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HYMN 41, L. M.
God's Condescension.

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And views the nations from afar,
Let everlasting praises fly,

And tell how large his bounties are.
2 He over-rules all mortal things,

And manages our mean affairs :
On humble souls the King of kings

Bestows his counsels and his care.
3 Our sorrows and our tears we pour

Into the bosom of our God;
He hears us in the mournful hour,

And helps us bear the heavy load.
4 Oh! could our thankful hearts devise

A tribute equal to thy grace,
To the third heaven our songs should rise,

And teach the golden harps thy praise.

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HYMN 42, s. M.
Exhortation to Praise,

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mf" 1 STAND up, and bless the Lord,

Stand up, and bless the Lord your God,

With heart, and soul, and voice.
2 Though high above all praise,

Above all blessing high,
Who would not fear his holy name,

And laud, and magnify? mf 3 Oh! for the living flame

From his own altar brought,
To touch our lips, our souls inspire,

And wing to heaven our thought !
4 God is our strength and song,

And his salvatiori ours;

Then be his love in Christ proclaimed, <

With all our ransomed powers. f" 5 Stand up, and bless the Lord,

The Lord, your God, adore;
Stand up, and bless his glorious name,

Henceforth, for evermore.

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HYMN 43, L. M. 43

Men not comparable with God.
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1 SHALL the vile race of flesh and blood

Contend with their Creator, God?
Shall mortal worms presume to be

More holy, wise, or just, than he ?
2 Behold! he puts his trust in none

Of all the spirits round his throne
Their natures, when compared with his,

Are neither holy, just, nor wise.
3 But how much meaner things are they,

Who spring from dust, and dwell in clay i
Touched by the finger of thy wrath,

We faint, and vanish like the moth.
4 Almighty Power! to thee we bow;

How frail are we-how glorious thou!

No more the sons of earth shall dare, f

With an eternal God, compare.

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HYMN 44, L. M. 44

Praise to God.
f" 1 PRAISE, everlasting praise, be paid

To him, who earth's foundation laid;
Praise to the God, whose strong decrees

Sway the creation, as he please. mf 2 Praise to the goodness of the Lord,

Who rules his people by his word;
And there, as strong as his decrees,

He sets his kindest promises. mf 3 Whence, then, should doubts and fears arise) ? P

Why trickling sorrows drown our eyes ?
Slowly, alas ! our mind receives

The comforts that our Maker gives. mf' 4 Oh! for a strong, a lasting faith,

To credit what the Almighty saith ;
T embrace the message of his Son,

And call the joys of heaven our own.
f" 5 Then, should the earth's old pillars shake,

And all the wheels of nature break,
Our steady souls would fear no more,
Than solid rocks when billows roar.

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HYMN 45, C. M. 45

Goodness of God seen in his Works.
1 AIL! great Creator, wise and good!

To thee our songs we raise;
Nature, through all her various scenes,

Invites us to thy praise.
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Fresh wonders strike our view;
And, while we gaze, our hearts exult,

With transports ever new.
3 Thy glory beams in every star
> Which gilds the gloom of night;

And decks the smiling face of morn,

With rays of cheerful light.
4 The lofty hill, the humble lawn,
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P The silent grove, the awful shade,
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5 And while, in all thy wondrous ways, ,

Thy varied love we see;
Oh! may our hearts, great God! be led

Through all thy works to thee.

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HYMN 46, L. M. 46

Wisdom and Knowledge of God. f" 1

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WAKE, my tongue! thy tribute bring

To him, who gave thee power to sing;
Praise him, who is all praise above-

The source of wisdom and of love.
2 How vast his knowledge-how profound !

A depth, where all our thoughts are drowned;
The stars he numbers; and their names

He gives to all those heavenly flames.
mf 3 Through each bright world above, behold

Ten thousand thousand charms unfold;
Earth, air, and mighty seas combine,

To speak his wisdom all-divine.
f" 4 But in redemption,-Oh! what grace!

Its wonders, -Oh! what thought can trace!
Here wisdom shines for ever bright:
Praise him, my soul! with sweet delight.

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HYMN 47, C. M. 47

Sovereignty and Dominion of God.
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1 EEP silence, all created things!

And wait your Maker's nod;
My soul stands trembling, while she sings

The honors of her God.
2 Life, death, and hell, and worlds unknown,

Hang on his firm decree;
He sits on no precarious throne,

Nor borrows leave to be.
3 Chained to his throne, a volume lies,

With all the fates of men,
With every angel's form and size,

Drawn by th' eternal pen.
4 His providence unfolds his book,

And makes his counsels shine;
Each opening leaf, and every stroke,

Fulfills some deep design.
mp 5 My God! I would not long to see

My fate, with curious eyes,

What gloomy lines are writ for me, <

Or what bright scenes may rise.
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6 In thy fair book of life and grace,

Oh! may I find my name,
Recorded in some humble place,

Beneath my Lord, the Lamb.

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HYMN 48, H, M. 48

Faithfulness of God. mf 1 THE promises I sing,

Which sovereign love hath spoke;
Nor will th' eternal King

His words of grace revoke:
They stand secure

And steadfast still;

Not Zion's hill
Abides so sure.
2 The mountains melt away,

When once the Judge appears;
And sun and moon decay,

That ineasure mortal years ;

But still the same,

In radiant lines,

The promise shines
Through all the flame.
3 Their harmony shall sound

Through my attentive ears,
When thunders cleave the ground,

And dissipate the spheres;
Mid all the shock

Of that dread scene,
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I stand serene, f Thy word, my rock.

HYMN 49, C. M. 49

The Glories of Redemption. f

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ATHER! how wide thy glory shines !

How high thy wonders rise !
Known through the earth by thousand signs,

By thousand through the skies.
2 Those mighty orbs proclaim thy power,

Their motions speak thy skill;
And, on the wings of every hour,

We read thy patience still.

3 But, when we view thy strange design P

To save rebellious worms,

Where vengeance and compassion join mp

In their divinest forms,
4 Here the whole Deity is known;

Nor dares a creature guess, --
Which of the glories brightest shone,

The justice, or the grace.
5 Now the full glories of the Lamb

Adorn the heavenly plains;
Bright seraphs learn Immanuel's name,

And try their choicest strains. mp 6 Oh! may I bear some humble part,

In that immortal song;
Wonder and joy shall tune my heart,

And love command my tongue.

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HYMN 50, S. M.
The God of Mercy and Justice.

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1 THE Lord on high proclaims

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His Godhead from his throne;

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