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L. M. O HOLY, holy, holy Lord !

Bright in Thy deeds and in Thy name, Forever be Thy name adored,

Thy glories let the world proclaim. 2 O Jesus, Lamb once crucified

To take our load of sins away,
Thine be the hymn that rolls its tide

Along the realms of upper day. 3 O Holy Spirit from above,

In streams of light and glory given,
Thou source of ecstasy and love,
Thy praises ring through earth and

heaven.
4 O God Triune, to Thee we owe

Our every thought, our every song ;
And ever may Thy praises flow
From saint and seraph's burning
tongue.

J. W. Eastburn.

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L. M.
FATHER of all, whose love profound
A ransom for our souls hath found,
Before Thy throne we sinners bend;

To us Thy pardoning love extend. 2 Almighty Son, incarnate Word,

Our Prophet, Priest, Redeemer, Lord,
Before Thy throne we sinners bend;

To us Thy saving grace extend. 3 Eternal Spirit, by whose breath

The soul is raised from sin and death,
Before Thy throne we sinners bend;
To us Thy quickening power extend.

4 Jehovah, Father, Spirit, Son,

Mysterious Godhead, Three in One,
Before Thy throne we sinners bend;
Grace, pardon, life, to us extend.

E. Cooper.

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L. M. ETERNAL Father, when to Thee,

Beyond all worlds by faith I soar, Before Thy boundless majesty

I stand in silence, and adore. 2 But, Saviour, Thou art by my side;

Thy voice I hear, Thy face I see. Thou art my friend, my daily guide,

God over all, yet God with me. 3 And Thou, Great Spirit, in my heart

Dost make Thy temple day by day : The Holy Ghost of God Thou art,

Yet dwellest in this house of clay. 4 Blest Trinity, in whom alone

All things created move or rest, High in the heavens Thou hast Thy throne, Thou hast Thy throne within my breast.

H. D. Ganse. 146

8,8,8. O GOD of life, whose pow'r benign Doth o'er the world in mercy shine,

Accept our praise, for we are Thine. 2 O Father, uncreated Lord,

Be Thou in every land adored,

Be Thou by all with faith implored. 3 O Son of God, for sinners slain,

We bless Thee, Lord, whose dying pain
For us did endless life regain.

4 O Holy Ghost, whose guardian care

Doth us for heavenly joys prepare,

May we in Thy communion share. 5 O Holy, Blessèd Trinity,

With faith we sinners bow to Thee;
In us, o God, exalted be.

A. T. Russell.

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LET us with a gladsome mind
Praise the Lord, for He is kind :
For His mercies aye endure,

Ever faithful, ever sure.
2 He, with all-commanding might,

Filled the new-made world with light:
For His mercies aye endure,

Ever faithful, ever sure.
3 He His chosen race did bless

In the wasteful wilderness :
For His mercies aye endure,

Ever faithful, ever sure.
4 He hath, with a piteous eye,

Looked upon our misery :
For His mercies aye endure,

Ever faithful, ever sure.
5 All things living He doth feed,

His full hand supplies their need:
For His mercies aye endure,

Ever faithful, ever sure.
6 Let us therefore warble forth

His high majesty and worth:
For His mercies aye endure,
Ever faithful, ever sure.

J. Milton.

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C. M.
O LORD, how good, how great art Thou,

In heav'n and earth the same :
There angels at Thy footstool bow,

Here babes Thy grace proclaim. 2 When glorious in the nightly sky

Thy moon and stars I see,
Oh, what is man, I wondering cry,

To be so loved by Thee.
3 Close to Thine own bright seraphim

His favored path is trod;
And all beside are serving him,

That he may serve his God. 4 O Lord, how good, how great art Thou,

In heaven and earth the same:
There angels at Thy footstool bow,
Here babes Thy grace proclaim.

H. F. Lyte.

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Songs of praise the angels sang,
Heav'n with alleluias rang
When Jehovah's work begun,
When He spake and it was done.

2 Songs of praise awoke the morn

When the Prince of Peace was born ;
Songs of praise arose when He
Captive led captivity.

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3 Heaven and earth must pass away ;

Songs of praise shall crown that day :
God will make new heavens and earth;
Songs of praise shall hail their birth.

4 And can man alone be dumb,

Till that glorious kingdom come?
No; the church delights to raise

Psalms, and hymns, and songs of praise. 5 Saints below, with heart and voice,

Still in songs of praise rejoice,
Learning here, by faith and love,

Songs of praise to sing above.
6 Borne upon their latest breath,

Songs of praise shall conquer death ;
Then amidst eternal joy,
Songs of praise their powers employ.

J. Montgomery. 150

L. M. O LOVE of God, how strong and true, Eternal, and yet ever new, Uncomprehended and unbought,

Beyond all knowledge and all thought. 20 heavenly love, how precious still,

In days of weariness and ill,
In nights of pain and helplessness,

To heal, to comfort and to bless.
3 () wide-embracing, wondrous love!

We read thee in the sky above,
We read thee in the earth below,

In seas that swell and streams that flow. 4 We read thee best in Him who came

To bear for us the cross of shame,
Sent by the Father from on high

Our life to live, our death to die. 5 We read thy power to bless and save,

E'en in the darkness of the grave;
Still more in resurrection light,
We read the fulness of thy might.

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