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Songs of praise shall hail their birth.

p 4 And shall man alone be dumb,

Till that glorious morning come ?
s No ! the church delights to raise

Psalms, and hymns, and songs of praise.

5 Saints below, with heart and voice,
Still in songs of praise rejoice,
Learning here, by faith and love,
Songs of praise to sing above.

6 Borne upon their latest breath,
Songs of praise shall conquer death ;
Then, amidst eternal joy,

Songs of praise their powers employ. Pratt's Col,

HYMN 471. 8s. Drummond. [*]
Our God for ever and ever.

1 rpHIS God is the God we adore,

JL Our faithful, unchangeable Friend ;
Whose love is as large as his power,
And neither knows measure nor end.

2 'Tis Jesus, the First and the Last,
Whose Spirit shall guide us safe home ;
We'll praise him for all that is past,
And trust him for all that's to come.

HYMN 472. C. M. Amherst. [*]
1 /^\ FOR a thousand seraph tongues

V-J To bless th' incarnate Word !
O for a thousand thankful songs
Jn honour of my Lord !

768 HYMN 473, 474. Select

2 Come, tune afresh your golden lyres,

Ye angels round the throne ;
Ye saints, in all your sacred choirs,

Adore the eternal Son.

HYMN 473. C. M. St. Ann's. [*]

1 ~\^ES— I will bless thee, O my God !

JL Through all my mortal days,
And to eternity prolong

Thy vast, thy boundless praise.

2 Nor shall my tongue alone proclaim
The honours of my God !

My life, with all its active powers,
Shall spread thy praise abroad.

3 Not deatb itself shall stop my song,
Though death will close my eyes :

My thoughts shall then to nobler heights
And sweeter raptures rise.

4 There shall my lips in endless praise
Their grateful tribute pay :

The theme demands an angel's tongue,

And an eternal day. Heginbotham.

HYMN 474. 7s & 6s. Amsterdam. [ * ]
Universal Praise.

1 TTJRAISE the Lord, who reigns above,
JL And keeps his courts below :

Praise him for his boundless love,
And all his greatness show.

2 Praise him for his noble deeds,
Praise him for his matchless power:

Him, from whom all good proceeds,
Let earth and heaven adore.

3 Publish, spread to all around
The great Immanuel's name ;

Let the gospel-trumpet sound,
Him, Prince of Peace proclaim.

4 Praise him, every tuneful string :
All the reach of heavenly art,

All the power of music bring,
The music of the heart.

5 Him, in whom they move and live,
Let every creature sing ;

Glory to our Saviour give,
And homage to our King.


6 Hallowed be his name beneath.

As in heaven on earth adored ;
Praise the Lord in every breath,

Let all things praise the Lord. Pratt's Col.



1 GN Judah's plain, the minstrel lyre

Is hushed, for mirth has winged her flight;
In Zion's courts the holy fire
Is quenched, and sorrow veils the night ;—
No lamp illumes yon vaulted way,
Save one pale orb that burns alone.

2 'Tis Bethlehem's star ; the holy gem
That hailed the Godhead from the skies j
'Tis Bethlehem's star ! the diadem
That tells the conqueror shall rise :

He rises — and the golden choir
Of angel minstrels wakes the song.

Gould's Church Harmony.


Select Hymn, p. 657.

HARK ! what mean those holy yoices, &c.

Ancient Lyre.


WITH darkness whelmed, in error lost,
On sin's tempestuous ocean tossed,
While hope withdrew her cheering ray^
Despairing nature sunk away : —
When lo ! to raise a drooping earth,
Behold, behold, a wondrous birth :
To calm the mind and dry your tears
The holy babe of life appears.
The voice of joy let nature raise,
And pour the grateful song of praise,—
Hail with a loud acclaim the morn,
The Saviour of the earth is born.

Gould's Ch. Harm,



SHOUT the glad tidings, exultingly sing,

Jerusalem triumphs, Messiah is king.

Zion, the marvellous story be telling,

The Son of the Highest how lowly his birth ;

The brightest archangel in glory excelling,

He stoops to redeem thee, he reigns upon earth.

Ancient Lyre.


