600= L.M. Psalm xciii.
1WITH glory clad, with strength arrayed, The Lord, that o'er all nature reigns, The world's foundations strongly laid, And the vast fabric still sustains.
2How sure established is thy throne, Which shall no change or period see! For thou, O Lord, and thou alone, Art King from all eternity.
3The floods, O Lord, lift up their voice, And toss their troubled waves on high; But God above can still their noise, And make the angry sea comply.
4Thy promise, Lord, is ever sure: And they that in thy house would dwell, That happy station to secure, Must still in holiness excel.
601= 2-6s & 4-7s.
1JEHOVAH reigns on high In peerless majesty; Boundless power his royal robe, Purest light his garment is; Rules his word the spacious globe, Stablished it in floating seas.
2Ancient of days! Thy name And essence is I AM; Thou, O Lord, and thou alone, Gav'st whatever is to be; Stood thine everlasting throne, Stands to all eternity.
3The floods, with angry noise, Have lifted up their voice, Lifted up their voice on high; Fiends and men exclaim aloud; Rage the waves and dash the sky, Hell assails the throne of God.
4Their fury cannot move The Lord who reigns above; Him the mighty waves obey, Sinking at his awful will, Ocean owns his sovereign sway; Hell at his command is still.
5Thy statutes, Lord, are sure, And as thyself endure; Thine eternal house above Holy souls alone can see, Fitted here by perfect love, There to reign enthroned with thee.
602= 4-6s & 2-8s. Psalm xciv.
1O Lord, with vengeance clad Most awful thou art seen! Yet blessed when most sad Our chastened souls have been; For we have hope to rest in joy, When all thy foes thou shalt destroy.
2The Lord will not forsake Nor cast the souls away, Who his salvation make Their refuge and their stay; But though they mourn awhile, his voice Shall bid his faithful ones rejoice.
3Had not thy help been nigh, O Lord, my soul had died; Thy mercy doth supply Strength when my footsteps slide: With many a gloomy care oppressed, I sought thy comforts, and found rest.
4A sure defence in thee I never fail to find; The tower to which I flee When fears distract my mind: Thy goodness, Lord, shall still defend, And guide me to my journey's end.
603= S.M. Psalm xcv.
1COME, sound his praise abroad, And hymns of glory sing! Jehovah is the sovereign God, The universal King.
2He formed the deeps unknown; He gave the seas their bound; The watery worlds are all his own, And all the solid ground.
3Come, worship at his throne; Come, bow before the Lord: We are his works, and not our own; He formed us by his word.
4To-day attend his voice, Nor dare provoke his rod; Come, as the people of his choice, And own your gracious God.
604= 8s & 7s. Psalm xcvi.
1RAISE the psalm: let earth adoring, Through each kindred, tribe, and tongue, To her God his praise restoring, Raise the new accordant song. Bless his name, each farthest nation; Sing his praise, his truth display: Tell anew his high salvation With each new return of day.
2Tell it out beneath the heaven, To each kindred, tribe, and tongue, Tell it out from morn till even In your own exhausted song: Tell that God for ever reigneth, He, who set the world so fast, He, who still its state sustaineth Till the day of doom to last.
3Tell them that the day is coming When that righteous doom shall be: Then shall heaven new joys illumine, Gladness shine o'er earth and sea. Yea, the far-resounding ocean Shall its thousand voices raise, All its waves in glad commotion Chant the fulness of his praise.
4And earth's fields, with herbs and flowers, Shall put on their choice array, And in all their leafy bowers Shall the woods keep holyday: When the Judge, to earth descending, Righteous judgment shall ordain, Fraud and wrong shall then have ending, Truth, immortal truth, shall reign.
605= 7s & 6s. Psalm xcviii.
1SING we to our conquering Lord A new triumphant song; Joyfully his deeds record, And with a thankful tongue! Wonders his right hand hath wrought. Still his outstretched arm we see; He alone the fight hath fought, And got the victory.
2God, the almighty God, hath made His great salvation known; Openly to all displayed His glory in his Son: Christ hath brought the life to light, Bade the glorious gospel shine, Showed in all the heathen's sight His righteousness divine.
3He to Israel's chosen race His promise hath fulfilled: Mindful of his word of grace His saving health revealed: He to all the sons of men Hath his truth and mercy showed; Earth's remotest bounds have seen The pardoning love of God.
4Make a loud and cheerful noise To him that reigns above; Earth, with all thy sons, rejoice In the Redeemer's love: Raise your songs of triumph high, Bring him every tuneful strain, Praise the Lord who stooped to die, To ransom wretched man.
5Him with lute and harp record, With shawms and trumpets praise; Sing, rejoice, before the Lord, And glory in his grace: Hymn his grace, and truth, and power; Give him thanks, rejoice, and sing; Praise him, praise him evermore, And triumph with your King.
6Ocean, roar, with all thy waves, In honour of his name; He who all creation saves Doth all their homage claim: Clap your hands, ye floods! Ye hills, Joyful all his praise rehearse; Praise him till his glory fills The vocal universe!
7Lo! he comes with clouds! he comes In dreadful pomp arrayed! All his glorious power assumes, To judge the world he made: Righteous shall his sentence be: Think of that tremendous bar! Every eye the Judge shall see, And thou shalt meet him there!
606= 8 7,8 7,4 7
1GOD the Lord is King; before him Earth with all thy nations wait! Where the cherubim adore him, Sitteth he in royal state; He is holy, Blessed, only Potentate!
2God the Lord is King, of glory, Zion, tell the world his name; Ancient Israel, the story Of his faithfulness proclaim; He is holy, Holy is his awful name.
3In old times when dangers darkened, When, invoked by priest and seer, To his people's cry he hearkened, Answered them in all their fear; He is holy, As they called, they found him near.
4Laws divine to them were spoken From the pillar of the cloud; Sacred precepts! quickly broken, Fiercely then his vengeance flowed; He is holy, To the dust their hearts were bowed.
5But their Father God forgave them, When they sought his face once more; Ever ready was to save them, Tenderly did he restore; He is holy, We too will his grace implore.
6God in Christ is all forgiving, Waits his promise to fulfil; Come, exalt him all the living, Come, ascend his holy hill; He is holy, Worship at his holy hill.
607= L.M. Psalm c.
1ALL people that on earth do dwell, Sing to the Lord with cheerful voice: Him serve with fear, his praise forth tell; Come ye before him and rejoice.
2The Lord, ye know, is God indeed; Without our aid he did us make; We are his flock, he doth us feed; And for his sheep he doth us take.
3O enter then his gates with praise; Approach with joy his courts unto; Praise, laud, and bless his name always, For it is seemly so to do.
4For why The Lord our God is good, His mercy is for ever sure; His truth at all times firmly stood, And shall from age to age endure.
1BEFORE Jehovah's awful throne, Ye nations, bow with sacred joy; Know that the Lord is God alone; He can create, and he destroy.
2His sovereign power, without our aid, Made us of clay, and formed us men; And when like wandering sheep we strayed, He brought us to his fold again.
3We'll crowd thy gates with thankful songs; High as the heavens our voices raise; And earth, with her ten thousand tongues, Shall fill thy courts with sounding praise.
4Wide as the world is thy command; Vast as eternity thy love; Firm as a rock thy truth shall stand, When rolling years shall cease to move.
609= C.M. Psalm ci.
1MERCY and judgement will I sing, I sing, O Lord, to thee! O when wilt thou descend and bring, Thy light and life to me
2A perfect way in wisdom trod, A perfect heart at home, A way, a heart, a house, O God, I seek, where thou wilt come.
3I seek the faithful and the just; May I their help enjoy! Be these the friends in whom I trust, The servants I employ!
4From lies, from slander, and deceit, My dwelling shall be free; May it be found a dwelling meet, O righteous Lord, for thee!
610= S.M. Psalm ciii.
1O BLESS the Lord, my soul! Let all within me join, And aid my tongue to bless his name Whose favours are divine.
2O bless the Lord, my soul, Nor let his mercies lie Forgotten in unthankfulness, And without praises die.
3'Tis he forgives thy sins, 'Tis he relieves thy pain, 'Tis he that heals thy sicknesses, And makes thee young again.
4He fills the poor with good, He gives the sufferers rest; The Lord hath judgements for the proud, And justice for the opprest.
5His wondrous works and ways He made by Moses known; But sent the world his truth and grace By his beloved Son.
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6MY soul, repeat his praise, Whose mercies are so great, Whose anger is so slow to rise, So ready to abate.
7God will not always chide; And when his strokes are felt, His strokes are fewer than our crimes. And lighter than our guilt.
8High as the heavens are raised Above the ground we tread So far the riches of his grace Our highest thoughts exceed.
9The pity of the Lord To those that fear his name Is such as tender parents feel; He knows our feeble frame.
10 Our days are as the grass, Or like the morning flower; If one sharp blast sweep o'er the field It withers in an hour.
ll But thy compassions, Lord, To endless years endure; And children's children ever find Thy words of promise sure.
611= 10s & 11s. Psalm civ.
1O WORSHIP the King, All glorious above; O gratefully sing His power and his love: Our shield and defender, The Ancient of days, Pavilioned in splendour, And girded with praise.
2O tell of his might, O sing of his grace, Whose robe is the light, Whose canopy space; Whose chariots of wrath Deep thunder-clouds form; And dark is his path On the wings of the storm.
3The earth with its store Of wonders untold, Almighty! thy power Hath founded of old; Hath stablished it fast By a changeless decree, And round it hath cast, Like a mantle, the sea.
4Thy bountiful care What tongue can recite It breathes in the air, It shines in the light, It streams from the hills, It descends to the plain, And sweetly distils In the dew and the rain.
5Frail children of dust, And feeble as frail, In thee do we trust, Nor find thee to fail; Thy mercies how tender, How firm to the end, Our Maker, defender, Redeemer, and friend!
6O measureless Might! Ineffable Love! While angels delight To hymn thee above, The humbler creation, Though feeble their lays, With true adoration Shall lisp to thy praise.
612= L.M. Psalm cvi.
