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HYMN CXXXIV.

8.9.8.8.9.8.6.6.4.4.4.8

James Montgomery

For Ascension Day.

(Paraphrased, in the original metre, from a Dutch Hymn.)

Praise the Lord through every nation;

His holy arm hath wrought salvation;

Exalt Him on His Father's throne:

Praise your King, ye Christian legions,

Who now prepares, in heavenly regions,

Unfailing mansions for His own:

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With voice and minstrelsy,

Extol His majesty

Hallelujah!

His praise shall sound--all nature round,

Where'er the race of man is found.

God with God, dominion sharing,

And man with man, our image bearing,

Gentiles and Jews to Him are given;

Praise your Saviour, ransom'd sinners,

Of life, through Him, immortal winners;

Nor longer heirs of earth but heaven:

Oh! beatific sight,

To view His face in light!

Hallelujah!

And while we see--transform'd to be,

From bliss to bliss eternally.

Jesus, Lord, our Captain glorious!

O'er sin, and death, and hell victorious;

Wisdom and might to Thee belong;

We confess, proclaim, adore Thee,

We bow the knee, we fall before Thee,

Thy love henceforth shall be our song;

The cross meanwhile we bear,

The crown ere long to wear;

Hallelujah!

Thy reign extend--world without end,

Let praise from all to Thee ascend.

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