1 DAUGHTER of Zion, awake from thy sadness !
Awake ! for thy foes shall oppress thee no more ;
Bright o'er thy hills dawns the day-star of gladness,
Arise ! for the night of thy sorrow is o'er,

2 Strong were thy foes, but the arm that subdued them,
And scattered their legions, was mightier far j
They fled like the chaff from the scourge that pursued

Vain were their steeds and their chariots of war.

3 Daughter of Zion, the power that hath saved thee,
Extolled with the harp and the timbrel should be :
Shout ! for the foe is destroyed that enslaved thee ;
The oppressor is vanquished, and Zion is free.

Handel and Haydn and Anc Lyre.


Select Hymn, p. 729.
HARK, the song of jubilee, &c. Anc Lyre.


O THOU, whose power o'er moving worlds presides,
Whose voice created, and whose wisdom guides;
On darkling man in full effulgence shine,
And cheer his clouded mind with light divine.
'Tis thine alone to calm the pious breast,
With silent confidence and holy rest :
From thee, Great God, we spring, to thee we bend;
Path, Motive, Guide, Original, and End.

Gould's Ch. Harm.



HAIL, hail, sweet cherub, charity,
Hail, hail, sweet cherub, charity,

Thou first of virtues, hail :
^Tis thou canst blend in misery's cup,
The soft, the balmy cordial, hope,

When other comforts fail.
Great God of love and light and day,
We humbly here our offerings lay,

Before the footstool of thy throne :
All that we have, O Lord, is thine,
And should we all to thee resign,

We only render back thine own.
To soothe and mitigate distress,

O make us ever free ;
And may our hearts in lowliness,

The glory give to thee. Isio.

i TIME is winging us away

To our eternal home ;
Life is but a winter's day,

A journey to the tomb.

2 Youth and vigour soon will flee,
Blooming beauty lose its charms ;

All that's mortal soon shall be
Enclosed in death's cold arms.

3 But the Christian shall enjoy
Health and beauty soon, above,

Far beyond the world's alloy,
Secure in Jesus' love.

Anc. Lyre.


1 THE hill of Zion yields
A thousand sacred sweets,

Before we reach the heavenly fields,
Or walk the golden streets.

2 Then let our songs abound,
And every tear be dry ;

We're marching through Emmanuel's ground,
To fairer worlds on high. Anc. Lyre.



THE Lord is in his holy temple ; let the earth keep
silence before him.

Handel and Haydn Col.


SALVATION belongeth unto the Lord, and thy
blessing is afrjorig thy people. Ibid.


I WAS glad When they said Unto me, We will go
into the house of the Lord. Peace be within thy
walls, and plenteousness within thy palaces. Amen.


PRAISE ye the Lord, glorify him for ever. Sons
of Zion, come before him ; bring the cymbal, bring the
?iarp. High in glory, lo ! he's seated ; see the King,
ae sits in state. Sons of Zion, come before him}
sound the lute and strike the harp. Ibid.


HOLY, Holy, Holy, Lord God of Sabaoth * heaven
and earth are full of the majesty of thy glory. Glory
be to thee, O Lord Most High. Ibid.


ONE thing have I desired of the Lord, which I
will require ; that I may dwell in the house of the
Lord all the days of my life, to behold the fair beauty
of the Lord, and to visit his temple. Ibid.


O SING unto the Lord a new song j let the con-
gregation of the saints praise him. Ibid.


O GIVE thanks unto the Lord, for his mercy en*
dureth for ever. Ibid.



LORD of all power and might, thou art the give*
of all good things. Graft in our hearts the love of
thy name. Increase in us true religion. Lord of all
power and might, nourish us in all goodness, and of
thy great mercy keep us in the same, through Jesus
Christ our Lord. Amen.. Ibid.

GREAT is the Lord, and greatly to be praised, in
the city of our God, in the mountain of his holiness.



O GIVE thanks unto the Lord, call upon his name,
make known his deeds among the people — Glory ye
in his holy name. Ogive thanks unto the Lord, for
his mercy endureth. Ca. Har.


OUR help is in the name of the Lord, who made
heaven and earth. Blessed be the name of the Lord
from this time forth, for evermore ; and let all the peo-
ple say, Amen. Ibid-


BEHOLD., God is my salvation ; I will trust in him-,
for the Lord Jehovah is my strength and my song;
lie also is my salvation. Praise the Lord and call
upon his name : for the Lord Jehovah is my strength
and my song; he also is my salvation. Praise the
Lord, and call upon his name ; sing unto the Lord ; for
he hath done excellent things : this is known in all the
earth. Cry out and shout, thou inhabitant of Zion;
for great is the Holy One of Israel in the midst of thee.
Behold, God is my salvation ; I will trust m him : for
the Lord Jehovah is my strength and song ; he also is
sny salvation. Ibid.


