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Te Deum.

2.

Vouchsafe, O Lord, we humbly pray,
THEE we adore, eternal Lord !

To keep us safe from sin this day:
Have

Lord :

mercy, We praise thy name with one accord;

: we trust in thee; Both heaven and earth do worship thee, Oh, let us ne’er confounded be! Thou Father of eternity!

3.

The House of God. To thee aloud all angels cry,

Lo, God is here ! let us adore,
The heavens and all the powers on high : And humbly bow before his face:
Thee, holy, holy, holy King,

Let all within us feel his power,
Lord God of Hosts, they ever sing. Let all within us seek his grace.
The apostles join the glorious throng; Lo, God is here! him day and night
The prophets swell the immortal song; United choirs of angels sing ;
The martyrs' noble army raise

To him, enthroned above all height,
Eternal anthems to thy praise.

Heaven's host their noblest homage bring. From day to day, O Lord, do we

Being of beings ! may our praise Highly exalt and honor thee;

Thy courts with grateful fragrance fill : Thy name we worship and adore, Still may we stand before thy face, World without end for evermore.

Still hear and do thy sovereign will.

G. Tersteegen. 1721. OLD HUNDRED. L. M.

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Wide as the world is thy command, 4. Praise to our Creator. Ps. c.

Vast as eternity thy love; BEFORE Jehovah's awful throne,

Firm as a rock thy truth shall stand, Ye nations, bow with sacred joy;

When rolling years shall cease to move. Know that the Lord is God alone;

Isaac Watts. 1719. He can create, and he destroy.

Alt. John Wesley. 1741.

5. Universal Praise. Ps. cxvii. His sovereign power, without our aid,

From all that dwell below the skies, Made us of clay, and formed us men; Let the Creator's praise arise ; And when, like wandering sheep, we Let the Redeemer's name be sung strayed,

Through every land, by every tongue. He brought us to his fold again.

Eternal are thy mercies, Lord; We are his people, we his care,

Eternal truth attends thy word; [shore, Our souls and all our mortal frame: Thy praise shall sound from shore to What lasting honors shall we rear, Till suns shall rise and set no more.

Isaac Watts. 1718. Almighty Maker, to thy name!

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Dorology. We'll crowd thy gates with thankful songs; Be thou, O God ! exalted high ; High as the heavens our voices raise; And, as thy glory fills the sky, And earth, with her ten thousand tongues, So let it be on earth displayed, Shall fill thy courts with sounding praise. Till thou art here, as there, obeyed.

Guillaume Franck. 1545.

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HARWELL. 8. 7.

Lowell Mason. 1840.

II.
Thrice Holy.

I 2. Universal Praise to God.
"LORD, thy glory fills the heaven; PRAISE to thee, thou great Creator!
Earth is with its fulness stored ;

Praise be thine from every tongue ! Unto thee be glory given,

Join, my soul, with every creature,
Holy, holy, holy Lord!”

Join the universal song.
Heaven is still with anthems ringing; Father, Source of all compassion!
Earth takes up the angels' cry,

Free unbounded grace is thine : “Holy, holy, holy," singing,

Hail the God of our salvation ! “ Lord of hosts, the Lord most High!” Praise him for his love divine.

For ten thousand blessings given, Ever thus in God's high praises,

For the hope of future joy, Brethren, let our tongues unite,

Sound his praise through earth and heaven, Whilst our thoughts his greatness raises,

Sound Jehovah's praise on high. And our love his gifts excite.

Joyfully on earth adore him, With his seraph train before him,

Till in heaven our song we raise ; With his holy church below,

There enraptured fall before him, Thus unite we to adore him,

Lost in wonder, love, and praise. Bid we thus our anthem flow :

John Fawcett. 1767.

The Peace of God. “Lord, thy glory fills the heaven; PEACE of God, which knows no measure, Earth is with its fulness stored ;

Heavenly sunlight of the soul, Unto thee be glory given,

Peace beyond all earthly treasure,
Holy, holy, holy Lord !

Come and all our hearts control !
Thus, thy glorious name confessing, Come, almighty to deliver !
We adopt the angels' cry,

Naught shall make us then afraid ; Holy, holy, holy,' — blessing

We will trust in thee for ever, Thee, the Lord our God most High !” Thou on whom our hope is stayed !

Bp. Richard Mant. 1837.

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