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4 Let them who joyful hymns compose,
To cymbals set their songs of praise; To well-tuned cymbals, and to those
That loudly sound on solemn days. 5 Let all that vital breath enjoy,
The breath he does to them afford, In just returns of praise employ:
Let every creature praise the LORD!
N. B. The metre marks affixed to the preceding psalms and hymns, have reference to a division of the metres, founded on the nature of the verse, into four classes, marked—I. II. III. IV.
Class I. includes common, long, and short metres, marked-C.M., L.M., S.M.
Class II. includes the other lambic metres, eight in number, marked—IL 1, II.2, II.3, II. 4, &c., which may be named; Tro, one; Two, two; Troo, three, foc.
Class III. includes the Trochaic metres, being five in number, marked—III. L. III. 2, III. 3, &c., which may be named; Three, one ; Three, two, foc.
Class IV. includes the metres consisting chiefly of triplets, being five in number, marked—IV. 1, IV.2, IV.3, &c., and may be named; Four, one ; Four, two, doc.
The God whom we adore,
And shall be evermore.
To FATHER, Son, and Holy Ghost,
The God whom earth and heaven adore,
Is now, and shall be evermore.
TO God the Father, Son,
And Spirit, glory be,
To all eternity
And saints on earth adore;
TO FATHER, Son, and Holy Ghost,
And suff'ring saints on earth adore;
When time itself shall be no more.
TO God the Father, God the Son,
And Spirit, ever bless'd,
All worship be address'd,
It was, is now,
And shall be so
TO God the Father, and to God the Son,
ETERNAL praise be given,
And songs of highest worth, By all the hosts of heaven,
And all the saints on earth, To God, supreme confessid,
To Christ, his only Son, And to the Spirit bless’d, Eternal Three in One.
TO Father, Son, and Spirit bless'd,
Supreme o'er earth and heaven,
Be highest glory given,
By all in earth and heaven.
BY all on earth and all in heaven,
To God the FATHER, God the Son,
Ere time had yet its course begun:
HOLY FATHER, Holy Son,
PRAISE the name of God most high,
PRAISE the Father, earth and heaven,
Praise the Son, the Spirit praise, As it was, and is, be given
Glory through eternal days.
To the Saviour, Christ, his Son,
Everlasting Three in One:
Gon the FATHER, God the Son,
On the same eternal throne:
To Jehovah, Three in One.
Of every degree,
All praise be address'd
One God ever bless'd,
And ever shall be.
ALL praise to the Father, the Son,
And Spirit, thrice holy and bless'd,
Was, is, and shall still be address’d.
ALL praise to the Father, all praise to the Son,
All praise to the Spirit, thrice bless'd, The holy, eternal, supreme Three in One,
Was, is, and shall still be address'd.
O Father Almighty, to thee be address'd,