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From thy gracious presence flows,
A NOTHER six days' work is done,
Another sabbath is begun; Return, my soul, enjoy thy rest, Improve the day thy God has bless'd. Come, bless the Lord, whose love assigns So sweet a rest to wearied minds; Provides an antepast of heaven, And gives this day the food of seven. O that our thoughts and thanks may rise As grateful incense to the skies; And draw from heav'n that sweet repose Which none, but he that feels it, knows.
In holy duties let the day,
104. Exhortation to Prayer.
In coming to a mercy seat !
: 105. Reedeeming Lore.
BATH ABBEY. NOW begin the heay’nly theme,
Sing aloud in Jesu's name ; Ye who Jesu's kindness prove, Triumph in Redeeming Love! [Ye who see the Father's grace, Beaming in the Saviour's face; As to Caoaan on ye move, Praise and bless Redeeming Love!] Hither then your music bring, Strike aloud each joyful string ! Mortals, join the hosts above, Join to praise Redeeming Love! Welcome all by sin opprest, Welcome to your Saviour's breast : Nothing brought him from above, Nothing but Redeeming Love! He subdu'd th’ infernal pow’rs, His tremendous foes and ours, From their cursed empire drove; Mighty in Redeeming Lore! Hither then your music bring, Strike aloud each joyful string! Mortals, join the hosts above, Join to praise Redeeming Lore!
Invitation. KNARESBOROUGH. YE wretched, hungry, starving poor,
Behold a royal feast!
For ev'ry welcome guest.
He calls, he bids you come:
is room. Room in the Saviour's bleeding heart,
There love and pity meet;
That trembles at his feet.
Invites each soul to come:
And kindly welcom'd home.
Are welcome still to come :
Approach, there yet is room. 107.
Protecting Love. UXBRIDGE. FROM evil secure and its dread,
I rest, if my Saviour is nigh; And
songs his kind presence indeed Shall in the night-season supply:
He smiles, and my comforts abound;
grace as the dew shall descend; And walls of salvation surround
The soul he delights to defend.
Kind author and ground of my hope,
Thee, thee, for my God I avow; My glad Ebenezer set up,
And own thou hast help'd me till now: I muse on the years that are past,
Wherein my defence thou hast prov'd; Nor wilt thou relinquish, at last,
A sinner so signally lov’d.
• Protecting Love. LAMBETH. INSPIRER and hearer of pray'r;
Thou feeder and guardian of thine, My all to thy covenant care,
I, sleeping and waking, resign: If thou art my shield and my sun,
The night is no darkness to me; And fast as my moments roll on,
They bring me but nearer to thee.
Thy minist'ring spirits descend,
Io watch while thy saints are asleep;