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HYMN-BOOK.

PART I.

SECTION I.
GOD THE FATHER: HIS PRAISES.

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LL people that on earth do dwell,
Him serve with fear, His praise forth tell;

Come ye before Him and rejoice.

2 The Lord, ye know, is God indeed ;

Without our aid He did us make;

We are His flock, He doth us feed;

And for His sheep He doth us take.

3 O enter, then, His gates with praise,

Approach with joy His courts unto ;

Praise, laud, and bless His name always,

For it is seemly so to do.

4 For why? the Lord our God is good,

His mercy is for ever sure;

His truth at all times firmly stood,

And shall from age to age endure.

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sound His praise abroad,

Jehovah is the sovereign God,

The universal King.

2 He form'd the deeps unknown ;

He gave the seas their bound;
The watery worlds are all His own,
And all the solid ground.

3 Come, worship at His throne;

Come, bow before the Lord :
We are His works, and not our own;

He form'd us by His word. 4 To-day attend His voice,

Nor dare provoke His rod;
Come, as the people of His choice,

And own your gracious God.

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EET and right it is to sing,
Glory to our heavenly King,

The God of Truth and Grace:
Join we then with sweet accord,

All in one thanksgiving join :
Holy, holy, holy Lord,

Eternal praise be Thine !
2 Vying with that happy choir,

Who chant Thy praise above,
We on eagles' wings aspire,

The wings of faith and love :
Thee they sing with glory crown'd;

We extol the slaughter'd Lamb;
Lower if our voices sound,

Our subject is the same.
3 Father, God, Thy love we praise,

Which gave Thy Son to die;
Jesus, full of truth and grace,

Alike we glorify;
Spirit, Comforter divine,

Praise by all to Thee be given,
Till we in full chorus join,

And earth is turn'd to heaven.

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EFORE Jehovah's awful throne,

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Know that the Lord is God alone,

He can create, and He destroy. 2 His sovereign power, without our aid,

Made us of clay, and form'd us men; And when like wand'ring sheep we stray'd,

He brought us to His fold again. 3 We'll crowd Thy gates with thankful songs,

High as the heavens our voices raise ; And earth, with her ten thousand tongues,

Shall filí Thy courts with sounding praise. 4 Wide as the world is Thy command;

Vast as eternity Thy love ;
Firm as a rock Thy truth shall stand,

When rolling years shall cease to move.

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Our Shield and Defender, The Ancient of days,

[praise. Pavilion'd in splendour, And girded with 2 tell of His might, O sing of His grace,

Whose robe is the light, Whose canopy space! His chariots of wrath Deep thunder-clouds form,

[storm. And dark is His path On the wings of the 3 Frail children of dust, And feeble as frail,

In Thee do we trust, Nor find Thee to fail : Thy mercies how tender! How firm to the

end! Our Maker, Defender, Redeemer, and Friend!

4 O measureless Might! Ineffable Love!

While angels delight To hymn Thee above, The humbler creation, Though feeble their

lays, With true adoration Shall lisp to Thy praise. 6.

6-8s 2nd Metre. 1 I'LL "'LL praise my Maker while I've breath;

And when my voice is lost in death, Praise shall employ my nobler powers ; My days of praise shall ne'er be past, While life, and thought, and being last,

Or immortality endures.
2 Happy the man whose hopes rely
On Israel's God: He made the sky,

And earth, and seas, with all their train;
His truth for ever stands secure;
He saves the opprest, He feeds the poor,

And none shall find His promise vain. 3 The Lord pours eye-sight on the blind; The Lord supports the fainting mind;

He sends the labouring conscience peace;
He helps the stranger in distress,
The widow, and the fatherless,

And grants the prisoner sweet release.

GOD THE FATHER: BEING AND PERFECTIONS.

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L. M. 1 MOD is a Spirit none can see, Go

He ever was, and e'er shall be ; Present where'er His creatures dwell, [hell. Through earth and sea, through heaven and His eyes, with infinite survey,

w all the realms in full display;

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