of Christ our Saviour,

And the Father's boundless love,
With the Holy Spirit's favour,

Rest upon us from above.
2 Thus may we abide in union

With each other, and the Lord ;
And possess, in sweet communion,
Joys which earth cannot afford.

724. (C. M.)
TO Father, Son, and Holy Ghost,
Be glory as it was, is now,
And shall be ever more.

725. (P. M.)
GLO
LORY, honour, praise, and power,

Be unto the Lamb for ever ;
Jesus Christ is our Redeemer,
Hallelujah, Amen.

726. (L. M.) YHRISTIANS! brethren ! ere we part,

Join every voice, and every heart; One solemn hymn to God we raise,

One final song of grateful praise.
2 Christians, we here may meet no more,

But there is yet a happier shore;
And there, releas'd from toil and pain,
Brethren, we shall meet again.

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3 Now to God the Three in One,

Be eternal glory done;
Raise, ye saints, the sound again,
Ye nations, join the loud Amen.

727. (C.M.)
GH
LORY to the Almighty Lord,

Who gave to all things breath ; Glory unto the gracious word,

Who sav'd us by his death ;
Glory unto the Spirit be,

By whom all things do move :
All glory to the Trinity,
One glorious God above.

728. (P.M.)
To Godthe Father, King supreme,

And Cbrist, who did his Church redeem, And to the Holy Ghost, In essence One, in persons Three, Immortal praise and glory be, By all the heav'nly host.

729. (P. M.) IVE glory to God, ye children of men,

And publish abroad, again and again; The Son's glorious merit, the Father's free grad The gifts of the Spirit, to Adam's lost race.

730. (P. M.) YE E sons of men, your voices raise,

And sing th' eternal Father's praise, And glorify the Son. Give glory to the Holy Ghost, And join with all th' angelic host,

To bless the great Three-One.

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