9 WOODWOETH. L. M.
WILLIAM B. BRADBURY, 1849.
Majesty and Dominion of God. L. M.
I Come, (.1 my soul in sacred lays
Attempt thy great Creator's praise:
But, O ! what tongue can speak his fame,
What verse can reach the lofty theme ?
2 Enthroned amid the radiant spheres,
He glory like a garment wears;
To form a robe of light divine,
Ten thousand suns around him shine.
3 In all our Maker's grand designs,
Almighty power, with wisdom, shines;
His works, through all this wondrous frame,
Declare the glories of his name.
4 Raised on devotion's loftv wing,
Do thou, my soul, his glories sing;
And let his praise employ thy tongue
Till listening worlds shall join the song.
lO Praise Offered to God. Psalm cxvii. L. M.
I From all that dwell below the skies,
Let the Creator s praise arise;
Let the Redeemer's name be sung,
Through ev ry land, by ev'ry tongue.
Eternal are thy mercies, Lord.
Eternal truth attends thy word :
Thy praise shall sound from shore to shore,
Till suns shall rise and set no more.
2 Your loftv themes, ve mortals, bring,
divinely sing ;
In songs of prai-e
The great salvation loud proclaim,
And shout for joy the Saviour's name I
In every land begin the song;
To every land the strains belong :
In cheerful sounds all voices raise
And fill the world with loudest praise.
Take up thy Cross.
i " Take up thy cross," the Saviour said,
" If thou wouldst my disciple be;
Deny thyself, the world forsake,
And humbly follow after me."
2 Take up thy cross; let not its weight
Fill thy weak spirit with alarm ;
His strength shall bear thy spirit up,
And brace thy heart and nerve thine arm.
3 Take up thy cross, nor heed the shame ;
Nor let thy foolish pride rebel;
Thy Lord for thee the cross endured,
To save thy soul from death and hell.
4 Take up thy cross, then, in his strength,
And calmly every danger brave;
'Twill guide thee to a better home,
And lead to victory o'er the grave.
5 Take up thy cross, and follow Christ;
Nor think till death to lay it down;
F"or only he who bears the cross
May hope to wear the glorious crowr
Charles W. Ev.