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1 Ye nations round the earth, rejoice
Before the Lord, your sovereign King; Serve Him with cheerful heart and voice,
With all your tongues His glory sing. 2 The Lord is God; 't is He alone
Doth life and breath and being give;
The sheep that on His pastures live. 3 Enter His gates with songs of joy,
With praises to His courts repair ;
To pay your thanks and honours there. 4 The Lord is good, the Lord is kind;
Great is His grace, His mercy sure;
1 From all that dwell below the skies
Let the Creator's praise arise ;
Through every land, by every tongue. 2 Eternal are Thy mercies, Lord !
Eternal truth attends Thy word :
1 Let one loud song of praise àrise
To God, whose goodness ceaseless flows;
And life and breath on all bestows. 2 Let all of good this bosom fires,
To Him, sole good, give praises due;
Unite to sing Him only true. 3 In ardent adoration joined,
Obedient to Thy holy will,
Thy just commands, O God, fulfil.
Like incense rise before the throne
1 0 Thou, whose power o'er moving worlds presides!
Whose voice created, and whose wisdom guides ! On darkling man, in pure effulgence, shine,
And cheer the clouded mind with light divine! 2 'Tis Thine alone to calm the pious breast
With silent confidence, and holy rest;
6. 1 O Lord! where'er Thy people meet,
There they behold Thy mercy-seat; Where'er they seek Thee, Thou art found,
And every place is hallowed ground. 2 For Thou, within no walls confined,
Inhabitest the humble mind;
And going, take Thee to their home. 3 Here may we prove the power of prayer
To strengthen faith, and sweeten care;
1 How did my heart rejoice to hear
My friends devoutly say, “ In Zion let us all appear,
And keep the solemn day.”
The church, adorned with grace,
To shew His milder face.
And joy a constant guest;
Be her attendants blest.
4 My soul shall pray for Zion still,
While life or breath remains;
There God, my Saviour, reigns.
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Praise be Thine from every tongue !
Join the universal song.
Free, unbounded grace is Thine:
Praise Him for His love divine. 2 For ten thousand blessings given,
For the hope of future joy, Sound His praise through earth and heaven,
Sound Jehovah's praise on high. Joyfully on earth adore Him,
Till in heaven our song we raise; There enraptured fall before Him,
Lost in wonder, love, and praise.
1 Thy name, almighty Lord,
Shall sound through distant lands; Great is Thy grace, and sure Thy word,
Thy truth for ever stands.
2 Far be Thine honour spread,
And long Thy praise endure,
Shall be exchanged no more!
1 The Heaven of heavens cannot contain
The universal Lord ;
To dwell and be adored.
Of fervent praise and prayer, Or on the earth, or in the skies,
The Heaven of God is there. 3 His presence there is spread abroad
Through realms, through worlds unknown; Who seeks the mercies of his God
Is ever near His throne.
1 Sleep, sleep to-day, tormenting cares,
Of earth and folly born!
From this celestial morn.
To feel your harsh control; Ye shall not violate this day,
The sabbath of my soul.