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Be filled with the Spirit;
Speaking to Yourselves in Psalms
And hymns, and Spiritual Songs,
Singing and Making Melody
In Your Heart to the Lord.

Eph. 5:18, 19.

Opening

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.

T. Claussnitzer.
C. Winkworth, Tr.

2

ΤΟ.

GOD be glory, peace on earth,
To all manking good will!
We bless, we praise, we worship Thee,

And glorify Thee still.

2 And thanks for Thy great glory give,

That fills our souls with light;
O Lord, our heavenly King, the God

And Father of all might!

3 And Thou, begotten Son of God,

Before time had begun;
O Jesus Christ, Thou Lamb of God,

The Father's only Son:

4 Have mercy, Thou that tak'st the sins

Of all the world away!
Have mercy, Savior of mankind,

And hear us when we pray!

5 O Thou, who sitt'st at God's right hand,

Upon the Father's throne,
Have mercy on us, Thou, O Christ,

Who art the Holy One!

6 Thou only, with the Holy Ghost,

Whom earth and heaven adore,
In glory of the Father art
Most high forevermore.

Tate and Brady's New Version.

3

noise;

YE LANDS, to the Lord make a jubilant

Glory be to God! O serve Him with joy, in His presence now rejoice;

Sing praise unto God out of Zion!

2 Not we, but the Lord is our Maker, our God;

Glory be to God! His people we are, and the sheep led by His rod;

Sing praise unto God out of Zion!

3 O enter His gates with thanksgiving and praise;

Glory be to God! To bless Him and thank Him, our voices we will raise;

Sing praise unto God out of Zion! 4 For good is the Lord, and His mercy is sure;

Glory be to God! To all generations His truth shall still endure; Sing praise unto God out of Zion!

V. Koren. H. R. Spaeth, Tr.

4

SPEAK, O Lord, Thy servant heareth,

To Thy Word I now give heed;
Life and spirit Thy Wort beareth,

All Thy Word is truth indeed;
Death's dread pow'r in me is rife;
Jesus, may Thy Word of Life
Fill my soul with love's strong fervor
That I cling to Thee forever.

2 0 what blessing to be near Thee,

And to hearken to Thy voice; May I ever love and fear Thee,

That Thy Word may be my choice.

Oft were hardened sinners, Lord,
Struck with terror by Thy Word;
But to him for sin who grieveth
Comfort sweet and hope it giveth.

3 Lord, Thy words are waters living,

Where I quench my thirsty need; Lord, Thy words are bread life-giving;

On Thy words my soul doth feed; Lord, Thy words shall be my light Through death's vale and dreary night; Yea, they are my sword prevailing, And my cup of joy unfailing.

4 Precious Jesus, I beseech Thee:

May Thy words take root in me;
May this gift from heaven enrich me

So that I bear fruit for Thee.
Take them never from my heart,
Till I see Thee as Thou art,
When in heavenly bliss and glory
I shall see Thee and adore Thee.

Anna Sophia of Hessen-Darmstadt.

G. T. Rygh, Tr.

5 ORD Jesus, tho' but two or three

In Thy dear Name assembled be, Thou wilt among them show Thy face, And bless them with Thy saving grace.

2 In Thy dear Name again we meet,

And worship humbly at Thy feet;
Thou wilt Thy gracious Word fulfill
And cheer us with Thy presence still.

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