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HYMNS.

1. The Eternal God. 1.-HIS GLORY, WORSHIP, AND PRAISE. 1

p Frail children of dust, 10.10.11.11.

And feeble as frail, f O WORSHIP the King,

cres In Thee do we trust, All-glorious above;

Nor find Thee to fail ; O gratefully sing

mf Thy mercies how tender, His power and His love ;

How firm to the end,
Our Shield and Defender,

Our Maker, Defender,
The Ancient of days,

Redeemer, and Friend !
Pavilioned in splendour,
And girded with praise.

f O measureless might!

Ineffable love ! f O tell of His might,

While angels delight
O sing of His grace,

To hymn Thee above,
Whose robe is the light,

dimThe humbler creation, Whose canopy, space ;

Though feeble their lays, His chariots of wrath

cresWith true adoration The deep thunder-clouds form;

Shall lisp to Thy praise. And dark is His path

R. Grant. On the wings of the storm.

2 [mf The earth with its store

6.6.8.4.6.6.8.4. Of wonders untold,

PART I. Almighty! Thy power

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The God of Abraham praise, Hath founded of old ;

Who reigns enthroned above; Hath stablished it fast

Ancient of everlasting days,
By a changeless decree,

And God of love:
And round it hath cast,

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Jehovah, Great I AM!
Like a mantle, the sea.]

By earth and heaven confest;

p I bow and bless the sacred Name, mf Thy bountiful care

For ever blest.
What tongue can recite !
It breathes in the air,

mf The God of Abraham praise, It shines in the light,

At Whose supreme command It streams from the hills,

From earth I rise and seek the joys It descends to the plain,

At His right hand : p And sweetly distils

I all on earth forsake,
In the dew and the rain.

Its wisdom, fame, and power ;

cresAnd Him my only Portion make, dim The listening spheres attend,

My Shield and Tower. cres And swell the growing fame, f The God of Abraham praise,

f And sing, in songs which never end, Whose all-sufficient grace

The wondrous Name. Shall guide me all my happy days,

6.6.8.4.6.6.8.4. In all my ways.

PART III.
He calls a worm His friend, mf The God Who reigns on high
He calls Himself my God,

The great archangels sing,
And He shall save me to the end f And “Holy, holy, holy” cry,
Through Jesu's blood.

Almighty King ! mf He by Himself hath sworn,

mf Who was, and is the same, I on His oath depend ;

And evermore shall be ; I shall, on eagles' wings upborne,

f Jehovah-Father-great I AM, To heaven ascend :

We worship Thee.” cres I shall behold His face,

mf Before the Saviour's face I shall His power adore,

The ransom'd nations bow ; f And sing the wonders of His grace O’erwhelm'd at His almighty For evermore.

grace,

For ever new : 6.6.8.4.6.6.8.4.

He shows His prints of love, PART II. mf The goodly land I see,

cres They kindle to a flame, [above,

f And sound, through all the worlds With peace and plenty blessed ;

His wondrous Name.
A land of sacred liberty
And endless rest:

f The whole triumphant host
There milk and honey flow,

Give thanks to God on high : And oil and wine abound ;

Hail, Father, Son, and Holy Ghost, And trees of life for ever grow,

They ever cry:
With mercy crowned.

Hail, Abraham's God and mine; mf There dwells the Lord our King,

(I join the heavenly lays ;)

All might and majesty are Thine, The Lord our righteousness ;

And endless praise. f Triumphant o'er the world and sin, The Prince of peace

T. Olivers, Part III., v. 2, 1. 8 altd. On Sion's sacred height

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L.M. His kingdom still maintains, cresAnd glorious, with His saints in mf We praise, we worship Thee, O God, light,

Thy sovereign power we sound f For ever reigns.

abroad :

All nations bow before Thy throne, Before the great Three-One,

And Thee the Eternal Father own. They all exulting stand, f And tell the wonders He hath done f Loud hallelujahs to Thy name Through all their land.

Angels and seraphim proclaim;

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The heavens and all the powers on f Praise the God of our salvation. high

Hosts on high His power proWith rapture constantly do cry;

claim; p“0, holy, holy, holy Lord,

f Heaven and earth, and all creation cresThou God of Hosts, by all adored ;

Laud and magnify His name. f Ewrth and the heavens are full of Foundling Coll., c. 1801-1804.

