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That joy, so long estranged from earth,

Can only spring from thee... 3 O happy day! 'tis come at last,

The reign of death is o’er;
And sin, that marred our sweetest joys

Shall grieve our hearts no more. 4 Washed in thy blood, the tribes of earth,

With all the blest above,
Shall dwell in peace, united now,

One family of love. 5 Fruit of thy toil, thou bleeding Lamb!

These joys we owe to thee,
Then take the glory, Lord! 'tis thine!

And shall for ever be.

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PUBLIC THANKSGIVINGS.. 542

PRAISE to God, immortal praise, -
1 For the love that crowns our days;
Bounteous source of every joy,
Let thy praise our tongues employ:
All to thee, O God, we owe,

Source whence all our blessings flow. 2 All the blessings of the fields,

All the stores the garden yields,
Flocks that wbiten all the plain, ..
Yellow sheaves of ripened grain:
Lord, for these our souls shall raise

Grateful vows and solemn praise. 3 Clouds that drop their fattening dews,

Suns that genial warmth diffuse,
All the plenty summer pours,
Autuhan's rich o'erflowing stores:

** Lord, for these our souls shall raise

Grateful vows and solemn praise. 4 Peace, prosperity, and health,

Private bliss, and public wealth,
Knowledge, with its gladdening streams,

Pure religion's holier beams:
• Lord, for these our souls shall raise

Grateful vows and solemn praise. 543 L. M. 6 lines.

TROM stern oppression's haughty land
I Our father's crossed the boisterous

wave;
A patient, firm, and patriot band;

Thou God of battles mad'st them brave;
O make us ever blest and free,

A land of peace and liberty. 2 To thee, their steadfast, suppliant eyes

Were raised,'mid warand dread alarm; O God of battles, from the skies,

Thy mercy sent the conquering arm; Still guard our freedom, rights, and fame,

While we exalt thy holy name.
3 Here we, the children of the free,

Now gladly chant the joyful song,
And own our boundless debt to thee,

Which time shall gladly bear along,
Be this our universal cry,

For God, for home, for liberty. 544 C, M.

0 LORD, our fathers oft have told,
V : In our attentive ears,

Thy wonders in their days performed,

And in more ancient years. 2 'Twas not their courage, or their sword,

To them salvation gave; 'Twas not their number, or their strength,

That did our country save. 3 But thy right hand, thy powerful arm,

Whose succour they implored;
Thy providence protected them,

Who thy great name adored. ald 4 As thee their God our fathers owned,

So thou art still our King;
O, therefore, as thou didst to them, W

To us deliverance bring. wO 5 To thee the glory we ascribe, w movs

From whom salvation came; leo
In God, our shield, we will rejoice, I
. And ever bless thy name. b y
545

7s.
SWELL the anthem, raise the song;
W Praises to our God belong;
Saints and angels join to sing

Praises to heaven's Almighty King. 2 Blessings from his liberal hand,

Pour around this happy land; .
Let our hearts, beneath his sway,

Hail the bright, triumphant day... 3 Now to thee our joys ascend,

Thou hast been our heavenly Friend!
Guarded by thy mighty power,
Peace and freedom bless our shore.

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4 Here, beneath a virtuous sway,

May we.cheerfully obey;
Never feel a tyrant's rod,

Ever own and worship God.
5 Hark! the voice of nature sings

Praises to the King of kings;
Let us join the choral song,
And the heavenly notes prolong.

546 , 88 & 7s.
T ORD of heaven, and earth, and ocean,

Hear us from thy bright abode,
While our hearts, with true devotion,

Own their great and gracious God. 2 Now with joy we come before thee,

Seek thy face, thy mercies sing;
Lord of life, of light, and glory,

Guard thy Church, thou heavenly King. 3 Health and every needful blessing

Are thy bounteous gifts alone;
Comforts undeserved possessing,

Here we bend before thy throne. 4 Thee, with humble adoration,

Lord, we praise for mercies past; Still to this most favoured nation : :

May those mercies ever last. 547 C. M.

COD of our fathers, to thy throne'.
U Our grateful songs we raise;
Thou art our God, and thou alone; }

Accept our humble praise. ', ..

2 Unnumbered benefits from thee,

Are showered upon our land;
Behold! through all our coasts we see,

The bounties of thy hand. 3 Here thou wert once our fathers' guide;

Thou gav'st them here a place,
Where freedom spreads its blessings wide,

O’er all their favoured race.
4 Here, Lord, thy gospel's holy light

Is shed on all our hills;
And, like the rains and dews of night,

Celestial grace distils. 5 Still teach us, Lord, thy name to fear,

And still our guardian be;
0 let our children's children here .

For ever worship thee. 548

C. M.
LORD, while for all mankind we pray
U Of every clime and coast,
O hear us for our native land;

. The land we love the most.
2 O guard our shores from every foe;

With peace our borders bless,
Our cities with prosperity,

Our fields with plenteousness. 3 Unite us in the sacred love

Of knowledge, truth, and thee; !
And let our hills and valleys chant

The songs of liberty.
4 Lord of the nations, thus to thee

. Our country we commend;
Be thou her refuge and her trust,
. Her everlasting friend.

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