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DEFORE Jehovah's awful throne,
D 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.

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L.M.

HOPKINS. 1562.
LL 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 O 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.

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S.M.

Watts. 1719
NYOME, sound His praise abroad,

U 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.

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10s & 11s. C. Wesley. 1744 VE servants of God, your Master proclaim,

I And publish abroad His wonderful name, The name all victorious of Jesus extol ; .

His kingdom is glorious, and rules over all. 2 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.

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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 0 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.

4-68 & 2-88. C. WESLEY. 1763. VOUNG 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.
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.

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11-10. 11-10.2 DRAISE ye Jehovah! Praise the Lord most I 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!

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L.M. TATE & BRADY. 1698.

Psalm xcv.
COME, loud anthems let us sing,
U 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 For 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 O 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.

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C.M.

STEELE. 1760. VE humble souls, approach your God,

1 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

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L.M. 6 lines, triplets. C. Wesley. 1854.
VE sons of men, lift up your voice,
1 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 sing to Christ the Lord.

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