Piano Praise - Lyrics

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1It Is Well With My Soul

Horatio G. Spafford

1.

When peace, like a river, attendeth my way,

When sorrows like sea billows roll-

Whatever my lot, Thou hast taught me to say,

It is well, it is well with my soul.

Refrain

It is well (it is well) with my soul (with my soul),

It is well, it is well with my soul.

2.

My sin - O the joy of this glorious thought-

My sin, not in part, but the whole,

Is nailed to the cross, and I bear it no more:

Praise the Lord, praise the Lord, O my soul!

Refrain

It is well (it is well) with my soul (with my soul),

It is well, it is well with my soul.

3.

And, Lord, haste the day when my faith shall be sight,

The clouds be rolled back as a scroll:

The trump shall resound and the Lord shall descend,

"Even so" - it is well with my soul.

Refrain

It is well (it is well) with my soul (with my soul),

It is well, it is well with my soul.

2Holy, Holy, Holy

Reginald Heber

1.

Holy, holy, holy! Lord God Almighty!

Early in the morning our song shall rise to Thee

Holy, holy, holy! merciful and mighty!

God in three persons, blessed Trinity!

2.

Holy, holy, holy! Angels adore Thee,

Casting down their bright crowns around the glassy sea;

Thousands and ten thousands worship low before Thee,

Which wert, and art, and evermore shalt be.

3.

Holy, holy, holy! Though darkness hide Thee,

Though the eye of man Thy great glory may not see;

Only Thou art holy; there is none beside Thee,

Perfect in power, in love and purity.

4.

Holy, holy, holy! Lord God Almighty!

All Thy works shall praise Thy name in earth and sky and sea;

Holy, holy, holy! merciful and mighty!

God in three persons, blessed Trinity!

3Rejoice, Ye Pure in Heart!

Edward H. Plumptre

1.

Rejoice, ye pure in heart!

Rejoice, give thanks, and sing;

Your festal banner wave on high,

The cross of Christ your King.

Refrain

Rejoice! Rejoice!

Rejoice, give thanks, and sing!

2.

With voice as full and strong

As ocean's surging praise,

Send forth the sturdy hymns of old,

The psalms of ancient days.

Refrain

Rejoice! Rejoice!

Rejoice, give thanks, and sing!

3.

With all the angel choirs,

With all the saints on earth

Pour out the strains of joy and bliss,

True rapture, noblest mirth.

Refrain

Rejoice! Rejoice!

Rejoice, give thanks, and sing!

4.

Yes, on through life's long path,

Still chanting as ye go;

From youth to age, by night and day,

In gladness and in woe.

Refrain

Rejoice! Rejoice!

Rejoice, give thanks, and sing!

5.

Praise Him who reigns on high,

The Lord whom we adore

The Father, Son, and Holy Ghost,

One God forevermore.

Refrain

Rejoice! Rejoice!

Rejoice, give thanks, and sing!

4Joyful, Joyful, We Adore Thee

Henry van Dyke

1.

Joyful, joyful, we adore Thee,

God of glory, Lord of love;

Hearts unfold like flow'rs before Thee,

Hail Thee as the sun above.

Melt the clouds of sin and sadness,

Drive the dark of doubt away;

Giver of immortal gladness,

Fill us with the light of day!

2.

All Thy works with joy surround Thee,

Earth and heav'n reflect Thy rays,

Stars and angels sing around Thee,

Center of unbroken praise;

Field and forest, vale and mountain,

Bloss'ming meadow, flashing sea,

Chanting bird and flowing fountain

Call us to rejoice in Thee.

3.

Thou art giving and forgiving,

Ever blessing, ever blest,

Well-spring of the joy of living,

Ocean-depth of happy rest!

Thou the Father, Christ our Brother-

All who live in love are Thine:

Teach us how to love each other,

Lift us to the joy divine.

5My Maker and My King

Anne Steele

1.

My Maker and my King,

To Thee my all I owe;

Thy sovereign bounty is the spring

Whence all my blessings flow;

Thy sovereign bounty is the spring

Whence all my blessings flow.

2.

The creature of Thy hand,

On Thee alone I live;

My God, Thy benefits demand

More praise than I can give.

My God, Thy benefits demand

More praise than I can give.

3.

Lord, what can I impart

When all is Thine before?

Thy love demands a thankful heart;

The gift, alas! how poor.

Thy love demands a thankful heart;

The gift, alas! how poor.

4.

O! let Thy grace inspire

My soul with strength divine;

Let every word and each desire

And all my days be Thine.

Let every word and each desire

And all my days be Thine.

6O Worship the King

Robert Grant

1.

O worship the King, all glorious above,

O gratefully sing His wonderful love;

Our shield and defender, the Ancient of days,

Pavilioned in splendor, and girded with praise.

2.

O tell of His might, O sing of His grace,

Whose robe is the light, whose canopy space;

His chariots of wrath the deep thunderclouds form,

And dark is His path on the wings of the storm.

3.

Thy bountiful care, what tongue can recite?

It breathes in the air, it shines in the light;

It streams from the hills, it descends to the plain,

And sweetly distills in the dew and the rain.

4.

Frail children of dust, and feeble as frail,

In Thee do We trust, nor find Thee to fail;

Thy mercies, how tender! how firm to the end!

Our Maker, Defender, Redeemer, and Friend!

7O Come, Let Us Sing to the Lord

Scottish Psalter (1650) based on Psalm 95:1-6

1.

O come, let us sing to the Lord,

Come let us every one

A joyful noise make to the Rock

Of our salvation.