1O RENDER thanks to God above, The fountain of eternal love, Whose mercy firm through ages past Hath stood, ard shall for ever last.
2Who can his mighty deeds express, Not only vast but numberless What mortal eloquence can raise His tribute of immortal praise
3Extend to me that favour, Lord, Thou to thy chosen dost afford: When thou return'st to set them free, Let thy salvation visit me.
4O may I worthy prove to see Thy saints in full prosperity! That I the joyful choir may join, And count thy people's triumph mine.
5Let Israel's God be ever blessed, His name eternally confessed; Let all his saints with full accord In solemn hymns proclaim their Lord.
613= 8 7, 8 7, 8 8 7. Psalm cx.
1THE Lord unto my Lord thus said, Rule thou of right enthroned, Till, all thy foes thy footstool made, Thou by the earth art owned. The Lord from Zion forth shall send Thy sceptre, till to thee shall bend The foes that gather round thee.
2Thy people in thy day of might Shall willingly confess thee: They, numerous as at morning light The drops of dew, shall bless thee. In holiness arrayed, shall they With strength of youth their King obey; - Their king a Priest for ever.
3The Lord in His great wrath shall bring On princes desolation: He shall destroy each idol-king, And visit every nation. He shall, on his victorious way, Drink of the brook, then rise to sway The earth and heaven for ever.
614= C.M. Psalm cxvi.
1O THOU who, when I did complain, Didst all my griefs remove, O Saviour, do not now disdain My humble praise and love.
2Since thou a pitying ear didst give, And hear me when I prayed, I'll call upon thee while I live, And never doubt thy aid.
3Pale death, with all his ghastly train, My soul encompassed round, Anguish, and sin, and dread, and pain, On every side I found.
4To thee, O Lord of life, I prayed, And did for succour flee: O save (in my distress I said) The soul that trusts in thee!
5How good thou art! how large thy grace! How ready to forgive! The helpless thou delight'st to raise: And by thy love I live.
6Then, O my soul, be never more With anxious thoughts distrest! God's bounteous love doth thee restore To ease, and joy, and rest.
7My eyes no longer drowned in tears, My feet from falling free, Redeemed from death and guilty fears, O Lord, I'll live to thee.
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8WHAT shall I render to my God For all his mercy's store I'll take the gifts he hath bestowed, And humbly ask for more.
9The sacred cup of saving grace I will with thanks receive, And all his promises embrace, And to his glory live.
10 My vows I will to his great name Before his people pay, And all I have, and all I am, Upon his altar lay.
11 Thy lawful servant, Lord, I owe To thee whate'er is mine, Born in thy family below, And by redemption thine.
12 Thy hands created me, thy hands From sin have set me free, The mercy that hath loosed my bands Hath bound me fast to thee.
13 The God of all-redeeming grace My God I will proclaim, Offer the sacrifice of praise, And call upon his name.
14 Praise him, ye saints, the God of love, Who hath my sins forgiven, Till, gathered to the church above, We sing the songs of heaven.
615= L.M. Psalm cxviii.
1FROM all that dwell below the skies Let the Creator's praise arise: Let the Redeemer's name be sung, Through every land, by every tongue.
2Eternal are thy mercies, Lord; Eternal truth attends thy word: Thy praise shall sound from shore to shore, Till suns shall rise and set no more.
616= 6-8s. Psalm cxviii.
1ALL glory to our gracious Lord! His love be by his church adored, His love eternally the same! His love let Aaron's sons confess, His free and everlasting grace Let all that fear the Lord proclaim.
2The Lord I now can say is mine, And, confident in strength divine, Nor man, nor fiends, nor flesh I fear, Jesus the Saviour takes my part, And keeps the issues of my heart; My helper is for ever near.
3Righteous I am in him, and strong, He is become my joyful song, My Saviour and salvation too: I triumph through his mighty grace, And pure in heart shall see his face, And rise in Christ a creature new.
4The voice of joy, and love, and praise, And thanks for his redeeming grace Among the justified is found: With songs that rival those above, With shouts proclaiming Jesu's love, Both day and night their tents resound.
5The Lord's right hand hath wonders wrought Above the reach of human thought, The Lord's right hand exalted is; We see it still stretched out to save; The power of God in Christ we have, And Jesus is the Prince of peace.
6Open the gates of righteousness, Receive me into Christ my peace, That I his praises may record; He is the Truth, the Life, the Way, The portal of eternal day, The gate of heaven is Christ my Lord.
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7JESUS is lifted up on high, Whom man refused and doomed to die, He is become the corner-stone; Head of the church he lives and reigns, His kingdom over all maintains, High on his everlasting throne.
8The Lord the amazing work hath wrought, Hath from the dead our Shepherd brought, Revived on the third glorious day: This is the day our God hath made, The day for sinners to be glad In him who bears their sins away.
9Thee, Lord, with joyful lips we praise, O send us now thy saving grace, Make this the acceptable hour: Our hearts would now receive thee in; Enter, and make an end of sin, And bless us with the perfect power.
10 Bless us, that we may call thee blest, Sent down from heaven to give us rest, Thy gracious Father to proclaim His sinless nature to impart, In every new, believing heart To manifest his glorious name.
ll God is the Lord that shows us light, Then let us render him his right, The offerings of a thankful mind; Present our living sacrifice, And to his cross in closest ties With cords of love our Spirit bind.
12 Thou art my God, and thee I praise, Thou art my God, I sing thy grace. And call mankind to extol thy name: All glory to our gracious Lord! His name be praised, his love adored, Through all eternity the same!
617= C.M. Psalm cxviii 22, 23.
1BEHOLD the sure foundation-stone Which God in Zion lays, To build our heavenly hopes upon, And his eternal praise.
2Chosen of God, to sinners dear, We now adore thy name; We trust our whole salvation here, Nor can we suffer shame.
3The foolish builders, scribe and priest, Reject it with disdain; Yet on this rock the church shall rest, And envy rage in vain.
4What though the gates of hell withstood, Yet must this building rise: 'Tis thine own work, almighty God, And wondrous in our eyes.
618= 7s & 6s. Psalm cxxi.
1TO the hills I lift mine eyes, The everlasting hills; Streaming thence in fresh supplies, My soul the Spirit feels. Will he not his help afford Help, while yet I ask, is given: God comes down; the God and Lord That made both earth and heaven.
2Faithful soul, pray always; pray, And still in God confide; He thy feeble steps shall stay, Nor suffer thee to slide: Lean on thy Redeemer's breast; He thy quiet spirit keeps; Rest in him, securely rest; Thy watchman never sleeps.
3Neither sin, nor earth, nor hell Thy Keeper can surprise; Careless slumbers cannot steal On his all-seeing eyes; He is Israel's sure defence; Israel all his care shall prove, Kept by watchful providence, And ever-waking love.
4See the Lord, thy Keeper, stand Omnipotently near! Lo! he holds thee by thy hand, And banishes thy fear; Shadows with his wings thy head; Guards from all impending harms: Round thee and beneath are spread The everlasting arms.
5Christ shall bless thy going out, Shall bless thy coming in; Kindly compass thee about, Till thou art saved from sin; Like thy spotless Master, thou, Filled with wisdom, love, and power, Holy, pure, and perfect, now, Henceforth, and evermore.
619= S.M. Psalm cxxii.
1GLAD was my heart to hear My old companions say, Come, in the house of God appear, For 'tis an holy day.
2Our willing feet shall stand Within the temple door, While young and old, in many a band, Shall throng the sacred floor.
3Thither the tribes repair, Where all are wont to meet, And joyful in the house of prayer Bend at the mercy-seat.
4Pray for Jerusalem, The city of our God; The Lord from heaven be kind to them That love the dear abode!
5Within these walls may peace And harmony be found; Zion, in all thy palaces Prosperity abound!
6For friends and brethren dear, Our prayer shall never cease; Oft as they meet for worship here, God send his people peace!
620= 7s. Psalm cxxiii.
1UNTO thee I lift my eyes, Thou that dwellest in the skies: At thy throne I meekly bow, Thou canst save, and only thou.
2As a servant marks his lord, As a maid her mistress' word, So I watch and wait on thee, Till thy mercy visit me.
3Let thy face upon me shine, Tell me, Lord, that thou art mine; Poor and little though I be, I have all in having thee.
621= 8 7, 8 7, 4 7. Psalm cxxiv.
1IF our God had not befriended, Now may grateful Israel say, If the Lord had not defended, When with foes we stood at bay, Madly raging, Deeming our sad lives their prey:
2Then the tide of vengeful slaughters O'er us had been seen to roll, And their pride, like angry waters, Had engulfed our struggling soul, The loud waters, Proud and spurning all control.
3Praise to God, whose mercy-token Beamed to still that raging sea: Lo, the snare is rent and broken, And our captive souls are free! Lord of glory, Help can come alone from thee!
622= S.M. Psalm cxxv.
1WHO in the Lord confide, And feel his sprinkled blood, In storms and hurricanes abide, Firm as the mount of God: Steadfast, and fixed, and sure, His Zion cannot move; His faithful people stand secure In Jesu's guardian love.
2As round Jerusalem The hilly bulwarks rise, So God protects and covers them From all their enemies. On every side he stands, And for his Israel cares; And safe in his almighty hands Their souls for ever bears.
3But let them still abide In thee, all-gracious Lord, Till every soul is sanctified, And perfectly restored: The men of heart sincere Continue to defend; And do them good, and save them here, And love them to the end.
623= 2-6s & 4-7s. Psalm cxxvi.
1WHEN our redeeming Lord Pronounced the pardoning word, Turned our souls captivity, O what sweet surprise we found Wonder asked, "And can it be!" Scarce believed the welcome sound.
2And is it not a dream And are we saved through him Yes, our bounding heart replied, Yes, broke out our joyful tongue, Freely we are justified; This the new, the gospel-song!
3The heathen too could see Our glorious liberty: All our foes were forced to own God for them hath wonders wrought: Wonders he for us hath done, From the house of bondage brought.
4To us our gracious God His pardoning love hath showed; Now our joyful souls are free From the guilt and power of sin, Greater things we soon shall see, We shall soon be pure within.
