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2 Oh! haste the day-the glorious hour,
When earth shall feel his saving power,

And barbarous nations fear his name:
Then shall the race of man confess
The beauty of his holiness,
And in his courts his grace proclaim.

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SECOND PART. C. M. Marlow. rll1 SING to the Lord, ye distant lands,

Ye tribes of every tongue;
His new discovered grace demands

A new and noble song.
2 Say to the nations-Jesus reigns,

God's own almighty Son;
His power the sinking world sustains,

And grace surrounds his throne.
3 Let an unusual joy surprise

The islands of the sea;-
Ye mountains, sink-ye valleys, rise-

Prepare the Lord his way.
4 Behold he comes-he comes to bless

The nations, as their God;
To show the world his righteousness,

And send his truth abroad.
5 But when his voice shall raise the dead,

And bid the world draw near,
How will the guilty nations dread
To see their Judge appear!

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THIRD PART. S. M. St. Thomas. 1 I SING praises to our God,

And bless his sacred name:
His great salvation, all abroad,

From day to day proclaim.
2 Midst heathen nations place

The glories of his throne;
And let the wonders of his grace

Through all the earth be known.
3 The gods, the heathen boasts,

Nor hear-nor see-nor move:
Jehovah is the Lord of hosts,
Who spread the heavens above !

fr 4 Then let our songs arise,

In new exalted strains;
Let earth repeat it to the skies,

The Lord, the Saviour reigns !

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FIRST PART. L. M. Monmouth.
Rejoicing in Christ as Sovereign and Judge.
1 HE reigns !-the Lord, the Saviour reigns!

Sing to his name in lofty strains;
Let all the earth in songs rejoice,

And in his praise exalt their voice.
2 Deep are his counsels, and unknown;

But grace and truth support his throne:
Though gloomy clouds his way surround,

Justice is their eternal ground.
3 In robes of judgment, lo! he comes, [tombs;

Shakes the wide earth-and cleaves the
Before him burns devouring fire-

The mountains melt—the seas retire. p114 His enemies, with sore dismay,

Fly from the sight—and shun the day:
Then lift your heads, ye saints, on high,

And sing--for your redemption's nigh. 97 SECOND PART. L. M. Arnheim. 11 THE Lord is come-the heavens proclaim

His birth-the nations learn his name:
An unknown star directs the road

Of eastern sages to their God.
2 All ye bright armies of the skies,

Go, worship where the Saviour lies :
Angels and kings before him bow,

Those gods on high, and gods below.
3 Let idols totter to the ground,

And their own worshippers confound,
Zion shall still his glories sing,

And earth confess her sovereign king. 97

THIRD PART. L. M. Uxbridge. 1 TH' ALMIGHTY reigns-exalted high

O'er all the earth-o'er all the sky;
Though clouds and darkness veil his feet,
His dwelling is the mercy-seat.

2 Immortal light-and joys unknowil,

Are for the saints in darkness sown:
Those glorious seeds shall spring and rise,

And the bright harvest bless our eyes.
3 Rejoice, ye righteous and record

The sacred honors of the Lord;
None but the soul that feels his grace
Can triumph in his holiness.

97 Fourth PART. L. M. Timsbury. f 1 JEHOVAH reigns—let all the earth

In his just government rejoice;
Let all the isles, with sacred mirth,

In his applause unite their voice.
mp 2 Darkness, and clouds of awful shade,

His dazzling glory shroud in state;
Justice and truth his guards are made,

And fixed by his pavilion wait.

97th Ps. Thune.

[Repeat the first stanza.)

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FIFTH PART. C. M. Medford. "11 LET earth, with every isle and sea,

Rejoice--the Saviour reigns!
His word, like fire, prepares his way,

And mountains melt to plains.
2 His presence sinks the proudest hills,

And makes the valleys rise;
The humble soul enjoys his smiles-

The haughty sinner dies.
3 Adoring angels, at his birth,

Made the Redeemer known;
Thus shall he come to judge the earth,

And angels guard his throne. 97

Sixth PART. C. M. Lutzen. 1 1 THE heavens his righteousness declare,

And angels hail his birth :
His gospel shall his glories bear

Around th' admiring earth.
2 Ye idols, prostrate on the ground,

Th’incarnate God adore:
His arm your worship shall confound,

And all who trust your power.

1113 Zion with holy triumph hears,

The church proclaims her joys;
Her Saviour for her aid appears,

And praise her lips employs.

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FIRST Part. C. M.

Colchester.

Glorious and joyful Reign of God the Saviour. i i To our almighty Maker, God,

New honors be addressed;
His great salvation shines abroad,

And makes the nations blest.

2 He spake the word to Abraham first,

His truth fulfils the grace ;
The Gentiles make his name their trust,

And learn his righteousness.
[ 3 Let all the earth his love proclaim,

With all her different tongues,
And spread the honor of his name,

In melody and songs.

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SECOND PART. C. M.

Dedham.

11 JOY to the world—the Lord is come!

Let earth receive her King ;
Let every heart prepare him room,

And heaven and nature sing.
2 Joy to the world—the Saviour reigns,

Let men their songs employ;
While fields and floods-rocks,hills and plains

Repeat the sounding joy.
3 No more let sin and sorrow grow,

Nor thorns infest the ground;
He comes to make his blessings flow

Far as the curse is found.

4 He rules the world with truth and grace,

And makes the nations prove
The glories of his righteousness,

And wonders of his love.

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THIRD PART.

C. M.

Marlono.

f111 TO God address the joyful psalm,

Who wondrous things hath done;
Whose own right hand, and holy arm,

The victory have won.
2 He, to the Gentile nations round,

Hath made his mercy known;
And to the world's remotest bound

His justice shall be shown.
mp 3 The promised Saviour meekly came,

And man's full ransom paid ;
Again he comes, his own to claim,

In awful pomp arrayed. f 4 He comes with power-he quits the skies,

To punish and reward;
Oh! let one general chorus rise

To praise the sovereign Lord.

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FOURTH PART. C. M.

St. Ann's.

11 1 SING to the Lord a new-made song,

Who wondrous things has done ;
With his right hand, and holy arm,

The conquest he has won.
2 The Lord has through th' astonished world

Displayed his saving might,
And made his righteous acts appear

In all the heathens' sight.
3 Of Israel's house his love and truth

Have ever mindful been;
And earth's remotest tribes the power

Of Israel's God have seen.

ft 4 Let all the people of the earth

Their cheerful voices raise;
Let all, with universal joy,
Resound their Maker's praise.

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