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4 His goodness and truth how rich do they prove !
No anger be bears, bis nature is love;
HYMN 266. L. M.
The voice of Nature.
And spacious concave rais’d on high,
Their great Origioal proclaim.
Pours knowledge on bis golden ray ;
The work of an Almighty hand.
The moon takes up the wond'rous tale ;
Repeats the story of her birth;
And all the planets in their turn,
Move round this dark terrestrial ball ?
Amid their radiant orbs be found ?
Ănd of his mercy sing ;
And celebrate our King.
2 Sweet is the work to sing and tell
The goodness of the Lord ;
Aud by the truth restor’d.
Who gathers outcasts in,
To heal the plague of sio.
The Lord in mercy heals ;
And for the wretched feels.
My voice shall gladly join ;
And in bis presence sing ;
The Lord alone is King.
The work is all his own :
To God the Lord alone. 3 The holy gates we enter in,
And in his kingdom stand ;
By his almighty hand.
Who in bis pastures feed ;
For he is God indeed.
Our shepherd is the Lord :
HYMN 269. L. M.
In all thy heavenly beauty shine ;
And for thy God and King prepare.
Bebold the King of glory waits ;
'T'is be who put your foes to flight.
Behold the King of glory waits ;
Wbo rules bis foes with iron rod.
HYMN 270. C. M.
Encouragement to trust and love God.
In trouble and in joy,
My heart and tongue employ.
Till all that are distress'd
And charm their griefs to rest.
With me exalt his name !
4 Their drooping hearts were soon refresh'd,
Who look'd to God for aid ; Desir'd success, in ev'ry face,
A cheerful air supply'd.
HYMN 271. L. P. M.
War and Peace.
A present help when dangers press,
Toro piece-meal by the roaring tide. 2 A gentle stream with gladness still The city of our Lord shall fill,
The royal seat of God most high ; God, dwells in Zion, whose fair tow'rs Shall mock th' assaults of earthly pow'rs,
While his almighty aid is nigh. 3 He that has God bis guardian made, Shall under his almighty shade
Secure and undisturb'd abide: Thus to my soul of bim I'll say, “He is my fortress, and my stay,
My God in whom I will confide. 4 His tender love, and watchful care, Shall free me from the fowler's spare,
And from all noisome pestilence ; He over thee bis wings shall spread, And cover thine unguarded head ;
His truib shall be thy strong defence,”
SOON will appear a brighter sky,
HYMN 272. C. M.
The Christian Pilgrimage.
As homeward we go on ;
And troubles all be gone.
2 The prospect opens, grand and new,
See Salem's walls arise ;
In yonder happy skies.
Before Jehovah's face?
With all the angel race ?
With faithfulness our way ; For nothing more have we to do,
But love, believe, obey. 5 0 happy church ! lift up your voice,
In songs of honour sing ;
your own Saviour God rejoice,
HYMN 273. C. M.
God of eternal pow'r !
And tempests cease to roar.
Successive comforts bring;
Thy flow'rs adorn the spring.
Heaven, earth, and air, are thine ; When clouds distil in fruitful show'rs,
The Author is divine. 4 Those wand'ring cisterns in the sky,
Boroe by the winds around, With wat'ry treasures well supply
The furrows of the ground.