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W HEN all Thy mercies, O my God,
My rising soul surveys, Transported with the view, I’m loft
In wonder, love, and praise.
Unnumbered comforts to my soul
Thy tender care bestowed, Before my infant heart conceived
From whence these comforts Alowed.
When in the slippery paths of youth
With heedless steps I ran,
And led me up to man.
Through hidden dangers, toils, and death,
It gently cleared my way ;
More to be feared than they.
When worn with sickness, oft haft Thou
With health renewed my face ;
Revived my soul with grace.
Ten thousand, thousand precious gifts
My daily thanks employ;
That tastes those gifts with joy.
Through every period of my life
Thy goodness I'll pursue ;
“Bless the Lord, O my soul, and forget not all his benefits.” – Psalm ciii. 2.
M Y soul repeat His praise,
1 Whose mercies are so great : Whose anger is so slow to rise,
So ready to abate.
High as the heavens are raised
Above the ground we tread,
Our highest thoughts exceed.
His power subdues our fins,
And his forgiving love,
Doth all our guilt remove.
The pity of the Lord
To those that fear his name Is such as tender parents feel ;
He knows our feeble frame.
Our days are as the grass,
Or like the morning flower;
It withers in an hour.
But thy compassions, Lord,
To endless years endure ;
1674 - 1748.
SEED-TIME AND HARVEST.
C OME, ye thankful people, come,
u Raise the song of Harvest-Home !
We ourselves are God's own field,
Then, thou Church triumphant, come,
Henry Alford. 1845.
PRAISE TO OUR CREATOR.
DEFORE Jehovah's awful throne,
) Ye nations bow with sacred joy ; Know that the Lord is God alone;
He can create and He destroy.
His sovereign power, without our aid,
Made us of clay, and formed us men; And when, like wandering sheep, we strayed,
He brought us to His fold again.
We are His people, we His care;
Our souls, and all our mortal frame : What lasting honors shall we rear,
Almighty Maker, to Thy name?
We'll crowd Thy gates, with thankful songs,
High as the heaven our voices raise ; And earth, with her ten thousand tongues,
Shall fill Thy courts with sounding praise.