31 GREENWOOD. S. M.
I. A rise, am
JOSF.ni E. sweetser, 1845.
A rise, and bless the Lord your God, With heart, and soul, and voice.
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Exhortation to Praise.
I Arise, and bless the Lord,
Ye people of his choice;
Arise, and bless the Lord your God,
With heart, and soul, and voice.
2 Though high above all praise,
Above all blessing high,
Who would not fear his holy name,
And laud and magnify?
3 O for the living flame
From his own altar brought,
To touch our lips, our souls inspire.
And wing to heaven our thought.
4 God is our strength and song,
And his salvation ours;
Then be his love in Christ proclaimed
With all our ransomed powers.
5 Arise and bless the Lord:
The Lord your God adore;
Arise, and bless his glorious name,
32 Happiness of Heaven. S. M.
I Come ye that love the Lord,
And let your joys be known:
Join in a song with sweet accord,
While ye surround his throne:
2 Let those refuse to sing
Who never knew our God;
But servants of the heav'nly King
May speak their joys abroad.
3 The God that rules on high,
That all the earth surveys,
That rides upon the stormy sky,
And calms the roaring seas:
4 This awful God is ours,
Our Father and our love.
He will send down his heav'nly pow'rs
To carry us above.
5 There we shall see his face,
And never, never sin!
There from the river of his grace,
Drink endless pleasures in :
6 Yea, and before we rise
To that immortal state,
The thoughts of such amazing bliss
Should constant joys create.
33 The Song of Heaven. L. M.
[Tune, Ward. L. M]
I The countless multitude on high,
Who tune their songs to jesus' name
All merit of their own deny,
And Jesus' worth alone proclaim.
2 Firm on the ground of sovereign grace
They stand before Jehovah's throne;
The only song in that blest place
Is, "Thou art worthy, thou alone."
3 With spotless robes of purest white,
And branches of triumphal palm,
They shout, with transports of delight,
The ceaseless, universal psahn,__
4 "Salvation's glory all be paid
To him who sits upon the throne,
And to the Lamb, whose blood was shed
Thou, thou art worthy, thou alone."
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