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93.

An exhortation to universal praise. L. M.

1 From all that dwell below the skies

Let the Creator's praise arise ;
Let the Redeemer's name be sung,

Through every land, by every tongue. 2 Eternal are thy mercies, Lord,

And truth eternal is thy word ;
Thy praise shall sound from shore to shore,

Till suns shall rise and set no more. 3 In every land begin the song;

To every land the strains belong;
In cheerful sounds all voices raise,
And let the world be fill'd with praise.

Miscellaneous.

94. The excellency of the Scriptures. c. M. 1 FATHER of Mercies ! in thy word

What endless riches shine! . For ever be thy name ador'd

For knowledge thus divine ! 2 Here the Redeemer's welcome voice

Spreads heavenly peace around; And life and everlasting joys

Attend the blissful sound.

3 O may those heavenly pages be

Our first, our chief delight !
And still new beauties may we see,

And still increase in light.

4 Divine Instructor ! glorious Lord !

Be Thou for ever near:
Teach us to love thy sacred Word,

And view our Saviour there.

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Exhortation to universal praise. Ps. 148.

(4. 8. & 4. 7.)

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 and light:
Praise the Lord ! for He hath spoken,

Worlds His mighty voice obey'd;
Laws, that never shall be broken,

For their guidance He hath made.

2 Praise the Lord ! for He is glorious ;

Never shall His promise fail;
God hath made His saints victorious ;

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

Hosts on high His power proclaim,
Heaven, and earth, and all creation,

Laud and magnify His name.

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1 SALVATION is for ever nigh

To those who fear and trust the Lord : And grace, descending from on high,

Fresh hopes of glory shall afford.

2 Mercy and truth on earth are met,

Since Christ the Lord came down from

heaven: By His obedience, full, complete,

Justice is pleas'd, and peace is given.

3 Now truth and honour shall abound,

Religion dwell on earth again; And heavenly influence bless the ground,

In our Redeemer's gentle reign.

4 Pure righteousness shall spread her wing,

And to this lower earth descend :
Prepare thy way, Eternal King!

And all thy children's steps attend.

97.

Review of life, crowned with mercies. C. M.

1 When all thy mercies, O my God!

My rising soul surveys,
Transported with the view, I'm lost

In wonder, love, and praise.

2 O how shall words, with equal warmth,

The gratitude declare,
That glows within my swelling heart?

But thou canst read it there.

3 Thy providence my life sustain'd,

And all my wants redress'd, When in the silent womb I lay,

And hung upon the breast.

4 Unnumber'd comforts to my soul

Thy tender care bestow'd, Before my infant heart conceiv'd

From whom those comforts flow'd.

5 When, in the slippery paths of youth,

With heedless steps I ran,
Thy arm, unseen, convey'd me sae,

And led me up to man.

6 Ten thousand thousand precious gifts,

My daily thanks employ ;
Nor is the least a cheerful heart,

That tastes those gifts with joy.

7 Through every period of my life

Thy goodness I'll pursue ;
And, after death, in distant worlds,

The glorious theme renew.

98. The Lord the Shepherd of His people. (6.8.)

1 The Lord my pasture shall prepare,

And feed me with a shepherd's care ;
His presence shall my wants supply,
And guard me with a watchful eye :
My noon-day walks He shall attend,

And all my midnight hours defend. 2 When in the sultry glebe I faint,

Or on the thirsty mountains pant,
To fertile vales and dewy meads
My weary wand'ring steps He leads,
Where peaceful rivers, soft and slow,
Amid the verdant landscape flow.

3 Though in a bare and rugged way,

Through devious lonely wilds I stray,
Thy bounty shall my pains beguile;
The barren wilderness shall smile,
With sudden greens and herbage crown'd,
And streams shall murmur all around.

4 Though in the paths of death I tread,

With gloomy horrors overspread,
My steadfast heart shall fear no ill,
For Thou, O Lord, art with me still;
Thy friendly crook shall give me aid,
And guide me through the dreadful shade.

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