THE Lord is King, and earth submits,
1 THE Lord is King, and earth submits,
Howe'er impatient, to his sway,
Between the cherubim he sits,
And makes his restless foes obey.
2 All power is to our Jesus given,
O'er earth's rebellious sons he reigns;
He mildly rules the hosts of heaven,
And holds the powers of hell in chains.
3 In vain doth Satan rage his hour,
THE Lord Jehovah reigns,
4-6s & 2-8s.
1 THE Lord Jehovah reigns,
His throne is built on high;
The garments he assumes
Are light and majesty:
His glories shine with beams so bright,
No mortal eye can bear the sight.
2 The thunders of his hand
Keep the wide world in awe:
His wrath and justice stand
To guard his holy law;
And where his love resolves to bless,
THE Lord unto my Lord hath said,
C.M. Psalm cx.1.
1 THE Lord unto my Lord hath said,
"Sit thou, in glory sit,
Till I thine enemies have made
To bow beneath thy feet."
2 Jesu, my Lord, mighty to save,
What can my hopes withstand,
While thee my Advocate I have,
Enthroned at God's right hand?
3 Nature is subject to thy word,
All power to thee is given,
The uncontr ...read
THE Lord unto my Lord thus said,
8 7, 8 7, 8 8 7. Psalm cx.
1 THE Lord unto my Lord thus said,
Rule thou of right enthroned,
Till, all thy foes thy footstool made,
Thou by the earth art owned.
The Lord from Zion forth shall send
Thy sceptre, till to thee shall bend
The foes that gather round thee.
2 Thy people in thy day of might
Shall willingly confess thee:
They, nu ...read
THE Lord's my Shepherd, I'll not want,
1 THE Lord's my Shepherd, I'll not want,
He makes me down to lie
In pastures green; he leadeth me
The quiet waters by.
2 My soul he doth restore again,
And me to walk doth make
Within the paths of righteousness,
Even for his own name sake.
3 Yea, though I walk in death's dark vale,
Yet will I fear no ill:
For thou art with ...read
THE men who slight thy faithful word,
C.M. Jeremiah vii 4.
1 THE men who slight thy faithful word,
In their own lies confide,
These are the temple of the Lord,
And heathens all beside!
2 The temple of the Lord are these.
The only church and true,
Who live in pomp, and wealth, and ease,
And Jesus never knew.
3 The temple of the Lord - they pull
Thy living temples down,
THE morning flowers display their sweets,
L.M. Isaiah xl 6-8
1 THE morning flowers display their sweets,
And gay their silken leaves unfold
As careless of the noontide heats,
As fearless of the evening cold.
2 Nipt by the wind's unkindly blast,
Parched by the sun's directer ray,
The momentary glories waste,
The short-lived beauties die away.
3 So blooms the human face divi ...read
THE past no longer in my power;
6-8s. Matthew vi. 34.
1 THE past no longer in my power;
The future, who shall live to see?
Mine only is the present hour,
Lent to be all laid out for thee,
Now, Saviour, with thy grace endowed,
Now let me serve and please my God.
2 Why should I ask the future load
To aggravate my present care?
Strong in the grace to-day bestowed
The ev ...read
THE people that in darkness lay,
6-8s. Isaiah ix. 2 - 5.
1 THE people that in darkness lay,
The confines of eternal night,
We, we have seen a gospel day,
The glorious beams of heavenly light,
His Spirit in our hearts hath shone,
And showed the Father in the Son.
2 Father of everlasting grace,
Thou hast in us thy arm revealed,
Hast multiplied the faithful race,
Who, co ...read
THE spacious firmament on high,
L.M. Psalm xix.
1 THE spacious firmament on high,
With all the blue ethereal sky,
And spangled heavens, a shining frame,
Their great Original proclaim.
2 The unwearied sun, from day to day,
Does his Creator's power display;
And publishes to every land
The work of an almighty hand.
