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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.

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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.

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T. Claussnitzer.

C. Winkworth, Tr.

TO 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.

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YE LANDS, to the Lord make a jubilant

noise;

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.

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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 O 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.

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LORD 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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