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8, 8, 6 M. { Seramathie

The Power and Goodness of God.
1 0, COME and sing your Maker's name;
With cheerful thanks his praise proclaim,

For ye are all his own;
All, from the angel to the worm:
The vernal breeze, the raging storm,

Confess him Lord alone.
2 He gives the world yon orb of light;
He bids the moon shine mildly bright;

He wields the balanced earth; He makes the seasons duly yield; His dews refresh the grassy field,

And give its treasures birth. 3 'Tis God who swells the tender seeds, And man with strengthening bread provides,

And heart-rejoicing wine;
He holds the lightning in his hand;
The host of heaven, the sea, the land,

Confess his power divine.
4 His rainbow still proclaims on high
That mercy, to repentance nigh,

Which never shall abate;
The morning on the midnight calls,
The day exclaims, till evening falls,

That God is good and great ; —
5 Great, when the thunder rolls along;
Great in the streams of ocean strong,

The light, the fountains sweet;
Great God, if thus thy praises be,
Make this devoted heart for thee
A sanctuary meet.

C. M.

WATTS. Works of Creation and Providence. Ps. 33. 1 REJOICE, ye righteous, in the Lord ;

This work belongs to you;
Sing of his name, his ways, his word,

How holy, just, and true.
2 His mercy and his righteousness

Let heaven and earth proclaim;
His works of nature and of grace

Reveal his wondrous name.
3 His wisdom and almighty word

The heavenly arches spread,
And by the spirit of the Lord

Their shining hosts were made. 4 He bade the liquid waters flow

To their appointed deep;
The flowing seas their limits know,

And their own station keep.
5 Ye tenants of the spacious earth,

With fear before him stand ;
He spake, and nature took its birth,

And rests on his command.

L. M. 6 L.

Works of Crcation and Providence. Ps. 33.
1 YE holy souls, in God rejoice ;
Your Maker's praise becomes your voice;

Great is your theme, your songs be new; Sing of his name, his word, his ways, His works of nature and of grace,

How wise and holy, just and true.

2 Justice and truth he ever loves,
And the whole earth his goodness proves;

His word the heavenly arches spread ;
How wide they shine from north to south !
And by the spirit of his mouth

Were all the starry armies made.
3 He gathers the wide-flowing seas;
Those watery treasures know their place

In the vast storehouse of the deep;
He spake, and gave all nature birth,
And fires, and seas, and heaven, and earth,

His everlasting orders keep.


L. M.

TATE BRADY. Perfections and Providence of God. Ps. 36. 1 O LORD, thy mercy, my sure hope,

The highest orb of heaven transcends; Thy sacred truth's unmeasured scope

Beyond the sparkling skies extends. 2 Thy justice like the hills remains;

Únfathomed depths thy judgments are ;
Thy providence the world sustains;

The whole creation is thy care. 3 Since of thy goodness all partake,

With what assurance should the just Thy sheltering wings their refuge make,

And saints to thy protection trust! 4 Such guests shall to thy courts be led,

To banquet on thy love's repast, And drink, as from a fountain's head, Of joys that shall forever last.


L. M.


The Perfections and Providence of God. Ps. 36.

1 HIGH in the heavens, eternal God,

Thy goodness in full glory shines;
Thy truth shall break through every cloud

That veils and darkens thy designs. 2 Forever firm thy justice stands,

As mountains their foundations keep; Wise are the wonders of thy hands;

Thy judgments are a mighty deep. 3 Thy providence is kind and large;

Both man and beast thy bounty share ;
The whole creation is thy charge,

But saints are thy peculiar care. 4 My God, how excellent thy grace!

Whence all our hope and comfort springs ; The sons of Adam, in distress,

Fly to the shadow of thy wings. 5 From the provisions of thy house

We shall be fed with sweet repast ; There mercy like a river flows,

And brings salvation to our taste. 6 Life, like a fountain rich and free,

Springs from the presence of my Lord, And in thy light our souls shall see

The glories promised in thy word.


H. M.

God's Wonders of Creation and Providence. Ps. 136.
1 GIVE thanks to God most high,

The universal Lord,
The sovereign King of kings,
And be his grace adored :
His power and grace

Are still the same;

And let his name

Have endless praise.
2 How mighty is his hand !

What wonders hath he done!
He formed the earth and seas,
And spread the heavens alone :
Thy mercy, Lord,

Shall still endure;

And ever sure

Abides thy word.
3 He sent his only Son

To save us from our woe,
From Satan, sin, and death,
And every hurtful foe:
His power and grace

Are still the same ;

And let his name

Have endless praise.
4 Give thanks aloud to God,

To God the heavenly King,
And let the spacious earth
His works and glories sing :
Thy mercy, Lord,

Shall still endure;

And ever sure
Abides thy word.

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