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Te Deum Laudamus.
1 THEE we adore, eternal Lord!

1 We praise Thy Name with one accord;
Thy saints, who here Thy goodness see,

Through all the world do worship Thee.
2 To Thee aloud all angels cry,
And ceaseless raise their songs on high,
Both cherubin and seraphin,

The heavens and all the powers therein.
3 The Apostles join the glorious throng;

The Prophets swell the immortal song;
The Martyrs' noble army raise
Eternal anthems to Thy praise.
4 Thee, holy, holy, holy King!

Thee, the Lord God of hosts, they sing:
Thus earth below, and heaven above,
Resound Thy glory and Thy love.

Thomas Cotterill (1810].

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in KING of kings, before whose throne | 2 O Jesu, set at God's right hand, 1 The angels bow, no gift can we

With Thine eternal Father plead Present that is indeed our own,

For all Thy loyal-hearted band. Since heaven and earth belong to Who still on earth Thy succour need: Thee :

For them in weakness strength provide, Yet this our souls through grace impart, And through the world their footsteps The offering of a thankful heart.

guide.

3 O Holy Spirit, Fount of breath,

Whose comforts never fail nor fade,
Vouchsafe the life that knows no death,

Vouchsafe the light that knows no shade;
And grant that we through all our days
May share Thy gifts, and sing Thy praise.

Variation by T. Darling, 1857. From John Quarles, 1654.

II.—God the Creator. I believe in one God the Father Almighty, Maker of heaven and earth,

and of all things visible and invisible.

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PSALM C.
1 ALL people that on earth do dwell,

A Sing to the Lord with cheerful voice:
Him serve with fear, His praise forth tell,

Come ye before Him, and rejoice.
2 The Lord, ye know, is God indeed,

Without our aid He did us make;
We are His flock. He doth us feed.

And for His sheep He doth us take.
3 O enter then His gates with praise ;

Approach with joy His courts unto;
Praise, laud, and bless His Name always,

For it is seemly so to do.
4. For why? the Lord our God is good;

His mercy is for ever sure;
His truth at all times firmly stood,
And shall from age to age endure.

J. Hopkins (Old Version), 1562.

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PSALM C.

3 We'll crowd Thy gates with thankful 1 DEFORE Jehovah's awful throne,

songs, D Ye nations, bow with sacred joy;

High as the heavens our voices raise : Know that the Lord is God alone,

And earth, with her ten thousand tongues, He can create, and He destroy..

Shall fill Thy courts with sounding

praise. 2 His sovereign power, without our aid,

Made us of clay, and formed us men; | 4 Wide as the world is Thy command. And when like wandering sheep we

Vast as eternity Thy love; stray'd,

Firm as a rock Thy truth must stand. He brought us to His fold again.

When rolling years shall cease to move. Isaac Watts, 1719. Varied by Charles Wesley, 1741.

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