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2 That so Thy wondrous way

May through the world be known;
Whilst distant lands their tribute pay,

And Thy salvation own. 3 Let differing nations join

To celebrate Thy fame;
Let all the world, O Lord, combine

To praise Thy glorious Name. 4 O let them shout and sing,

With joy and pious mirth,
For Thou, the righteous Judge and King,
Shalt
govern

all the earth.

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C. M.

1

Y God, my everlasting hope,

Thy hands have held

my
childhood

up,
And strengthened all my youth.
2 Still hath my life new wonders seen

Repeated every year :
Behold, my days which yet remain,

I trust them to Thy care.
3 Reject me not in life's decline,

When hoary hairs arise ;
And round me let Thy glory shine,

Whene'er Thy servant dies. 4 Then in the record of my age,

Should men review my days,
They'll read Thy love in every page,

In every line Thy praise.

72

P. M.

1

AIL to the Lord's Anointed,

See, in the time appointed,

His reign on earth begun!
He comes to break oppression,

To set the captive free,
To take away transgression,

And rule in equity.

2 He shall come down like showers

Upon the fruitful earth,
And joy and hope, like flowers,

Spring in His path to birth :
Before Him, on the mountains,
Shall
peace,

the herald, go ;
And righteousness, in fountains,

From hill to valley flow.

3 Kings shall fall down before Him,

And gold and incense bring;
All nations shall adore Him,

His praise all people sing ;
For He shall have dominion

O’er river, sea, and shore,
Far as the eagle's pinion

Or dove's light wing can soar.
4 O'er every foe victorious,

He on His throne shall rest,
From age to age more glorious,

All blessing and all-blest:

The tide of time shall never

His covenant remove :
His Name shall stand for ever,

His great, best Name of Love.

S. M.

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1

10 God I cried aloud,

sighs,

From heaven His gracious ear He bowed,

And listened to my cries.
2 Through all my mournful days,

When troubles round me spread,
I sought the Lord, I asked His grace,

To Him for refuge fled. 3 Thy works, eternal God,

Shall dwell upon my heart;
And while Thy mercies I record,

I'll bid my fears depart. 4 I'll think Thy wonders o'er,

Thy power and love proclaim;
So shall my soul Thy truth adore,

And rest upon Thy Name.
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1 CHEPHERD of Israel, hear,

Thou, who enthroned on high,
Hast always bent a listening ear

To Sion's suppliant cry. 2 As when Thine ancient foes

Were sunk beneath the wave;
So gird Thyself with strength for those

Who trust Thy power to save.

S. M.

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3 Soon will the foe prevail,

Soon all our graces die,
Our faith, our love, our joy must fail,

If Thou Thine aid deny.
4 Return, O Lord of Hosts,

And visit this Thy vine,
Expand its roots through all our coasts,

Nor let its branch decline.
5 The brightness of Thy face

Through every age make known,
So we Thy flock, O God of grace,

Thy ceaseless love will own.

81

S, M.

1

SING

ING to the Lord, our might,

Let heart and instruments unite

To praise our heavenly King.
2 This is His holy house,

And this His festal day:
Here He accepts the humblest vows

That we sincerely pay.
3 The Sabbath to our sires

In mercy first was given :
The Church her Sabbath still requires

To speed her on to heaven.
4 We still, like them of old,

Are in the wilderness;
And God is still as near His fold,

To pity and to bless.

C. M.

5 Then let us open wide

Our mouths for Him to fill,
And He who Israel then supplied

Will help His Israel still.
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GOD of Hosts, the mighty Lord,

How lovely is the place,
Where Thou, enthroned in glory, shew'st

The brightness of Thy face!
2 Thrice-happy they, whose choice has Thee

Their sure protection made ;
Who long to tread the sacred paths

That to Thy dwelling lead !
3 Thus they proceed from strength to strength,

And still approach more near;
Till all on Sion's holy mount

Before their God appear.
4 Thou God, whom heavenly hosts obey,

How highly blest is he,
Whose hope and trust, securely placed,

Is still reposed on Thee ! 84

Version 2.
1 TOW pleasant, how divinely fair,

With long desire my spirit faints

To meet the assemblies of Thy saints.
2 Blest are the souls that find a place

Within the temple of Thy grace ;
There they behold Thy gentler rays,
And seek Thy face, and learn Thy praise.

L. M.

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