INVUCATIUN AND PRAISE.
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I. Praise to thee, thou great Cre
a - tor;
Praise be thine from ev 'ry tongue;
Join, my soul, with ev
'ry crea-ture, Join the u ni - ver - sal song.
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6W o/" o?<r Salvation. 8s & 7s.
I Praise to thee, thou great Creator;
Praise be thine from every tongue;
Join, my soul, with every creature,
Join the universal song.
2 Father, source of all compassion,
Free, unbounded grace is thine :
Hail the God of our salvation;
Praise him for his love divine.
3 For ten thousand blessings given,
For the hope of future joy,
Sound his praise through earth and heaven,
Sound Jehovah's praise on high.
4 Joyfully on earth adore him,
Till in heaven our song we raise;
There, enraptured, fall before him,
Lost in wonder, love and praise.
16 b. "Make a Joyful Xoise." 8s & 7s.
I Music! bring thy sweetest treasures,
Dulcet melody and chord,
Link the notes with loveliest measures,
To the glory of the Lord.
2 Wing the praise from every nation,
Sweetest instruments employ,
Raise the chorus of Creation,
Swell the universal joy.
3 Far away be gloom and sadness;
Spirits with seraphic fire !
Tongues with hymns, and hearts with glad¬
Higher sound the chords, and higher.
To the Father, to the Saviour,
To the Spirit, Source of light,
As it was, is now, and ever,
Praise in heaven's supremest height.
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Holy Father, thou hast taught me
I should live to thee alone;
Year by year, thy hand hath brought me
On through dangers oft unknown.
When I wandered, thou hast found me;
When I doubted, sent me light,
Still thine arm has been around me,
All my paths were in thy sight.
In the world will foes assail me,
Craftier, stronger far than I;
And the strife will never fail me,
Well I know, before I die.
Therefore, Lord, I come, believing
Thou canst give the power I need;
Through the prayer of faith receiving
Strength—the Spirit's strength, indeed.
I would trust in thy protecting,
Wholly rest upon thine arm;
Follow wholly thy directing,
Thou, mine only guard from harm!
Keep me from mine own undoing,
Help me turn to thee when tried,
Still my footsteps, Father, viewing,
Keep me ever at thy side.