The benefit of public ordinances.
Away from every mortal care,
Away from earth our souls retreat;
We leave this worthless world afar,
And wait and worship near thy seat.
Lord, in the temple of thy grace
We see thy feet, and we adore;
We gaze upon thy lovely face,
And learn the wonders of thy power.
While here our various wants we mourn,
United groans ascend on high,
And prayer bears a quick return
Of blessings in variety.