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That spread the flowing seas abroad,

And built the lofty skies.
2 I sing the wisdom that ordain'd

The sun to rule the day;
The moon shines full at liis command,

And all the stars obey.
3 I sing the goodness of the Lord,

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;
If I survey the ground I tread,

Or gaze upon the sky!
5 Creatures (as num'rous as they be)

Are subject to thy care:
There's not a place where we can flee,

But God is present there,
His hand is my perpetual guard;

He keeps me with his eye;
Why shonld I then forget the Lord,

Who is for ever nigh?

22. Sevens. Mrs. Barbauld. Praise to God for the Blessings of

Providence. 1

to For the love that crowns our days; Bounteous source of ev'ry joy,

Let thy praise our tongues employ.
2. For the blessings of the field,
For the stores the gardens yield,
For the vine's exalted juice,

For the gen'rous olive's use:
3 Flocks that whiten all the plain,

Yellow sheaves of ripen'd grain,
Clouds that drop their fatt'ning

dewa, Sons that temp'rate warmth diffuse.

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26. S. M. Dr. Watts. Praise for spiritual and temporal Mercies.

Psalm ciii. 1, 7.
Bless the Lord, my soul!
And aid my tongue to bless his name,

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;
The Lord liath judgments for the proud,

And justice for th' opprest.
6 His wondrous works and ways

He made by Moses known;
But sent the world his truth and grace
By his beloved Son!

27. L. M. Dr. Watts. Praise to God, and Communion with Saints.

Psalm ci. 16.
To God the great, the ever-blest,

1 ;

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?
Blest are the souls that fear thee still,

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;
This is my glory, Lord, to be
Join'd to thy saints, and near to thec.

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,
Now while the flesh is mine abode,
And when my sonl ascends to God.
2 Praise shall einploy my noblest pow'rs,
While immortality endures;
My days of praise shall ne'er be past,

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 earth and seas, with all their train,

And none shall find his promise vain. 5 His truth for ever stands secure:

He saves the opprest, he feeds the poor;
He sends the lab'ring conscience peace,
And grants the pris'ner sweet release.
6 The Lord hath eyes to give the blind;

The Lord supports the sinking mind;
He helps the stranger in distress,
The widow and the fatherless.
7 He loves his saints, he knows them well ;

But turns the wickerl down to hell;
Thy God, o Zion, ever reigns ;
Praise him in everlasting strains.

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.
2 Ile spake the word to Abr'am first;

His truth fulfils the grace;
The Gentiles make his name their trust,

Ånd learn his righteousness.
3 Let the whole earth his love proclaiin

With all her diff'rent tongues;
And spread the honours of his name
In melody and songs.

30. C. M. Dr. Watts.

Praise to the Redeemer.
1
PLUS
LUNG’D in a gŅlph of dark despair

We wretched sinners lay,
Without one cheerful beam of hope,

Or spark of glimin'ring day.
2 With pitying eyes the Prince of grace

Beheld our helpless grief ;
He saw, and Q amazing love!

He ran to our relief.
3 Down from the shining seats above

With joyful haste he fled,
Enter'd the grave in mortal flesh,

And dwelt among the dead.
4 He spoill the pow'rs of darkness thus,

And broke our iron chains :
Jesus has freed our captive souls

Frosa everlasting pains:
5 O! for this love, let rocks and hills

Their lasting silence break,
And all harmonious human tongues

The Saviour's praises speak.

6 Angels! assist our mighty joys,

Strike all your harps of gold;
But when you raise your highest notes,
His love can ne'er he told.
31. C. M.

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!
Thou King of saints, Almighty Lord,

How just and true thy ways!
3 Who dares refuse to fear thy name,

Or worship at thy throne
Thy judgments speak thine holiness
Througb all the nations known.

32. C. M.
Praise to Jesus Christ.
1

TOME let us all unite to praise
Our thankful hearts in solemn lays,

Be with our voices join'd.
2 But how shall dust his worth declare

When angels try in vain?
Their faces veil when they appear

Before the Son of Man.
3 Silent, O Lord! we would not be,

By love we are constrain'd,
To offer our best thanks to thee,

Our Saviour and our Friend!
4 Though feeble are our best essays,

Thy love will not despise
Our grateful songs of humble praise,

Our well-meant sacrifice.
5 Let every tongue thy goodness show,

And spread abroad thy fame;
Let every heart with praise o'erflow

And bless thy sacred name.

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