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Song of the Three Children. 29. Blessed art Thou, O LORD GOD of our fathers: and to be praised and exalted above all for ever.

30. And blessed is Thy glorious and holy Name: and to be praised and exalted above all for ever.

31. Blessed art Thou in the temple of Thy holy glory: and to be praised and exalted above all for ever.

35. O all ye works of the LORD, bless ye the LORD: praise and exalt Him above all for ever.

36. O ye heavens, bless ye the LORD: praise and exalt Him above all for ever.

37. O ye angels of the LORD, bless ye the LORD: praise and exalt Him above all for ever.

38. O ye waters above the heaven, bless ye the LORD: praise and exalt Him above all for ever.

39. O all ye powers of the LORD, bless ye the LORD: praise and exalt Him above all for ever.

40. O ye sun and moon, bless ye the LORD: praise and exalt Him above all for ever.

41. Ye stars of heaven, bless ye the LORD: praise and exalt Him above all for ever.

42. Ye showers and dew, bless ye the LORD: praise and exalt Him above all for ever.

43. O ye winds of GOD, bless ye the LORD: praise and exalt Him above all for ever.

PSALM cxlviii. 7. Praise the LORD upon earth: ye dragons, and all deeps;

8. Fire and hail, snow and vapours: wind and storm, fulfilling His word;

9. O ye mountains and all hills, fruitful trees and all cedars.

Song of the Three Children. 58. O ye fowls of the air, bless ye the LORD;

59. O ye beasts and cattle, bless ye the LORD;

60, 62. O ye children of men, O ye priests of the LORD, praise Him and exalt Him for ever.

68. All that worship the LORD, bless ye the LORD. Ye that worship the LORD, O praise the LORD.

PSALM cxlviii. 12. For His Name only is excellent, and His praise above heaven and earth. Hallelujah. (From "The Three Holy Children," Nos. 16, 17.) STANFORD.

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RESURRECTION HYMN.

Rise again, yes, rise again wilt thou,
My dust, though buried now!
To life immortal

Is this brief rest the portal:

Hallelujah!

For the seed is sown again to bloom
Whene'er the LORD shall come,
His harvest reaping

In us who now are sleeping:
Hallelujah!

Day of praise, of joyful tears the day,
Thou of my GOD the day,
When shall I number

My destined years of slumber,

Thou wakenest me!

Then shall we be like to those that dream,
When on us breaks the beam
Of that blest morrow;
The weary pilgrim's sorrow

Is then no more.

Then into the Holiest Place leads me
My Saviour, there to rest
With Him for ever.

Praise His Name Who doth deliver!

Hallelujah! Amen!

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*1. Awake, my heart, upraising
Our Maker's pow'r amazing,
Who all good gifts bestoweth,
From Whom all comfort floweth !

STANFORD.

2. With godlike grace and holy
Thou clothest me, the lowly;
"Sleep," say'st Thou, "free from sorrow,
Thy sun shall rise to-morrow."*

3. Yea, truly hast Thou spoken,
On me the day hath broken!
Thou, LORD, alone dost make me
Once more to life betake me.

4. O hear my grateful pray'r,

Who know'st my inmost care;
And may a glad fruition
Answer my heart's petition!

5. Thy gracious work be ending,
To me, kind Father, sending
An angel to be near me
In loving arms to bear me.

+6. All glory, praise, and merit,
To Father, Son, and Spirit,
Whose might all else excelleth
That in the wide world dwelleth.

7. Would'st Thou but rule for ever
Each falt'ring, weak endeavour,
Through paths of peace direct me
And evermore protect me!

8. Thy boundless grace be given
To guide my steps to heaven,
Thy word, a feast unending,
My weary way attending.

9. All glory, thanks, and merit,
To Father, Son, and Spirit,
Whose might all else excelleth
That in the wide world dwelleth.

STANFORD.

* Sometimes sung as a separate Anthem. This verse is sung at the same time as vv. 3-5.

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REVELATION xiv. 13. Blessed are the dead that die in the LORD, [from henceforth and for ever:] for they rest from their labours and their works follow them.

SPOHR, STANFord.

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PSALM xlvi. I. GOD is our hope and strength, a very present help in trouble.

2. Therefore will we not fear, though the earth be moved, and though the hills be carried into the midst of the sea.

3. Though the waters rage and swell, and the mountains shake at the tempest of the same.

1. GOD is our hope and strength, a very present help in trouble.

4. The rivers of the flood thereof shall make glad the city of GOD, the Holy Place of the Most Highest.

5. GOD is in the midst of her, therefore shall she not be removed: GOD shall help her, and that right early.

6. The heathen make much ado, and the kingdoms are moved but GOD hath shewed His voice, and the earth shall melt away.

7. The LORD of Hosts is with us; the GOD of Jacob is our refuge.

8. O come hither, and see the works of the LORD, what destruction He hath brought upon the earth.

9. He maketh wars to cease in all the world; He breaketh the bow, and knappeth the spear in sunder, and burneth the chariots in the fire.

10. Be still, then, and know that I am GOD: I will be exalted among the heathen, I will be exalted in the earth.

I. GOD is our hope and strength, a very present help in time of trouble. Hallelujah.

11. The LORD of Hosts is with us; the GOD of Jacob is our refuge.

STANFORD.

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ISAIAH XXV. 1. O LORD, Thou art my GOD; I will exalt Thee, I will praise Thy Name; for Thou hast done wonderful things; Thy counsels of old are faithfulness and truth.

[9. Lo, This is our GOD; we have waited for Him, and He will save us: This is the LORD; we have waited for Him, we will be glad and rejoice in His salvation.]

PSALM CXviii. 28. Thou art my GoD, and I will praise Thee Thou art my GOD, I will exalt Thee.

29. O give thanks unto the LORD, for He is gracious: His mercy endureth for ever. Amen.

C. F. LLOYD.

1554 BUNNETT, vv. 1, 9.

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WISDOM iii. 1. The souls of the righteous are in the hand of GOD, and there shall no torment touch them.

2, 3. In the sight of the unwise they seem to die, and their departure is taken for misery, but they are in peace.

4. For though they be punished in the sight of men, yet is their hope full of immortality.

5, 6. For GOD hath proved them, and found them worthy for Himself. As gold in the furnace hath He tried them, and found them worthy for Himself.

V. 5. They are numbered among the children of GOD, and their lot is among the Saints.

[Job iii. 17. There the wicked cease from troubling, and the weary be at rest.]

WILLIAMS.

1556 Ouseley, vv. 2, 3.

1557 H. H. WOODWARD, vv. 1-3; JOB. iii. 17.

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PSALM lxxxvi. 9. All nations, whom Thou hast made, shall come and worship before Thee, O LORD.

PSALM CXvii. (Old Version).

From all that dwell below the skies
Let the Creator's praise arise:
Let the Redeemer's Name be sung
Through every land, by every tongue.

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