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7 How I rejoice when on my head
Thy Spirit condescends to rest ! 'Tis a divine anointing shed
Like oil of gladness at a feast. 8 Surely the mercies of the Lord
Attend His household all their days;
ISAAC WATTS. 1709.
1017 He shall feed #tis flock like a Shepherd.
Isa. 40. 11.
I nothing lack if I am His,
And He is mine, for ever.
My ransomed soul He leadeth,
With food celestial feedeth.
But yet in love He sought me,
And home, rejoicing, brought me.
With Thee, dear Lord, beside me;
Thy Cross before to guide me.
Thy goodness faileth never ;
SIR H. W. BAKER. 1868.
1018 The Lord is my Shepherd ; I shall not want.
112th. The Lord is
; I ,
Ps. 23. 1.
His presence shall my wants supply,
And all my midnight hours defend. 2 When in the sultry glebe I faint,
Or on the thirsty mountain pant,
Amid the verdant landscape flow.
Through devious, lonely wilds I stray,
And streams shall murmur all around. 4 Though in the paths of death I tread
With gloomy horrors overspread,
JOSEPH ADDISON. 1712.
1019 I will sing of mercy and judgment ; unto
Thee, O Lord, will I sing.—Ps. 101. 1.
Who all my life hast hid me
Beneath Thy sheltering wing ;
Who still, in love most patient,
This mortal journey through,
And blessings ever new.
All-wise and holy God!
pass beneath Thy rod;
Yet, oh! my soul shall tell
Thou doest all things well.
Come, ye who love the Lord,
Who trust His faithful Word!
With me exalt His name,
To endless years the same.
Ye who His chastenings feel,
And in your grief confess
H. DOWNTON. 1845.
In every age His praises sing,
1020 It is good to sing praises unto our God.
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.
1012 The Lord reigneth ; let the earth rejoice.
Ps. 97. 1. 1 THE strain upraise of joy and praise, HalleTHE.stmenghory 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,
that wave in spring, 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 :