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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;
Shall grieve our hearts no more. 4 Washed in thy blood, the tribes of earth,
With all the blest above,
One family of love. 5 Fruit of thy toil, thou bleeding Lamb!
These joys we owe to thee,
And shall for ever be.
PUBLIC THANKSGIVINGS.. 542
PRAISE to God, immortal praise, -
Source whence all our blessings flow. 2 All the blessings of the fields,
All the stores the garden yields,
Grateful vows and solemn praise. 3 Clouds that drop their fattening dews,
Suns that genial warmth diffuse,
** Lord, for these our souls shall raise
Grateful vows and solemn praise. 4 Peace, prosperity, and health,
Private bliss, and public wealth,
Pure religion's holier beams:
Grateful vows and solemn praise. 543 L. M. 6 lines.
TROM stern oppression's haughty land
Thou God of battles mad'st them brave;
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.
Now gladly chant the joyful song,
Which time shall gladly bear along,
For God, for home, for liberty. 544 C, M.
0 LORD, our fathers oft have told,
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;
Who thy great name adored. ald 4 As thee their God our fathers owned,
So thou art still our King;
To us deliverance bring. wO 5 To thee the glory we ascribe, w movs
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Praises to heaven's Almighty King. 2 Blessings from his liberal hand,
Pour around this happy land; .
Hail the bright, triumphant day... 3 Now to thee our joys ascend,
Thou hast been our heavenly Friend!
4 Here, beneath a virtuous sway,
May we.cheerfully obey;
Ever own and worship God.
Praises to the King of kings;
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Hear us from thy bright abode,
Own their great and gracious God. 2 Now with joy we come before thee,
Seek thy face, thy mercies sing;
Guard thy Church, thou heavenly King. 3 Health and every needful blessing
Are thy bounteous gifts alone;
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'.
Accept our humble praise. ', ..
2 Unnumbered benefits from thee,
Are showered upon our land;
The bounties of thy hand. 3 Here thou wert once our fathers' guide;
Thou gav'st them here a place,
O’er all their favoured race.
Is shed on all our hills;
Celestial grace distils. 5 Still teach us, Lord, thy name to fear,
And still our guardian be;
For ever worship thee. 548
. The land we love the most.
With peace our borders bless,
Our fields with plenteousness. 3 Unite us in the sacred love
Of knowledge, truth, and thee; !
The songs of liberty.
. Our country we commend;