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4 If o'er my sins I think to draw

The curtains of the night, The fiery terrors of thy law

Would turn the shades to light.
5 The beams of noon, the midnight hour,

Are both alike to Thee:
O may I ne'er provoke that power

From which I cannot flee!

PSALM CXLV. L. M. 1 FAR

as creation's bounds extend, Thy mercies, Heav'nly Lord, descend; To Thee thy various works shall raise

One chorus of perpetual praise.
2 Christians to Thee in hymns impart

The transports of a grateful heart,
The splendour of Thy kingdom tell,

And pleas'd on all thy wonders dwell. 3 Thy throne shall Nature's wreck survive,

Thy power through endless ages live;
Thy presence truth eternal guides,

Thy mercy o'er the world presides. 4 The humble spirit, bow'd with woe,

Thy all-supporting aid shall know;
Who seek thy help, with heart sincere,
Shall find thy presence ever near.

PSALM CXLVIII. Version 1. P.M. (From “ The Spirit of the Psalms.” The two first

Stanzas from the New Version.)
1
YE
E boundless realms of joy

Exalt your Maker's Name;
His praise your song employ

Above the starry frame:
Your voices raise, Ye Cherubim

And Seraphim, To sing His praise. 2 Thou moon, that rul'st the night,

And sun, that guid'st the day,
Ye glitt'ring stars of light,

To Him your homage pay;
His praise declare, Ye heav'ns above,

And clouds that move In liquid air. 3 Let earth her tribute bring,

With all that roam her plains,
Let ocean own her King,

With all the deep contains :
Your notes prolong, Ye warblers sweet;

His praise repeat, Who taught your song. 4 Let us, more blest than they,

Who nobler powers possess,
More worthy homage pay,

And heartfelt love express:
In grateful lays Let ev'ry voice
In God rejoice, And sing His praise !
PSALM CXLVIII. Version 2. P.M.
BEGIN, my soul, th' exalted lay,

Let each enraptur'd thought obey,
And praise Jehovah's Name;

Let heav'n, and earth, and sea, and skies, In one melodious concert rise,

To swell th' inspiring theme.
2 Ye angels, catch the thrilling sound,
While all th' adoring thrones around

His boundless mercies sing;
Let ev'ry list’ning saint above
Wake all the tuneful soul of love,

And touch the sweetest string.
3 Join, all ye spheres, the vocal choir ;
Thou sun, transcendent orb of fire,

And moon of milder light!
Whate'er a blooming world contains,
That wings the air, or skims the plains,

In songs of praise unite!
4 Let man, by nobler passions mov'd-
Man, who hath richer mercies prov'd-

In praise his pow’rs employ,
Spread God's eternal Name around,
Till heav'n's high arch flings back the sound,

The general burst of joy.

P. M.

PSALM CL. 1 PRAISE the Lord, ye heav'ns

adore Him; Praise Him, angels in the height: Sun and moon rejoice before Him,

Praise Him all ye stars of light.
2 Praise the Lord, for He hath spoken,

Worlds his mighty voice obey'd ;
Laws, which never shall be broken,

For their guidance hath He made.

3 Praise the Lord, for he is glorious,

Never shall his promise fail;
God hath made his saints victorious,

Sin and death shall not prevail. 4 Praise the God of our salvation,

Hosts on high his power proclaim ; Heav'n and earth, and all creation,

Laud and magnify his Name !

HYMNS

FOR PARTICULAR OCCASIONS.

Advent.

1 H

HYMN I. P. M.
OSANNA to the living Lord!

Hosanna to th' Incarnate Word!
To Christ, Creator, Saviour, King,
Let earth, let heaven, Hosanna sing !
Hosanna, Lord! Hosanna in the highest !
2 Hosanna, Lord! thine angels cry;

Hosanna, Lord ! thy saints reply; Above, beneath us, and around, The dead and living swell the sound. Hosanna, Lord! Hosanna in the highest ! 3 O Saviour! with protecting care,

Return to this thy house of prayer : Assembled in thy sacred Name, Where we thy parting promise claim! Hosanna, Lord! Hosanna in the highest ! 4 But, chiefest, in our cleansed breast,

Eternal ! bid thy Spirit rest, And make our secret soul to be A temple pure, and worthy Thee! Hosanna, Lord! Hosanna in the highest !

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