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SPIRIT OF THE PSALXE

461.

4 Henceforth my heart shall sigh no more For olden time and holier shore :

462. Future Glory of the Church. Ps. 67. God's love and blessing, then and there, 1 On thy Church, O Power Divine ! Are now and here and everywhere.

Cause thy glorious face to shine,

Till the nations from afar The Hope of Man. T. W. HIGGINSON. Hail her as their guiding star; | THE Past is dark with sin and shame,

Till her sons from zonc to zone
The Future dim with doubt and fear;

Make thy great salvation known.
But, Father, yet we praise thy name,
Whose guardian love is always near.

2 Then shall God, with lavish hand,

Scatter blessings o'er the land; 2 For man has striven, ages long,

Earth shall yield her rich increase, With faltering steps, to come to thee; Every breeze shall whisper peace, And, in each purpose high and strong, And the world's remotest bound The influence of thy grace could see. With the voice of praise resound.

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When hill and valley, ringing

With one triumphant song, Proclaim the contest ended;

And Him who once was slain, Again to earth descended,

In righteousness to reign ?

To give them songs for sighing,

Their darkness turn to light, Whose souls, condemned and dying,

Were precious in his sight.
3 He shall come down, as showers

Upon the thirsty earth;
And joy and hope, like flowers,

Spring in his path to birth.
Before him on the mountains

Shall peace, the herald, go;
And righteousness, in fountains,

From hill to valley flow. 4 Through him shall prayer unceasing,

And daily vows, ascend;
His kingdom still increasing,

A kingdom without end.
The tide of time shall never

His covenant remove;
His name shall stand for ever;

His name to us is Love.

2 Then, from the craggy mountains,

The sacred shout shall fly;
And shady vales and fountains

Shall echo the reply.
High tower and lowly dwelling

Shall send the hymn around;
All hallelujah swelling,

In one eternal sound.

Doxology.

To thee be praise for ever,

Thou glorious King of kings: Thy wondrous love and favor

Each ransomed spirit sings. We'll celebrate thy glory,

With all thy saints above, And shout the joyful story

Of thy redeeming love.

465.

* All the trees of the held shall clap their hande." Whey shall the voice of singing

Flow joyfully along?

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468.

Permanence of the Church. A. C. Coxe. | 2 Clearer than crystal is the stream, 1 Oh where are kings and empires now,

And bright with endless day; Of old that went and came ?

The waves with every blessing teem.

And life and health convey.
But Holy Church is praying yet,
A thousand years the same.

3 Where'er they flow, contentions cease. 2 Mark ye her holy battlements,

And love and meekness reign: And her foundations strong;

The Lord himself commanıls the peace, And hear within her solemn voice,

And foes conspire in vain. And her unending song. 8 For not like kingdoms of the world 4 Along the shores, angelic bands

The Holy Church of God: [her, Watch every moving wave: Though earthquake shocks are rocking With holy joy their breast expands, And tempests are abroad.

When men the waters crave.

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