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There dwells the Lord our King,

The Lord our Righteousness ;
Triumphant o'er the world and sin,

The Prince of Peace;
On Zion's sacred height

His kingdom still maintains,
And glorious with His saints in light

For ever reigns.
Before the Three in One

They all exulting stand,
And tell the wonders He hath done

Through all their land;
The listening spheres attend,

And swell the growing fame,
And sing, in songs which never end,

The wondrous Name.

THE God who reigns on high,

1 The great archangels sing, And “Holy, holy, holy!” cry,

Almighty King ;
Who was and is the same,

And evermore shall be ;
Jehovah, Father, great I AM,

We worship Thee.

Before the Saviour's face

The ransomed nations bow,
O’erwhelmed at His almighty grace,

For ever new;
He shows His prints of love ;

They kindle to a flame,
And sound through all the world above,

The slaughtered Lamb.

The whole triumphant host

Give thanks to God on high,
“Hail, Father, Son, and Holy Ghost !"

They ever cry.
Hail, Abraham's God and mine ;

I join the heavenly lays ;
All might and majesty are Thine,

And endless praise.

Psalm xxiii.

M HE Lord descended from above

1 And bowed the heavens most high ; And underneath His feet He cast

The darkness of the sky.

On cherub and on cherubim

Full royally He rode,
And on the wings of mighty winds

Came flying all abroad.

O God, my strength and fortitude,

Of force I must love Thee;
Thou art my castle and defence

In my necessity.


136 AU Thy works praise Thee, O Lord. P.M. THE strain upraise, of joy and praise,

To the glory of their King
Shall the ransomed people sing,

Alleluia! Alleluia !
And the choirs that dwell on high
Shall re-echo through the sky,

Alleluia! Alleluia! The planets beaming on their heavenly way, The shining constellations join, and say,

Alleluia! Alleluia !
Ye clouds, that onward sweep,
Ye winds, on pinions light,
Ye thunders, echoing loud and deep,
Ye lightnings, wildly bright,
In sweet consent unite your

Alleluia !
Ye floods and ocean billows,
Ye storms and winter snow,
Ye days of cloudless beauty,

Hoar-frost and summer glow,
Ye groves that wave in spring,
And glorious forests sing

Alleluia !
First let the birds in painted plumage gay,
Exalt their great Creator's praise, and say

Alleluia! Alleluia ! Then let the beasts of earth, with varying strain Join in creation’s hymn, and cry again

Alleluia! Alleluia ! Here let the mountains thunder forth sonorous,

There let the valleys sing in gentle chorus

Alleluia !
Thou jubilant abyss of ocean, cry

Alleluia !
Ye tracts of earth and continent, reply

Alleluia !
To God, who all creation made,
The frequent hymn be duly paid :

* Alleluia! Alleluia ! This is the strain, the eternal strain, The Lord Almighty loves :

Alleluia: This is the song, the heavenly song, That Christ the King approves :

Alleluia !

Wherefore we sing, both heart and voice awaking,

And children's voices echo, answer making

Now from all men be outpoured
Alleluia to the Lord.
With Alleluia evermore
The Son and Spirit we adore :
Praise be done to the Three in one;
Aleluia! Alleluia! Alleluia !


137 We praise Thee, O Lord.

M HEE we adore, Eternal Lord !

1 We praise Thy name with one accord,
Thy saints, who here Thy goodness see,
Through all the world do worship Thee.
To Thee aloud all angels cry,
And ceaseless raise their songs on high ;
Both cherubim and seraphim,
The heavens, and all the powers therein.
The Apostles join the glorious throng ;
The prophets swell the immortal song ;
The martyrs' noble army raise
Eternal anthems to Thy praise.
“ Thee, Holy, Holy, Holy King!
Thee, O Lord God of Hosts !" they sing.
Thus earth below, and heaven above,
Resound Thy glory and Thy love.

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