f 4 Oh, then, rejoice, and shout for joy,
Ye ransomed of the Lord;
Be grateful praise your sweet employ,
His presence your reward.
67 First Part. C. M. Bedford.
Prayer for the Enlargement of the Church.
1 gHINE, mighty God, on Zion shine,
With beams of heavenly grace ;
Reveal thy power through every land,
And show thy smiling face.
2 When shall thy name, from shore to shore
Sound through the earth abroad,
And distant nations know and love
Their Saviour and their God ?
f 3 Sing to the Lord, ye distant lands,
Sing loud with solemn voice ;
Let every tongue exalt his praise, .
And every heart rejoice.
67 Second Part. S. M. TJiatcher.
1 TO bless thy chosen race,
In mercy, Lord, incline ;
And cause the brightness of thy face
On all thy saints to shine ; —
f 2 That so thy wondrous way-
May through the world be known ;
While distant lands their homage pay,
And thy salvation own.
— 3 Oh let them shout and sing,
Dissolved in pious mirth ;
For thou, the righteous judge and king,
Shalt govern all the earth.
ff 4 Let differing nations join
To celebrate thy fame ;
Let all the world, O Lord, combine
To praise thy glorious name.
67 Third Part. S. M. St. Thomas.
1 O GOD, to earth incline,
With mercies from above ;
And let thy presence round us shine,
With beams of heavenly love.
2 Through all the earth below,
Thy ways of grace proclaim,
Till distant nations hear and know
The Saviour's blessed name.
3 Now let the world agree
One general voice to raise ;
Till all mankind present to thee
Their songs of grateful praise !
4 Oh let the nations round
Their cheerful powers employ,
And earth's far-distant coasts resound
With shouts of sacred joy.
67 Fourth Part. S. M. Paddington
1 THOU shalt, O Lord, descend,
And all the kingdoms bless ;
Throughout the earth thy realm extend,
And judge in righteousness.
2 The fruitful earth shall yield
A rich, increasing store ;
And God, who is to us revealed,
His choicest gifts shall pour.
3 The blessings of his grace
He shall to us make known ;
Till all the earth his laws embrace,
And his dominion own.
f 4 Let all the people raise
The loud thanksgiving voice ;
Let every nation sing thy praise,
And every tongue rejoice.
67 Fifth Part. 7s. PlcyeVsHymn.
1 ON thy church, O Power divine,
Cause thy glorious face to shine ;
Till the nations from afar
Hail her as their guiding star.
f 2 Then shall God, with lavish hand,
Scatter blessings o'er the land ;
And the world s remotest bound
With the voice of praise resound.
68 First Part. L. M. Appleton.
The Majesty of Jehovah.
nil JTINGDOMS and thrones to God belong ;
Crown him, ye nations, in your song :
His wondrous name and power rehearse ;
His honors shall enrich your verse.
2 He rides and thunders through the sky,
His name, Jehovah, sounds on high : /
Praise him aloud ye sons of grace ;
Ye saints, rejoice before his face.
3 God is our shield— our joy— our rest ;
God is our King — proclaim him blest :
When terrors rise — when nations faint,
He is the strength of every saint.
68 Second Part. L. M. Duke Street.
' » ] LORD, when thou didst ascend on high,
Ten thousand angels filled the sky ;
Those, heavenly guards around thee wait,
Like chariots, that attend thy state.
2 Not Sinai's mountain could appear
More glorious, when the Lord was there ;
While he pronounced his holy law,
And struck the chosen tribes with awe.
3 How bright the triumph none can tell,
When the rebellious powers of hell,
That thousand souls had captive made,
Were all in chains, like captives, led.
4 Raised by his Father to the throne,
He sent his promised Spirit down,
With gifts and grace for rebel men,
That God might dwell on earth again.
68 Third Part. L. M. Dunstan.
The Goodness and Compassion of God
1 BLEST be the Lord— the God of love,
Who showers his blessings from above ;
The rock, on which the rmhteous.trust,
The hope and saviour of the just.
2 He to his saints redemption gives,
The weak and humble he relieves ;
m f Supported by his grace we stand,
For life and death are in his hand.
m P 3 He views his children in distress,
The widow and the fatherless ;
And, from his holy seat above,
Supports them with his tender love.
— 4 All they who make his laws their choice,
Shall in his promises rejoice ;
f With gladness in their hearts, shall raise,
Before his throne, triumphant praise.
68 Fourth Part. 8. 7. & 4. Sicilian Hymn
1 BLESS our God, his grace confessing,
Whom his church above adores ;
Who, with daily loads of blessing,
From on high his Spirit pours :
God our Saviour
For his church salvation stores.
