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2 Sun of our life, Thy quickening ray
Sheds on our path the glow of day;
Cheers the long watches of the night.
Our noontide is Thy gracious dawn;
All, save the clouds of sin, are Thine ! 4 Lord of all life, below, above,
Whose light is truth, whose warmth is love,
We ask no lustre of our own.
And kindling hearts that burn for Thee,
0. W. HOLMES. 1849.
Ps. 97. 1.
P.M. 1012 The Lord reigneth ; let the earth rejoice. 1 ņHE strain upraise of joy and praise, HalleTHE
To the glory of their King [lujah, Shall the ransomed people sing Hallelujah! 2 And the choirs that dwell on high
Shall re-echo through the sky Hallelujah. 3 They in the rest of Paradise who dwell, The blessed ones, with joy the chorus swell,
Hallelujah. 4 The planets beaming on their heavenly way The shining constellations join, and say Halle
lujah. 5 Ye clouds that onward sweep,
Ye winds on pinions light,
Ye thunders echoing loud and deep,
In sweet consent unite your Hallelujah. 6 Ye floods and ocean billows,
Ye storms and winter snow,
And glorious forests, sing Hallelujah. 7 First let the birds with painted plumage gay, Exalt their great Creator's praise and say
Hallelujah. 8 Then let the beasts of earth with varying strain,
[lujah. Join in creation's hymn, and cry again Halle9 Here let the mountains thunder forth sonorous Hallelujah.
(Hallelujah There let the valleys sing in gentler chorus 10 Thou jubilant abyss of ocean, cry Hallelujah. Ye tracts of earth and continents, reply
Hallelujah. 11 To God, who all creation made,
The frequent hymn be duly paid : Hallelujah. 12 This is the strain, the eternal strain, the
Lord Almighty loves : Hallelujah.
Christ the King approves : Hallelujah. 13 Wherefore we sing, both heart and voice
awaking, Hallelujah. And children's voices echo, answer making,
Hallelujah. 14 Now from all men be outpoured
Hallelujah to the Lord :
With Hallelujah evermore
Ps. 117. 1.
All ye lands, your voices raise ;
Praise the Lord, for ever praise. 2 For His truth and mercy stand,
Past, and present, and to be,
of His right hand,
Praise Him from the depths beneath ;
JAMES MONTGOMERY. 1822.
GOD THE FATHER:
L.M. 1014 Sing ye praises with understanding.
Ps. 47. 7.
Lift up your hearts, your voices raise;
2 For life and love, for rest and food,
For daily help and nightly care,
And praise His name, for it is fair.
His truth to prove, His will to do,
Trust in His name, for it is true. 4 For joys untold, that daily move
Round those who love His sweet employ,
Exalt His name, for it is joy.
Whom angels serve and saints adore,
J. S. B. MONSELL. 1862.
C.M. 1015 I will sing of the mercies of the Lord.
My tongue shall still pursue ;
Thy love, we share it too.
As lofty as the sky,
And chance and change defy.
Shall stand for ever sure ;
Thy saints repose secure.
Created at Thy will ;
MY Shepherd is the living Lord ;
The waves at Thy command arise,
At Thy command are still.
Who, who is Lord like Thee ?
H. F. LYTE. 1834.
The Lord is my Shepherd ; I shall not want.
Ps. 23. 1. 1 Y
my wants be well supplied ; His providence and holy word
Become my safety and my guide.
He makes me feed, He makes me rest ;
And all the food divinely blest.
But He restores my soul to peace,
In the fair paths of righteousness.
Where death and all its terrors are,
For God my Shepherd's with me there. 5 Amidst the darkness and the deeps
Thou art my comfort, Thou my stay ;
Thy rod directs my doubtful way. 6 The sons of earth and sons of hell
Gaze at Thy goodness, and repine