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Earth' s utmost ends
His. power obey ;
His glorious sway
The sky transcends.
14 His choseu saints to grace,
He sets them up on high,
And favours Israel's race,
Who still to him are nigh:
O therefore raise
Your grateful voice,
And still rejoice
The Lord to praise.

PSALM 149.

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;
With timbrel and harp

his praises express:,
Who always takes pleasure

his saints to advance,
And with his salvation

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;
To punish those lands

for ruin design'd;
With chains, as their captives,

to tie their kings fast,
With fetters of iron

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.

PSALM 150.

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
that loudly sound on solemn day

6 Let all that vital breath enjoy,
the breath he does to them afford,

In just returns of praise employ:
let every creature praise the Lord.

Common Measure.

TO Father, Son, and Holy Ghost,
the God whom we adore,
Be glory, as it was, is now,
and shall be evermore.
As Psalm 25.
To God the Father, Son,

and Spirit,glory be;
As 'twas, and is, and shall be s»
to ail eternity.

As Psalm 100.
To Father, Son, and Holy Ghost,

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 heretofore
It was, is now,
And shall be so
For evermore.

As Psalm 149
By angels in heaven

of every degree,
And saints upon earth,

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

mid Saviour.

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,
but graciously restored,

And made, henceforth, alive to God,
through Jesus Christ our Lord.
For thesume.

CHRIST from the dead is raised, aai
the First Fruits of the tomb;
For, as by man came death, by man
did resurrection come.

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 Son, from deaih revived,

And thee with both, O Holy Ghost,
who art from both derived.
HYM> 7.
For the same.

COME, Holy Spirit, Heavenly Dove,
with all thy quickening powers j
Kindle a flame of sacred love
in these cold hearts of ours.

2 See how wcgrovel here helow,
fond of these earthly toys;

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,
with all thy quickening powers;

Come, shed abroad a Saviour's love,
and that shall kindle ours.
For tkt same.

HE's come! let every knee be hent,
all hearts new joy resume;
Sing, ye redeem'd, with one consent,
"The Comforter is come."

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
thou aiv'st us strength to go.


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.

ii-5 *

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,
and to the Lamb lie given.
HYMN 10.
For the same.

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
hefore unwilling hearts display'd?

Was not for you the victim slain?
are you forbid the children's bread t

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,

C/iop.v 12. ,\C.\njf.\.S. §


My scanty span aoth still prolong,
And wakes anew mine annual song.

2 How many precious souls are fled
To the vast regions of the dead,
Since to this day the changing sun
Through his last yearly period run!

3 We yet survive; but who can say,
. Or through this year, or month, or day,

I shall retain this vital breath,
"Thus far, atleast,in league with death'"

4 That breath is thine, eternal God;
'lis thine to fix my soul's abode;
It holds its life from thee alone,
On earth, or in the world unknown.
5 To thee our spirits we resign,
Make them and own them still as thine;
so shall they live secure from fear.
Tiro' death should blast the rising year

6 Thy children,panting to be gone.
May bid the tide of time roll on,
To land them on that happy shore,
Where years and death are known no


7 No more fatigue, no more distress.
Nor sin, nor hell shall reach that place;
J. o groans to mingle with the songs.
Resounding from Tmmortal tongueY:

8 No more alarms from ghostly toes •
No cares to break the long repose;
No midnight shade, no clouded sun
Hut sacred, high, eternal noon.
» O, long expected year! begin;
ftawn on this world of woe and sin;
.Hani would we leave this weary road,
i o sleep in death, and rest with God.

HYMN 13.
wtt„„S1" Christian's Hope.
VIVIEN, rising from the hed of death,
a T o'erwhelm'd with guilt and fear
I see my Maker face to face;

O how shall I appear!
- If jet, while pardon may be found

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,
The timely tribute of her tears
f shall endless woe prevent.
■, Then see the sorrow of my heart,
e'er yet it be too late;'

And hear my Saviour's dying groans.
. to give these sorrows weight.
0 *or never shall my soul despair

her pardon to procure,
Who knows thy only Son has died,
to make her pardon sure.

„„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.
the goodness of the Lord;

But fruits of life and glory grow
in thy most holv word.

10 Here are my choicest treasures hW
here my best comfort lies;

Here my desires are satisfy'd
and here my hopes arise.

11 lord, make me understand lbv lam-
show what my faults have been;'

And from thy Gospel let me draw
pardon for all my sin.

