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2 Great is the mercy of the Lord!

He gives his children food;
And ever mindful of his word,

He makes his promise good.
3 His Son, the great Redeemer, came

To seal his covenant sure;
Holy and reverend is his name,

His ways are just and pure.
f 4 Great is the Lord—his works of might

Demand our noblest songs;
Oh let th' assembled saints unite

Their harmony of tongues.


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112 FIRST PART. L. M. Ralston.

Blessedness of fearing and obeying God.
"1 THAT man is blest, who stands in awe

Of God, and loves his sacred law;
His seed on earth shall be renowned,

And with successive honors crowned.
2 The soul, that's filled with virtue's light,

Shines brightest in affliction's night;
His conscience bears his courage up,

He sees in darkness beams of hope.
- 3 Beset with threatening dangers round,

Unmoved shall he maintain his ground;
The sweet remembrance of the just
Shall flourish, when he sleeps in dust.


112 SECOND PART. L. M. Uxbridge.
11 1 THRICE happy man! who fears the Lord,

Loves his commands and trusts his word:
Honor and peace his days attend,

And blessings on his seed descend. 2 Compassion dwells upon his mind,

To works of mercy still inclined ;
He lends the poor some present aid,

Or gives them not to be repaid.
3 His soul, well fixed upon the Lord,

Draws heavenly courage from his word;
Amid the darkness light shall rise,
To cheer his heart, and bless his eyes.

4 He hath dispersed his alms abroad,

His works are still before his God;
His name on earth shall long remain,

Nor shall his hope of heaven be vain.
112 THIRD PART. C. M. Corinth.
1 HAPPY is he who fears the Lord,

And follows his commands;
Who lends the poor without reward,

Or gives with liberal hands.
2 As pity dwells within his breast

To all the sons of need;
So God shall answer his request

With blessings on his seed.
p 3 In tiines of danger and distress,

Some beams of light shall shine,
To show the world his righteousness,

And give him peace divine.
4 His works of piety and love

Remain before the Lord ;
Honor on earth, and joys above,

Shall be his sure reward.

113 FIRST PART. L. M. 61. St. Helen's,

Exhortation to universal Praise.
1 YE saints and servants of the Lord,

The triumphs of his name record;
His sacred name forever bless :
Where'er the circling sun displays
His rising beams or setting rays,

Due praise to his great name address.
2 God, through the world, extends his sway!
The regions of eternal day

But shadows of his glory are:
To him whose majesty excels,
Who made the heaven wherein he dwells,

Let no created power compare. 113 SECOND PART.

L. M.

Stonefield. ( 10 ALL ye people shout and sing

Hosannas to your heavenly King;
Where'er the sun's bright glories shine,
Ye nations, praise his name divine.

2 High on his everlasting throne,

He reigns almighty and alone;
Yet we, on earth, with angels share

His kind regard-his tender care. f 3 Rejoice, ye servants of the Lord,

Spread wide Jehovah's name abroad;
Oh praise our God-his

power adore,
From age to age—from shore to shore.


First Part. C. M. Barby
Thankful Acknowledgment of God's Goodness.
Aff 1 I LOVE the Lord-he heard my cries,

And pitied every groan;
Long as I live, when troubles rise,

I'II hasten to his throne.
2 I love the Lord-he bowed his ear,

And chased my grief away:
Oh let ny heart no more despair,

While I have breath to pray.
3 The Lord beheld me sore distressed,

He bade my pains remove;
Return, my soul, to God, thy rest,

For thou hast known his love.

116 Second Part. C. M. Dundee Af 1 WHAT shall I render to my God

For all his kindness shown ?-
My feet shall visit thine abode,

My songs address thy throne.
2 Among the saints, that fill thine house,

My Offering shall be paid;
There shall my zeal perform the vows

My soul in anguish made.
3 How much is mercy thy delight,

Thou ever-blessed God!
How dear thy servants in thy sight!

How precious is their blood !
4 How happy all thy servants are !

How great thy grace to me!
My life, which thou hast made thy care,
Lord, I devote to thee.

5 Now I am thine-forever thine,

Nor shall my purpose moje;
Thy hand has loosed my bonds of pain,

Ånd bound me with thy love.
6 Here, in thy courts, I leave my vow,

And thy rich grace record ;
Witness, ye saints, who hear me now,

If I forsake the Lord.

117 First Part. L. M. Old Hundred.

Exhortation to universal Praise.
FROM all that dwell below the skies,

Let the Creator's praise arise:
Let the Redeemer's name be sung,

Through every land-by every tongue. > 2 Eternal are thy mercies, Lord;

Eternal truth attends thy word;
Thy praise shall sound from shore to shore,
Till suns shall rise and set no more.

117 SECOND PART. C. M. Tallis' Chant. 1 1 0 ALL ye nations, praise the Lord,

Each with a different tongue;
In every language learn his word,

And let his name be sung.
p 2 His mercy reigns through every land-

Proclaim his grace abroad:
Forever firm his truth shall stand-

Praise ye the faithful God.

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117 THIRD PART. C. M. Tallis' Chant. 1 WITH cheerful notes, let all the earth

To heaven their voices raise ;
Let all, inspired with godly mirth,

Sing solemn hymns of praise.
P 2 God's tender mercy knows no bound;

His truth shall ne'er decay;
Then let the willing nations round
Their grateful tribute pay.

117 Fourth Part. C. M. Colchester. f 10 ALL ye nations, praise the Lord,

His glorious acts proclaim;
The fulness of his grace record,

And magnify his name.
2 His love is great-his mercy sure-

And faithful is his word;
His truth forever shall endure;

Forever praise the Lord !

117 Fifth PART. S. M. Clapton. [ 1 THY name, almighty Lord,

Shall sound through distant lands;
Great is thy grace-and sure thy word;

Thy truth forever stands.
2 Far be thine honor spread,

And long thy praise endure,
Till morning light, and evening shade

Shall be exchanged no more.

117 Sixth PART. S. M. Southfield. 1 LET songs of endless praise

From every nation rise;
Let all the lands their tribute raise,

To God, who rules the skies.
P 2 His mercy and his love

Are boundless as his name;
And all eternity shall prove

His truth remains the same.


117 SEVENTH PART. 7s. Lincoln. f 1 ALL ye nations, praise the Lord,

All ye lands, your voices raise;
Heaven and earth, with loud accord,

Praise the Lord-forever praise.
2 For his truth and mercy stand,

Past, and present, and to be,
Like the years of his right hand,

Like his own eternity.

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