Thee,
Thy light, Thy power, Thy majesty." 5

L.M. Apostles join the glorious throng, mf LORD of all being, throned afar, And swell the loud immortal song ; Thy glory flames from sun and star; Prophets enraptured hear the Centre and soul of every sphere, sound,

Yet to each loving heart how near. And spread the hallelujah round.

mf Sun of our life, Thy quickening ray f Victorious martyrs join their lays Sheds on our path the glow of day ;

And shout the omnipotence of grace, Star of our hope, Thy softening While all Thy Church, through all light

[night. the earth,

Cheers the long watches of the Acknowledge and extol Thy worth.

p Our midnight is Thy smile withf Glory to Thee, O God most high! drawn;

[dawn; Father, we praise Thy majesty ; cresOur noontide is Thy gracious The Son, the Spirit, we adore;

Our rainbow arch, Thy mercy's One Godhead, blest for evermore. sign ;

[Thine. McAll's Coll., 1824, v. 6, 1. 1 altd. f All, save the clouds of sin, are

mf Lord of all life, below, above,

8.7.8.7. Whose light is truth, Whose f PRAISE the Lord, ye heavens adore

warmth is love,

[height; Before Thy éver-blazing throne Praise Him, angels, in the

We ask no lustre of our own. Sun and moon, rejoice before Him;

p Grant us Thy truth to make us free, Praise Him, all ye stars of light.

And kindling hearts that burn for f Praise th- Lord, for He hath spoken;

Thee,
Worlds His mighty voice obeyed:

cresTill all Thy living altars claim Laws which never shall be broken, mf One holy light, one heavenly flame. For their guidance He hath

0. W. Holmes. made.

6 f Praise the Lord, for He is glorious :

C.M. Never shall His promise fail. f FILL Thou my life, O Lord my God, cresGod hath made His saints victori In every part with praise, ous ;

That my whole being may proclaim Sin and death shall not prevail. Thy being and Thy ways.

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Him ;

f Not for the lip of praise alone, Ages to come Thy truth proclaim, Nor e'en the praising heart,

And nations sound Thy praise. I ask, but for a life made up Of praise in every part.

mf Thy glorious deeds of ancient date

Shall through the world be mf Praise in the common things of life,

known;

[state, Its goings out and in;

of Thine arm of power, Thy heavenly Praise in each duty and each deed, With public splendour shown. dim However small and mean.

mf The world is governed by Thy .mf Fill every part of me with praise : hands, Let all my being speak

Thy saints are ruled by love ; Of Thee, and of Thy love, O Lord, f And Thine eternal kingdom stands, dim Poor though I be, and weak.

Though rocks and hills remove. f So shalt Thou, Lord, from me, e'en

I. Watts, v. 6, 1. 1.altd. Receive the glory due ; [me, 8

C.M., 6 lines. And so shall I begin on earth The song for ever new.

mf BEYOND, beyond that boundless sea,

Above that dome of sky, [flee, mf So shall no part of day or night

Farther than thought itself can From sacredness be free ;

Thy dwelling is on high ; f But all my life, in every step, dim Yet dear the awful thought to me, Be fellowship with Thee.

That Thou, my God, art nigh: H. Bonar.

mp Art nigh, and yet my labouring 7

Feels after Thee in vain, [mind C.M.

Thee in these works of power to f LONG as I live I'll bless Thy name, Or to Thy seat attain ; [find, My King, my God of love ;

Thy messenger, the stormy wind; My work and joy shall be the same Thy path, the trackless main : In the bright world above:

f These speak of Thee with loud f Great is the Lord, His power

acclaim ; unknown,

They thunder forth Thy praise, And let His praise be great : The glorious honour of Thy name, I'll sing the honours of Thy throne, The wonders of Thy ways :

Thy works of grace repeat. dimBut Thou art not in tempest-flame, f Thy grace shall dwell upon my Nor in day's glorious blaze. tongue,

f We hear Thy voice when thunders And while my lips rejoice,

roll The men that hear my sacred song

Through the wide fields of air ; Shall join their cheerful voice.

The waves obey Thy dread control; f Fathers to sons shall teach Thy dim Yet still Thou art not there. name,

Where shall I find Him, O my soul, And children learn Thy ways; Who yet is everywhere ?

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