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3 Thy glories blaze all nature round,

And strike the gazing sight,
Through skies, and seas, and solid ground,

With terror and delight!
4 Infinite strength and equal skill

Shine through the worlds abroad;
Our Souls with vast amazement fill,

And speak the builder God.
5 But still the wonders of thy grace

Our softer passions move;
Pity divine in Jesu's face
We see, adore, and love!

82. L. M. Dr. Watts. The Creation, Preservation, and Dissolution

of this World.
1 ING to the Lord that built the skies,

; Let all the nations sound his praise,

And lands unknowo repeat his name.
. He form'd the seas, and forni'd the hills,

Made ev'ry drop and ev'ry dust,
Nature and time, with all their wheels,

And push'ıl them into motion first.
3 Now from his high imperial throne

He looks far down upon the spheres;
He bids the shining orbs roll on,

And round he turns the hasty years.
4 Thus shall this moving engine last

Till all his saints are gather'd in;
Then for the trumpet's dreadful blast,

To shake it all to dust again!
5 Yet, when the sound shall tear the skies,

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

G
CHIVE thanks to God the sov'reign Lord;

His mercies still endure:
And be the king of kings ador'd,

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!
5 lle sent to save its from our woe;

Dis goodness never fails;
From death and hell, and ev'ry fue:

And still his grace prevails.
6 Give thanks to God the heav'nly king:

His mercies still endure,
Let the whole earth his praises sing;
Jis truth is ever sure.
84. L. M. Dr. Watts.

Psalm cxxxvi.
1
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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:
Jlis mercies ever shall endure,
When lords and kings are known no more.
3 lle built the earth, he spread the sky,

And fix'd the starry lights on high :
Wouders of grace to God belong,

Repeat his mercies in your song.
4 lle tills the sun with morning light;

He bids the mod direct the night;
His mercies ever shall endure,

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:
Wonders of grace to God belong
Repeat his mercies in your song.

6 Through this vain world he guides our feet,
And leads us to his heav'nly seat;
His mercies ever shall endure,
When this vain world shall be no more!

85. C. M. Steele.
Création and Providence.

? , thought surveys

Creation's beauties o'er,
All nature joins to teach thy praise,

And bid our souls acore.
2 Where'er we turn our gazing eyes,

Thy radiant footsteps shine;
Ten thonsand pleasing wonders rise,

And speak their source divine.
3 The living tribes of countless forms

In earth, and sea, and air,
The meanést flies, the smallest worms,

Almighty pow'r declare.
4 Thy wisdom, pow'r, and goodness, Lord,

In all thy works appear:
And O! let man thy praise record-

Man, thy distinguish'd care!
5 From thee the breath of life he drew,

That breath thy pow'r maintains; Thy tender mercy ever new

His brittle frame sustains.
6 On us, thy Providence has shone

With gentle smiling, rays;
O!
may our lips and lives make known
Thy goodness and thy praise.

PROVIDENCE.

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;
He bids the clouds, with plenteous rain,

Refresh the thirsty earth again.
3 'Tis to his care we owe our breath,

And all our near escapes from death;
Safety and health to God belong;

He heals the weak and guards the strong. 4 He makes the saint and sinner prove

The common blessings of his love:
But the wide ditf'rence that remains

Is endless joy, or endless pains.
5 The Lord that bruis'd the serpent's head,
On all the serpent's seed shall tread;
The stubborn sinner's hope confound,
And smite him with a lasting wound.
6 But his right-hand his saints shall raise

From the deep earth, or deeper seas;
And bring them to his courts above,
There shall they taste his special love!

87. C. M. Steele.
Praise for the Blessings of Providence

and Grace. 1 A Kind guardian of my days,

LMIGHTY FATHER, gracious Lord ! Thy mercies let my heart record

In songs of grateful praise.
% In life's first dawn, my tender frame

Was thy indulgent care,
Long ere I could pronounce thy name,

Or breathe the infant pray’r.
3 Each rolling year new favours brought

om thy xhaustless store;
But ah! in vain my lab'ring thought

Would count thy mercies o'er. 4 While sweet reflection, through my days,

Thy bounteous hand would trace;
Still deare: blessings claim my praise,
The blessings of thy grace.

5 Yes, I adore thee, gracious Lord !

Fór favours more divine;
That I have known thy sacred word,

Where all thy glories shine.
6 Lord, when this inortal frame decays,

And every weakness dies,
Complete the wonders of thy grace,

And raise me to the skies.
7 Then shall my joyful pow'rs unite,

In more exalted lays,
And join the happy sons of light

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;
The whole creation is thy charge,

But saints are thy peculiar care.
4 My God! how excellent thy grace!

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;
There mercy like a river flows,

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

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