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When, placed within Thy searching mf “Holy, Holy, Holy," singing, sight,

[delight, · Lord of Hosts, Thou Lord most It shrinks not, but with calm

High."
Can live and look on Thee !

mf With His seraph-train before Him. mf The spirits that surround Thy With His holy Church below, throne

Thus unite we to adore Him,
May bear the burning bliss ;

Bid we thus our anthem fiow:But that is surely theirs alone,

of "Lord, Thy glory fills the heaven, dimSince they have never, never Earth is with its fulness stored ; known

Unto Thee be glory given, P A fallen world like this.

rall Holy, Holy, Holy Lord I” p 0 1 how shall I, whose native sphere

R. Mant. Is dark, whose mind is dim,

22 Before the Ineffable appear,

L.M., with refrain. And on my naked spirit bear f WIDE as His vast dominion lies, The uncreated beam ?

Make the Creator's name be known: mf There is a way for man to rise

Loud as His thunder shout His To that sublime abode :

praise, An offering and a sacrifice,

And sound it lofty as His throne. A Holy Spirit's energies,

Each of His works His name dis. An Advocate with God :

plays,

(praise.

But they can ne'er fulfil His f These, these prepare us for the sight Of Holiness above :

of The Lord I how absolute He reigns ! The sons of ignorance and night

Let every angel bend the knee, cres May dwell in the Eternal Light

Sing of His love in heavenly strains, f Through the Eternal Love I

And speak how fierce His terrors be.

Each of His works His name dis. T. Binney. plays,

(praise. 21

But they can ne'er fulfil His 8.7.8.7.

f High on a throne His glories dwell. mf Round the Lord in glory seated,

An awful throne of shining bliss, Cherubim and Seraphim

Fly through the world, O sun Filled His temple and repeated

and tell

(His Each to each the alternate

How dark thy beams compared to hymn :

Each of His works His name of “Lord, Thy glory fills the heaven,

displays,

(praise. Earth is with its fulness stored ; But they can ne'er fulfil His Unto Thee be glory given,

(f Awake, ye tempests, and His fame Holy, Holy, Holy Lord !"

In sounds of dreadful praise declare; s Heaven is still with glory ringing, And the sweet whisper of His name

Earth takes up the angels' cry, Fill every gentler breeze of air.

Each of His works His name dis- 23

8.7.8.7. plays,

(praise. But they can ne'er fulfil His f God, my King, Thy might con

fessing, s Let clouds and winds and waves Ever will I bless Thy name; agree

Day hy day Thy throne addressing, To join their praise with blazing Still will I Thy praise proclaim.

fire ; Let the firm earth and rolling sea

mf Nor shall fail from memory's In this eternal song conspire.

treasure,

[wroughtEach of His works His name

Works by love and mercy displays,

Works of love surpassing measure, But they can ne'er fulfil His

Works of mercy passing thought. praise.]

mp Full of kindness and compassion, f Jehovah ! 'tis a glorious word !

Slow of anger, vast in love ; O may it dwell on every tongue !

God is good to all creation ; [prove. But saints who best have known

All His works His goodness the Lord

mf All Thy works, O Lord, shall bless Are bound to raise the noblest

Thee, song

Thee shall all Thy saints adore ; Each of His works His name cresKing supreme shall they confess displays,

(praise.
Thee,

(power. But they can ne'er fulfil His

f And proclaim Thy sovereign 1. Watts.

R, Mant.

2.-HIS WORKS IN CREATION. 24

C.M.

f Thunder and hail, and fire and

storms, f PRAISE ye the Lord, immortal choirs

The troops of His command, That fill the worlds above;

Appear in all your dreadful forms, Praise Him Who fòrmed you of

And speak His awful hand.
His fires,

s Shout to the Lord, ye surging seas, And feeds you with His love.

In your eternal roar ; (praise, f Shine to His praise, ye crystal skies,

Let wave to wave resound His The floor of His abode; [eyes

And shore reply to shore. Or veil in shades your thousand | mf Thus while the meaner creatures Before your brighter God.

sing, f Thou restless globe of golden light, cres

Ye mortals, catch the sound ; Whose beams create our days,

f Echo the glories of your King Join with the silver queen of night,

Through all the nations round. To own your borrowed rays.

1. Watts, vv. 1, 2 altd.

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f One Name, above all glorious C.M.

names, J THE Lord our God is clothed with With its ten thousand tongues

The winds obey His will;[might, The everlasting sea proclaims,
He speaks, and in His heavenly Echoing angelic songs.

height
The rolling sun stands still.

* The raging fire, the roaring wind,

Thy boundless power display ; s Rebel, ye waves, and o'er the land

p But in the gentler breeze we find With threatening aspect roar; PP Thy Spirit's viewless way. The Lord uplifts His awful hand,

Two worlds are ours : 'tis only sin And chains you to the shore.

Forbids us to descry

(within, f Ye winds of night, your force com The mystic heaven and eartb

Without His high behest, [bine; Plain as the sea and sky. Ye shall not, in the mountain pine, mf Thou Who hast given me eyes to see, Disturb the sparrow's nest.

