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2 Jesus, the Saviour, reigns,

Are to our Jesus given:
The God of truth and love; Lift up your heart, lift up your voice;
When He had purged our stains, Rejoice, again I say, rejoice.

He took His seat above:
Lift ap your heart, lift up your voice;

4 He sits at God's right hand

Till all His foes submit, Rejoice, again I say, rejoice.

And bow to His command, 3 His kingdom cannot fail,

And fall beneath His feet: He rules o'er earth and heaven; Lift up your heart, lift up your voice; The keys of death and hell

Rejoice, again I say, rejoice.

Rev. Charles Wesley, 1746: verse 1, line 3, alt. 144 (BELMONT) C. M. 10 Jesus, King most wonderful,

Surpassing all the joys we know,
Thou Conqueror renowned,

And all we can desire!
Thou Sweetness most ineffable,
In whom all joys are found!

4 May every heart confess Thy Name,

And ever Thee adore;
2 When once Thou visitest the heart, And seeking Thee, itself inflame
Then truth begins to shine,

To seek Thee more and more.
Then earthly vanities depart,
Then kindles love Divine.

5 Thee may our tongues for ever bless;

Thee may we love alone; 30 Jesus, Light of all below,

And ever in our lives express
Thou Fount of life and fire,

The image of Thine own.
Anon. (Latin, irth century). Trans. by Rev. Edward Caswall, 1849

145 ALSACE L. M.

Azr. from Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1827)

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2 On Thee my waking raptures dwell, Thee, throned in glory's endless blaze,

When crimson gleams the east adorn, Thee, Lord of lords and King of kings. Thee, Victor of the grave and hell, Thee, Source of life's eternal morn. 4 O'er earth when shades of evening steal,

To death and Thee my thoughts I give; 3 When noon her throne in light arrays, To death, whose power I soon shall feel, To Thee my soul triumphant springs; To Thee, with whom I trust to live.

Rev. Thomas Gisborne, 1803: verse 2, line 1, alt.

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2 When sleep her balm denies,
My silent spirit sighs,

May Jesus Christ be praised:
When evil thoughts molest,
With this I shield my breast,

May Jesus Christ be praised.

4 In heaven's eternal bliss
The loveliest strain is this,

May Jesus Christ be praised:
The powers of darkness fear,
When this sweet chant they hear,

May Jesus Christ be praised.

3 Does sadness fill my mind?
A solace here I find,

May Jesus Christ be praised:
Or fades my earthly bliss?
My comfort still is this,

May Jesus Christ be praised.

5 Let earth's wide circle round
In joyful notes resound,

May Jesus Christ be praised:
Let air and sea and sky,
From depth to height, reply,

May Jesus Christ be praised.

6 Be this, while life is mine,
My canticle Divine,

May Jesus Christ be praised:
Be this the eternal song,
Through all the ages on,
May Jesus Christ be praised.

Anon. (German, c. 1800). Trans. by Rev. Edward Caswall, 1853, 1858

147 NATIVITY C. M.

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2 My gracious Master and my God, 4 He breaks the power of reigning sin, Assist me to proclaim,

He sets the prisoner free; To spread through all the earth abroad, His blood can make the foulest clean, The honors of Thy Name.

His blood availed for me. 3 Jesus, the Name that charms our fears, 5 He speaks; and, listening to His voice, That bids our sorrows cease;

New life the dead receive; 'Tis music in the sinner's ears,

The mournful, broken hearts rejoice; "Tis life, and health, and peace.

The humble poor believe.
Rev. Charles Wesley, 1739: verse 4, line 1, alt.

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148 st. STEPHEN C. M.

Rev. William Jones, 1789

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2 His love, what mortal thought can reach? 4 Jesus, who left His throne on high, What mortal tongue display?

Left the bright realms of bliss, Imagination's utmost stretch

And came on earth to bleed and die In wonder dies away.

Was ever love like this? 3 Let wonder still with love unite, 5 Dear Lord, while we adoring pay And gratitude and joy;

Our humble thanks to Thee, Be Jesus our supreme delight,

May every heart with rapture say, His praise our best employ.

The Saviour died for me.
6 0 may the sweet, the blissful theme

Fill every heart and tongue,
Till strangers love Thy charming Name,
And join the sacred song.

Anne Steele, 1760

149 (DEDHAM) C. M.
1 Come, let us join our cheerful songs 3 Jesus is worthy to receive
With angels round the throne;

Honor and power Divine;
Ten thousand thousand are their tongues, And blessings, more than we can give,
But all their joys are one.

Be, Lord, for ever Thine. "Worthy the Lamb that died,” they cry, 4 Let all that dwell above the sky, “To be exalted thus:"

And air, and earth, and seas, "Worthy the Lamb,” our lips reply, Conspire to lift Thy glories high, “For He was slain for us.”

And speak Thine endless praise.

5 The whole creation join in one,

To bless the sacred Name
Of Him that sits upon the throne,

And to adore the Lamb.

Rev. Isaac Watts, 1707

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