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2 Say to the nations, Jesus reigns,
God's own almighty Son;
And grace surrounds his throne.
Joy through the earth be seen; Let cities shine in bright array,
And fields in cheerful green. 4 Let an unusual joy surprise
The islands of the sea;
Prepare the Lord' his way.
The nations, as their God;
And send his truth abroad.
And bid the world draw near; How will the guilty nations dread
To see their Judge appear. 96
The God of the Gentiles. L. P. M. 1 ET all the earth their voices raise,
To sing and bless Jehovah's name:
And all his saving works proclaim.
In these far climes Jehovah 's known:
Our Maker is our God alone.
And reigns complete in glory there;
His temple how divinely fair!
When earth shall feel his saving power,
And barbarous nations fear his name ;
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Ver. 1–5. Christ coming to Judgment.
Praise him in :
And distant islands join their voice.
But grace and truth support his throne:
Shakes the wide earth, and cleaves the tombs;
The mountains melt, the seas retire! 4 His enemies, with sore dismay,
Fly from the sight and shun the day;
And sing, for your redemption's nigh.
L. M. Ver. 6–9. Christ's Incarnation. 1 THE CHE Lord is come: the heavens proclaim
His birth; the nations learn his name: An unknown star directs the road
Of eastern sages to their God.
Go worship where the Saviour lies;
And earth confess her sovereign King.
Though clouds and darkness vail his feet,
His dwelling is the mercy-seat. 2 O ye that love his holy name,
Hate every work of sin and shame:
And from the snares of hell defends. 3 Immortal light and joys unknown
Are for the saints in darkness sown ;
And the bright harvest bless our eyes. 4 Rejoice, ye righteous, and record
The sacred honors of the Lord;
Can triumph in his holiness. 97 Ver. 1, 3, 5–7, 11. Christ our King and Judge. C. M. 1 ;
ET earth, with every isle and sea,
And makes the vallies rise;
T'he haughty sinner dies.
The idol gods around
And totter to the ground. 4 Adoring angels, at his birth,
Make the Redeemer known:
And angels guard his throne.
And hills and seas retire;
And leave the world on fire.
For saints in darkness here,
And a rich harvest bear.
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Praise for the Gospel.
New honors be addressed;
And makes the nations bless'd.
His truth fulfills the grace ;
And learn his righteousness.
With all her different tongues ;
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The Messiah's Coming and Kingdom. 1 JOY to the world—the Lord is come!
Let earth receive her King : Let every heart prepare
room, And heaven and nature sing. 2 Joy to the earth-the Saviour reigns! Let
songs employ; While fields and foods, rocks, hills and plains,
Repeat the sounding joy.
Nor thorns infest the ground;
Far as the curse is found.
And makes the nations prove
S. M. Christ's Kingdom and Majesty. 1 THE God, Jehovah, reigns!
Let all the nations fear; Let sinners tremble at his throne,
And saints be humble there. 2 Jesus, the Saviour, reigns ;
Let earth adore its Lord ;
Bright cherubs his attendants stand,
Swift to fulfill his word. 3 In Zion is his throne;
His honors are divine :
For there his glories shine. 4 How holy is his name!
How terrible his praise!
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A holy God worshipped with Reverence. 1 "XALT the Lord our God,
And worship at his feet; His nature is all holiness,
And mercy is his seat.
When Aaron was his priest,
He gave his people rest.
Nor would destroy their race ;,
When they abused his grace. 4 Exalt the Lord our God,
Whose grace is still the same: Still he's a God of holiness, And jealous for his name. FIRST PART.
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Praise to our Creator. 1 YE nations round the earth, rejoice
Before the Lord, your sovereign King ; Serve him with cheerful heart and voice;
With all your tongues his glory sing. 2 The Lord is God ;—tis he alone
Doth life and breath and being give; We are his work, and not our own,
The sheep that'on his pastures live. 3 Enter his gates with songs of joy;
With praises to his courts repair ;