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And judges of the earth,
Praise him in heaven, where he his face, His matchless praise proclaim.
unveild, in perfect glory shows. In this design,
2 Praise him for all the mighty acts Let youths with maids,
which he in our behalf has done; And hoary heads
His kindness this return exacts, With children join.
with which our praise should equal run. 13 United zeal be shown,
3 Let the shrill trumpet's warlike voice His wondrous fame to raise,
make rocks and hills his praise rebound : Whose glorious name alone
Praise him with harp's melodious noise, Deserves our endless praise :
and gentle psaltery's silver sound. Earth's utmost ends His power obey;
4 Let virgin troops soft timbrels bring, His glorious sway
and some with graceful motion dance ;
Let instruments of various string, The sky transcends.
with organs join'd, his praise advance. 14 His chosen saints to grace, He sets them up on high,
15 Let them who joyful hymns compose, And favours Israel's race,
to cymbals set their songs of praise ; Who still to him are nigb :
Cymbals of common use, and those O therefore raise
that loudly sound on solemn days. Your grateful voice,
6 Let all that vital breath enjoy, And still rejoice
the breath be does to them afford, The Lord to praise.
In just returns of praise employ;
Let every creature praise the Lord
GLORIA PATRI. prepare your glad voice,
Common Measure. His praise in the great assembly to sing :
TO Father, Son, and Holy Ghost, In our great Creator
the God whom we adore, let Israel rejoice ;
Be glory, as it was, is now, And children of Sion
and shall be evermore. be glad in their King.
As Psalm 25. 3, 4 Iret them his great name
To God the Father, Son, extol in the dance;
and Spirit, glory be; With timbrel and harp
As 'twas, and is, and shall be so his praises express;
to all eternity. Who always takes pleasure
As Psalm 100. his saints to advance, And with his salvation
To Father, Son, and Holy Ghost, the humble to bless.
the God whom earth and heaven adore,
Be glory, as it was of old, 5, 6 With glory adornd, his people shall sing
is now, and shall be evermore. To God, who their beds
As Psalm 37. with safety does shield;
To Father, Son, and Holy Ghost, Their mouths fill'd with praises
Tie God whom heaven's triumphant host, of him, their great King;
and suffering saints on earth adore, Whilst a two-edged sword
Be glory, as in ages past, their right hand shall wield;
As now it is, and so shall last 7,8 Just vengeance to take
when time itself shall be no more for injuries past;
As Psalm 148. To punish those lands
To God the Father, Son, for ruin design'd;
And Spirit ever bless'd, With chains, as their captives,
Eternal Three in One, to tie their kings fasi,
All worship be address'd; With fetters of iron
As heretofore their nobles to bind.
It was, is now, 9 Thus shall they make good,
And shall be so when them they destroy,
For evermore. The dreadful decree
As Psalm 149. which God does proclaim ; Such honour and triumph
By angels in heaven his saints shall enjoy :
of every degree,
And saints upon earth, O therefore for ever exalt his great name.
All praise be address'd
To God in three persons,
One God ever blessed;
and always shall be.
S'a sacrifice for all;
The sun as darkest night be black! The Song of the Angels. For the Nativity of our
their Maker, Jesus, dies ! blessed Lord and Saviour. Luke ii. verse 8–15. 3 Behold fast streaming from the tree W THILE shepherds watch'd their flocks by
his all-atoning blood ? all seated on the ground, [nighi,
Is this the infinite? 'tis he, The Angel of the Lord came down,
my Saviour and my God! and glory shone around.
4 For me these pangs his soul assail, 2 “ Fear not,” said he, for mighty dread
for me this death is borne; had seized their troubled mind;
My sins gave sharpness to the nail, “Glad tidings of great joy I bring
and pointed every thorn. to you, and all mankind.
5 Let sin no more my soul enslave, 3" To you, in David's town, this day
break, Lord, its tyrant chain ; " is born, of David's line,
O save me, whom thou cam'st to save, “The Saviour, who is Christ the Lord;
nor bleed, nor die in vain ! " and this shall be the sign :
HYMN 4. 4 " The Heavenly Babe you there shall find, " to human view display'd,
FOR EASTER-DAY, "All meanly wrapt in swathing bands,
On the Resurrection. “and in a manger laid."
INCE Christ our Passover is slain, 5 Thus spake the Seraph, and forthwith appear'd a shining throng
Let all, with thankful hearts, agree Of Angels, praising God, who thus
to keep the festival : address'd their joyful song:
2 Not with the leaven, as of old, 6 " All glory be to God on high,
of sin and malice fed ; " and to the earth be peace;
But with unfeign'd sincerity, “ Good-will, henceforth, from heaven to men, and truth's unleaven'd bread. “ begin and never cease."
