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1. The Eternal God. 1.-HIS GLORY, WORSHIP, AND PRAISE. 1
p Frail children of dust,
And feeble as frail, f O WORSHIP the King,
cresIn Thee do we trust,
Nor find Thee to fail;
mf Thy mercies how tender,
How firm to the end,
Our Maker, Defender,
Redeemer, and Friend!
f O measureless might!
Ineffable love! of O tell of His might, O sing of His grace,
While angels delight
To hymn Thee above, Whose robe is the light,
dimThe humbler creation, Whose canopy, space;
Though feeble their lays, His chariots of wrath
cres With true adoration
Shall lisp to Thy praise.
R, Grant. [mf The earth with its store
188.8.131.52.184.108.40.206. Of wonders untold,
PART I. Almighty! Thy power
THE God of Abraham praise,
Who reigns enthroned above; Hath stablished it fast
Ancient of everlasting days,
And God of love:
Jehovah, Great I AM !
By earth and heaven confest; mf Thy bountiful eare
p I bow and bless the sacred Name, What tongue can recite !
For ever blest. It breathes in the air,
mf The God of Abraham praise, It shines in the light,
At Whose supreme command It streams from the hills,
From earth I rise and seek the joys It descends to the plain,
At His right band : p And sweetly distils
I all on earth forsake,
Its wisdom, fame, and power ;
cresAnd Him my only Portion make, dim The listening spheres attend,
My Shield and Tower. cres And swell the growing fame, f The God of Abraham praise,
f And sing, in songs which never end, Whose all-sufficient grace
The wondrous Name. Shall guide me all my happy days,
The great archangels sing,
“ Almighty King ! mf He by Himself hath sworn,
mf Who was, and is the same, I on His oath depend ;
And evermore shall be ; I shall, on eagles' wings upborne,
f Jehovah-Father-great I AM, To heaven ascend :
We worship Thee.” cres I shall behold His face,
mf Before the Saviour's face I shall His power adore,
The ransom'd nations bow ; f And sing the wonders of His grace O'erwhelm'd at His almighty For evermore.
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He shows His prints of love, PART II. mf The goodly land I see,
cres They kindle to a flame, [above, With peace and plenty blessed ;
f And sound, through all the worlds
His wondrous Name.
of The whole triumphant host
Give thanks to God on high :
Hail, Father, Son, and Holy Ghost,
They ever cry :
Hail, Abraham's God and mine ; mf There dwells the Lord our King,
(I join the heavenly lays ;)
Alì might and majesty are Thine,
And endless praise.
T. Olivers, Part III., v. 2, 1. 8 altd.
L.M. His kingdom still maintains, cresAnd glorious, with His saints in mf WE praise, we worship Thee, O God, light,
Thy sovereign power we sound f For ever reigns.
All nations bow before Thy throne,
And Thee the Eternal Father own.
Angels and seraphim proclaim;
The heavens and all the powers on f Praise the God of our salvation. high
Hosts on high His power proWith rapture constantly do cry;
claim; p“0, holy, holy, holy Lord,
f Heaven and earth, and all creation cresThou God of Hosts, by all adored ;
Laud and magnify His name. f Ewrth and the heavens are full of Foundling Coll., c. 1801-1804.
L.M. Apostles join the glorious throng, mf LORD of all being, throned afar, And swell the loud immortal song ; Thy glory flames from sun and star; Prophets enraptured hear the Centre and soul of every sphere, sound,
Yet to each loving heart how near. And spread the hallelujah round.
mf Sun of our life, Thy quickening ray f Victorious martyrs join their lays Sheds on our path the glow of day ;
And shout the omnipotence of grace, Star of our hope, Thy softening While all Thy Church, through all light
[night. the earth,
Cheers the long watches of the Acknowledge and extol Thy worth.
p Our midnight is Thy smile withf Glory to Thee, O God most high! drawn;
[dawn; Father, we praise Thy majesty ; cresOur noontide is Thy gracious The Son, the Spirit, we adore;
Our rainbow arch, Thy mercy's One Godhead, blest for evermore. sign ;
[Thine. McAll's Coll., 1824, v. 6, 1. 1 altd. f All, save the clouds of sin, are
mf Lord of all life, below, above,
22.214.171.124. Whose light is truth, Whose f PRAISE the Lord, ye heavens adore
warmth is love,
[height; Before Thy éver-blazing throne Praise Him, angels, in the
We ask no lustre of our own. Sun and moon, rejoice before Him;
p Grant us Thy truth to make us free, Praise Him, all ye stars of light.
And kindling hearts that burn for f Praise th- Lord, for He hath spoken;
cresTill all Thy living altars claim Laws which never shall be broken, mf One holy light, one heavenly flame. For their guidance He hath
0. W. Holmes. made.
6 f Praise the Lord, for He is glorious :
C.M. Never shall His promise fail. f FILL Thou my life, O Lord my God, cresGod hath made His saints victori In every part with praise, ous ;
That my whole being may proclaim Sin and death shall not prevail. Thy being and Thy ways.
f Not for the lip of praise alone, Ages to come Thy truth proclaim, Nor e'en the praising heart,
And nations sound Thy praise. I ask, but for a life made up Of praise in every part.
mf Thy glorious deeds of ancient date
Shall through the world be mf Praise in the common things of life,
[state, Its goings out and in;
of Thine arm of power, Thy heavenly Praise in each duty and each deed, With public splendour shown. dim However small and mean.
mf The world is governed by Thy .mf Fill every part of me with praise : hands, Let all my being speak
Thy saints are ruled by love ; Of Thee, and of Thy love, O Lord, f And Thine eternal kingdom stands, dim Poor though I be, and weak.
Though rocks and hills remove. f So shalt Thou, Lord, from me, e'en
I. Watts, v. 6, 1. 1.altd. Receive the glory due ; [me, 8
C.M., 6 lines. And so shall I begin on earth The song for ever new.
mf BEYOND, beyond that boundless sea,
Above that dome of sky, [flee, mf So shall no part of day or night
Farther than thought itself can From sacredness be free ;
Thy dwelling is on high ; f But all my life, in every step, dim Yet dear the awful thought to me, Be fellowship with Thee.
That Thou, my God, art nigh: H. Bonar.
mp Art nigh, and yet my labouring 7
Feels after Thee in vain, [mind C.M.
Thee in these works of power to f LONG as I live I'll bless Thy name, Or to Thy seat attain ; [find, My King, my God of love ;
Thy messenger, the stormy wind; My work and joy shall be the same Thy path, the trackless main : In the bright world above:
f These speak of Thee with loud f Great is the Lord, His power
acclaim ; unknown,
They thunder forth Thy praise, And let His praise be great : The glorious honour of Thy name, I'll sing the honours of Thy throne, The wonders of Thy ways :
Thy works of grace repeat. dimBut Thou art not in tempest-flame, f Thy grace shall dwell upon my Nor in day's glorious blaze. tongue,
f We hear Thy voice when thunders And while my lips rejoice,
roll The men that hear my sacred song
Through the wide fields of air ; Shall join their cheerful voice.
The waves obey Thy dread control; f Fathers to sons shall teach Thy dim Yet still Thou art not there. name,
Where shall I find Him, O my soul, And children learn Thy ways; Who yet is everywhere ?