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3 Sing earth in verdant robes array'd,
HYMN 15. As 113th Psalm.
port. Deut. xxxiii. 27. DEHOLD! the great eternal God,
Spreads everlasting arms abroad,
Thither my feeble soul shall fly,
And there will I delight to dwell: On that high tow'r 1 rear my head, Serene, nor knows my heart to dread, Amidst surrounding hosts of hell.
3 The shadow of th’ Almighty's wings Composure unmolested brings,
While threatning horrors round me crow'd : In vain the storms of rattling hail The walls of this retreat assail,
And the wild tempest roars aloud.
My father's graces to proclaim :
To the Blessed Spirit.
I Pierce the clouds of sinful night :
Breathe thy life and spread thy light :
Rest upon this congregation !
Hear, Oh, hear our supplication. 2 From that height which knows no measure,
As a gracious shower descend :
Man can wish, or God can send.
Grant us thy illumination !
Rest upon this congregation. 3 Come thou best of all donations
GOD can give, or we implore : Having thy sweet consolations,
We need wish for nothing more;
Come with unction and with pow'r,
Author of this new creation,
Make our hearts thy habitation. 4 Manifest thy love for ever,
Fence iis in on every side, In distress be our reliever ;
Guard and teach, support and guide. Let thy kind effectual grace Turn our feet from evil ways ;
Show thyself our new creator,
And conform us to thy nature. 5 Be our friend on each occasion ;
God omnipotent to save ! When we die be our salvation ;
When we're buried, be our grave; And when from the grave we rise, Take us up above the skies ; Seat us with thy saints in glory, There for ever to adore Thee.
HYMN 17. Sevens.
Invocation of the Holy Spirit. CRACIOUS Spirit, Dove divine !
U Let thy light within me shine ;
Breathe Thyself into my breast,
HYMN 18. C. M.
The All-seeing God. A LMIGHTY GOD, thy piercing eye A Strikes thro' the shades of night; And our most secret actions lie
All open to thy sight.
Nos wicked word we say,
Against the Judgment day. 3 And must the crimes that I have done
Be read and publishi'd there, Be all expos'd before the sun,
While men and angels hear? 4 Lord, at thy foot asham'd I lie,
Upwards I dare not look ; Pardon my sins before I die,
And blot them from thy book. 5 Remember all the dying pains
That my Redeemer felt,
And answer for my guilt.
T'indulge a sinful hought, Since the great GOD can see and hear
And writes down every fault.
HYMN 19. L. M.
Thoughts on God and Death. THERE is a GOD that reigns above,
1 Lord of the heav'n and earth and seass I fear his wrath, I ask his love, And with my lips I sing his praise. 2 There is a law which he has writ, To teach us all that we must do ; My soul, to his commands submit, For they are holy, just and true. 3 There is a gospel rich in grace, Whence sinners all their cumforts draw; Lord, I repent and seek thy face, For I have often broke thy law. 4 There is an hour when I must die, Nor do I know how soon 'twill come; How many younger much than I Have pass'd by death to hear their doom. 5 Let me improve the hours I have, Before the day of grace is filed; There's no repentance in the grave, Nor pardon offer'd to the dead.
HYMN 20. C. M.
A Song to Creating Wisdom. TNTERNAL wisdom, thee we praise,
1 Thee, the creation sings; With thy lov'd name, rocks, hills, and seas,
And heaven's high palace rings. 2 Thy hand, how wide it spreads the sky!
How glorious to behold!
And starr'd with sparkling goll.