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Who can express the noble acts of the Lord, or shew forth all his praise !
Remember me, O Lord, according to the favour that thou bearest unto thy people. O visit me with thy salvation.
VERSE AND CHORUS.
Blessed be the Lord God of Israel from everlasting, and world without end; and let all the people say, Amen.
Pious orgies, pious airs,
Decent sorrow, decent prayers,
AIR, MR. KNYVETT, & CHORUS.
Dettingen Te Deum-HANDEL.
O LORD IN THEE HAVE I TRUSTED;
END OF PART I,
[An interval of a quarter of an hour between the first and second parts.]
FIRST GRAND CONCERTO-HANDEL.
SELECTION FROM THE ORATORIO OF
O loss of sight! of thee I most complain ;
Total eclipse! no sun, no moon !
O first created beam! and thou great word!
Relieve thy champion, image of thy strength ;
Return, O God of Hosts! behold
Thy servant in distress.
Fix'd in his everlasting seat,
Jehovah rules the world in state ; His thunders roar, heaven shakes, and earth's aghast;
The stars with deep amaze,
Remain in stedfast gaze : Jehovah is of Gods the first and last.
Justly these evils have befall’n thy son;
AIR. Why does the God of Israel sleep? Arise with dreadful sound, And clouds encompass'd round; Then shall the heathen hear thy thunder deep. The tempest of thy wrath now raise, In whirlwind them pursue, Full fraught with vengeance due, 'Till shame and trouble all thy foes shall seize.
Jehovah is alone,
O'er all the earth bnt one,
The weight to share
Of filial care,
Horribly loud, unlike the former shout,
Come, come; no time for lamentation now;
Let the bright seraphim in burning row,
Let their celestial concerts all unite,
END OF PART II.
[An interval of five minutes between the second and third parts.]