5Who for thy coming wait, And wail their lost estate, Poor, and sad, and empty still, Who for full redemption weep, They shall thy appearing feel, Sow in tears, in joy to reap.
6Who seed immortal bears, And wets his path with tears, Doubtless he shall soon return, Bring his sheaves with vast increase, Fully of the Spirit born, Perfected in holiness.
==624= C.M. Psalm cxxvii.
1IN vain we build, unless the Lord The fabric still sustain; Unless the Lord the city keep, The watchman wakes in vain. In vain we rise before the day, And late to rest repair, Allow no respite to our toil, And eat the bread of care.
2But, if we trust our Father's love And in his ways delight, He gives us needful food by day And quiet sleep by night. Then children, relatives, and friends, Our real blessings prove; And all the earthly joys he grants Are crowned with heavenly love.
625= C.M. Psalm cxxx.
1OUT of the depth of self-despair, To thee, O Lord, I cry; My misery mark, attend my prayer, And bring salvation nigh.
2If thou art rigorously severe, Who may the test abide Where shall the man of sin appear, Or how be justified
3But O forgiveness is with thee, That sinners may adore, With filial fear thy goodness see, And never grieve thee more.
4My soul, while still to him it flies, Prevents the morning ray: O that his mercy's beams would rise, And bring the gospel-day!
5Ye faithful souls, confide in God, Mercy with him remains, Plenteous redemption through his blood, To wash out all your stains.
6His Israel himself shall clear, From all their sins redeem; The Lord Our Righteousness is near, And we are just in him.
626= 8 6, 8 6, 8 8 7.
1OUT of the depths I cry to thee, Lord God! O hear my prayer! Incline a gracious ear to me, And bid me not despair: If thou rememberest each misdeed, If each should have its rightful need, Lord, who shall stand before thee
2'Tis through thy love alone we gain The pardon of our sin; The strictest life is but in vain, Our works can nothing win; That none should boast himself of aught, But own in fear thy grace hath wrought What in him seemeth righteous.
3Wherefore my hope is in the Lord, My works I count but dust, I build not there, but on his word, And in his goodness trust. Up to his care myself I yield, He is my tower, my rock, my shield, And for his help I tarry.
4And though it linger till the night, And round again till morn, My heart shall ne'er mistrust thy might, Nor count itself forlorn. Do thus, O ye of Israel's seed, Ye of the Spirit born indeed, Wait for your God's appearing.
5Though great our sins and sore our wounds, And deep and dark our fall, His helping mercy hath no bounds, His love surpasseth all. Our trusty loving Shepherd, he Who shall at last set Israel free From all their sin and sorrow.
627= 6 6, 6 6. Psalm cxxxi.
1THOU, Lord, my witness art I am not proud of heart; Nor look with lofty eyes, None envy nor despise:
2Nor to vain pomp apply My thoughts, nor soar too high; But in behaviour mild, And as a tender child
3Weaned from his mother's breast, On thee alone I rest O Israel, adore The Lord for evermore!
4Be he the only scope Of thy unfainting hope; And in his saving grace Thy constant comfort place.
1LORD, if thou the grace impart, Poor in spirit, meek in heart, I shall as my Master be Rooted in humility.
2From the time that thee I know, Nothing shall I seek below, Aim at nothing great or high, Lowly both my heart and eye.
3Simple, teachable, and mild, Awed into a little child, Quiet now without my food, Weaned from every creature-good.
4O that all might seek and find Every good in Jesus joined! Him let Israel still adore, Trust him, praise him evermore.
629= L.M. Psalm cxxxii.
1REMEMBER, Lord, the pious zeal Of every soul that cleaves to thee, The troubles for thy sake they feel, Their eager hopes thy house to see.
2Arise, O Lord, into thy rest, Thou, and thy ark of perfect power; God over all, for ever blessed, Thee, Jesus, let our hearts adore.
3Thy priests be clothed with righteousness, Thy praise their happy lives employ, The saints in thee their all possess, And shout the sons of God for joy.
4O for thy love, thy Jesu's sake, Us, thine anointed ones receive, In the Beloved accepted make, And bid us to thy glory live.
5Zion, God saith, my rest shall be, The faithful shall my presence feel; I long for all who long for me, And will in them for ever dwell.
6I will increase their gracious store, My Zion every moment feed, And satisfy the hungry poor, And fill their souls with living bread:
7With garments of salvation deck Her priests, and clothe with robes of praise; Her saints their joy aloud shall speak, And shout my all-sufficient grace.
8There shall the horn of David bud, There I have set the lamp divine; The wisdom and the power of God In mine anointed Son shall shine.
9Messiah on my throne shall sit Supreme, till all his foes are slain, Till death expires beneath his feet, The sinner's Advocate shall reign.
630= 4-6s & 2-8s. Psalm cxxxiii.
1BEHOLD, how good a thing It is to dwell in peace; How pleasing to our King This fruit of righteousness; When brethren all in one agree, Who knows the joys of unity!
2When all are sweetly joined, (True followers of the Lamb) The same in heart and mind, And think and speak the same; And all in love together dwell; The comfort is unspeakable.
3Where unity takes place, The joys of heaven we prove; This is the gospel grace, The unction from above, The Spirit on all believers shed, Descending swift from Christ our Head.
4Where unity is found, The sweet anointing grace Extends to all around, And consecrates the place; To every waiting soul it comes, And fills it with divine perfumes.
5Grace every morning new, And every night, we feel; The soft, refreshing dew That falls on Hermon's hill! On Zion it doth sweetly fall; The grace of one descends on all.
6Even now our Lord doth pour The blessing from above, A kindly, gracious shower Of heart-reviving love, The former and the latter rain, The love of God and love of man.
7In him when brethren join, And follow after peace, The fellowship divine He promises to bless; His choicest graces to bestow, Where two or three are met below.
8The riches of his grace In fellowship are given To Zion's chosen race, The citizens of heaven: He fills them with his choicest store, He gives them life for evermore.
631= 7s. Psalm cxxxvi.
1PRAISE, O praise our God and king! Hymns of adoration sing; For his mercies still endure Ever faithful, ever sure.
2Praise him that he made the sun Day by day his course to run; For his mercies still endure Ever faithful, ever sure:
3And the silver moon by night, Shining with her gentle light; For his mercies still endure Ever faithful, ever sure.
4Praise him that he gave the rain To mature the swelling grain; For his mercies still endure Ever faithful, ever sure:
5And hath bid the fruitful field Crops of precious increase yield; For his mercies still endure Ever faithful, ever sure.
6Praise him for our harvest-store, He hath filled the garner floor; For his mercies still endure Ever faithful, ever sure:
7And for richer food than this, Pledge of everlasting bliss; For his mercies still endure Ever faithful, ever sure.
8Glory to our bounteous King! Glory let creation sing! Glory to the Father, Son, And blest Spirit, Three in One.
632= C.M. Psalm cxxxix.
1IN all my vast concerns with thee, In vain my soul would try To shun thy presence, Lord, or flee The notice of thine eye.
2Thy all-surrounding sight surveys My rising and my rest, My public walks, my private ways, The secrets of my breast.
3My thoughts lie open to thee, Lord, Before they're formed within; And, ere my lips pronounce the word, Thou know'st the sense I mean.
4O wondrous knowledge, deep and high! Where can a creature hide Within thy circling arms I lie, Beset on every side.
5So let thy grace surround me still, And like a bulwark prove, To guard my soul from every ill, Secured by sovereign love.
1WHITHER shall a creature run, From Jehovah's Spirit fly How Jehovah's presence shun, Screened from his all-seeing eye Holy Ghost, before thy face Where shall I myself conceal Thou art God in every place, God incomprehensible.
2If to heaven I take my flight, With beatitude unknown Filling all the realms of light, There thou sittest on thy throne! If to hell I could retire, Gloomy pit of endless pains, There is the consuming fire, There almighty vengeance reigns.
3If the morning's wings I gain, Fly to earth's remotest bound, Could I hid from thee remain, In a world of waters drowned Leaving lands and seas behind, Could I the Omniscient leave There thy quicker hand would find, There arrest, the fugitive.
4Covered by the darkest shade, Should I hope to lurk unknown, By a sudden light bewrayed, By an uncreated sun, Naked at the noon of night Should I not to thee appear Forced to acknowledge in thy sight, God is light, and God is here!
634= S.M. Psalm cxlii.
1IN deep distress, to God I poured my care and grief; To him I raised my mournful cry, And sought from him relief.
2I looked, but found no friend To aid me in distress; All refuge failed, and none vouchsafed To pity or redress.
3To God, at length I cried "Thou, Lord, my refuge art; My portion in the land of life, Till life itself depart.
4"Redeem my helpless soul, That I may praise thy name; So shall assembled saints with me Thy power and grace proclaim."
635= S.M. Psalm cxliii.
1HEAR thou my prayer, O Lord, And listen to my cry: Remember now thy faithful word, And graciously reply. Do not in judgment rise Thy servant's life to scan; For righteous in thy spotless eyes Is found no living man.
2I stretch my longing hands Towards thy holy place, With soul athirst, like weary lands, For thy refreshing grace. Haste thee, O Lord, I pray, My failing heart to save! Hide not thy face: I droop as they That sink into the grave.
3Thy mercy's early light My faith desires to see; O let me walk before thy sight! I lift my soul to thee. Let thy good Spirit lead My feet in righteous ways: And for thy name's sake, Lord, my head Above my troubles raise.
636= 6-8s. Psalm cxlv.
1FAR as creation's bounds extend, Thy mercies, heavenly Lord, descend; One chorus of perpetual praise To thee thy various works shall raise; Thy saints to thee in hymns impart The transports of a grateful heart.
2They chant the splendours of thy name, Delighted with the wondrous theme; And bid the world's wide realms admire The glories of the almighty Sire, Whose throne all nature's wreck survives, Whose power through endless ages lives.
3From thee, great God, while every eye Expectant waits the wished supply, Their bread, proportioned to the day, Thy opening hands to each convey; In every sorrow of the heart Eternal mercy bears a part.
