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C. M. Advent. 1 Joy to the world, the Lord is come!

Let earth receive her King :
Let every heart prepare Him room,

And all creation sing.
2 Joy to the earth, the Saviour reigns !

Let men their songs employ; While fields and floods, rocks, hills, and plains,

Repeat the sounding joy.
3 No more let sin and sorrow grow,

Nor thorns infest the ground;
He comes to make his blessings flow,

Far as the curse is found.
4 He rules the world with truth and grace,

And makes the nations prove The glories of his righteousness,

The wonders of his love.

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Christ reigning. 1 THE God Jehovah reigns;

Let all the nations fear;
Let sinners tremble at his throne,

And saints be humble there.

2 Jesus the Saviour reigns;

Let earth adore its Lord ;
Bright cherubs his attendants stand,

Swift to fulfil his word. 3 In Zion is his throne;

His honours are divine; His church shall make his wonders known, .

For there his glories shine. 4 How holy is his name!

How terrible his praise !
Justice and truth and judgment join

In all his works of grace.

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FIRST VERSION.

L M. Public worship 1 WITH one consent let all the earth

To God their cheerful voices raise ;
Glad homage pay with awful mirth,

And sing before Him songs of praise. 2 Convinc'd that He is God alone,

From whom both we and all proceed ;
We, whom He chooses for his own,

The flock that He vouchsafes to feed. 3 ( enter then his temple gate,

Thence to his courts devoutly press,
And still your grateful hymns repeat,
And still his Name with praises bless.

4 For He's the Lord, supremely good,

His mercy is for ever sure:
His truth, which always firmly stood,

To endless ages shall endure.
5 To Father, Son, and Holy Ghost,

The God whom earth and heav'n adore,
Be glory; as it was of old,

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SECOND VERSION. L. M.

Public worship.
1 All people that on earth do dwell,

Sing to the Lord with cheerful voice;
Him serve with fear, his praise forth tell,

Come ye before Him, and rejoice.
2 The Lord, ye know, is God indeed ;

Without our aid He did us make;
We are his flock, He doth us feed,

And for his sheep He doth us take. 3 () enter then his gates with praise ;

Approach with joy his courts unto;
Praise, laud, and bless, his Name always,

For it is seemly so to do.
4 For why ? the Lord our God is good ;

His mercy is for ever sure;
His truth at all times firmly stood,
And shall from age to age endure.

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THIRD VERSION.

L. M. Public worship 1 BEFORE Jehovah's awful throne,

Ye nations bow with sacred joy ;
Know that the Lord is God alone;

He can create, and He destroy.
2 His sov'reign power, without our aid,
Made us of clay, and form'd us men:
And when, like wand'ring sheep, we stray'd,

He brought us to his fold again. 3 We'll crowd thy gates with thankful songs;

High as the heav'ns our voices raise;
And earth, with her ten thousand tongues,

Shall fill thy courts with sounding praise. 4 Wide as the world is thy command;

Vast as eternity thy love;
Firm as a rock thy truth shall stand,
When rolling years shall cease to move.

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L. M. Praise for pardoning mercy. 1 My soul, inspir'd with sacred love, God's holy Name for ever bless ; Of all his favours mindful prove, And still thy grateful thanks express.

2['Tis He that all thy sins forgives,

And after sickness makes thee sound;
From danger He thy life retrieves,

By Him with grace and mercy crown'd.] 3 The Lord abounds with tender love,

And unexampled acts of grace;
His waken'd wrath does slowly move,
His willing mercy flows apace.

4 God will not always harshly chide,

But with his anger quickly part;
And loves his punishments to guide
More by his love than our desert.

5 As high as heav'n its arch extends

Above this little spot of clay,
So much his boundless love transcends
The small respects that we can pay.

6 As far as 'tis from east to west,

So far has He our sins remov'd,
Who with a Father's tender breast
Has such as fear Him always lov'd.

7[Let ev'ry creature jointly bless

The mighty Lord : and thou, my heart, With grateful joy thy thanks express, And in this concert bear thy part.]

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