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W. Garrett Horder, comp.  The Poets’ Bible: New Testament.  1895.
 
St. Luke
Henry Alford (1810–1871)
 
LIFT high the song of praise
  For him whose holy pen
Gave down the hymns of other days
  To glad the sons of men.
 
Glory to God on high,        5
  And peace upon the earth,
Good-will to men, be now proclaimed,
  As at the Saviour’s birth.
 
The Lord to magnify,
  Be lifted every voice,        10
And in our God and Saviour
  Let every soul rejoice.
 
With benedictions high
  Let Israel’s God be praised;
Who hath salvation’s mighty horn        15
  Up for His people raised.
 
And when around our path
  The call of death is heard,
Lord, let thou us depart in peace,
  According to Thy word.        20
 
 
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