4Who ask thine aid with heart sincere Shall find thy succours ever near; To thee their prayer in each distress Thy suffering servants, Lord, address; And prove thee, verging on the grave, Nor slow to hear, nor weak to save.
1SWEET is the memory of thy grace, My God, my heavenly King: Let age to age thy righteousness In sounds of glory sing.
2God reigns on high, but not confines His bounty to the skies: Through the whole earth his goodness shines, And every want supplies.
3With longing eyes the creatures wait On thee for daily food; Thy liberal hand provides them meat, And fills their mouths with good.
4How kind are thy compassions, Lord! How slow thine anger moves! But soon he sends his pardoning word, To cheer the souls he loves.
5Creatures, with all their endless race, Thy power and praise proclaim; But we, who taste thy richer grace, Delight to bless thy name.
= C.M. SECOND PART
6LET every tongue thy goodness speak, Thou sovereign Lord of all: Thy strengthening hands uphold the weak, And raise the poor that fall.
7When sorrow bows the spirit down, Or virtue lies distressed, Beneath the proud oppressor's frown, Thou giv'st the mourner rest.
8The Lord supports our infant days, And guides our giddy youth; Holy and just are all thy ways, And all thy words are truth.
9Thou know'st the pains thy servants feel, Thou hear'st thy children cry; And their best wishes to fulfil, Thy grace is ever nigh.
10 Thy mercy never shall remove From men of heart sincere; Thou sav'st the souls whose humble love Is joined with holy fear.
11 My lips shall dwell upon thy praise, And spread thy fame abroad: Let all the sons of Adam raise The honours of their God!
638= 6-8s. Psalm cxlvi.
1MY soul, inspired with sacred love, The Lord thy God delight to praise; His gifts I will for him improve, To him devote my happy days; To him my thanks and praises give, And only for his glory live.
2Long as my God shall lend me breath, My every pulse shall beat for him; And when my voice is lost in death, My spirit shall resume the theme; The gracious theme, for ever new, Through all eternity pursue.
3Soon as the breath of man expires, Again he to his earth shall turn; Where then are all his vain desires, His love and hate, esteem and scorn All, all at that last gasp are o'er, He falls to rise on earth no more.
4He then is blest, and only he, Whose hope is in the Lord his God; Who can to him for succour flee That spread the earth and heaven abroad; That still the universe sustains, And Lord of his creation reigns.
5True to his everlasting word, He loves the injured to redress: Poor helpless souls the bounteous Lord Relieves, and fills with plenteousness: He sets the mournful prisoners free, He bids the blind their Saviour see.
6The Lord thy God, O Zion, reigns, Supreme in mercy as in power, The endless theme of heavenly strains, When time and death shall be no more: And all eternity shall prove Too short to utter all his love.
639= 7s. Psalm cxlviii.
1YOU, who dwell above the skies, Free from human miseries; You, whom highest heaven embowers, Praise the Lord with all your powers.
2Angels, your clear voices raise; Him ye heavenly armies praise; Sun, and moon with borrowed light, All ye sparkling eyes of night.
3Waters hanging in the air, Heaven of heavens, his praise declare; His deserved praise record; His, who made you by his word.
4Let the earth his praise resound; Monstrous whales, and seas profound; Vapours, lightning, hail, and snow, Storms which, when he bids you, blow.
5Flowery hills, and mountains high; Cedars, neighbours to the sky; Trees and cattle, creeping things; All that cut the air with wings:
6You, who awful sceptres sway, You, accustomed to obey, Princes, judges of the earth, All of high and humble birth:
7Youths and virgins, flourishing In the beauty of your spring; You, who were but born of late, You, who bow with age's weight:
8Praise his name with one consent: O how great! how excellent! Than the earth profounder far; Higher than the highest star.
9He will his to glory raise; You, his saints, resound his praise: You, his sons, his chosen race, Bless his love and sovereign grace.
640= 8s & 7s.
1PRAISE the Lord! ye heavens, adore him, Praise him, angels in the height; Sun and moon, rejoice before him; Praise him, all ye stars and light; Praise the Lord! for he hath spoken; Worlds his mighty voice obeyed; Laws, that never shall be broken, For their guidance he hath made.
2Praise the Lord, for he is glorious; Never shall his promise fail; God hath made his saints victorious; Sin and death shall not prevail. Praise the God of our salvation! Hosts on high his powers proclaim, Heaven and earth, and all creation, Laud and magnify his name.
641= 7s & 6s. Psalm cl.
1PRAISE the Lord! who reigns above, And keeps his court below, Praise the holy God of love, And all his greatness show; Praise him for his noble deeds, Praise him for his matchless power: Him from whom all good proceeds Let earth and heaven adore.
2Publish, spread to all around The great Jehovah's name, Let the trumpet's martial sound The Lord of hosts proclaim: Praise him in the sacred dance, Harmony's full concert raise, Let the virgin choir advance, And move but to his praise.
3Celebrate the eternal God With harp and psaltery, Timbrels soft and cymbals loud In his high praise agree: Praise him every tuneful string; All the reach of heavenly art, All the powers of music bring, The music of the heart.
4Him, in whom they move and live, Let every creature sing, Glory to their Maker give, And homage to their King: Hallowed be his name beneath, As in heaven on earth adored; Praise the Lord in every breath! Let all things praise the Lord!
642= C.M. Hymn to God the Father.
1HAIL, Father, whose creating call Unnumbered worlds attend; Jehovah, comprehending all, Whom none can comprehend!
2In light unsearchable enthroned, Whom angels dimly see, The fountain of the Godhead owned, And foremost of the Three.
3From thee, through an eternal now, The Son, thine offspring, flowed; An everlasting Father thou, An everlasting God.
4Nor quite displayed to worlds above, Nor quite on earth concealed; By wondrous, unexhausted love, To mortal man revealed.
5Supreme and all-sufficient God, When nature shall expire, And worlds created by thy nod Shall perish by thy fire.
6Thy name, Jehovah, be adored By creatures without end, Whom none but thy essential Word And Spirit comprehend.
643= 2-6s & 4-7s. Hymn to the Trinity.
1HAIL, co-essential Three, In mystic Unity! Father, Son, and Spirit, hail! God by heaven and earth adored, God incomprehensible; One supreme, almighty Lord.
2Thou sittest on the throne, Plurality in One: Saints behold thine open face, Bright, insufferably bright; Angels tremble as they gaze, Sink into a sea of light.
3Ah! when shall we increase Their heavenly ecstasies Chant, like them, the Lord most High, Fall like them who dare not move; "Holy, holy, holy," cry, Breathe the praise of silent love
4Come, Father, in the Son And in the Spirit down; Glorious Triune Majesty, God through endless ages blest, Make us meet thy face to see, Then receive us to thy breast.
644= 4-6s & 2-8s.
1We give immortal praise To God the Father's love, For all our comforts here, And better hopes above; He sent his own eternal Son, To die for sins that man had done.
2To God the Son belongs Immortal glory too, Who bought us with his blood From everlasting woe: And now he lives, and now he reigns, And sees the fruit of all his pains.
3To God the Spirit's name Immortal worship give, Whose new-creating power Makes the dead sinner live; His work completes the great design, And fills the soul with joy divine.
4Almighty God, to thee Be endless honours done, The undivided Three, And the mysterious One: Where reason fails, with all her powers, There faith prevails, and love adores.
645= 7s. "Gloria Patri".
1FATHER, live, by all things feared; Live the Son, alike revered; Equally be thou adored, Holy Ghost, Eternal Lord.
2Three in person, one in power, Thee we worship evermore: Praise by all to thee be given, Endless theme of earth and heaven.
1HOLY, holy, holy, Lord God Almighty! Early in the morning our song shall rise to thee, Holy, holy, holy, merciful and mighty, God in Three Persons, blessed Trinity!
2Holy, holy, holy! all the saints adore thee, Casting down their golden crowns around the glassy sea; Cherubim and seraphim falling down before thee, Who wert, and art, and evermore shalt be.
3Holy, holy, holy! though the darkness hide thee, Though the eye of sinful man thy glory may not see, Only thou art holy, there is none beside thee Perfect in power, in love, and purity!
4Holy, holy, holy, Lord God Almighty! All thy works shall praise thy name, in earth and sky and sea: Holy, holy, holy, merciful and mighty, God in Three Persons, blessed Trinity!
647= 6-8s. "Te Deum laudamus."
1INFINITE God, to thee we raise Our hearts in solemn songs of praise, By all thy works on earth adored, We worship thee, the common Lord; The everlasting Father own, And bow our souls before thy throne.
2Thee all the choir of angels sings, The Lord of hosts, the King of kings; Cherubs proclaim thy praise aloud, And seraphs shout the Triune God; And, "Holy, holy, holy," cry, "Thy glory fills both earth and sky!"
3God of the patriarchal race, The ancient seers record thy praise, The goodly apostolic band In highest joy and glory stand; And all the saints and prophets join To extol thy majesty divine.
4Head of the martyrs' noble host, Of thee they justly make their boast; The church, to earth's remotest bounds, Her heavenly Founder's praise resounds; And strives, with those around the throne, To hymn the mystic Three in One.
5Father of endless majesty, All might and love they render thee; Thy true and only Son adore, The same in dignity and power; And God the Holy Ghost declare, The saints' eternal Comforter.
1MESSIAH, joy of every heart, Thou, thou the King of glory art! The Father's everlasting Son! Thee it delights thy church to own; For all our hopes on thee depend, Whose glorious mercies never end.
2Bent to redeem a sinful race, Thou, Lord, with unexampled grace, Into our lower world didst come, And stoop to a poor virgin's womb; Whom all the heavens cannot contain, Our God appeared a child of man!
3When thou hadst rendered up thy breath, And dying drawn the sting of death, Thou didst from earth triumphant rise, And ope the portals of the skies, That all who trust in thee alone Might follow, and partake thy throne.
4Seated at God's right hand again, Thou dost in all his glory reign; Thou dost, thy Father's image, shine In all the attributes divine; And thou with judgment clad shalt come To seal our everlasting doom.
5Wherefore we now for mercy pray; O Saviour, take our sins away! Before thou as our Judge appear, In dreadful majesty severe, Appear our Advocate with God, And save the purchase of thy blood!
