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Praise to thee from every tongue;
Join the universal song.
2 For ten thousand blessings given,
For the hope of future joy,
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God's Perfections, and his Love to the Righteous. Ps. calvii.
1 PRAISE ye the Lord; 'tis good to raise
Our hearts and voices in his praise :
2 He formed the stars, those heavenly flames;
He counts their numbers, calls their names; His wisdom's vast, and knows no bound; His counsels are a deep profound.
3 Great is the Lord, and great his might;
Kind are his ways, his judgments right:
His saints are precious in his sight;
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Solemn Call to Praise.
And in his strength rejoice;
Exalted be our voice,
Let knowledge lead the song;
Upon a thoughtless tongue.
How wide his power extends!
The universe depends.
Come, bow before his face;
88. L. M. God's Names, the Encouragement of Faith. Ps. ix. 10.
1 Sing to the Lord, who loud proclaims
His various and his saving names;
The eternal all-sufficient Lord;
3 Awake, our noblest powers, to bless
The God of Abram, God of peace; Now by a dearer title known, Father and God of Christ his Son.
4 Through every age his gracious ear
Is open to his servants' prayer;
5 What unbelieving heart shall dare
In whispers to suggest a fear,
6 To thee our souls in faith arise,
To thee we lift expecting eyes,
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The Sabbath of the Soul.
Of earth and folly born! .
From this celestial mom.
2 To-morrow will be time enough
To feel your harsh control;
The sabbath of the soul.
3 Sleep, sleep for ever, guilty thoughts !
Let fires of vengeance die;
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Close of the Evening Service.
And, as the setting sun
Our parting beams be gone.
Our sacred rites attend;
Till life's short journey end :
Our virtue still improve;
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Thanksgiving for Divine Mercy. 1 SOVEREIGN Lord of light and glory!
Author of our mortal frame!
2 Kind dispenser of each blessing
Which surrounds the human race!
3 Thus, with humble adoration,
We attend before thy throne;
4 In thy every dispensation,
Love and mercy we descry;
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Religious Worship. Ps. xcii.
To praise thy name, give thanks and sing;
2 Sweet is the day of sacred rest,
When eartbly cares forsake the breast, When our best powers to God we raise, And the whole hearts' attuned to praise.
3 Our souls shall triumph in the Lord,
And bless his works and bless his word: His works of grace, how bright they shine!!
How deep his counsels, how divine! 4 Lord, may we walk with growing strength:
Till all shall meet in heaven at length,