SUNG AT THE DEDICATION OF THE CHURCH AT THE UPPER FALLS,
IN NEWTON .
To Him who said, — " Let there be light, "
And light was poured the world around;
To Him who parted day and night,
And made the sea and solid ground; —
To Him these humble walls we raise, —
Him, whom the world cannot contain;
To Him we raise glad songs of praise:
O God, accept the joyful strain.
To Him who made these hearts, that find
Delight in praise, and peace in prayer;
To Him who gave the immortal mind,
And placed his own bright image there; —
To Him we dedicate this house,
To Him our spirits shall ascend:
Here we will make our solemn vows
To God, our Father, and our Friend.
To Him whose everlasting love,
The Saviour to the world has given,
Who sent down Jesus from above,
To turn our wandering thoughts to Heaven; —
To Him we raise this house of prayer;
His love our grateful hearts shall fill:
Here, long may Christian friends repair,
To sing his praise, and learn his will.
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