Imagini ale paginilor
PDF
ePub
[ocr errors]

4 Angels, help us to adore him,

Ye behold him face to face;
Sun and moon, bow down before him
Dwellers all in time and space,

Praise him, praise him,
Praise with us the God of grace.o

523

There is none other name under heaven [Sıx 8s. 7s.

given among men, whereby we must
be saved.--Acts iv. 12.

1 To the name of our salvation

Honour, worship, laud we pay ;
Which for many a generation

Hid in God's foreknowledge lay:
But to every tongue and nation

Saints proclaim aloud to-day.

2 Name of gladness, name of pleasure,

Name beyond what words can tell ;
Name of sweetness passing measure,

Ear and heart delighting well :
'Tis our safeguard and our treasure,

'Tis our help 'gainst sin and hell.

3 'Tis the name for adoration,

'Tis the name of victory,
'Tis the name for meditation

In the vale of misery,
'Tis the name for veneration

By the citizens on high.

4 'Tis the name that whoso preacheth

Speaks like music to the ear;
Who in

prayer this name beseecheth
Sweetest comfort findeth near :
Who its perfect wisdom reacheth-

Heavenly joy possesseth here.

5 'Tis the name by right exalted,
Over
every

other name ;
That when we are sore assaulted,

Puts our enemies to shame;
Strength to them who else had halted,

Eyes to blind, and feet to lame.
6 Jesu, we thy name adoring

Long to see thee as thou art;
Of thy clemency imploring

So to write it in our heart,
That hereafter upward soaring

We with angels may have part.

[ocr errors]

524 Praise ye the Lord from the heavens. [D. 88. 7s.

Ps. cxlviii. 1.
1 PRAISE the Lord; ye heavens, adore him ;

Praise him, angels, in the height;
Sun and moon rejoice before him;

Praise him, all ye stars and light.
Praise the Lord; for he hath spoken,

Worlds his mighty voice obey'd ;
Laws, which never shall be broken,

For their guidance he hath made. 2 Praise the Lord, for he is glorious;

Never shall his promise fail;
God hath made his saints victorious;

Sin and death shall not prevail.
Praise the God of our salvation;

Hosts on high, his power proclaim;
Heaven and earth and all creation,

Laud and magnify his name."

525

[78. 6s.

He shall be as the tender grass springing out

of the earth by clear shining after rain.

-2 Sam. xxiii. 4.
1 SOMETIMES a light surprises

The Christian while he sings;
It is the Lord who rises

With healing in his wings;

When comforts are declining,

He grants the soul again
A season of clear shining,

To cheer it after rain.
2 In holy contemplation,

We sweetly then pursue
The theme of God's salvation,

And find it ever new ;
Set free from present sorrow,

We cheerfully can say,
Even let the unknown to-morrow

Bring with it what it may:
3 It can bring with it nothing,

But he will bear us through;
Who gives the lilies clothing,

Will clothe his people too :
Beneath the spreading heavens

No creature but is fed ;
And he, who feeds the ravens,

Will give his children bread.
4 Though vine nor fig-tree neither

Their wonted fruit shall bear,
Though all the field should wither,

Nor flocks nor herds be there,
Yet God the same abiding,

His praise shall tune my voice;
For, while in him confiding,

I cannot but rejoice.'

526

[P.M.

This is my name for ever, and this is my

memorial unto all generations.-Exod.
iii. 15.

1

The God of Abra'am praise,

Who reigns enthroned above:
Ancient of everlasting days,

And God of love:

Jehovah, Great I AM,

By earth and heaven confess’d:
I bow and bless the sacred name

For ever bless'd.

2 The God of Abra'am praise,

At whose supreme command
From earth I rise, and seek the joy3

At his right hand :
I all on earth forsake,

Its wisdom, fame, and power;
And him my only portion make,

My shield and tower.
3 He by himself hath sworn;

I on his oath depend;
I shall, on eagle's wings upborne,

To heaven ascend;
I shall behold his face,

I shall his power adore;
And sing the wonders of his grace

For evermore. 4 Though nature's strength decay,

And earth and hell withstand,
To Canaan's bounds I urge my way,

At his command;
The watery deep I pass,

I
With Jesus in

my
And through the howling wilderness

My way pursue.
5 The God, who reigns on high,

The great archangels sing,
And“ Holy, Holy, Holy” cry,

Almighty King;
Who was and is the same,

And evermore shall be:
Jehovah, Father, Great I AM,

We worship thee.

view;

6 The whole triumphant host

Give thanks to God on high;
Hail, Father, Son, and Holy Ghost,

They ever cry.
Hail, Abra'am's God, and mine,

I join the heavenly lays ;
All might and majesty are thine,

And endless praise. Amen.

527 Christ is all and in all.Col. iii. 11. [P.V.

1 How bright appears the morning star,
With mercy beaming from afar;

The host of heaven rejoices;
O righteous branch, O Jesse's rod,
Thou Son of man, and Son of God,
We too will lift our voices.

Jesu, Jesu,
Holy, holy, yet most lowly,

Draw thou near us :
Great Emmanuel, stoop and hear us.

2 Though circled by the hosts on high,
He deign’d to cast a pitying eye

Upon his helpless creature;
The whole creation's Head and Lord,
By highest seraphim adored,
Assumed our very nature.

Jesu, grant us,
Through thy merit to inherit

Thy salvation :
Hear, O hear our supplication.
3 Then will we to the world make known
The love thou hast to outcasts shown

In calling them before thee;
And seek each day to be more meet
To join the throng, who at thy feet
Unceasingly adore thee.

:

« ÎnapoiContinuați »