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2 All our hopes on thee reclining,

Peace companion of our way,
May our sun, in smiles declining,

Rise in everlasting day.

C. M.

745. EXETER COL.

For a Blessing on the Word.
Thy gracious aid, great God, impart,

To give thy word success;
Write all its precepts on the heart,

And deep its truths impress.
2 O, speed our progress in the way

That leads to joys on high,
Where knowledge grows without decay,

And love shall never die!

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1 O ALL ye nations, praise the Lord,

Each with a different tongue;
In every language learn his word,

And let his name be sung.
. His mercy reigns through every land,

Proclaim his praise abroad :
For ever firm his truth shall stand;
Praise ye the faithful God.
108. M. 747.

ANONYMOUS.

For the Peace of the Church.

1 RESTORE, O Father! to our times restore

The peace which filled thine infant Church of yore, Ere lust of power had sown the seeds of strife, And quenched the new-born charities of life.

2 O never more may differing judgments part

From kindly sympathy a brother's heart;
But, linked in one, believing thousands kneel,

And share with each the sacred joy they feel.
3 From soul to soul, quick as the sunbeam's ray,

Let concord spread one universal day;
And faith by love lead all mankind to thee,
Parent of peace, and fount of harmony!

8 & 78. M.

748.

BICKERSTETH. .

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Closing Hymn.
i Israel's Shepherd, guide us, feed us,

Through our pilgrimage below,
And beside the waters lead us,

Where thy flock rejoicing go.
. Lord, thy guardian presence ever,

Meekly kneeling, we implore;
We have found thee, and would never,

Never wander from thee more.

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1 Part in peace! is day before us?

Praise his name for life and light;
Are the shadows lengthening o'er us?

Bless his care who guards the night.
2 Part in peace! with deep thanksgiving,

Rendering, as we homeward tread,
Gracious service to the living,

Tranquil memory to the dead.

3 Part in peace! such are the praises

God, our Maker, loveth best; Such the worship that upraises

Human hearts to heavenly rest.

C. P. M.

750.

WESLEY's Col.

True Wisdom,

i Be it my only wisdom here,
To serve the Lord with filial fear,

With loving gratitude;
Superior sense may I display,
By shunning every evil way,

And walking in the good.

2 O may I still from sin depart!
A wise and understanding heart,

Father, to me be given!
And let me through thy Spirit know
To glorify my God below,

And find my way to heaven.

S. M.

751.

EPISCOPAL COL.

1

Ark of Safety.
O CEASE, my wandering soul,

On restless wing to roam ;
All this wide world, to either pole,

Has not for thee a home.

2

Behold the ark of God;

Behold the open door;
O haste to gain that dear abode,

And rove, my soul, no more.

3 There, safe thou shalt abide,

There, sweet shall be thy rest,
And every longing satisfied,

With full salvation blest.

L. M. 752. Watts.

Devout Aspiration. i How blest are they, O gracious Lord,

Who fear thy name, and keep thy word; Thy wisdorn guides, thy power defends

Their life, till life its journey ends. 2 O that my soul, with awful sense

Of thy transcendent excellence,
May close the day, the day begin,

Watchful against each darling sin. 3 Never, O never froń my heart

May this great principle depart,
But act, with unabating power,
Within me to my latest hour!

7 & 6s. M.

753.

ANONYMOUS.

Praise for Salvation.

To Thee be praise for ever,

Thou glorious King of kings!
Thy wondrous love and favor

Ěach ransomed spirit sings. 2 We'll celebrate thy glory,

With all thy saints above,
And shout the joyful story

Of thy redeeming love.

78. M. 754. ANONYMOUS.

A Blessing implored.
1 Thanks for mercies past receive;

Pardon of our sins renew;
Teach us, henceforth, how to live

With eternity in view.
2 Bless thy word to young and old;

Grant us, Lord, thy peace and love;
And, when life's short tale is told,
Take us to thy house above.

C. H. M.

755.

CONDER.

Peace with God.

To all thy faithful people, Lord,

Pardon and peace impart; And be thy Spirit shed abroad,

Thy love in every heart; That they, from conscious guilt made clean, May serve thee with a mind serene.

8 & 78. M.

756.

ANONYMOUS.

Go in Peace,

i Go in peace!

serene dismission To the loving heart made known, When it pours, in deep contrition,

Prayer before the eternal throne. , Go in peace, thy sins forgiven!

Christ hath healed thee, set thee free: Every spirit-fetter riven,

Go in peace and liberty!

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