2 Him, in whom, as God, we glory,
God our Saviour we proclaim ;
Life and death, O Lord, adore thee,
Yielding at thy awful name :
f Thou shaft triumph
And th' eternal victory claim.
— 3 At his feet, while prostrate falling,
Jesus breaks the serpent's head ;
He, for mighty vengeance calling,
On his proudest foe shall tread :
f Thou, the conqueror
Shalt thy church to victory lead.
68 Fifth Part. 7's. PleycVs Hymn.
1 LORD, thy church hath seen thee rise,
To thy temple in the skies :
God my Saviour ! God my King !
Still thy ransomed round thee sing.
2 When, in glories all divine,
Through the earth tliy church shall shine,
Kings, in prayer and praise, shall wait,
Bending at thy temple's gate.
69 First Part. L. M. Medway
Aff rpo thee, great God, I make my prayer;
Do thou my supplications hear :
Let me not sink, o'erwhelmed in grief,
But kindly send my soul relief.
2 Oh let me now thy goodness prove,
p Thy tender mercies, and thy love ;
Turn not away, O Lord, thy face,
But hear, and 'heal me with thy grace.
f 3 So shall my song to thee arise,
Thy praise shall echo through the skies:
Through all the earth will I proclaim
The greatness of Jehovah's name.
69 Second Part. L. M. Windham.
Pardon through the Sufferings of Christ.
Aff 1 DEEP in our hearts let us record
The deeper sorrows of our Lord ;
Behold the rising billows roll,
To overwhelm his holy soul.
mf 2 Yet, gracious God, thy power and love
Have made the curse a Messing prove ;
Those dreadful sufferings of thy Son
Atoned for crimes which we had done.
Aff 3 Oh for his sake our guilt forgive —
And let the mourning sinner live ; —
< The Lord will hear us in his name,
mf Nor shall our hope be turned to shame.
69 Third Part. C. M. St. Ann's.
1 FATHER, I sing thy wondrous grace,
I bless my Saviour's name ;
He bought salvation for the poor,
And bore the sinner's shame.
2 His deep distress has raised us high ;
His duty and his zeal
Fulfilled the law, which mortals broke,
And finished all thy will.
3 Zion is thine, most holy God ;
Thy Son shall bless her gates:
And glory, purchased by his blood,
For thine own Israel waits.
f 4 Let heaven, and all that dwell on high,
To God their voices raise ;
While lands and seas assist the sky,
And join t' advance his praise.
70 C. M. St. Martin's.
Prayer for Divine Md.
Aff ] (JREAT God, attend my humble call,
Nor hear my cries in vain ;
Oh let thy grace prevent my fall,
And still my hope sustain.
2 Be thou my help in time of need,
To thee, O Lord, 1 pray ;
mf In mercy hasten to my aid,
Nor let thy grace delay.
f 3 Let all who love thy name rejoice,
And glory in thy word,
In thy salvation raise their voice,
And magnify the Lord.
71 First Part. C. M. Warwick,
Praise to God, the Saviour.
1 II/IY Saviour, my almighty Friend,
When I begin thy praise,
Where will the growing numbers end,
The numbers of thy grace ?
2 Thou art my everlasting trust,
Thy goodness I adore ;
And since I knew thy graces first,
1 speak thy glories more.
3 My feet shall travel all the length
Of the celestial road,
mf And march, with courage in thy strength,
To see my Father, God.
p 4 When I am filled with sore distress
For some surprising sin,
mf I'll plead thy perfect righteousness,
And mention none but thine.
f 5 How will my lips rejoice to tell
The victories of my King !
My soul, redeemed from sin and hell,
Shall thy salvation sing.
71 Second Part. C. M. Blackburn.
Sustaining Grace implored.
1 GOD of my childhood, and my youth,
The guide of all my days,
I have declared thy heavenly truth,
And told thy wondrous ways.
2 Wilt thou forsake my hoary hairs,
And leave my fainting heart ?
Who shall sustain my sinking years,
If God, my strength, depart?
— 3 Let me, thy power and truth proclaim
Before the rising age,
And leave a savor of riiy name,
When I shall quit the* stage.
P 4 The land of silence and of death
Attends my next remove ;
Oh may these poor remains of breath
m f Teach all the world thy love !
71 Third Part. C. M. Cheltenham.
1 MY God, my everlasting hope,
I live upon thy truth ;
Thy hands have held my childhood up,
And strengthened all my youth.
2 Still has my life new wonders seen,
Repeated every year ;
Behold my days that yet remain,
I trust them to thy care.
