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2 He formed the seas, and formed the hills,

Made every drop and every dust,
Nature and time, with all their wheels,

And pushed them into motion first. 3 Now, from his high, imperial throne,

He looks far down upon the spheres ;
He bids the shining orbs roll on,

And round he turns the hasty years. 4 Thus shall this moving engine last,

Till all his saints are gathered in; Then for the trumpet's dreadful blast

To shake it all to dust again!
5 Yet, when the sound shall tear the skies,

And lightning burn the globe below,
Saints, you may lift your joyful eyes ;

There's a new heaven and earth for you.

L. M.

Watts. The Perfections of God. 1 BRIGHT King of glory, dreadful God,

Our spirits bow before thy seat ; To thee we lift an humble thought,

And worship at thine awful feet. 2 Thy power hath formed, thy wisdom sways

All nature with a sovereign word; And the bright world of stars obeys

The will of their superior Lord. 3 Mercy and truth unite in one,

And smiling sit at thy right hand; Eternal justice guards thy throne,

And vengeance waits thy dread command. 4 A thousand seraphs, strong and bright,

Stand round the glorious Deity; But who, amongst the sons of light,

Pretends comparison with thee?


C. M.


The Divine Perfections.

1 HOW shall I praise the eternal God,

That 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 Those watchful eyes, that never sleep,

Survey the world around;
His wisdom is a boundless deep,

Where all our thoughts are drowned. 4 Speak we of strength ? his arm is strong,

To save or to destroy;
Infinite years his life prolong,

And endless is his joy.
5 He knows no shadow of a change,

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

To guard his promises.



S. M.


God's Power and Goodness.

1 0, THE Almighty Lord,

How matchless is his power!
Tremble, O earth, beneath his word,

While all the heavens adore. 2 Let proud, imperious kings

Bow low before his throne;
Crouch to his feet, ye haughty things,

Or he shall tread you down. 3 Yet, everlasting God,

We love to speak thy praise;
Thy sceptre's equal to thy rod,

The sceptre of thy grace. 4 Salvation to the King

That sits enthroned above!
Thus we adore the God of might,

And bless the God of love.

C. M.

WATTS. God's Power and Goodness. Ps. 66. 1 SING, all ye nations, to the Lord,

Sing with a joyful noise ;
With melody of sound record

His honors and your joys. 2 Say to the Power that shakes the sky,

" How terrible art thou !
“ Sinners before thy presence fly,

“Or at thy feet they bow."

3 O, bless our God, and never cease;

Ye saints, fulfil his praise ;
He keeps our life, maintains our peace,

And guides our doubtful ways. 4 Lord, thou hast proved our suffering souls,

To make our graces shine ;
So silver bears the burning coals,

The metal to refine.
5 Through watery deeps and fiery ways,

We march at thy command ;
Led to possess the promised place

By thine unerring hand.

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L. M.
The Vengeance and Compassion of God. Ps. 68.
1 LET God arise in all his might,

And put the troops of hell to flight,
As smoke that sought to cloud the skies

Before the rising tempest flies.
2 He rides and thunders through the sky;

His name Jehovah sounds on high ;
Sing to his name, ye sons of grace ;

Ye saints, rejoice before his face. 3 The widow and the fatherless

Fly to his aid in sharp distress;
In him the poor and helpless find

A Judge that's just, a Father kind.
4 Kingdoms and thrones to God belong;

Crown him, ye nations, in your song;
His wondrous names and powers rehearse ;
His honors shall enrich your verse.

5 Proclaim him King, pronounce him blest ;

He's your defence, your joy, your rest ;
When terrors rise, and nations faint,
God is the strength of every saint.


C. M.


Ps. 33.

1 LET all the just to God, with joy,

Their cheerful voices raise ;
For well the righteous it becomes

To sing glad songs of praise ; 2 For faithful is the word of God;

His works with truth abound;
He justice loves, and all the earth

Is with his goodness crowned. 3 By his almighty word, at first,

Heaven's glorious arch was reared ;
And all the beauteous hosts of light

At his command appeared.
4 The swelling floods, together rolled,

He makes in heaps to lie,
And lays, as in a storehouse safe,

The watery treasure by.
5 Let earth, and all that dwell therein,

Before him trembling stand ;
For, when he spake the word, 'twas made;

'Twas fixed at his command.
6 Whate'er the mighty Lord decrees,

Shall stand forever sure ;
The settled purpose

of his heart
To ages shall endure.

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