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GLORY to God in the highest,
And peace on earth;
Good will towards men.

III. Sarah Yown Adams CREATOR-SPIRIT ! thou the first,

To be through time unending;
Whose word was, “ Light,” and light outburst,

In myriad streams descending ;
Oh, fill our souls with light divine,
Till radiant in thy beams they shine,

With thine own essence blending !

IV. Bulfinch
LORD, thou art not alone

In courts by mortals trod;
Nor only is this day thine own

When men draw near their God:

Thy temple is the arch

Of yon unmeasur'd sky;
Thy Sabbath, the stupendous march

Of grand eternity!

V. J. R. Wreford God of the ocean, earth, and sky,

In thy bright presence we rejoice ; We feel thee, see thee, ever nigh,

And gladly hear thy gracious voice :

We feel thee in the sunny beam ;

We see thee walk the mountain waves; We hear thee in the murmuring stream,

And when the tempest wildly raves :

God, on the lonely hills we meet ;

God, in the vale and fragrant grove; While birds and whispering winds repeat

That God is there—the God of love.

Vi. Joanna brillie
O GOD! who mad'st earth, sea, and air,
And living creatures, free and fair,
Thy hallow'd praise is every where ;

Hallelujah !

Yea, woods, and winds, and waves, convey
To the rapt ear a hymn, and say,
“ God, who hath made us, we obey!"


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VII. Milton
Let us, with a gladsome mind,
Praise the Lord, for he is kind;

For his mercies aye endure,
Ever faithful, ever sure.

Let us blaze his name abroad,
For of gods he is the God;

For his mercies aye endure,
Ever faithful, ever sure :

Who, by his wisdom, did create
The painted heavens, so full of state;

For his mercies aye endure,
Ever faithful, ever sure:

Who did the solid earth ordain
To rise above the watery plain;

For his mercies aye endure,
Ever faithful, ever sure.

All living creatures he doth feed,
And with full hand supplies their need;

For his mercies aye endure,
Ever faithful, ever sure.

Let us, therefore, warble forth
His mighty majesty and worth ;

For his mercies aye endure,
Ever faithful, ever sure.


VIII. BLESSED be thy name for ever, Thou of life the Guard and Giver! Thou canst guard thy creatures sleeping, Heal the heart long broke with weeping: God of stillness and of motion, Of the desert and the ocean, Of the mountain, rock, and river, Blessed be thy name for ever!

Thou who slumberest not nor sleepest,
Blest are they thou kindly keepest.
God of evening's parting ray,
Of midnight gloom, and dawning day,
That rises from the azure sea
Like breathings of eternity;
God of life! that fade shall never,
Blessed be thy name for ever!

IX. Sadision
The spacious firmament on high,
With all the blue ethereal sky,
And spangled heavens, a shining frame,
Their great original proclaim.
The unwearied sun, from day to day,
Doth his Creator's power display;
And publishes to every land
The work of an almighty hand.

Soon as the evening shades prevail,
The moon takes


the wondrous tale, And nightly to the listening earth Repeats the story of her birth; Whilst all the stars which round her burn, And all the planets in their turn, Confirm the tidings as they roll, And spread the truth from pole to pole.

What though in solemn silence all
Move round the dark terrestrial ball

What though nor real voice nor sound
Amid their radiant orbs be found;
In reason's ear they all rejoice,
And utter forth a glorious voice ;
For ever singing as they shine,
“The hand that made us is divine !"

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