6Hallow, and make thy servants meet, And with thy saints in glory seat; Sustain and bless us by thy sway, And keep to that tremendous day, When all thy church shall chant above The new eternal song of love.
1SAVIOUR, we now rejoice in hope, That thou at last wilt take us up; With daily triumph we proclaim, And bless and magnify thy name; And wait thy greatness to adore When time and death shall be no more.
2Till then with us vouchsafe to stay, And keep us pure from sin to-day; Thy great confirming grace bestow, And guard us all our days below; And ever mightily defend, And save thy servants to the end.
3Still let us, Lord, by thee be blest, Who in thy guardian mercy rest: Extend thy mercy's arms to me, The weakest soul that trusts in thee; And never let me lose thy love, Till I, even I, am crowned above.
650= 4-6s & 2-8s.
1THE Lord Jehovah reigns, His throne is built on high; The garments he assumes Are light and majesty: His glories shine with beams so bright, No mortal eye can bear the sight.
2The thunders of his hand Keep the wide world in awe: His wrath and justice stand To guard his holy law; And where his love resolves to bless, His truth confirms and seals the grace.
3Through all his mighty works Amazing wisdom shines, Confounds the powers of hell, And breaks their dark designs; Strong is his arm, and shall fulfil His great decrees and sovereign will.
4And will this sovereign King Of glory condescend And will he write his name, My Father and my Friend I love his name, I love his word, Join all my powers to praise the Lord!
1GOD is a name my soul adores, The almighty Three, the eternal One; Nature and grace, with all their powers, Confess the Infinite unknown.
2Thy voice produced the sea and spheres, Bade the waves roar, the planets shine: But nothing like thyself appears Through all these spacious works of thine.
3Still restless nature dies and grows, From change to change the creatures run: Thy being no succession knows, And all thy vast designs are one.
4A glance of thine runs through the globe, Rules the bright worlds, and moves their frame; Of light thou form'st thy dazzling robe, Thy ministers are living flame.
5How shall polluted mortals dare To sing thy glory or thy grace Beneath thy feet we lie afar, And see but shadows of thy face.
6Who can behold the blazing light Who can approach consuming flame None but thy Wisdom knows thy might, None but thy Word can speak thy name.
GOD, at thy command we rise Thy glorious name to bless, Thee the great Lord of earth and skies We joyfully confess. Our joy is now to sing of thee, To triumph in thy love, And this (transporting thought!) shall be Our endless work above.
653= 2-6s & 4-7s. The Lord's Prayer.
1FATHER of earth and sky, Thy name we magnify: O that earth and heaven might join, Thy perfections to proclaim; Praise the attributes divine, Fear and love thy awful name!
2When shall thy Spirit reign In every heart of man Father, bring the kingdom near, Honour thy triumphant Son; God of heaven, on earth appear, Fix with us thy glorious throne.
3Thy good and holy will Let all on earth fulfil; Men with minds angelic vie, Saints below with saints above, Thee to praise and glorify, Thee to serve with perfect love.
4This day with this day's bread Thy hungry children feed; Fountain of all blessings, grant Now the manna from above; Now supply our bodies' want, Now sustain our souls with love.
5Our trespasses forgive: And when absolved we live, Thou our life of grace maintain; Lest we from our God depart, Lose thy pardoning grace again, Grant us a forgiving heart.
6In every fiery hour Display thy guardian power; Near in our temptation stay, With sufficient strength defend; Bring us through the evil day, Make us faithful to the end.
7Father, by right divine Assert the kingdom thine; Jesus, Power of God, subdue Thy own universe to thee; Spirit of grace and glory too, Reign through all eternity.
1BEING of beings, God of love! To thee our hearts we raise; Thy all-sustaining power we prove, And gladly sing thy praise.
2Thine, only thine, we pant to be; Our sacrifice receive; Made, and preserved, and saved by thee, To thee ourselves we give.
3Heavenward our every wish aspires; For all thy mercies' store, The sole return thy love requires Is, that we ask for more.
4For more we ask; we open then Our hearts to embrace thy will; Turn, and revive us, Lord, again, With all thy fulness fill.
5Come, Holy Ghost, the Saviour's love Shed in our hearts abroad! So shall we ever live, and move, And be, with Christ in God.
1ETERNAL depth of love divine, In Jesus, God with us, displayed; How bright thy beaming glories shine! How wide thy healing streams are spread!
2With whom dost thou delight to dwell Sinners, a vile and thankless race: O God, what tongue aright can tell How vast thy love, how great thy grace!
3The dictates of thy sovereign will With joy our grateful hearts receive: All thy delight in us fulfil; Lo! all we are to thee we give.
4To thy sure love, thy tender care, Our flesh, soul, spirit, we resign: O fix thy sacred presence there, And seal the abode for ever thine.
5O King of glory, thy rich grace Our feeble thought surpasses far; Yea, even our crimes, though numberless, Less numerous than thy mercies are.
6Still, Lord, thy saving health display, And arm our souls with heavenly zeal; So fearless shall we urge our way Through all the powers of earth and hell.
656= 6-8s. A Pardoning God - Micah vii. 18.
1GREAT God of wonders! all thy ways Display the attributes divine; But countless acts of pardoning grace Beyond thine other wonders shine: Who is a pardoning God like thee Or who has grace so rich and free
2Crimes of such horror to forgive, Such guilty, daring worms to spare; This is thy grand prerogative, And none may in this honour share: Who is a pardoning God like thee Or who has grace so rich and free
3In wonder lost, with trembling joy We take the pardon of our God; Pardon for crimes of deepest dye, A pardon bought with Jesu's blood: Who is a pardoning God like thee Or who has grace so rich and free
40 may this strange, this matchless grace, This God-like miracle of love, Fill the wide earth with grateful praise, As now it fills the choirs above! Who is a pardoning God like thee Or who has grace so rich and free
657= C.M. An Act of Thanksgiving.
1WHEN all thy mercies, O my God, My rising soul surveys, Transported with the view, I'm lost In wonder, love, and praise.
2Thy Providence my life sustained, And all my wants redressed, While in the silent womb I lay, And hung upon the breast.
3To all my weak complaints and cries Thy mercy lent an ear, Ere yet my feeble thoughts had learned To form themselves in prayer.
4Unnumbered comforts on my soul Thy tender care bestowed, Before my infant heart conceived From whom those comforts flowed.
5When in the slippery paths of youth With heedless steps I ran, Thine arm, unseen, conveyed me safe, And led me up to man.
6Through hidden dangers, toils, and deaths, It gently cleared my way; And through the pleasing snares of vice, More to be feared than they.
7When worn with sickness, oft hast thou With health renewed my face, And when in sins and sorrows sunk Revived my soul with grace.
8Ten thousand thousand precious gifts My daily thanks employ; Nor is the least a thankful heart, That takes those gifts with joy.
9Through every period of my life Thy goodness I'll pursue; And after death, in distant worlds, The pleasing theme renew.
10 Through all eternity, to thee A grateful song I'll raise; But O eternity's too short To utter all thy praise!
1GOD of my life, through all my days My grateful powers shall sound thy praise; My song shall wake with opening light, And cheer the dark and silent night.
2When anxious cares would break my rest, And griefs would tear my throbbing breast, Thy tuneful praises, raised on high, Shall check the murmur and the sigh.
3When death o'er nature shall prevail, And all the powers of language fail, Joy through my swimming eyes shall break, And mean the thanks I cannot speak.
4But O when that last conflict's o'er, And I am chained to earth no more, With what glad accents shall I rise To join the music of the skies!
5Soon shall I learn the exalted strains Which echo through the heavenly plains; And emulate, with joy unknown, The glowing seraphs round the throne.
6The cheerful tribute will I give, Long as a deathless soul shall live: A work so sweet, a theme so high, Demands and crowns eternity.
1BEGIN, my soul, some heavenly theme; Awake, my voice, and sing The mighty works, or mightier name, Of our eternal King.
2Tell of his wondrous faithfulness, And sound his power abroad; Sing the sweet promise of his grace, And the performing God.
3Proclaim salvation from the Lord, For wretched, dying men: His hand hath writ the sacred word With an immortal pen.
4Engraved as in eternal brass, The mighty promise shines; Nor can the powers of darkness rase Those everlasting lines.
5His every word of grace is strong As that which built the skies; The voice that rolls the stars along Speaks all the promises.
6Now shall my fainting heart rejoice To know thy favour sure: I trust the all-creating voice, And faith desires no more.
THIS, this is the God we adore, Our faithful, unchangeable Friend; Whose love is as great as his power, And neither knows measure nor end. 'Tis Jesus, the First and the Last, Whose Spirit shall guide us safe home; We'll praise him for all that is past, And trust him for all that's to come.
661= 2-6s & 4-7s. Acts xvii 27, 28.
1FAR off we need not rove To find the God of love; In his providential care Ever intimately near, All his various works decIare God, the bounteous God is here!
2We live, and move, and are, Through his preserving care; He doth still in life maintain Every soul that moves and lives; Gives us back our breath again, Being every moment gives.
3Who live, O God, in thee Entirely thine should be: Thine we are, a heaven-born race, Only to thy glory move, Thee with all our powers we praise, Thee with all our being love.
662= C.M. Romans i.20.
1THERE is a book who runs may read, Which heavenly truth imparts; And all the lore its scholars need, Pure eyes and Christian hearts.
2The works of God, above, below, Within us, and around, Are pages in that book, to show How God himself is found.
3Two worlds are ours; 'tis only sin Forbids us to descry The mystic heaven and earth within, Plain as the sea and sky.
4Thou who hast given me eyes to see And love this sight so fair, Give me a heart to find out thee, And read thee everywhere.
663= "All Thy works praise Thee, O Lord."
THE strain upraise of joy and praise, Alleluia. To the glory of their King Shall the ransomed people sing Alleluia. And the choirs that dwell on high Shall re-echo through the sky Alleluia.
They in the rest of Paradise who dwell, The blessed ones, with joy the chorus swell, Alleluia. The planets beaming on their heavenly way, The shining constellations join, and say Alleluia.
