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3 Unfailing Comfort, heavenly Guide!

Still o'er Thy favoured church preside!
Still may mankind Thy blessings prove,
Spirit of mercy, truth, and love ! Amen.

R. W. K'yle.

Monday and Tuesday in Whitsun-week.

145.
1 Holy Ghost, dispel our sadness,

Pierce the clouds of sinful night;
Come, Thou source of sweetest gladness,

Breathe Thy Life, and spread Thy Light !
Loving Spirit, God of Peace !
Great Distributor of grace !

Rest upon this congregation,
Hear, O hear our supplication !

2

From that height which knows no measure,

As a gracious shower descend,
Bringing down the richest treasure

Men can wish, or God can send !
O Thou Glory, shining down
From the Father and the Son,

Grant us Thy illumination !
Rest upon this congregation !

3 Be our Friend on each occasion,

God! omnipotent to save!
When we die, be our salvation,

When we're buried, be our grave !

And, when from the grave we rise,
Take us up above the skies;

Seat us with Thy saints in glory,
There for ever to adore Thee! Amen.

P. Gerhardt. Jacobi and Toplady. (trs.)

Trinity Sunday.

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HOLY, holy, holy, Lord God Almighty !
Early in the morning our song shall rise to

Thee;
Holy, holy, holy ! Merciful and Mighty!

God in Three Persons, Blessed Trinity! 2 Holy, holy, holy! all the saints adore Thee, Casting down their golden crowns around

the glassy sea, Cherubim and seraphim falling down before Thee,

Which wert, and art, and evermore shalt be. 3 Holy, holy, holy ! though the darkness hide Thee, Though the eye of sinful man Thy glory

may not see, Only Thou art holy, there is none beside Thee,

Perfect in power, in love, and purity. 4 Holy, holy, holy, Lord God Almighty ! All Thy works shall praise Thy Name in

earth and sky and sea ;
Holy, holy, holy ! Merciful and Mighty !
God in Three Persons, Blessed Trinity !
Amen.

Bp. R. Heber.

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MIGHTY Father ! Blessed Son !
Holy Spirit ! Three in One!
Evermore Thy will be done !

2

Threefold is Thy glorious might,
Threefold is Thy Name of light,
Holy! Awful! Infinite !

3 Threefold let our praises be,

Great mysterious One, to Thee!
Undivided Trinity !

4 Holy, holy, holy Lord !

God Almighty! Father ! Word !
Spirit! Three in One adored !

5 Threefold is Thy love to me,

Threefold let my graces be,
Faith, and Hope, and Charity.

6 Mighty Father! Blessed Son!

Holy Spirit! Three in One!
Evermore Thy will be done! Amen.

7. S. B. Monseli.

148.
1 ROUND the Lord in glory seated,

Cherubim and Seraphim
Filled His temple, and repeated

Each to each the alternate hymn :

“Lord, Thy glory fills the heaven,

Earth is with its fulness stored ;
Unto Thee be glory given,

Holy, Holy, Holy Lord.”

2

Heaven is still with glory ringing,

Earth takes up the angels' cry, “Holy, Holy, Holy," singing,

“ Lord of hosts, the Lord most high !”
With his seraph train before Him,

With His holy Church below,
Thus conspire we to adore Him,

Bid we thus our anthem flow :

3 “ Lord, Thy glory fills the heaven,

Earth is with its fulness stored ;
Unto Thee be glory given,

Holy, Holy, Holy Lord.
Thus Thy glorious Name confessing,

We adopt Thy angels' cry,
Holy, Holy, Holy,' blessing
Thee the Lord of Hosts most high !” Amen.

Bp. R. Mant.

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149.
Summæ Parens clementiæ.
PARENT of all, whose love displayed
Still rules the world Thy bounty made,
Fain would we raise the hymn to Thee,
In Substance One, in Person Three.

2 Fain would we chant to Thee the song,

Which through the ages all along
Is chanted by Thy heavenly train,
And earth resounds to heaven again.

3 Taught by Thy word this festal day

Our homage of true faith we pay:
Oh, in that faith preserve us still,
And shield us evermore from ill:

4. That still our lips Thy praise may show,

And with Thy holy church below,
Above with Thy angelic host,
Sing Father, Son, and Holy Ghost. Amen.

Bishop Mant. (tr.)

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FATHER of heaven, whose love profound
A ransom for our souls hath found,
Before Thy throne we sinners bend,
To us Thy pardoning love extend.

2 Almighty Son, Incarnate Word,

Our Prophet, Priest, Redeemer, Lord ;
Before Thy throne we sinners bend,
To us Thy saving grace extend.

3 Eternal Spirit, by whose breath

The soul is raised from sin and death;
Before Thy throne we sinners bend,
To us Thy quickening power extend.

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