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i And its full streams redundant flow
Down to th' abodes of men below.
The cares of providence are thine ;
A fairer temple to thy name. 3. O give to ev'ry human heart,
To taste and feel how good thou art;
To know how blest thy children are.
Ye echoing hills, the notes prolong!
All vocal with your Maker's praise ! 5. Join, O my soul! the gen’ral song;
To thee its sweetest notes belong.
HYMN 54. C. M.
O God, my heav'nly King!
In sounds of glory sing.
His goodness to the skies.
And ev'ry want supplies.
On thee for daily food;
And fills their mouths with good.
How slow thine anger moves!
To cheer the souls he loves.
Thy pow'r and praise proclaim;
Delight to bless thy name.
HYMN 55. C. M. 09 UR souls with pleasing wonder view
The bounties of thy grace; How much bestow'd, how much reserv'd,
For those that seek thy face. 2. Thy lib’ral hand with worldly bliss
Oft makes their cup run o'er; And in the cov’nant of thy love
They find diviner store. 3. Here mercy hides their num'rous sins;
Here grace their souls renews; Here hope, and love, and joy, and peace
Their heav'nly beams diffuse. 4. But oh! what treasures yet unknown
Are lodg’d in worlds to come! If these th' enjoyments of the way,
How happy is their home!
Or how such goodness own?
Thy servants' hearts are known. 6. Since time's too short, all-gracious God,
To utter half thy praise;
HYMN 56. 5. M.
Whose mercies are so great ; Whose anger is so slow to rise,
So ready to abate.
And, when his wrath is felt,
And lighter than our guilt.
Åbove the ground we tread,
Our highest thoughts exceed.
4. His grace subdues our sins ;
And his forgiving love,
Doth all our guilt remove. 5. The pity of the Lord
To those who fear his name,
He knows our feeble frame. 6. Our days are as the grass,
Or like the morning flow'r!
- It withers in an hour.
To endless years endure;
HYMN 57. c. M.
THOU, the wretched's sure retreat,
Who dost our cares cotrol,
Revive the fainting soul ! 2. Did ever thy propitious ear,
The humble plea disdain ?
Or supplicate in vain ? 3. Opprest with grief and shame, dissolv'd .
In penitential tears,
And dissipates our fears.
Our sinking hearts receive; Thy gentlest, best-lov'd attribute,
To pity and forgive. 5. From that blest source, propitious hope
Appears serenely bright, And sheds her soft and cheering beam
O’er sorrow's dismal night. 6. Our hearts adore thy mercy, Lord,
And bless the friendly ray,
Which ushers in the smiling morn
HYMN 58. L. M.
to the Lord, who reigns on high,
And views the nations from afar, Let everlasting praises fly,
And tell how large his bounties are. 2. He overrules all mortal things,
And manages our mean affairs; On humble souls the King of kings
Bestows his counsels and his cares. 3. Our sorrows and our tears we pour
Into the bosom of our God;
And helps to bear the heavy load. 4. In vain might lofty princes try
Such condescension to perform; For worms were never rais'd so high
Above their peanest fellow-worm. 5. O could our thankful hearts devise
A tribute equal to thy grace;
HYMN 59. C. M. 1. LET ev'ry tongue thy goodness speak, Thy strength’ning hands uphold the weak,
And raise the poor that fall.
Or virtue lies distress'd
Thou giv'st the inourner rest. 3. Thou know'st the pain thy servants feel;
Thou hear'st thy children cry;
Thy grace is ever nigh.
From men of heart sincere ;
Thou sav'st the souls, whose humble love
Is join'd with holy fear.
And spread thy fame abroad.
HYMN 60. s. M. 1.
GRACE, 'tis a charming sound !
And all the earth shall hear. 2. Grace first contriv'd a way
To save rebellious man ;
Which drew the wondrous plan. 8. Grace leads my roving feet
To tread the heav'nly road;
While pressing on to God.
Through everlasting days;
And well deserves the praise.
III. WORKS OF GOD IN NATURE
HYMN 61. L. M.
With all the blue ethereal sky,
Their great Original proclaim.
Does his Creator's pow'r display,