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Praise him, from the depths beneath;
Praise him in the heights above;

Praise your Maker, all that breathe!

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118 FIRST PART. L. M. Rothwell

Exaltation of the divine Saviour.
" 1 ALL power and grace to God belong;

He is my strength--and he my, song:
He comes, my Saviour—from his throne,

He comes to bring salvation down.
2 Lo! rising from the tents of men,

The voice of joy resounds again:
His saints with him the triumph claim,

And shout salvation to his name.
3 His own right hand its strength displays,

In acts of valor and of grace:
The cross, the tomb, the throne, declare

How vast his power and glory are.
4 For us he conquers--though he dies:

Behold the mighty Saviour rise !
His saints with him the triumph claim,
And shout salvation to his name.

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118 SECOND PART. C. M. Lutzen.

Christ the Author of Salvation.
' 1 LO, what a glorious corner stone

The builders did refuse !
Yet God hath built his church thereon,

In spite of envious Jews.
2 Great God, the work is all divine,

The wonder of our eyes!
This is the day, that proves it thine,

This day did Jesus rise.
3 Sinners, rejoice-and saints, be glad;

The Saviour's name be blest ;
Let endless honors on his head,

With joy, and glory, rest.

4 In God's own name, he comes to bring

Salvation to our race:
Oh let the church address her King,

With holy songs of praise.

118 THIRD PART. C. M. Colchester.

Celebration of Christ's Resurrection.
1 THIS is the day the Lord hath made,

He calls the hours his own;
Let heaven rejoice-let earth be glad,

And praise surround his throne.
2 To-day he rose, and left the dead,

And Satan's empire fell;
To-day the saints his triumph spread,

And all his wonders tell.
3 Hosanna to the anointed King,

To David's holy Son;
Help us, O Lord-descend and bring

Salvation from thy throne.
4 Blest be the Lord who comes to men

With messages of grace;
Who comes, in God his Father's name,

To save our sinful race.
f 5 Hosanna in the highest strains,

The church on earth can raise;
The highest heavens, in which he reigns,

Shall give him nobler praise.

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118 FOURTH PART. C. M. Arlington.

Thankful Acknowledgment of divine Aid. 11 1 THE Lord appears my helper now,

Nor is my faith afraid
Of what the sons of earth can do,

Since he affords me aid.
mp 2 'Tis safer, Lord, to trust in thee,

And have my God my friend,
Than trust in men of high degree,
And on their truth depend.

f 3 'Tis through the Lord, my heart is strong,

In him my lips rejoice ;
While his salvation is my, song,

How cheerful is my voice !
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The Lord protects their days:
Let Zion tune immortal songs

To his almighty grace.

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118 FIFTH PART. C. M. Dedhan.
1 LORD, thou hast heard thy servants cry,

And rescued from the grave;
Now shall we live-for none can die,

Whom God resolves to save.
2 Thy praise, more constant than before,

Shall fill our daily breath;
Thy hand, that hath chastised us sore,

Defends us still from death.
3 Open the gates of Zion now,

For we will worship there;
To thine own house, with joy we'll go,

Thy mercy to declare.
4 Here, with th' assembly of thy saints,

Our cheerful voice we raise ;
Here we have told thee our complaints-

And here we speak thy praise.

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118

SIXTH PART. C. M. St. Ann's.

Christ the Foundation of his Church.
11 1 BEHOLD the sure foundation stone,

Which God in Zion lays,
To build our heavenly hopes upon,

And his eternal praise.
2 Chosen of God-to sinners dear-

Let saints adore the name ;
They trust their whole salvation here,

Nor shall they suffer shame.
3 The foolish builders, scribe and priest,

Reject it with disdain ;
Yet on this rock the church shall rest,

And envy rage in vain.

4 What though the gates of hell withstood,

Yet must this building rise:
"Tis thy own work, almighty God,

And wondrous in our eyes. 118 SEVENTH PART. S. M. St. Thomas.

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111 SEE what a living stone

The builders did refuse ;
Yet God hath built his church thereon,

In spite of envious Jews.
2 The scribe and angry priest

Reject thine only Šon:-
Yet on this rock shall Zion rest,
As the chief corner-stone.

Congregation.
f 3 The work, O Lord, is thine,

And wondrous in our eyes ;
This day declares it all divine,

This day did Jesus rise. 11 4 This is the glorious day

That our Redeemer made :-
Let us rejoice-and sing-and pray-

Let all the church be glad.
5 Hosanna to the King,

Of David's royal blood :-
Bless him, ye saints-he comes to bring
Salvation from

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God.

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Congregation.

6 We bless thine holy word,

Which all this grace displays;
And offer on thine altar, Lord,

Our sacrifice of praise.

118 Eighth Part. 88 & 7s. Sicilian Hymn.

Praise to Christ, the Author of Salvation.
1 CROWN his head with endless blessing,

Who, in God the Father's name,
With compassion never ceasing,

Comes, salvation to proclaim!

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2 Lo! Jehovah, we adore thee!

Thee, our Saviour!-thee, our God !
From thy throne, let beams of glory

Shine through all the world abroad.
3 Jesus, thee our Saviour hailing,

Thee our God in praise we own;
Highest honors, never failing,

Rise eternal round thy throne.
4 Now, ye saints, his power confessing,

In your grateful strains adore ;
For his mercy, never ceasing,
Flows, and flows for evermore.

Hallelujah, Amen.

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119

First PART. L. M. Windham.

Departures from God deplored.
Af 1 WE all, O Lord, have gone astray,

And wandered from thy heavenly way:
The wilds of sin our feet have trod,

Far from the paths of thee our God.
2 Hear us, great Shepherd of thy sheep!

Our wanderings heal- our footsteps keep:
We seek thy sheltering fold again;

Nor shall we seek thee, Lord, in vain.
3 Teach us to know and love thy way;

And grant, to life's remotest day,
By thine unerring guidance led,
Our willing feet thy paths may tread.

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SECOND PART. C. M. Medford
The Blessedness of fearing and obeying God.
11 I BLEST are the undefiled in heart,
Whose

ways

are right and clean;
Who never from thy law depart,

But fly from every sin.
2 Blest are the men, that keep thy word,

And practise thy commands;
With their whole heart they seek thee, Lord,

And serve thee with their hands.

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