3 Cast me not off when strength declines,
When hoary hairs arise ;
And round me let thy glory shine,
Whene'er thy servant dies.
f 4 Then, in the history of my age,
When men review my days,
They'll read thy love in every page,
In every line thv praise.
72 First Part. L. M. Danvers.
Universal Reign of Christ.
mf 1 Q.REAT God, whose universal sway
The known and unknown worlds obey,
< Now give the kingdom to thy Son,
f Extend his power — exalt his throne.
The weary find eternal rest,
— And all the sons of want are blest.
f " 5 Let every creature rise and bring
Peculiar honors to our King :
Angels descend with songs again,
And earth repeat the loud Amen.
72 Third Part. S. M. St. Thomas*.
f 1 THE Saviour's glorious name
Forever shall endure,
Long as the sun, his matchless fame
Shall ever stand secure.
2 Wonders of grace and power
To thee alone belong ;
Thy church those wonders shall adore,
In everlasting song.
3 O Israel, bless him still,
His name to honor raise ;
Let all the earth his glory fill,
Midst songs of grateful praise.
p 4 Jehovah — God most high !
f We spread thy praise abroad ;
Through all the world thy fame shall fly,
O God, thine Israel's God !
72 Fourth Part. 7's. Lincoln.
1 HASTEN, Lord, the glorious time,
When, beneath Messiah's sway,
Every nation, every clime,
Shall the gospel call obey.
2 Mightiest kings his power shall own,
Heathen tribes his name adore ;
Satan and his host, o'erthrown,
Bound in chains, shall hurt no more.
3 Then shall wars and tumults cease,
Then be banished grief and pain ;
Righteousness, and joy, and peace,
Undisturbed shall ever reign.
4 Bless we, then, our gracious Lord,
Ever praise his glorious name;
All his mighty acts record,
All his wondrous love proclaim.
73 First Part. L. M. Middlebury,
Folly of envying the Prosperity of Sinners.
1 LORD, what a thoughtless wretch was I,
To mourn, and murmur, and repine,
To see the wicked placed on high,
In pride, and robes of honor shine !
Aff 2 But oh ! their end— their dreadful end !
Thy sanctuary taught me so ;
On slippery rocks I see them stand,
And fiery billows roll below.
3 Now I esteem their mirth and wine
Too dear to purchase with my blood ;
< Lord, 'tis enough that thou art mine,
«nf My life, my portion, and my God.
73 Second Part. C. M. Dundee.
God the Portion of the Soul.
1 GOD, my supporter, and my hope,
My help forever near,
Thine arm of mercy held me up,
— 2 Thy counsels, Lord, shall guide my feet,
Through this dark wilderness ;
Thine hand conduct me near thy seat,
To dwell before thy face.
3 Were I in heaven, without my God.
'Twould be no joy to me ;
And while the earth is my abode,
I long for none but thee.
4 What if the springs of life were broke.
And flesh and heart should faint,
I Thou art my soul's eternal rock,
The strength of every saint.
— 5 Then to draw near to thee, my God,
> Shall be my sweet employ ;
f My tongue shall sound thy works abroad,
And tell the world my joy.
73 Third Part. C. M. Corinth.
1 WHOM have we, Lord, in heaven, but thee,
And whom on earth beside ?
Where else for succor can we flee,
Or in whose strength confide ?
2 Thou art our portion here below,
Our promised bliss above ;
Ne'er may our souls an object know
So precious as thy love.
mp 3 When heart and flesh, O Lord, shall fail,
mf Thou wilt our spirits cheer,
Support us through life's thorny vale,
m P And calm each anxious fear.
f 4 Yes — thou shalt be our guide through life,
And help and strength supply ;
Sustain us in death's fearful strife,
And welcome us on high.
73 Fourth Part. S. M. Olmutz.
Folly of envying the Prosperity of Sinners.
' ' 1 SURE there's a righteous God,
Nor is religion vain :
Though men of vice may boast aloud,
Anctmen of grace complain.
2 I saw the wicked rise,
And felt my heart repine,
While haughty fools, with scornful eyes,
In robes of honor shine.
3 The tumult of my thought
Held me in hard suspense,
Till to thy house my feet were brought
To learn thy justice thence.
4 Thv word with light and power
I)oes my mistake amend ;
I viewed the sinner's life before,
But here I learn his end.
P 5 On what a slippery steep
The thoughtless wretches go !
Len And oh! that dreadful, fiery deep
> That waits their fall below !
— 6 Lord, at thy feet I bow,
My thoughts no more repine ;
< I call my God my portion now,
mf And all my powers are thine.
