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Psalm LXXXIV.

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ORD of the worlds above,

How pleasant and how fair
The dwellings of Thy love,
Thine earthly temples are !
To Thine abode

My heart aspires,

With warm desires,
To see my God.

2 O happy souls that pray,

Where God appoints to hear !
O happy men that pay
Their constant service there!
They praise Thee still ;

And happy they

That love the way
To Zion's hill.

3 They go from strength to strength,

Through this dark vale of tears,
Till each arrives at length,
Till each in heaven appears.
O glorious seat,

When God our King

Shall thither bring
Our willing feet!

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4 God is our sun and shield,

Our light and our defence ;
With gifts His hands are filled,
We draw our blessings thence :
He shall bestow

On Jacob's race

His special grace

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While Jehovah's praise we sing :
Holy, holy, holy Lord,

Be Thy glorious name adored !
2 Though unworthy of Thine ear,

Still our hallelujahs hear :
Purer praise we hope to bring,

When with saints above we sing. 3 Lead us to that blissful state

Where Thou reign'st supremely great ;
Look with pity from Thy throne,

Send Thy Holy Spirit down.
4 While on earth ordained to stay,

Guide our footsteps in the way;
Till we come to reign with Thee,

And Thy glorious greatness see.
5 Then in joyful songs of praise

We'll our grateful voices raise :
Lord, Thy mercies never fail ;
Hail, Celestial Goodness, hail !

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NOME, let us join our cheerful songs

With angels round the throne :
Ten thousand thousand are their tongues,

But all their joys are one.

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2 “Worthy the Lamb that died,” they cry,

“ To be exalted thus !”
“ Worthy the Lamb,” our lips reply,

« For He was slain for us!”

3 Jesus is worthy to receive

Honour and power divine ;
And blessings more than we can give

Be, Lord, for ever Thine !

4 Let all creation join in one,

To bless the sacred name
Of Him that sits upon the throne,

And to adore the Lamb!

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E servants of God, your Master proclaim,

And publish abroad His wonderful name ; The name all-victorious of Jesus extol ;

His kingdom is glorious, and rules over all. 2 God ruleth on high, almighty to save ;

And still He is nigh, His presence we have ; The great congregation His triumph shall sing, Ascribing salvation to Jesus our King.

3 Salvation to God, who sits on the throne,

Let all cry aloud, and honour the Son ;
Our Saviour's great praises the angels proclaim,
Fall down on their faces, and worship the Lamb.

4 Then let us adore, and give Him His right,

All glory, and power, and wisdom, and might; All honour and blessing, with angels above, And thanks never-ceasing for infinite love.

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with Thy blessing,
Fill our hearts with joy and peace;
Let us each, Thy love possessing,
Triumph in redeeming grace ;

O refresh us,
Travelling through this wilderness.

2 Thanks we give and adoration

For Thy gospel's joyful sound;
May the fruits of Thy salvation
In our hearts and lives abound;

May Thy presence
With us evermore be found.

3 So whene'er the signal's given,

Us from earth to call away,
Borne on angels' wings to heaven,
Glad the summons to obey,

May we ever
Reign with Christ in endless day.

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Y God, and is Thy table spread,

Thither be all Thy children led,

And let them all its sweetness know.

2 Hail, sacred feast, which Jesus makes,

Rich banquet of His flesh and blood !
Thrice happy he who here partakes

That sacred stream, that heavenly food.

3 O let Thy table honoured be,

And furnished well with joyful guests :
And
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each soul salvation see,
That here its sacred pledges tastes.

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READ of Heaven! on Thee we feed,

For Thy flesh is meat indeed ;
Ever let our souls be fed
With this true and living bread.

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2 Lord of Heaven ! Thy wounded side

Hath this blessed cup supplied ;
Pardon in Thy cross we see ;
May Thy stripes our healing be.

3 Mighty Saviour! risen Lord !

Day by day Thy strength afford;
Jesus, let us ever be
Rooted, grafted, built on Thee.

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