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To-day that is coming, speaks it the day,
The night that is gone to following night.
In all the lands resounds the word,
Never unperceived, ever understood.


In splendour bright the sun emerging darts his glorious rays, great regent of the day! rejoiced through heaven's high road to run his destin'd course.

With softer beams and milder light,
The silver moon steals through the silent night.

Innumerous hosts of radiant orbs, glittering, adorn the azure vault of heaven; and the celestial choir announced the fourth day in song divine, proclaiming thus God's power:

The heav'ns declare the glory of God,
The firmament displays the wonders of his work.

Day unto day doth utter speech,
Night unto night doth knowledge show;
In ev'ry land their voice is heard,
Never unperceived, ever understood. (Haydn.


GENESIS i. 26. And God said, Let us now make man in our own image, man in our similitude, and let him rule over the fish and fowl of sea and air, beast of the field, and over all the earth, and every creeping thing that creeps the earth.

Ps. vii. 4. LORD, what is man, that thou art mindful of him : or the son of man, that thou regardest him?

5. Thou mad'st him lower than the angels : to crown him with glory and worship.

6. Thou mad'st him to have dominion of the works of thy hands : and thou hast put all things in subjection under his feet. 9. How excellent thy name, O LORD,

In all the world is known !
Above all heav'ns, O King, ador’d,
How hast thou set thy glorious throne!

(Pratt, from Handel.


PSALM Xciv. 2. Arise, thou Judge of the world : and reward the proud after their deserving.

3. Lord, how long shall the ungodly triumph?

7. And yet they say, The LORD shall not see: neither shall the God of Jacob regard it.

8. Take heed, ye unwise among the people : 0 ye fools, when will ye understand?

9. He that planted the ear, shall he not hear : or he that made the eye, shall he not see?

10. Or he that teacheth man knowledge, shall not he punish?

11. The Lord knoweth the thoughts of man : that they are but vain.

xcv. 6. O come, let us worship and fall down : and kneel before the LORD our Maker.

7. For he is the LORD our God : his judgments are in all the world.

ciii. 9. He will not alway be chiding : neither keepeth he his anger

for ever. cvii. 8. O that men would therefore praise the LORD for his goodness : and declare the wonders that he doeth for the children of men !



ISAIAH lx. 1. ARISE, shine, O Zion : for thy light is come, and the glory of the Lord is risen upon thee.

2. Behold, the darkness shall cover the earth, and gross darkness the people : but the LORD shall arise upon thee, and his glory shall be seen upon thee.

3. The Gentiles shall come to thy light, and kings to the brightness of thy rising.

18. Violence shall no more be heard in thy land; wasting nor destruction within thy borders: but thou shalt call thy walls Salvation, and thy gates Praise.

19. The sun shall be no more thy light by day; neither for brightness shall the moon give light unto thee: but the LORD shall be unto thee an everlasting light, and thy God thy glory.

Ixi. 10. I will greatly rejoice in the LORD, my soul shall be joyful in my God; for he hath clothed me with the garments of salvation, he hath covered me with the robe of righteousness. [GREENE, Dupuis.


PSALM cxxxii. 8. ARISE, O Lord, into thy restingplace : thou and the ark of thy strength,

9. Let thy priests be clothed with righteousness : and let thy saints sing with joyfulness.

10. For thy servant David's sake : turn not away the presence of thine anointed.

14. For the LORD hath chosen Zion to be an habitation for himself : he hath longed for her.

15. This shall be my rest for ever : here will I dwell, for I have a delight therein.

17. I will deck her priests with health : and her saints shall rejoice and sing. Hallelujah.

[Hall, Hawkins, Alcock.



13. ARISE, O LORD God, and lift up thine hand : forget not the poor.

16. O LORD, forget not the poor, who committeth himself unto thee; for thou, O God, thou art the helper of the friendless.

