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447 Rejoice in the Lord, 0 ye righteons."

PSALM XCVIII.
1 REJOICE to-day with one accord,

Sing out with exultation;
Rejoice and praise our mighty Lord
Whose arm hath brought salvation:
His works of love proclaim
The greatness of His Name
For He is God alone,
Who hath His mercy shown;
Let all His saints adore Him!

2 When in distress to Him we cried,

He heard our sad complaining:
O trust in Him, whate'er betide,
His love is all-sustaining;

Triumphant songs of praise
To Him our hearts shall raise;
Now every voice shall say,

“O praise our God alway;'
Let all His saints adore Him!

3 Rejoice to-day with one accord

Sing out with exultation;
Rejoice and praise our mighty Lord
Whose arm hath brought salvation:

His works of love proclaim
The greatness of His Name;
For He is God alone,

Who hath His mercy shown;
Let all His saints adore Him! Amen.

National. 448 “ Lord, Thou hast been favourable unto

Thy land.
1 To Thee our God we fly

For mercy and for grace; .
O hear our lowly cry,

And hide not Thou Thy face.
O Lord, stretch forth Thy mighty hand,
And guard and bless our Fatherland.
2 Arise, O Lord of Hosts!

Be jealous for Thy Name,
And drive from out our coasts

The sins that put to shame.
O Lord, stretch forth Thy mighty hand,
And guard and bless our Fatherland.
3 Thy best gifts from on high

In rich abundance pour,
That we may magnify

And praise Thee more and more.
O Lord, stretch forth Thy mighty hand,
And guard and bless our Fatherland.
4 The powers ordained by Thee

With heavenly wisdom bless,
May they Thy servants be,

And rule in righteousness.
O Lord, stretch forth Thy mighty hand,
And guard and bless our Fatherland.
5 The Church of Thy dear Son

Inflame with love's pure fire,
Bind her once more in one,

And life and truth inspire.
O Lord, stretch forth Thy mighty hand,
And guard and bless our Fatherland.

6 The pastors of Thy fold

With grace and power endue,
That faithful, pure, and bold,

They may be pastors true.
O Lord, stretch forth Thy mighty hand,
And guard and bless our Fatherland.

7 Though vile and worthless, still

Thy people, Lord, are we;
And for our God we will

None other have but Thee.
O Lord, stretch forth Thy mighty hand,
And guard and bless our Fatherland. Amen.

449 Happy is that people whose God is

the Lord.
1 BEFORE the Lord we bow,

The God Who reigns above,
And rules the world below,
Boundless in power and love;
Our thanks we bring

In joy and praise,

Our hearts we raise
To heaven's high King.

2 The nation Thou hast blest

May well Thy love declare,
From foes and fears at rest,
Protected by Thy care.
For this fair land,

For this bright day

Our thanks we pay-
Gifts of Thy hand.

3 May every mountain height,

Each vale and pasture green Shine in Thy Word's pure light, And its rich fruits be seen! May every tongue

Be tuned to praise,

And join to raise

A grateful song.
4 Earth! hear thy Maker's voice,

The great Redeemer's own,
Believe, obey, rejoice,
And worship Him alone ;
Cast down thy pride,

Thy sin deplore,

And bow before

The Crucified.
5 And when in power He comes,

O may our native land,
From all its rending tombs,
Send forth a glorious band ;
A countless throng
Ever to sing

To heaven's high King
Salvation's song. Amen.

Hymns for Children. 450 Under His wings shalt thou trust.1 The morning bright with rosy light

Has waked me from my sleep;
Father, I own Thy love alone

Thy little one doth keep.

2 All through the day, I humbly pray,

Be Thou my Guard and Guide;
My sins forgive, and let me live,

Lord Jesus, near Thy side.

3 O make Thy rest within my breast,

Great Spirit of all grace;
| Make me like Thee, then shall I be

Prepared to see Thy face. Amen.

451° “I will fear no evil, for Thou art with me.” 1 In the dark and silent night

Blessèd Lord, be Thou my light,
So shall nothing me affright.

Hallelujah!

2 Safely shadowed 'neath Thy wing,

Help Thy little one to sing
Glory to the heavenly King.

Hallelujah!

3 Angels sing, and so would I,

While upon my bed I lie,
Praise the glorious Trinity.

Hallelujah!

452 He shall gather the lambs with His arm.” 1 JESUS, tender Shepherd, hear me,

Bless Thy little lamb to-night;
Through the darkness be Thou near me,
Keep me safe till morning light.

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