76 H. M. Bethesda.
God only to be feared and worshipped.
1 HTHY glories, mighty God !
Alone our reverence claim :
Thy terrors spread abroad,
How awful is thy name !
Thine anger shown, I Who dare appear
Thy judgments near, | Before thy throne ?
2 Let man his anger raise,
With persecuting rage,
His wrath shall work thy praise,
The rest thy hands assuage :
Then still obey I Your offerings bring,
Th' Eternal King, | And vows repay.
3 Let all, who round his throne
With holy gifts draw near,
There lay their offerings down,
Jehovah claims their fear :
Before his word I And princes know
The world shall bow, | Thy terrors, Lord.
77 C. M. Dedhm
1 TO God I cried, with mournful voice,
I sought his gracious ear,
In the sacl day when trouble rose,
And filled my heart with fear.
2 Will he forever cast me off?
His promise ever fail ?
Has he forgot his tender love ?
Shall anger still prevail ?
3 But I forbid this hopeless thought,
This dark despairing frame,
Remembering what thy hand has wrought-
Thy hand is still the same.
4 I'll think again of all thy ways,
And talk thy wonders o'er —
Thy wonders of recovering grace,
When I could hope no more ;
5 Grace dwells with justice on the throne ;
And men who love thy word
Have in thy holy temple known
The counsels of the Lord.
78 C. M. Lutzen.
The Works of God recounted to Posterity.
I 1 JET children hear the mighty deeds,
Which God performed of old ;
Which in our younger years we saw,
And which our fathers told.
2 He bids us rmike his glories known,
His works of power and grace ;
And we'll convey his wonders down
Through every rising race.
3 Our lips shall tell them to our sons,
And they again to theirs,
That generations yet unborn
May teach them to their heirs.
4 Thus shall they learn, in God alone
Their hope securely stands,
That they may ne'er forget his works,
But practise his commands.
79 S. M. Boxford.
Pardoning Mercy supplicated.
Aff 1 ^HOU gracious God and kind,
Oh cast our sins away ;
Nor call our former guilt' to mind,
Thy justice to display.
2 Thv tenderest mercies show,
Thy richest grace prepare,
Ere yet, with guilty fears laid low,
We perish in despair.
3 Save us from guilt and shame,
Thy glory to display;
And, for the great Redeemer's name,
Wash all our sins away.
80 L. M. Stonefield.
The Church's Prayer in Time of Desertion.
mf 1 QREAT shepherd of thine Israel,
Who didst between the cherubs dwell,
And lead the tribes, thy chosen sheep,
Safe through the desert and the deep —
P 2 Thy church is in the desert now —
m f Shine from on high — and guide us through ;
P Turn us to thee — thy love restore,
o We shall be saved — and sigh no more.
— 3 Hast thou not planted with thy hand
A lovely vine in this our land ?
Did not thy power defend it round,
And heavenly dew enrich the ground ?
4 How did the spreading branches shoot,
And bless the nations with their fruit ?
P But now, O Lord, look down and see
Thy mourning vine, that lovely tree.
■ The Sabbath's sacred rest.
3 This was the statute of the Lord,
To Israel's favored race :
And yet his courts preserve his word,
And there we wait his grace.
4 With psalms of honor, and of joy,
Let all his temples ring ;
Your various instruments employ,
And songs of triumph sing.
82 L. M. Bath.
1 AMONG th' assemblies of the great,
A greater Ruler takes his seat :
The God of heaven, as judge, surveys
The kings of earth, and all their ways.
2 Why should they, then, frame wicked laws ?
Or why support th' unrighteous cause ?
When will they cease t' oppress the poor?
When will they vex the saints no more ?
3 Arise, O God, and let thy Son
Possess his universal throne ;
And rule the nations with his rod : —
He is our judge — and he our God.
83 S. M. St. Thomas.
God arising to subdue Opposers.
1 ^ND will the God of grace
Perpetual silence keep ?
The God of justice hold liis peace,
And let his vengeance sleep ?
m f 2 Arise, almighty God,
Assume thy sovereign sway ;
Before thy throne bid sinners bow,
And yield their hearts to thee.
3 Let all the nations know,
And spread thv name abroad :
Let all who dwell on earth confess
Their Saviour and their God.
84 First Part. L. M. Hebron.
Blessedness of worshipping God in his Temple.
p 1 TJOW pleasant— how divinely fair,
O Lord of hosts, thy dwellings are ;
With long desire my spirit faints,
To meet th' assemblies of thy saints.
