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Let the wide earth resound the deeds Ce - les - tial grace hath done.
And bade him raise our sin - ful race, From their a - byss of woes.
Each in his proper station move, And each ful - fil his part, _ -
-With sym-pa - thi - zing heart, In all the cares of life and love.
My tongue repeats her vows, Peace to this sacred house,
Let all beneath the light, In grateful song unite,
For here my friends and brethren dwell; And all, with sweet, divine accord,
And, since my glorious God Makes this his blest abode, My soul shall ever love thee well.
In holy praise and prayer, His wondrous love declare, And magnify our blessed Lord.
2. As our steps are drawing nearer, To our ever - lasting home,
May our view of heav'n grow clearer, Hopes more bright of joys to come;
O my soul, what means this sadness? Though unnumbered foes beset thee, Wherefore art thou thus cast down 7 And the waves of woe increase, Let thy grief be turned to gladness, Never will his grace forget thee,
And thy doubting fears begone: Nor his tender mercies cease;