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SELECTION OF HYMNS.
L.M. Addison's, Tune I.
A Song of Praise to God. I TO God, the universal King,
Let all mankind their tribute bring; All that have breath, your voices raise,
In songs of never ceasing praise.
And wider heavens stretch'd o'er our head,
To celebrate its builder's fame.
way, To all the world proclaims aloud
The boundless sov'reignty of God.
And with the day his voice expires,
And thro' the night the praise prolong. 5 The list’ning earth with rapture bears
Th' harmonious music of the spheres :
That God is wise, and good, and great. 6 But man, endow'd with nobler powers,
His God in nobler strains adores :
DR, S. STENNETT.
L. M. Old Hundred 100.
The Unity of God, Deut. iv. 4. 1 ETERNAL God! almighty cause
Of earth, and seas, and worlds unknown; All things are subject to thy laws,
All things depend on thee alone. 2 Thy glorious Being singly stands,
Of all within itself possest, Controllid by none are thy commands;
Thou from thyself alone art blest. 3 To thee alone ourselves we owe;
Let heaven and earth due homage pay; All other Gods we disavow,
Deny their claims, renounce their sway. 4 Spread thy great name thro? heathen lands;
Their idol deities detlirone; Reduce the world to thy command;
And reign, as thou art, God alone,
3 L.M. Paul's 246. Fawcett 184.
The Spirituality of God, John iv, 24.
Invisible to mortal eyes;
The great, the good, the only wise. 2 Whilst nature changes, and her works
Corrupt, decay, dissolve, and die, Thy Essence pure no change shall see,
Secure of immortality. :: 3 Thou great Invisible ! what hand
Can draw thy image spotless fair ? ! To what in heaven, to what on earth,
Can men th' immortal king compare ? : 4 Let stupid heathens frame their gods
Of gold and silver, wood and stone;
Jehovah he, and God alone.
5 My soul, thy purest homage pay,
In truth and spirit him adore ; More shall this please than sacrifice,
Than outward forms delight him more.
4 L. M. . Angel's Hymn 60. Gould's 272,
The Eternity of God, and Man's Mortality, Psalm xc. 1 LORD, thou hast
been thy children's God, All-powerful, wise, and good, and just, In every age their safe abode,
Their hope, their refuge, and their trust. 2 Before thy word gave nature birth,
Or spread the starry heavens abroad, Or form’d the varied face of earth,
From everlasting thou art God. 3 Great Father of eternity,
How short are ages in thy sight!
Like one short silent watch of night! 4 Uncertain life, how soon it flies !.
Dream of an hour, how short our bloom ; Like Spring's gay verdure now we rise,
Cut down ere night to fill the tomb. 6 Teach us to count our short’ning days,
And, with true diligence, apply Our hearts to wisdom's sacred ways,
That we may learn to live and die. 6 O make our sacred pleasures rise
In sweet proportion to our pains, Till e'en the sad remembrance dies,
Nor one uneasy thought complains. 7 [Let thy almighty work appear With power
and evidence divine; And may
the bliss thy servants share Continued to thy children shine. 8 Thy glorious image, fair imprest,
Let all our hearts and lives declare ;
Beneath thy kind protection blest, ' 1????
May all our labours own thy care !] STEELE. 5 L. M. Angel's Hymn 60. Paul's 246. The Immutability of God, and the Mutability of the
Creation, Psalm cii. 25-28.
Our souls adore thine awful name;
The Ancient of eternal days.
Saw'st nature rising yesterday;
See earth and stars in rúin lie.
Thou dwell'st in self-existent light;
While sụns and worlds in smoke decay. 4 Our days a transient period run,
And change with every circling sun;
A moth can crush us into dust.
Let death consign us to the ground;
And melt the arches of the skies; 6 Calm as the summer's ocean, we
Can all the wreck of nature see,
Unshaken as the throne of God. DODDŘIDGE, 6 C. M. Bedford 91. Abridge 201. &
I THY names, how infinite they be! **
Great Everlasting One!
And unconfin'd thy throne.
And wond'rous large thy grace :
Immortal day breaks from thine eyes,
Which angels cannot sound,
Where all our thoughts are drown'd. 4 The mysteries of creation lie
Beneath enlightend minds;
And fly before the winds;
And stretch from pole to pole;
And overloads our soul.
For nothing's found in thee
And vast eternity. WATTS'S LYRIC POEMS. 7 L.M.“ Wareham 117. Ailie Street 241. Omnipotence; or, the Power and Providence of God, 1 YE servants of your God, his
fame In songs of highest praise proclaim ; Ye who, on his commands intent,
The courts of Israel's Lord frequent. 2 Him praise--the everlasting King,
And mercy's unexhausted spring :
What' name like his the heart can cheer ? 3 Thy greatness, Lord, my thoughts attest,
With awful gratitude impress’d,
A power that shall contend with thine : 4 O thou, whose all-disposing sway
The heavens, the earth, and seas obey;
Sinks thro' all depth, all height transcends;