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89. C. M. Dr. Watts. The Providence of God in successive Seasons.
Psalm Ixv. Second Part.
God of eternal pow'r!
And tempests cease to roar.
Successive comforts bring;
Thy flow'rs adoru the spring.
Heav'n, earth, and air, are thine;
The author is divine.
Borne by the wind around,
The furrows of the ground.
And ranks of corn appear;
90. L. M. Providence equitable and kind. Ps. cvji. THR
of life's mistaken ill or good, Thy hand, O God! conducts unseen
The beautiful vicissitude. & Thou givest with paternal care,
Howe'er unjustly we complain, And 'tis the necessary share
Of joy and sorrow, health and pain. 3 Trust we to youth, or friends, or pow'r?
Fix we on this terrestrial ball ? Wnen most secnre the coming hour,
If thou seest bit, inay blast them all. When lowest yunk with grief and shame,
Fill'd with affliction's bitter cup, Lost to relations, friends, and jame, Thy powerful band can raise its up.
3 All things on earth, and all in heav'n,
On thy eternal will depend;
And all shall in tliy glory end! 6 This be my care, to all beside
Inditf'rent let my wishes be, Passion be calm, and dumb be pride, And fix'd, O God! my soul on thee.
91. C. M. Cowper. The Mysteries of Providence. 1 OD moves in a mysterious way,
; He plants his footsteps in the sea,
And rides upon the storm. 2 Deep in unfathomable mies
of never failing skill,
And works has sov'reign will.
The clouds ye so much dread
In blessings on your head!
But trust him for his grace,
He hides a smiling face.
Unfolding every hour:
But sweet will be the flow'r. 6 Blind unbelief is sure to err,
And scan his work in vain;
92. C. M. Mr. Beddome. Mysteries of Providence to be explained
hereafter. John, xiii. 7. GREAT God of Providence! thy ways
Are hid from mortal sight; Wrapt in impenetrahle shades!
Or cloth'd with carling light.
2 The wondrous methods of thy grace
Evade the human eye;
The farther off they fly.
Where thou dost ever reign,
And not a doubt remain.
His brightest beams display,
93. C. M. Mr. Addison.
How sure is their defence! Eternal wisdom is their guide,
Their help Omnipotence. 2 In foreign realms, and lands remote,
Supported by thy care, Through burning climes they pass unhurt,
And breathe in tainted air.
High on the broken wave,
Nor impotent to save.
Obedient to thy will:
At thy command is still.
Tby goodness we'll adore,
And humbly hope for more. 6 Our life, while thou preservist that life,
Thy sacrifice shall be: And death, when death shall be onr lot,
Shall join our souls to thee.
04. c. M. Dr. Watts. Deliverance and Protection. Ps. xxxiv. 1 I'LL. 'LL bless the Lord from day to day;
How good are all his ways! Ye humble souls that us'd to pray,
Come, help my lips to praise. 2 Sing to the honour of his name,
How a poor sufferer cry'd,
Nor was his suit deny'd.
Come, learn his pleasant ways,
The gweetness of his grace.
Round where his children dwell;
No earthly tongue can tell.
His eye regards the just !
Who make the Lord their trust!
And famish in the wood:
95. P. M. Mr. Addison. Confidence in Divine Providence. Ps. xxiii. 1 THE feed me with a shepherd's care; His presence shall my wants supply, And guard me with a watchful eye, My noon-day walks he shall attend, And all my midnight hours defend. 2 When in the sultry glebe I faint,
Or on the thirsty mountain pant';
3 Though in the paths of death I tread,
And guide me through the dreadful shade.
96. S. M. Mr. Scott. Worldly Anxiety reproved; or, Confidence
in Providence. 1
My breath of life and air, With fears of distant ills, and vex
My heart with fruitless care! 2 Can thought and toil increase
My days' appointed sum?
To board for years to come? 3 These covetous lesires,
These restless cares I leave
And who in chance believe. 4 Will he whose bounty gave
My life, its food deny?
Its cravings not supply?
That for the furnace stand; With what rich dyes their garments glow
Without the lab'rig hand! 6 The tribes that wing the sky,
That neither sow nor reap, Send up to God their daily cry,
Who gives them food and sleep. 7 Then let to-morrow's cares
Until to-morrow stay;