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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.
1 PRAISE to Thee, Thou great Creator,

Praise be Thine from every tongue;
Join, my soul, with every creature,

Join the universal song.
2 Father, source of all compassion,

Pure unbounded grace is Thine;
Hail, the God of our salvation,

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.

L.M. 2

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;
He crowns the meek, rewards the just,

But treads the wicked to the dust. 5 His saints are lovely in His sight;

He views His children with delight:
He sees their hope, He knows their fear,
And owns and loves His image there.

3 HOW

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.
3 He knows no shadow of a change,

Nor alters His decrees;
Firm as a rock His truth remains,

To guard His promises. 4 Justice

upon

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.
2 He who can shake the worlds He made,

Or with His word, or with His rod,
His goodness, how amazing great!

How condescending is our God! 3 He over-rules all mortal things,

And manages our mean affairs ;
On humble souls the King of kings

Bestows His counsels and His cares. 4 Our sorrows and our tears we pour

Into the bosom of our God;
He hears us in the mournful hour,

And helps us bear the heavy load. 5 O could our thankful hearts devise

A tribute equal to Thy grace,
To the third heaven our songs should rise,
And teach the golden harps Thy praise.

C.M. 5

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.
2 Tell of His wondrous faithfulness,

And sound His power abroad;
Sing the sweet promise of His grace,

And the performing God.
3 Proclaim salvation from the Lord

For wretched dying men;

His hand has writ the sacred word

With an immortal pen.
4 Engraved as in eternal brass

The mighty promise shines,
Nor can the powers of darkness rázė

Those everlasting lines.
5 His every word of grace is strong

As that which built the skies ; The voice that rolls the stars along

Speaks all the promises.
6 O might I hear Thy heavenly tongue

But whisper, “ Thou art mine!"
Those gentle words should raise my song

To notes almost divine.

C.M. 6

One generation shall praise Thy works to another.-Ps. 145. to 1

LONG as I live I'll bless. Thy name,
My work and joy shall be the same

In the bright world above.
2 Great is the Lord, His power unknown,

And let His praise be great;
I'll sing the honours of Thy throne,

Thy works of grace repeat.
3 Thy grace shall dwell upon my tongue;

And while my lips rejoice,
The men that hear

my
sacred

song
Shall join their cheerful voice.
4 Fathers to sons shall teach Thy name,

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;

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