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What canst thou find beneath the poles,
To tempt thy chariot downward thus? Still might he fill his starry throne,
And please his ears with Gabriel's songs ; But heavenly majesty comes down
And bows to hearken to our tongues.
For love so infinite as thine!
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GOD in his earthly ternple lays
When God makes up his last account
Chard. THE God of Jacob chose the hill
Of Zion for his ancient rest; And Zion is his dwelling still,
His church is with his presence blest. Here will I fix my gracious throne,
And reign for ever saith the Lord ; Here shall my power and love be krown,
And blessings shall attend my word. Here will I meet the hungry poor,
And fill their souls with living bread; Sinners that wait before my door,
With sweet provisions shall be fed. Jesus shall see a num'rous seed
Born here t' uphold his glorious name, His crown shall flourish on his head,
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Eythorn. THE Lord, descending from above,
Invites his children near, While power, and truth, and boundless love
Display their glories here.
Here in thy gospel's wond'rous frame,
Fresh wisdom we pursue ;
Beyond whate'er they knew,
Thy wonders here we trace;
And shines in Jesus' face.
To our incarnate God;
Its honours in his blood.
Our warmer thoughts employs,
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Salen. THE Lord of glory is my light,
And my salvation too;
What all my foes can do.
O grant me an abode
The temples of my God!
And see thy beauty still,
Shall bear thy messages of love,
And there perform thy will.
There may his children hide :
He makes my soul abide.
foes around, And songs of joy and victory
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Refuge. COME, let our voices join to raise A sacred song of solemn praise : God is a sov'reign King ; rehearse His honours in exalted verse. Come, let our soals address the Lord, Who fram'd our natures with a word ; He is the Shepherd ; we the sheep, His mercy chose, his pastures keep: Come, let us hear his voice to-day, The counsels of his love obey; Nor let our harden'd hearts renew The sins and plagues that Israel knew. Look back, my soul, with holy dread, And view those ancient rebels dead, Attend the offer'd grace to-day. Nor lose the blessing by delay.
Seize the kind promise while it-waits,
COMÉ; let us ascend,
My companion and friend, To taste of a bariquet above :
If through mercy divine,
For our Jesus we pine,
When in Christ we confide,
We are bold to outride
With rapture we soar
To you heavenly shore,
By faith we are come
To our permanent bome;
By love we still rise,
And look down on the skies, For the heaven of heavens is love.
Who on earth can conceive
How sweetly we live,
What'a concert of praise,
When our Jesus's grace, The whole happy company sing !