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f ATHER of all, whose powerful voice Call'd forth this universal frame !

Whose mercies over all rejoice,
Through endless ages still the same;

Thou by thy word upholdest all;
Thy bounteous love to all is show'd :

Thou hear'st thy every creature's call,
And fillest every mouth with good.

2 In heaven thou reign'st enthron’d in light,

Nature's expanse before thee spread;

Earth, air, and sea, before thy sight,
And hell's deep gloom, are open laid!

Wisdom and might, and love are thine,
Prostrate before thy face we fall,

Confess thine attributes divine,
And hail thee sovereign Lord of all.

3 Thee, sovereign Lord, let all confess,

That move in earth, or air, or sky:

Revere thy power, thy goodness bless,
Tremble before thy piercing eye;

All ye who owe to him your birth,
In praise your every hour employ:

Jehovah reigns ! be glad, O earth;
And shout, ye morning-stars, for joy:


1 SON of thy Sire's etermal love,

Take to thyself thy mighty power;

Let all earth's sons thy mercy prove,
Let all thy wondrous grace adore;

The triumphs of thy love display;
In every heart reign thou alone,

Till all thy foes confess thy sway,
And glory end what grace begun.

2 Spirit of grace, and health, and power;

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Fountain of light and love below;
Abroad thy healing influence shower,
O'er all the nations let it flow;
Inflame our hearts with perfect love,
In us the work of faith fulfil:
So not heaven’s host shall swifter move,
Than we om earth to do thy will.

Father, 'tis thime each day to yield
Thy children’s wants a fresh supply;
Thou cloth’st the lilies of the field,
And hearest the young ravens cry;
On thee we cast our care; we live
Thro' thee, who know'st our every need;
O feed us with thy grace, and give
Our souls this day the living Bread:


ETERNAL, spotless Lamb of God,
Before the world's foundation slaim :
Sprinkle us ever with thy blood:
O cleanse, and keep us ever clean:
To every soul, (all praise to thee!)
Our bowels of compassion move:
And all mankind by this may see,
God is in us; for God is love.

Giver and Lord of life, whose power
And guardian care for all is free,
To thee, in fierce temptation’s hour,
From sin and Satan let us flee;
Thine, Lord, we are, and ours thou art:
In us be all thy goodness show'd :
Renew, enlarge, and fill our heart,
With peace, and joy, and heaven, and God.

3 Blessing and honour, praise and love,

Co-equal, co-eternal Three,

In earth below, in heaven above,
By all thy works be paid to thee!

Thrice holy, thine the kingdom is,
The power omnipotent is thine :

And when created nature dies,
Thy never-ceasing glories shine.

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1 EE how great a flame aspires,
Kindled by a spark of grace!
Jesu’s love the nations fires,
Sets the kingdoms in a blaze.
To bring fire on earth he came;
Kindled in some hearts it is:
O that all might catch the flame,
All partake the glorious bliss:

2. When he first the work begun,

Small and feeble was his day:

Now the word doth swiftly run,
Now it wins its widoning way:

More and more it spreads and grows,
Ever mighty to prevail;

Sin’s strong hold it now o'erthrows,
Shakes the trembling gates of hell.

3 Sons of God, your Saviour praise;

He the door hath open'd wide;

He hath giv'n the word of grace,
Jesu’s word is glorify'd :

Jesus, mighty to redeem,
He alone the work hath wrought;

Worthy is the work of him,
Him who spake a world from nought.

4 Saw ye not the cloud arise,
Little as a human hand 2
Now it spreads along the skies,
Hangs o'er all the thirsty land;

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Lo! the promise of a show’r
Drops already from above;

But the Lord will shortly pour
All the Spirit of his love :

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1 ESUS the Conqueror reigns,
In glorious strength array’d:
His kingdom over all maintains,
And bids the earth be glad;
Ye sons of men rejoice,
In Jesu’s mighty love:
Lift up your heart, lift up your voice,
To him who rules above.
2 Extol his kingly power,
, , Kiss the exalted Son,
Who died, and lives to die no more,
High on his Father's throne:
Our Advocate with God,
He undertakes our cause,
And spreads through all the earth abroad
The victory of his cross.
3 That bloody banner see,
And in your Captain’s sight,
Fight the good fight of faith with me,
My fellow-soldiers, fight;
In mighty phalanx join'd,
To battle all proceed;
Arm'd with th' unconquerable mind
Which was in Christ your Head.

SECOND PART, 1 URGE on your rapid course, Ye blood-besprinkled bands;

The heavenly kingdom suffers force;
*Tis seiz'd by violent hands: t


See there the starry crown

That glitters through the skies! Satan, the world, and sin tread down,

And take the glorious prize 1

2 Through much distress and pain,

Through many a conflict here,

Through blood ye must the entrance gain,
Yet, O disdain to fear:
“Courage,” your Captain cries,
(Who all your toil foreknew,)

“Toil ye shall have, yet all despise,
I have o’ercome for you.”

3 The world cannot withstand

Its ancient conqueror:

The world must sink beneath the hand,
Which arms us for the war:
This is the victory,
Before our faith they fall,

Jesus hath died for you and me;
Believe, and conquer all !

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1 ESUS shall reign where'er the sum, Does his successive journeys run; His kingdom spread from shore to shore, Till moons shall wax and wane no more. 2 From north to south the princes meet To pay their homage at his feet; While western empires own their Lord, And savage tribes attend his word. 3 To him shall endless pray’r be made, And endless praises crown his head; His name like sweet perfume shall rise With ev’ry morning sacrifice. 4 People and realms of ev’ry tongue, Dwell on his love with sweetest song,

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