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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;
We are His work, and not our own,

The sheep that on His pastures live. 3 Enter His gates with songs of joy,

With praises to His courts repair ;
And make it your divine employ

To pay your thanks and honours there. 4 The Lord is good, the Lord is kind;

Great is His grace, His mercy sure;
And the whole race of man shall find
His truth from age to age endure.

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1 From all that dwell below the skies

Let the Creator's praise arise ;
Let the Redeemer's name be sung

Through every land, by every tongue. 2 Eternal are Thy mercies, Lord !

Eternal truth attends Thy word :
Thy praise shall sound from shore to shore,
Till suns shall rise and set no more.

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1 Let one loud song of praise àrise

To God, whose goodness ceaseless flows;
Who dwells enthroned beyond the skies,

And life and breath on all bestows. 2 Let all of good this bosom fires,

To Him, sole good, give praises due;
Let all the truth Himself inspires

Unite to sing Him only true. 3 In ardent adoration joined,

Obedient to Thy holy will,
Let all my faculties combined

Thy just commands, O God, fulfil.
4 And may my song, with solemn sound,

Like incense rise before the throne
Where Thou, whose glory knows no bound,
Great Cause of all things, dwell'st alone.

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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;
From Thee,great God, we spring, to Thee we tend;
Path, motive, guide, original, and end !

L. M.

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;
Such ever bring Thee where they come,

And going, take Thee to their home. 3 Here may we prove the power of prayer

To strengthen faith, and sweeten care;
To teach our faint desires to rise,
And bring all heaven before our eyes.

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1 How did my heart rejoice to hear

My friends devoutly say, “ In Zion let us all appear,

And keep the solemn day.”
2 I love her gates, I love the road;

The church, adorned with grace,
Stands like a palace built for God,

To shew His milder face.
3 Peace be within this sacred place,

And joy a constant guest;
With holy gifts and heavenly grace

Be her attendants blest.

4 My soul shall pray for Zion still,

While life or breath remains;
There my best friends, my kindred dwell,

There God, my Saviour, reigns.

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1 Praise to Thee, thou great Creator!

Praise be Thine from every tongue !
Join, my soul, with every creature,

Join the universal song.
Father, Source of all compassion!

Free, unbounded grace is Thine:
Hail the God of our salvation !

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.

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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,
Till morning light and evening shade

Shall be exchanged no more!

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1 The Heaven of heavens cannot contain

The universal Lord ;
Yet He in humble hearts will deign

To dwell and be adored.
2 Where'er ascends the sacrifice

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.

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1 Sleep, sleep to-day, tormenting cares,

Of earth and folly born!
Ye shall not dim the light that streams

From this celestial morn.
2 To-morrow will be time enough

To feel your harsh control; Ye shall not violate this day,

The sabbath of my soul.

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