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3 Thy glories blaze all nature round,
And strike the gazing sight,
With terror and delight!
Shine through the worlds abroad;
And speak the builder God.
Our softer passions move;
82. L. M. Dr. Watts. The Creation, Preservation, and Dissolution
of this World.
; Let all the nations sound his praise,
And lands unknowo repeat his name.
Made ev'ry drop and ev'ry dust,
And push'ıl them into motion first.
He looks far down upon the spheres;
And round he turns the hasty years.
Till all his saints are gather'd in;
To shake it all to dust again!
And light'ning burn the globe below, Saints, you may lift your joyful eyes, There's a new heav'n and earth for you.
83. C. M. Dr. Watts. God's IVonders of Creation, Providence, und
Redemption. Psalmi cxxxvi. 1
His mercies still endure:
His truth is ever sure.
O What wonders haid his wisdom done!
llow mighty is his hand! Ileav'ı, carth, and sea, he iran'd alone;
How wide is his comimand! 3 The sun supplies the day with light:
llow briglit his counsels shine! The moon and stars adorn the night;
Llis works are all divine. 4 lle saw the nations dead in sin:
lle felt his pity move: llow sad the state the world was in !
llow boundless was his love!
Dis goodness never fails;
And still his grace prevails.
His mercies still endure,
IVE to our God immortal praise ;
Mercy and truth are all bís ways; Wonders of grace to God belong,
Repeat his mercies in your song. 2 Give to the Lord of lords renown,
The king of kings with glory crown:
And fix'd the starry lights on high :
Repeat his mercies in your song.
He bids the mod direct the night;
When suns and moons shall shine no more. 5 He sent his Sou with pow'r to save
From guilt and darkness, and the grave:
6 Through this vain world he guides our feet,
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? , thought surveys
Creation's beauties o'er,
And bid our souls acore.
Thy radiant footsteps shine;
And speak their source divine.
In earth, and sea, and air,
Almighty pow'r declare.
In all thy works appear:
Man, thy distinguish'd care!
That breath thy pow'r maintains; Thy tender mercy ever new
His brittle frame sustains.
With gentle smiling, rays;
86. L. M. Dr. Watts. Praise for common and special Mercles.
Psalm lxviii. Third Part. 1 W ,
Who fills our hearts with joy and food; Wbo poprs his blessings from the skies, And loads our days with rich supplies.
2 He sends the sun his circuit round,
To cheer the fruit, to warm the ground;
Refresh the thirsty earth again.
And all our near escapes from death;
He heals the weak and guards the strong. 4 He makes the saint and sinner prove
The common blessings of his love:
Is endless joy, or endless pains.
From the deep earth, or deeper seas;
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and Grace. 1 A Kind guardian of my days,
LMIGHTY FATHER, gracious Lord ! Thy mercies let my heart record
In songs of grateful praise.
Was thy indulgent care,
Or breathe the infant pray’r.
om thy xhaustless store;
Would count thy mercies o'er. 4 While sweet reflection, through my days,
Thy bounteous hand would trace;
5 Yes, I adore thee, gracious Lord !
Fór favours more divine;
Where all thy glories shine.
And every weakness dies,
And raise me to the skies.
In more exalted lays,
In everlasting praise ! 88. L. M. Dr. Watts. Ps. xxxvi. 59. General Providence and special Grace. 1
Thy goodness in full glory shines; Thy truth shall break through every cloud
That veils and darkens thy desigus! 2 For ever firm thy Justice stands,
As mountains their foundations keep; Wise are the wonders of thy hands;
Thy judgments are a mighty deep. 3 Thy providence is kind and large,
Both man and beast thy bounty share;
But saints are thy peculiar care.
Whence all my hope and comfort springs: The sons of Adam in distress
Fly to the shadow of thy wings. 5 From the provisions of thy house
We shall be fed with sweet repast;
And brings salvation to our taste. 6 Life, like a fountain, rich and free,
Springs from the presence of my Lord; And in thy light our souls shall see
The glories promis'd in thy word