2.

Let us before His presence come

With glad and thankful voice;

Let us sing psalms of praise to Him,

And make a joyful noise.

3.

For God, a great God and great King,

Above all gods, He is;

The depths of earth are in His hand,

The strength of hills is His.

4.

To Him the ocean vast belongs,

For He the sea did make;

The dry land also from His hands,

Its form at first did take.

5.

O come, bow down and worship Him,

And kneeling, humbly pray,

Come to our Maker and our God,

And hear His voice today.

8Wake the Song

William F. Sherwin

1.

Wake the song of joy and gladness;

Hither bring your noblest lays;

Banish every thought of sadness,

Pouring forth your highest praise.

Sing to Him whose care has brought us

Once again with friends to meet,

And whose loving voice has taught us

Of the way to Jesus' feet.

Refrain

Wake the song, wake the song,

The song of joy and gladness,

Wake the song, wake the song,

The song of Jubilee.

2.

Joyfully with songs and banners,

We will greet the festal day;

Shout aloud our glad hosannas,

And our grateful homage pay.

We will chant our Savior's glory

While our thoughts we raise above,

Telling still "the old, old story,"

Precious theme-redeeming love!

Refrain

Wake the song, wake the song,

The song of joy and gladness,

Wake the song, wake the song,

The song of Jubilee.

3.

Thanks to Thee, O holy Father,

For the mercies of the year;

May each heart, as here we gather,

Swell with gratitude sincere.

Thanks to Thee, O loving Savior,

For redemption through Thy blood.

Breathe upon us, Holy Spirit,

Sweetly draw us near to God.

Refrain

Wake the song, wake the song,

The song of joy and gladness,

Wake the song, wake the song,

The song of Jubilee.

9Praise the Lord, His Glories Show

Henry Francis Lyte

1.

Praise the Lord, His glories show,

Alleluia!

Saints within His courts below,

Alleluia!

Angels 'round His throne above,

Alleluia!

All that see and share His love.

Alleluia!

2.

Earth to heaven and heaven to earth,

Alleluia!

Tell His wonders, sing His worth,

Alleluia!

Age to age and shore to shore,

Alleluia!

Praise Him, praise Him evermore!

Alleluia!

3.

Praise the Lord, His mercies trace,

Alleluia!

Praise His providence and grace,

Alleluia!

All that He for man hath done,

Alleluia!

All He sends us through His Son.

Alleluia!

10Marvelous Grace

Julia H. Johnston

1.

Marvelous grace of our loving Lord,

Grace that exceeds our sin and our guilt!

Yonder on Calvary's mount outpoured-

There where the blood of the Lamb was spilt.

Refrain

Grace, grace, God's grace,

Grace that will pardon and cleanse within;

Grace, grace, God's grace,

Grace that is greater than all our sin!

2.

Sin and despair, like the seawaves cold,

Threaten the soul with infinite loss;

Grace that is greater - yes, grace untold-

Points to the Refuge, the mighty Cross.

Refrain

Grace, grace, God's grace,

Grace that will pardon and cleanse within;

Grace, grace, God's grace,

Grace that is greater than all our sin!

3.

Marvelous, infinite, matchless grace,

Freely bestowed on all who believe!

You that are longing to see His face,

Will you this moment His grace receive?

Refrain

Grace, grace, God's grace,

Grace that will pardon and cleanse within;

Grace, grace, God's grace,

Grace that is greater than all our sin!

11Praise the Lord! You Heavens Adore Him

Edward Osler

1.

Praise the Lord! you heavens, adore Him;

Praise Him, angels in the height;

Sun and moon, rejoice before Him,

Praise Him, all you stars of light.

Praise the Lord, for He has spoken;

Worlds His mighty voice obeyed;

Laws which never shall be broken

For their guidance He has made.

2.

Praise the Lord! for He is glorious;

Never shall His promise fail.

God has 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.

3.

Worship, honor, glory, blessing,

Lord, we offer as our gift.

Young and old, Your praise expressing,

Our glad songs to You we lift.

All the saints in heaven adore You,

We would join their glad acclaim;

As your angels serve before You,

So on earth we praise Your name.

12I Sing the Mighty Power of God

Isaac Watts

1.

I sing the mighty power of God,

That made the mountains rise,

That spread the flowing seas abroad,

And built the lofty skies;

I sing the wisdom that ordained

The sun to rule the day;

The moon shines full at His command,

And all the stars obey.

2.

I sing the goodness of the Lord,

That filled the earth with food;

He formed the creatures with His word,

And then pronounced them good.

Lord, how Thy wonders are displayed

Where'er I turn my eye!

If I survey the ground I tread,

Or gaze upon the sky!

3.

There's not a plant or flower below

But makes Thy glories known;

And clouds arise, and tempests blow,

By order from Thy throne.

Creatures that borrow life from Thee

Are subject to Thy care;

There's not a place where we can flee

But God is present there.

13O Worship the Lord

J. S. B. Monsell

1.

O worship the Lord in the beauty of holiness,

Bow down before Him, His glory proclaim;

With gold of obedience, and incense of lowliness,

Kneel and adore Him; the Lord is His name.

2.

Low at His feet lay thy burden of carefulness;

High on His heart He will bear it for thee,

Comfort thy sorrows and answer thy prayerfulness,

Guiding thy steps as may best for thee be.

3.

Fear not to enter His courts in the slenderness

Of the poor wealth thou wouldst reckon as thine.

Truth in its beauty and love in its tenderness,

These are the offerings to lay on His shrine.

