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HYMN 28. c. M.
My rising soul surveys:
In wonder, love, and praise.
The gratitude declare,
But thou canst read it there.
And all my wants redress'd,
Or hung upon the breast.
Thy mercy lent an ear,
To form themselves in pray’r.
Thy tender care bestow'd Before my infant heart conceiv'd
From whom those comforts flow'd. 6. When in the slipp'ry paths of youth,
With heedless steps, I ran;
And led me up to man. 7. Through hidden dangers, toils and deaths,
It gently clear'd my way;
More to be fear'd than they. 8. When worn with sickness, oft hast thou
With health renew'd my face;
Reviv'd my soul with grace. 9. Thy bounteous hand with worldly bliss,
Hath made my cup run o'er,
Hath doubled all my store.
My daily thanks employ;
Nor is the least a cheerful heart
Which tastes those gifts with joy.
Thy goodness I'll pursue ;
The glorious theme renew.
Divide thy works no more,
Thy mercy shall adore.
A joyful song I'll raise :-
To utter all thy praise !
II. CHARACTER AND PERFECTIONS
HYMN 29. L. M.
Attempts to look thy nature through.
Thy glories never can be known.
Who countless years his God has sought,
Or fully trace thy boundless mind.
Enough for mortal men to know ;
Thro' all thy works and conduct shine.
Thy works of nature and of grace,
HYMN 30 Li M.
The Majesty of God. 1. YE weak inhabitants of clay,
Ye trifling insects of a day,
Before th’ Eternal's awful throne.
As victims at its altar bleed.
And call remotest nations round,
Princes and people, kings and swains. 4. Join'd with the living, let the dead, Rising, the face of earth o'erspread; And, while his praise unites their tongues, Let angels echo back the songs. 5. The drop that from the bucket falls,
The dust that hangs upon the scales,
HYMN 31. L. M.
Attempt the great Creator's praise :
What verse can reach the lofty theme? 2. He sits enthron'd amidst the spheres,
And glory like a garment wears;
Command our awe, transcend our praise. 3. Before his throne a shining band
Of cherubs and of seraphs stand;
Outstrip the rapid speed of light. 4. To God all nature owes its birth,
He form’d this pond'rous globe of earth.
5. In all our Maker's grand designs,
Omnipotence with wisdom shines.
Bear the great impress of his name. 6. Rais'd on devotion's lofty wing,
Let us his high perfections sing:
HYMN 32. c. M.
God eternal and unchangeable. 1. GREAT God, how infinite art thou !
! Let the whole race of creatures bow,
And pay their praise to thee. 2. Thy throne eternal ages stood,
Ere earth or heav'n was made; Thou art the ever-living God,
Were all the nations dead. 3. Nature and time all open lie
To thine immense survey, From the formation of the sky,
To the last awful day.
Stands present to thy view.
Great God ! there's nothing new. 5. Our lives thro' various scenes are drawn,
And vex'd with trifling cares; While thine eternal thought moves on
Thine undisturb'd affairs.
How frail and weak are we!
HYMN 33. L. M.
LL-POW'RFUL, self-existent God, Thou wast, and art, and art to come;
And everlasting is thy reign.
2. Fix'd and eternal as thy days,
Each glorious attribute divine, Thro' ages infinite, shall still
With undiminish'd lustre shine. 3. Fountain of being, source of good!
Immutable dost thou remain ; Nor can the shadow of a change
Obscure the glories of thy reign. 4. Nature her order shall reverse,
Revolving seasons cease their round; Nor spring appear with blooming pride,
Nor autumn be with plenty crown'd: 5. Yon shining orbs forget their course;
The son his destin'd path forsake; And burning desolation mark
Amid the world his wand'ring track: 6. Earth may with all her pow'rs dissolve,
If such the great Creator's will: But thou for ever art the same, “I am" is thy memorial still.
HYMN 31. L. M.
God almighty. 1. QIVE to the Lord, ye sons of fame,
Give to the Lord renown and pow'r; Ascribe due honours to his name,
And his eternal might adore.
O'er the vast ocean and the land;
And lightnings blaze at his command. 3. He speaks, and howling tempests rise,
And lay the forest bare around;
Confess the terror of the sound.
And palaces and temples shake.
The valleys roar, the deserts quake. 5. The Lord sits sov’reign o'er the flood;
The Thund'rer reigns for ever King ;