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3 Father, I see thy sun arise :
!! To cheer thy friends and enemies;. And, when thy rain from heaven descends,
Thy bounty both alike befriends. 4 Enlarge my soul with love like thine; IT
My moral powers by grace refine:
And cheerful feed an hungry foe. $ I hope for pardon, thro' thy Son,
For all the crimes which I have done;
Constrain me to forgive like thee! 25 L. M.
L. M. Gloucester 12. Bromley 104. The Divine Perfections celebrated, Ps. lxxxix. cxlv, 1 MY grateful tongue, immortal King!!
Thy mercy shall for ever sing;
My truth in saered notes display. 2.O say, what strength shall vie with thine ?
What name among the saints divine,
Thy sov'reignty, great God, contest? 3 Thee, Lord, heaven's host their leader own;
Thee, might unbounded, Thee alone,
And faith unsully'd vests thee round! 4 The heaven above and earth below,
Thee, Lord, their great possessor know:
And all that nature's bounds inclose. 5 From thee, amid the aërial space,
The north and south assume their place;
And calm at will its swelling tide..
Awakes the festal shout to hear;
Who thankful see, where'er they trend,
Thy favouring beams around them spread. 7 How shall they joy, from day to day,
Thy boundless mercy to display,
Let man's whole race aloud proclaim :
26 LM. Rothwell 174. Chard 175.
God exalted above all Praise. «isni di | ETERNAL Power! whose high abode !
Becomes the grandeur of a God;
Where stars revolve their little rounds. 2 The lowest step around thy seat
Rises too high for Gabriel's feet;
To reach thine height with wond'ring eyes, 3 Lord, what shall earth and ashes do ? We would adoré our Maker too;
and dust to thee we cry, The Great, the Holy, and the High'! 4 Earth from afar has heard thy fame,
And worms have learnt to lisp thy name;
Leave all our soaring thoughts behind. 5 God is in heaven, but man below;
Be short our tunes; our words be few;
DR. WATTS'S LYRICS.
CREATION AND PROVIDENCE 27 L.M. Rochford 22. Wells 102.
A Summary View of the Creation, Gen. i.
To him who dwells above the skies
Who form’d the mighty universe.
At once sprang up the cheering light :
Beauty awoke, and spoke the God.
Began his glorious race to run :
To glide along th'ethereal way.
Obey th' Almighty's high decree !
From earth and dust he fashions man:
The Maker's image stands confest.
00 heart and soul anew ;
28 C. M. Crowle 3. New York 33. The Creation of Man; or, God the Searcher of the Heart,
Through nature's inmost gloom,
A slumberer in the womb.
2 Thee will I honour, for I stand
of thy skill; Stupendous are thy works, and they TO
My contemplations fill!
Of entity began;
Thy rich embroid'ry ran:
My structure, in thy book,
The future embryo took.
That from thy love descend !
Where would their numbers end ? 6 Not ocean's countless sands exceed
The blessings of the skies;
With morning splendours rise.
My flesh proclaims thy praise :
• Thy miracles of gracę.?
29 C. M, Devizes 14. Tiverton 109. A Song to Creating Wisdom. ;!
il | ETERNAL Wisdom, thee we praise !
Thee the creation sings!
And heaven's high palace rings.')
How glorious to behold!
And starr'd with sparkling gold. 3 Thy glories blaze all nature round,
And strike the gazing sight,
Thro' skies, and seas, and solid ground,
10 4 Infinite strength, and equal skill, 901
Shine thro' the worlds abroad,
And speak the builder God.
Our softer passions move;
We see, adore, and love. WATTS's 'LYRICS.
30 L. M. Martin's Lane 67. - Langdon 217,
God's Goodness to the Children of Men, Ps. cvii. 31.
The various wonders of the Lord ;
Thro' all your tribes the earth around,
Those spacious fields of brilliant light;
And stars that glow from pole to pole.
Its herbs and flowers, its fruit and shade;
Of fish, and fowl, and beasts, and worms.
And think how wide its Maker reigns;
And on each wave his goodness shines. A.
Where lives and reigns incarnate love!
For man a bleeding victim made.
There, in the land of praise, adore :