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GOD AND HIS PERFEOTIONS,
HYMN 1. L. M. [#]
Being of God. 1 THERE is a God-all nature speaks,
Through earth, and air, and sea, and skies : See, from the clouds his glory breaks,
When first the beams of morning rise. 2 The rising sun, serenely bright,
O’er the wide world's extended frame Inscribes, in characters of light,
His mighty Maker's glorious name. 3 The flowery tribes, all blooming, rise
Above the weak attempts of art; Their bright, inimitable dyes
Speak sweet conviction to the heart. 4 Ye curious minds, who roam abroad,
And trace creation's wonders o'er, Confess the footsteps of a God; Come, bow before him, and adore.
HYMN 2. 6 1. L. M. [#]
Perfection of God. 1 Thou art, Almighty Lord of all,
From everlasting still the same; Before thee dazzling seraphs fall,
And veil their faces in a flame, To see such bright perfections glow,
Such floods of glory from thee flow. 2 What mortal hand shall dare to paint
A semblance of thy glory, Lord ? The brightest rainbow tints are faint,
The brightest stars of heaven afford A dim effusion of those rays
Of light, that round Jehovah blaze. 3 The sun himself is but a gleam,
A transient meteor from thy throne;
That ever in creation shone,
In thy own vast immensity. 4 But though thy brightness may create
All worship from the hosts above,
Is, that thou art a God of love,
is the central sun
HYMN 3. C. M. [#]
Omnipresence of God. 1 THERE's not a place in earth’s vast round,
In ocean deep, or air,
For God is everywhere.
Wherever space extends,
And power with mercy blends.
And all his praise rehearse, Who spread abroad earth's wondrous frame,
And built the universe.
His power and love declare ;
For God is everywhere.
HYMN 4. H. M. [#]
Great First Cause.
Who did all things create,
Unchangeable as fate,
With rapture we behold,
Below, or in the skies,
Wonders that can't be told :
To him all bend the knee;
The boundless Deity.
HYMN 5. L. P. M. [#]
God in Nature. 1 GREAT God, the heaven's well-ordered frame Declares the glories of thy name;
There thy rich works of wonder shine;
Of boundless power and skill divine. 2 From night to day, from day to night, The dawning and the dying light
Lectures of heavenly wisdom read;
And neither sound nor language need.
nation knows their voice; The sun, in robes of splendour dressed, , Breaks from the chambers of the east,
Moves round, and makes the earth rejoice.