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L. M. 41.
And views the nations from afar,
And tell how large his bounties are. 2 He over-rules all mortal things,
And manages our mean affairs :
Bestows his counsels and his cares. 3 Our sorrows and our tears we pour
Into the bosom of our God;
And helps us bear the heavy load.
A tribute equal to thy grace-
And teach the golden harps thy praise.
Ye people of his choice!
With heart, and soul, and voice. 62 Though high above all praise,
Above all blessing high,
And laud, and magnify? 3 Oh! for the living flame
From his own altar brought,
And wing to heaven our thought. 4 God is our strength and song,
And his salvation ours;
With all our ransomed powers. 6 Stand up, and bless the Lord,
The Lord, your God, adore,
Henceforth, for evermore.
L. M. 43.
Men not comparable with God.
Contend with their Creator, God?
More holy, wise, or just, than he ? 2 Behold! he puts his trust in none
Of all the spirits round his throne;
Are neither holy, just nor wise.
Who spring from dust, and dwell in clay!
We faint, and vanish like the moth. 4 Almighty Power! to thee we bow;
How frail are we-how glorious thou !
L. M. 44.
Praise to God.
To him, who earth's foundation laid:
Sway the creation, as he please.
Who rules his people by his word;
He sets his kindest promises. 3 Whence, then, should doubts and fears arise ?
Why trickling sorrows drown our eyes?
The comforts that our Maker gives.
And call the joys of heaven our own.
And all the wheels of nature break,
C. M. 45.
Goodness of God seen in his Works.
To thee our songs we raise ;
Invites us to thy praise.
Fresh wonders strike our view;
With transports ever-new. 3 Thy
glory beams in every star Which gilds the gloom of night ; And decks the smiling face of morn,
With rays of cheerful light.
With countless beauties shine;
Proclaim thy power divine.
Thy varied love we see;
L. M. 46.
Wisdom and Knowledge of God.
To him, who gave thee power to sing;
The source of wisdom and of love.
A depth, where all our thoughts are drowned!
He gives to all those heavenly flames.
Ten thousand thousand charms unfold:
To speak his wisdom all divine.
Its wonders, Oh! what thought can trace!
And wait your Maker's nod;
The honors of her God. 2 Life, death, and hell, and worlds unknown,
Hang on his firm decree;
Nor borrows leave to be.
With all the fates of men,
ery angel's form and size,
And makes his counsels shine;
Fulfills some deep design.
My fate, with curious eyes,
Or what bright scenes may rise. 6 In thy fair book of life and grace,
Oh! may I find my name,
Beneath my Lord-the Lamb.
H. M. 48.
Faithfulness of God.
Which sovereign love hath spoke:
His words of grace revoke;
And steadfast still;
Not Zion's hill
When once the Judge appears ;
That measure mortal years ;
But still the same,
In radiant lines,
Through my attentive ears,
And dissipate the spheres ;
or that dread scene,
I stand serene;
How high thy wonders rise!
By thousand through the skies.
Their motions speak thy skill;
We read thy patience still.
To save rebellious worms,
In their divinest forms,
Nor dares a creature guess, -
The justice, or the grace.
Adorn the heavenly plains :
And try their choicest strains.
In that immortal song:
S. M. 50.
The God of Mercy and Justice. I THE Lord on high proclaims
His Godhead from his throne;