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Christ's kingdom universal.
1 Thy will, great Father, I obey ;
Pleas'd I accept the offer'd sway,
The counsels of thy love proclaim.
“ Begotten ; (thus I hear Thee say ;) « Prefer thy wish, and to thy hand,
“ Lo ! I consign each heathen land. 3 “ I bid Thee rule the nations round,
" Far as to earth's remotest bound; “ Though join'd in firmest league, thy foes
“ With vain attempt thy pow'r oppose." 4 Ye kings, from error's sleep arise,
Ye judges of the earth, be wise ;
To serve with joy th' eternal Sire. 5 0, lest ye perish from the way
That leads to realms of endless day,
1 Thou, O great God, art my defence,
On Thee my hopes rely ;
Lift up my head on high.
To Thee I made my pray’r,
Why should I now despair ?
My sweet repose to take ;
Through Thee in safety wake. 4 Salvation to the Lord belongs,
He only can defend :
That on his pow'r depend.
“ Commune with your own heart." 1 STAND ye in awe before the Lord ;
· From sinful ways depart; And in your chamber secretly,
Examine well your heart.
2 Offer to God the sacrifice
Of righteousness and praise ; And look, that in the living Lord
Ye put your trust always.
Their hopes and wishes place,
Thy favour, and thy grace.
To take my rest and sleep;
Dost me in safety keep.
A prayer for grace and spiritual instruction.
1 HEAR me from heav'n, and to my prayer
Have Thou, O Lord, respect,
and voice direct. 2 I patiently will put my trust
In Thee, O God, alone ;
No ill comes near thy throne.
To supplicate thy grace,
And reverently in worship took
To thy most holy place.
May ne'er thy will oppose;
Before my face disclose.
Supplication for God's mercy.
1 Lord, in thy wrath reprove me not,
Though I deserve thine ire ;
O Lord, I Thee desire.
Relieve my troubled soul;
Vouchsafe to make me whole.
3 For after death no more can I
Thy glorious acts proclaim ; No prisoner of the silent grave
Can magnify thy name, 4 O hear, and grant my humble pray'rg,
That they who wish my fall, May blush with shame to see that God Protects me from them all.
God the avenger of innocence.
1 Arise, and let thine anger, Lord,
In my defence engage;
And their insulting rage.
Thy judgment to dispense,
For injur'd innocence.
But all of upright heart;
Who from his laws depart.
Of Providence proclaim ;
And magnify his name.
God's glory, and his goodness to man in creation and
1 O God, our Lord, in earth how great
Is thy most glorious name!
Exalted is thy fame.