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“I will run the way…” Ps. 119. 32

B. Beddome              C.M.

1
How great, how solemn is the work
Which we attend today!
Now for a holy, solemn frame,
O God, to thee we pray.

2
[O may we feel as once we felt,
When pained and grieved at heart,
Thy kind, forgiving, melting look
Relieved our every smart.

3
Let graces, then in exercise,
Be exercised again;
And, nurtured by celestial power,
In exercise remain.]

4
Awake our love, our fear, our hope;
Wake, fortitude and joy;
Vain world, begone; let things above
Our happy thoughts employ.

5
Whilst thee, our Saviour and our God,
To all around we own,
Drive each rebellious, rival lust,
Each traitor from thy throne.

6
Instruct our minds; our wills subdue;
To heaven our passions raise;
That hence our lives, our all may be
Devoted to thy praise.