Ye clouds that onward sweep, Ye winds on pinions light, Ye thunders, echoing loud and deep, Ye lightnings wildly bright, ln sweet consent unite your Alleluia.
Ye floods and ocean billows, Ye storms and winter snow, Ye days of cloudless beauty, Hoar frost and summer glow, Ye groves that wave in spring, And glorious forests, sing Alleluia.
First let the birds, with painted plumage gay, Exalt their great Creator's praise, and say Alleluia. Then let the beasts of earth, with varying strain, Join in creation's hymn, and cry again Alleluia.
Here let the mountains thunder forth sonorous Alleluia. There let the valleys sing in gentler chorus Alleluia. Thou jubilant abyss of ocean, cry Alleluia. Ye tracts of earth and continents, reply Alleluia. To God, who all creation made, The frequent hymn be duly paid: Alleluia.
This is the strain, the eternal strain, the Lord Almighty loves: Alleluia. This is the song, the heavenly song, that Christ the king approves: Alleluia.
Wherefore we sing, both heart and voice awaking, Alleluia. And children's voices echo, answer making, Alleluia.
Now from all men be out-poured Alleluia to the Lord; With Alleluia evermore The Son and Spirit we adore. Praise be done to the Three in One, Alleluia! Alleluia! Alleluia! Amen.
664= C.M. Genesis xxviii. 20 - 22.
1O GOD of Bethel, by whose hand Thy people still are fed; Who through this weary pilgrimage Hast all our fathers led:
2Our vows, our prayers, we now present Before thy throne of grace; God of our fathers, be the God Of their succeeding race!
3Through each perplexing path of life Our wandering footsteps guide; Give us each day our daily bread, And raiment fit provide.
4O spread thy covering wings around, Till all our wanderings cease, And at our Father's loved abode Our souls arrive in peace!
5Such blessings from thy gracious hand Our humble prayers implore; And thou shalt be our chosen God, And portion evermore.
665= C.M. Hymn to God the Son.
1HAIL, God the Son, in glory crowned, Ere time began to be; Throned with thy Sire, through half the round Of vast eternity!
2Let heaven and earth's stupendous frame Display their Author's power; And each exalted seraph-flame, Creator, thee adore.
3Thy wondrous love the Godhead showed Contracted to a span, - The co-eternal Son of God, The mortal Son of man.
4To save us from our lost estate, Behold his life-blood stream: Hail, Lord, almighty to create, Almighty to redeem!
5The Mediator's God-like sway His church below sustains: Till nature shall her Judge survey, The King Messiah reigns.
6Hail, with essential glory crowned, When time shall cease to be; Throned with thy Father, through the round Of whole eternity!
666= 6-8s. 2nd Metre. "God of God, Light of light."
1O GOD of GOD, in whom combine The heights and depths of love divine, With thankful hearts to thee we sing! To thee our longing souls aspire, In fervent flames of strong desire; Come, and thy sacred unction bring.
2All things in earth, and air, and sea, Exist, and live, and move in thee; All nature trembles at thy voice: With awe even we thy children prove Thy power: O let us taste thy love! So evermore shall we rejoice.
3O powerful Love, to thee we bow; Object of all our wishes thou, Our hearts are naked to thine eye; To thee, who from the eternal throne Cam'st emptied of thy glory down, For us to groan, to bleed, to die.
4Grace we implore; when billows roll, Grace is the anchor of the soul; Grace every sickness knows to heal; Grace can subdue each fond desire, And patience in all pain inspire, Howe'er rebellious nature swell.
5O Love, our stubborn will subdue, Create our ruined frame anew, Dispel our darkness by thy light; Into all truth our spirit guide, And from our eyes for ever hide All things displeasing in thy sight.
6Be heaven, even now, our souls abode, Hid be our life with Christ in God, Our spirit, Lord, be one with thine; Let all our works in thee be wrought, And filled with thee be all our thought, Till in us thy full likeness shine.
667= 7 6, 7 6, 7 6, 7 6. Prov. viii. 22 - 31.
1ERE God had built the mountains, Or raised the fruitful hills; Before he filled the fountains That feed the running rills; In me, from everlasting, The wonderful I AM Found pleasures never wasting; And Wisdom is my name.
2When, like a tent to dwell in, He spread the skies abroad, And swathed about the swelling Of ocean's mighty flood, He wrought by weight and measure; And I was with him then: Myself the Father's pleasure, And mine, the sons of men.
3Thus Wisdom's words discover Thy glory and thy grace, Thou everlasting lover Of our unworthy race: Thy gracious eye surveyed us Ere stars were seen above: In wisdom thou hast made us, And died for us in love!
4And couldst thou be delighted With creatures such as we, Who, when we saw thee, slighted And nailed thee to a tree Unfathomable wonder, And mystery divine! The voice that speaks in thunder Says, Sinner, I am thine!
668= 6-8s. Matthew xi. 27.
1JESUS, the infinite I AM, With God essentially the same, With him enthroned above all height, As God of God, and Light of Light, Thou art by thy great Father known, From all eternity his Son.
2Thou only dost the Father know, And wilt to all thy followers show, Who cannot doubt thy gracious will His glorious Godhead to reveal; Reveal him now, if thou art he, And live, eternal Life, in me.
669= C.M. Matthew xii. 21.
1HIS name is Jesus Christ the Just, My Advocate with God; In him alone I put my trust Who bought me with his blood; A sinner of the Gentiles, I My pardoning Lord embrace, And on his only name rely For all his depths of grace.
2A sinner still, though saved, I am; And this is all my boast, I hang upon a God who came To seek and save the lost: The object of my love and fear, Who hath my sins forgiven, Shall sink me into nothing here, And lift me up to heaven.
670= 6-8s. Luke ii. 34.
1JEHOVAH'S Fellow, and his Son, What numbers fall by thee and rise! Precious, elect, and corner-stone, Built on thy strength we reach the skies, Or by thy cross ourselves o'erthrow, And sink into eternal woe.
2Thine anger casts the sinner down, That lifted up by pardoning grace He may his Prince and Saviour own, Thy justice and thy mercy praise, Raised from the dust to stand restored In all the image of his Lord.
3Jesus, thy killing, quickening power On a poor abject worm exert, Confound, abase me from this hour, Humble, and break this stubborn heart, And then my Resurrection be, And live, my heavenly Life, in me.
671= C.M. "I am the Way, the Truth, and the life." John xiv, 6.
1THOU art the Way; by thee alone From sin and death we flee: And he who would the Father seek Must seek him, Lord, by thee.
2Thou art the Truth; thy word alone True wisdom can impart; Thou only canst inform the mind, And purify the heart.
3Thou art the Life; the rending tomb Proclaims thy conquering arm; And those who put their trust in thee Nor death nor hell shall harm.
4Thou art the Way, the Truth, the Life; Grant us that Way to know, That Truth to keep, that Life to win, Whose joys eternal flow.
672= 7s. Philippians i. 21.
1CHRIST, of all my hopes the ground, Christ, the spring of all my joy, Still in thee may I be found, Still for thee my powers employ.
2Let thy love my heart inflame, Keep thy fear before my sight, Be thy praise my highest aim, Be thy smile my chief delight!
3When affliction clouds my sky, And the wintry tempests blow, Let thy mercy-beaming eye Sweetly cheer the night of woe.
4When new triumphs of thy name Swell the raptured songs above, May I feel a kindred flame, Full of zeal, and full of love!
5Life's best joy, to see thy praise Fly on wings of gospel light, Leading on millennial days, Scattering all the shades of night!
6Fountain of o'erflowing grace, Freely from thy fulness give; Till I close my earthly race, May I prove it "Christ to live!"
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7WHEN, with wasting sickness worn, Sinking to the grave I lie, Or, by sudden anguish torn, Startled nature dreads to die;
8Jesus, my redeeming Lord, Be thou then in mercy near! Let thy smile of love afford Full relief from all my fear.
9Firmly trusting in thy blood, Nothing shall my heart confound; Safely shall I pass the flood, Safely reach Immanuel's ground.
10 When I touch the blessed shore, Back the closing waves shall roll; Death's dark stream shall never more Part from thee my ravished soul.
11 Thus, O thus, an entrance give To the land of cloudless sky; Having known it "Christ to live," Let me find it "gain to die!"
673= C.M. 1 John v. 20.
1WE know, by faith we surely know, The Son of God is come; Is manifested here below, And makes our hearts his home: To us he hath, in special love, An understanding given, To recognise him from above The Lord of earth and heaven.
2The true and faithful Witness, we Jehovah's Son confess; And in the face of Jesus see Jehovah's smiling face; In him we live, and move, and are, United to our Head, And, branches of the Vine, declare That Christ is God indeed.
3The self-existing God supreme, Our Saviour we adore, Fountain of life eternal, him We worship evermore; Out of his plenitude receive Ineffable delight, And shall through endless ages live Triumphant in his sight.
674= 6 6, 6 6, 6 6. "I am Alpha and Omega, the first and the last." - Rev. i, ll.
1JESUS, the first and last, On thee my soul is cast: Thou didst thy work begin By blotting out my sin; Thou wilt the root remove, And perfect me in love.
2Yet when the work is done, The work is but begun: Partaker of thy grace, I long to see thy face; The first I prove below, The last I die to know.
675= 4-6s & 2-8s. The Offices of Christ.
1JOIN all the glorious names Of wisdom, love, and power, That ever mortals knew, That angels ever bore; All are too mean to speak his worth, Too mean to set our Saviour forth.
2But O what gentle means, What condescending ways, Doth our Redeemer use, To teach his heavenly grace; My soul, with joy and wonder see What forms of love he bears for thee!
3Arrayed in mortal flesh The Covenant-Angel stands, And holds the promises And pardons in his hands; Commissioned from his Father's throne To make his grace to mortals known.
4Great Prophet of my God, My lips shall bless thy name: By thee the joyful news Of our salvation came; The joyful news of sins forgiven, Of hell subdued, and peace with heaven.
5Be thou my Counsellor, My pattern, and my guide; And through this desert land Still keep me near thy side: O let my feet ne'er run astray, Nor rove, nor seek the crooked way!
