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Let hallelujahs to the skies,
With ocean's everlasting sound,
The voice of many waters, rise,
Day without night, as time goes round.
Come from the East with gifts, ye kings,
With gold, and frankincense, and myrrh.
Where'er the morning spreads her wings,
Let man to GOD his vows prefer.
Come from the West, the bond, the free;
His easy service make your choice.
Ye isles of the Pacific Sea,
Like halcyon-nests, in GOD rejoice.
Come from the South; through desert sands
A highway for the LORD prepare;
Let Ethiopia stretch her hands,
And Libya pour her soul in prayer.
Come from the North; let Europe raise
In all her languages one song;
Give God the glory, power, and praise,
That to His holy name belong.
For He hath bowed the heavens above,
And at His feet the mountains flowed ;
He came, but not in wrath,-in love,
To make with men His pure abode.
With smiles, O earth! thy Maker meet;
Nations, before your Saviour fall;
Redemption is in Him complete;
The Gospel now is preached to all.
THOUSANDS, O LORD of Hosts! this day
Around Thine altar meet;
And tens of thousands throng to pay
Their homage at Thy feet.
They see Thy power and glory there,
As I have seen them too;
They read, they hear, they join in prayer,
As I was wont to do.
They sing Thy deeds, as I have sung,
In sweet and solemn lays;
Were I among them, my glad tongue
Might learn new themes of praise.
For Thou art in their midst to teach,
When on Thy name they call; And Thou hast blessings, LORD, for each,
Hast blessings, LORD, for all. 1, of such fellowship bereft,
In spirit turn to Thee;
Oh! häst Thou not a blessing left,
A blessing, LORD, for me?
The dew lies thick upon the ground,
Shall my poor fleece be dry?
The manna rains from heaven around,
Shall I of hunger die?
Behold Thy prisoner ;-loose my bands,
If 't is Thy gracious will;
If not, contented in Thy hands,
Behold Thy prisoner still !
I may not to Thy courts repair,
Yet here Thou surely art;
LORD, consecrate a house of prayer
In my surrendered heart.
To faith reveal the things unseen;
To hope the joys untold :
Let love, without a veil between,
Thy glory now behold.
Oh, make Thy face on me to shine,
That doubt and fear may cease;
Lift up Thy countenance benign
On me, and give me peace.
DAUGHTER of Zion, from the dust
Exalt thy fallen head;
Again in thy Redeemer trust,
He calls thee from the dead.
Awake, awake, put on thy strength,
Thy beautiful array:
The day of freedom dawns at length,
The LORD's appointed day.
Rebuild thy walls, thy bounds enlarge,
And send thy heralds forth;
Say to the South,“ Give up thy charge,
And keep not back, O North !"
They come, they come !-thine exiled bands,
Where'er they rest or roam,
Have heard thy voice in distant lands,
And hasten to their home.
Thus, though the universe shall burn,
And GOD His works destroy,
With songs the ransomed shall return,
And everlasting joy.
SPIRIT of power and might, behold
A world by sin destroyed !
Creator Spirit! as of old,
Move on the formless void.
Give Thou the word; that healing sound
Shall quell the deadly strife,
And earth again, like Eden crowned,
Produce the tree of life.
If sang the morning stars with joy,
When Nature rose to view,
What strains will angel harps employ
When Thou shalt all renew!
And if the sons of GOD rejoice
To hear a Saviour's name,
How will the ransomed raise their voice,
To whom that Saviour came!
Lo! every kindred, tongue, and tribe,
Assembled round the throne,
Thy new creation shall ascribe
To sovereign love alone.
This stone to Thee in faith we lay;
We build the temple, LORD, to Thec :
Thine eye be open night and day,
To guard this house and sanctuary.
Here, when Thy people seek Thy face,
And dying sinners pray to live,
Hear Thou in heaven Thy dwelling-place,
And when Thou hearest, oh, forgive !
Here, when Thy messengers proclaim
The blesséd Gospel of Thy Son,
Still, by the power of His great name,
Be mighty signs and wonders done.
Hosanna to their heavenly King !
When children's voices raise that song,
Hosanna let their angels sing,
And heaven with earth the strain prolong.
But will indeed JEHOVAH deign
Here to abide,-no transient guest?
Here will the world's Redeemer reign?
And here the Holy Spirit rest?
That glory never hence depart?
Yet choose not, LORD, this house alone :
Thy kingdom come to every heart;
In every bosom fix Thy throne.
MERCY alone can meet my case;
For mercy, LORD, I cry.
Jesus, Redeemer, show Thy face
In mercy, or I die.
Save me, for none beside can save.
At Thy command I tread,
With failing step, life's stormy wave ;-
The wave goes o'er my head.
I perish, and my doom were just;
But wilt Thou leave me?- No!
I hold Thee fast, my Hope, my Trust;
I will not let Thee go.
Still sure to me Thy promise stands,
And ever must abide ;
Behold it written on Thy hands,
And graven in Thy side.
To this, this only will I cleave;
Thy word is all my plea;
That word is truth, and I believe :
Have mercy, LORD, on me.
SACRAMENTAL HYMN. COMMUNION of my Saviour's blood, In Him to have my lot and part ; To prove the virtue of that flood Which burst on Calvary from His heart; To feed by faith on Christ my Bread, His body broken on the tree ; To live in Him my living head, Who died and rose again for me ; This be my joy and comfort here, This pledge of future glory mine; Jesus, in spirit now appear, And break the bread and pour the wine. From Thy dear hand may I receive The tokens of Thy dying love ; And, while I feast on earth, believe That I shall feast with Thee above. Ah! there, though in the lowest place, Thee at Thy table could I meet, And see Thee, know Thee, face to face, For such a moment death were sweet. What then will their fruition be, Who meet in heaven with blest accord ? A moment ?- No: eternity! They are for ever with the LORD.