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4 Thou hast secured my soul from death,

Oh set thy servant free,
That heart and hand-and life and breath

May be employed for thee.

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THIRD PART. C. M. Colchester. 1 LORD, I have thee my refuge made,

Thy laws have been my choice;
Therefore I will not be afraid,

But in thy word rejoice.
2 To thee my solemn vows I'll pay,

And show thy righteous ways;
With grateful heart thy will obey,

And lift my voice in praise.
3 Thou hast redeemed my soul from death,

Do thou my fears destroy;
That till I yield to thee my breath,

I may thy light enjoy.

57 FIRST PART. L. M. Old Hundred.

Praise to the great Jehovah.
1 BE thou, O God! exalted high;

And as thy glory fills the sky,
So let it be on earth displayed,

Till thou art here, as there, obeyed.
2 O God! my heart is fixed—'tis bent,

Its thankful tribute to present;
And, with my heart, my voice I'll raise

To thee, my God! in songs of praise.
3 Thy praises, Lord, I will resound

To all the listening nations round:
Thy mercy highest heaven transcends,

Thy truth beyond the clouds extends.
4 Be thou, O God! exalted high;

And, as thy glory fills the sky,
So let

it be on earth displayed,
Till thou art here, as there, obeyed.

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57 Second PART. L. M. Winchelsea. 1 MY God, in whom are all the springs

Of boundless love and grace unknown,
Hide me beneath thy spreading wings,

Till the dark cloud is overblown.
2 Up to the heavens I raise my cry,

The Lord will my desires perform;
He sends his angel from the sky,

And saves me from the threatening storm. í 3 Be thou exalted, O my God,

Above the heavens, where angels dwell; Thy power on earth be known abroad,

And land to land thy wonders tell.

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THIRD PART. L. M. St. Paul's. I 1 BE thou exalted, O my God,

Above the heavens, where angels dwell;
Thy power on earth be known abroad,

And land to land thy wonders tell.
2 My heart is fixed-my song shall raise

Immortal honors to thy name;
Awake, my tongue, to sound his praise,

My tongue-the glory of my frame.
3 High o'er the earth his mercy reigns,

Ånd reaches to the utmost sky;
His truth to endless years remains,

When lower worlds dissolve and die. f 4 Be thou exalted, O my God,

Above the heavens, where angels dwell; Thy power on earth be known abroad,

And land to land thy wonders tell.

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FOURTH PART. L. M. Arnheim, 1 ETERNAL God-celestial King,

Exalted be thy glorious name;
Let hosts in heaven thy praises sing,

And saints on earth thy love proclaim.
2 My heart is fixed on thee, my God,

I rest my hope on thee alone;
I'll spread thy sacred truths abroad,
To all mankind thy love make known.

3 Awake my tongue--awake, my lyre,

With morning's earliest dawn arise ;
To songs of joy my soul inspire,

And swell your music to the skies.
4 With those, who in thy grace abound,

To thee i'll raise my thankful voice;
While every land--the earth around,

Shall hear--and in thy name rejoice.
5 Eternal God, celestial King,

Exalted bé thy glorious name;.
Let hosts in heaven thy praises sing,

And saints on earth thy love proclaim.

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C. M.

Bedford. Relief

from national Judgments implored.
mp 1 LORD, thou hast scourged our guilty land ;

Behold thy people mourn;
Shall vengeance ever guide thy hand,

And mercy ne'er return ?
2 Our Zion trembles at thy stroke,

And dreads thy lifted hand;
Oh heal the people thou hast broke,

And spare our guilty land.
í 3 Then shall our loud and grateful voice

Proclaim our guardian God;
The nations round the earth rejoice,

And sound thy praise abroad.

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FIRST PART. C. M. Dedham.

God a Refuge in Trouble.
mf 1 HAIL, gracious Source of every good,

Our Saviour and defence,
Thou art our glory, and our shield,

Our help and confidence.
mp 2 When anxious fears disturb the breast,

When threatening foes are nigh,
To thee we pour our deep complaint,
To thee for succor fly,

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3 My Rock! my Saviour! my defence!

My everlasting stay!
Not all my foes shall pluck me thence,

Nor move my soul away.

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First Part. L. P. M. St. Helen's.

Delight in God and his Worship.
1 O GOD-my gracious God-to thee

My early prayers shall offered be;
For thee my thirsty soul doth pant!
My fainting flesh implores thy grace,
Within this dry and barren place,

Where I refreshing waters want.
2 Oh! to my longing eyes once more
That view of glorious power restore,

Which thy majestic house displays !
Because to me thy wondrous love
Than life itself does dearer prove,

My lips shall always speak thy praise. 63

SECOND PART. L. M. Leyden. 1 GREAT God, indulge my humble claim,

Thou art my hopemmy joy-my rest;
The glories that compose thy name

Stand all engaged to make me blest.
2 Thou great and good-thou just and wise,

Thou art my father, and my God;
And I am thine, by sacred ties,

Thy son-thy servant, bought with blood.
3 With early feet I love t appear
Among

thy saints, and seek thy face ; Oft have I seen thy glory there,

And felt the power of sovereign grace.
I 4 I'll lift my hands-I'll raise my voice,

While I have breath to pray or praise ;
This work shall make my heart rejoice,

And bless the remnant of my days.

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