6I love my Shepherd's voice; His watchful eye shall keep My wandering soul among The thousands of his sheep: He feeds his flock, he calls their names, His bosom bears the tender lambs.
7Jesus, my great High-priest, Offered his blood and died; My guilty Conscience seeks No sacrifice beside; His powerful blood did once atone, And now it pleads before the throne.
8O thou almighty Lord, My conqueror and my King, Thy sceptre and thy sword, Thy reign of grace, I sing; Thine is the power: behold, I sit In willing bonds before thy feet.
9Now let my soul arise, And tread the tempter down: My Captain leads me forth To conquest and a crown: March on, nor fear to win the day, Though death and hell obstruct the way.
10 Should all the hosts of death, And powers of hell unknown, Put their most dreadful forms Of rage and malice on, I shall be safe; for Christ displays Superior power, and guardian grace.
1CHRIST, the true anointed seer, Messenger from the most High, Thy prophetic character To my conscience signify: Signify thy Father's will; By that unction from above, Mysteries of grace reveal, Teach my heart that God is love.
2Thou who didst for all atone, Dost for all incessant pray; Make thy priestly office known, Take my cancelled sin away; Let me peace with God regain, Righteousness from thee receive, Through thy meritorious pain, Through thy intercession, live.
3Sovereign, universal King, Every faithful soul's desire, Into me thy kingdom bring, Into me thy Spirit inspire; From mine inbred foes release; Here set up thy gracious throne; King of righteousness and peace, Reign in every heart alone!
677= L.M. Canticles iii. 11.
1JESUS, thou everlasting King, Accept the tribute which we bring; Accept thy well-deserved renown, And wear our praises as thy crown.
2Let every act of worship be Like our espousals, Lord, to thee; Like the glad hour when from above We first received the pledge of love.
3The gladness of that happy day, O may it ever with us stay! Nor let our faith forsake its hold, Our hope decline, our love grow cold.
4Each following moment as it flies Increase thy praise, improve our joys, Till we are raised to sing thy name At the great supper of the Lamb.
678= C.M. Revelation v. 12, 13.
1COME, let us join our cheerful songs With angels round the throne; Ten thousand thousand are their tongues, But all their joys are one.
2"Worthy the Lamb that died," they cry, "To be exalted thus!" "Worthy the Lamb!" our hearts reply; "For he was slain for us."
3Jesus is worthy to receive Honour and power divine; And blessings, more than we can give, Be, Lord, for ever thine!
4The whole creation join in one To bless the sacred name Of him that sits upon the throne, And to adore the Lamb.
679= C.M. "Thou shalt call his name Jesus." Matt. i, 21.
1HOW sweet the name of Jesus sounds In a believer's ear! It soothes his sorrows, heals his wounds, And drives away his fear.
2It makes the wounded spirit whole, And calms the troubled breast; 'Tis manna to the hungry soul, And to the weary rest.
3Dear name! the Rock on which I build, My shield, and hiding-place, My never-failing treasury, filled With boundless stores of grace!
4Jesus, my Shepherd, Husband, Friend, My Prophet, Priest, and King; My Lord, my Life, my Way, my End, Accept the praise I bring.
5Weak is the effort of my heart, And cold my warmest thought; But when I see thee as thou art I'll praise thee as I ought.
6Till then I would thy love proclaim With every fleeting breath; And may the music of thy name Refresh my soul in death!
1JESU, the very thought of thee With sweetness fills my breast; But sweeter far thy face to see, And in thy presence rest.
2Nor voice can sing, nor heart can frame, Nor can the memory find A sweeter sound than thy blest name, O Saviour of mankind!
3O hope of every contrite heart, O joy of all the meek, To those who fall how kind thou art! How good to those who seek!
4But what to those who find Ah! this Nor tongue nor pen can show; The love of Jesus, what it is None but his loved ones know.
5Jesu, our only joy be thou, As thou our prize wilt be; Jesu, be thou our glory now, And through eternity.
681= C.M. Revelation xix, 12.
1ALL hail the power of Jesu's name; Let angels prostrate fall; Bring forth the royal diadem To crown him Lord of all.
2Crown him, ye morning stars of light, Who launched this floating ball; Now hail the Strength of Israel's might, And crown him Lord of all.
3Crown him, ye martyrs of our God, Who from his altar call; Of Jesse's stem extol the Rod, And crown him Lord of all.
4Ye seed of Israel's chosen race, Ye ransomed from the fall, Hail him who saves you by his grace, And crown him Lord of all.
5Hail him, ye heirs of David's line, Whom David Lord did call, The God incarnate, Man divine, And crown him Lord of all.
6Ye Gentile sinners, ne'er forget The wormwood and the gall, Go spread your trophies at his feet, And crown him Lord of all.
7Let every tribe and every tongue Before him prostrate fall, And shout in universal song The crowned Lord of all.
8O that with yonder sacred throng We at his feet may fall, Join in the everlasting song, And crown him Lord of all!
682= C.M. Hebrews vi. 20.
1THOU great Redeemer, dying Lamb, We love to hear of thee; No music's like thy charming name, Nor half so sweet can be.
2O may we ever hear thy voice In mercy to us speak! And in our Priest we will rejoice, Thou great Melchizedek!
3Our Jesus shall be still our theme While in this world we stay: We'll sing our Jesu's lovely name When all things else decay.
4When we appear in yonder cloud, With all that favoured throng, Then will we sing more sweet, more loud, And Christ shall be our song.
1HARK the herald-angels sing "Glory to the new-born King, Peace on earth, and mercy mild; God and sinners reconciled."
2Christ, by highest heaven adored, Christ, the everlasting Lord, Late in time behold him come, Offspring of a virgin's womb!
3Veiled in flesh the Godhead see; Hail the incarnate Deity! Pleased as man with men to appear, Jesus our Immanuel here.
4Hail the heaven-born Prince of peace! Hail the Sun of righteousness! Light and life to all he brings, Risen with healing in his wings.
5Mild he lays his glory by, Born that man no more may die; Born to raise the sons of earth, Born to give them second birth.
6Come, Desire of nations, come, Fix in us thy humble home; Rise, the woman's conquering Seed Bruise in us the serpent's head.
7Adam's likeness now efface, Stamp thine image in its place: Second Adam from above, Reinstate us in thy love.
684= 7s & 6s. Matthew i. 23.
1GLORY be to God on high, And peace on earth descend! God comes down, he bows the sky, And shows himself our friend: God the invisible appears! God, the blest, the great I AM, Sojourns in this vale of tears, And Jesus is his name.
2Him the angels all adored, Their Maker and their King. Tidings of their humbled Lord They now to mortals bring. Emptied of his majesty, Of his dazzling glories shorn, Being's source begins to be, And God himself is born!
3See the eternal Son of God A mortal Son of man; Dwelling in an earthly clod, Whom heaven cannot contain! Stand amazed, ye heavens, at this! See the Lord of earth and skies; Humbled to the dust he is, And in a manger lies.
4We, the sons of men, rejoice, The Prince of peace proclaim; With heaven's host lift up our voice, And shout Immanuel's name: Knees and hearts to him we bow; Of our flesh and of our bone, Jesus is our brother now, And God is all our own.
685= 4-6s & 2-8s.
1LET earth and heaven combine, Angels and men agree, To praise in songs divine The incarnate Deity, Our God contracted to a span, Incomprehensibly made man.
2He laid his glory by, He wrapped him in our clay; Unmarked by human eye, The latent Godhead lay; Infant of days he here became, And bore the mild Immanuel's name.
3Unsearchable the love That hath the Saviour brought; The grace is far above Or man or angels thought; Suffice for us that God, we know, Our God, is manifest below.
4He deigns in flesh to appear, Widest extremes to join; To bring our vileness near, And make us all divine: And we the life of God shall know, For God is manifest below.
5Made perfect first in love, And sanctified by grace, We shall from earth remove, And see his glorious face: Then shall his love be fully showed, And man shall then be lost in God.
686= 6-8s. Luke i. 78.
1STUPENDOUS height of heavenly love, Of pitying tenderness divine! It brought the Saviour from above, It caused the springing day to shine; The Sun of righteousness to appear, And gild our gloomy hemisphere.
2God did in Christ himself reveal, To chase our darkness by his light, Our sin and ignorance dispel, Direct our wandering feet aright, And bring our souls, with pardon blest, To realms of everlasting rest.
3Come then, O Lord, thy light impart, The faith that bids our terrors cease, Into thy love direct our heart, Into thy way of perfect peace; And cheer the souls of death afraid, And guide them through the dreadful shade.
4Answer thy mercy's whole design, My God incarnated for me; My spirit make thy radiant shrine, My light and full salvation be, And through the shades of death unknown Conduct me to thy dazzling throne.
687= 8s-7s. Isaiah ix. 2.
1LIGHT of those whose dreary dwelling Borders on the shades of death, Come, and by thy love's revealing Dissipate the clouds beneath: The new heaven and earth's Creator, In our deepest darkness rise, Scattering all the night of nature, Pouring eyesight on our eyes.
2Still we wait for thine appearing; Life and joy thy beams impart, Chasing all our fears, and cheering Every poor benighted heart: Come, and manifest the favour God hath for our ransomed race; Come, thou universal Saviour, Come, and bring the gospel grace.
3Save us in thy great compassion, O thou mild, pacific Prince; Give the knowledge of salvation, Give the pardon of our sins: By thy all-restoring merit Every burdened soul release; Every weary, wandering spirit Guide into thy perfect peace.
688= 8s & 7s. Haggai ii. 7.
1COME, thou long-expected Jesus, Born to set thy people free, From our fears and sins release us, Let us find our rest in thee. Israel's strength and consolation, Hope of all the earth thou art; Dear Desire of every nation, Joy of every longing heart.
2Born thy people to deliver, Born a child and yet a king, Born to reign in us for ever, Now thy gracious kingdom bring: By thine own eternal Spirit Rule in all our hearts alone; By thine all-sufficient merit Raise us to thy glorious throne.
689= L.M. Luke ii. 11.
