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5 So, gracious Saviour, on my breast
561. Christ ascending and reigning. C.M.
God is gone up with a shout, the Lord with the sound of a trumpet. Sing praises to God, sing praises; sing praises unto our King, sing praises. For God is theKing of all the earth: sing ye praises with understand-ing. God reigneth over the heathen.-PSA. xlvii. 5, 8.
Oh for a shout of sacred joy
To God the sov❜reign King!
2 Jesus, our God, ascends on high!
3 While angels shout and praise their King,
Let mortals learn their strains:
Let all the earth his honour sing;
4 Rehearse his praise with awe profound;
5 In Israel stood his ancient throne; He lov'd that chosen raee;
But now he calls the world his own,
562. Desiring Holiness. C.M.
PSA. cxix. 29, 36, 133, 176, 35.
O that the Lord would guide my ways To keep his statutes still;
O that my God would grant me grace To know and do his will!
2 O send thy Spirit down to write
3 From vanity turn off my eyes;
4 Order my footsteps by thy word,
Yet, since I've not forgot thy way,
6 Make me to walk in thy commands; 'Tis a delightful road:
Nor let my head, or heart, or hands,
563. The Spiritual fellowship of the people of God. S.M.
Truly our fellowship is with the Father and with his Son Jesus Christ.-1 JOH. i. 3.
OUR heav'nly Father calls,
2 God pities all our griefs; He pardons every day; Almighty to protect our souls,
And wise to guide our way. 3 How large his bounties are!
What various stores of good,
4 Jesus, our living head,
We bless thy faithful care;
5 Here fix, my roving heart!
564. The High Way to Zion. C.M.
And an highway shall be there, and a way, and it shall be called the way of holiness; the unclean shall not pass over it-the way-faring men, though fools, shall not err therein. No lion shall be there, nor any ravenous beast go up thereon, it shall not be found there; but the redeemed shall walk there: And the ransomed of the Lord shall return, and come to Zion with songs, and everlasting joy upon their heads: they shall obtain joy and gladness, and sorrow and sighing shall flee away.ISAI. XXXV. 8, 10.
SING, ye redeemed of the Lord,
2 See the fair way his hand hath rais'd, How holy and how plain!
Nor shall the simplest trav'llers err, Nor ask the track in vain. 3 No rav'ning lion shall destroy, Nor lurking serpent wound; Pleasure and safety, peace and praise, Through all the path are found. 4 A hand divine shall lead you on Through all the blissful road; Till to the sacred mount you rise, And see your Saviour God.
5 There garlands of immortal joy Shall bloom on every head; While sorrow, sighing, and distress, Like shadows all are fled.
6 March on in your Redeemer's strength,
565. Praise for recovery from sickness.
The Lord hath chastened me sore; but he hath not given me over unto death.......Open to me the gates of righteousness: I will go into them, and will praise the Lord. PSA. cxviii. 18, 19.
SOVEREIGN of life, I own thy hand
2 To thee, in my distress, I cried,
3 Unfold, ye gates of righteousness,
I may record my solemn vows,
4 Praise to the Lord, whose gentle hand
5 My God, in thine appointed hour,
6 There, while the nations of the bless'd With raptures bow around,
My anthems to deliv'ring grace