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Our souls with vast amazement fill,

And speak the builder--GOD.
5 But still, the wonders of thy grace

Our softer passions move;
Pity divine, in Jesus' face,
We see, adore, and love.

C. M.


God's eternal Dominion.

1 GREAT God! how infinite art thou !

What worthless worms are we!

Let the whole race of creatures bow,

And pay their praise to thee.

2 Thy throne eternal ages stood,

Ere seas or stars were made:

Thou art the ever-living God,

Were all the nations dead.

3 Eternity, with all its years,

Stands present in thy view;

To thee there's nothing old appears.-

Great God! there's nothing new.

4 Our lives through various scenes are drawn,

And vexed with trifling cares;

While thine eternal thought moves on

Thine undisturbed affairs.

5 Great God! how infinite art thou !

What worthless worms are we !

Let the whole race of creatures bow,
And pay their praise to thee.

H. M.


Praise from all Creation.

1 ANGELS! assist to sing

The honors of your God;

Touch every tuneful string,

And sonnd his name abroad:
Come, pour the trembling notes along ;

And swell the grand immortal song.
2 And, ye of meaner birth!

Your joyful voices raise;

Inhabitants of earth!

Your great Creator praise :

Let your hosannas joyful rise,
And shake the earth and pierce the skies.

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3 Let day and dusky night,

In solemn order, join

His praises to recite,

And speak his power divine :
Let every hill and every vale

Re-echo with the sacred tale.

4 Let every creature sing

The honors of our God;

Touch every tuneful string,

And spread his praise abroad:
Come, pour the trembling notes along;
And swell the universal song.

L. M.


Majesty of God.

1 COME, O my soul! in sacred lays,

Attempt thy great Creator's praise;
But Oh! what tongue can speak his fame?

What mortal verse can reach the theme!
2 Enthroned amidst the radiant spheres,

He glory, like a garment, wears;
To form a robe of light divine

Ten thousand suns around him shine.
3 In all our Maker's grand designs,

Omnipotence with wisdom shines;
His works, through all his wondrous frame,

Bear the great impress of his name.

4 Raised on devotion's lofty wing,

Do thou, my soul! his glories sing;

And let his praise employ thy tongue,

Till listening worlds repeat the song.



Praise for temporal Mercies.

1 PRAISE to God !-immortal praise,

For the love that crowns our days :

Bounteous source of every joy!

Let thy praise our tongues employ.

2 All that spring, with bounteous hand,

Scatters o'er the smiling lands
All that liberal autumn pours
From her rich, o'erflowing stores;


3 These to that dear source we owe,

Whence our sweetest comforts flow;
These, through all my happy days,

Claim my cheerful songs of praise.
4 Lord ! to thee my soul should raise

Grateful, never-ending praise ;

And, when every blessing 's flown,

Love thee for thyself alone.

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H. M.


Rejoicing in God.

1 TO your Creator, God,

Your great preserver, raise,

Ye creatures of his hand !

Your highest notes of praise:

Let every voice

Proclaim his power,

His name adore,

And loud rejoice.

2 Let every creature join

To celebrate his name,

And all their various powers

Assist th' exalted theme:

Let nature raise,

From every tongue,

A general song
Of grateful praise.

3 But Oh! from human tongues

Should nobler praises flow;

And every thankful heart

With warm devotion glow:
Your voices raise

Above the rest ;

Ye highly blest!
Declare his praise.

4 Assist me, gracious God!

My heart, my voice inspire;
Then shall 1 grateful join

The universal choir :

Thy grace can raise

My heart, my tongue,

And tune my song

To lively praise.

C. M.


Wonders of God's Love.

1 YE humble souls ! approach your God

With songs of sacred praise;.
For he is good, supremely good;

And kind are all his ways.

2 All nature owns his guardian care,

In him we live and move;
But nobler benefits declare

The wonders of his love.
3 He gave his Son, his only Son,

To ransom rebel-worms;
'Tis here he makes his goodness known,

In its diviner forms.
4 To this dear refuge, Lord! we come,

'Tis here our hope relies ;-
A safe defence, a peaceful home,

When storms of trouble rise.
5 Thine eye beholds, with kind regard,

The souls that trust in thee;
Their humble hope thou wilt reward,
With bliss divinely free.



6 Great God! to thine almighty love,

What honors shall we raise ?
Not all th' angelic songs above

Cap render equal praise.

C. M.

The glory of God in Creation.
I THE God of nature and of grace

In all his works appears;
His goodness through the earth we trace,

His grandeur in the spheres.

2 Behold this fair and fertile globe,

By him in wisdom planned !

'T was he who girded, like a robe,

The ocean round the land.

3 Lift to the arch of heaven your eye;

Thither his path pursue ;

His glory, boundless as the sky,

O'erwhelms the wondering view.

4 How excellent, O Lord! thy name,

In all creation's lines !

Spread through eternity, thy fame

With rising lustre shines.

5 These lower works that swell thy praise,

High as our thoughts can tower,
Are but a portion of thy ways,-

The hiding of thy power.

6 Millions before thy presence stand,

Who feel, while they adore,

Fulness of joy, at thy right hand,

And pleasures evermore.



The Mercy of God.

1 THY mercy, my God! is the theme of my song,

The joy of my heart, and the boast of my tongue;
Free grace hath alone, from the first to the last,
Secured my affections, and bound my soul fust.
2 Thy mercy has vanquished my obdurate heart,
That wonders to feel its own hardness depart:

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