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Him serve with fear, His praise forth tell, Come ye be · fore Him and re-joice.

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1 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 The Lord ye know is God indeed,

Without our aid He did us make; We are His folk, 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.

William Kethe, 1560

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(OD Himself is with us:

2 Thou pervadest all things: J Let us now adore Him,

Let Thy radiant beauty
And with reverence come before Him. Light mine eyes to see my duty;
God is here among us:

As the tender flowers
All distractions end we,

Eagerly unfold them,
And ourselves in homage bend we.

To the sunlight calmly hold them,
God to name,

So let me
God to claim,

Quietly
Renders us most lowly,

In Thy rays imbue me,
Makes our hearts His wholly.

Let Thy light shine through me. 3 Most majestic Being!

May I rightly praise Thee,

And to Thy high service raise me;
May I, as Thine angels,

In Thy presence place me,
That each moment I may face Thee,

And in all,

Great and small,
Seek to do most nearly
That Thou lovest dearly.

Gerhard Tersteegen, 17:19;
tr. Henry S. Coffin, 191

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BEHOLD us, Lord, a little space

From daily tasks set free, And met within Thy holy place

To rest awhile with Thee.

2 Yet these are not the only walls

Wherein Thou mayst be sought;
On homeliest work Thy blessing falls

In truth and patience wrought.

3 Thine is the loom, the forge, the mart,

The wealth of land and sea, The worlds of science and of art,

Revealed and ruled by Thee.

4 Then let us prove our heavenly birth

In all we do and know,
And claim the kingdom of the earth

For Thee, and not Thy foe.

5 Work shall be prayer, if all be wrought

As Thou wouldst have it done,
And prayer, by Thee inspired and taught,
Itself with work be one.

John Ellerton, 1870

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3 Most majestic Being!

May I rightly praise Thee,

And to Thy high service raise me;
May I, as Thine angels,

In Thy presence place me,
That each moment I may face Thee,

And in all,
Great and small,
Seek to do most nearly
That Thou lovest dearly.

Gerhard Tersteegen, 1729;

tr. Henry S. Coffin, 1909

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5 Work shall be prayer, if all be wrought

As Thou wouldst have it done,
And prayer, by Thee inspired wd taught,
Itself with work be one.

John Ellerton, 1870

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