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BEFORE Jehovah's awful throne,
Ye nations bow with sacred joy;
Know that the Lord is God alone,
He can create, and He destroy.

2 His sovereign power, without our aid,

Made Us of clay, and formed us men; And when like wandering sheep we strayed, He brought us to His fold again.

3 We are His people, we His care,

Our souls and all our mortal frame:
What lasting honours shall we rear,
Almighty Maker, to Thy name?

4 We'll crowd Thy gates with thankful songs,

High as the heavens our voices raise; And earth, with her ten thousand tongues, Shall fill Thy courts with sounding praise.

5 Wide as the world is Thy command;

Vast as eternity Thy love;
Firm as a rock Thy truth shall stand,
When rolling years shall cease to move.

L.M. Hopkins. 15G2.

ALL people that on earth do dwell,
Sing to the Lord with cheerful voice;
Him serve with fear, His praise forth tell;
Come ye before Him and rejoice.

2 Know ye, the Lord is God indeed;

Without our aid He did us make;
We are His flock, He doth us feed;
And for His sheep He doth us take.

3 0 enter, then, His gates with praise,

Approach with joy His courts unto;
Praise, laud, and bless His name always,
For it is seemly so to do.

4 For why? the Lord our God is good,

His mercy is for ever sure;
His truth at all times firmly stood,
And shall from age to age endure.

5 To Father, Son, and Holy Ghost,

The God whom heaven and earth adore,
From men and from the angel host,
Be praise and glory evermore.


(414) S.M. Watts. 1719.

COME, sound His praise abroad,
And hymns of glory sing;
Jehovah is the sovereign God,

The universal King.
Praise ye the Lord. Hallelujah!

He formed the deeps unknown;
He gave the seas their bound;
The watery worlds are all His own,
And all the solid ground.

Come, worship at His throne;
Come, bow before the Lord:
We are His works, and not our own;
He formed us by His word.

To-day attend His voice,
Nor dare provoke His rod;
Come, like the people of His choice,
And own your gracious God.

10s & lis. C. Wesley. 1744

YE servants of God, your Master proclaim,
And publish abroad His wonderful name,
The name all victorious of Jesus extol; .
His kingdom is glorious, and rules over all.

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.


3 'Salvation to God, who sits on the throne/— Let all cry aloud, and honour the Son!

Our Jesus's praises 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 honour and blessing, with angels above,
And thanks never-ceasing, and infinite love.

5 O Jesus, lead on Thy militant care,

And give us the crown of righteousness there,—
Where dazzled with glory the seraphim gaze,
Or prostrate adore Thee in silence of praise.

1 <) 4-6s & 2-8s. C. Wesley. 1768.

YOUNG men and maidens, raise
Your tuneful voices high;
Old men and children, praise
The Lord of earth and sky;
Him Three in One, and One in Three,
Extol to all eternity.

2 The universal King

Let all the world proclaim;
Let every creature sing

His attributes and name!
Him Three in One, and One in Three,
Extol to all eternity.

3 In His great name alone

All excellencies meet,
Who sits upon the throne,

And shall for ever sit:
Him Three in One, and One in Three,
Extol to all eternity.

4 Glory to God belongs;

Glory to God be given,
Above the noblest songs

Of all in earth or heaven!
Him Three in One, and One in Three,
Extol to all eternity.

20 11-10. 11-10.^

PRAISE ye Jehovah! Praise the Lord most holy, [the weak;

Who cheers the contrite, girds with strength Praise Him who will with glory crown the lowly, And with salvation beautify the meek.

2 Praise ye the Lord, for all His lovingkindness,

And all the tender mercies He hath shown:

Praise Him who pardons all our sin and blindness

And calls us sons, and takes us for His own.

3 Praise ye Jehovah! Source of all our blessing,—

Before His gifts earth's richest boons are dim: Resting in Him, His peace and joy possessing, All things are ours, for we have all in Him.

4 Praise ye the Father! God the Lord, who gave us,

With full and perfect love, His only Son; Praise ye the Son, who died Himself to save us; Praise ye the Spirit! Praise the Three in One!

2\ L.M. Tate & Brady. 1698.

Psalm Iov.

0COME, loud anthems let us sing,
Loud thanks to our Almighty King;
For we our voices high should raise,
When our salvation's Rock we praise.

2 Into His presence let us haste,

To thank Him for His favours past;
To Him address, in joyful songs,
The praise that to His name belongs.

3 Por God, the Lord, enthroned in state,
Is with unrivalled glory great;

The hills' great strength is in His hand,
He made the sea, He fixed the land.

4 0 let us to His courts repair,
And bow with adoration there;
Low on our knees, devoutly, all
Before the Lord our Maker fall:

5 For He's our God, our Shepherd He,
The flock of His rich pasture we; •
To-day, then, like His flock draw near,
To-day—if you His voice will hear.

2/Z (26) C.M. Steele. 1760.

YE humble souls, approach your God,
With songs of sacred praise,
For He is good, immensely good,
And kind are all His ways.

2 All nature owns His guardian care,

In Him we live and move;
But nobler benefits declare
The wonders of His love.

3 He gave His Son, His only Son,

To ransom rebel worms;
'Tis here He makes His goodness known
In its diviner forms.

4 To this dear refuge, Lord, we come;

'Tis here our hope relies ;—

A safe defence, a peaceful home,

When storms of trouble rise.

5 Thine eye beholds, with kind regard,

The souls who trust in Thee;
Their humble hope Thou wilt reward
With bliss divinely free.

6 Great God! to Thy almighty love

What honours shall we raise?
Not all the raptured songs above
Can render equal praise.


L.M. 6 lines, triplets. C. Wesley. 185-1.

"\TEi sons of men, lift up your voice,
X Ye nations of the earth, rejoice,

In God rejoice, with one accord!
Bow all your hearts before His face,
Adore Him for creating grace,

And shout and sins' to Christ the Lord.

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