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242. C. M.
Christ's first and second Coming. 1 SING to the Lord, ye distant lands,
Ye tribes of every tongue :
A new and noble song.
A guilty world to save;
And rescue from the grave.
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. “ Remember now thy Creator in the days of thy youth."
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;
Of bless'd eternity.
The path of heavenly truth; The earth affords no lovelier sight
Than a religious youth.
With heaven, and earth, and seas,
In glorious order stand,
By his supreme command.
3 All have obeyed his will,
Through unknown ages past,
While time and nature last.
Your joyful thanks repeat;
P. M. 8 s. 78.
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. 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 wondrous 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;
i 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. 2 Tell of his wond'rous faithfulness,
And sound his power abroad; Sing the sweet promise of his grace,
And the performing God.