12 Here would I learn how Christ fai
to save my soul from hell; ttfa

Not all the books on earth beside
, ■JJ" heavenly wonders tell.

13 Then let me love my Bible more,
and take a fresh delight,

By day to read these wonders o'er
and meditate by night.'

HYMN 14.

1Tnn?Sn,<,!r:a'tudt to Gml-
\MI «r-« all thy mercies, o my God

",ny rising soul surveys,
Transported with the view, I'm Um.

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
and all my wants redrest.

When in the silent womb I lay
and hung upon the breast.

4 To all my weak complaints ami cries
thy mercy lent an ear,

E'reyetmy feeble thoughts had leant
to-torm themselves in prayer

5 Unnumber'd comforts to my soul
thy tender care bestow'd,

Before iny infant heart conceived

from whom those comforts flbw'd.

W,".e"'"«ie slippery paths of youth

with heedless steps 1 ran.
Thine arm, unseen, convey'u me sale

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*
more to be fear'd than they.

8 When worn with sickness, oft b

with health renew'd my face;
And when in sins and sorrows sunk
revived my soul with grace.

9 Thy bounteous hand; with worWIf
has made my cup run o'er i Ihu*.

And m a kind and faithful friend
has doubled all my store.

10 Ten thousand thousand precious sift!
my daily thanks employ; t~

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
Move round the dark terrestrial ball;
What though no real voice nor sound
Amidst their radiant orbs be found;

6 In reason's ear they all rejoice,
And utter forth a glorious voice,
For ever singing as they shine,

"The hand that made us is divine."

HYMN 16.

On the Providence of God: taken chiefly

from the 23d Psalm of David.

THE Lord ray pasture shall prepare,
And feed me witha Shepherd's care;
His presence shall my wants supply,
And guard me with a watchful eye;
2 My noon-day walks he shall attend,
And all my midnight hours defend;
When iu the sultry glebe I faint,
Or or the thirsty mountain pant. *

S To fertile vales, and dewy meads,
My weary wandering steps he leads,
Where peaceful rivers, soft and slow,
Amid the verdant landskip flow.

4 Though in the paths of death I tread, With gloomy horrors overspread;

My steadfast heart shall fear no ill,
For thou, O Lord, art with me still:

5 Thy friendly crook shall give me aid..
And guide me thro' the dreadful shade -i
Though in a bare and rugged way.
Through rirffiinw lonely wilds I stray,

6 Thy bounty shall my pains heguile, The barren wilderness shall smile, With sudden greens and herbage

And streams shall murmur all around.
HYMN 17.
For the Mercies of Redemption.

ALL-glurious God, what hymns of
Shall our transported voices raise!
What ardent live and zeal are due,
While heaven stands open to our view"!

2 Once we were fallen, and O how low!
Juston the brink of endless woe;
When Jesus, from the realms above,
Borne on the wings of boundless love,

3 Scatter'd the shades of death and night.
And spread around his heavenly light!
By hiin what wondrous grace is shown
To souls iiupoverish'd and undone!

4 He shows, heyond these mortal shores, A bright inheritance as ours;

Where saints in light our coming wait,
To share their holy, happy stateT
HYMN 18.
For Public Mercies and Deliverances.

SALVATION doth to God belong;
His power and grace shall be our
From him alone all merries flow;
His arm alone subdues the foe I

2 Then praise this God, who bows his ear Propitious to his people's prayer;

And though deliverance he may stay>
Yet answers still in bis own day.

3 O may this goodness lead our land,!
Still saved by thine Almighty hand,
The tribute of its love to bring

To thee, our Saviour and our King;

4 Till every public temple raise
A song of triumph to thy praise;
And every peaceful private home
To thee a temple shall become.

5 Still be it our supreme delight
To walk as in thy glorious sight;
Still in thy precepts and thy fear,
Till life's last hour, to persevere.

HYMN 19.
On God's Dominion over the Sea.

GOD of the seas! thine awful voice
Bids all the rolling waves rejoice;
And one soft word of thy command
Can sink them silent in the sand.

2 The smallest fish that swims the seas, Sportful, to thee a tribute pays;

And largest monsters of the deep,
At thy command, or rage or sleep.

3 Thus is thy glorious power adored , Among the watery nauons, Lord'.

Yet men, who trace the dangerous waves,
Forget the mighty God who saves;
HYMN 20.
Which may be used at Sea or onLand

LORD! for the justthou dost prr
ihoti art their sure defence'

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