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5 He hath, with a piteous eye,

Look'd upon our misery :
For his mercies shall endure,

Ever faithful, ever sure.
6 Let us then, with gladsome mind,

Praise the Lord, for he is kind :
For his mercies shall endure,
Ever faithful, ever sure.

C.M.-"Let all the people praise thee." Ps. Ixvii.
1 BE merciful to us, O God!

Upon thy people shine ;
And spread thy saving truth abroad,

Till all that live are thine.
2 Give light and comfort to thine own,

And let that light extend,
Till thy prevailing name is known,

To earth's remotest end.
3 Let all the nation's praise thee, Lord;

Let all their homage bring :
From sea to sea be thou ador'd,

Redeemer, Judge, and King.
4 Let all the people praise thee, Lord ;

Then earth her fruits shall give:
Thy blessing shall on all be pour'd;
Ånd all to thee shall live.


8.7.- Universal praise. Ps. cxlviii. 1 PRAISE the Lord ! ye heavens, adore him;

Praise him, angels, in the height; Sun and moon rejoice before him;

Praise him, all ye stars of light. 2 Praise the Lord ! for he hath spoken;

Worlds his mighty voice obey'd; Laws which never shall be broken

For their guidance he hath made.

3 Praise the Lord; for he his glorious;

Never shall his promise fail;
God hath made his saints victorious,

Sin and death shall not prevail. 4 Praise the God of our salvation,

Hosts on high his power proclaim; Heaven and earth, and all creation, Laud and magnify his name!

L. M.-“ We praise thee, O God."
1 THEE we adore, Eternal Lord!

We praise thy name with one accord;
Thy saints, who here thy goodness see,

Through all the world do worship thee. 2 To Thee aloud all angels cry,

And ceaseless raise their songs on high;
Cherub and seraph, height o'er height,

The heavens, and all the powers of light: 3 The apostles join the glorious throng;

The prophets swell the’ immortal song ;
The martyrs' noble army raise

Eternal anthems to thy praise. 4 Thee, Holy, Holy, Holy King;

Thee, the Lord God of Hosts, they sing;
Through earth below, and heaven above,
Resound thy glory and thy love.


L. M.-God the deliverer of his people. Ps. cxxvi. 1 WHEN God from sin's captivity

Sets his afflicted people free,
Lost in amaze, their mercies seem

The transient raptures of a dream.
2 But soon their ransom'd souls rejoice,

And mirth and music swell their voice,
Till foes confess, nor dare condemn,
“ The Lord hath done great things for them.”

3 They catch the strain and answer thus,

The Lord hath done great things for us, Whence gladness fills our hearts and songs,

Sweet and spontaneous, wake our tongues. 4 Turn our captivity, O Lord,

As southern rivers, at thy word,
Bound from their channels, and restore

Plenty, where all was waste before. 5 Who sow in tears, shall reap in joy;

Nought shall the precious seed destroy,
Nor long the weeping exiles roam,
But bring their sheaves rejoicing home.

434. 148th M.- The completing of the spiritual temple. Zech. iv. 7. 1 SING to the Lord above,

Who deigns on earth to raise
A temple to his love,
A monument of praise.
Ye saints around,

Through all its frame,
The builder's name

Harmonious sound. 2 Beneath his eye and care

The edifice shall rise
Majestic, strong, and fair,
And shine above the skies.
There shall he place

The polish'd stone,
Ordain'd to crown
This work of grace.


75.-Creation and redemption.
1 LORD, when we creation scan,

What thy power has done for man,
All our conscious hearts agree,
How much men must owe to thee.

2 Every note that cheers the vale,

Every sweet that scents the gale,
Every blooming flower we see,

Tells what joy we owe to thee. 3 Every breath that heaves the breast,

Every sound by voice exprest,
Every thought the mind sets free,

Tells that life we owe to thee.
4 But when we redemption view,

Gaze on all thy love could do;
Lord! our grateful hearts agree,

How much more we owe to thee. 5 When we think what we had been,

Sunk in sorrow, lost in sin;
Sav'd from sin, from sorrow free,

More than joy we owe to thee. 6 When we hear our master say,

“Death is vanquished, come away, Heaven is yours,” we all must see, More than life we owe to thee.


C. M.-Praise to the Redeemer. 1 LET us, the sheep, by Jesus nam’d,

Our Shepherd's mercy bless;
Let us whom Jesus hath redeem'd,

Shew forth our thankfulness. 2 Not unto us, but thee alone,

Be praise and glory given;
Here shall thy praises be begun,

But carried on in heaven. 3 The hosts of spirits now with thee,

Eternal anthems sing;
To imitate them here, lo! we

Our hallelujahs bring.

4 Had we our tongues, like them inspir’d,

Like them our songs should rise;
Like theirs, we never should be tir’d,

But love the sacrifice.
5 Till we this veil of flesh lay down,

Accept our weaker lays;
And when, O Lord! we reach thy throne,
We'll join in nobler praise.


6. 4.- Worthy the Lamb. 1 GLORY to God on high! Let heaven and earth reply,

« Praise ye his name !'
Angels his love adore,
Who all our sorrows bore;
And saints, cry evermore,

“Worthy the Lamb."
2 Ye who surround the throne
Cheerfully join in one,

Praising his name:
Ye who have felt his blood
Sealing your peace with God,
Sound through the earth abroad,

Worthy the Lamb.”
3 Soon must we change our place,
Yet will we never cease

Praising his name:
Still will we tribute bring,
Hail him our gracious King;
And through all ages sing
“Worthy the Lamb.”

471. C.M.- The heavenly Canaan. Deut. iii. 27. xxxiv. 1-4. 1 ON Jordan's stormy banks I stand,

And cast a wishful eye
To Canaan's fair and happy land,

Where my possessions lie.

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