4.

These, though we bring them in trembling and fearfulness,

He will accept for the name that is dear;

Mornings of joy give for evenings of tearfulness,

Trust for our trembling, and hope for our fear.

14Praise to the Lord

Joachim Neander, Catherine Winkworth

1.

Praise to the Lord, the Almighty, the King of creation!

O my soul, praise Him, for He is thy health and salvation!

All ye who hear,

Now to His temple draw near;

Join ye in glad adoration!

2.

Praise to the Lord, who o'er all things so wondrously reigneth,

Shieldeth thee under His wings, yea, so gently sustaineth!

Hast thou not seen

How thy desires e'er have been

Granted in what He ordaineth?

3.

Praise to the Lord, who doth prosper thy work and defend thee;

Surely His goodness and mercy here daily attend thee.

Ponder anew

What the Almighty can do

If with His love He befriend thee.

15The Spacious Firmament

Joseph Addison

1.

The spacious firmament on high,

With all the blue, ethereal sky,

And spangled heavens, a shining frame,

Their great Original proclaim.

Th' unwearied sun from day to day

Does his Creator's power display,

And publishes to every land

The work of an almighty hand.

2.

Soon as the evening shades prevail,

The moon takes up the wondrous tale;

And nightly to the listening earth

Repeats the story of her birth;

While all the stars that round her burn,

And all the planets in their turn,

Confirm the tidings as they roll,

And spread the truth from pole to pole.

3.

What though in solemn silence all

Move round the dark terrestrial ball?

What though no real voice nor sound

Amid their radiant orbs be found?

In reason's ear they all rejoice

And utter forth a glorious voice,

Forever singing as they shine,

"The hand that made us is divine."

16The Lord in Zion Reigneth

Fanny J. Crosby

1.

The Lord in Zion reigneth,

Let all the world rejoice,

And come before His throne of grace

With tuneful heart and voice;

The Lord in Zion reigneth,

And there His praise shall ring,

To Him shall princes bend the knee

And kings their glory bring.

2.

The Lord in Zion reigneth,

And who so great as He?

The depths of earth are in His hands;

He rules the mighty sea.

O crown His name with honor,

And let His standard wave,

Till distant isles beyond the deep

Shall own His power to save.

3.

The Lord in Zion reigneth,

These hours to Him belong;

O enter now His temple gates,

And fill His courts with song;

Beneath His royal banner

Let every creature fall,

Exalt the King of heaven and earth,

And crown Him Lord of all.

17Praise My Soul, the King of Heaven

Henry Francis Lyte

1.

Praise, my soul, the King of heaven;

To His feet thy tribute bring;

Ransomed, healed, restored, forgiven,

Who like thee His praise should sing?

Praise Him, praise Him, alleluia,

Praise the everlasting King.

2.

Praise Him for His grace and favor

To our fathers in distress;

Praise Him still the same forever,

Slow to chide and swift to bless;

Praise Him, praise Him, alleluia

Glorious in His faithfulness.

3.

Tenderly He shields and spares us;

Well our feeble frame He knows;

In His hands He gently bears us,

Rescues us from all our foes:

Praise Him, praise Him, alleluia,

Widely as His mercy flows.

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, alleluia,

Praise with us the God of grace.

18Holy God, We Praise Your Name

German, 18th Century, translated by Clarance A. Walworth

1.

Holy God, we praise Your name;

Lord of all, we bow before You!

All on earth Your scepter claim,

All in heaven above adore You;

Infinite Your vast domain.

Everlasting is Your reign.

2.

Hark! the loud celestial hymn

Angel choirs above are raising,

Cherubim and seraphim,

In unceasing chorus praising;

Fill the heavens with sweet accord:

Holy, holy, holy, Lord.

3.

Holy Father, Holy Son,

Holy Spirit, three we name You;

While in essence only one,

Undivided God we claim You;

And adoring bend the knee,

While we own the mystery.

19Blessed Jesus, at Thy Word

Tobias Clausnitzer, tranlsated by Catherine Winkworth

1.

Blessed Jesus, at Thy word

We are gathered all to hear Thee;

Let our hearts and souls be stirred

Now to seek and love and fear Thee;

By Thy teachings sweet and holy,

Drawn from earth to love Thee solely.

2.

All our knowledge, sense, and sight

Lie in deepest darkness shrouded.

Till Thy Spirit breaks our night

With the beams of truth unclouded.

Thou alone to God canst win us;

Thou must work all good within us.

3.

Glorious Lord, Thyself impart!

Light of light, from God proceeding,

Open Thou our ears and heart,

Help us by Thy Spirit's pleading,

Hear the cry Thy people raises,

Hear, and bless our prayers and praises.

 

20O Praise Ye the Lord

Henry W. Baker

1.

O praise ye the Lord!

Praise Him in the height;

Rejoice in His Word,

Ye angels of light;

Ye heavens, adore Him

By whom ye were made,

And worship before Him,

In brightness arrayed.

2.

O praise ye the Lord!

Praise Him upon earth,

In tuneful accord:

Ye sons of new birth;

Praise Him who hath brought you

His grace from above,

Praise Him who hath taught you

To sing of His love.

3.

O praise ye the Lord,

All things that give sound;

Each jubilant chord,

Re-echo around;

Loud organs His glory

Forth tell in deep tone,

And sweet harp, the story

Of what He hath done.

4.

O praise ye the Lord!

Thanksgiving and song

To Him be out-poured

All ages along:

For love in creation,

For heaven restored.

