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4 God is our strength and song,

5 Stand up, and bless the Lord; And His salvation ours;

The Lord your God adore; Then be His love in Christ proclaimed Stand up, and bless His glorious Name, With all our ransomed powers.

Henceforth for evermore. 86

AZMON C. M. Isaac WATTS, 1707

Arr. fr. C. G. GLÄSER, 1828, by L. Mason, 1839

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Ten thousand thousand are their tongues, But all their joys are
“Wor-thy the Lamb," our lips re-ply, “For He was slain for
And blessings,more than we can give, Be, Lord,for-ev - er Thine.
Con - spire to lift Thy glories high, And speak Thine endless praise. A-men.

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cred joy;

1. Be - fore Je - ho-vab's aw-ful throne, Ye na-tions, bow with sa 2. His sov'reign pow'r without our aid, Made us of clay, and formed us men; 3. We are His peo- ple, we His care, Our souls and all our mor- tal frame;

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Know that the Lord is God a - lone, He can cre- ate, and He de-stroy. And when like wand'ring sheep we strayed, He bro't us to His fold a-gain.

When last-ing hon-ors shall we rear, Almight-y Mak-er to Thy name. A-men.

4 We'll crowd Thy gates with thankful songs,

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

Shall fill Thy courts with sounding praise,

5 Wide as the world is Thy command,

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

When rolling years shall cease to move.

88

CAROL C. M. D.

Rev. EDMUND H. SBARS, 1850

RICHARD S. WILLIS, 1859

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the mid-night clear, That glo - rious song of old, 2. Still thro' the clo - ven skies they come, With peace-ful wings un - furled, 3. And ye, be - neath life's crushing load, Whose forms are bend-ing low, 4. For lo, the days are hastening on, By proph-et bards fore - told,

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“Peace on the earth, good-will to men From heav'n's all-gra-cious King:'

A-bove its sad and 'low - ly plains They bend on hov-'ring wing, Look now! for glad and gold - en hours Come swift - ly the wing: When peace shall o

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The world in 201-emn still-ness lay, To hear the an-gels sing.
And ev - er o'er its Ba-bel-sounds The bless- ed an-gels sing.

O restbe - side the wea ry road, And hear the an - gels sing.
And the whole world give back the song Which now the an - gels sing.

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89

BETHLEHEM C. M. D. (Sullivan)

NAHUM TATB, 1703

Old Carol, arr. by ARTHUR SULLIVAN

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1. While shepherds watch'd their flocks by night, All seat - ed 2. “To

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"Fear not,” said He, for might - y dread Had seized their troub-led mind,

The heav'n-ly Babe you there shall find To hu - man view dis - played, “All glo - ry

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“Glad tid - ings of great joy I bring to you and all man-kind."

All mean - ly wrapt in swath-ing bands, And in man- ger laid.” Good-will hence-forth from heav'n to men,Be - gin, and nev er cease.” A-men.

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ANTIOCH C. M. D.

Rev. Isaac Watts, 1719

First Tune

Arr. fr. G. F. HANDEL, 1744

come:

1. Joy to the world! the Lord is

Let earth re-ceive her King; 2. Joy to the earth; the Sav- iour reigns; Let men their songs em-ploy; 3. No more let sins and sor - rows grow, Nor thorns in - fest the ground; 4. He rules the world with truth and grace, And makes the na- tions prove

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