13. Arise, O LORD God!

xxxv. 10. LORD, who is like unto thee, who delivereth the poor, and him that is in misery ?

cxvi. 6. I was in misery, and he helped me.
7. Turn again then unto thy rest, O my soul !
6. For 1 was in misery, and he helped me.

xxxv. 28. Therefore, my tongue shall be talking of thy praise all the day long.

cxlv. 5. My tongue shall be talking of thy worship, thy glory and wondrous works, all the day long.

cxlvii. 3. He healeth those that are broken in heart, and giveth medicine to heal their sickness.

cxlvi. 6. He feedeth the hungry.
7. He giveth sight to the blind.
9. He defendeth the fatherless and widow.
Hallelujah. Amen.



PSALM X. 13. ARISE, O LORD God, and lift up thine hand : forget not the poor.

xxii. 4. Our fathers hoped in thee : they trusted in thee, and thou didst deliver them.

Ixxiv. 22. O let not the simple go away ashamed : but let the poor and needy give praise unto thy name.

For thou only art holy, thou only art the LORD.

lxviii. 5. A Father of the fatherless : and defendest the cause of the widows.

Gal. vi. 10 While we have time let us do good: HEB. xiii

. 16. To distribute forget not, for with such sacrifices God is well pleased.

Ps. xli. 1. Blessed be the man that provideth for the sick and needy : the LORD shall deliver him in the time of trouble.

xlvi. 11. The LORD of hosts is with us : the God of Jacob is our refuge. Hallelujah. [DUPUIS.


Isaiah lx. 1. ARISE and shine, O daughter of Zion; for thy light is come, and the glory of the Lord is risen upon thee.

Ps. cxviii. 24. For this is the day which the LORD hath made : we will rejoice and be glad in it.

Is. lxii. 2. The Gentiles shall see thy righteousness, and all kings thy glory; for thou shalt be called by a new name, which the LORD thy God shall name.

1x. 18. Violence shall no more be heard in thy land: wasting nor destruction within thy borders: but thou shalt call thy walls Salvation, and thy gates Praise.

EZEKIEL xxxvii. 22, 24, 25. For I, the LORD, will make them one nation in the land upon the mountains of Israel, and they all shall have one shepherd : and my servant David shall be your prince for ever.

Is. xliv. 23. Sing, O heavens, for the Lord hath performed it; shout, ye lower parts of the earth; break forth into singing, ye mountains ; for the LORD hath redeemed Jacob, and glorified himself in Israel.

Ps. cxviii. 24. For this is the day which the Lord hath made : we will rejoice and be glad in it.



PSALM xliv. 26. Arise, and help us, and deliver us, for thy mercy's sake.



Psalm xcvi. 7. A SCRIBE unto the LORD, O ye kindreds of the people : ascribe unto the Lord worship and power.

8. Ascribe unto the Lord the honour due unto his name : bring presents and come into his courts.

9. O worship the Lord in the beauty of holiness : let the whole earth stand in awe of him.

10. Tell it out among the heathen, that the LORD is King : and that it is he who hath made the round world so fast that it cannot be moved; and how that he shall judge the people righteously.

11. Let the heavens rejoice, and let the earth be glad : let the sea make a noise, and all that therein is.

12. Let the field be joyful, and all that is in it : then shall all the trees of the wood rejoice before the LORD.

13. For he cometh, he cometh to judge the earth : and with righteousness to judge the world, and the people with his truth. Amen, Amen. [TRAVERS.


PSALM xlii. 1. As pants the hart for cooling streams, so longs my soul for thee, O God.

3. Tears are my daily food, when thus they say, Where is now thy God?

4. Now, when I think thereupon, I pour out my heart by myself; for I went with the multitude, and brought them into the house of God.

5. In the voice of praise and thanksgiving, among such as keep holy day.

6. Why art thou so full of grief, O my soul, and why art thou so disquieted within me? 7. Put thy trust in God, for I will praise him.

[Boyce, from HANDEL.

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