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Say, Live forever, glorious King,
Born to redeem, and strong to save;

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Almighty and immortal King,
Thy peerless splendor none can bear;
But seraphs bow and veil their eyes,
When God unveils his glory there!

Yet faith can pierce the dark profound,
Thy realm of light and life to see,

Then ask the spoiler, where's thy sting? And with its tremblings minglejoy, And,Where's thy victory, boasting grave? In fixed regards, great God, to thee.

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Be thou exalted, O my God,
Above the heav'ns, where angels dwell;
Thy pow'r on earth be known abroad,
And land to land thy wonders tell.
My heart is fixed—my song shall raise
Immortal honors to thy name;
Awake, my tongue, to sound his praise,
His might and wonders to proclaim.
High o'er the earth his mercy reigns,
And reaches to the utmost sky;
His truth to endless years remains,
While lower worlds dissolve and die.
Be thou exalted, O my God,
Above the heav'ns where angels dwell;
Thy pow'r on earth be known abroad,
And land to land thy wonders tell.

O may our faith and hope and love,
Still live and glow in thy pure light;
In life, in death, in worlds unknown,
Our Lord, our Portion, our Delight.

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One star alone of all the train, Can fix the sinner's wand'ring eye.

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But one alone the Saviour speaks, It is the Star of Bethlehem.

HYMN 43.

When marshalled on the nightly plain, Deep horror then my vitals froze,
The glittering host bestud the sky, Death struck, I ceased the tide to stem,
One star alone of all the train, When suddenly a star arose,_
Can fix the o: eye. It was the Star of Bethlehem.
Hark! hark 1 to God the chorus breaks, - - -
From every host, from every gem; It was my Guide, my Light, my All:
But one alone the saviour speaks – so male my dark foreboilings cease;
It is the Star of Bethlehem. And thro' the storm and danger's thrall,

It led me to the port of peace.
Once on the stormy seas I rode; Now, safely moored, my perils o'er,

The storm was loud, the night was dark, I'll sing beneath night's diadem,
The ocean yawned, and rudely blowed Forever and for evermore,
The wind that toss'd my found'ring bark; It is the Star of Bethlehem.

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WESTBROOK. 25 HYMN 44. HYMN 46. When dread misfortune's tempests rise, Thou art the Way—and he who sighs

And roar through all the darkened skies, Amid this starless waste of woe
Where shall the anxious pilgrim gain To find a pathway to the skies,

A shelter from the wind and rain 7 A light from heaven's eternal glow— Within the covert of thy grace, By thee must come, thou Gate of Love, O Lord, there is a hiding-place, Thro' which the saints undoubting trod;

Where, unconcerned, we hear the sound, Till faith discovers, like the dove,
Though storm and tempest rage around. An ark, a resting-place in God.
When, wandering o'er the desert bare Thou art the Truth—whose steady day
Of burning sands and sultry air, Shines on thro' earthly blight and bloom;
We've sought the cheerless region thro', The pure, the everlasting ray,
But found no stream to meet our view,- The lamp that shines e'en in the tomb;

*Tis then, the rivers of thy love, The light that out of darkness springs, Descending from thy throne above, And guideth those that blindly go; Supply our wants, and soothe our pain, The word whose precious radiance flings And raise our fainting souls again. Its lustre upon all below.

When in a weary land we tire, a Thou art the Life—the blessed Well,
And our exhausted powers expire, With living waters gushing o'er,
With toil, and care, and heat oppressed, Which those that drink shall ever dwell
Where shall our languid spirits rest 7 Where sin and thirst are known no more.

O, who could bear the blasting ray, Thou art the mystic pillar given,
And all the burden of the day, Our lamp by night, our light by day;
Did not a Rock in Zion stand, Thou art the sacred bread from heaven;
O'ershading all this weary land 1 Thou art the Life—the Truth—the Way.
HYMN 45. . HYMN 47.
The ransomed spirit to her home, We bless the Lord, whose tender care,
The clime of cloudless beauty, flies; Our lives and all we are, display;
No more on stormy seas to roam, Whose constant love shall still prepare
She hails her haven in the skies. To guide us in the narrow way.

But cheerless are those heavenly fields, We bless the Sun of Righteousness,

That cloudless clime no pleasure yields, Whose glorious rays shall never cease, There is no bliss in bowers above, Whose ways are ways of pleasantness, If thou art absent, Holy Love? Whose sacred paths are paths of peace.

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No melody can Gabriel bring, -
Mute are its arches, when above And love thee as our All in All.

The harps of heaven wake not to Love!

- HYMN 48. Earth, sea and sky one language speak, Dismiss us with thy blessing, Lord; In harmony that soothes the soul; Help us to feed upon thy word;

'Tis heard when scarce the zephyrs wake, All that has been amiss forgive, .
And when on thunders thunders roll: And let thy truth within us live.
That voice is heard, and tumults cease, May we remember thou art good,
It whispers to the bosom peace;— And with thy spirit be imbued;
Speak, thou Inspirer from above, Give every burdened soul release,
And coer our hearts, celestial Love! And bid us all depart in peace. -

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