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.

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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.

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Common Measure.
TO Father, Son, and Holy Ghost,

the God whom we adore,
Be glory, as it was, is now, ,
and shall be evermore.

As Psalm 25.
To God the Father, Son,

and Spirit, glory be;
As 'twas, and is, and shall be so
to all eternity.

As Psalm 100.
To Father, Son, and Holy Ghost,

the God whom earth and heaven adore,
Be glory, as it was of old,
is now, and shall be evermore,

As Psalm 37.
To Father, Son, and Holy Ghost,
The God whom heaven's triumphant host,

and suff'ring saints on earth adore,
Be glory, as in ages past,
As now it is, and so shall last
when time itself shall be no more.

As Psalm 148.
To God the Father, Son,
And Spirit ever bless'd,
Eternal Three in One,
All worship be address'd;

As heretofore

And shall be so
For evermore.

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As Psalm 149.
By angels in heaven

of every degree,
And saints upon earth,

all praise be address'd
To God in three persons,

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?

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O may we lose these useless tongues,

when we forget to praise !
2 Then let us swell responsive notes,

and join the heavenly throng;
For angels no such love have known

as we, to wake their song.
3 Good will to sinful dust is shown,

and peace on earth is given ;
For lo! th' incarnate Saviour comes,

with news of joy from heaven!
4 Mercy and truth, with sweet accord,

his rising beams adorn;
Let heaven and earth in concert sing,

“ The promis'd Child is born !!!
5 Glory to God, in highest strains,

by highest worlds is paid ;
Be glory, then, by us proclaim'd,

and by our lives display'd;
6 Till we attain those blissful realms

where now our Saviour reigns;
To rival these celestial choirs
in their immortal strains !


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 ?
2 Well may the earth astonish'd shake,

and nature sympathize!
The sun as darkest night be black !

their Maker, Jesus, dies!
3 Behold fast streaming from the tree

his all-atoning blood !
Is this the Infinite ? 'tis he,

my Saviour and my God!
4 For me these pangs his soul assail,

for me this death is borne ;
My sins gave sharpness to the nail,

and pointed every thorn.
5 Let sin no more my soul enslave,

break, Lord, its tyrant.chain;
O save me, whom thou cam'st to save,
nor bleed, nor die in vain!


On the Resurrection.
1 INCE Christ our Passover is slain,
sacrifice for all ;

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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.
3 Thy gifts are manifold, thou writ'st

God's law in each true heart;
The promise of the Father, thou

dost heavenly speech impart.
4 Enlighten our dark souls, till they

thy sacred love embrace; Assist our minds, by nature frail,

with thy celestial grace:


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