For grace of salvation,

O praise ye the Lord!

21Praise Ye the Father

Elizabeth Rundle Charles

1.

Praise ye the Father for His loving-kindness,

Tenderly cares He for His erring children;

Praise Him, ye angels, praise Him in the heavens;

Praise ye Jehovah!

2.

Praise ye the Savior, great is His compassion,

Graciously cares He for His chosen people;

Young men and maidens, ye old men and children,

Praise ye the Savior!

3.

Praise ye the Spirit, Comforter of Israel,

Sent of the Father and the Son to bless us;

Praise ye the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit,

Praise the Eternal Three!

22O Thou in Whose Presence

Joseph Swain

1.

O Thou in whose presence my soul takes delight,

On whom in affliction I call,

My comfort by day and my song in the night,

My hope, my salvation, my all!

2.

His voice, as the sound of the dulcimer sweet,

Is heard through the shadows of death;

The cedars of Lebanon bow at His feet,

The air is perfumed with His breath.

3.

His lips, as a fountain of righteousness flow,

To water the gardens of grace;

From which their salvation the Gentiles shall know,

And bask in the smiles of His face.

4.

He looks, and ten thousands of angels rejoice,

And myriads wait for His word;

He speaks, and eternity, filled with His voice,

Reechoes the praise of the Lord.

23Come, Christians, Join to Sing

Christian Henry Bateman

1.

Come Christians, join to sing,

Alleluia! Amen!

Loud praise to Christ our King;

Alleluia! Amen!

Let all, with heart and voice,

Before His throne rejoice;

Praise is His gracious choice:

Alleluia! Amen!

2.

Come, lift your hearts on high;

Alleluia! Amen!

Let praises fill the sky;

Alleluia! Amen!

He is our Guide and Friend;

To us He'll condescend;

His love shall never end:

Alleluia! Amen!

3.

Praise yet our Christ again;

Alleluia! Amen!

Life shall not end the strain;

Alleluia! Amen!

On heaven's blissful shore

His goodness we'll adore,

Singing forevermore,

Alleluia! Amen!

24Before Jehovah's Awful Throne

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Isaac Watts

1.

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'll crowd His gates with thankful songs,

High as the heavens our voices raise;

And earth, with her ten thousand tongues,

Shall fill His courts with sounding praise.

4.

Wide as the world is His command,

Vast as Eternity His love;

Firm as a rock His truth shall stand,

When rolling years shall cease to move.

25Immortal, Invisible, God Only Wise

Walter Chalmers Smith

1.

Immortal, invisible, God only wise,

In light inaccessible hid from our eyes,

Most blessed, most glorious, the Ancient of days,

Almighty, victorious, Thy great name we praise.

2.

Unresting, unhasting, and silent as light,

Nor wanting, nor wasting, Thou rulest in might;

Thy justice like mountains high soaring above

Thy clouds, which are fountains of goodness and love.

3.

To all life Thou givest to both great and small;

In all life Thou livest, the true life of all;

We blossom and flourish, like leaves on the tree,

Then wither and perish; but naught changeth Thee.

4.

Great Father of glory, pure Father of light

Thine angels adore Thee, all veiling their sight;

All laud we would render: O help us to see

'Tis only the splendor of light hideth Thee.

26Lord of All Being, Throned Afar

Oliver Wendell Holmes

1.

Lord of all being, throned afar,

Thy glory flames from sun and star;

Center and soul of every sphere,

Yet to each loving heart how near!

Yet to each loving heart how near!

2.

Sun of our life, Thy quickening ray

Shed on our path the glow of day;

Star of our hope, Thy softened light

Cheers the long watches of the night,

Cheers the long watches of the night.

3.

Our midnight is Thy smile withdrawn;

Our noontide is Thy gracious dawn;

Our rainbow arch, Thy mercy's sign;

All, save the clouds of sin, are Thine,

All, save the clouds of sin, are Thine.

4.

Lord of all life, below, above,

Whose light is truth, whose warmth is love,

Before Thy ever-blazing throne

We ask no luster of our own,

We ask no luster of our own.

5.

Grant us Thy truth to make us free,

And kindling hearts that burn for Thee;

Till all Thy living altars claim

One holy light, one heavenly flame!

One holy light, one heavenly flame.

27The God of Abraham Praise

Thomas Olivers

1.

The God of Abraham praise,

Who reigns enthroned above;

Ancient of everlasting days,

And God of love;

Jehovah! Great I AM!

By earth and heaven confessed;

I bow and bless the sacred name,

Forever blest.

2.

The God of Abraham praise,

At whose supreme command

From earth I rise, and seek the joys

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.

The whole triumphant host

Give thanks to God on high;

"Hail, Father, Son, and Holy Ghost!"

They ever cry;

Hail, Abraham's God and mine!

I join the heavenly lays;

All might and majesty are Thine,

And endless praise.

28God the Omnipotent

Henry F. Chorley, John Ellerton

1.

God the omnipotent! King, who ordainest

Great winds Thy clarions, the lightnings Thy sword;

Show forth Thy pity on high where Thou reignest,

Give to us peace, O most merciful Lord.

2.

God the all-merciful! earth hath forsaken

Thy precepts holy, and slighted Thy word:

Bid not Thy wrath in its terrors awaken;

Give to us peace, O most merciful Lord.

3.

God the all-righteous One! man hath defied Thee;

Yet to eternity standeth Thy word;

Falsehood and wrong shall not tarry beside Thee;

Prosper the right, O most merciful Lord.

4.