2 My flesh would rest in thine abode :
My panting heart cries out for God :
My God ! my King ! why should I be
So far from all my joys and thee !
mf 3 Blest are the saints, who sit on high,
Around thy throne above the sky ;
Thy brightest glories shine above,
And all their work is praise and love.
4 Blest are the souls, who find a place
Within the temple of thy grace ;
> There they behold thy gentler rays,
< And seek thy face, and learn thy praise.
5 Blest are the men, whose hearts are set
To find the way to Zion's gate :
f God is their strength — and through the road
They lean upon their helper, God.
6 Cheerful they walk with growing strength*
Till all shall meet in heaven at length :
Till all before thy face appear,
ff And join hi nobler worship there.
84 Second Part. L. M. Sharon.
1 GREAT God, attend, while Zion sings
The joy that from thy presence springs:
To spend one day with thee on earth
Exceeds a thousand days of mirth.
2 Might I enjoy the meanest place
Within thy house, O God ot grace,
Not tents of ease — nor thrones of power
Should tempt my feet to leave thy door.
1 1 »3 God is our sun — he makes our day ;
God is our shield — he guards our way
From all th' assaults of hell and sin ;
From foes without and foes within.
4 All needful grace will God bestow,
And crown that grace with glory too :
He gives us all things — and withholds
No real good from upright souls.
— 5 O God, our King, whose sovereign sway
< The glorious host of heaven obey,
Display thy grace — exert thy power,
f Till all on earth thy name adore.
84 Third Part. C. M. Medford.
1 MY soul, how lovely is the place
To which thy God resorts !
'Tis heaven to see his smiling face,
Though in his earthly courts.
2 There the great Monarch of the skies
His saving power displays ;
And light breaks in upon our eyes,
With kind and quickening rays.
3 With his rich gifts the heavenly Dove
Descends and fills the place ;
While Christ reveals his wondrous love,
And sheds abroad his grace.
»f 4 There, mighty God, thy words declare
The secrets' of thy will :
— And still we seek thy mercies there,
t And sing thy praises still.
84 Fourth Part. C. M. Dedham.
1 O LORD, my heart cries out for thee,
While far from thine abode ;
When shall I tread thy courts, and see
My Saviour, and my God ?
2 To sit one day beneath thine eye,
And hear thy gracious voice,
Exceeds a whole eternity
Employed in carnal joys.
3 Lord, at thy threshold I would wait,
While Jesus is within,
Rather than fill a throne of state,
Or dwell in tents of sin.
4 Could I command the spacious land,
Or the more boundless sea,
For one blest hour at thy right hand,
I'd give them both away.
84 Fifth Part. C. M. Dunc7iurc7i.
1 O GOD of hosts— the mighty Lord,
How lovely is the place,
Where, in thy glory, we behold
The brightness of thy face !
2 My fainting soul with longing waits
To view thy blest abode :
My panting heart and flesh cry out
For thee, the living God.
3 Thrice happy they, whose choice has thee
Their sure protection made ;
Who long to tread the sacred ways,
Which to thy dwelling lead.
f 1 14 For God — who is our sun and shield —
Will grace and glory give ;
And no good thing will he withhold
From them that justly live.
— 5 Lord of hosts — my king, my God,
How highly blest are they,
< Who in thy temple always dwell,
t And there thy praise display !
84 Sixth Part. H. M. Newbury.
1 LORD of the worlds above,
How pleasant and how fair
The dwellings of thy love,
Thine earthly temples are :
To thine abode With warm desires,
My heart aspires, | To see my God.
mp 2 happy souls, who pray,
Where God appoints to hear ;
O happy men, who pay
Their constant service there !
f They praise thee still! I Who love the wa •
And happy they, To Zion's hill.
— 3 They go from strength iu ^rength,
Through this dark vale of tears,
Till each arrives at length,
Till each in heaven appears:
f O glorious seat, Shall thither hring
When God our king | Our willing feet.
84 Seventh Part. H. M. Newbury.
1 TO spend one sacred day
Where God and saints abide,
Affords diviner joy
Than thousand days beside :
Where God resorts, I ' To keep the door,
I love it more Than shine in courts.
2 God is our sun and shield,
Our light, and our defence :
With gifts his hands are filled ;
We draw our blessings thence:
He shall bestow Peculiar grace,
On Jacob's race And glory too.
3 The Lord his people loves :
His hand no good withholds
From those his lieart approves,
From pure and upright souls:
Thrice happy he, I Whose spirit trusts
O God of hosts! Alone in thee.
85 First Part. L. M. Ralston.
Quickening Grace implored.
1 TORD, thou hast called thy grace to mind,
Thou hast reversed our heavy doom :