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2 He form’d 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 drown'd. 3 He makes the grass the hills adorn,
And clothes the smiling fields with corn;
And the young ravens when they cry. 4 But saints are lovely in his sight,
He views his children with delight;
Exalt your Maker’s fame;
Above the starry frame;
And sun that guid’st the day,
To him your homage pay:
To bless his holy name,
They all from nothing came;
PSALM 150. VERSION 1.
Universal praise to God.
Version 2. Heaven and earth called upon to praise God. 1 PRAISE the Lord who reigns above,
Yet will deign to dwell below;
Thankful all his greatness show:
Praise him for his matchless power ;
All in heaven and earth adore.
Let the race of creatures sing;
Humblest homage to their king :
As in heaven, on earth ador'd;
Every creature praise the Lord.
Exhortation to praise God.
he there reveals ;
For there his glory dwells.
While rehearse his deeds ;
Your highest praise exceeds.
My soul shall praise him best.
Christ the Deliverer. 1 HARK, the glad sound! the Saviour comes,
The Saviour promis'd long;
prepare a throne,
In Satan's bondage held;
The iron fetters yield.
To clear the mental ray,
To pour celestial day.
the broken heart to bind,
To enrich the humble poor.
Thy welcome shall proclaim,
With thy beloved name.
The Advent and Reign of the Saviour desired. 1 COME, thou long-expected Jesus,
Born to set thy people free ;
Let us find our rest in thee:
Hope of all the saints thou art;
Joy of every longing heart. 2 Born thy people to deliver ;
Born a child and yet a king;
Now thy gracious kingdom bring :
Rule in all our hearts alone;
Raise us to thy glorious throne.
The Sun of Righteousness.
Borders on the shades of death,
Dissipate the clouds beneath :
In our deepest darkness rise;
Pouring day upon our eyes.
O thou mild pacific Prince;
Give the pardon of our sins;