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PSALM CL.-Ver. 1, 2, 6.

1.

O PRAISE the Lord in that blest place,
From whence His goodness largely flows:
Praise Him in heaven, where He His face
Unveil'd in perfect glory shews.

2.

Praise Him for all the mighty acts,

Which He in our behalf has done; His kindness this return exacts,

With which our praise should equal run. 6.

Let all that vital breath enjoy,

The breath He does to them afford In just returns of praise employ :

Let every creature praise the Lord.

To Father, Son, and Holy Ghost,

The God whom heav'n and earth adore,

Be glory, as it was of old,

Is now, and shall be evermore.

HYMNS.

HYMN I.

MORNING HYMN.

AWAKE, my soul, and with the sun
Thy daily stage of duty run!
Shake off dull sloth, and early rise
To pay thy morning sacrifice.

Glory to Thee who safe hast kept,

And hast refresh'd me while I slept :

Grant, Lord, when I from death shall wake I may of endless life partake!

Lord, I my vows to Thee renew :

Scatter my sins as morning dew!

Guard my first springs of thought and will,
And with Thyself my spirit fill!

Direct, control, suggest this day,
All I design, or do, or say;

That all my powers, with all their might,
In Thy sole glory may unite!

Praise God, from whom all blessings flow!

Praise Him all creatures here below!

Praise Him above, ye heavenly host!

Praise Father, Son, and Holy Ghost!

HYMN II.

EVENING HYMN.

GLORY to Thee, my God! this night,
For all the blessings of the light!
Keep me, Oh keep me, King of Kings!
Under Thine own Almighty wings!

Forgive me, Lord, for Thy dear Son,
The ill that I this day have done ;
That with the world, myself, and Thee,
I, ere I sleep, at peace may be !

Oh let my soul on Thee repose,
And may sweet sleep mine eyelids close ;
Sleep that shall me more vigorous make
To serve my God when I awake!

Teach me to live, that I may

The grave as little as my bed;

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Teach me to die, that so I may
With joy behold the judgment day!

Praise God, from whom all blessings flow! Praise Him all creatures here below! Praise Him above, ye heavenly host!

Praise Father, Son, and Holy Ghost!

HYMN III.

FOR THE SEASON OF ADVENT.

Lo! He comes, in clouds descending,
Once for favour'd sinners slain;
Thousand thousand saints attending
Swell the triumph of His train!
Hallelujah Hallelujah!
Christ is come to earth again!

Every eye shall now behold Him
Rob'd in dreadful majesty !
They who set at nought and sold Him,
Pierc'd and nail'd Him to the tree,
Deeply wailing, deeply wailing,
Shall the true Messiah see!

Now Salvation, long expected,
See in solemn pomp appear!
All His saints, by man rejected,
Rise and meet Him in the air!
Hallelujah! Hallelujah!
See the day of God appear!

HYMN IV.

FOR CHRISTMAS DAY.

Song of the Angels at the Nativity of our blessed Saviour.
Luke ii. 8-15.

WHILE shepherds watch'd their flocks by night,
All seated on the ground,
The angel of the Lord came down,

And glory shone around.

"Fear not," said he, (for mighty dread

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Had seiz'd their troubled mind,)
Glad tidings of great joy I bring
To you, and all mankind.

'To you, in David's town, this day
"Is born, of David's line,

'The Saviour, who is Christ the Lord;

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And this shall be the sign:

“The heav'nly babe you there shall find "To human view display'd,

"All meanly wrapt in swathing-bands, And in a manger laid."

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Thus spake the seraph, and forthwith
Appear a shining throng

Of angels, praising God, and thus
Address their joyful song:

"All glory be to God on high!

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And to the earth be peace!

Goodwill, henceforth, from heav'n to men
"Begin, and never cease!"

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