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HYMN. 26l

��HYMN.

" We give Thee hearty thanks for the good examples of all those Thy servants, who, having finished their course in faith, do now rest from their labors."

WE praise Thee, God, the Pilgrim s stay, Whose hand supports Thy people still, Since first the sea became a path Beneath the footsteps of Thy will

A silver link from shore to shore,

By true Evangel safely crossed, Held fast by prayer at either end,

Tho shaken sore and tempest-tossed.

We bless Thee for the solemn psalm That stirred the forest arches then,

Whose echoes, ringing down the years, Still blend to-day with our Amen.

We thank Thee for our common sire, God s freeman, by the truth made free,

A lineage more blest by far

Than kingly line could ever be.

��So teach his children s children still To walk as wisely as he trod,

And, thanking Thee for Pilgrim sire, Help us to trust the Pilgrim s God.

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