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XIII. THANKSGIVING AND PRAISE.

1. The Lord reigneth ; let the earth rejoices:

Let the multitudes of isles be glad !
The heavens declare his righteousness,
And all the people see his glory.
Light is sown for the righteous,
And gladness for the upright in heart,
Rejoice in the Lord,
Give thanks at the remembrance of his holiness.

[Ps. xcvii.]
2. The School will stand and sing responsively.
When ye glorify the Lord, exalt him as much as ye can;
For even yet he will far exceed :
And when ye exalt him, put forth all your strength and be not weary,
For ye can never go far enough;
There are yet hid greater things than these be,
For we have seen but a few of his works. [Ecclesiasticus xliii.]

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All the angels shall praise thy acts And declare thy mighty deeds:

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I will talk of thy great glory,

And of thy wond'rous works.

[Ps. cxlv.)
Show forth the praise of the Lord with songs,
And in praising him ye shall say after this manner :-
All the works of the Lord are good,
And he will give every needful thing in due season.
So that a man cannot say, This is worse than that;
For in time they shall all be well approved.
Therefore, praise ye the Lord with the whole heart and mouth,
And bless the name of the Lord.

[Ecclesiasticus xxxix.]
Response. (Music as before.)
The Lord is good to all,
Over all his works is love;
All thy works shall praise thee, O Lord,
Thy servants shall bless thee.
They tell thy glorious rule
And they talk of thy might,
To make known to the sons of men
All thy majesty of power.
Thy kingdom is everlasting,
Thy glory hath no ena.

[Ps. cxlv.)
God giveth to the beast his food
And to the young ravens which cry.
He healeth the broken in heart
And bindeth up their wounds.
He telleth the number of the stars.
And calleth them all by their names.

[P8. cxlvii.)
Response. (Music as before.)
Thou holdest all that fall
And dost raise up those bowed down.
The eyes of all wait upon thee,
Thou givest them their food.
Thou openest thine hand,
And dost satisfy all.
For the Lord is nigh unto all
That do call on him in truth:
0, let all men bless his holy name,
Now and forevermore!

[Ps. cxlv.)

The School seated. 3. Responses. Praise be to God,

And thanksgiving forever, To whom we owe all our blessings,

Who crowneth us with loving-kindness s. d tender mercies. For all the fruits of the field, for the stores of the garden, for the flocks that whiten the plain, the grass that feedeth the cattle and the grain that nourisheth men,

Our souls give thee glad thanksgiving and solemn praise, O

Lord ! For the beauty and promise of the Spring, for the glory of the Summer, for the rich stores of the Autumn and for Winter's snow and brightness,

Our souls give thee glad thanksgiving and solemn praise, O

Lord ! For peace, prosperity and health, for wealth and happiness, for the joys of love, the shelter of home, the glad streams of knowledge, the holy light of religion,

Our souls give thee glad thanksgiving and solemn praise, O

Lord !
Let our church and homes ring with anthems,

While our mouths and hearts sing the mercies of the Lord; Whose bounty never ends, whose goodness never fails,

Whose loving-kindness is our habitation. Break into praise, my soul! All nature join!

All creatures lift their voices together! While our years are measured by the sun,

And while eternity shall run its course, Praise the Lord whose goodness is never-ending!

Praise him with songs of thanksgiving !

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Infinite and Holy One, we cannot find thee out by searching, nor comprehend thee; but we can bless thee, trust thee, give thanks to thee. Whatever in us is true sings praises to the Truth: Whatever in us is good sings praises to the Good. O Almighty and All-Good, we cry aloud to thee with thanksgiving and praise, and with great joy. Amen.

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6. Five-minute Sermon-or other customary or special exercises.
7, Hymn-selected.
8. Class Lessons.

9. Close of School.

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2. For his truth and mercy stand,

Past, and present, and to be,
Like the years of his right hand

Like his own eternity.
3. Praise him, ye who know his love!

Praise him, from the depths beneath!
Praise him in the heights above!

Praise your Maker all that breathe

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