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THE PERFECTIONS OF GOD.
8.7. 1 Stand up and bless the Lord your God for ever and ever,
-Neh. 9. 5.
Praise be Thine from every tongue;
Join the universal song.
Pure unbounded grace is Thine;
Praise Him for His love divine. 3 For ten thousand blessings given,
For the hope of future joy; Sound His praise through earth and heaven,
Sound Jehovah's praise on high. 4 Joyfully on earth adore Him,
Till in heaven our song we raise; There, enraptured, fall before Him, Lost in wonder, love, and praise.
Great is our Lord, and of great power.-Ps. 147. 5. | PRAISE ye the Lord; tis good to raise
Our hearts and voices in His praise ; His nature and His works invite
To make this duty our delight. 2 The Lord builds
up Jerusalem, And gathers nations to His name: His
mercy melts the stubborn soul, And makes the broken spirit whole.
3 He formed the stars, those heavenly flames,
He counts their numbers, calls their names ; His wisdom's vast, and knows no bound :
A deep where all our thoughts are drowned. 4 Great is our Lord, and great His might;
And all His glories infinite;
But treads the wicked to the dust. 5 His saints are lovely in His sight;
He views His children with delight:
C.M. Canst thou by searching find out God ?-Job 11. 7. 1 OW shall I praise the Eternal God,
The infinite Unknown? Who can ascend His high abode,
Or venture near His throne ? 2 The great Invisible! He dwells
Concealed in dazzling light; But His all-searching eye reveals
The secrets of the night.
Nor alters His decrees;
To guard His promises. 4 Justice
the eternal throne Maintains the rights of God; While Mercy sends her pardons down,
Bought with a Saviour's blood. 5 Now to my soul, immortal King!
Speak some forgiving word: Then 'twill be double joy to sing
The glories of my Lord.
L.M. 4 The Lord looketh from heaven; He beholdeth all the sons
of men.-Ps. 33. 13. 1 UP P to the Lord, who reigns on high,
And views the nations from afar, Let everlasting praises fly,
And tell how large His bounties are.
Or with His word, or with His rod,
How condescending is our God! 3 He over-rules all mortal things,
And manages our mean affairs ;
Bestows His counsels and His cares. 4 Our sorrows and our tears we pour
Into the bosom of our God;
And helps us bear the heavy load. 5 O could our thankful hearts devise
A tribute equal to Thy grace,
He is faithful that promised.--Heb. 10. 23. 1 BEGIN, my tongue, some heavenly theme,
; The mighty works, the mightier name,
Of our eternal King.
And sound His power abroad;
And the performing God.
For wretched dying men;
His hand has writ the sacred word
With an immortal pen.
The mighty promise shines,
Those everlasting lines.
As that which built the skies ; The voice that rolls the stars along
Speaks all the promises.
But whisper, “ Thou art mine!"
To notes almost divine.
One generation shall praise Thy works to another.-Ps. 145. to 1
LONG as I live I'll bless. Thy name,
In the bright world above.
And let His praise be great;
Thy works of grace repeat.
And while my lips rejoice,
And children learn Thy ways; Ages to come Thy truth proclaim,
And nations sound Thy praise. 5 Thy glorious deeds of ancient date
Shall through the world be known;