So shall we render Thee thankful devotion,

For Thy deliverance from peril and sword,

Singing in chorus from ocean to ocean,

"Thine is the power and the glory, O Lord."

29All People That on Earth Do Dwell

William Kethe

1.

All people that on earth do dwell,

Sing to the Lord with cheerful voice;

Him serve with mirth, His praise forth tell

Come, ye before Him and rejoice.

2.

Know that the Lord is God indeed;

Without our aid He did us make;

We are His folk, He doth us feed,

And for His sheep He doth us take.

3.

O enter then His gates with praise,

Approach with joy His courts unto;

Praise, laud, and bless His name always,

For it is seemly so to do.

4.

For why the Lord our God is good,

His mercy is forever sure;

His truth at all times firmly stood,

And shall from age to age endure.  Amen.

30Eternal Father, Strong to Save

William Whiting

1.

Eternal Father, strong to save,

Whose arm hath bound the restless wave

Who bid'st the mighty ocean deep

Its own appointed limits keep;

Oh, hear us when we cry to Thee

For those in peril on the sea.

2.

O Christ, whose voice the waters heard,

And hushed their raging at Thy word,

Who walkedst on the foaming deep,

And calm amidst its rage didst sleep;

Oh, hear us when we cry to Thee

For those in peril on the sea.

3.

O Holy Spirit, who didst brood

Upon the waters dark and rude,

And bid their angry tumult cease,

And give, for wild confusion, peace:

Oh, hear us when we cry to Thee

For those in peril on the sea.

4.

O Trinity of love and power,

All trav'lers shield in danger's hour;

From rock and tempest, fire and foe,

Protect them wheresoe'er they go;

Thus evermore shall rise to Thee

Glad hymns of praise from land and sea.

31God, Who Made the Earth and Heaven

Reginald Heber, William Mercer, Richard Whately

1.

God, who made the earth and heaven,

Darkness and light:

You the day for work have given,

For rest the night.

May Your angel guards defend us,

Slumber sweet Your mercy send us,

Holy dreams and hopes attend us

All through the night.

2.

And when morn again shall call us

To run life's way,

May we still, whate'er befall us,

Your will obey.

From the pow'r of evil hide us,

In the narrow pathway guide us,

Never be Your smile denied us

All through the day.

3.

Guard us waking, guard us sleeping,

And, when we die,

May we in Your mighty keeping,

All peaceful lie.

When the trumpet call shall wake us,

Then, O Lord, do not forsake us,

But to reign in glory take us

With You on high.

4.

Holy Father, throned in heaven,

All-holy Son,

Holy Spirit, freely given,

Blest Three in One:

  Grant us grace, we now implore You,

Till we lay our crowns before You

And in worthier strains adore You

While ages run.

32Lord, in the Morning

Isaac Watts

1.

Lord, in the morning Thou shalt hear

My voice ascending high;

To Thee will I direct my prayer,

To Thee lift up mine eye-

2.

Up to the hills Where Christ is gone

To plead for all His saints,

Presenting at His Father's throne

Our songs and our complaints.

3.

O may Thy Spirit guide my feet

In ways of righteousness;

Make every path of duty straight

And plain before my face.

4.

The men that love and fear Thy name

Shall see their hopes fulfilled;

The mighty God will compass them

With favor as a shield.

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33We Gather Together

Anonymous 1625, translated by Theodore Baker

1.

We gather together to ask the Lord's blessing;

He chastens and hastens His will to make known;

The wicked oppressing now cease from distressing,

Sing praises to His name; He forgets not His own.

2.

Beside us to guide us, our God with us joining,

Ordaining, maintaining His kingdom divine;

So from the beginning the fight we were winning;

Thou, Lord, wast at our side; all glory be Thine!

3.

We all do extol Thee, Thou Leader triumphant,

And pray that Thou still our Defender wilt be.

Let Thy congregation escape tribulation;

Thy name be ever praised! O Lord, make us free!

34God Himself Is Present

Gerhard Tersteegen, translated by Frederick W Foster

1.

God Himself is present: Let us now adore Him,

And with awe appear before Him.

God is in His temple; All within keep silence,

Prostrate lie with deepest reverence

Him alone, God we own; Him, our God and Saviour;

Praise His Name forever.

2.

God Himself is present: Hear the harps resounding!

See the hosts the throne surrounding!

"Holy, holy, holy," Hear the hymn ascending,

Song of saints and angels blending.

Bow thine ear, To us here: Hear, O Christ, the praises

That Thy Church now raises.

3.

O Thou Fount of blessing, Purify my spirit;

Trusting only in Thy merit.

Like the holy angels, who behold Thy glory,

May I ceaselessly adore Thee.

Let Thy will, ever still; rule Thy Church terrestrial,

As the hosts celestial.

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35Can You Count the Stars?

Wilhelm Hey vs 1&3 translated by H. W. Dulcken, vs 2 anonymous

1.

Can you count the stars that brightly

Twinkle in the midnight sky?

Can you count the clouds, so lightly

O'er the meadows floating by?

God, the Lord, doth mark their number

With His eyes that never slumber;

He hath made them every one,

He hath made them every one.

2.

Can you count the song-birds playing

In the sunshine's golden light?

Can you count the fishes straying

In the sparkling waters bright?

God the Lord a name hath given

To all creatures under heaven

When He called them, every one,

When He called them, every one.

3.

Do you know how many children

Rise each morning blithe and gay?

Can you count their jolly voices,

Singing sweetly day by day?