THE Lord is King, and hath put on glorious apparel-
The Lord hath put on glorious apparel, and girded
Sxiroself with strength. He hath made the round

774 OCCASIONAL Pli^j^. Select.

world so sure that it cannot be moved. Thy testi-
monies, O Lord, are sure, very sure; holiness be-
cometh thine house for ever and ever. Amen. T



"WITH angels and archangels, and with all the
company of heaven, we laud and magnify thy glorious
name, evermore praising thee, and saying, Holy, Holy,
Holy. Lord God of Hosts ; heaven and earth are full
of thy glory. Glory be to thee, O Lord, Most High.
Amen. Ibid.


WE praise thee, O God, we acknowledge thee to be
the Lord. All the earth doth worship thee, the Fa-
ther everlasting. To thee all angels cry aloud, the
heavens and all the powers therein. To thee cherubim
and seraphim continually do cry, Holy, Holy, Holy,
Lord God of Sabaoth ; heaven and earth are full of
thy great glory. Handel and Haydn Col.


THE Lord will comfort Zion ; he will comfort her
waste places, and make her like Eden, the garden of
the Lord. Joy and gladness shall be found therein,
thanksgiving and the voice of melody. Ibid,


HOW beautiful upon the mountains are the feet
of him that bringeth good tidings, that published

{>eace ; that bringeth good tidings of good, that pub-
isheth salvation ; that sajth unto Zion, Thy God
reigneth ! Thy watchmen shall lift up the voice ; with
the voice together shall they sing ; for they shall see
eye to eye, when the Lord shall bring again Zion.
Break forth into joy, sing together, ye waste places of
Jerusalem : for the Lord hath comforted his people,
he hath redeemed Jerusalem. The Lord hath made
bare his holy arm, in the eyes of all nations. And all
the ends of the earth shall see the salvation of our
Lord. Choir,

Select, ASCRIPTIONS, 775


I HEARD a voice from heaven saying Onto me,
Write, Blessed are the dead which die in the Lord from
henceforth. Yea, saith the Spirit, that they may rest
from their labors, and their works do follow them.

Ch. Harm.


THE grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, the love of
God, and the fellowship of the Holy Ghost, be with us
all for evermore. Handel and Haydn Col.



GLORY to the Father's name j
Jesus' excellence proclaim ;
Sing the blesse^i Spirit's praise ;
Angels, swell the notes we raise !


SING we to our God above,
Praise eternal as his love ;
Praise him all ye heavenly host,
Praise Father, Son, and Holy Ghost.


FATHER, Son, and Holy Ghost,
One in Three, and Three in One,
As by the celestial host,
Let thy will on earth be done :
Praise by all to thee be given,
Glorious Lord of earth and heaven.

8, 7, & L

GLORY be to God the Father,

Glory to th' eternal Son ;
Sound aloud the Spirit's praises j

Join the elders round the throne J

Hail the glorious Three in One.-

77fr ASCRIPTIONS. Select

C. P. M.

TO Father, Son, and Holy Ghost,
Be praise amid the heavenly host,

And in the church below ;
From whom all creatures draw their breathy
By whom redemption blessed the earth,

From, whom all comforts flow.

8 & 7.

QLORY, honour, praise and power

To the Lamb be ever paid :
Let new blessings every hour

Rest on his adored head.

5 & 6.

BY angels in heaven

Of every degree,
And saints upon earth,.

All praise be addressed
To God in Three Persons,,

One God ever blessed :
As it has been, now is,

And always shall be.

L. M,

PRAISE God from whom all blessings flbv?^.
Praise him all creatures here below ;
Praise him above, ye heavenly host,
Praise Father, Son, and Holy Ghost.


MAY the grace of Christ our Saviour,

And the Father's boundless love,
With the Holy Spirit's favour,

Rest upon us from above !
Thus may we abide in union

With each other in the Lord ;
And possess, in sweet communion,,

Joys which earth cannot afford.


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