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32 SOLITUDE 7. 7. 7. 7.

Lewis T. Downes, 1851

i Now may He, who from the dead Brought the Shep-herd of the sheep,

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33 NICÆA

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2 Holy, Holy, Holy! All the saints adore Thee, Casting down their golden crowns around the glassy sea; Cherubim and seraphim falling down before Thee,

Who wert, and art, and evermore shalt be.

3 Holy, Holy, Holy! Though the darkness hide Thee,
Though the eye of sinful man Thy glory may not see,
Only Thou art holy; there is none beside Thee

Perfect in power, in love, and purity.

4 Holy, Holy, Holy, Lord God Almighty !
All Thy works shall praise Thy Name, in earth and sky and sea ;
Holy, Holy, Holy ! Merciful and Mighty !
God in Three Persons, blessèd Trinity !

Bishop Reginald Heber, publ. 1827

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2 To Thee all angels cry aloud; With all the martyrs' noble host,

To Thee the powers on high, Thy constant praise recite. Both cherubim and seraphim,

5 The holy Church throughout the world, Continually do cry:

O Lord, confesses Thee, 3 O Holy, Holy, Holy Lord,

That Thou Eternal Father art,
Whom heavenly hosts obey,

Of boundless majesty ;
The world is with the glory filled

6 Thy honored, true, and only Son; Of Thy majestic ray.

And Holy Ghost, the Spring 4 The apostles' glorious company, Of never-ceasing joy: 0) Christ, And prophets crowned with light, Of glory Thou art King.

Anon. (Latin, 5th Century.) Tr. Tate and Brady's Supplement, c. 1700

God the Father Almighty 35 (DUNDEE) C. M. 1 GOD moves in a mysterious way Are big with mercy, and shall break His wonders to perform ;

In blessings on your head. He plants His footsteps in the sea,

4 Judge not the Lord by feeble sense, And rides upon the storm.

But trust Him for His grace ; 2 Deep in unfathomable mines

Behind a frowning providence Of never-failing skill

He hides a smiling face. He treasures up His bright designs,

5 Blind unbelief is sure to err, And works His sovereign will.

And scan His work in vain ; 3 Ye fearful saints, fresh courage take ;

God is His own Interpreter,
The clouds ye so much dread

And He will make it plain.

William Cowper, 1774

36 st. Anne C. m.

William Croft, 1708

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2 Before the hills in order stood, 4 Time, like an ever-rolling stream, Or earth received her frame,

Bears all its sons away ; From everlasting Thou art God, They fly forgotten, as a dream To endless years the same.

Dies at the opening day. 3 A thousand ages in Thy sight 5 Our God, our Help in ages past; Are like an evening gone;

Our Hope for years to come; Short as the watch that ends the night Be Thou our Guard while troubles last, Before the rising sun.

And our eternal Home.

Rev. Isaac Watts, 1719

WARE L. M.

George Kingsley, 1838

i High in the heavens, E - ter - nal God, Thy good-ness in

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Thy truth shall break through every cloud That veils and darkens Thy de-signs. A - MEN.

37 CREATION L. M.

Arr. from Joseph Haydn, 1798

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2 The unwearied sun, from day to day, Confirm the tidings as they roll,

Does his Creator's power display, And spread the truth from pole to pole.
And publishes to every land
The work of an almighty hand.

What though in solemn silence all

Move round the dark terrestrial ball ? 3 Soon as the evening shades prevail, What though nor real voice nor sound

The moon takes up the wondrous tale, Amid their radiant orbs be found ? And nightly to the listening earth

6 In reason's ear they all rejoice, Repeats the story of her birth;

And utter forth a glorious voice; 4 Whilst all the stars that round her burn, For ever singing, as they shine, And all the planets in their turn, “ The hand that made us is Divine."

Joseph Addison, 1712 38 (WARE) L. M. I HIGH in the heavens, Eternal God, The whole creation is Thy charge, Thy goodness in full glory shines; But saints are Thy peculiar care. Thy truth shall break through every cloud That veils and darkens Thy designs.

4 From the provisions of Thy house

We shall be fed with sweet repast;
2 For ever firm Thy justice stands, There mercy like a river flows,
As mountains their foundations keep; And brings salvation to our taste.
Wise are the wonders of Thy hands;
Thy judgments are a mighty deep.

5 Life, like a fountain, rich and free,

Springs from the presence of my Lord; 3 Thy providence is kind and large, And in Thy light our souls shall see Both man and beast Thy bounty share; The glories promised in Thy word.

Rev. Isaac Watts, 1719

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