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That spread the flowing seas abroad,
And built the lofty skies.
The sun to rule the day;
And all the stars obey.
That fill'a the earth with food': lle form'd the creatures with his word,
And then pronounc'd them good. 4 Lord, how thy wonders are display'd,
Where'er I turn mine eye;
Or gaze upon the sky!
Are subject to thy care:
But God is present there,
He keeps me with his eye;
Who is for ever nigh?
22. Sevens. Mrs. Barbauld. Praise to God for the Blessings of
to For the love that crowns our days; Bounteous source of ev'ry joy,
Let thy praise our tongues employ.
For the gen'rous olive's use:
Yellow sheaves of ripen'd grain,
dewa, Sons that temp'rate warmth diffuse.
26. S. M. Dr. Watts. Praise for spiritual and temporal Mercies.
Psalm ciii. 1, 7.
Whose favours are divine. 2 O bless the Lord, my sonl;
Nor let his mercies lie Forgotten in unthankfulness,
And withont praises die. 3 'lis he forgives thy sins,
'Tis he relieves thy pain, 'is he that heals thy sicknesses,
And makes thee young again. 4 He crowns thy life with love,
When ransom'd from the grave; Ile that redeem'd my soul from hell,
Ilath gov'reign pow'r to save. 5 He fills the poor with good;
Ile gives the suff'rers rest;
And justice for th' opprest.
He made by Moses known;
27. L. M. Dr. Watts. Praise to God, and Communion with Saints.
Psalm ci. 16.
His mercy firm for ever stands;
Give him the thanks his love demands. 2 Who knows the wonders of thy ways?
Who shall fulfil thy boundless praise?
And pay their duty to thy will. 3 Remember what thy mercy did
For Jacob's race, thy chosen seer; And with the same salvation bless The meanest suppliant of thy grace.
4 0 may I see thy tribes rejoice,
And aid their triumphs with my voice;
28. L. M. Dr. Watts. Praise to God for his Goodness and Truth.
Psalm cxly. 1. 1 PRAVE ye the Lord, my heart shall join
In work so pleasant, so divine,
While life and thought and being last. 3 Why should I make a man my trust? Princes must die and turn to dust: Their breath departs, their pomp and pow's, And thoughts all vanish in an hour. 4 Happy the man whose hopes rely
On Isr'el's God: he inade the sky,
And none shall find his promise vain. 5 His truth for ever stands secure:
He saves the opprest, he feeds the poor;
The Lord supports the sinking mind;
But turns the wickerl down to hell;
PRAISE FOR SPIRITUAL BLESSINGS
29. C. M. Dr. Watts. Pruise for the Gospel. Ps. xcviii. First Part. 1 To
our Almighty Maker, God, Ilis great şalvation shines abroad,
And makes the nations blest.
His truth fulfils the grace;
Ånd learn his righteousness.
With all her diff'rent tongues;
30. C. M. Dr. Watts.
Praise to the Redeemer.
We wretched sinners lay,
Or spark of glimin'ring day.
Beheld our helpless grief ;
He ran to our relief.
With joyful haste he fled,
And dwelt among the dead.
And broke our iron chains :
Frosa everlasting pains:
Their lasting silence break,
The Saviour's praises speak.
6 Angels! assist our mighty joys,
Strike all your harps of gold;
Dr. Watts. The Song of Moses and the Lamb. Rev. xv. 1 E sing the glories of thy love,
: The Christian church unites the songs
Of Moses and the Lamb. 2 Great God, how wondrous are thy works.
Of vengeance and of grace!
How just and true thy ways!
Or worship at thy throne
32. C. M.
TOME let us all unite to praise
Be with our voices join'd.
When angels try in vain?
Before the Son of Man.
By love we are constrain'd,
Our Saviour and our Friend!
Thy love will not despise
Our well-meant sacrifice.
And spread abroad thy fame;
And bless thy sacred name.