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ET all the earth her voices raise, Thou art the everlasting Son,
O Christ ! and, high upon thy throne, Thou art at the right hand of God,
To sing and bless Jehovah's name: And hast redeemed us by thy blood;
His glory let the heathen know, And heaven and earth are full of thee,
His wonders to the nations show, The glory of thy Majesty!
And all his saving works proclaim.
2 The heathen know thy glory, Lord, 2 When all the sharpness of our death The wondering nations read thy word; Was overcome in thy last breath,
But here Jehovah's name is known: Then didst thou open wide heaven's Nor shall our worship e'er be paid door
To gods which mortal hands have To all believers evermore:
Our Maker is our God alone. (made: O Lamb of God! and thou wilt come, 3 He framed the globe, he built the sky, To be our Judge, and take us home.
He made the shining worlds on high, 3 In thee we trust: we pray thee, Lord, And reigns complete in glory there;
Remember thy most precious blood ! His beams are majesty and light;
His temple how divinely fair!
And barbarous nations fear his name.
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The beauty of his holiness,
And in his courts his grace proclaim. LL And when my voice is lost in death, Praise shallo employ my nobler For SOCIAL AND PRIVATE WORSHIP. powers:
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of calm repose, Thou all-sufficient Love divine,
My help and refuge from my foes, 2 Happy the man whose hopes rely Secure I am while thou art mine: On Israel's God: he made the sky, And lo! from sin, and grief, and shame, And earth, and seas, with all their I hide me, Jesus, in thy name.
train: His truth forever stands secure;
2 Thy mighty name salvation is, He saves th' oppressed, he feeds the
And keeps my happy soul above:
Comfort it brings, and power, and poor, And none shall find his promise vain.
And joy, and everlasting love: 3 The Lord hath eyes to give the blind; To me, with thy great name, are given The Lord supports the sinking mind; Pardon, and holiness, and heaven. He sends the laboring conscience 3 Jesus, my all in all thou art; peace:
My rest in toil, my ease in pain;
The healing of my broken heart;
In war, my peace; in loss, my gain;
My smile beneath the tyrant's frown; lease.
In shame, my glory and my crown: 4 He loves his saints, he knows them well, 4 In want, my plentiful supply ; But turns the wicked down to hell; In weakness, my almighty power ;
Thy God, o Zion, ever reigns : In bonds, my perfect liberty; Let every tongue, let every age,
My light, in Satan's darkest hour; In this exalted work engage;
In grief, my joy unspeakable ; Praise him in everlasting strains. My life in death, my all in all.
O' COORLD I speak the matchless
In loftiest songs of sweetest praise,
Make all his glories known.
4 Soon the delightful day will come, O! could I sound the glories forth,
When my dear Lord will call me home, Which in my Saviour shine:
And I shall see his face:
A blest eternity I'll spend,
Triumphant in his grace.
Peculiar to the Lord !
Himself thy great reward.
2 Fear not, though many should oppose, For God is stronger than thy foes, For SOCIAL AND PRIVATE WORSHIP. And makes thy cause his own:
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THOU that hear'st the prayer of Reserved for thee alone.
faith, 3 In glory, there the King appears,
Wilt thou not save a soul from death,
That casts itself on thee?
I have no refuge of my own,
But fly to what my Lord hath done
And suffered once for me.
2 Slain in the guilty sinner's stead,
His spotless righteousness I plead, 4 Fair emblem of a better rest,
And his availing blood : Of which believers are possessed, That righteousness my robe shall be, Beyond material space;
That merit shall atone for me, Methinks I see the heavenly shore, And bring me near to God. Where sin and sorrow are no more,
3 Then save me from eternal death, And long to reach the place.
The Spirit of adoption breathe, 5 Nor shall I always absent be
His consolations send :
And sweetly whisper to my heart, Ere long my Lord will rend the veil, * Thy Maker is thy Friend.” And not a cloud shall then conceal
4 The king of terrors then would be His glory from my sight.
A welcome messenger to me,
To bid me come away;
Unclogged by earth, or earthly things, 367 II.
I'd mount, I'd fly, with eager wings,
To everlasting day. EGIN, my soul, th' exalted lay,
Let each enraptured thought obey, 369
And praise th' Almighty's name. Lo! heaven and earth, and seas and
THE festal morn, my God, is come, skies In one melodious concert rise,
Thy presence to adore:
My feet the summons shall attend,
With willing steps thy courts ascend, 2 Ye angels catch the thrilling sound;
And tread the sacred floor.
2 With joy shall I behold the day,
That calls my thirsting soul away, -
To dwell among the blest!
For lo! my great Redeemer's power
Unfolds the everlasting door, 3 Let every element rejoice:
And leads me to his rest!
The heaven-built towers of Salem rise; His praise in softer notes declare,
E'en now, with glad survey, Each whispering breeze of yielding air, I view her mansions, that contain And breathe it to the soul.
The angel forms, á beauteous train, 4 Let saints, redeemed from death and
And shine with cloudless day. hell,
4 Hither, from earth's remotest end, In louder, loftier numbers tell,
Lo, the redeemed of God ascend,
Their tribute hither bring;
And hail th' immortal King. (ploy,
FRIEND after friend departs ;
2 Upheld by thy commands, The world securely stands,
FOR SOCIAL AND PRIVATE WORSHIP. And skies and stars obey thy word; Thy throne was fixed on high
373 Ere stars adorned the sky: Eternal is thy kingdom, Lord.
Who has not lost a friend?
There is no union here of hearts,
That finds not here an end.
Were this frail world our final rest,
Living or dying none were blest.
There surely is some blessed clime 4 Thy promises are true,
Where life is not a breath;
Nor life's affections, transient fire, There fixed, thy church shall ne'er re
Whose sparks fly upward and expire. move; Thy saints with holy fear
3 There is a world above, Shall in thy courts appear,
Where parting is unknown: And sing thine everlasting love.
A long eternity of love,
Formed for the good alone;
And faith beholds the dying here, 372 II.
Translated to that glorious sphere.
4 Thus star by star declines,
Till all are passed away,
As morning high and higher shines
Nor sink those stars in empty night,
But hide themselves in heaven's own And there our vows and honors pay, light. 2 Zion, thrice happy place,
Bow all resigned beneath his rod,
And bless his sparing power : The sacred gospel's joyful sound. A joy springs up amid distress,
A fountain in the wilderness. 3 There David's greater Son Has fixed his royal throne;
2 An earthly mind, a faithless heart,
Christ sees with pitying eye;
He will not let his grace depart,
He takes a hostage of our love,
To draw the parent's heart above. 4 May peace attend thy gate, |3 There stands our child before the Lord, And joy within thee wait,
In royal vesture dressed;
Ere he had toiled, at rest.
No doubts this blessed faith bedim;
Still blessed when it takes;
Who heals the heart he breaks.
Perfect and true are all his ways,
And walls of strength embrace thee WHEN I can trust my all with God