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5 Time, like an ever-rolling stream,

Bears all its sons away :
They fly forgotten, as a dream

Dies at the op’ning day.
6 O God, our help in ages past,

Our hope for years to come,
Be Thou our guard while troubles last,

And our eternal home.

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0-8's. God our guardian. 1 HE, THAT has God his guardian made, Shall under the Almighty's shade

Secure and undisturb'à abide : Thus to my soul of Him I'll sayHe is my fortress and my stay,

· My God, in whom I will confide. 2 His tender love and watchful care Shall free thee from the fowler's snare,

And from the noisome pestilence : He over thee his wings shall spread, And cover thy unguarded head ;

His truth shall be thy strong defence.
3 To Father, Son, and Holy Ghost,
The God whom heav'n's triumphant host

And suft'ring saints on earth adore,
Be glory; as in ages past,
As now it is, and so shall last,

When time itself shall be no more.

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L. M. Sabbath. 1 Sweet is the work, O God, our King,

To praise thy name, give thanks and sing,
To show thy love by morning light,

And tell of all thy truth by night! 2 Sweet is the day of sacred rest,

No earthly care shall seize our breast;
O may our hearts in tune be found,

Like David's harp of solemn sound !
3 Our hearts shall triumph in Thee, Lord,

And bless thy works, and bless thy word ;
Thy works of grace, how bright they shine!

How deep thy counsels! how divine !
4. When shall we see, and hear, and know,
What mortals cannot reach below;
And all our powers find sweet employ
In Christ's eternal world of joy?"

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L, M. God almighty and unchangeable. 1 With glory clad, with strength array'd,

The Lord, that o'er all nature reigns,
The world's foundations strongly laid,
And the vast fabric still sustains.

2 How surely stablish'd is thy throne,

Which shall no change or period see !
For Thou, O Lord, and Thou alone,

Art God from all eternity.
3 The floods, O Lord, lift up their voice,

And toss the troubled waves on high;
But God above can still their noise,

And make the angry sea comply. 4 Thy promise, Lord, is ever sure;

And they, that in thy house would dwell,
That happy station to secure,

Must still in holiness excel. 95

L. M.
Public worship.
1 O COME, loud anthems let us sing,

Loud thanks to our Almighty King;
For we our voices high should raise,
When our salvation's Rock we praise.
2 Into his presence let us haste,

To thank Him for his favours past,
To Him address, in joyful songs,

The praise that to his name belongs.
3 For God the Lord, enthron'd in state,

Is with unrivall’d glory great ;
The depths of earth are in his hand,
Her secret wealth at his command.

4 The rolling ocean's vast abyss

By the same sor’reign right is his :
'Tis mov'd by his Almighty hand,

That form’d and fix'd the solid land.
5 O let us to his courts repair,

And bow with adoration there :
For He's our God, our Shepherd He,
His flock and chosen sheep are we.

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Advent.
1 Sing to the Lord, ye distant lands,

Ye tribes of ev'ry tongue;
His new-discover'd grace demands

A new and nobler song.
2 Say to the nations, Jesus reigns,

God's own Almighty Son:
His power the sinking world sustains,

'And grace surrounds his throne..
3[Let heaven proclaim the joyful day ;

· Joy through the earth be seen ;
Let cities shine in bright array,

And fields in cheerful green.
4 Let an unusual joy surprise

The islands of the sea :
Ye mountains sink; ye valleys rise ;

Prepare the Lord his way.)

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5 Behold, He comes ! He comes to bless

The nations as their God;
To show the world his righteousness,

And send his truth abroad.
6 But when his voice shall raise the dead,

And bid the world draw near,
How will the guilty nations dread

To see their Judge appear! 97

Christ's advent and reign. 1 HE REIGNS! the Lord, the Saviour reigns !

Praise Him in loud triumphant strains ;
Let the whole earth in songs rejoice,

And distant islands join their voice.
2 Deep are his counsels, and unknown;
But grace and truth support his throne;
Though gloomy clouds his ways surround,

Justice is their eternal ground. 3 In robes of judgment, lo! He comes,

Shakes the wide earth, and rends the tombs ; Before Him burns devouring fire,

The mountains melt, the seas retire. 4 His enemies, with sore dismay,

Fly from the sight, and shun the day:
Then lift your heads, ye saints, on high,
And sing, for your redemption's nigh.

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