God hears all the happy voices,

In their merry songs rejoices;

And He loves them, every one,

And He loves them, every one.

36All Praise to Thee

Thomas Ken

1.

All praise to Thee, my God this night,

For all the blessings of the light!

Keep me, O keep me, King of kings,

Beneath Thine own almighty wings.

2.

Forgive me, Lord, for Thy dear Son,

The ill that I this day have done,

That with the world, myself, and Thee,

I, ere I sleep, at peace may be.

3.

O may my soul on Thee repose;

And with sweet sleep mine eyelids close,

Sleep, that may me more vigorous make

To serve my God when I awake.

4.

Praise God, from whom all blessings flow;

Praise Him, all creatures here below;

Praise Him above, ye heavenly host;

Praise Father, Son, and Holy Ghost.

37How Lovely Is Thy Dwelling Place

Scottish Psalter (1650) based on Psalm 84

1.

How lovely is Thy dwelling place,

O Lord of hosts to me!

The tabernacles of Thy grace,

How pleasant, Lord, they be!

2.

My thirsty soul longs ardently,

Yea, faints Thy courts to see;

My very heart and flesh cry out,

O living God, for Thee.

3.

Behold the sparrow findeth out

A house wherein to rest;

The swallow also, for herself

Provided hath a nest.

4.

Ev'n Thine own altars, where she safe

Her young ones forth may bring,

O Thou, almighty Lord of hosts,

Who art my God and King.

5.

Blest are they in Thy house that dwell,

They ever give Thee praise.

Blest is the man whose strength Thou art,

In whose heart are Thy ways.

38Day Is Dying in the West

Mary A. Lathbury

1.

Day is dying in the west;

Heaven is touching earth with rest;

Wait and worship while the night

Sets her evening lamps alight

Through all the sky.

Refrain

Holy, holy, holy, Lord God of hosts!

Heaven and earth are full of Thee;

Heaven and earth are praising Thee,

O Lord most high!

2.

Lord of life, beneath the dome

Of the universe, Thy home,

Gather us who seek Thy face

To the fold of Thy embrace,

For Thou art nigh.

Refrain

Holy, holy, holy, Lord God of hosts!

Heaven and earth are full of Thee;

Heaven and earth are praising Thee,

O Lord most high!

3.

While the deepening shadows fall,

Heart of love, enfolding all,

Thro' the glory and the grace

Of the stars that veil Thy face,

Our hearts ascend.

Refrain

Holy, holy, holy, Lord God of hosts!

Heaven and earth are full of Thee;

Heaven and earth are praising Thee,

O Lord most high!

4.

When forever from our sight

Pass the stars, the day, the night,

Lord of angels, on our eyes

Let eternal morning rise,

And shadows end.

Refrain

Holy, holy, holy, Lord God of hosts!

Heaven and earth are full of Thee;

Heaven and earth are praising Thee,

O Lord most high!

39God Will Take Care of You

Civilla D. Martin

1.

Be not dismayed whate'er betide,

God will take care of you;

Beneath His wings of love abide,

God will take care of you.

Refrain

God will take care of you,

Through every day, o'er all the way;

He will take care of you,

God will take care of you

2.

Through days of toil when your heart doth fail,

God will take care of you;

When dangers fierce your path assail,

God will take care of you.

Refrain

God will take care of you,

Through every day, o'er all the way;

He will take care of you,

God will take care of you

3.

All you may need He will provide,

God will take care of you;

Nothing you ask will be denied,

God will take care of you.

Refrain

God will take care of you,

Through every day, o'er all the way;

He will take care of you,

God will take care of you

4.

No matter what may be the test,

God will take care of you;

Lean, weary one, upon His breast,

God will take care of you.

Refrain

God will take care of you,

Through every day, o'er all the way;

He will take care of you,

God will take care of you

40The Day Thou Gavest

John Ellerton

1.

The day Thou gavest, Lord, is ended,

The darkness falls at Thy behest;

To Thee our morning hymns ascended,

Thy praise shall hallow now our rest.

2.

We thank Thee that Thy church, unsleeping,

While earth rolls onward into light,

Through all the world her watch is keeping,

And rests not now by day or night.

3.

As o'er each continent and island

The dawn leads on another day,

The voice of prayer is never silent,

Nor die the strains of praise away.

4.

So be it, Lord; Thy throne shall never,

Like earth's proud empires, pass away;

Thy kingdom stands, and grows forever,

Till all Thy creatures own Thy sway.

41On Our Way Rejoicing

J. S. B. Monsell

1.

On our way rejoicing

Gladly let us go;

Conquer'd hath our Leader,

Vanquish'd is the foe.

Christ without, our safety;

Christ within, our joy;

Who, if we be faithful,

Can our hope destroy?

Refrain

On our way rejoicing

As we forward move,

Hearken to our praises,

O blest God of love!

2.

Unto God the Father

Joyful songs we sing,

Unto God the Savior

Thankful hearts we bring,

Unto God the Spirit

Bow we and adore,

On our way rejoicing

Now and evermore.

Refrain

On our way rejoicing

As we forward move,

Hearken to our praises,

O blest God of love!

42God of the Prophets

Denis Wortman

1.

God of the prophets! Bless the prophets' sons:

Elijah's mantle o'er Elisha cast;

Each age its solemn task may claim but once:

Make each one nobler, stronger than the last,

Make each one nobler, stronger than the last!

2.

Anoint them prophets! Make their ears attent

To Thy divinest speech; their hearts awake

To human need; their lips make eloquent

To guard the right, and every evil break,

To guard the right, and every evil break.

