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1 WHAT of truth we have been hearing,
Fix, O Lord, in every heart;
In the day of thy appearing,
May we share thy people's part.

2 Truth! how sacred is the treasure!
Teach us, Lord, its worth to know;
Vain the hope, and short the pleasure,
Which from other sources flow.

3 Till we leave this world forever,
May we live beneath thine eye;
This our aim, our sole endeavor,
Thine to live, and thine to die.

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Prayer for a Blessing.

1 GLORIOUS in thy saints appear;
Plant thy heavenly kingdom here;
Light and life to all impart;
Shine on each believing heart;—

2 And, in every grace complete,
Make us, Lord, for glory meet;
Till we stand before thy sight,
Partners with the saints in light.



Seven Syllable Metre.

ALL who vital breath enjoy,

In God's praise that breath employ,
And in one great chorus join;

Praise, O praise the name divine.

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BURST into praise, my soul! all nature join!
Angels and men in harmony combine;
While human years are measured by the sun,
And while eternity its course shall run.

VII. Eleven Syllable Metre.

COME, let us adore Him, come, bow at his feet; O give him the glory, the praise that is meet; Let joyful hosannas unceasing arise,

And join the full chorus that gladdens the skies.

It was thought unnecessary to give Doxologies in any other than the above simple metres. An easy transition may be made from other metres into one of these. The Long Metre Doxology may be sung with a hymn in Long Metre Six Lines; the Seven Syllable Metre Doxology may be sung with a hymn in Eight and Seven Syllable Metre; and so on, according to the taste and discretion of the Minister or Choir.



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