3 Christ being raised by power Divine, HYMN 2.
and rescued from the grave, The Song of Men responsive to the Song of the Shall die no more ; death shall on him Angels.
no more dominion have. WH
CHILE angels thus, O Lord, rejoice, 4 For that he died, 'twas for our sins shall men no anthem raise ?
he once vouchsafed to die : O may we lose these useless tongues,
But that he lives, he lives to God when we forget to praise !
for all eternity. 2 Then let us swell responsive notes,
5 So count yourselves as dead to sin, and join the heavenly throng;
but graciously restored, For angels no such love have known
And made, henceforth, alive to God, as we, to wake their song.
through Jesus Christ our Lord. 3 Good-will to sinful dust is shown,
HYMN 5. and peace on earth is given; For lo! the incarnate Saviour comes
For the same. with news of joy from heaven!
HRÍST from the dead is raised, and made 4 Mercy and truth, with sweet accord,
the First Fruits of the tomb; his rising beams adorn;
For, as by man came death, by man Let heaven and earth in concert sing,
did resurrection come. "The promised child is born."
12 For, as in Adarn all mankind 5 Glory to God, in highest strains,
did guilt and death derive; by highest worlds is paid ;
So, by the righteousness of Christ, Be glory, tben, by us proclaim'd,
shall all be made alive. and by our lives display'd;
3 If then ye risen are with Christ, 6 Till we attain those blissful realms
seek only how to get where now our Saviour reigns;
The things which are above, where Christ To rival these celestial choirs
at God's right hand is set. in their immortal strains !
of FROM whence these direfilomens round,
Till every heart which thou hast made
be fill'd with grace divine. Wherefore do earthquakes cleave the ground ? 2 Thou art the Comforter, the gift why hides the sun his rays ?
of God, and fire of love; 2 Well may the earth astonish'd shake, The everlasting spring of joy, and nature sympathize !
and unction from above.
3 Thy gifts are manifold, thou writ'st
HYMN 10. God's law in each true heart;
For the same. The promise of the Father, thou
God, and is thy table spread ? dost heavenly speech impart. 4 Enlighten our dark souls, till they
Thither be all thy children led, thy sacred love embrace ;
and let them
thy sweet mercies know ! Assist our minds, by nature frail,
2 Hail, sacred Feast, which Jesus makes! with thy celestial grace.
rich banquet of his flesh and blood ! 6 Drive far from us the mortal foe,
Thrice happy he who here partakes and give us peace within,
that sacred stream, that heavenly food! That, by thy guidance blest, we may
3 Why are its dainties all in vain escape the snares of sin.
before unwilling hearts display'd ? 6 Teach us the Father to confess,
Was not for you the victim slain? and Son from death revived,
are you forbid the children's bread? And thee with both, O Holy Ghost,
4 O let thy table honour'd be, who art from both derived.
and furnish'd well with joyful guests!
And may each soul salvation see,
that here its holy pledges tastes ! OME, Holy Spirit, Heavenly Dove, 5 Drawn by thy quickening grace, O Lord,
in countless numbers let them come, Kindle a flame of sacred love
And gather from their Father's board, in these cold hearts of ours.
the bread that lives beyond the tomb ! 2 See how we grovel here below,
6 Nor let thy spreading Gospel rest, fond of these earthly toys;
till through the world thy truth has run, Our souls how heavily they go,
Till with this bread all men be blest to reach eternal joys!
who sce the light, or feel the sun! 3 In vain we tune our lifeless songs,
HYMN 11. in vain we strive to rise !
For the same. Hosannas languish on our tongues,
ND are we now brought near to God, and our devotion dies, 4 Come, Holy Spirit, Heavenly Dove,
And, to effect this glorious change, with all thy quickening powers ;
did Jesus shed his blood ? Come, shed abroad a Saviour's love, 12 O for a song of ardent praise, and that shall kindle ours.
to bear our souls above!
What should allay our lively hope,
or damp our flaming love!
to praise our heavenly King! Sing, ye redeem'd, with one consent,
O may that love which spread this board, « the Comforter is come.'
inspire us while we sing2 What greater gift, what greater love, 4 “Glory to God in highest strains, could God on man bestow ?
“ and to the earth be peace; Angels for this rejoice above,
" Good-will from heaven to men is come; let man rejoice below!
16 and let it never cease !" 3 Hail, blessed Spirit! may each soul
HYMN 12. thy sacred influence feel;
ON THE NEW YEAR. Do thou each sinful thought control, and fix our wavering zeal !