And love this sight so fair, f His voice sublime is heard afar; Give me a heart to find out Thee, In distant peals it dies ;

And read Thee everywhere. He yokes the whirlwind to His car,

J. Keble, And sweeps the howling skies. mj' Ye sons of earth, in reverence bend; 27

78., 6 lines. Ye nations, wait His nod;

mf For the beauty of the earth, cresAnd bid the choral song ascend

For the beauty of the skies, of To celebrate our God.

For the love which from our birth H. K. White. Over and around us lies :

f Father, unto Thee we raise 26

C.M. This, our sacrifice of praise. f THERE is a book, who runs may mf For the beauty of each hour read,

Of the day and of the night, Which heavenly truth imparts, Hill and vale, and tree and flower, And all the lore its scholars need, Sun and moon, and stars of light

Pure eyes and Christian hearts. f Father, unto Thee we raise f The works of God, above, below,

This, our sacrifice of praise.
Within us and around,

mf For the joy of human love, Are pages in that book, to show Brother, sister, parent, child, How God Himself is found,

Friends on earth, and friends above; f The glorious sky, embracing all,

For all gentle thoughts and mild : Is like the Maker's love,

f Father, unto Thee we raise Wherewith encompassed, great and

This, our sacrifice of praise. small

mf For each perfect gift of Thine In peace and order move.

To our race so freely given,

Graces, human and Divine, 29

7.6.7.6. Flowers of earth, and buds of heaven :

f The Lord is King, and weareth, f Father, unto Thee we raise

A robe of glory bright; This, our sacrifice of praise.

He clothed with strength appeareth,

And girt with powerful might. mf For Thy Church that evermore Lifteth holy hands above,

mf The earth He hath so grounded

That moved it cannot be : Offering up on every shore

His throne long since was founded ; Its pure sacrifice of love :

More old than time is He. f Father, unto Thee we raise This, our sacrifice of praise.

f The waters highly flowed, F. S. Pierpoint, altd.

And raised their voice, O Lord ; The seas their fury showed,

And loud their billows roared, 28

7s., 6 lines.

ff But God in strength excelleth f O GIVE thanks to Him Who made Strong seas and powerful deeps ;

Morning light and evening shade , dimWith Him all pureness dwelleth, Source and Giver of all good, cres And firm His truth He keeps. Nightly sleep and daily food;

G. Wether. Quickener of our wearied powers ; Guard of our unconscious hours.

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L.M. of O give thanks to nature's King, Who made every breathing thing :

f The Lord is King; He wrought His, our warm and sentient frame,

His will His, the mind's immortal flame,

In heaven above, in earth below; 0, how close the ties that bind

His wonders the wide ocean fill, Spirits to the Eternal Mind !

The caverned deeps His judgment

show, of O give thanks with heart and lip, For we are His workmanship,

f The Lord is King; the word stands

fast; And all creatures are His care :

Nature abides, for He is strong ; Not a bird that cleaves the air Falls unnoticed ; but who can

The perfect note He gave, shall last

Till cadence of her even-song. Speak the Father's love to man?

f The Lord is Kirg; ye worlds, f ( give thanks to Him Who came rejoice! dimin a mortal, suffering frame

The waves of power, that from Temple of the Deity

His shrine Came, for rebel man to die;

Thrill out in silence, have no In the path Himself has trod,

choice : * Leading back His saints to God.

They harm not till He gives the Conder.

sign.

of The Lord is King ; (dim) bush, cres And all shall last, wayward heart!

From changes free ; Earth's wisdom fails, earth's daring

His firm decree faints ;

(departs,

Stands ever fast. cresThere seek Him whence He ne er

f To God, the Father. Son, And own Him greatest in His

And Spirit ever Blest, saints.

Eternal Three in One, f Thou, Lord, art King ; crowned All worship be addressed ; priests are we,

As heretofore
To cast cur crowns before the

It was, is now,
Throne.

And shall be so
By us the creature worships Thee,

For evermore. Yet we büt bring Thee of Thine

N. Tate and N. Braaij.

own.

s To the Great Maker. tu the Son,

Himself vouchsafing to be made,
To the Good Spirit, Three in One,
All praise by all His works be paid.

J. Keble.

Thee;

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88.88.88. mf Thou art, O God, the lite alu

light
Of all this wondrous world we see ;
Its glow by day, its smile by night,
Are but reflections caught from

Ishine, cresWhere'er we turn Thy glories f And all things fair and bright arc

Thine. mp When day, with farewell beam,

delays Among the cpening clouds of even, And we can almost think we gaze Through gelden vistas heaven ;

(decline. cresThose hues, that mark the suns

So soft, so radiant, Lord, are Thinc. mp When night, with wings of starry

gloom, O'ershadows all the earth and skies, Like some dark, beautecus bird whose plume

[eyes, Is sparkling with unnumbereà cresThat sacred gloom, those fires Divine,

(Thine. So grand, so countless, Lord, are

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6.6.6.6.4.4.4.4. | YE boundless realms of joy,

Exalt your Maker's fame.
His praise your song employ
Above the starry frame ;

Your voices raise,
Ye cherubim,
And seraphim,

To sing His praise.
mf Thou moon, that rulst the pight,

And sun, that guid st the day ;
Ye glittering stars of light,
To Him your homage pay ;

His praise declare,
Ye heavens above,
And clouds that move

In liquid air.
f Let them adore the Lord,

And praise His holy Name,
By Whose Almighty Word
They all from nothing came:

into

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