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2. O how shall words with equal| 11. When nature fails, and day warmth
and night The gratitude declare, (heart, Divide thy works no more, That glows within my ravish'd My ever grateful heart, O Lord,
But thou canst read it there. Thy mercy shall adore. 8. Thy providence my life sustain'd, 12. Through all eternity to thee
And all my wants redress’d, A joyful song I'll raise: When in the silent womb I lay, But 0! eternity's too short And hung upon the breast. To utter all thy praise.
Addison 4. To all my weak complaints and cries
160. Thy mercy lent an ear, (learnt LONG ere the lofty skies were Ere yet my feeble thoughts had
Jehovah fill'd his throne: (spread, To form themselves in prayer.
Ere man was form’d, orangels made, 5. Unnumber'd comforts to my soul
The Maker liv'd alone. Thy tender care bestow'd,
2. His boundless years can ne'er Before my infant-heart conceiv'd
decrease, From whom those comforts flow'd.
But still maintain their prime; 6. When in the slippery paths of
ETERNITY's his dwelling-place, With heedless steps I ran, (youth
And Ever is his time. Thine arm, unseen, convey'd me 3. While like a tide our minutes And led me up to man, (safe, The present and the past, (flow,
He fills his own immortal now, 7. Through hidden dangers, toils,
And sees our ages waste.
T. 106 or 90. More to be fear'd than they.
WELL art thou leading, Guide 8. When worn with sickness, oft supreme, hast thou
Thy people on their pilgrimage: With health renew'd my face;
Thy paths may strange and devious And when in sin and sorrow sunk,
(pests rage, Revived my soul with grace.
But yet are straight:-should tem
Amid the desolating blast, 9. Ten thousand thousand precious | Thy calming voice is heard at last.
My daily thanks employ; (gifts Nor is the least a cheerful heart,
2. Thy wisdom scatters, Lord most That tastes those gifts with joy. What human prudence would com
(bine; 10. Thro' every period of my life Thy power upraises to the sky,
Thy goodness I'll pursue: (thee, What some in fetters would confine: And after death, in heaven with Man, reading not thy perfect will,
The glorious theme renew. Walketh in some vain shadow still.
3. Thy thoughts are high, and sour His every act pure blessing is, above
His path unsullied light: The vanities which all admire: When he makes bare his arm, No eloquence thine ear can move, What shall his work withstand ? Thy impulse must the tongue in- When he his people's cause defends, spire :
Who, who shall stay his hand ? The Pharisee thou passest by, While mercy waits the sinner's cry. 3. Leave to his sovereign sway
To choose and to command, 4. We magnify thy grace, pure love with wonder fill'd thou then shalt Doth thy paternal heart excite; Thy pillar doth before us move, To dwell with men is thy delight: Thou comprehend'st him not,
How wise, how strong his hand : Thou watchest o'er us day by day, Yet earth and heaven tell, And lead'st us in the narrow way.
God sits as sovereign on the throne, 5. Sometimes thy rod may seem He ruleth all things well.
severe, Again thy love thou dost display; Our hearts are known to thee,
4. Thou seest our weakness, Lord, Thy gentle chastisement is near, When we are prone to go astray:
O lift thou up the sinking band,
Confirm the feeble knee:
Boldly thy truth declare,
And publish with our latest breath 6. Thy Spirit grant, that I discern Thy love and guardian care. Nature from grace, thy light from
P. Gerhard. mine;
(burn, That no strange fire within me
163. Which I might vainly think divine: CHILDREN of God lack nothing, Thou Source of life, how blest is he Who in thy light the light can see. Who gives the lilies clothing,
His promise bears them thro'; G. Arnold.
Will clothe his people too: 162.* T. 595. Beneath the spreading heavens,
No creature but is fed ; GIVE to the winds thy fears, And he who feeds the ravens, Hope and be undismay'd; (tears,
Will give his children bread. God hears thy sighs and counts thy God shall lift up thy head:
2. Tho' vine, nor fig-tree neither, Thro'waves, and clouds, and storms
Their wonted fruit should bear; He gently clears thy way;
Though all the field should wither, Wait thou his time, so shall the
Nor flocks nor herds be there : night
Yet God the same abiding,
His praise shall tune my voice;
For, while in him confiding,
I cannot but rejoice.