THE: God of life, whose constant care
With blessings crowns each opening year, 4 Thou to the conscience dost convey My scanty span doth still prolong,
those checks which we should know; And wakes anew mine annual song.
2 How many precious souls are fied
To the vast regions of the dead,
Since to this day the changing sun
3 We yet survive ; but who can say,
“ Or through this year, or month, or day, *THOU, God, all glory, honour, power, “ I shall retain this vital breath, Since all things by thy power were made,
“ Thus far, at least, in league with death ?" and by thy bounty live.
4 That breath is thine, eternal God; 2 | And worthy is the Lamb all power,
'Tis thine to fix my soul's abode; honour, and wealth to gain,
It holds its life from thee alone, Glory and strength; who for our sins On earth, or in the world unknown. a sacrifice was slain !
5 To thee our spirits we resign, 3 All worthy thou, who has redeem'd, Make them and own them still as thine and ransom'd us to God,
So shall they live secure from fear, From every nation, every coast,
Though death should blast the rising year. by thy most precious blood.
6 Thy children, panting to be gone, 4 Blessing and honour, glory, power,
May bid the tide of time roll on, by all in earth and heaven
To land them on that happy shore, To him that sits upon the throne,
Where years and death are known no more. and to the Lamb be given.
7 No more fatigue, no more distress, * Chap. lv. Chap. v. 12. Chap. v. 9. 9.Ver. 13 Nor sin, nor hell shall reach that place;
No groans to mingle with the songs, That glows within my ravish'd heart!
but thou canst read it there.
and all my wants redrest, No midnight shade, no clouded sun,
When in the silent womb I lay, But sacred, high, eternal noon.
and hung upon the breast. 9 0, long expected year! begin;
4 To all my weak complaints and cries Dawn on this world of woe and sin;
thy mercy lent an ear, Fain would we leave this weary road, E're yet my feeble thoughts had learnt To sleep in death, and rest with God.'
to form themselves in prayer. HYMN 13.
6 Unnumber'd comforts to my soul The Christian's Hope.
thy tender care bestow'd, WH
THEN rising from the bed of death, Before my infant heart conceived o'erwhelm'd with guilt and fear,
from whom those comforts flow'd. I see my Maker face to face;
6 When in the slippery paths of youth O how shall I appear!
with heedless steps I ran, 2 If yet, while pardon may be found, Thine arm, unseen, conveyed me safe, and mercy may be sought,
and led me up to man. My heart with inward horror shrinks,
17 Through hidden dangers, toils, and deaths, and trembles at the thought;
it gently clear'd my way, 3 When thou, O Lord, shalt stand disclosed And through the pleasing, snares of vice, in Majesty severe,
more to be fear'd than they. And sit in judgment on my soul —
8 When worn with sickness, oft hast thou O how shall I appear!
with health renew'd
my 4 But thou hast told the troubled mind, And when in sins and sorrows sunk, who does her sins lament;
revived my soul with grace. The timely tribute of her tears
19 Thy bounteous hand, with worldly bliss, shall endless wo prevent.
has made my cup run o'er; 6 Then see the sorrow of my heart,
And in a kind and faithful friend o'er yet it be too late;
has doubled all my store. And hear my Saviour's dying, groans,
10 Ten thousand thousand precious gifts to give these sorrows weight.
my daily thanks employ; 0 For never shall my soul despair
Nor is the least a cheerful heart, her pardon to procure,
that tastes those gifts with joy. Who knows thy only Son has died, to make her pardon sure.
11 Through every period of my life
thy goodness I'll pursue ; 7 Great God ! with wonder and with praise, And after death, in distant worlds, on all thy works I look ;
the glorious theme renew. But still thy wisdom, power, and grace, 12 When nature fails, and day and night shine brighter in thy book.
divide thy works no more, 8 The stars, that in their courses roll,
My ever grateful heart, O Lord, have much instruction given;
thy mercy shall adore. But thy good word informs my soul how I may soar to beaven.
13 Through all eternity to thee
a joyful song I'll raise; 9 The fields provide me food, and show For oh! eternity's too short the goodness of the Lord;
to utter all thy praise. But fruits of life and glory grow
HYMN 16. in thy most holy word.
On the Glory of God in the Starry Heavens : be 10 Here are my choicest treasures hid,
ing a Translution of Part of the 19th Psalm of here my best comfort lies;
David. Here my desires are satisfy'd,
, and here my hopes arise.