1To us a child of royal birth, Heir of the promises, is given; The Invisible appears on earth, The Son of man, the God of heaven.
2A Saviour born, in love supreme He comes our fallen souls to raise; He comes his people to redeem With all his plenitude of grace.
3The Christ, by raptured seers foretold, Filled with the eternal Spirit's power, Prophet, and Priest, and King behold, And Lord of all the worlds adore.
4The Lord of hosts, the God most high, Who quits his throne on earth to live, With joy we welcome from the sky, With faith into our hearts receive.
690= 6-8s. Isaiah lix. 20.
1O COME, O come, Immanuel, And ransom captive Israel, That mourns in lonely exile here Until the Son of God appear. Rejoice! rejoice! Immanuel Shall come to thee, O Israel!
2O come, thou Rod of Jesse, free Thine own from Satan's tyranny; From depths of hell thy people save, And give them victory o'er the grave. Rejoice! rejoice! Immanuel Shall come to thee, O Israel!
3O come, thou Day-spring, come and cheer Our spirits by thine advent here; Disperse the gloomy clouds of night, And death's dark shadows put to flight Rejoice! rejoice! Immanuel Shall come to thee, O Israel!
4O come, thou key of David, come, And open wide our heavenly home; Make safe the way that leads on high, And close the path to misery. Rejoice! rejoice! Immanuel Shall come to thee, O Israel!
5O come, O come, thou Lord of might! Who to thy tribes, on Sinai's height, In ancient times didst give the law In cloud, and majesty, and awe. Rejoice! rejoice! Immanuel Shall come to thee, O Israel!
691= 10 10, 10 10, 10 10. Luke ii. 8-17.
1CHRISTIANS, awake, salute the happy morn Whereon the Saviour of mankind was born Rise to adore the mystery of love, Which hosts of angels chanted from above; With them the joyful tidings first begun Of God incarnate and the virgin's son.
2Then to the watchful shepherds it was told, Who heard the angelic herald's voice: "Behold, I bring good tidings of a Saviour's birth To you and all the nations upon earth; This day hath God fulfilled his promised word, This day is born a Saviour, Christ the Lord."
3He spake; and straightway the celestial choir In hymns of joy, unknown before, conspire; The praises of redeeming love they sang, And heaven's whole orb with hallelujahs rang; God's highest glory was their anthem still, Peace upon earth, and unto men good-will.
4To Bethlehem straight the enlightened shepherds ran, To see the wonders God had wrought for man: Then to their flocks, still praising God, return, And their glad hearts with holy rapture burn; Amazed, the wondrous tidings they proclaim, The first apostles of his infant fame.
5O! may we keep and ponder in our mind God's wondrous love in saving lost mankind; Trace we the Babe, who hath retrieved our loss, From the poor manger to the bitter cross; Tread in his steps, assisted by his grace, Till man's first heavenly state again takes place.
6Then may we hope, the angelic hosts among, To join, redeemed, a glad triumphant throng; He that was born upon this joyful day Around us all his glory shall display; Saved by his love, incessant we shall sing Eternal praise to heaven's almighty King.
1O SAVIOUR, whom this holy morn Gave to our world below; To mortal want and labour born, And more than mortal woe;
2Incarnate Word! by every grief, By each temptation tried, Who lived to yield our ills relief, And to redeem us died!
3If gaily clothed and proudly fed In dangerous wealth we dwell, Remind us of thy manger bed And lowly cottage cell.
4If pressed by poverty severe In anxious want we pine, O may thy Spirit whisper near How poor a lot was thine!
5Through this life's ever-varying scene From sin preserve us free; Like us thou hast a mourner been, May we rejoice with thee!
693= 7s & 6s. Matthew iv. 23.
1JESUS, thee thy works proclaim Omnipotently good: Moses thy forerunner came, And mighty works he showed; Minister of wrath divine, His wonders plagued the sinful race; Works of purest love are thine, And miracles of grace.
2All thy cures are mysteries, And prove thy power to heal Every sickness and disease Which now our spirits feel: Good Physician of mankind, Thou wilt repeat thy sovereign word, Chase the evils of our mind, And speak our souls restored.
3Who of other help despair, And would thy word receive, Us thou mak'st thy tenderest care, And kindly dost relieve: Every soul-infirmity, And plague of heart, thou dost remove; Heal'st whoe'er apply to thee, With balm of bleeding love.
4Still thou go'st about to teach, And desperate souls to cure; Still thou dost the kingdom preach Which always shall endure; Publishest the power of grace, Which pardon and salvation brings, Saves our fallen dying race, And makes us priests and kings.
694= 7 7, 7 8, 8 8. Luke xviii. 35.
1LORD we sit and cry to thee, Like the blind beside the way; Make our darkened souls to see The glory of thy perfect day: O Lord! rebuke our sullen night, And give thyself unto our sight!
2Lord! we do not ask to gaze On our dim and earthly sun; But on light that still shall blaze When every star its course hath run; The light that gilds thy blest abode, The glory of the Lamb of God!
695= 6-8s. Matthew xxi. 10, 11.
1WHAT means this eager, anxious throng, Which moves with busy haste along, These wondrous gatherings day by day, What means this strange commotion, pray ln accents hushed the throng reply, "Jesus of Nazareth passeth by!"
2Who is this Jesus why should he The city move so mightily A passing stranger, has he skill To charm the multitude at will Again the stirring tongues reply, "Jesus of Nazareth passeth by! "
3Jesus! 'tis he who once below Mans pathway trod, 'mid pain and woe, And burdened ones where'er he came Brought out their sick and deaf and lame; The blind rejoiced to hear the cry, "Jesus of of Nazareth passeth by"
4Again he comes! from place to place His holy footsteps we can trace; He pauses at our threshold, nay, He enters, condescends to stay; Shall we not gladly raise the cry "Jesus of Nazareth passeth by."
5Ho! all ye heavy-laden, come; Here's pardon, comfort, rest, and home; Ye wanderers from a father's face, Return, accept his proffered grace! Ye tempted, there's a refuge nigh, "Jesus of Nazareth passeth by."
6But if you still his call refuse And all his wondrous love abuse, Soon will he sadly from you turn, Your bitter prayer for pardon spurn; "Too late, too late!" will be your cry, Jesus of Nazareth has passed by.
696= C.M. Matthew xv. 25.
1HELP us, Lord! each hour of need Thy heavenly succour give; Help us in thought, and word, and deed, Each hour on earth we live.
2O help us when our spirits bleed With contrite anguish sore; And when our hearts are cold and dead, O help us, Lord, the more!
3O help us, through the prayer of faith More firmly to believe; For still the more the servant hath, The more shall he receive!
4If, strangers to thy fold, we call, Imploring at thy feet The crumbs that from thy table fall 'Tis all we dare intreat.
5But be it, Lord of mercy, all, So thou wilt grant but this, The crumbs that from thy table fall Are life, and light, and bliss.
6O help us, Jesu, from on high! We know no help but thee! O help us so to live and die, As thine in heaven to be!
697= C.M. Mark iv. 36-v. 19.
1THE winds were howling o'er the deep, Each wave a watery hill, The Saviour wakened from his sleep, He spake, and all was still.
2The madman in a tomb had made His mansion of despair; Woe to the traveller who strayed With heedless footsteps there!
3He met that glance so thrilling sweet. He heard those accents mild, And, melting at Messiah's feet, Wept like a weaned child.
4O madder than the raving man! O deafer than the sea! How long the time since Christ began To call in vain on me
5He called me when my thoughtless prime Was early ripe to ill; I passed from folly on to crime, And yet he called me still.
6He called me in the time of dread When death was full in view, I trembled on my feverish bed, And rose to sin anew.
7Yet could I hear him once again, As I have heard of old, Methinks he should not call in vain His wanderer to the fold.
8O thou that every thought canst know, And answer every prayer; O give me sickness, want, or woe, But snatch me from despair!
9My struggling will by grace control, Renew my broken vow! That blessed light breaks on my soul O God! I hear thee now.
698= L.M. Matthew xvii. 4.
1LORD! it is good for us to be High on the mountain here with thee Here in an ampler, purer air, Above the stir of toil and care, Of hearts opprest with doubt and grief, Believing in their unbelief, Calling thy servants all in vain To ease them of their bitter pain.
2Lord! it is good for us to be Where rest the souls that dwell with thee Where stand revealed to mortal gaze The great old saints of other days, Who once received on Horeb's height The eternal laws of truth and right; Or caught the still small whisper, higher Than storm, than earthquake, or than fire.
3Lord! it is good for us to be With thee, and with thy faithful three: Here, where the apostle's heart of rock Is nerved against temptation`s shock; Here, where the son of thunder learns The thought that breathes, the word that burns, Here, where on eagles' wings we move With him whose last, best word is love.
4Lord! it is good for us to be Entranced, enwrapped, alone with thee, Watching the glistening raiment glow Whiter than Hermon's whitest snow, The human lineaments which shine Irradiant with a light divine, Till we, too, change from grace to grace, Gazing on that transfigured grace.
5Lord! it is good for us to be In life's worst anguish close to thee, Within the overshadowing cloud Which wraps us in its awful shroud; We wist not what to think or say, Our spirits sink in sore dismay; They tell us of the dread "decease:" But yet to linger here is peace.
6Lord! it is good for us to be Here on the holy mount with thee, When darkling in the depths of night, When dazzled with excess of light, We bow before the heavenly voice Which bids bewildered souls rejoice: Though love wax cold, and faith grow dim, This is my Son: O hear ye him!
1PLUNGED in a gulf of dark despair We wretched sinners lay, Without one cheerful beam of hope, Or spark of glimmering day.
2With pitying eyes, the Prince of peace Beheld our helpless grief; He saw, and - O amazing love! He flew to our relief.
3Down from the shining seats above With joyful haste he sped; Entered the grave in mortal flesh, And dwelt among the dead.
4O for this love let rocks and hills Their lasting silence break, And all harmonious human tongues The Saviour's praises speak!
5Angels, assist our mighty joys, Strike all your harps of gold; But when you raise your highest notes, His love can ne'er be told.
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