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SELECTED FROM VARIOUS AUTHORS,

FOR THE USE OF THE

UNITARIAN CHURCH

IN

WASHINGTON.

“Giving thanks unto the Father.” Paul.

- This is life eternal; that they might know thee,
THE ONLY TRUE GOD, and Jesus Christ, whom thouz
hast sent."

John 17. 3.

WASHINGTON:
Printed by IV. Cooper'.

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from the Childron of Rom, Cennesu Palfrey,

MOY 22, 19.1.

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ETERNAL God! Almighty Cause
Of earth, and seas, and worlds unknown!
All things are subject to thy laws;
All things depend on thee alone.

2
Thy glorious being singly stands,
Of all within itself possest;
By none controlld in thy commands,
And in thyself completely blest.

3
Worship to thee alone belongs;
Worship to thee alone we give;
Thine be our hearts, and thine our songs,
And to thy glory may we live.

Spread thy great name through exery land;
In every breast erect thy throne;
Subdue the world to thy command,
And reign unrivalld, God alone.

Ye nations round the earth, rejoice
Before the Lord, your sovereign King;
Serve him with cheerful heart and voice,
And his unrivall?d glories sing.

The Lord is God: 'tis he alone
Doth life and all its blessings give;
And still his guardian care we own,
And still upon his bounty live.

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Enter his gates with songs of joy;
With praises in his courts appear;
And make it your divine employ
To pay your thanks and honours there.

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For God, and he alone, is good;
His mercy is for ever sure ;
His truth hath always firmly stood,
And shall from age to age endure.

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GREAT God! in vain man's narrow view
Attempts to look thy jature through:
Our labouring powers with reverence own
Thy glories never can be known.

Not the high seraph's mighty thought, . Who countless years his God has sought, Such wondrous height or depth can find, Or fully trace thy boundless mind.

Yet, Lord! thy kindness deigns to show
Enough for mortal man to know;
While wisdom, goodness, power divine,
Through all thy works and conduct shine.

Oh may our souls with rapture trace
Thy works of nature and of grace:
Explore thy sacred name, and still
Press on to know and do thy will!

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