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O PRAISE ye the Lord, prepare your glad voice. Mis praise in the great
assembly to sing: In our great Creator
let Israel rejoice; And children of Sion
be glad in their King. 3, 4 Let them his great name
extol in the dance;
his praises express:,
his saints to advance,
the humble to bless. 5, 6 With glory adorn'd,
his people shall singTo God, who their heds
with safety does shield Their mouths fiH'd wlthpraiH
of him, their great King; Whilst a two-edged sword
their right hand shall wield; 7, 8 Just vengeance to take
for injuries past;
for ruin design'd;
to tie their kings fast,
their nobles to bind. 9 Thus shall they make good,
when them they destroy, The dreadful decree
which God does proclaim: Such honour and triumph
his saints shall enjoy: O therefore for ever
exult his great name.
OPR -USE the Lord in that blest place, from whence his goodness largely flows; Praise him in heaven, where he hisface,
A in perfect glory shows.
2 Praise him for all the mighty acts
which be in our behalf has done;
His kindness this return exacts, with which our praise should equal run.
3 Let the shrill trumpet's warlike voice make rocksand hills his praise rebound:
Praise him with harp's melodious noise, and gentle psaltery's filver sound.
4 Let virgin troops soft timbrels bring, and some with graceful motion dance;
Let instruments of various string, with organs join'd, his praise advance.
5 Let them who joyful hymns composed, to cymbals set their songs of praise j
Cymbals of common use, and those
6 Let all that vital breath enjoy,
In just returns of praise employ:
TO Father, Son, and Holy Ghost,
and Spirit,glory be;
As Psalm 100.
the God whom earth and heaven adore, Be glory, as it was of old, is now, and shall be evermore. As Psalm 37. To Father, Son, and Holy Ghost, The God whom heaven's triumphant host, and suffering saints on earth adore, Be glory, as in ages past, As now it is, ana so shall last, when time itself shall be no more* As Psalm 148. To God the Father, Son, And Spirit ever bless'd, Eternal Three in One, All worship be address'd,
As Psalm 149
of every degree,
all praise be addrese'd
To God in three persons,
one God ever bless'd;
As it has been, now is,
. — always shall be.
TheSongoftht Angels. Fur the Nativity of our biased Lord and Saviour. Luke ii. verse 8—15.
WHILE shepherds watch'd their flocks by night, all seated on the ground, The Angel of the Lord came down, and glory shone around.
2 B Fear not," said lie, for mighty dread
had seized their troubled mind; "Glad tidings of great joy I bring "to you, and all mankind.
3 "To you, in David's town, this day '■ is born, of David's line,
"The Saviour, who is Christ the Lord; "and this shall be the sign:
4 " The Heavenly Babe you there shall "to human view display'd, [find,
"All meanly wrnpt in swathing bands, 1\ and in a maugcr laid."
5 Thus spake the Seraph, and forthwith appeared a shining throng
Of Angels, praising God, who thus
address 'd their joyful song: C "All glory be to God on high,
"and to the earth be peace;
11 Good-will, henceforth, from heaven to
"begin,and never cease." [men,
The Song of Men responsive to the Song
of the Angels.
WHILE Angels thus, 0 Lord, rejoice, shall men no anthem raise? O may we lose these useless tongues,
when we forget to praise! 2 Then let us swell responsive notes,
and join the heavenly throng; Forangels no such love have known
as we, to wake their song. S Good-will to sinful dust u shown,
and peace on earth is given; For lo! the incarnate Saviour comes,
with news of joy from heaven!
4 Merey and truth, with sweet accord, his rising heams adorn;
Let heaven and earth in concert sing, "The promised child is born!"
5 Glory to God, in highest strains, by highest worlds is paid;
Be glory, then, by us proclaim'd, and by our lives display'd;
6 Till we attain those blissful realms, where now our Saviour reigns;
To rival these celestial choirs
in their immortal strains!
On the Su/ftrings of our blessed Lord
FROM whence these direful omens round, which heaven and earth amaze?
Wherefore do earthquakes cleave tke ground? why hides the sun his rays f
2 Well may the earth astonish'd shake, and nature sympathize!
The sun as darkest night be black! their Maker, Jesus, dies!
3 Behold fast streaming from the tree his all-atoning blood!
Is this the Infinite? 'tis he, my Saviour and ray God!
4 For me these pangs his soul assail, for me this death is borne;
My sins gave sharpness to the nail, and pointed every thorn.
