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CVI.
(1, 2. 4, 5.)

N. V. O RENDER thanks to God above,

Extend to me that favour, Lord, The fountain of eternal love; Thou to Thy chosen dost afford : Whose mercy firm through ages past When Thou return'st to set them free, Has stood, and shall for ever last. Let Thy salvation visit me. Who can His mighty deeds express, O may I worthy prove to see Not only vast, but numberless ?

Thy saints in full prosperity! What mortal eloquence can raise That I the joyful choir may join, His tribute of immortal praise ?

And count Thy people's triumph mine.

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To east, to west, to south, to north,

Condemn'd awhile to roam;
His hand in pity brought them forth,

And call'd the wanderers home.
Behold them on the desert stray,

A helpless, hopeless train;
Some city where their steps to stay

They seek, but seek in vain.
Distress'd, to God they make their prayer,

He guides, directs their feet,
And safe in His protecting care

They reach their destined seat.
Oh! then, that all would bless His Name,

Whose mercy thus they prove,
And pleased from age to age proclaim
The wonders of His love.

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CXIII.

X. V.

I.-(1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6.)
YE saints

and servants of the Lord,
The triumphs of His Name record ;
His sacred Name for ever bless.
Where'er the circling sun displays
His rising beams or setting rays,

Due praise to His great Name address.

God through the world extends His sway,
The regions of eternal day

But shadows of His glory are.
With Him, whose majesty excels,
Who made the heav'n in which He dwells,

Let no created pow'r compare.

Though 'tis beneath His state to view
In highest heav'n what Angels do,

Yet He to earth vouchsafes His care;
He takes the needy from his cell,
Advancing him in courts to dwell,

Companion to the greatest there.

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