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4 For He's the Lord, supremely good,
His mercy is for ever sure:
To endless ages shall endure.
The God whom earth and heav'n adore,
Is now, and shall be evermore.
L. M. Public worship. 1 All people that on earth do dwell,
Sing to the Lord with cheerful voice;
Come ye before Him, and rejoice.
Without our aid He did us make;
And for his sheep He doth us take. 3 O enter then his gates with praise ;
Approach with joy his courts unto;
For it is seemly so to do.
His mercy is for ever sure;
L. M. Public worship. 1 BEFORE Jehovah's awful throne,
Ye nations bow with sacred joy;
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;
Shall fill thy courts with sounding praise. 4 Wide as the world is thy command ;
Vast as eternity thy love;
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;
By Him with grace and mercy crown'd.] 3 The Lord abounds with tender love,
And unexampled acts of grace;
His willing mercy flows apace.
But with his anger quickly part;
5 As high as heav'n its arch extends
Above this little spot of clay,
6 As far as 'tis from east to west,
So far has He our sins remov'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.]
149th. God glorified in his works. 1 Bless God, O my soul! rejoice in his name
O Lord, let my voice thy greatness proclaim ! Surpassing in honour, dominion, and might,
Thy throne is the heaven, thy robe is the light. 2 The sky we behold, a curtain display'd ;
The chambers of heaven on waters are laid :
On winds Thou art wafted: Thou ridest on air.
Is fix'd in the station thy wisdom ordain'd. 4[Thy will and thy word give all creatures
breath; Consum’d by thy blast, they shrink into death; Restor'd at thy pleasure, new beings repair
To people the waters, the earth, and the air. ] 5[Rejoice then, O Lord, in glory secure! The works Thou hast made through ages
endure: Yet, awed by thy presence, when Thou
drawest near, Smoke bursts from the mountains, earth
trembles with fear.
6 Thus, Lord, let me sing, thy glory to raise :
Delightful the strain, when tun'd to thy praise: The vile have their suffrings, the just their
reward : BlessGod, O my spirit-O praise ye the Lord!] 104
SECOND VERSION. 149th.
God glorified in his works. 1 0 WORSHIP the King, all glorious above!
O gratefully sing his power and his love! Our shield and defender, the Ancient of days, Pavilion’d in splendour, surrounded with
praise. 2[O tell of his might! O sing of his grace!
Whose robe is the light, whose canopy space; His chariots of wrath deep thunder-clouds
form, And dark is his path on the wings of the
storm.] 3 The earth, with its store of wonders untold,
Almighty! thy power hath founded of old, Hath stablish'd it fast by a changéless decree,
And round it hath cast, like a girdle, the sea. 4 Thy bountiful care what tongue can recite ?
It breathes in the air, it shines in the light,
plain, And sweetly distils in the dew and the rain.