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8 Thy facred name we thus adore,

And bow before thy throne ;
For kingdom, power and glory, Lord,
Belong to thee alone.

Liverpool Coll.
Hymn LXVII. Common Metre. (*)
The Universal Prayer.

extend To earth's remoteft shore ; Through every age let praise ascend, And every

clime adore. 2 Yet not to earth's contracted span,

Thy goodness let me bound; Or think thee Lord alone of man,

When thousand worlds are round. 3 To thee, whose presence fills all space, The earth, the air, the skies

i One chorus let all beings raise,

All nature's incense rise !
4
Father of all ! whose tender care

Does every want supply ;
To thee I pour the fervent prayer,

And raise the filial eye.
5 What blessings thy free bounty gives

Let me not caft away ;
Who gratefully enjoys and lives,

Does the best homage pay.
6 Save me alike from foolish pride,

Or impious discontent ;
At aught thy wisdom has 'deny'd,

Or aught thy goodness lent.
9 Teach me to feel another's woe,

To hide the faults I see ;
That mercy I to others show,

That mercy fhow to me.

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8 Let not this weak unknowing hand

Presume thy bolts to throw,
And deal destruction round the land,

On each I judge thy foe.
9 If I am right, thy grace impart,

Still in the right to stay ; If I am wrong,

O teach heart
To find that better way.
10 This day, be bread and peace my lot ;

But, all beneath the sun,
Thou know'st if best bestow'd or not ;
Then let thy will be done.

Altered froin Pope. hymn LXVIII. Common Metre. [*or b]

Prudence.
TATHER of light ! conduct my feet

Through life's dark, dangerous road; Let each advancing step still bring

Me nearer to my God.
2 Let heav'n ey'd prudence be my guide,

And when I go astray,
Recal my feet from folly's path,

To wisdom's better way.
3 Teach me in ev'ry various scene

To keep my end in sight;
And whilft I tread life's mazy track,

Let wisdom guide me right.
4 That heavenly wisdom from above

Abundantly impart;
And let it guard, and guide, and warm,

And penetrate my heart.
5 Till it shall lead me to thyself,

Fountain of bliss and love;

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And all my darkness be dispers’d,
In endless light above.

SMART.
Hymn LXIX. Long Metre.

Praise for Rain and fruitful Seafons.
ATHER of light! we sing thy name,

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Wide as he spreads his golden Alame,

His beams thy power and love display. 2 Fountain of good ! from thee proceed

The copious fhowers of genial rain ; Which, o'er the hill and through the mead,

Revive the grass and (well the grain.
Through the wide world thy bounties spread;

Yet thousands of our guilty race,
Though by thy daily goodness fed,
Transgress thy law,

abuse thy grace.
4
Not so, shall our forgetful hearts

O’erlook the tokens of thy care ;
But, what thy liberal hand imparts,

Receive with praise, and ask in prayer.
5
So shall the sun '

more grateful shine,
And showers in welcome drops shall fall
When all our hearts and lives are thine,

And thou, our God, enjoy'd in all. 6 Jesus ! our brighter Sun, arise,

In pleriteous showers, thy Spirit send,
Earth then shall grow to Paradise ;
And in celestial Eden end.

DODORIDGE.
Hymn LXX. Long Metre.

At the Ordination of a Minifier.
ATHER of mercies ! in thy house

We pay our homage and our vows ;

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Whilst with a grateful heart we share

These pledges of our Saviour's care.
2 The Saviour, when to heav'n he rose,

In splendid triumph o'er his foes,
Scatterid his gifts on men below,

And wide his royal bounties flow.
3 Hence sprang th' Apoftle's honour'd name,
Sacred beyond heroic fame ;
Hence dictates the prophetic fage,

And hence the evangelic page. 4

In lower forms to bless our eyes,
Paftors from hence and Teachers rise

;
Who, though with feebler rays they shine,
Still mark a long extended line.
From Christ their varied gifts derive,
And, fed by him, their graces live ;
Whilft guarded by his potent hand,

Amidst the rage of hell they stand. 6 So shall the bright fuccellion run, Through all the courses of the sun

3 Whilft unborn churches, by their care,

Shall rise and flourish large and fair. 7 Jesus, our Lord, their hearts shall know The spring whence all these blessings flow ; Pastors and people shout his praise, Through the long round of endless days.

DODDRIDGE. hymn LXXI. Common Metre. [*]

The Excellency and Sufficiency of the Scriptures.
"ATHER of mercies ! in thy word

What endless glory shines !
Forever be thy name ador'd,

For these celestial lines,

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2 Here may the wretched fons of want

Exhaustless riches find;
Treasures beyond what earth can grant,

And lasting as the mind.
3
Here the fair tree of knowledge grows,

And yields a free repast; Sublimer fruits than nature knows,

Invite the longing taste. 4 Here the Redeemer's welcome voice

Spreads heav'nly peace around; And life and everlasting joys

Attend the blissful found.
5 O may these heavenly pages be

Our study and delight;
And still new beauties may we see,

And still increasing light.
6 Divine instructor, gracious Lord,

Be thou forever near ;
Teach us to love thy facred word,
And view our Saviour there.

Mrs. STELLE Hymn LXXII. Common Metre. [* or b]

Love to our Neighbour.
ATHER of mercies ! send thy grace,

All powerful, from above
To form, in our obedient souls,

The image of thy love. 2 O may our sympathising breasts

That generous pleasure know; Kindly to share another's joy,

And weep for others' woe. 3 Whene'er the helpless fons of want

Ip low distress are laid,

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