5 Let sin no more my boul enslave, break, Lord, its tvrant chain;
0 save me, whom thou cam'^c to save, nor bleed, nor die in vain! HYMN 4. FOR BJSTER-DAY. On the Resurrection.
SINCE Christ our Passover is slain, a sacrifice for all, Let all, with thankful hearts, agree to keep the festival:
2 Not with the leaven, as of old, of sin and malice fed
But with unfeign'd sincerity, and truth's unleaven'd bread.
3 Christ heing raised by Power Divine, and rescued from the grave,
Shall die no more' death shall on him no more dominion have.
4 For that he died, 'twas for our sins he once vouchsafed to die:
But that he lives, he lives to God for all eternity.
5 So count yourselves as dcadtosin,
And made, henceforth, alive to God,
CHRIST from the dead is raised, aai
2 For, as in Adam all mankind did guilt and death derive',
So, by the righteousness of Christ, shall all he made alive.
3 If then ye risen are with Christ, seek only how to get
The things which are above, wberr
at God's right hand is set. IChraJ
COME. Holy Ghost! Creator, Coim, inspire the souls of thine; Till every heart which thou hast made he fill'dwith grace divine
1 Tbou art the Comforter, the gift of God. and fire of love;
Theeverlast'm-j spring of joy,
and miction from above. S Thy gifts are manifold, thou writ'st
God's law in each true heart; The promise of the Fetter, thou
dost heavenly speech impart.
4 Enlighten our dark souls, till they thy sacred love embrace;
Assist our minds, by nature frail, with thy celestial grace*
5 Drive far from us the mortal foe, and give us peace within,
That, by thy guidance blest, we may escape the snares of sin.
6 Teach us the Father to confess,
And thee with both, O Holy Ghost,
COME, Holy Spirit, Heavenly Dove,
2 See how wcgrovel here helow,
Our souls,ho\v heavily they go, to reach eternal joys '.
3 In vain we tune our lifeless songs, in vain we strive to rise!
Hooannas languish on our tongues, and our devotion dies.
4 Come, llolv Spirit, Heavenly Dove,
Come, shed abroad a Saviour's love,
HE's come! let every knee be hent,
2 What greater gift, what greater love, could God on man hestow i
Angels for this rejoice above, let man rejoice helow!
3 Hail, blessed Spirit! may each soul thy sacred influence feel;
Do thou each sinful thought control, and fix our wavering zeal t
4 Thou to the conscience dost convey those checks which we should kuowj
Thy motions point to us the way j
From the Revelation of St. John. *TX1HOU, God,all glory, honour, power,
A art worthy to receive; iJince all things by thy power were made, and by thy bounty live.
* Chap. iv.
21 And worthy is the Laran all power, honour, and wealth tu gain,
Glory and strength; who for our sins a sacrifice was s-lain!
3 J AH worthy thou, who hast redeem'd, and ransom'd us to God,
From every nation, every coast, by thy most precious blood.
4 5 blessing and honour, glory, power, W all in earth and heaven,
To him that sits upon the throne,
MY God, and is thy table spread? and does thy cup with love o'erflow? Thither be all thy children led, and let thein thy sweet mercies know!
2 HaiL, sacred Feast, which Jesus makes' rich banquet of his flesh and blood!
Thrice happy he who here partakes that sacred stream, that heavenly food
3 Why are its dainties all in vain
Was not for you the victim slain?
4 0 let thy table honour'd be,
and furnish'd well with joyful guests! And may each soul salvation see, that here its holy pledges tastes!
5 Drawn by thy quickening grace. 0
Lord, in countless numbers let them come, And gather from their Father's board, the bread that lives heyond the tomb!
6 Nor let thy spreading Gospel rest,
till through the world thy truthhasrun, Till with this bread all men be blest, who see the light, or feel the sun! HYMN 11. For the same.
A ND are we now brought near to God, i. V. who once at distance stood? And, to effect this glorious change. did Jesus shed his blood?
2 O for a song of ardent praise, to hear our souls above!
What should allay our lively hope, or damp our flaming love!
3 Then let us join the heavenly choirs, to praise our heavenly King!
0 may that love which spread this board, inspire us while we sing—
4 " Glory to God in highest strains, "and to the earth he peace;
u Good-will from heaven to men is com*'; * and let it never cease I" HYMN 12. ON THE NEW YEAR.
