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Wurship.
1 BEFORE Jehovah's awful throne,

Ye nations, bow with sacred joy;
Know that the Lord is God alone;

He can create aud he destroy.
2 His sovereign power, without our aid,

Made us of clay, and formed us men; And when like wandering sheep we strayed,

He brought us to his fold again. 3 We are his people, we bis care,

Our souls and all our mortal frame: What lasting honors shall we rear,

Almighty Maker, to thy name? 4 We'll crowd thy gates with thankful songs;

High as the heavens our voices raise ; Aud varth, with her ten thousand tongues,

Shall fill thy courts with sounding praise. 5 Wide as the world is thy command,

Vast as eternity thy love ;
Firin as a rock thy truth will stand,

When rolling years shall cease to move.

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Worship.
1 GREAT Shepherd of thy people, here

Thy presence now display:
We kuiel within thy house of prayer,

O, give us hearts to pray!

2 Help us with holy fear and joy

To kneel before thy face;
O make us, creatures of thy power,
The children of thy grace!

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Worship. 1 ALMIGHTY God, while earth and heaven

Thy power and skill proclaim, Wilt thou permit a child to sing

The honor of thy name? 2 The early dawn of opening life

Has proved thy guardian care ; And may I, through my future years,

Thy grace and goodness share. 3 Now may I give myself to thee,

And in thy name confide;
Most gracious God, O deign to le

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Worship. 1 When to the house of God we go,

To hear his word and sing his love, To offer praises here below,

With all the saints in heaven above, – 2 Our God is present with us there,

And watches all our thoughts and ways 0, let us humbly join in prayer,

Let us sincerely sing his praise ! 3 O, may we never thoughtless go,

Nor lose the days our God has given !

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But learn, by Sabbaths spent below,

To spend eternity in heaven. 46

Rejoice in God.
1 COME, we that love the Lord,

And let our joys be known:
Join in a song with sweet accord,

And thus surround the throne. 2 The sorrows of the mind

Be banished from the place:
Religion never was designed

To make our pleasures less..
3 Then let our songs abound,

And every tear be dry: We're marching thro' Immanuel's ground

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The Temple. 1 O’ER mountain tops the mount of God

In latter days shall rise Above the summits of the hills,

And draw the wondering eyes. 2 To this the joyful nations round,

All tribes and tongues, shall flow; “Up to the mount of God,” they say,

“And to his house we'll go." 3 The beams that shine from Zion's bill

Shall lighten every land; The King who reigns in Salem's towers Shall the whole world command.

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The City of God.
1 Glorious things of thee are spoken,

Zion, city of our God!
He whose word cannot be broken

Formed thee for his own abode. 2 See! the streams of living waters,

Springing froin eternal love,
Well supply thy sons and daughters,

And all fear of want remove.
3 Who can fajot while such a river

Ever flows their thirst tassuage?
Grace, which, like the Lord, the Giver,

Never fails from age to age. 49

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The Church.
1 Zion, awake! thy strength renew!

Put on thy robes of beauteous hue!
Church of our God, arise and shine,

Briglit with the beams of truth divine ! 2 Soon shall thy radiance stream afar,

Wide as the heathen vations are;
Gen:iles and kings thy light shall view ;
All shall admire and love thee too.

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The Temple.
1 HERE, when thy people seek thy face,

And dying sinners pray to live,
Hear Thou in beaven, thy dwelling-place,

And, when thou hearest, О forgive!

2 Here, when thy messengers proclaim

The blessed gospel of thy Son,
Still, by the power of his great name,

Be mighty signs and wonders doué. 3 Hosanna! to their heavenly King,

When children's voices raise that song, Hosanna! let their angels sing,

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Close of Service.
1 O God, accept the sacred hour

Which we to thee have given;
And let this hallowed scene have power

To raise our souls to heaven. 2 Still let us hold, till life departs,

The precepts of thy Son;
Nor let our thoughtless, thankless hearts

Forget what he has done.
3 His true disciples may we live,

From all corruption free,
And humbly learn like him to give

Our powers, our wills, to thee. 52

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Close of Service.
1 The presence, everlasting God!

Wide o'er all nature spreads abroad:
Thy watchful eyes, which cannot sleep,

In every place thy children keep. 2 To thee we all our ways commit,

And seek our comforts near thy feet;
Still on our souls vouchsafe to shine,
And guard and guide us still as thine.

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