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104 THIRD PART. L. M. Winchester."

GREAT is the Lord !-what tongue can frama
An honor equal to his name?
How awful are his glorious ways!
The Lord is dreadful in his praise !
2 The world's foundations by his hand
Were laid, and shall forever stand;
The swelling billows know their bound,
While to his praise they roll around.
3 Vast are thy works, almighty Lord'
All nature rests upon thy word;
And clouds, and storms, and fire obey
Thy wise and all-controlling sway
4 Thy glory, fearless of decline,
Thy glory, Lord, shall ever shine:
Thy praise shall still our breath employ,
Till we shall rise to endless joy.

105 First Part. C. M. Stephens.

Exhortation to Praise.
OH render thanks, and bless the Lord,
Acquaint the nations with his deeds,

His matchless deeds proclaim.
2 Sing to his praise in lofty hymns,

His wondrous works rehearse;
Make them the theme of your discourse,

And subject of your verse.
3 Rejoice in his almighty name,

Alone to be adored ;
And let their hearts o'erflow with joy,

Who humbly seek the Lord. 105 Second Part. C. M. Nottingham.

The Faithfulness of God celebrated.
JEHOVAH is the Lord our God !

Then let his church adore :
His justice o'er the earth abroad

Shall all his judgments pour.

2 Once his eternal oath he sware

To Abraham and his race;
And placed his laws and statutes there,

The types of richer grace.
3 His covenant, in his changeless mind,

Stands like himself secure;
His church, through every age, shall find

His word of promise sure.


105 THIRD PART. C. M. Marlow.

GIVE thanks to God-invoke his name,

And tell the world his grace;
Sound through the earth his deeds of fame,

That all may seek his face.
2 His covenant which he kept in mind,

For numerous ages past,
To numerous ages yet behind

In equal force shall last.
3 He swore to Abraham and his seed,

And made the blessing sure :
Gentiles the ancient promise read,

And find his truth endure.
fli 4 Then let the world forbear its rage,

The church renounce her fear;
Israel shall live through every age,

And be th' Almighty's care.

106 FIRST PART. L. M. Danders.

God praised for his works of Goodness and Mercy.
H render thanks to God above,

The fountain of eternal love;
Whose mercy firm, through ages past,
Has stood, and shall forever last.
2 Who can his mighty deeds express,
Not only vast—but numberless ?
What mortal eloquence can raise

His tribute of immortal praise ? mp 3 Extend to me that favor, Lord,

Thou to thy chosen dost afford;

When thou return'st to set them free, af Lot thy salvation visit me.

4 Oh render thanks to God above,
The fountain of eternal love;
Whose mercy firm, through ages past,
Has stood, and shall forever last.

106 SECOND PART. L. M. Bath. mfli TO God the great, the ever blest,

Let songs of honor be addressed ;
His mercy firm forever stands;
Give him the thanks his love demands.
2 Who knows the wonders of thy ways?
Who shall fulfil thy boundless praise?
Blest are the souls that fear thee still,
And pay their duty to thy will.
3 Remember what thy mercy did
For Jacob's race, thy chosen seed ;
And with the same salvation bless

The meanest suppliant of thy grace. mf 4 Oh may I see thy tribes rejoice,

And aid their triumphs with my voice :
This is my glory, Lord, to be
Joined to thy saints, and near to thee.

107 FIRST PART. L. M. Lowell. Providential Goodness celebrated.

Kind are his thoughts-his name is love ;
His mercy ages past have known,
And ages long to come shall own.
2 He feeds and clothes us all the way;
He guides our footsteps, lest we stray ;
He guards us with a powerful hand,
And brings us to the heavenly land.
3 Oh let the saints with joy record
The truth and goodness of the Lord !
How great his works! how kind his ways!
Let every tongue pronounce his praise.

107 Second Part. C. M. Litchfield.

HOW are thy servants blest! O Lord,

How sure is their defence !
Eternal wisdom is their guide,

Their help, omnipotence.
2 In foreign realms, and lands remote,

Supported by thy care,
Through burning climes they pass unhurt,

And breathe in tainted air.
< 3 When by the dreadful tempest borne

High on the broken wave,
They know thou art not slow to hear,

Nor impotent to save. р

4 The storm is laid-the winds retire,

Obcdient to thy will;
< The sea, that roars at thy command,

At thy command is still.
5 In midst of danger, fear, and death,

Thy goodness we'll adore ;

We'll praise thee for thy mercies past, р And humbly hope for more.

107 Third PART. C. M. St. Ann's.

OH praise the Lord-for he is good,

In him we rest obtain;
His mercy has through ages stood,

And ever shall remain,
2 Let all the people of the Lord

His praises spread around ;
Let them his grace and love record,

Who have salvation found.
3 Now let the east in him rejoice,

The west its tribute bring,
The north and south lift up their voice

In honor of their King.
4 Oh praise the Lord--for he is good,

In him we rest obtain :
His mercy has through ages stood,

And ever shall remain.

107 Fourth Part. 7s. Pleyel's Hymn.

OH that men their songs would raise,

Ali his goodness to declare !
All Jehovah's wonders praise,

Wonders which their children share!
2 Where his holy altars rise,

Let his saints adore his name;
There present their sacrifice,

There with joy his works proclaim.


FIRST PART. L. M. Old Hundred.

General Praise to God.

Thy sacred truth I'll spread abroad;
My soul shall rest on thee alone,
And make thy loving-kindness known.
2 Awake my glory-wake my lyre,
To songs of praise my tongue inspire ;
With morning's earliest dawn arise,
And swell your inusic to the skies.
3 With those wlio in thy grace abound,
I'll spread thy fame the earth around;
Till every land, with thankful voice,
Shall in thy holy name rejoice.

108 Second PART. C. M. Berucick.

O GOD, my heart is fully bent

To magnify thy name;
My tongue, with cheerful songs of praise,

Shall celebrate thy fame.
2 To all the listening tribes, O Lord,

Thy wonders I will tell;
And to those nations sing thy praise,

That round about us dwell.
3 Thy mercy, in its boundless height,

The highest heaven transcends;
And far beyond th' aspiring clouds

Thy faithful truth extends.

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