BEING AND ATTRIBUTES OF GOD.
59 HTXRSLEY. L. M. adapted from francts Joseph haydn, 1732-1809.
I. Praise ye the Lord!
Your hearts and
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To make this du
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Psalm cxlvii. i-n.
Praise ye the Lord! 'tis good to raise
Your hearts and voices in his praise:
His nature and his works invite
To make this duty our delight.
He formed the stars, those heavenly flames;
He counts their numbers, calls their names;
His wisdom's vast, and knows no bound,
A deep where all our thoughts are drowned.
Sing to the Lord, exalt him high,
Who spreads his clouds along the sky;
There he prepares the fruitful rain,
Nor lets the drops descend in vain.
He makes the grass the hills adorn;
He clothes the smiling fields with corn:
The beasts with food his hands supply,
And the young ravens when they cry.
What is the creature's skill or force,
The sprightly man, or warlike horse,
The piercing wit, the active limb?
All are too mean delights for him.
But saints are lovely in his sight;
He views his children with delight:
He sees their hope, he knows their fear;
He looks, and loves his image there.
60 Opening Worship.
I O thou, whom all thy saints adore,
We now with all thy saints agree,
And bow our inmost souls before
Thy glorious, awful majesty.
2 The King of nations we proclaim:
Who would not our great Sovereign fear?
We long t' experience all thy name,
And now we come to meet thee here.
3 We come, great God, to seek thy face,
And for thy loving-kindness wait;
And O, how dreadful is this place!
'Tis God's own house, 'tis heaven's gate!
4 Tremble our hearts to find thee nigh,
To thee our trembling hearts aspire;
And, lo! we see descend from high
The pillar and the flame of fire.
5 Still let it on th' assembly stay,
And all the house with glory fill;
To Canaan's bounds point out the way,
And lead us to thy holy hill.
6 There let us all with Jesus stand,
And join the general Church above;
And take our seats at thy right hand,
And sing thine everlasting love.