INVOCATIUN AND PRAISE.
34 WAED. L. M.
SCOTCH. ARR. BY LOWELL MASON, 1830.
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3-4 Song of Gratitude and Praise. L. M.
I God of my life, through all my days
I'll tune the grateful notes of praise;
The song shall wake with opening light,
And warble to the silent night.
2 When anxious care would break my rest,
And grief would tear my throbbing breast,
The notes of praise ascending high,
Shall check the murmur and the sigh.
3 When death o'er nature shall prevail,
And all the powers of language fail,
Joy through my swimming eyes shall break,
And mean the thanks I cannot speak.
4 But, O, when that last conflict's o'er,
And I am chained to earth no more,
With what glad accents shall I rise,
To join the music of the skies!
5 Then shall I learn th' exalted strains
That echo through the heavenly plains,
And emulate with joy unknown,
The glowing seraphs 'round thy throne.
35 Praise and Holy Fear. L. M.
1 Come, let our voices join to raise
A sacred song of solemn praise:
God is a sovereign King: rehearse
His honor in exalted verse.
2 Come, let our souls address the Lord,
Who framed our natures by his word;
He is our Shepherd: we, the sheep
His mercy chose, his pastures keep.
Come, let us turn with holy fear,
To him who now invites us near;
Accept the offered grace to-day,
Nor lose the blessing by delay.
Come, seize the promise while it waits,
And march to Zion's heavenly gates;
Believe, and take the promised rest;
Obey, and be forever blest.
For Zion's Peace.
O thou, our Saviour, Brother, Friend,
Behold a cloud of incense rise;
The prayers of saints to heaven ascend,
Grateful, accepted sacrifice.
Regard our prayers for Zion's peace;
Shed in our hearts thy love abroad;
Thy gifts abundantly increase;
Enlarge, and fill us all with God.
Before thy sheep, great Shepherd, go,
And guide into thy perfect will;
Cause us thy hallowed name to know;
The work of faith in us fulfill.
Help us to make our calling sure;
O let us all be saints indeed,
And pure, as thou thyself art pure,
Conformed in all things to our Head.
Take the dear purchase of thy blood:
Thy blood shall wash us white as snow;.
Present us sanctified to God,
And perfected in love below.