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2. Earth's wide-extended varying scenes,

All smiling round, thy bounty show, From seas or clouds, full magazines,

Thy rich diffusive blessings flow. 3. Now earth receives the precious seed,

Which thy indulgent hand prepares ; And nourishes the future bread,

And answers all the sower's cares. 4. Thy sweet refreshing show'rs attend

And through the ridges gently flow,
Soft on the springing corn descend;

And thy kind blessing makes it grow, 5. Thy goodness crowns the circling year ;

Thy paths drop fatness all around; Ev'n barren wilds thy praise declare,

And echoing hills return the sound, 6. Here, spreading flocks adorn the plain ;

There plenty ev'ry charm displays. Thy bounty clothes each lovely scene; And joyful nature shouts thý praise.

HYMN 70. L, M 1. GREAT God, at whose all-pow?rful call,

By thee the seasons change, and all

The changing seasons speak thy name, 2. Thy bounty bids the infant year,

From winter storms recover'd, rise; When thousand grateful scenes appear,

Fresh op'ning to our wond'ring eyes, 3. O how delightful 'tis to see

The earth in vernal beauty drest!
While in each herb, and flow'r, and tree,

T'hy blouming glories shine confest! 4. Aloft, full beaming, reigns the sun,

And light and genial heat conveys ; And, while he leads the seasons on,

From thee derives his quick’ning rays, . Around us, in the teeming field,

Stands the rich grain or purpled vine,

At thy command they rise, to yield

The strength’ning bread or cheering wine, 6. Indulgent God! from ev'ry part

Thy plenteous blessings largely flow.
We see; we taste ;-let ev'ry heart

With grateful love and duty glow.

IV. DIVINE PROVIDENCE AND

GOVERNMENT.

HYMN 71. c. M. 1. LET the whole race of creatures lie Whate'er his pow'rful hand has form’d,

He governs with a word.
2. Ten thousand ages ere the skies

Were into motion brought,
All the long years and worlds to come

Stood present to his thought.
3. There's not a sparrow or å worm

O'erlouk'd in his decrees.
He raises monarchs to a throne,

Or sinks with equal ease.
4. If light attend the course I go,

'T'is he provides the rays;
And 'tis his hand that hides the sun,

If darkness cloud my days.
5. Trusting his wisdom and his love,

I'would not wish to know, What in the book of his decrees

Awaits me here below.
6. Be this alone my fervent pray’r:

Whate'er my lot shall be,
Or joys, or sorrows, may they form

My soul for heav'n and thee!

HYMN 72 V. M. 1. THE Lord, how fearful is his name !

How wide is his command ! Nature, with all her moving frame,

Rests on his mighty hand.
2. Immortal glory forms his throne,

And light his awful robe,
Whilst, with a smile or with a frown,

He manages the globe,
3. Adoring angels round him fall,

In all their shining forms.
His sov’reign eye looks thro' them all,

And pities mortal worms,
4. His bowels to our worthless race

In sweet compassion move;
He clothes his looks with softest grace,

And takes his title, love.
5. Now, let the Lord for ever reign,

And sway us as he will.
Sick, or in health, in ease, or pain,

We are his fav'rites still.
6. No more shall peevish passion rise ;

The tongue no more complain. 'Tis soy'reign love that lends our joys, And love

resumes again,

HYMN 73. P. M. 1. YE subjects of the Lord, proclaim

The royal honours of his name. « Jehovah reigns,” be all your song, 'Tis he, thy God, o Zion! reigns. Prepare thy most harmonious strains,

Glad hallelujahs to prolong. 2. Ye princes, boast no more your crown, But lay the glitt'ring trifle down

In lowly honour at his feet.
A span your narrow empire bounds:
He reigns beyond created rounds,

In self-sufficient glory great. 3. Tremble, ye pageants of a day,

Form’d, like your slaves, of brittle clay :

Down to the dust your sceptres bend.
To everlasting years he reigns,
And undiminish'd rule maintains,

When kings, and suns, and time shall end,
4. So shall his favour'd Zion live;
In vain copfed’rate nations strive

Her sacred turrets to destroy :
Her Soy’reign sits enthron'd above;
And endless pow'r and endless love
Lasure her safety and her joy.

HYMN 74. P. M.
1. The Lord of glory reigns supremely great,

And o’er heav'n's arches builds his royal seat, Thro' worlds unknown his sov’reign sway extends, Nor space, nor time, his boundless empire ends. His eye beholds th' affairs of ev'ry nation,

And reads each thought thro' his immense creation. 2. Lightnings and storms his mighty word obey,

And planets roll, where he has mark'd their way.
Unnumber'd cherubs veil'd before him stand,
And at his signal all their wings expand.
His praise gives harmony to all their voices,

And ev'ry heart thro’ the full choir rejoices. 3. Rebellious mortals, cease yonr tumults vain,

Nor longer such unequal war maintain.
Let clay with fellow-clay in combat strive:
But dread to brave the pow'r, by which you live.
With contrite hearts fall prostrate, and adore him ;
For, if he frown, ye perish all before him.

HYMN 75. L. M.
1.
G REATEST of beings, source of life,

Sov’reign of air, and earth, and sea!
All nature feels thy pow'r; but man

A grateful tribute pays to thee.
2. Subject to wants, to thee he looks,

And from thy goodness seeks supplies;
And, when oppress'd with guilt, he mourns,

Thy mercy lifts him to the skies.
3. Children, whose little minds, unform’d,

Ne'er rais'd a tender thought to beav'n ;

Ånd

men, whom reason lifts to God,

Tho' oft by passion downward driv'n z 4. Those, too, who bend with age and care,

And faint and tremble near the tomb, Who, sick’ning at the present scenes,

Sigh for that better state to come :5. All, great Creator! all are thine:

All feel thy providential care;
And, thro' each varying scene of life,

Alike thy constant pity share.
6. And, whether grief oppress the heart,

Or whether joy elate the breast, Or life still keep its little course,

Or death invite the heart to rest : 7. All are thy messengers, and all

Thy sacred pleasure, Lord, obey ! And all are training man to dwell Nearer to bliss, and nearer thee.

HYMN 76. L. M. 1. WH0, gracious Father can complain,

Under thy mild and gentle reign? Who does a weight of duty share,

More than his aids and pow'rs can bear? 2. With diff'ring climes, and diffring lands,

With fertile plains and barren sands,
Thy hand hath fram'd this earthly round,

And set each nation in its bound. 3. So various thy celestial ray

Here sheds a full, there fainter day.
The God of all, unkind to none,

To all the path of life hath shown. 4. Large is the bounty of his hand :

He will a large return demand.
Haste then, my soul! thy work pursue,
And keep the hear’nly prize in view.

HYMN 77. L. M. 1. THROUGH All the various shifting scene,

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