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2 Know, that the Lord is God alone ;
He made and claims us for His own,

His creatures for Himself designed ;
We are the sheep of Israel's fold,
The flock He hath redeemed of old ;

His people now is all mankind.
3 O enter then His courts with praise,
Press to the channels of His grace,

With joyful thanks your God proclaim :
Give Him the glory of His love,
And praise Him, like the hosts above,

And bless His all-redeeming name.
4 Praise Him, the faithful Lord and good !
His mercy hath for ages stood ;

His mercy stands for ever sure :
His steadfast truth shall never fail,
His word and oath unchangeable

Through all eternity endure. 24

11-10. 11-10.6 TOME, ye disconsolate, where'er ye languish,

u Come, at the mercy-seat fervently kneel; Here bring your wounded hearts, here tell your

anguish, Earth has no sorrow that Heaven cannot heal. 2 Here dwells the Father; love's waters are streaming

pure ; 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.'

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Watts. 1719.
Psalm lxxxiv.
LOW pleasant, how divinely fair,

H O Lord of Hosts, Thy dwellings are !
With long desire my spirit faints

To meet the assemblies of Thy saints. , 2 My flesh would rest in Thine abode ;

My panting heart cries out for God :
My God! My King! why should I be

So far from all my joys, and Thee ?
3 Blest are the saints who sit on high,

Around Thy throne of majesty ;
Thy brightest glories shine above,

And all their work is praise and love. 4 Blest are the souls who find a place

Within the temple of Thy grace;
Here they behold Thy gentler rays,

And seek Thy face, and learn Thy praise. 5 Blest are the men whose hearts are set

To find the way to Zion's gate ;
God is their strength, and through the road

They lean upon their helper God.
6 Cheerful they walk with growing strength,

Till all shall meet in heaven at length;
Till all before Thy face appear,
And join in nobler worship there.

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S.M. S. STENNETT. 1787.
TOW charming is the place

H Where my Redeemer God
Unveils the beauties of His face,

And sheds His love abroad !
Not the fair palaces

To which the great resort,
Are once to be compared with this,

Where Jesus holds His court.


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3 Here, on the mercy-seat,

With radiant glory crowned,
Our joyful eyes behold Him sit,

And smile on all around.
4 To Him their prayers and cries

Each humble soul presents :
He listens to their broken sighs,

And grants them all their wants.
5 To them His sovereign will

He graciously imparts;
And, in return, accepts, with smiles,

The tribute of their hearts.
6 Give me, O Lord, a place

Within Thy blest abode ;
Among the children of Thy grace,
The servants of my God.


Watts. 1719. LOW did my heart rejoice to hear

1 My friends devoutly say, 'In Zion let us all appear,

And keep the solemn day!'
2 I love her gates, I love the road ;

The church, adorned with grace,
Stands like a palace, built for God,

To show His milder face.
3 Up to her courts with joys unknown,

The holy tribes repair ;
The Son of David holds His throne,

And sits in judgment there.
4 He hears our praises and complaints ;

And while His awful voice
Divides the sinners from the saints,

We tremble and rejoice.
5 Peace be within this sacred place,

And joy a constant guest !
With holy gifts and heavenly grace

Be her attendants blest!

6 My soul shall pray for Zion still,

While life or breath remains ;
There my best friends, my kindred dwell,

There God, my Saviour, reigns.

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Watts. 1709.
TAR from our thoughts, vain world, begone,
T Let our religious hours alone;
Let us by faith the Saviour see :

We wait a visit, Lord, from Thee.
2 Oh, warm our hearts with holy fire,

And kindle there a pure desire :
Come, gracious Saviour, from above,

And feed our souls with heavenly love. 3 Bless'd Jesus, what delicious fare !

How sweet Thy entertainments are !
Never did angels taste above,

Redeeming grace, and dying love. 4 Hail, great Immanuel, all divine !

In Thee Thy Father's glories shine :
Let saints and angels join to praise
The riches of redeeming grace.

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Watts. 1719.
Psalm xlviii.
MREAT is the Lord our God,

U And let His praise be great;
He makes His churches His abode,
His most delightful seat.
These temples of His grace,
How beautiful they stand !
The honours of our native place,

And bulwarks of our land.
In Zion God is known

A refuge in distress ;
How bright has His salvation shone

Through all her palaces !

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4 In every new distress

We'll to His house repair ;
We'll think upon His wondrous grace,

And seek deliverance there. 5 Far as Thy name is known

The world declares Thy praise ;
Thy saints, O Lord, before Thy throne,

Their songs of honour raise. 6 The God we worship now,

Will guide us till we die,
Will be our God while here below,
And ours above the sky.
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Watts. 1719.
T ORD of the worlds above !
U How pleasant and how fair
The dwellings of Thy love,

Thy earthly temples, are !
To Thine abode my heart aspires,

With warm desires to see my God. 2 O happy souls that pray

Where God delights to hear !
O happy men that pay

Their constant service there!
• They praise Thee still; and happy they

Who love the way to Zion's hill !
3 They go from strength to strength,

Through this dark vale of tears,
Till each o'ercomes at length,

Till each in heaven appears :
O glorious seat! Thou God, our King,

Shalt thither bring our willing feet. 4 God is our sun and shield,

Our light and our defence !
With gifts His hands are filled,

We draw our blessings thence :
He shall bestow upon our race
His saving grace, and glory too.

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