164. T. 581, or 83. 3. As a little child relies
On a care beyond his own, QUIET, Lord, my froward heart,
Knows he's neither strong nor wise, Make me teachable and mild,
Fcars to stir a step alone :
Let me thus with thee abide,
As my Father, Guard, and Guide. Pleas'd with all that pleaseth thee. 4. Thus preserv'd from Satan's 2. What thou shalt to-day provide,
(fears, Let me as a child receive;
Safe from dangers, free from What to-morrow may betide,
May I live upon thy smiles,
Till the promis'd hour appears, Calmly to thy wisdom leave:
When the sons of God shall prove 'Tis enough that thou wilt care,
All their Father's boundless love. Why should I the burthen bear?
IX. THE FATHER, SON, AND HOLY GHOST.
165.* T. 132. | To needy prayers thine ear afford, TO God on high all glory be,
And on us all have mercy. And thanks that he's so gracious, 4. O Comforter, God Holy Ghost, That hence to all eternity
Thou source of consolation, No evil shall oppress us : (men, From Satan's power thou wilt, we His word declares good-will to trust, On earth is peace restor'd again Protect Christ's congregation; Thro' Jesus Christ our Saviour. His everlasting truth assert, 2. We humbly thee adore, and All evil graciously avert,
Lead us to life eternal. praise, And laud for thy great glory:
(Selnecker,) Ancient Church. Father, thy kingdom lasts always,
T. 97. Not frail, nor transitory: Thy power is endless as thy praise, MOST holy, blessed Trinity, Thou speak'st, the universe obeys: God, praised to all eternity, In such a Lord we're happy.
Lord over all, whose power did 3. O Jesus Christ, enthron’d. on The world, and still upholds the
(same; The Father's Son beloved, (high,
All things thou reconcilest unto By whom lost sinners are brought
With awe we now adore thy maAnd guilt and curse removed : Thou Lamb once slain, our God 2. Father of Jesus, Lord of all, and Lord,
Thee we our God and Father cail,
4. Holy Spirit, we adore thee, Made, & preserv’d, & sav'd by thee,
love With God, thro' Jesus Christ our
Shed in our hearts abroad:
So shall we ever live, and move,
And be with Christ in God. O fill us with his love,
4. Honour to the almighty Threc, So that our walk may prove To his honour;
And everlasting One:
All glory to the Father be, And grant that we
The Spirit, and the Son. W. Continually May to thy voice obedient be.
171.* Germ. Lit. (Louisa v. Hayn.)
GLORY to the Father, 169. T. 39. Who in Christ Jesus O FATHER of mercy, be ever
Doth as dear children own and ador’d;
richly bless us,
World without end. Thy love was displayed in sending To ransom and bless us: thy good- 2. Glory unto Jesus, ness we praise (grace.
The man of sorrows, For sending in Jesus salvation by Who suffer'd, died, rose, and re
vived for us, 2. Most merciful Saviour, who
That we might live. deignedst to die, (don to buy; Our curse to remove, and our par
3. Glory and obedience
To the Holy Spirit, Accept our thanksgiving, almighty
(merit (lieve. Who glorifies Christ Jesus, and his.
To us applies. Who openest heaven to all that be
4. Lamb of God, once wounded 3. O Spirit of wisdom, of love, and For our salvation,
(grace we adore; Let all who breathe, proclaim thy We prove thy blest influence, thy
bitter passion Whose inward revealing applies
For evermore. our Lord's blood,
(of God. Attesting and sealing us children
172. C. Wesley.
MAY the grace of Christ our Sa170.
viour, OUR heavenly Father, source of With the Holy Spirit's favour,
And the Father's boundless love, love, To thee our hearts we raise :
Rest upon us from above:
Thus may we abide in union
And possess, in sweet communion, 2. Lord Jesus, thine we wish to be, Joys which earth cannot afford. Our sacrifice receive: