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COME, oh! my soul, awake! awake and sing;
Praise waits for thee, at humble distance waits;
Conscious how far she falls beneath thy throne: Fain would she soar beyond the heav'nly gates, And make thy triumphs to archangels known.
O, for the wings of holy joy and love,
To bear her adorations up to thee!
I sing of mercy....'tis a theme divine!
It flows to me thro' streams of precious blood: Rich are thy blessings; but they brightest shine, As purchas'd by thy death, my Saviour-God.
Late, thro' a painful path my journey lay;
High blew the whirlwind, while the storm arose; Black clouds, tempestuous, overhung the day,
And all was anguish, all was gloom and foes.
With trembling steps I travell'd thro' the shade,
Thine arm supported, while the tempest blew
The thunder's o'er, and all's serenely calm! Hush'd to sweet peace, the floods no longer beat; This is the triumph of Immanuel's arm!
I fall astonish'd at his gracious feet.
My Father and my God, to thee I'll sing
To thee, the God of providence and grace.
O, for a thousand hearts to love thy name!
Faithful and true is thy tremendous name,
Eternal ages prove thee still the same;
On thee, the ocean of unbounded love,
On thy kind bosom I would fain recline,
My Saviour-God. O, let thy presence cheer! Thy Spirit guide, and guard, and seal me thine: Lead and direct me while I sojourn here.
Then in the realms of bright celestial day,
And sing a sweeter, nobler song of praise.
GREAT king of saints!
Thou mighty monarch of the heavens and earth, Whose awful fiat gave creation birth;
Whose arm supports, whose eye surveys
When viewing an omniscient deity.
Ye sons of light,
Angels who bow before the throne,
Tune your soft harps and make him known; In lofty strains adore your God.
And saints, the purchase of his blood,
We on earth, and you in heav'n :
God of nature, God of grace,
We would give thee humble praise:
Hail the love that made us thine!
Hail our fathers' God and ours;
Thou great unsearchable,
Who dwell'st in brightness inaccessible !
My Father and my God!