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5 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.
6 But Thy compassions, Lord,
To endless

years endure;
And children's children ever find

Thy word of promise sure.
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1 Y 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!
Honour and majesty

In Thee shine most clear.
2 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.
3 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 endure,

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Upon the wings riding

Of winds in the air.
4 By angels in heaven

Of every degree,
And saints upon earth,

All praise be addressed,
To God in Three Persons,

One God ever blest,
As it hath been, now is,
And always shall be.

Version 2.
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.
2 O tell of His might,

O sing of His grace,
Whose robe is the light,

Whose canopy, space ;
His chariots of wrath

The thunderclouds form,
And dark is His path

On the wings of the storm.
3 Thy 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.
4 Frail 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!

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RENDER thanks to God above,

The Fountain of eternal love;
Whose
mercy

firm through ages past
Hath stood, and shall for ever last.
2 Who can His mighty deeds express,

Not only vast, but numberless ?
What mortal eloquence can raise

Just tribute of immortal praise ?
3 Extend to me that favour, Lord,

Thou to Thy chosen dost afford;
When Thou return'st to set them free,

Let Thy salvation visit me.
4. O may I worthy prove to see
Thy saints in full felicity;
That I the joyful choir may join,
And count Thy people's triumph mine!

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HOW

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OW are Thy servants blest, O Lord !

How sure is their defence !
Eternal Wisdom is their guide,

Their help, Omnipotence.
2 From all my griefs and fears, O Lord,

Thy mercy sets me free;
While in the confidence of prayer,

My heart takes hold of Thee.
3 In midst of dangers, fears, and death,

Thy goodness I'll adore;
Still praise Thee for Thy mercies past,

And humbly hope for more.
4 My life, while Thou preserv'st that life,

Thy sacrifice shall be;
And O may death, when death shall come,
Unite

my

soul to Thee !
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To
My tongue with cheerful songs of praise

Shall celebrate Thy fame.
2 To all the listening tribes, O Lord,

Thy wonders I will tell ;
And to those nations sing Thy praise

That round about me dwell :
3 Because Thy mercy's boundless height

The highest heaven transcends,
And far beyond the aspiring clouds,

Thy faithfulness extends.

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O GOD, my heart is fully bent

4 Be Thou, O God, exalted high

Above the starry frame ;
And let the world with one consent

Confess Thy glorious Name.

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1 E saints and servants of the Lord,

The triumphs of His Name record,
His sacred Name for ever bless;
Where'er the circling sun displays
His rising beams, or setting rays,

Due praise to His great Name address. 2 God through the world extends His sway; The regions of eternal day

But shadows of His glories are.
With Him whose majesty excels,
Who made the heaven in which He dwells,

Let no created power compare.
3 To Father, Son, and Holy Ghost,
The God whom heaven's triumphant host

And suffering saints on earth adore,
Be glory, as in ages past,
As now it is, and so shall last

When time itself shall be no more.

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WHAT

THAT shall I render to

my

God
For all His kindness shewn ?
My feet shall visit Thine abode,

My songs address Thy throno.

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