3 Soon as the evening shades prevail,
The moon take ...read
THE Spirit of the Lord our God
L.M. Isaiah lxi 1 - 3.
1 THE Spirit of the Lord our God
(Spirit of power, and health, and love)
The Father hath on Christ bestowed,
And sent him from his throne above;
2 Prophet, and Priest, and King of peace,
Anointed to declare his will,
To minister his pardoning grace,
And every sin-sick soul to heal.
3 Sinners, obey the heavenly ...read
THE strain upraise of joy and praise, Alleluia.
"All Thy works praise Thee, O Lord."
THE strain upraise of joy and praise, Alleluia.
To the glory of their King
Shall the ransomed people sing Alleluia.
And the choirs that dwell on high
Shall re-echo through the sky Alleluia.
They in the rest of Paradise who dwell,
The blessed ones, with joy the chorus swell, Alleluia.
The planets beaming ...read
THE thing my God doth hate
1 THE thing my God doth hate
That I no more may do,
Thy creature, Lord, again create,
And all my soul renew;
My soul shall then, like thine,
Abhor the thing unclean,
And, sanctified by love divine,
For ever cease from sin.
2 That blessed law of thine,
Jesus, to me impart;
The Spirit's law of life divine,
O write it in my heart! ...read
THE thirsty are called to their Lord,
1 THE thirsty are called to their Lord,
His glorious appearing to see;
And, drawn by the power of his word,
The promise I know is for me:
I thirst for the streams of thy grace,
I gasp for the Spirit of love,
I long for a glimpse of thy face,
And then to behold it above.
2 Thy call I exult to obey,
And come, in the spirit of prayer, ...read
THE voice that speaks Jehovah near,
L.M. 1 Kings xix. 13.
1 THE voice that speaks Jehovah near,
The still small voice, I long to hear;
O might it now my Lord proclaim,
And fill my soul with holy shame!
2 Ashamed I must for ever be,
Afraid the God of love to see,
If saints and prophets hide their face,
And angels tremble while they gaze!
THE winds were howling o'er the deep,
C.M. Mark iv. 36-v. 19.
1 THE winds were howling o'er the deep,
Each wave a watery hill,
The Saviour wakened from his sleep,
He spake, and all was still.
2 The madman in a tomb had made
His mansion of despair;
Woe to the traveller who strayed
With heedless footsteps there!
3 He met that glance so thrilling sweet.
He heard those acc ...read
THEE we adore, eternal name!
1 THEE we adore, eternal name!
And humbly own to thee,
How feeble is our mortal frame,
What dying worms we be!
2 Our wasting lives grow shorter still,
As days and months increase;
And every beating pulse we tell
Leaves but the number less.
3 The year roll round, and steals away
The breath that first it gave;
Whate'er we do, w ...read
THEE will I love, my strength, my tower,
1 THEE will I love, my strength, my tower,
Thee will I love, my joy, my crown,
Thee will I love with all my power,
In all thy works, and thee alone;
Thee will I love, till the pure fire
Fill my whole soul with chaste desire.
2 Ah, why did I so late thee know,
Thee, lovelier than the sons of men!
Ah, why did I no sooner go
To thee ...read
THEE will I praise with all my heart,
6-8s. Psalm ix.
1 THEE will I praise with all my heart,
And tell mankind how good thou art,
How marvellous thy works of grace;
Thy name I will in songs record,
And joy and glory in my Lord,
Extolled above all thanks and praise.
2 The Lord will save his people here;
In times of need their Help is near,
To all by sin and hell oppressed;
THEE, Jesu, thee, the sinner's friend,
8s & 6s.
1 THEE, Jesu, thee, the sinner's friend,
I follow on to apprehend,
Renew the glorious strife;
Divinely confident and bold,
With faith's strong arm on thee lay hold,
Thee my eternal life.
2 Thy heart, I know, thy tender heart
Doth in my sorrows feel its part,
And at my tears relent;
My powerful sighs thou canst not bear