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1 BEFoRE Jehovah's awful throne,
Ye nations, bow with sacred joy:
Know that the Lord is God alone,
IIe 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 honors shall we rear,
Almighty Maker, to Thy Name 2
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 etermity Thy Love;
Firm as a rock Thy truth must stand,
When rolling years shall cease to move.
Isaac Watts. 1719. a.

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1 I’IL praise my Maker whilst I’ve breath;
And when my voice is lost in death,
Praise shall employ my nobler powers.
My days of praise shall ne'er be past
While life and thought and being last,
Or immortality endures.

2 Happy the man whose hopes rely
On Israel's God, who made the sky,
And earth, and seas, with all their train.
His truth forever stands secure;
He saves the opprest, He feeds the poor;
And none shall find His promise vain.
3 The Lord gives eye-sight to the blind;
The Lord supports the sinking mind;
He sends the laboring conscience peace:
He helps the stranger in distress,
The widow and the fatherless,
And grants the prisoner sweet release.
4 I’ll praise Him while He lends me breath;
And when my voice is lost in death,
Praise shall employ my nobler powers.
My days of praise shall ne'er be past,
While life and thought and being last,
Or immortality endures. Watts. 1719. a.

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1 CoME, sound His praise abroad,
And hymns of glory sing !
Jehovah is the sovereign God,
The universal King.
2 He formed the deeps unknown;
He gave the seas their bound;
The watery worlds are all His own,
And all the solid ground.
3 Come, worship at His throne;
Come, bow before the Lord.
We are His works, and not our own;
He formed us by His word.
4 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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1 PRAISE ye the Lord: 'tis good to raise
Our hearts and voices in His praise:
His nature and His works invite
To make this duty our delight.

2 The Lord builds up Jerusalem,
And gathers nations to His Name:
His mercy melts the stubborn soul,
And makes the broken spirit whole.

3 Great is our Lord, and great His might,
And all His glories infinite;
He crowns the meek, rewards the just,
And treads the wicked to the dust.

4 His saints are lovely in His sight;
He views His children with delight;
He sees their hope, He knows their fear,
And finds and loves His image there.
Watts. 1719. a.

PSALM 145. C. M.

1 LoNg as I live, I'll bless Thy Name,
God of eternal love .
My work and joy shall be the same,
In the bright world above.

2 Great is the Lord, His power unknown,
And let His praise be great:
I'll sing the honors of Thy throne,
Thy works of grace repeat.

3 Thy grace shall dwell upon my tongue;
And while my lips rejoice,
The men that hear my sacred song
Shall join their cheerful voice.

4 Fathers to sons shall teach Thy Name,
And children learn Thy ways;
Ages to come Thy truth proclaim,
And nations sound Thy praise.

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Thy glorious deeds of ancient date
Shall through the world be known:

Thine arm of power, Thy heavenly state,

With public splendor shown.

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The world is managed by Thy hands,
Thy saints are ruled by love;

And Thine eternal kingdom stands,
Though rocks and hills remove.

Watts. 1719. a 6 PSALM 145. L. M.

1 My God, my King, Thy various praise

Shall fill the remnant of my days:
Thy grace employ my humble tongue
Till death and glory raise the song.


The wings of every hour shall bear
Some thankful tribute to Thine ear;
And every setting sun shall see
New works of duty done for Thee.


Vast and unsearchable Thy ways,
Vast and immortal be Thy praise.

Watts. 171 2. Te Deum Laudamus. L.

1 THEE we adore, eternal Lord!
We praise Thy Name with one accord:
Thy saints, who here Thy goodness see,
Through all the world do worship Thee.

But who can speak Thy wondrous deeds?
Thy greatness all our thoughts exceeds.

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2 To Thee aloud all angels cry,
The heavens and all the powers on high:
Thee, holy, holy, holy King,
Lord God of hosts, they ever sing.

3 The apostles join the glorious throng:
The prophets swell the immortal song;
Thy martyrs' noble army raise
Eternal anthems to Thy praise.

4 From day to day, O Lord, do we
Highly exalt and honor Thee!
Thy Name we worship and adore,
World without end, for evermore :

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Vouchsafe, O Lord, we humbly pray,
To keep us safe from sin this day;
Have mercy, Lord! we trust in Thee;
Oh, let us ne'er confounded be
From Thomas Cotterill. 1810.

Nun danket alle Gott. 6, 7.

1 Now thank we all our God,
With grateful hearts and voices,
Who wondrous things hath done,
In whom His earth rejoices;
Who from our mother's arms
Hath blessed us on our way
With countless gifts of love,
And still is ours to-day.

2 0 may this bounteous God
Through all our life be near us,
With ever joyful hearts
And blessed peace to cheer us;
And keep us in His grace,
And guide us when perplexed,
And free us from all ills,
In this world and the next. 13

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