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HYMN CCXLIII. L.M. [RICHARDS.]
Great Ancient of eternal days !
And all the strength of perfect praise. 2 'Twas thine, O God, in elder time,
To make thy glorious arm right bare ;
Were made, of thee, thy guardian care. 3 In vain the wily hunter spread,
Ten thousand ambush'd deaths around: Their trembling hearts appall'd with dread,
Their spirits felt thy secret wound. 4 Amazement feiz'd the favage foe,
Thy terrors (mote his proudest force!
Thy tempest, rul'd the arrow's course. $ Then bloom'd the waste, at thy command ;
Peace, onward led fair freedom's ray;
Religion shone in fun bright day. 6 These wond'rous works, O Lord, were thine ;
Thine be the glory, honor, praise ;
HYMN CCXLIV. L. M. [RICHARDS.]
Hymn for America. COLUMBIA rife, arife, to praise !
Lead all thy millions forth,
Far round this globe of earth.
And swell the note divine. 3
In ancient days, in times of old,
Has boundless mercy shown.
The cov’ring banner spread ;
And fmote the world with dread.
Till peace her olive wav'd;
Time's noblest fabric fay'd.
Lead all thy millions forth ;
Sound his praises far abroad;
Thousands, millions rise to praise !
Let all nations hear the found.
Loud to heav'n the Atrains prolong ;
Spirits, Elders, cry Amen.
Who can fing the Great first Cause ?
Lord of Angels, God of men,
[bleflings, 2 Public, private, blessings, mercies,
More than men can ever count ;
War removed, peace secured,
Union binding, call for praise. [ruling, 3 On, from Hampshire's northern billow,
Far, to Georgia's southern bound,
High Hosannas fhout abroad. [lumbia ? 4 Gracious Parent, Blessed Father,
Let these blessings long abide ;
May Columbia live to God. [ness, 5 Whill all nations, tribes and kindreds,
Indians, Negroes, Pagans rude,
Prayer. I EAR! gracious heav'n ! oh! licar the
fervent prayer ! May all the family of man below', The blessings of their common Father Chase ! And thankful hearts who feel th' impaflion'd Of gratitude, for human good, divine, [glow Proncunce as one, the kingdom pow's and
2 Give to all Kings, Republics, Empires, States,
Thy wisdom to infor:n, direct and guide;
reign. 3 Lead forth the day, that day is known to thee; To man, thy promise, Lord, that day hath
given, When white rob'd peace shall rule from sea
to fea, And gladden'd earth, in emulance of heav'n, Their common int'relts base on boundless
love, Their name, the nature, essence of the God
above. 4 Dispel those clouds that darken Europe's
light; Say, to the world's full tempeft, hush, be ftill; From superstition rend the veil of night; On bigots, drop the dew of Hermon's hill ; Let knowledge, virtue, freedom wide extend; And hour evolving hour to brighter bliss
ascend. 5 The greater good, thy lib'ral foul designs,
We humbly wait, in that more perfect day, When faith her delegated pow'r refigns ; And hope no longerfmooths life's thorny way: But love, thy love, the love of God, shall fill
abide, And deepen mercy's ever rising, rolling tide.