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8 & 78. M.



Praise ye

the Lord.

i Praise the Lord ! ye heavens, adore him ;

Praise him, angels in the height; Sun and moon, rejoice before him;

Praise him, all ye stars of light. 2 Praise the Lord, for he hath spoken;

Worlds his mighty voice obeyed; Laws which never can be broken

For their guidance he hath made. 3 Praise the Lord, for he is glorious ;

Never shall his promise fail ;
God hath made his saints victorious,

Sin and death shall not prevail. 4 Praise the God of our salvation;

Hosts on high his power proclaim; Heaven and earth, and all creation,

Praise and magnify his name!

C. P. M.



Praise to God from all his Works.

i Begin, my soul, the exalted lay; Let each enraptured thought obey,

And praise the Almighty's name. Lo, heaven and earth, and seas and skies, In one melodious concert rise,

To swell the inspiring theme.

2 Thou heaven of heavens, his vast abode, Ye clouds, proclaim your Maker, God;

Ye thunders, speak his power.

Lo, on the lightning's fiery wings
In triumph rides the King of kings :

The astonished worlds adore.

3 Ye deeps, with roaring billows rise
To join the thunders of the skies, -

Praise Him who bids you roll.
His praise in softer notes declare,
Each whispering breeze of yielding air,

And breathe it to the soul.

Let man, by nobler passions swayed,
The feeling heart, the reasoning head,

In heavenly praise employ :
Spread the Creator's name around,
Till heaven's wide arch repeat the sound, -

The general burst of joy.

C. M.



Silent Worship.

i UNHEARD the dews around me fall,

And heavenly influence shed;
And, silent on this earthly ball,

Celestial footsteps tread.
2 Night reigns in silence o'er the pole,

And spreads her gems unheard ;
Her lessons penetrate the soul,

Yet borrow not a word.

3 Noiseless the sun emits his fire,

And pours his golden streams; '
And silently the shades retire

Before his rising beams.

4 O, grant my soul an ear to hear

Thy deep and silent voice;
To bend in lowly, filial fear,

And in thy love rejoice.

6 & 4s. M.



A Psalm of Praise.



Jehovah's name;
Praise through his courts proclaim;

Rise and adore.
High o'er the heavens above
Sound his great acts of love,
While his rich grace we prove,

Vast as his power.
2 Now let the trumpet raise
Triumphant sounds of praise,

Wide as his fame!
There let the harp be found :
Organs, with solemn sound,
Roll your deep notes around,

Filled with his name.
3. While his high praise ye sing,
Shake every sounding string :

Sweet the accord!
He vital breath bestows;
Let every breath that flows
His noblest fame disclose:


the Lord.

H. M. 136. WATTS.

Give thanks to God most high,

The universal Lord ;


The sovereign King of kings;

And be his grace adored.
His power and grace And let his name
Are still the same;

Have endless praise.
How mighty is his hand!

What wonders hath he done!
He formed the earth and seas,

And spread the heavens alone.
Thy mercy, Lord,

And ever sure Shall still endure; Abides thy word.



He sent his only Son

To save us from our woe,
From darkness, sin, and death,

And every hurtful foe.


And let his name
Are still the same;

Have endless praise.


Give thanks aloud to God,

To God the Heavenly King;
And let the spacious earth

His works and glories sing.
Thy mercy, Lord, And ever sure
Shall still endure; Abides thy word.




L. M.



God Self-existent.

1 ALL-powerful, self-existent God,

Who all creation dost sustain!
Thou wast, and art, and art to come,
And everlasting is thy reign.

2 Fixed and eternal as thy days,

Each glorious attribute divine,
Through ages infinite shall still
With undiminished lustre shine.

3 Fountain of being! Source of good!

Immutable thou dost remain !
Nor can the shadow of a change
Obscure the glories of thy reign.

4 Earth may with all her powers dissolve,

If such the great Creator's will;
But thou for ever art the same.
I am is thy memorial still.

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