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OUND the Lord in glory seated
Cherubim and Seraphim
Filled His temple, and repeated
Each to each the alternate hymn:

2 “Lord, Thy glory fills the heaven, “Earth is with its fulness stored; “ Unto Thee be glory given, “Holy, holy, holy, Lord!” 3 Heaven is still with glory ringing; Earth takes up the angels' cry, “Holy, holy, holy,” singing, “Lord of hosts, the Lord most high!” 4. With His seraph train before Him, With His holy Church below, Thus conspire we to adore Him, Bid we thus our anthems flow : .

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ROM 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, Eternal truth attends Thy word;

* Thy praise shall sound from shore to shore, Till suns shall rise and set no more.

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HE strain upraise of joy and praise,

Alleluia. To the glory of their King Shall the ransomed people sing

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

Alleluia.

They in the rest of Paradise who dwell,
The blessed ones, with joy the chorus swell,
Alleluia.
The planets beaming on their heavenly way,
The shining constellations, join, and say
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, with painted plumage gay, Exalt their great Creator's praise, and say o Alleluia.

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Then let the beasts of earth, with varying strain,
Join in Creation's hymn, and cry again

Alleluia. Here let the mountains thunder forth, sonorous,

Alleluia. There let the valleys sing in gentler chorus,

Alleluia. Thou jubilant abyss of ocean cry

Alleluia.
Ye tracts of earth and continents, reply -

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

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, Alleluia.

And children's voices echo, answer making,

Alleluia.

Now from all men be outpoured
Alleluia to the Lord 1
With Alleluia evermore
The Son and Spirit we adore.

Praise be done to the Three in One !
Alleluia! Alleluia! Alleluia!

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ARK! the song of Jubilee,
Loud as mighty thunders roar,
Or the fulness of the sea
When it breaks upon the shore.
Hallelujah! let the word
Echo round the earth and main;
Hallelujah! for the Lord
God omnipotent shall reign.

2 He shall reign from pole to pole With illimitable sway; He shall reign, when like a scroll Yonder heavens have passed away: Then the end ;-beneath His rod Man's last enemy shall fall: Hallelujah! Christ in God, God in Christ, is All in all. 158 THOU, whom neither time nor space Can circle in, unseen, unknown, Nor faith in boldest flight can trace, Save through Thy Spirit and Thy Son | 2 And Thou, that from Thy bright abode, To us in mortal weakness shown, Didst graft the manhood into God, Eternal, co-eternal Son | 3 And Thou, whose unction from on high By comfort, light, and love is known; Who with the parent Deity, Dread Spirit! art for ever One !

4 Great First and Last! Thy blessing give!
And grant us faith, Thy gift alone,
To love and praise Thee while we live,
And do whate'er Thou wouldst have done!

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O God be glory, peace on earth,
Good-will to sinners shown
We praise, we bless, we glorify,
We worship Thee alone!

2 We thank Thee for Thy glorious grace,
That fills our souls with light:
Lord God! the King of heaven, the God
And Father of all might ! -

3 And Thou, beloved Son of God!
That tak'st our sins away;
Have mercy, Saviour of mankind
And hear us when we pray.

4 O Thou, who sitt'st at God’s right hand,
Upon the Father's throne,
Have mercy, mercy on us, Lord,
Who art the Holy One

5 Thou, with the Holy Ghost, O Christ,
Whom heaven and earth adore,
High in the Father's glory art
Exalted evermore .

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