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2 Know, that the Lord is God alone;
His creatures for Himself designed;
His people now is all mankind.
3 O enter then His courts with praise,
With joyful thanks your God proclaim:
And bless His all-redeeming name.
4 Praise Him, the faithful Lord and good!
His mercy stands for ever sure:
Through all eternity endure.
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COME, ye disconsolate, where'er ye languish,
2 Here dwells the Father; love's waters are
Forth from the throne of God, plenteous and Come to His temple for mercy redeeming; Earth has no sorrow that He cannot cure.
3 Here waits the Saviour, all gentle and loving,
Ready to meet us, His grace to reveal: On Him cast the burden, trustfully coming; Earth has no sorrow that Christ cannot heal.
4 Here speaks the Comforter, Light of the straying,
Hope of the penitent, Advocate sure, Joy of the desolate! tenderly saying,,
'Earth has no sorrow My grace cannot cure.'
HOW pleasant, how divinely fair,
2 My flesh would rest in Thine abode;
3 Blest are the saints who sit on high,
4 Blest are the souls who find a place
5 Blest are the men whose hearts are set
God is their strength, and through the road
6 Cheerful they walk with growing strength,
And join in nobler worship there.
,vU (314) S.M. 8. Stennett. 1787.
HOW charming is the place
2 Not the fair palaces
To which the great resort,
3 Here, on the mercy-seat,
Our joyful eyes behold Him sit,
4 To Him their prayers and cries
He listens to their broken sighs,
5 To them His sovereign will
And, in return, accepts, writh smiles,
6 Give me, 0 Lord, a place
Among the children of Thy grace,
(3ii) CM. Watts. 1719.
HOW did my heart rejoice to hear
And keep the solemn day!'
The church, adorned with grace,
To show His milder face.
The holy tribes repair;
And sits in judgment there.
And while His awful voice
We tremble and rejoice.
And joy a constant guest!
Be her attendants blest!
G My soul shall pray for Zion still,
/CO (320) L.M. Watts. 1709.
FAR from our thoughts, vain world, begone,
2 Oh, warm our hearts with holy fire,
3 Bless'd Jesus, what delicious fare!
4 Hail, great Immanuel, all divine!
2a (817) S.M. Watts. 1719.
GREAT is the Lord our God, „
2 These temples of His grace,
The honours of our native place, ,
And bulwarks of our land.
3 In Zion God is known
How bright has His salvation shone
4 In every new distress
We'll think upon His wondrous grace,
5 Far as Thy name is known
Thy saints, O Lord, before Thy throne,
6 The God we worship now.
Will be our God while here below,
4-6s & 2-8s. Watts. 1719,
LORD of the worlds above!
2 O happy souls that pray
Where God delights to hear!
Their constant service there!
3 They go from strength to strength,
Through this dark vale of tears,
Till each in heaven appears:
4 God is our sun and shield,
Our light and our defence!
We draw our blessings thence: