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160.

C. M. 1. WHEN forth from Egypt's trembling strand

The tribes of Israel sped,
And Jacob in the stranger's land

Departing banners spread ;-
2. Then One, amid their thick array,

His kingly dwelling made,
And all along the desert way

Their guiding scepter swayed.
3. The sea beheld, and struck with dread,

Rolled all its billows back;
And Jordan, through his deepest bed,

Revealed their destined track.
4. What ailed thee, O thou mighty sea,

And rolled thy waves in dread ?
What bade thy tide, O Jordan, flee,

And bare its deepest bed ?
5. O earth, before the Lord the God

Of Jacob, tremble still;
Who makes the waste a watered sod,
The flint a gushing rill.

G. BURGESS.

161.

C. M.
1. Begin, my tongue, some heavenly theme,

And speak some boundless thing-
The mighty works, or mightier Name,

Of our eternal King.
2. Tell of His wondrous faithfulness,

And sound His power abroad;
Sing the sweet promise of His grace,

And the performing God.
3. Engraved, as in eternal brass,

The mighty promise shines;
Nor can the powers of darkness raze

Those everlasting lines.

is strong,

4. His very word of grace

As that which built the skies;
The voice that rolls the stars along

Speaks all the promises.
5. O, might I hear Thy heavenly tongue

But whisper, Thou art mine!
Those gentle words should raise my song

To notes almost divine.

WATTS.

162.

10s & Ils. 1. O PRAISE ye the Lord! prepare your glad voice,

His praise in the great assembly to sing,
In their great Creator let all men rejoice,

And heirs of salvation be glad in their King. 2. Let them His great name devoutly adore ;

In loud-swelling strains His praises express,
Who graciously opens His bountiful store,

Their wants to relieve, and his children to bless. 3. With glory adorned, His people shall sing

To God, who defense and plenty supplies ;
Their loud acclamations to Him, their great King,
Through earth shall be sounded, and reach to the

skies
4. Ye angels above, His glories who've sung,

In loftiest notes, now publish His praise : Wemortals, delighted, would borrow your tongue Would join in your numbers, and chant to your lays.

TATE, VARIED. 163.

10s & Ils.
1. Ye servants of God, your Master proclaim,

And publish abroad his wonderful name;
The name all-victorious of Jesus extol;

His kingdom is glorious; He rules over all. 2. God ruleth on high, almighty to save;

And still He is nigh: His presence we have ;
The great congregation His triumph shall sing,
Ascribing salvation to Jesus, our King.

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3. “ Salvation to God, who sits on the throne,” ..

Let all cry aloud, and honor the Son ;
The praises of Jesus the angels proclaim, ..

Fall down on their faces, and worship the Lamb. 4. Then let us adore, and give Him His right

All glory and power, and wisdom and might;
All honor and blessing, with angels above,

And thanks never ceasing, for infinite love, 164. 1. How dear is the thought, that the angels of God May bow their bright wings to the world they

once trod; Will leave the sweet songs of the mansions above,

To breathe o'er our bosoms some message of love! 2. They come, on the wings of the morning they come,

Impatient to lead some poor wanderer home;
Some sinner to save from his darkened abode,

And lay him to rest in the arms of his God. 3. They come when we wander, they come when we

pray,
In mercy to guard us wherever we stray ;
A glorious cloud their bright witness is given;

Encircling us here are these 'angels of heaven. 165. .

Ils & 8s. 1. The Lord is great! ye hosts of heaven, adore him,

And ye who tread this earthly ball;
In holy songs rejoice aloud before Him,

And shout His praise who made you all. 2. The Lord is great; His majesty how glorious !

Resound His praise from shore to shore;
O'er sin, and death, and hell, now made victorious,

He rules and reigns for evermore. 3. The Lord is great; His mercy how abounding !

Ye angels, strike your golden chords;
O, praise our God, with voice and harp resounding,
The King of kings and Lord of lords.

CHURCH PSALMODY.

166.

10s & Ils.
1. O, WORSHIP the King all-glorious above,

And gratefully sing His wonderful love
Our shield and defender, the Ancient of days,

Pavilioned in splendor and girded with praise. 2. O tell of His might, and sing of His grace,

Whose robe is the light, whose canopy, space;
His chariots of wrath the deep thunder-clouds form,

And dark is His path on the wings of the storm. 3. Thy bountiful care what tongue can recite ?

It breathes in the air, it shines in the light,
It streams from the hills, it descends to the plain,

And sweetly distills in the dew and the rain. 4. Frail children of dust, and feeble as frail,

In Thee do we trust, nor find Thee to fail,
Thy mercies how tender! how firm to the end !

Our Maker, Defender, Redeemer, and Friend. 5. Father Almighty, how faithful Thy love!

While angels delight to hymn Thee above,
The humblér creation, though feeble their lays,
With true adoration shall lisp to Thy praise.

Doxology. Ils & 8s.
All praise to the Father, all praise to the Son,

All praise to the Spirit, thrice blest,
The Holy, Eternal, Supreme Three in One,

Was, is, and shall be still addressed.

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1. ANGELS! assist to sing
The honors of

your

God;
Touch every tuneful string,

And sound His name abroad :
Come, pour the trembling notes along,
And swell the grand immortal song.

2. And ye of meaner birth!

Your joyful voices raise;
Inhabitants of earth!

Your great Creator praise :
Let your hosannas joyful rise,
And shake the earth, and pierce the skies.
3. Let day and dusky night,

In solemn order, join
His praises to recite,

And speak His power divine :
Let

every hill and every vale
Re-echo with the sacred tale.
4. Let every creature sing

The honors of our God;
Touch every tuneful string,

And spread His praise abroad:
Come, pour the trembling notes along;
And swell the universal song.

GEMS.

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1. To your Creator, God,

Your great Preserver, raise,
Ye creatures of His hand,

Your highest notes of praise :
Let every voice proclaim His power,
His name adore, and loud rejoice.
2. Let every creature join

To celebrate His name,
And all their various powers

Assist th' exalted theme:
Let nature raise, from every tongue,
A general song of grateful praise.
3. But oh! from human tongues

Should nobler praises flow;
And every thankful heart

With warm devotion glow;
Your voices raise above the rest;
Ye highly blest! declare His praise.

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