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206 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, blesséd Trinity!

2 Holy, holy, holy! All the saints adore Thee, Casting down their golden crowns around the

glassy sea; Cherubim and seraphim falling down before

Thee, Which wert, and art, and evermore shalt be.

3 Holy, holy, holy! Though the darkness hide

Thee,
Though the eye of sinful man Thy glory may
Only Thou art holy; there is none beside

Thee,
Perfect in power, in love and purity.

not see,

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, blesséd Trinity!

R. Heber.

207 ANCIENT of days, Who sittest throned in

glory. To Thee all knees are bent, all voices pray; Thy love has blest the wide world's wondrous

story With light and life since Eden's dawning

day.

2 0 Holy Father, Who hast led Thy children

In all the ages, with the Fire and Cloud, Through seas dry-shod, through weary wastes

bewild'ring; To Thee, in reverent love, our hearts are

bowed.

3 O Holy Jesus, Prince of Peace and Savior, To Thee we owe the peace that still pre

vails, Stilling the rude wills of men's wild behavior. And calming passion's fierce and stormy

gales.

4 O Holy Ghost, the Lord and the Life-giver,

Thine is the quickening power that gives

increase;

From Thee have flowed, as from a pleasant

river, Our plenty, wealth, prosperity, and peace.

5 ( Triune God, with heart and voice adoring, Praise we the goodness that doth crown our

days;

Pray we that Thou wilt hear us, still implor

ing
Thy love and favor, kept to us always.

W. C. Doane.

208

LORD, Thy glory fills the heaven;

Earth is with its fulness stored ;
Unto Thee be glory given,

Holy, holy, holy Lord!
Heav'n is still with anthems ringing ;

Earth takes up the angels' cry;
Holy, holy, holy, singing,

Lord of hosts, Thou Lord most high!

2 Ever thus in God's high praises,

Brethren, let our tongues unite,
While our thoughts His greatness raises,

And our love His gifts excite.
With His seraph train before Him,

With His holy church below, Thus invite we to adore Him,

Bid we thus our anthem flow.

3 Lord, Thy glory fills the heaven,

Earth is with its fulness stored ;
Unto Thee be glory given,

Holy, holy, holy Lord!
Thus, Thy glorious day confessing,

We adopt the angels' cry;
Holy, holy, holy, blessing
Thee, the Lord our God most high!

R. Mant.

209

GLORY to the Father give,

God in whom we move and live; Children's prayers He deigns to hear, Children's songs delight His ear.

2 Glory to the Son we bring,

Christ our Prophet, Priest and King;
Children, raise your sweetest strain
To the Lamb, for He was slain.

3 Glory to the Holy Ghost,

Who reclaims the sinner lost;
Children's minds may He inspire,
Touch their tongues with holy fire.

4 Glory in the highest be

To the blesséd Trinity,
For the gospel from above,
For the word that God is love.

J. Montgomery.

210

GLO

LORY be to God the Father!

Glory be to God the Son ! Glory be to God the Spirit ! Great Jehovah, Three in One!

11 : Glory, glory,: || While eternal ages run!

2 Glory be to Him Who loved us,

Washed us from each spot and stain!
Glory.be to Him Who bought us,
Made us kings with Him to reign!

11 : Glory, glory,: ||
To the Lamb that once was slain!

3 Glory to the King of angels!

Glory to the church's King!
Glory to the King of nations !
Heaven and earth your praises bring !

|| : Glory, glory,: ||
To the King of glory bring.

4 Glory, blessing, praise eternal!

Thus the choir of angels sings; Honor, riches, power, dominion! Thus its praise creation brings;

11 : Glory, glory,: || Glory to the King of kings!

H. Bonar.

211

COME, Thou Almighty King,

Help us Thy name to sing,

Help us to praise!
Father all-glorious,
O'er all victorious,
Come and reign over us,

Ancient of days!

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