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NATIONAL HYMNS.

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HYMN CCXLIII. L.M. [RICHARDS.]

National Anthem.
ALL hail Almighty, glorious Sire;

Great Ancient of eternal days !
Thy mercies claim the full too'd lyre;

And all the strength of perfect praise. 2 'Twas thine, O God, in elder time,

To make thy glorious arm right bare ;
When those, who trod, this desert clime,

Were made, of thee, thy guardian care. 3 In vain the wily hunter spread,

Ten thousand ambush'd deaths around: Their trembling hearts appall'd with dread,

Their spirits felt thy secret wound. 4 Amazement feiz'd the favage foe,

Thy terrors (mote his proudest force!
Thy dew, unstrung the warrior's bow ;

Thy tempest, rul'd the arrow's course. $ Then bloom'd the waste, at thy command ;

Peace, onward led fair freedom's ray;
Life's social arts adorn'd the land ;

Religion shone in fun bright day. 6 These wond'rous works, O Lord, were thine ;

Thine be the glory, honor, praise ;
While choral symphonies divine,
In Heaven, and earth, prolong the lays.

HYMN CCXLIV. L. M. [RICHARDS.]

Hymn for America. COLUMBIA rife, arife, to praise !

Lead all thy millions forth,
And loud the grateful Anthem roll,

Far round this globe of earth.
2 A God, a God, demands the song,
Thy Father's God and thine :
To him, ascribe th' impaffion'd strain,

And swell the note divine. 3

In ancient days, in times of old,
He made his goodness known:
Nor less to thee, of mightiest good,

Has boundless mercy shown.
4 'Mid waslike scenes, a gracious God

The cov’ring banner spread ;
Whilft Independence tower'd on high

And fmote the world with dread.
5 From that aufpicious, brilliant morn,

Till peace her olive wav'd;
Th' eternal's arm, and his alone,

Time's noblest fabric fay'd.
6 Then rise Columbia, rise to praise !

Lead all thy millions forth ;
And let the shout of heart-felt joy.
Awake a fleeping earth.
HYMN CCXLV. P. M. [Richards. ]

National Thanksgiving.
PRAISE, O praise the Mighty God !

Sound his praises far abroad;

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Thousands, millions rise to praise !
Hymn the Lord in grateful lays;
Age and youth in chorus join!
Praise, O Praise, the pow'r divine ;
Roll the Anthem wide around :

Let all nations hear the found.
2 Mightiest mercies claim the fong ;

Loud to heav'n the Atrains prolong ;
Boundless goodness calls for praise ;
High to Jah, exalt the lays;
Tongues of men and tongues of fame,
Shout his glory ; trump his name ;
Swell the chorus; nerve the strain ;

Spirits, Elders, cry Amen.
3 Angels, men, a moment pause !

Who can fing the Great first Cause ?
Or, one half his bounties trace,
In creation, nature, grace?
Harps seraphic, mortal lyres,
Heav'nly hosts, and human choirs.
Time's full round, and endless days,
All must fail, in perfect praise.
HYMN CCXLVI. P. M. [RICHARDS.)

Columbian Anthem.
GR
RACIOUS Parent, Blessed Father,

Lord of Angels, God of men,
At thy footstool millions bending,
Praise thy great and glorious name ;
Mighty goodness, boundless mercy, countless
All demand the festal song,

[bleflings, 2 Public, private, blessings, mercies,

More than men can ever count ;

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War removed, peace secured,
Swell of bliss of vast amount.
Freedom reigning, Law triumphant, Order

Union binding, call for praise. [ruling, 3 On, from Hampshire's northern billow,

Far, to Georgia's southern bound,
Peace and plenty, arts and commerce,
Spread their richest bleflings round,
Rise, Columbia, wake thy millions, rise Co.

High Hosannas fhout abroad. [lumbia ? 4 Gracious Parent, Blessed Father,

Let these blessings long abide ;
Great Preserver, fave from folly,
Vain pursuits, ambition, pride;
And in spirit, deep recording, all thy, good

May Columbia live to God. [ness, 5 Whill all nations, tribes and kindreds,

Indians, Negroes, Pagans rude,
Tasting, freedom, praises rend'ring,
Hail the Lord, forever good;
And thy Temple, holy, holy, God Almighựy,.
Be the world of human kind.
HYMN CCXLVIL

[RICHARDS.]

Prayer. I EAR! gracious heav'n ! oh! licar the

fervent prayer ! May all the family of man below', The blessings of their common Father Chase ! And thankful hearts who feel th' impaflion'd Of gratitude, for human good, divine, [glow Proncunce as one, the kingdom pow's and

glory thine.

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2 Give to all Kings, Republics, Empires, States,

Thy wisdom to infor:n, direct and guide;
And banish thou, from earth, the horrid traits
Of mad ambition, av'rice, lust and pride :
All nations bind in amity's soft chain :
And wide from east to west, extend Messiah's

reign. 3 Lead forth the day, that day is known to thee; To man, thy promise, Lord, that day hath

given, When white rob'd peace shall rule from sea

to fea, And gladden'd earth, in emulance of heav'n, Their common int'relts base on boundless

love, Their name, the nature, essence of the God

above. 4 Dispel those clouds that darken Europe's

light; Say, to the world's full tempeft, hush, be ftill; From superstition rend the veil of night; On bigots, drop the dew of Hermon's hill ; Let knowledge, virtue, freedom wide extend; And hour evolving hour to brighter bliss

ascend. 5 The greater good, thy lib'ral foul designs,

We humbly wait, in that more perfect day, When faith her delegated pow'r refigns ; And hope no longerfmooths life's thorny way: But love, thy love, the love of God, shall fill

abide, And deepen mercy's ever rising, rolling tide.

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