With all the blue ethereal sky, 11 Lord, make me understand thy law,
And spangled heavens, a shining frame, show what my faults have been;
Their great original proclaim. And from thy gospel let me draw
2 The unwearied sun, from day to day, pardon for all my sin.
Does his Creator's power display, 12 Here would I learn how Christ has died And publishes to every land to save my soul from hell ;
The work of an Almighty hand. Not all the books on earth beside
3 Soon as the evening shades prevail, such heavenly wonders tell.
The moon takes up the wondrous tale; 13 Then let me love my Bible more,
And nightly, to the listening earth, and take a fresh delight,
Repeats the story of her birth ; By day to read these wonders o'er,
4 Whilst all the stars that round her buru, and meditate by night.
And all the planets in their turn,
Confirm the tidings as they roll,
And spread the truth from pole to pole.
my God, 5 What though in solemn silence all my rising soul surveys;
Move round the dark terrestrial ball; Transported with the view, I'm lost
What though no real voice nor sound in wonder, love, and praise !
Amidst their radiant orbs be found; 2 0 how shall words with equal warmth 6 In reason's ear they all rejoice, the gratitude declare,
And utter forth a glorious voice,
For ever singing as they shine,
HYMN 19. “ The hand that made us is divine."
On God's Dominion over the Sea.
Bids all the rolling waves rejoice;
And one soft word of thy command
Can sink them silent in the sand.
2 The smallest fish that swims the seas, His presence shall my wants supply,
Sportful, to thee a tribute pays;
And largest monsters of the deep, And guard me with a watchful eye;
At thy command, or rage or sleep. 2 My noon-day walks he shall attend, And all my midnight hours defend;
3 Thus is thy glorious power adored When in the sultry glebe I faint,
Among the watery nations, Lord! Or on the thirstý mountain pant,
Yet men, who trace the dangerous waves,
Forget the mighty God who saves ! 3 To fertile vales and dewy meads
Which may be used at Sea or on Land.
LORD for this just there dost provide ; 4 Though in the paths of death I tread, With gloomy horrors overspread;.
Eternal wisdom is their guide, My steadfast heart shall fear no ill,
their help Omnipotence. For thou, O Lord, art with me still:
2 Though they through foreign lands should 5 Thy friendly crook shall give me aid,
and breathe the tainted air
(roam, And guide me through the dreadful shade: In burning climates, far from home; Though in a bare and rugged way,
yet thou, their God, art there. Through devious lonely wilds I stray, 3 Thy goodness sweetens every soil, 6 Thy bounty shall my pains beguile,
makes every country please ; The barren wilderness shall smile,
Thou on the snowy bills dost smile, With sudden greens and herbage crown'd,
and smooth'st the rugged seas! And streams shall murmur all around. 4 When waves on waves, to heaven upreard, HYMN 17.
defy'd the pilot's art;
When terror in each face appear'd,
and sorrow in each heart;
5 To thee I raised my humble prayer, Shall our transported voices raise !
to snatch me from the grave! What ardent love and zeal are due,
I found thine ear not slow to hear, While heaven stands open to our view!
nor short thine arm to save! 2 Once we were fallen, and 0 how low! 6 Thou gav'st the word—the winds did cease, Just on the brink of endless wo;
the storms obey'd thy will, When Jesus, from the realms above,
The raging sea was hush'd in peace, Borne on the wings of boundless love,
and every wave was still! 3 Scatter'd the shades of death and night, 7 For this my life, in every state, And spread around his heavenly light!
a life of praise shall be ; By him what wondrous grace is shown
And death, when death shall be my fate, To souls impoverish'd and undone!
shall join my soul to thee. 4 He shows beyond these mortal shores,
Prayer and Hope of Victory.
may the God of grace and power
attend his people's humble cry;
Defend them in the needful hour,
and send deliverance from on high. ALVATION doth to God belong;
2 In his salvation is our hope,
and in the name of Israel's God From him alone all mercies flow;
Our troops shall lift their banners up ;. His arm alone subdues the foe!
our navies spread their flags abroad. 2 Then praise this God, who bows his ear 3 Some trust in horses train'd for war, Propitious to his people's prayer;
and some of chariots make their boasts; And though deliverance he may stay,
Our surest expectations are Yet answers still in his own day.
from thee the Lord of heavenly hosts! 30 may this goodness lead our land,
4 Then save us, Lord, from slavish fear, Still saved by thine Almighty hand,
and let our trust be firm and strong, The tribute of its love to bring
Till thy salvation shall appear, To thee, our Saviour and our King;
and hymns of peace conclude our song. 4 Till every public temple raise
For the Use of the Sick.
Past mercies teach me where to fly: 5 Still be it our supreme delight
Thine arm, Almighty God, can aid,
When sickness grieves, or pains invade :
2 To all the various helps of art