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For ever shall thine anger burn! And wilt Thou never, Lord, return? 3 In pity their backslidings heal, Their trespass hide, their pardon seal; Check in mid course thy dreadful ire, And bid its kindled flames expire. 4 Thy quickening Spirit now impart, And wake to joy each grateful heart: May Israel's ransom'd tribes in Thee, Their bliss and full salvation see!



1 O God! our help in ages past,
Our Hope in years to come,
Our Shelter from life's stormy blast,
And our eternal Home!

2 Before the hills in order stood,
Or earth received her frame,
From everlasting Thou art God,
To endless years the same.

3 Thy word commands our flesh to dust,
"Return ye sons of men;
All nations rose from earth at first,
And turn to earth again.

4 A thousand ages in thy sight

Are like an evening gone;

Short as the watch that ends the night, Before the rising sun.


C. M.

1. How good and pleasant must it be
To thank the Lord most high;
And with repeated hymns of praise
His name to magnify!

2 With ev'ry morning's early dawn
His goodness to relate;

And of His constant truth each night
The glad effects repeat!

3 For thro' thy wond'rous works, O Lord,
Thou mak'st my heart rejoice;
The thoughts of them shall make me glad
And shout with cheerful voice.



i O COME, loud anthems let us sing,
Loud thanks to our Almighty King;
For we our voices high should raise,
When our salvation's rock we praise.

2 Into His presence let us haste,

To thank him for his favours past;
To Him address, in joyful songs,
The praise that to His name belongs.

3 O let us to His courts repair,
And bow with adoration there;
Down on our knees devoutly all
Before the Lord our Maker fall.


Second Version. S. M.

1 COME, Sound His praise abroad;
And hymns of glory sing;
Jehovah is the Sovereign God,
The universal King.

2 He form'd the deeps unknown;
He gave the sea its bound;
The watery worlds are His alone,
And His the solid ground.

3 Come worship at His throne,
Come, bow before the Lord;
We are His work, and not our own;
He form'd us by his word.

4 To-day obey His voice,

Nor dare provoke His rod; Come, as the people of His choice, And own your gracious God.


C. M.

1 SING to the Lord, ye distant lands,
Ye tribes of ev'ry tongue :
His new-discover'd grace demands
A new and holy song.

2 Say to the nations-Jesus reigns,
God's own Almighty Son!

His pow'r the sinking world sustains,
And grace surrounds His throne.

3 Let an unusual joy surprise
The islands of the sea:

Ye mountains sink, ye valleys rise;
Prepare the Lord his way.


C. M.

1 Joy to the world, the Lord is come!
Let earth receive her King:

Let ev'ry heart prepare Him room;
Let all creation sing.

2 Ye saints, rejoice, the Saviour reigns!
In praise your tongues employ:
Floods, clap your hands; exult ye plains;
And shout, ye hills, for joy.

3 Behold, he comes! He comes to bless
The nations as their God;

To shew the world His righteousness, And send His truth abroad.

4 No more let sins and sorrows grow,
Nor thorns infest the ground:

He comes to make His blessings flow,
Far as the curse is found.

5 Joy to the world! the Lord is come!
Let earth receive her King:

Let every heart prepare Him room;
Let all creation sing.


S. M.

1 THE Lord Jehovah reigns!
Let all the nations fear:
Let sinners tremble at His throne,
And saints be humbled there.

2 The mighty Saviour reigns!
Let earth adore its Lord:
Angelic hosts around Him stand,

To hear and do his word.

3 In Zion is his throne;

His honours are divine;

The church shall make his wonders known, For there his glories shine.

4 Before Him prostrate fall,

And worship at his feet;
For perfect justice He maintains,
Enthroned on mercy's seat.

5 The Lord Jehovah reigns!
Let every creature fear;
Let sinners tremble at his throne,
And saints be humbled there.


1 ALL people that on earth do dwell,
Sing to the Lord with cheerful voice;
Him serve with fear, his praise forth tell;
Come ye before Him and rejoice.

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