3.

Anoint them priests! Strong intercessors they

For pardon, and for charity and peace!

Ah, if with them the world might pass, astray,

Into the dear Christ's life of sacrifice,

Into the dear Christ's life of sacrifice!

4.

Make them apostles! Heralds of thy cross,

Forth may they go to tell all realms thy grace:

Inspired of thee, may they count all but loss,

And stand at last with joy before thy face,

And stand at last with joy before thy face.

43This Is My Father's World

Maltbie D. Babcock

1.

This is my Father's world,

And to my listening ears,

All nature sings, and round me rings

The music of the spheres.

This is my Father's world;

I rest me in the thought

Of rocks and trees, of skies and seas;

His hand the wonders wrought.

2.

This is my Father's world,

The birds their carols raise;

The morning light, the lily white,

Declare their Maker's praise.

This is my Father's world;

He shines in all that's fair;

In the rustling grass I hear Him pass,

He speaks to me everywhere.

3.

This is my Father's world,

O let me ne'er forget

That though the wrong seems oft so strong,

God is the Ruler yet.

This is my Father's world;

Why should my heart be sad?

The Lord is King; let the heavens ring!

God reigns; let the earth be glad.

44Like a River Glorious

Frances Ridley Havergal

1.

Like a river glorious

Is God's perfect peace,

Over all victorious

In its bright increase;

Perfect, yet it floweth

Fuller every day,

Perfect, yet it groweth

Deeper all the way.

Refrain

Trusting in Jehovah,

Hearts are fully blest-

Finding, as He promised,

Perfect peace and rest.

2.

Hidden in the hollow

of His blessed hand,

Never foe can follow,

Never traitor stand;

Not a surge of worry,

Not a shade of care,

Not a blast of hurry

Touch the spirit there.

Refrain

Trusting in Jehovah,

Hearts are fully blest-

Finding, as He promised,

Perfect peace and rest.

3.

Every joy or testing

Comes from God above,

Given to His children

As an act of love;

We may trust Him fully

All for us to do-

Those who trust Him wholly

Find Him wholly true.

Refrain

Trusting in Jehovah,

Hearts are fully blest-

Finding, as He promised,

Perfect peace and rest.

45Sing Praise to God

Johann J. Schutz, translated by Frances Elizabeth Cox

1.

Sing praise to God who reigns above,

The God of all creation,

The God of power, the God of love,

The God of our salvation;

With healing balm my soul He fills,

And every faithless murmur stills;

To God all praise and glory!

2.

What God's almighty power hath made

His gracious mercy keepeth;

By morning glow or evening shade,

His watchful eye ne'er sleepeth,

  Within the kingdom of His might,

Lo! all is just, and all is right:

To God all praise and glory!

3.

The Lord is never far away,

Throughout all grief distressing

An ever-present help and stay,

Our peace, and joy, and blessing.

As with a mother's tender hand,

He leads His own, His chosen band;

To God all praise and glory!

46There's a Wideness

Frederick W. Faber

1.

There's a wideness in God's mercy,

Like the Wideness of the sea;

There's a kindness in His justice,

Which is more than liberty.

2.

There is welcome for the sinner,

And more graces for the good;

There is mercy with the Savior;

There is healing in His blood.

3.

For the love of God is broader

Than the measure of man's mind,

And the heart of the Eternal

Is most wonderfully kind.

4.

If our love were but more simple,

We should take Him at His word;

And our lives would be all sunshine

In the sweetness of our Lord.

47O Love That Wilt Not Let Me Go

George Matheson

1.

O Love that wilt not let me go,

I rest my weary soul in Thee;

I give Thee back the life I owe,

That in Thine ocean depths its flow

May richer, fuller be.

2.

O Light that followest all my way,

I yield my flickering torch to Thee;

My heart restores its borrowed ray,

That in Thy sunshine's blaze its day

May brighter, fairer be.

3.

O Joy that seekest me through pain,

I cannot close my heart to Thee;

I trace the rainbow through the rain,

And feel the promise is not vain

That morn shall tearless be.

4.

O Cross that liftest up my head,

I dare not ask to fly from Thee;

I lay in dust life's glory dead,

And from the ground there blossoms red

Life that shall endless be.

48O God, Our Help

Isaac Watts

1.

O God, our help in ages past,

Our hope for years to come,

Our shelter from the stormy blast,

And our eternal home!

2.

Under the shadow of Thy throne

Still may we dwell secure;

Sufficient is Thine arm alone,

And our defense is sure.

3.

Before the hills in order stood,

Or earth received her frame,

From everlasting Thou art God,

To endless years the same.

4.

A thousand ages, in Thy sight,

Are like an evening gone;

Short as the watch that ends the night,

Before the rising sun.

5.

O God, our help in ages past,

Our hope for years to come;

Be Thou our guide while life shall last,

And our eternal home!

49Prince of Peace, Control My Will

Mary Ann Serrett Barber

1.

Prince of Peace, control my will,

Bid this struggling heart be still;

Bid my fears and doubtings cease,

Hush my spirit into peace.

2.

Thou hast bought me with Thy blood,

Opened wide the gate to God;

Peace, I ask, but peace must be,

Lord, in being one with Thee.

3.

May Thy will, not mine, be done,

May Thy will and mine be one;

Chase these doubtings from my heart,

Now Thy perfect peace impart.

4.

Savior! at Thy feet I fall,

Thou my life, my God, my all!

Let Thy happy servant be

One forevermore with Thee!

5.

