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This is none other but the house of God." ImfLO, God is here ! let us adore, 3mf Almighty Father, may our praise

And own how dreadful is this place ; Thy courts with grateful fragrance fill; Let all within us feel His power, Still may we stand before Thy face,

And humbly fall before His face. Still hear and do Thy sovereign will. 2 mf Lo, God is here ! whom day and night 4 f To Father, Son, and Holy Ghost, cres United choirs of angels praise ;

The God whom earth and heaven f To Him, enthroned above all height, adore, The host of heaven their anthems From men and from the angel-host raise,

Be praise and glory evermore. Amen.

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222 How amiable are Thy tabernacles, O Lord of hosts.imf LORD of the worlds above,

f Oh, glorious seat !
How pleasant and how fair

When God, our King,
The dwellings of Thy love,

Shall thither bring
Thine earthly temples are !

Our willing feet!
To Thine abode

4mf To spend one sacred day
cres My heart aspires,

Where God and saints abide,
With warm desires

Affords diviner joy
To see my God.

Than thousand days beside : 2mf Oh, happy souls that pray

cres Where God resorts,
Where God appoints to hear !

I love it more
Oh, happy men that pay

To keep the door,
Their constant service there !

Than shine in courts.
cres They praise Thee still,

5mf The Lord His people loves ;
And happy they
That love the way

His hand no good withholds

From those His heart approves,
To Zion's hill.

From pure and pious souls. 3 mf They go from strength to strength cres Thrice happy he', Through this dark vale of tears,

O God of hosts, Ai, cres Till each arrives at length,

f Whose spirit trusts Till each in heaven appears.

Alone in Thee. Amen.

GEORGE KIRBYE, WINDSOR.

C.M.

Este's Psalter, 1592.

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223 "Let us lift up our hearts with our hands unto God in the heavens.
IP LORD, when we bend before Thy 3 mf When our responsive tongues essay

And our confessions pour, (throne Their grateful hymnns to raise,
Teach us to feel the sins we own

Grant that our souls may join the lay
And hate what we deplore.

And mount to Thee in praise. *p Our broken spirits, pitying, see ; 4mf When we disclose our wants in prayer, True penitence impart;

May we our wills resign, cres Then let a kindling glance from Thee And not a thought our bosom share Beam hope upon the heart.

That is not wholly Thine.
5 mf Let faith each meek petition fill

And waft it to the skies ;
And teach our hearts 'tis goodness still
That grants it, or denies. Amen.

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224 Blessed are they that dwell in Thy courts ; they will be still praising Thec.imf PLEASANT are Thy courts above, 3 p Happy souls! Their praises flow In the land of light and love ;

Even in this vale of woe;
Pleasant are Thy courts below, cres Waters in the desert rise,
In this land of sin and woe.

Manna feeds them from the skies: cres Oh, my spirit longs and faints f On they go from strength to strength, For the converse of Thy saints,

Till they reach Thy throne at length, For the brightness of 'Thy face,

At Thy feet adoring fall, King of Glory, God of grace ! mf Who hast led them safe through all. 2mf Happy birds, that sing and fly 4 P Lord, be mine this prize to win ;

Round Thy altars, O Most High ! Guide me through a world of sin ;
Happier souls, that find a rest

Keep me by Thy saving grace ;
In a heavenly Father's breast !

Give me at Thy side a place.
Like the wandering dove, that mf Sun and shield alike Thou art ;
found

Guide and guard my erring heart. No repose on earth around, cres Grace and glory flow from Thee ; cres They can to their ark repair

s Shower, oh, shower them, Lord, on And enjoy it ever there.

me! Amen. NARENZA.

S.M.

ANCIENT CHORALE,
Kölner Gesangbuchi.

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225 “Stand up and bless the Lord your God for ever and ever.' I mf STAND up, and bless the Lord, To touch our lips, our minds inspire,

Ye people of His choice ; [God, cres And wing to heaven our thought! Stand up, and bless the Lord your

4 mf God is our strength and song, With heart and soul and voice.

And His salvation ours; (claimed 2 mf Though high above all praise, cres Then be His love in Christ proAbove all blessing high,

With all our ransomed powers. p Who would not fear His holy name,

5 mf Stand up, and bless the Lord ; cres And laud, and magnify?

The Lord your God adore ; 3 mf Oh, for the living flame,

cres Stand up, and bless His glorious name From His own altar brought,

f Henceforth for evermore ! Amen.

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