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Mix'd with those beyond the sky,
Chanters to the Lord most high,
We our hearts and voices raise,
Echoing thy eternal praise.
2 One, inexplicably three,
One, in simplest unity :
God, incline thy gracious ear,
Us, thy lisping creatures, hear!
Thee while dust and ashes sings,
Angels shrink within their wings;
Prostrate seraphim above
Breathe unutterable love.
3 Happy they who never rest,
With thy heavenly presence blest !
They the heights of glory see,
Sound the depths of Deity :
Fain with them our souls would vie ;
Sink as low, and mount as high ;
Fall, o'erwhelm’d with love, or soar ;

Shout, or silently adore ! 214 Bedford-p. 10.] C. M.

FAIL! holy, holy, holy Lord !

;

By all thy heavenly host adored,

By all thy church below. 2 One undivided Trinity

With triumph we proclaim; Thy universe is full of thee,

And speaks thy glorious name. 3 Thee, holy Father, we confess ;

Thee, holy Son, adore ;
Thee, Spirit of truth and holiness,

We worship evermore.
4 The incommunicable right,

Almighty God, receive!

Which angel choirs, and saints in light,

And saints embodied, give. 5 Three persons equally divine

We magnify and love : And both the choirs ere long shall join

To sing thy praise above. 6 Hail ! holy, holy, holy Lord,

(Our heavenly song shall be,) Supreme, essential One, adored

In co-eternal Three ! 215 Wilmington-p. 12.] C. M. A

THOUSAND oracles divine

Their common beams unite; That sinners may with angels join

To worship God aright:
2 To praise a Trinity adored

By all the hosts above ;
And one thrice-holy God and Lord

Through endless ages love. 3 Triumphant host! they never cease

To laud and magnify
The triune God of holiness,

Whose glory fills the sky:
4 Whose glory to this earth extends,

When God himself imparts, And the whole Trinity descends

Into our faithful hearts. 5 By faith the upper choir we meet,

And challenge them to sing Jehovah, on his shining seat,

Our Maker and our King. 6 But God made flesh is wholly ours,

And asks our noblest strain ;

The Father of celestial powers,

The Friend of earth-born man !
7 Ye seraphs, nearest to the throne,

With rapturous amaze
On us, poor ransom'd worms, look down,

For heaven's superior praise !
8 The King, whose glorious face ye see,

For us his crown resign'd;
That fulness of the Deity,

He died for all mankind ! 216 Plymouth Dock-p.148.] 1st P.M.6 lines 8 3.

Whom one all-perfect God we owr,
Restorer of thy image lost,

Thy various offices make known ;
Display, our fallen souls to raise,
Thy whole economy of grace.
2 Jehovah, in three persons, come,

And draw, and sprinkle us, and seal,
Poor, guilty, dying worms, in whom

Thou dost eternal life reveal;
The knowledge of thyself bestow,
And all thy glorious goodness show.
3 Soon as our pardon'd hearts believe

That thou art pure essential love,
The proof we in ourselves receive

Of the three witnesses above ;
Sure, as the saints around thy throne,
That Father, Word, and Spirit are one.
4 O that we now,

in love renew'd,
Might blameless in thy sight appear :
Wake we in thy similitude,

Stamp'd with the triune character ;
Flesh, spirit, soul, to thee resign;
And live and die entirely thine !

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217 Shirland—p. 135.] S. M.

ALL-CREATING God,

At whose supreme decree Our body rose, a breathing clod,

Our souls sprang forth from thee : 2 For this thou hast design'd,

And form'd us man for this ;
To know, and love thyself, and find

In thee our endless bliss.

I ;

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Surrey-p. 108.] L. M. Y soul, through my Redeemer's care, My eyes from tears of dark despair,

My feet from falling into hell. 2 Wherefore to him my feet shall run;

My eyes on his perfections gaze : My soul shall live for God alone,

And all within me shout his praise.

SACRAMENTAL.

THE LORD'S SUPPER.

219 Minorca—p. 161.] Ist P. M. 6 lines 8s. that sad, memorable night,

, He left his death-recording rite:

He took, and bless'd, and brake the bread; And gave his own their last bequest, And thus his love's intent express'd :

2 " Take, eat, this is my body, given

To purchase life and peace for you,
Pardon, and holiness, and heaven;

Do this my dying love to show :
Accept your precious legacy,
And thus, my friends, remember me."
3 He took into his hands the cup,

To crown the sacramental feast,
And, full of kind concern, look'd up,

And gave to them what he had blest : " And drink ye all of this, (he said,) In solemn memory of the dead. 4 “ This is my blood, which seals the new

Eternal cov’nant of my grace : My blood, so freely shed for you,

For you and all the sinful race:
My blood, that speaks your sins forgiven,
And justifies your claim to heaven."
220 Troas--p. 135.] S. M.
LET al who truly bear

The bleeding Saviour's name,
Their faithful hearts with us prepare,

And eat the paschal Lamb:
Our Passover was slain

At Salem's hallow'd place,
Yet we who in our tents remain

Shall gain his largest grace.
2 This eucharistic feast

Our every want supplies,
And still we by his death are blest,

And share his sacrifice;
By faith his flesh we eat,

Who here his passion show,
And God out of his holy seat

Shall all his gifts bestow.

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