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i From all that dwell below the skies
Let the Creator's praise arise;
Through every land, by every tongue. 2 Eternal are thy mercies, Lord;
Eternal truth attends thy word ;
1 Ye that obey the immortal King,
Attend his holy place;
And bless his wondrous grace.
And send your souls on high :
Above the starry sky.
3 The God of Zion cheers our hearts
With rays of quickening grace, The God that spreads the heavens abroad,
And rules the swelling seas.
One general voice to raise ;
Their songs of grateful praise!
Their cheerful powers employ,
With shouts of sacred joy.
How vast the treasure we possess!
2 The sun rolls round to make our day ;
The moon directs our nightly way;
3 O glorious portion of the saints!
Let faith suppress our sore complaints, And tune our harps and tongues to sing Our bounteous God, our sovereign King.
The known and unknown worlds obey,
Extend his power, exalt his throne. 2. The heathen lands, that lie beneath
The shades of overspreading death,
And deserts blossom at the sight.
Dressed in the robes of joy and praise;
Till God permits the stroke of death;
The Father and the Friend of all.
Shall raise the morn and evening song,
| Now may He, who from the dead
2 May he teach us to fulfil
What is pleasing in his sight,
Our noblest praise we give,
And blessest all that live :
Through countless ages gone,
Shall still keep shining on.
i Thy name, Almighty Lord,
Shall sound through distant lands; Great is thy grace, and sure thy word;
Thy truth for ever stands.
And long thy praise endure,
Shall be exchanged no more.
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i Lord, dismiss us with thy blessing,
Hope and comfort from above; Let us each, thy peace possessing,
Triumph in redeeming love.
. Thanks we give, and adoration,
For thy Gospel's joyful sound;
In our hearts and lives abound.
1 PRAISE to thee, thou great Creator !
Praise to thee from every tongue; Join, my soul, with every creature,
Join the universal song.
For the hope of future joy,
May the grace of Christ, our Saviour,
And the Father's boundless love, With the Holy Spirit's favor,
Rest upon us from above. Thus may we abide in union
With each other and the Lord'; And possess, in sweet communion,
Joys which earth cannot afford.
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Reliance for the Future.
Gracious Source of every blessing!
Guard our breasts from anxious fears; May we, still thy love possessing,
Sink into the vale of years.