Obrazy na stronie
PDF
ePub

Come, and Thy people bless,
And give Thy word success :
Spirit of holiness,

On us descend !

4 Come, Holy Comforter,
Thy sacred witness bear,

In this glad hour !
Thou, who almighty art,
Now rule in every heart,
And ne'er from us depart,

Spirit of power!
5 To the great One in Three
The highest praises be,

Hence evermore ;
His sovereign majesty
May we in glory see,
And to eternity
Love and adore.

C. Wesley.

16

L. M. 81. Sing to the Lord a joyful song,

Lift up your hearts, your voices raise ; To us His gracious gifts belong,

To Him our songs of love and praise. For He is Lord of heav'n and earth,

Whom angels serve, and saints adore, The Father, Son, and Holy Ghost,

To whom be praise for evermore. 2 For life and love, for rest and food,

For daily help and nightly care, Sing to the Lord, for He is good,

And praise His name, for it is fair. For he is Lord of heaven and earth,

Whom angels serve, and saints adore, The Father, Son, and Holy Ghost,

To whom be praise for evermore.

3 For strength to those who on Him wait,

His truth to prove, His will to do, Praise ye our God, for He is great ;

Trust in His name, for it is true. For He is Lord of heaven and earth,

Whom angels serve, and saints adore, The Father, Son, and Holy Ghost,

To whom be praise for evermore. 4 For life below, with all its bliss,

And for that life, more pure and high, That inner life which over this

Shall ever shine, and never die,
Sing to the Lord of heaven and earth,

Whom angels serve, and saints adore,
The Father, Son, and Holy Ghost,
To whom be praise for evermore.

J. S. B. Monsell.

17

8s, 7s. GOD, my King, Thy might confessing,

Ever will I bless Thy Name;
Day by day Thy throne addressing,

Still will I Thy praise proclaim. 2 Honor great our God befitteth ;

Who His majesty can reach ?
Age to age His works transmitteth,

Age to age His power shall teach. 3 They shall talk of all Thy glory,

On Thy might and greatness dwell, Speak of Thy dread acts the story,

And Thy deeds of wonder tell. 4 Nor shall fail from memory's treasure,

Works by love and mercy wroughtWorks of love surpassing measure,

Works of mercy passing thought.

5 Full of kindness and compassion,

Slow to anger, vast in love, God is good to all creation ;

All His works His goodness prove. 6 All Thy works, O Lord, shall bless Thee,

Thee shall all Thy saints adore ; King supreme shall they confess Thee,

And proclaim Thy sovereign power.

R. Mant.

18

L. M. High in the heav'ns, Eternal God,

Thy goodness in full glory shines ; Thy truth shall break thro' every cloud

That veils and darkens Thy designs. 2 Forever firm Thy justice stands,

As mountains their foundations keep; Wise are the wonders of Thy hands ;

Thy judgments are a mighty deep. 3 My God, how excellent Thy grace,

Whence all our hope and comfort spring! The sons of Adam in distress

Fly to the shadow of Thy wing. 4 Life, like a fountain rich and free,

Springs from the presence of my Lord ; And in Thy light our souls shall see The glories promised in Thy word.

1. Watts.

19

L. M.
Oh, come, loud anthems let us sing,
Loud thanks to our almighty King ;
For we our voices high should raise,
When our salvation's rock we praise.

2 Into his presence let us haste

To thank Him for His favors past ;
To Him address, in joyful songs,

The praise that to His name belongs. 3 For God the Lord, enthroned in state,

Is with unrivall’d glory great,
A King superior far to all
Whom gods the heathen falsely call.
4 Oh, let us to His courts repair,

And bow with adoration there,
Down on our knees devoutly all
Before the Lord, our Maker, fall.

Tate and Brady. 20 BEFORE Jehovah's awful throne,

Ye nations, bow with sacred joy ; Know that the Lord is God alone;

He can create, and He destroy. 2 His sovereign power, without our aid,

Made us of clay, and formed us men ; And when like wandering sheep we strayed,

He brought us to His fold again. 3 We are His people, we His care,

Our souls, and all our mortal frame ; What lasting honors shall we rear,

Almighty Maker, to Thy name? 4 We'll crowd Thy gates with thankful songs,

High as the heavens our voices raise ; And earth, with her ten thousand tongues,

Shall fill Thy courts with sounding praise. 5 Wide as the world is Thy command,

Vast as eternity Thy love;
Firm as a rock Thy truth must stand,

When rolling years shall cease to move.

1. Watts.

S. M.

21

How charming is the place

Where my Redeemer God
Unveils the beauties of His face,

And sheds His love abroad.

2 Here, on the mercy-seat,

With radiant glory crowned,
Our joyful eyes behold Him sit,

And smile on all around.

3 To Him their prayers and cries

Each humble soul presents ;
He listens to their broken sighs,

And grants them all their wants. 4 To them His sovereign will

He graciously imparts,
And in return accepts, with smiles,

The tribute of their hearts. 5 Give me, O Lord, a place

Within Thy blest abode,
Among the children of Thy grace,
The servants of my God.

S. Stennett.

22

S. M.
Sing to the Lord, our might,

With holy fervor sing ;
Let hearts and instruments unite

To praise our heavenly King. 2 This is His holy house

And this His festal day,
When He accepts the humblest vows

That we sincerely pay. 3 The Sabbath to our sires

In mercy first was given;

« PoprzedniaDalej »