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4 His goodness and truth how rich do they prove !

No anger be bears, bis nature is love;
To all he is tender, and good doth impart:
To him will we render the praise of the heart. PROUD.

HYMN 266. L. M.

The voice of Nature.
THE lofty pillars of the sky,

And spacious concave rais’d on high,
Spangled with stars, a shining frame,

Their great Origioal proclaim.
2 Th’ unwearied sun, from day to day,

Pours knowledge on bis golden ray ;
And publishes to ev'ry land

The work of an Almighty hand.
3 Soon as the ev’ning shades prevail,

The moon takes up the wond'rous tale ;
And, nightly, to the list'oing earth,

Repeats the story of her birth;
4 While all the stars, that round her burn,

And all the planets in their turn,
Confirm the tidings as they roll,
And spread the truth from pole to pole.
5 What though in solemn silence all

Move round this dark terrestrial ball ?
What though no real voice nor sound

Amid their radiant orbs be found ?
6 In reason's ear they all rejoice,
And utter forth a glorious voice;
For ever singing as they shine,
“ The hand that made us is Divine."


HYMN 267. C. M.
God's Providence and Care of his Children. Ps. cxlvii. 1--3.
'T's good to praise Jehovah's name,

Ănd of his mercy sing ;
To speak of his eternal fame,

And celebrate our King.

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2 Sweet is the work to sing and tell

The goodness of the Lord ;
How we by love are rais'd from hell,

Aud by the truth restor’d.
3 'Tis pleasant to exalt our God,

Who gathers outcasts in,
And sends his love and truth abroad

To heal the plague of sio.
4 The broken heart of deepest wound

The Lord in mercy heals ;
Makes dying sinners strong and sound,

And for the wretched feels.
5 Sing to the Lord, his love declare,

My voice shall gladly join ;
He saves our souls, we are his care,
mercy is divine.

HYMN 268. C. M.
God worshipped as our Creator.' Ps. c. 1o.-5.
YOME serve the Lord with love and joy,

And in bis presence sing ;
Cheerful your hearts and tongues employ,

The Lord alone is King.
2 He forms his church by power divine,

The work is all his own :
Let us in holy praises join

To God the Lord alone. 3 The holy gates we enter in,

And in his kingdom stand ;
Releas'd from foes, and sav'd from sin,

By his almighty hand.
4 Ye sons of Zion, rise and sing,

Who in bis pastures feed ;
Give praises to your sov'reign King,

For he is God indeed.
5 We are his people, and his sheep,

Our shepherd is the Lord :
He will our souls in safety keep,
And be his name ador'd.



HYMN 269. L. M.
God's Dominion over the World, &c. Ps. xxiv. 7–10.
ERUSALEM, thou church divine,

In all thy heavenly beauty shine ;
Thy brightest robes of glory wear,

And for thy God and King prepare.
2 Lift up your heads, ye heavenly gates,

Bebold the King of glory waits ;
Ye everlasting doors, give way,
The King of Zion comes to-day.
3." Who is the King of glory ? tell !"
The mighty Lord, who conquer'd hell;
Strong is bis arm, divine bis might,

'T'is be who put your foes to flight.
4 Lift up your heads, ye heavenly gates,

Behold the King of glory waits ;
“Who is the King of glory, say,
That comes in grandeur op the way

5 The Lord of hosts, the mighty God,

Wbo rules bis foes with iron rod.
'Tis be who your salvation brings,
Jesus the Lord, the King of kings.


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HYMN 270. C. M.

Encouragement to trust and love God.
THROUGH all the changing scenes of life,

In trouble and in joy,
The praises of my God shall still

My heart and tongue employ.
2 Of his deliv'rance I will boast,

Till all that are distress'd
From my example comfort take,

And charm their griefs to rest.
3 0 magnify the Lord with me,

With me exalt his name !
When in distress to him I callid,
He to my rescue came.

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.
LON is our refuge in distress,

A present help when dangers press,
In him undaunted we'll confide ;
Though earth were from her centre toss'd,
And mountains in the ocean lost,

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 ;
All fears and foes before us fly,

And troubles all be gone.

2 The prospect opens, grand and new,

See Salem's walls arise ;
Soon shall we brighter glories view

In yonder happy skies.
3 And shall we meet in heaven above,

Before Jehovah's face?
For ever bask in beams of love,

With all the angel race ?
4 It shall be so : let us pursue

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,
For he alone is King.



HYMN 273. C. M.
Divine Providence in Air, Earth, and Sea.
ITIS by thy strength the mountains stand,

God of eternal pow'r !
The sea grows calm at thy command,

And tempests cease to roar.
2 The morning light, and ev'ning shade,

Successive comforts bring;
Thy plenteous fruits make harvest glad,

Thy flow'rs adorn the spring.
3 Seasons and times, and moons and hours,

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.

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