Cleanse my heart from inbred sin,

Bring the Holy Spirit in;

Then my doubts and fears depart,

Perfect peace reign in my heart.

50Now the Day Is Over

Sabine Baring-Gould

1.

Now the day is over,

Night is drawing nigh,

Shadows of the evening

Steal across the sky.

2.

Father, give the weary

Calm and sweet repose;

With Thy tenderest blessing

May our eyelids close.

3.

Through the long night watches,

May Thine angels spread

Their white wings above me,

Watching round my bed.

51Lord, Dismiss Us With Thy Blessing

John Fawcett

1.

Lord, dismiss us with Thy blessing;

Fill our hearts with joy and peace;

Let us each, Thy love possessing,

Triumph in redeeming grace.

O refresh us, O refresh us,

Traveling through this wilderness.

2.

Thanks we give, and adoration,

For Thy gospel's joyful sound.

May the fruits of Thy salvation

In our hearts and lives abound.

Ever faithful, ever faithful

To the truth may we be found.

52Softly Now the Light of Day

George W. Doane

1.

Softly now the light of day

Fades upon our sight away:

Free from care, from labor free,

Lord, we would commune with Thee.

2.

Thou, whose all-pervading eye

Nought escapes, without, within,

Pardon each infirmity,

Open fault, and secret sin.

3.

Soon from us the light of day

Shall forever pass away;

Then, from sin and sorrow free,

Take us, Lord, to dwell with Thee.

53God Be With You

Jeremiah E. Rankin

1.

God be with you till we meet again;

By His counsels guide, uphold you,

With His sheep securely fold you;

God be with you till we meet again.

Refrain

Till we meet, till we meet,

Till we meet at Jesus' feet,

Till we meet, till we meet,

God be with you till we meet again.

2.

God be with you till we meet again;

'Neath His wings protecting hide you,

Daily manna still provide you;

God be with you till we meet again.

Refrain

Till we meet, till we meet,

Till we meet at Jesus' feet,

Till we meet, till we meet,

God be with you till we meet again.

3.

God be with you till we meet again;

When life's perils thick confound you:

Put His arms unfailing round you;

God be with you till we meet again.

Refrain

Till we meet, till we meet,

Till we meet at Jesus' feet,

Till we meet, till we meet,

God be with you till we meet again.

4.

God be with you till we meet again;

Keep love's banner floating o'er you

Smite death's threatening wave before you;

God be with you till we meet again.

Refrain

Till we meet, till we meet,

Till we meet at Jesus' feet,

Till we meet, till we meet,

God be with you till we meet again.

54God's Free Mercy Streameth

William W. How

1.

God's free mercy streameth

Over all the world,

And His banner gleameth,

By His church unfurled;

Broad and deep and glorious,

As the heaven above,

Shines in might victorious

His eternal love.

2.

Summer suns are glowing

Over land and sea;

Happy light is flowing,

Bountiful and free;

Everything rejoices

In the mellow rays;

Earth's ten thousand voices

Swell the psalm of praise.

3.

Lord, upon our blindness

Thy pure radiance pour;

For Thy loving-kindness

We would love Thee more;

And when clouds are drifting

Dark across the sky,

Then, the veil uplifting,

Father, be Thou nigh.

4.

We will never doubt Thee,

Tho' Thou veil Thy light;

Life is dark without Thee,

Death with Thee is bright.

Light of light, shine o'er us

On our pilgrim way,

Go Thou still before us

To the endless day.

55O Love of God, How Strong and True!

Horatius Bonar

1.

O love of God, how strong and true!

Eternal, and yet ever new;

Uncomprehended and unbought,

Beyond all knowledge and all thought.

2.

O love of God, how deep and great,

Far deeper than man's deepest hate;

Self-fed, self-kindled like the light,

Changeless, eternal, infinite.

3.

We read thee best in Him who came

To bear for us the cross of shame;

Sent by the Father from on high,

Our life to live, our death to die.

4.

We read thy power to bless and save,

E'en in the darkness of the grave;

Still more in resurrection light

We read the fullness of thy might.

5.

O love of God, our shield and stay

Through all the perils of our way!

Eternal love, in thee we rest,

Forever safe, forever blest.

56Savior, Breathe an Evening Blessing

James Edmeston

1.

Savior, breathe an evening blessing,

Ere repose our spirits seal;

Sin and want we come confessing;

Thou canst save, and Thou canst heal.

2.

Though the night be dark and dreary,

Darkness cannot hide from Thee;

Thou art He who, never weary,

Watchest where Thy people be.

3.

Though destruction walk around us,

Though the arrow past us fly,

Angel guards from Thee surround us,

We are safe if Thou art nigh.

4.

Should swift death this night o'ertake us,

And our couch become our tomb,

May the morn of glory wake us,

Clad in light and deathless bloom.

57Abide With Me

Henry Francis Lyte

1.

Abide with me; fast falls the eventide;

The darkness deepens; Lord, with me abide!

When other helpers fail, and comforts flee,

Help of the helpless, O abide with me!

2.

Swift to its close ebbs out life's little day;

Earth's joys grow dim, its glories pass away;

Change and decay in all around I see;

O Thou, who changest not, abide with me!

3.

I need Thy presence every passing hour;

What but Thy grace can foil the tempter's power?

Who like Thyself my guide and stay can be.

Through cloud and sunshine, O abide with me!

4.

I fear no foe, with Thee at hand to bless;

Ills have no weight, and tears no bitterness:

Where is death's sting? where, grave, thy victory?

I triumph still if Thou abide with me!