THE God of life, whose constant care With blessings crowns tachopeninIr year,
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My scanty span aoth still prolong,
2 How many precious souls are fled
3 We yet survive; but who can say,
I shall retain this vital breath,
4 That breath is thine, eternal God;
6 Thy children,panting to be gone.
7 No more fatigue, no more distress.
8 No more alarms from ghostly toes •
O how shall I appear!
and mercy may be sought, My heart with inward horror shrinks and trembles at the thought;
", „ thou'°I-oid,shaUstand disclosed
in Majesty severe, And sit in judgment on my soul;
O how shall I appenr! 4 But thou hast told the troubled mind,
who does her sins lament,
And hear my Saviour's dying groans.
her pardon to procure,
„„1n ,iGod! ,,vith wo"d" and with on a tl,y works I look; [praise
- still hy wisdom, power, and Kace ■brighter in thy book, B'
8 The stars, that in Ihotr courses roll, have much instruction given;
But thy good word informs my soul now I may soar to heaven.
9 The fields provide me food, and sbo.
But fruits of life and glory grow
10 Here are my choicest treasures hW
Here my desires are satisfy'd
11 lord, make me understand lbv lam-
And from thy Gospel let me draw
12 Here would I learn how Christ fai
Not all the books on earth beside
13 Then let me love my Bible more,
By day to read these wonders o'er
1Tnn?Sn,<,!r:a'tudt to Gml-
",ny rising soul surveys,
in wonder, love, and praise!
° h°w si""" words wi'th equal warm.
the gratitude declare, That glows within my ravish'd heart'
but thou canst read it there.
3 Thy providence my life sustain'd
When in the silent womb I lay
4 To all my weak complaints ami cries
E'reyetmy feeble thoughts had leant
5 Unnumber'd comforts to my soul
Before iny infant heart conceived
from whom those comforts flbw'd.
W,".e"'"«ie slippery paths of youth
with heedless steps 1 ran.
and led me up to man. ^
7 Thro' hidden dangers, toils, and deaths, it gently clear'd my way, """»*
And through the pleasing snares of vie*
8 When worn with sickness, oft b
with health renew'd my face;
9 Thy bounteous hand; with worWIf
And m a kind and faithful friend
10 Ten thousand thousand precious sift!
Nor is the least a cheerful heart, that tastes those gifts with joy.
11 Through every period of my life thy goodness I'll pursue;
And after death, in distant worlds, the glorious theme renew.
12 When nature fail?, and day and night divide thy works no more,
My eyer grateful heart, O Lord, thy mercy shall adore.
13 Through all elernity,to thee ajoyful song I'll raise;
For oh! eternity's too short to utter all thy praise. HYMN 15.
On the Glory of God in the Starry Heavens; being; a Translation of Fart of the 19tk Psalm nf David.
THE spacious firmament on high, With all the blue ethereal sky, And spangled heavens, a shining frame, Their great original proclaim.
2 The unwearied sun, from day to day, Does his Creator's power display, And publishes to every land
The work of an Almighty hand.
3 Soon as the evening shades prevail, The moon takes up the wondrous tale; And nightly, to the listening earth, Repeats the story of her birth:
4 Whilst all the stars that round her bum, And all the planets in their turn, Confirm the tidings as they roll,
And spread the truth from pole to pole.
5 What though in solemn silence all
6 In reason's ear they all rejoice,
"The hand that made us is divine."
On the Providence of God: taken chiefly
from the 23d Psalm of David.
THE Lord ray pasture shall prepare,
S To fertile vales, and dewy meads,
4 Though in the paths of death I tread, With gloomy horrors overspread;
My steadfast heart shall fear no ill,
5 Thy friendly crook shall give me aid..
6 Thy bounty shall my pains heguile, The barren wilderness shall smile, With sudden greens and herbage
ALL-glurious God, what hymns of
2 Once we were fallen, and O how low!
3 Scatter'd the shades of death and night.
4 He shows, heyond these mortal shores, A bright inheritance as ours;
Where saints in light our coming wait,
SALVATION doth to God belong;
2 Then praise this God, who bows his ear Propitious to his people's prayer;
And though deliverance he may stay>
3 O may this goodness lead our land,!
To thee, our Saviour and our King;
4 Till every public temple raise
5 Still be it our supreme delight
GOD of the seas! thine awful voice
2 The smallest fish that swims the seas, Sportful, to thee a tribute pays;
And largest monsters of the deep,
3 Thus is thy glorious power adored , Among the watery nauons, Lord'.
Yet men, who trace the dangerous waves,
LORD! for the justthou dost prr