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SING to the Lord a new made song,
Who wondrous things has done ;
With his right hand and holy arm
The conquest he has won.
The Lord has through th' astonish'd world
Display'd his saving might,
And his righteous acts appear
In all the heathen's sight.
Of Israel's house his love and truth
Have ever mindful been;
Wide earth's remotest parts the power
Of Israel's God have seen.
Let therefore earth's inhabitants
Their cheerful voices raise,
And all, with universal joy,
Resound their Maker's praise.
JEHOVAH reigns, let therefore all
The guilty nations quake :
On cherubs' wings he sits enthron'd;
Let earth's foundations shake.
On Sion's hill he keeps his court,
His palace makes her towers;
Yet thence his sov’reignty extends
Supreme o'er earthly powers.
Let therefore all with praise address
His great and dreadful name ;
And with his unresisted might
His holiness proclaim.
With worship at his sacred courts
Exalt the God our Lord ;
For he who only holy is,
Alone should be ador'd.
ALL 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.
The 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.
O 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.
For 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.
SAVOY. (Second Version.)
WITH one consent let all the earth
To God their cheerful voices raise;
Glad homage pay, with awful mirth,
And sing before him songs of praise.
Convinc'd that he is God alone,
From whom both we and all proceed ;
We whom he chooses for his own,
The flock that he vouchsafes to feed.
O enter then his temple gate,
Thence to his courts devoutly press ;
And still your grateful hymns repeat,
And still his name with praises bless.
For he's the Lord, supremely good,
His mercy is for ever sure ;
His truth, which always firmly stood,
To endless ages shall endure.
LORD, when I lift my voice to thee,
To whom all praise belongs,
Thy justice and thy love shall be
The subject of my songs.
Let wisdom o'er my heart preside,
To lead my footsteps right;
And make thy perfect law my guide,
Thy service my delight.
From wicked men I will withdraw,
All sinful ways forsake;
And only those who love thy law
For my companions take.
Lord, that I may not go astray,
Thy constant grace impart;
O guide me in thy holy way,
And fix my wand'ring heart.
c. M. WHEN we pour out our souls in prayer,
Do thou, O Lord, attend;
To thine eternal throne of grace
Let our sad cries ascend.
Hide not from us thy glorious face
In times of deep distress;
But bow thine ear, and, when we call,
Do thou our grief redress.
Arise, O God; on Sion look,
With an unclouded face ;
For now th' appointed time is come,
The promis'd day of grace.
Thou to the children of thy saints
Shalt lasting quiet give,
Whose happy race, securely fix’d,
Shall in thy presence live.
MY soul, inspir’d with sacred love,
God's holy name for ever bless;
Of all his favours mindful prove,
And still thy grateful thanks express.
The Lord abounds with tender love,
And unexampled acts of grace;
His waken'd wrath does slowly move,
His willing mercy flows apace.
As high as heaven its arch extends
Above this little spot of clay,
So much his boundless love transcends
The small respects that we can pay.
As far as 'tis from east to west,
So far has he our sins remov'd,
Who with a father's tender breast
Has such as fear him always lov'd.
BLESS God, my soul; thou Lord alone
Possessest empire without bounds :
With honour thou art crown'd, thy throne
Eternal majesty surrounds.
With light thou dost thyself enrobe,
And glory for a garment take;
Heaven's curtains stretch beyond the globe,
Thy canopy of state to make.
God builds on liquid air, and forms
His palace chambers in the skies;
The clouds his chariots are, and storms
The swift-wing'd steeds with which he flies.
As bright as flame, and swift as wind,
His ministers heaven's palace fill,
To have their sundry tasks assign’d:
All proud to serve their Sovereign's will.
(Second Version.) MY soul praise the Lord, speak good of his name; O Lord, our great God. how dost thou appear ! So passing in glory, that great is thy fame; Honor and majesty in thee shine most clear. With light, as a robe, thou hast thyself clad, Whereby all the earth thy greatness may see; The heavens in such sort thou also hast spread, That they to a curtain compared may be. His chamber beams lie in the clouds full sure, Which as his chariots are made him to bear; And there with much swiftness his course doth enUpon the wings riding of winds in the air. [dure, His spirits he makes as heralds to go, And lightnings to serve we see also prest; His will to accomplish they run to and fro, To save or consume us, as seemeth him best.
O RENDER thanks, and bless the Lord;
Invoke his sacred name;
Acquaint the nations with his deeds,
His matchless deeds proclaim.
Sing to his praise, in lofty hymns
His wondrous works rehearse ;
Make them the theme of your discourse,
The subject of your verse.
Rejoice in his almighty name,
Alone to be ador'd;
And let their heart o'erflow with joy
That humbly seek the Lord.
Seek ye the Lord, his saving strength
Devoutly still implore ;
And where he's ever present, seek
His face for evermore.