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Anthem for the Use of the Magdalen Chapel.

CHORUS
Le
ET the solemn organ blow;

Loud the grateful tribute pay ;
Britain's Queen demands the long;

Royal CHARLOTTE claims the lay. Britain's Queen, as good as great,

Who delights to save and bless ; Hail the sacred honourd name ! Hail our Royal Patroness!

1. Though exalted on a Throne,

Her superior merit's due Those beneath, with pity's eye

Scorns she not benign to view : Reaches forth her scepter'd hand,

Aid and mercy to bestow;
Wipes the tear from sorrow's face,
Sooths the wretchedness of woe.

II.
Sound we then her praises loud,

Wand'ring finners now no'more ;
Happily from shipwreck sav'd

On this hospitable shore ! Parents, lov'd, and reconcil'd,

With your daughters, found and blest,
Join the strain, and mix the tear,
Language of the feeling breast.

III.
Royal CHARLOTTE, virtue's pride,

Deigns our sorrows to relieve :
Sorrows, Lord! too well deserv'd :

-But how godlike to forgive !-Royal CHARLOTTE, mercy's boast,

Deigns to pardon, deigns to bless ; Pointing to our raptur'd view Parents, heav'n and happiness!

IV. Othou everlasting God !

Hear the truly grateful strain : Penitent and contrite souls

Ne'er with thee can sue in vain.

Hear!

Hear! and every gift impart

Mortals most supremely prize,
To the royal Queen whose mind
Speaks her kindred with the skies !

V.
Hear! and bless her consort Lord,

GEORGE, the well-belov'd and good ;
Bless him with his heart's desire,

All his wishes be bestow'd ! Then his people will be blest ;

All, with us, shall join the strain : This, and works of equal praise Shall immortalize his reign :

VI. Full of honours, full of days,

Happy in their people's love, Late, from giving joys below,

Bear them both to joys above !
Then, upon Britannia's throne,

Till the Sun shall cease to shine,
Patterns of their virtues place
Kings of their illustrious line.

CHORUS.
Now the folemn organ blow;

Loud the grateful tribute pay; Britain's King demands the song,

Royal CHARLOTTE claims the lay.
Britain's sovereigns, good as great,

Who delight to save and bless:
Hail the sacred GEORGE's name !
Hail our Royal Patroness !
An ODE, for the Magdalen Chapel.

FULL CHORU S.
Rateful notes and numbers bring,

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Holy ! holy ! holy ! Lord !
Be thy glorious name ador'd.

1/ Gal.)

IA Gal.) Men on earth and faints above,
2d Gal.] Men on earth and saints above,
If Gal.] Sing the great Redeemer's love.
2d Gal.) Sing the great Redeemer's love.
Chorus. Sing the great Redeemer's love.
' if Gal.] Lord thy mercies never fail ;
2d Gal.] Lord thy mercies never fail.
Chorus.] Hail ! hail ! Celestial goodness hail !
Hail ! hail! Celestial goodness hail!
Air.] Tho' unworthy, Lord ! thine ear,
Our humble Hallelujahs hear ;
Purer praise we hope to bring,
Chorus.] When with saints we stand and fing
Air. ] Lead us to that blissful state,
Where thou reign'st supremely great
Look with pity from thy throne,
And send thy Holy Spirit down.
While on earth ordain'd to stay,
Guide our footsteps in thy way ;
Till we come to reign with thee,
And all tby glorious greatness see.
Chorus.] Then with angels we'll again,
2d Gal.] Wake a louder, louder, strain !
Chorus.] Wake a louder, louder, ftrain!
If Gal.] There in joyful songs of praise,
We'll our grateful voices raise.
2d Gal.] There in joyful songs of praise,
Chorus.] We'll our graieful voices raise.
Solo.] There no tongue lhall filent be,
There all shall join sweet harmony:
That, thro' heav'ns, all spacious round,
Thy praise, O God ! may ever found.
Chorus.] Lord ! thy mercies never fail,
Lord ! thy mercies never fail.
Hail ! hail! Celestial goodness hail!
Hail! hail! Celestial goodness hail !

Verses

Verses by a MAGDALEN.

COME

OME, fifter Magdalens, your voices raise,

And join with me, to sound our patrons praise :
This is a theme, each grateful heart must love,
For all who hear the actions, must approve;
So noble, generous, and so tender too,
That none can speak the praise which is their due.
For when our wretched forrows they beheld,
Their souls humane were with compassion fill'd;
Their breasts soon glow'd with those immortal fires,
Which godlike charity alone inspires.
And straight they brought us from the paths we trod ;
From vice, from woe, to happiness and God.
Oh may we study to deserve their care,
And bless that goodness we fo freely share.
May every heart with gratitude o'erflow,
For, next to heav'n, to them our thanks we owe.
May them and theirs the source of bounty bless,
And crown their good endeavours with success.
May every penitent in this blest place,
Adore their Saviour, and improve in grace :
And tho' the way to paradise be straight,
In the sure path may he conduct our feet.
That so, when the dread trump of God shall found,
We

may with glory and with joy be crown'd; While to the Lord eternal thanks are giv'n, From death who rescu'd us, and rais'd to heav'n.

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Rules and REGULATIONS

OF THE

MAGDALEN - HOUSE.

Of the GOVERNMENT.

A PRESIDENT.
FOUR VICE-PRESIDENTS.
A TREASURER.
A GENERAL COURT.
A GENERAL COMMITTEE OF TWENTY-ONE

GOVERNORS.

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HE President, four Vice-Presidents, Trea

furer, and Committee of twenty-one, are annually chosen ; and five of the committee go out yearly. 2. All the officers are chosen annually.

Of the TREASURER. 1. He receives all benefactions; keeps an ac

count of all receipts and payments; and accounts at the four quarterly general courts,

or oftener, if required. 2. The surplus money remaining in his hands

at any of the said courts, more than sufficient to defray the current expences, he is to lay out in such government securities, as the ma

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