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Lo, heaven and earth, and seas and skies,
In one melodious concert rise,

To swell th' inspiring theme.
2 Ye angels, catch the thrilling sound,
While all'th' adoring thrones around,

His boundless mercy sing :
Let every listening saint above
Wake all the tuneful soul of love,

And touch the sweetest string.
3 Let every element rejoice;
Ye thunders, burst with awful voice,

To him who bids you roll :
His praise in softer notes declare,
Each whispering breeze of yielding air,

And breathe it to the soul.
4 Whate'er a blooming world contains,
That wings the air, that skims the plains,

United praise bestow :
Ye myriads, sound his awful name
To heaven aloud ; and roar acclaim,

Ye swelling deeps below.
5 Let man, by nobler passions swayed,
The feeling heart, the judging head

In heavenly praise employ; Spread his tremendous name around, Till heaven's broad arch rings back the sound, The general burst of joy.

Ogilvie. 149 The Saints judging the World. C. M. 1 ALL ye that love the Lord, rejoice,

And let your songs be new;
Amidst the church, with cheerful voice,

His later wonders show.
2 The Jews, the people of his grace,

Shall their Redeemer sing;
And Gentile nations join the praise,

While Zion owns her King.
3 The Lord takes pleasure in the just,

Whom sinners treat with scorn; The meek, that lie despised in dust,

Salvation shall adorn.

4 Saints should be joyful in their King,

E’en on a dying bed ;
And, like the souls in glory, sing,

For God shall raise the dead.
5 Then his high praise shall fill their tongues,

Their hand shall wield the sword; And vengeance shall attend their

The vengeance of the Lord.
6 When Christ the judgment seat ascends,

And bids the world appear,
Thrones are prepared for all his friends,

Who humbly loved him here.
7 Then shall they rule, with iron rod,

Nations that dared rebel :
And join the sentence of their God,

On tyrants doomed to hell.
8 The royal sinners, bound in chains,

New triumphs shall afford :
Such honor for the saints remains :-

Praise ye and love the Lord. 150 Ver. 1, 2, 6. A Song of Praise. C. M. 1 In God's own house pronounce his praise : To heaven your joy and wonder raise;

For there his glory dwells. 2 Let all your sacred passions move,

While you rehearse his deeds : But the great work of saving love

Your highest praise exceeds.
3 All that have motion, life, and breath,

Proclaim your Maker bless'd;
Yet when my voice expires in death,

My soul shall praise him best.





Assembling for Worship.

L. M. 1 AV

WAY from every mortal care,

Away from earth our souls retreat; We leave this worthless world afar,

And wait and worship near thy seat. 2 Lord, in the temple of thy grace

We see thy feet, and we adore; We gaze upon thy lovely face,

And learn the wonders of thy power.
3 While here our various wants we mourn,

United groans ascend on high ;
And prayer brings back a quick return

Of blessings in variety.
4 If Şatan rage, and sin grow strong,

Here we receive some cheering word; We gird the gospel armor on,

To fight the battles of the Lord. 5 Or if our spirit faints and dies,

(Our conscience galled with inward stings) Here doth the righteous Sun arise,

With healing beams beneath his wings. 6 Father, my soul would still abide

Within thy temple, near thy side; But if my feet must hence depart,

Still keep thy dwelling in my heart. Watts, 2 The Blessing of God implored. C. M. 1

IN thy great name, Lord, we come
Oh pour thy Holy Spirit down
On all that now shall meet.


2 We come to hear Jehovah speak,

To hear the Saviour's voice;
Thy face and favor, Lord, we seek;

Now make our hearts rejoice.
3 Teach us to pray and praise-to hear

And understand thy word;
To feel thy blissful presence near,

And trust our living Lord.
4 Let sinners now thy goodness prove,

And saints rejoice in thee; Let rebels be subdued by love, And to the Saviour flee.

Hoskins. 3 Divine Aid sought.

7s. 1 LO

ORD, we come before thee now,

At thy feet we humbly bow; Oh do not our suit disdain ;

Shall we seek thee, Lord, in vain ? 2 Lord, on thee our souls depend;

In compassion now descend ;
Fill our hearts with thy rich grace,

Tune our lips to sing thy praise. 3 In thine own appointed way,

Now we seek thee, here we stay;
Lord, we know not how to go,

Till a blessing thou bestow.
4 Send some message from thy word,

That may peace and joy afford;
Let thy Spirit now impart
Full salvation to each heart.

Hammond. 4 Social Worship.

C.M. 10 LORD, our languid souls inspire, Send down a coal of heavenly fire,

To warm each waiting heart.
2 Show us some token of thy love,

Our fainting hope to raise ;
And pour thy blessing from above,

That we may render praise.
3 The feeling heart, the melting eye,

The humble mind bestow;

And shine upon us from on high,

To make our graces grow. 4 May we in faith receive thy word,

In faith present our prayers ; And in the presence of our Lord

Unbosom all our cares. 5 And may the gospel's joyful sound,

Enforced by mighty grace, Awaken many sinners round To come and fill the place.

Newton. 5 Social Worship.

C. M. 10 THO! in whom thy saints are one, In this short hour of prayer and praise,

A glimpse of heaven and thee.
2 While with one heart and one desire,

Low at thy feet we kneel,
Oh warm our hearts with heavenly love,

And all thy grace reveal.
3 Thy gracious presence, Lord, alone

Can make our worship bless’d,
Drive from our thoughts a vexing world,

And lay our griefs to rest.
4 Descend and bless our waiting souls,

And meet us as thine own; And fit us to ascend and praise

Before th' eternal throne. 6 Assembling for Worship.

L. M 1

in ;
We plead the promise of thy word ;
We gather now to seek thy face,

may thy presence fill the place.
2 When ’mid the sad, forsaken band
Of thy disciples thou didst stand,
Thy voice, divinely speaking “ Peace,”

Bade doubt and fear and sorrow cease. 3 Now may we hear the voice of love

Speak peace and pardon from above ;
Sweet intercourse with Jesus find,
And prove him powerful, faithful, kind.

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