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2 Say to the nations, Jesus reigns,

God's own almighty Son;
His power the sinking world sustains,

And grace surrounds his throne.
3 Let heaven proclaim the joyful day,

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;
Ye mountains, sink, ye valleys, rise;

Prepare the Lord' his way.
5 Behold he comes, he comes to bless

The nations, as their God;
To show the world his righteousness,

And send his truth abroad.
6 But when his voice shall raise the dead,

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:
His glory let the heathens know;
His wonders to the nations show;

And all his saving works proclaim.
2 The heathens know thy glory, Lord,
The wondering nations read thy word ;

In these far climes Jehovah 's known:
Our worship shall no more be paid
To gods which mortal hands have made;

Our Maker is our God alone.
3 He framed the globe, he built the sky,
He made the shining worlds on high,

And reigns complete in glory there;
His beams are majesty and light;
His beauties how divinely bright!

His temple how divinely fair!
4 Come the great day, the glorious hour,

When earth shall feel his saving power,

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And barbarous nations fear his name ;
Then shall the race of men confess
The beauty of his holiness,
And in his courts his grace proclaim.
FIRST PART.

L. M. 97

Ver. 1–5. Christ coming to Judgment.
E reigns—the Lord, the Saviour reigns;

Praise him in :
Let the whole earth in songs rejoice;

And distant islands join their voice.
2 Deep are his counsels, and unknown;

But grace and truth support his throne:
Though gloomy clouds his ways surround,
Justice is their eternal ground.
S In robes of judgment, lo, he comes!

Shakes the wide earth, and cleaves the tombs;
Before him burns devouring fire!

The mountains melt, the seas retire! 4 His enemies, with sore dismay,

Fly from the sight and shun the day;
Then lift your heads, ye saints, on high,

And sing, for your redemption's nigh.
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SECOND PART.

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.
2 All ye bright armies of the skies,

Go worship where the Saviour lies;
Angels and kings, before him bow,
Those gods on high and gods below.
3 Let idols totter to the ground,
And their own worshippers confound;
But Judah shout, but Zion sing,

And earth confess her sovereign King.
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THIRD PART.

L. M.
Grace and Glory.
TH' Almighty reigns, exalted high
O’er all the earth, o'er all the sky;

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:
He guards the souls of all his friends,

And from the snares of hell defends. 3 Immortal light and joys unknown

Are for the saints in darkness sown ;
Those glorious seeds shall spring and rise,

And the bright harvest bless our eyes. 4 Rejoice, ye righteous, and record

The sacred honors of the Lord;
None but the soul that feels his grace

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,
His word, like fire, prepares

his

way,
And mountains melt to plains.
2 His presence sinks the proudest hills,

And makes the vallies rise;
The humble soul enjoys his smiles,

T'he haughty sinner dies.
3 The heavens his rightful power proclaim;

The idol gods around
Fill their own worshippers with shame,

And totter to the ground. 4 Adoring angels, at his birth,

Make the Redeemer known:
Thus shall he come to judge the earth,

And angels guard his throne.
5 His foes shall tremble at his sight,

And hills and seas retire;
His children take their unknown flight,

And leave the world on fire.
6 The seeds of joy and glory sown

For saints in darkness here,
Shall rise and spring in worlds unknown,

And a rich harvest bear.

FIRST PART.

C. M 98

Praise for the Gospel.
1
TO
O our almighty Maker, God,

New honors be addressed;
His great salvation shines abroad,

And makes the nations bless'd.
2 He spake the word to Abraham first;

His truth fulfills the grace ;
The Gentiles make his name their trust,

And learn his righteousness.
3 Let the whole earth his love proclaim,

With all her different tongues ;
And spread the honors of his name,
In melody and songs.
Second PART.

C. M. 98

The Messiah's Coming and Kingdom. 1 JOY to the world—the Lord is come!

Let earth receive her King : Let every heart prepare

him

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.
3 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.
4 He rules the world with truth and grace ;

And makes the nations prove
The glories of his righteousness,
And wonders of his love.
FIRST PART.

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 ;

men their

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Bright cherubs his attendants stand,

Swift to fulfill his word. 3 In Zion is his throne;

His honors are divine :
His church shall make his wonders known,

For there his glories shine. 4 How holy is his name!

How terrible his praise!
Justice, and truth, and judgment join
In all his works of grace.
Second PART.

S. M. 99

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.
2 When Israel was his church,

When Aaron was his priest,
When Moses cried, when Samuel prayed,

He gave his people rest.
3 Oft he forgave their sins,

Nor would destroy their race ;,
And oft he made his vengeance known,

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.

L. M. 100

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 ;

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