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2 Above the earth, beyond the sky,
Stands His high throne of majesty,
Nor bound His universal reign.
Or angels with their God compare ?
Who dwells in uncreated light!
What saints above and angels do :
The mean affairs of men below.
exalts the humble poor;
ISAAC WATTS. 1709.
184.108.40.206.220.127.116.11. O clap
your hands, all ye pcople; shout unto God with the voice of triumph.-Ps. 47. 1. 1
thank we ,
With heart, and hands, and voices,
In whom His world rejoices;
And still is ours to-day:
Through all our life be near us ;
And blessed peace to cheer us;
And keep us in His grace,
In this world and the next.
The Father, now be given,
With them in highest heaven ;
M. RINCKART. 1640.
Hercin is love, that God loved us, and sent His Son to be the propitiation for our sins.
1 John 4. 10. 1 LOVE Divine that stooped to share
Our sharpest pang, our bitterest tear, On Thee we cast each earth-born
care; We smile at pain while Thou art near. 2 Though long the weary way we tread,
And sorrow fill each lingering year,
Our hearts still whispering, Thou art near: 3 When drooping pleasure turns to grief,
And trembling faith is changed to fear,
Shall softly tell us, Thou art near!
O Love Divine, for ever dear,
0. W. HOLMES. 1849.
1023 Verily Thou art a God that hidest Thyself,
O God of Israel, the Saviour.-Isa. 45. 15. 1 TE cannot always trace the way,
Lord, dost But we can always surely say, [move,
That Thou art Love.
O’er earth, our souls to heaven above
For Thou art love.
We'll check our dread, our doubts reprove ;
That Thou art Love.
Can every gloomy thought remove,
SIR J. BOWRING. 1825. 1024 By Him let us effer the sacrifice of praise to
God continually.—Heb. 13. 15.
For the splendour of the skies,
This, our sacrifice of praise.
Brother, sister, parent, child,
3 For each perfect gift of Thine
To our race so freely given,
This our sacrifice of praise.
Lifteth holy hands above,
sacrifice of love:
F. S. PIERPOINT. 1864.
FOR THOSE AT SEA. 1025 Thou rutest the raging of the sea.—Ps. 89. 9. 1 ETEN
sa Whose arm hath bound the restless wave, Who bidst the mighty ocean deep Its own appointed limits keep; O hear us when we cry to Thee
For those in peril on the !
And hushed their raging at Thy word,
For those in peril on the sea !
Upon the chaos dark and rude,
3 O Trinity of love and power,
Our brethren shield in danger's hour
W. WHITING. 1860,
THE LORD JESUS CHRIST :
1026 The angel said... I bring you good tidings
of great joy.-Luke 2. 10. 1 (HRISTIANS, awake, salute the happy morn
Whereon the Saviour of mankind was Rise to adore the mystery of love [born; Which hosts of angels chanted from above; With them the joyful tidings first begun
Of God Incarnate, of the Virgin's Son. 2 Then to the watchful shepherds it was told,
Who heard the angelic herald's voice, “ Behold,
and all the nations upon earth;
This day is born a Saviour, Christ the Lord.' 3 He spake; and straightway the celestial choir
In hymns of joy, unknown before, conspire;