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His praise in the great
assembly to sing : In our great Creator
let Israel rejoice; And children of Sion
be glad in their King. 3, 4 Let them his great name
extol in the dance; With timbrel and harp
his praises express; Who always takes pleasure
his saints to advance, And with his salvation
the humble to bless. 5, 6 With glory adorn'd,
his people shall sing To God, who their beds
with safety does shield; Their mouths fill'd with praises
of him, their great King; Whilst a two-edg'd sword
their right hand shall wield; 7, 8 Just vengeance to take
for injuries past; To punish those lands
for ruin design'd; With chains, as their captives,
to tie their kings fast, With fetters of iron
their nobles to bind. 9 Thus shall they make good,
when them they destroy, The dreadful decree
which God does proclaim; Such honour and triumph
his saints shall enjoy : O therefore for ever exalt his great name.
PSALM CL. 1 PRAISE the Lord in that blest place,
from whence his goodness largely flows; Praise him in heaven, where he his face,
unveil'd, in perfect glory shows. 2 Praise him for all the mighty acts
which he in our behalf has done; His kindness this return exacts,
with which our praise should equal run. 3 Let the shrill trumpet's warlike voice
make rocks and bills his praise rebound: Praise him with harp's melodious noise,
and gentle psaltry's silver sound.
4 Let virgin troops soft timbrels bring,
and some with graceful motion dance; Let instruments of various string,
with organs join'd, his praise advance. 5 Let them who joyful hymns compose,
to cymbals set their songs of praise ; Cymbals of common use, and those
that loudly sound on solemn days. 6 Let all that vital breath enjoy,
the breath he does to them afford, In just returns of praise employ;
let every creature praise the Lord.
the God whom we adore,
As Psalm 25.
and Spirit, glory be;
As Psalm 100.
the God whom earth and heaven adore,
As Psalm 37.
and suff'ring saints on earth adore,
As Psalm 148.
As Psalm 149.
of every degree,
all praise be address'd
one God ever bless'd; As it has been, now is,
and always shall be.
HYMN 1. The Song of the Angels. For the Nativity of our blessed Lord and Saviour. Luke ii. verse 8---15.
VHILE shepherds watch'd their flocks by
all seated on the ground, The Angel of the Lord came down,
and glory shone around. 2 " Fear not,” said he, for mighty dread
had seiz'd their troubled mind; “ Glad tidings of great joy I bring
“ to you, and all mankind. 3 “ To you, in David's town, this day
“ is born, of David's line, “ The Saviour, who is Christ the Lord ;
" and this shall be the sign : 4 “ The Heavenly Babe you there shall find,
“ to human view display'd, “ All meanly wrapp'd in swathing bands,
“ and in a manger laid." 5 Thus spake the Seraph, and forthwith
appear’d a shining throng Of angels, praising God, who thus
address'd their joyful song: 6 " All glory be to God on high,
" and to the earth be peace;. “Good will, henceforth, from heaven to men, begin and never cease."
HYMN II. The Song of Men responsive to the Song of the
Angels. 1 THILE angels thus, O Lord, rejoice,
shall men no anthem raise?
O may we lose these useless tongues,
when we forget to praise !
and join the heavenly throng;
as we, to wake their song.
and peace on earth is given ;
with news of joy from heaven!
his rising beams adorn;
“ The promis'd Child is born !!!
by highest worlds is paid ;
and by our lives display'd;
where now our Saviour reigns;
FOR GOOD-FRIDAY. On the Sufferings of our blessed Lord and Saviour. 1
which heaven and earth amaze ? Wherefore do earthquakes cleave the ground?
why hides the sun his rays ?
and nature sympathize!
their Maker, Jesus, dies!
his all-atoning blood !
my Saviour and my God!
for me this death is borne ;
and pointed every thorn.
break, Lord, its tyrant.chain;
On the Resurrection.
FROM Whence these direfalomens round,
Let all with thankful hearts, agree
to keep the festival : 2 Not with the leaven, as of old,
of sin and malice fed ; But with unfeign'd sincerity,
and truth's unleaven'd bread. 3 Christ being rais'd by power Divine,
and rescu'd from the grave, Shall die no more ; death shall on him
no more dominion have. 4 For that he died, 'twas for our sins
he once vouchsaf'd to die : But that he lives, he lives to God
for all eternity. 5 So count yourselves as dead to sin,
but graciously restor'd, And made, henceforth, alive to God, through Jesus Christ our Lord.
For the same. 1 YHRIST from the dead is rais'd, and made
the First Fruits of the tomb For, as by man came death, by man
did resurrection come. 2 For, as in Adam all mankind
did guilt and death derive; So, by the righteousness of Christ,
shall all be made alive. 3 If then ye risen are with Christ,
seek only how to get The things which are above, where Christ at God's right hand is set.
FOR WHITSUNDAY. 1 NOME, Holy Ghost! Creator, come,
the souls of thine; Till every heart which thou hast made
be fill'd with grace divine. 2 Thou art the Comforter, the gift
of God, and fire of love; The everlasting spring of joy,
and unction from above.
God's law in each true heart;
dost heavenly speech impart.
thy sacred love embrace; Assist our minds, by nature frail,
with thy celestial grace: