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5 Borne upon their latest breath

Songs of praise shall conquer death;
Then, amid eternal joy,

Songs of praise their powers employ. 718

Lincoln. 1 GOD is goodness, wisdom, power;

Love him, praise him evermore:
Let us strive, and never cease,

Him in every thing to please.
2 Born for this intent we are,

Our Creator to declare ;
God to love, and serve, and praise,

God to honor all our days.
3 Holy, holy, holy Lord !

Live, by heaven and earth adored!
Filled with thee, let all things cry,

: Glory be to God most high. 719

1 LET every creature join

To bless Jehovah's name,
And every power unite

To swell th' exalted theme :
Let nature raise, A general song
From every tongue, Of grateful praise.
2 But oh! from human tongues

Should nobler praises flow;
And every thankful heart

With warm devotion glow :
voices raise, Above the rest

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Acton.

Ye highligeblesizer | Declare his spraise.

3 Assist me, gracious God;

My heart, my voice inspire;
Then shall 'I humbly join

The universal choir:
Thy, grace can raise

And tune my song
My heart and tongue,

To lively praise. 720

Princeton. Marlow. 1 LIFT up to God the voice of praise,

Whose breath our souls inspired ;
Loud and more loud the anthems raise,

With grateful ardor fired!

C. M.

S. M.

2 Lift up to God the voice of praise,
Whose goodness, passing

thought,
Loads every moment, as it flies,

With benefits unsought!
3 Lift up to God the voice of praise,

From whom salvation flows,
Who sent his Son our souls to save

From everlasting woes.
4 Lift up to God the voice of praise,

For hope's transporting ray,
Which lights thro' darkest shades of death,

To realms of endless day. 721

Southfield. Utica. 1 STAND

up,

and bless the Lord,
Ye people of his choice;
Stand up, and bless the Lord your God,

With heart, and soul, and voice.
2 Though high above all praise,

Above all'blessing high,
Who would not fear his holy name,

And laud, and magnify ?
3 Oh for the living flame

From his own altar brought,
To touch our lips-our minds inspire,

And raise to heaven our thought!
4 There, with benign regard,

Our hymns he deigns to hear;
Though unrevealed to mortal sense

The spirit feels him wear.
5 God is our strength and song,

And his salvation ours;
Then be his love in Christ proclaimed

With all our ransomed powers.
6 Stand up, and bless the Lord,

The Lord your God adore;
Stand

up,

and bless his glorious naine, Henceforth forevermore. 722

St. Martin's. 1 WE sing the glories of thy love,

We sound thy dreadful name :
The Christian Church unites the songs
Of Moses and the Lamb.

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2 Great God, how wondrous are thy works

Of

vengeance and of grace!
Thou King of saints-almighty Lord-

How just and true thy ways?
3 Who dares refuse to fear thy name,

Or worship at thy throne?
Thy judgments speak thy holiness

Through all the nation's known. 723

C. M. St. Martin's. Berwick. 1 LET them neglect thy glory, Lord,

Who never knew thy grace;
But our loud songs shall still record

The wonders of thy praise.
2 We raise our shouts, O God, to thee,

And send them to thy throne;
All glory to th' united Three,

The undivided One.
3 'Twas he-and we'll adore his name-

That formed us by a word!
'Tis he restores our ruined frame-

Salvation to the Lord !
4 Hosanna ! let the earth and skies

Repeat the joyful sound;
Rocks, hills, and vales, reflect the voice

In one eternal round. 724

Amsterdam. 1 PRAISE the Lord, who reigns above,

And keeps his courts below;
Praise him for his boundless love,

And all his greatness show.
2 Praise him for his noble deeds;

Praise him for his matchless power;
Him, from whom all good proceeds,

Let earth and heaven adore.
3 Publish, spread to all around

The great Immanuel's name:
Let the gospel-trumpet sound,

Him Prince of Peace proclaim.
4 Praise him, every tuneful string :

All the reach of heavenly art,
All the power of music bring,

The music of the heart.

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5 Him, in whom they move and live,

Let every creature sing;
Glory to our Saviour give,

And homage to our King.
6 Hallowed be his name beneath,

As in heaven on earth adored ;
Praise the Lord in every breath,

Let all things praise the Lord. 725

Judea. 1 SING hallelujah! praise the Lord !

Sing with a cheerful voice;
Exalt our God with one accord,

And in his name rejoice :
Ne'er cease to sing, thou ransomed host,
To Father, Son, and Holy Ghost,
Till in the realms of endless light,

Your praises shall unite.
2 There we to all eternity

Shall join th' angelic lays,
And sing in perfect harmony

To God our Saviour's praise ;
He hath redeemed us by his blood,
And made us kings and priests to God;

For us, for us the Lamb was slain.

Praise ye the Lord! Amen. 726

C. M. Stephen's. St. Ann's. 1 YES-I will bless thee, O my God!

Through all my mortal days,
And to eternity prolong

Thy vast, thy boundless praise.
2 Nor shall my tongue alone proclaim

The honors of my God!
My life, with all its active powers,

Shall spread thy praise abroad.
3 Not death itself shall stop my song,

Though death will close my eyes:
My thoughts shall then to nobler heights

And sweeter raptures rise.
4 There shall my lips in endless praise

Their grateful tribute pay:
The theme demands an angel's tongue,

And an eternal day.

C. M.

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St. Martin's. Berwick. 1 MY God, my King, to thee I'll raise

My voice and all my powers;
Unwearied songs of sacred praise

Shall fill the circling hours.
2 Thy name shall dwell upon my tongue

While suns shall set and rise,
And tune my everlasting soug

When time and nature dies. 728

Sicilian Hymn. 1 PRAISE to thee, thou great Creator!

Praise to thee from every tongue :
Join, my soul, with every creature,

Join the universal song.
2 Father! Source of all compassion!

Pure, unbounded grace is thine:
Hail the God of our salvation !

Praise him for his love divine.
3 For ten thousand blessings given,

For the hope of future joy,
Sound his praise through earth and heaven,

Sound Jehovah's praise on high.
4 Joyfully on earth adore him,

Till in heaven our song we raise ;
There, enraptured, fall before him,

Lost in wonder, love, and praise.

C. M.

Marlow. Westford. 729

Universal Praise.
1 SING to the Lord in joyful strains,

Let earth his praise resound;
Let all the cheerful nations join

To spread his glory round.
2 Thou city of the Lord! begin

The universal song;
And let the scattered villages

The cheerful notes prolong ;-
3 Till, midst the strains of distant lands,

The islands sound his praise ;
And all, combined, with one accord,

Jehovah's glories raise.

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