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“Rejoice evermore.” 1 Thess. 5. 16; Luke 10. 20

W. Gadsby    148th

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Rejoice, ye saints, rejoice,
In Christ, your glorious Head;
With heart, and soul, and voice,
His matchless honours spread;
Exalt his love, proclaim his name,
And sweetly sing the Lamb once slain.

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The blood and righteousness
Of the incarnate Word;
The wisdom, truth, and grace,
Of your exalted Lord,
Unite, with one immortal voice,
To bid the saints of God rejoice.

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God’s promise and his oath,
And covenant of grace,
Abide secure enough,
To all the chosen race;
And with a solemn, heavenly voice
Invite believers to rejoice.

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The whole of Deity,
With all his grace contains,
In sweetest harmony
A solemn joy proclaims;
The Father, Word, and Spirit’s voice
Unite to bid the saints rejoice.