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vow-o 1. Panting after God. Ps, 63. SHIRLAND. MY. God, permit my tongue This joy to call thee mine;
And let my early cries prevail,
To taste thy love divine.
. My thirsty, fainting soul, Thy mercy shall implore; TNo trav’ller in a desert land, Can pant for waters more.
Within thy churches, Lord,
I long to find my place;
And feel thy quick’ning grace.
For life, without thy love,
Since thou hast been my help,
To thee my spirit flies;
My cheerful hope relies.
The shadow of thy wings,
My soul in safety keeps;
And he supports my steps.
2. Longing after God's House. Ps. 84. SUFFOLK.
MY. soul, how lovely is the place
With his rich gifts the heavenly Dove
While Christ reveals his wondrous love,
To sit one day beneath thine eye,
Exceeds a whole eternity,
Could I command the spacious land,
For one blest hour at thy right hand,
3. God's Worship delightful. On a Communion Occasion. PECKHAM.
WELCOME sweet day of rest, That saw the Lord arise; Welcome to this reviving breast, And these rejoicing eyes!
Welcome, ye saints of God,
To feast on Jesu's love;
Welcome this grace to prove!
The King himself comes near,
One day, amidst the place,
Where my dear Lord is seen, Is sweeter than ten thousand days
Of vanity and sin.
My willing soul would stay
in such a frame as this, And sweetly sing herself away
To everlasting bliss.
4. Hosannah in the Highest. Ps. 118. AMERICA.
THIS is the day the Lord hath made,
To-day Christ rose, and left the dead,
To-day the Saints his triumphs spread,
Hosannah to th’ anointed King,
Hosannah's loud to thee we sing,
Hosannah! let the earth and skies
Rocks, hills, and vales reflect the voice,
Hosannah! in the highest strains,
The highest heav'ns in which he reigns,
5. Opening of Public Worship.