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To meet th' assemblies of thy saints.
448. Longing for the House of God.
2 My flesh would rest in thine abode; 5
My panting heart cries out for God:
from all my joys and thee?; 3 Blest are the saints who sit op high, &
Around thy throne of majesty:
And all their work is praise and love. 4 [Blest are the souls that find a place o
Within the temples of thy grace;
And seek thy face, and learn thy praise.] 5 Blest are the men whose hearts are set:
To find the way to Zion's gate; o
They lean upon their helper Gop. 6 Cheerful they walk in growing strength a
Till all shalt meet in heav'n at length;
448. 2. The Pleasantness of Praising
God. C.M. ye the LORD: for it is good to sing praises unto our God; for it is pleasant ; and praise ís comely. PSALM cxlvii. 1.
COME, ye that love the Saviour's ! And joy to make it known; [name, The Sov'reign of your hearts proclaim,
And bow before his throne. 2 Behold your King, your SAVIOUR
With glories all divine; (crown'd And tell the wond'ring nations round
How bright those glories shine.
In him unite their rays;
* Can you forbear his praise ?]
The glories of our King, We long to love as angels do, 1.And wish like them to sing. 5. And shall we long and wish in vain?
LORD, teach our songs to rise !
And bid it reach the skies. 60 liappy period ! glorious day!
Wiien heav'n and earth shall raise, With all their pow'rs the raptur'd lay,
To celebrate thy praise !
449. The Presence of God implored.
strinya ?with Mig lliw s'W O God, thou art my God; early will I seek theer my soul thirsteth for thee, my flesh longeth for thee,&c. to see thy power and thy glory.-PSALM lxü. 1, 2. O LORD, our languid souls inspire,
Thy presence now, display, it lol As thou hast giv'n a place for prayer, So give us hearts to pray.
#f74191 2 Show us some token of thy lover
Our fainting hope to raise;
That we may render praise. 11 € 3 Within these walls let holy peace,
And love, and concord dwell, 18 Here give the troubled consciende ease, The wounded spirit heal.
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In faith present our prayers in
Unburden all our cares. 5 And may the Gospel's joyful sound,
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To come and fill the place.
450. The Presence of the Lord implored.
We will go into his tabernacles; we will worship at his enfootstool.. Arise, O LORD, into thy rest; thou, and
the ark of thy strength.-PsALM cxxxii. 7, 8.
ARISE, O King of grace, arise,
And enter to thy rest,
Now be it own'd and blest.
Thy Spirit and thy word;
Could no such grace afford. 3 Here, mighty God, accept our vows,
Here let thy praise be spread;
Let God's anointed shine;
With love and pow'r divine.
1. And, as his kingdom grows,
And shame confound his foes.
451. The Privilege of Public Worship.
C. M. Blessed are they that dwell in thy house: they will be
still praising thee.-Psalm lxxxiv. 4.
O HAPPY they who know the Lord,
With whom he deigns to dwell!
His arm supports them well.
His throne of grace is near ;
He stands engag’d to hear. 3 [He help'd bis saints in ancient days,
Who trusted in his name;
His love is still the same. 4 Wand'ring in sin, our souls be found,
And bid us seek bis face;
And taste the gospel-grace.]
Before our wond'ring eyes;
Or aught beneath the skies. 6 His presence sweetens all our cares,
And makes our burdens light;
And gilds the gloom of night.