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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Watts.
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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