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PSALMS AND HYMNS.
INTRODUCTION AND CLOSE OF WORSHIP.
1. L. M. Watts.
Praise to our Creator. Ps. 100. 1 BEFORE Jehovah's awful throne,
Ye nations bow with sacred joy;
He can create and he destroy.
Made us of clay, and formed us men;
He brought us to his fold again. 3 We are his people, we his care,
Our souls and all our mortal frame:
Almighty Maker, to thy name? 4 We'll crowd thy gates with thankful songs;
High as the heavens our voices raise;
Shall fill thy courts with sounding praise. 5 Wide as the world is thy command,
Vast as eternity thy love,
2. S. M. WATTS.
Call to Worship. Ps. 95. 1 COME, sound his praise abroad,
And hymns of glory sing; Jehovah is the sovereign God,
The universal King. 2 He formed the deeps unknown; He
gave the seas their bound; The watery worlds are all his own,
And all the solid ground.
Come, bow before the Lord :
He formed us by his word. 4 To-day attend his voice,
Nor dare provoke his rod;
And own your gracious God.
3. S. M. E. TAYLOR.
Invitation to the House of God. 1 COME to the house of prayer,
O thou afflicted, come; The God of peace shall meet thee there,
He makes that house his home. 2 Come to the house of praise,
Ye who are happy now;
In kindred homage bow.
3 Ye aged, hither come,
For ye have felt his love; Soon shall your trembling tongues be dumb,
Your lips forget to move.
Come, bow; your voices raise;
Who gives the power to praise. 5 Thou, whose benignant eye
In mercy looks on all;
And hear'st the mourner's call; 6 Up to thy dwelling-place
Bear our frail spirits on,
And heaven on earth be won.
L. M. TATE & BRADY.
Public Worship. Ps. 65.
In Zion waits, thy chosen seat;
And all our zealous vows complete. 2 0 thou, who to my humble prayer
Didst always bend thy listening ear,
And at thy gracious throne appear.
To stop thy flowing mercy try;
4 Blest is the man, who, near thee placed,
Within thy sacred dwelling lives;
5. 8 & 7s. M. J. TAYLOR.
Surrounding the Mercy Seat.
Sordid hopes and fond desires,
Every heart to heaven aspires.
Light celestial cheers our eyes;
Peace and pardon from the skies. 2 Who may share this great salvation ?
Every pure and humble mind;
From the dross of guilt refined :
God withholds his care from none;
From the fountain of his throne.
3 Every stain of guilt abhorring,
Firm and bold in virtue's cause, Still thy providence adoring,
Faithful subjects to thy laws, Lord! with favor still attend us, Bless
us with thy wondrous love; Thou, our sun and shield, defend us;
All our hope is from above.
6. H. M. DODDRIDGR.
Gentiles brought into the Temple. 1 GREAT Father of mankind,
We bless that wondrous grace,
How kind the care
2 Though once estranged far,
We now approach the Throne;
Strangers no more,
3 To thee ourselves we join,
And love thy sacred name;
4 Here in thy house we feast
On dainties all divine;