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C. M. Christ's first and second Coming. 1 SING to the Lord, ye distant lands,
Ye tribes of every tongue: His new discover'd
A guilty world to save ;
Joy through the earth be seen; Let cities shine in bright array,
And fields in cheerful green.
Ye islands of the sea :
Prepare the Saviour's way.
The nations as their God;
And send his truth abroad.
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Universal Praise. 1 PRAISE to thee, thou great Creator,
Praise be thine from every tongue, Join, my soul, with every creature,
Join the universal song. Hallelujah, Join, &c. 2 For ten thousand blessings given,
For the hope of future joy,
Sound Jehovah's praise on high.
244. C. M. 5. Remember now thy Creator in the days of thy youth.2
Eccl. xii. 1.
In nature's smiling bloom,
Its summons to the tomb;.
For him thỹ powers employ;
Thy confidence, thy joy.
Through life's uncertain sea; Till thou art landed on the shore
Of bless'd eternity. 4 Then seek the Lord betimes, and choose
The path of heavenly truth; The earth affords no lovelier sight
Than a religious youth.
245. H. M.
With heaven, and earth, and seas,
To your Creator's praise.
In glorious order stand,
3 All have obeyed his will,
Through unknown ages past,
While time and nature last.
Your joyful thanks repeat;
As good as he is great:
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Renewing Love. 1 HEAVENLY Father, here we bless thee!
All thy goodness we adore ;
God of mercy, love, and power!
Through the world's deceitful maze.
Thou hast kept us all our days. 2 Having help from thee obtained,
Here before thee, Lord, we stand;
By thy gracious, mighty hand;
Life and health, and needful food;
Which thou knew'st would do us good. 3 But renewing love and favour,
In us wrought by sovereign grace,
Call for songs of loudest praise :
Here our sins are all forgiven;
Here our mighty debt is paid ;
Made with him our living Head.
Salvation by Grace. Eph. ii. 5. 1 GRACE! 'tis a charming sound!
Harmonious to the ear!
And all the earth shall hear.
2 Grace first contriv'd a way
To save rebellious man,
Which drew the wond'rous plan. 3 Grace first inscrib’d my name
In God's eternal book : 'Twas grace that gave me to the Lamb, ;
Who all my sorrows took. 4 Grace led my roving feet
To tread the heavenly road;
While pressing on to God.
And made my eyes o’erflow: "Twas grace which kept me to this day,
And will not let me go.
Through everlasting days;
And well deserves the praise.
248. L. M.
The Lamb that was slain. Rev. v. 7. 1 FROM heaven the angelic sound began,
It shook the skies and reach'd to man; By man receiv’d, it mounts again
Whilst fragrant odours fill the plain. 2 Worthy the Lamb of boundless sway,
In earth and heaven the Lord of all; Ye princes, rulers, powers obey,
And low before his footstool fall. 3 The deed was done! the Lamb was slain !
The groaning earth the burthen bore ! He rose, he lives ! he lives to reign,
Nor time shall shake his endless power. 4 Wisdom and strength are his alone,
He rais'd the top-stone, shouting grace ; Honour has built his lofty throne,
And glory shines upon his face. 5 Higher, still higher, swell the strain ;
Creation's voice the note prolong; The Lamb shall ever, ever reign ;
Let hallelujahs crown the song.
249. C. M.
Faith in the promise of Salvation. 1 BEGIN, my tongue, some heavenly theme,
And speak some boundless thing; The mighty works or mightier name,
Of our eternal King.
And sound his power abroad;
And the performing God.