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2 To thee all angels cry aloud;

To thee the powers on high,
Both cherubim and seraphim,

Continually do cry;
3 O holy, holy, holy Lord,

Whom heavenly hosts obey,
The world is with the glory fill'd

Of thy majestic sway.
4 The apostles' glorious company,

And prophets crown'd with light,
With all the martyrs' noble host,

Thy constant praise recite.
5 The holy Church throughout the world,

O Lord, confesses thee,
That thou eternal Father art,

Of boundless majesty.

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L. M. Wisdom, majesty, goodness. ATHER of all, whose powerful voice Whose mercies over all rejoice,

Through endless ages still the same : Thou by thy word upholdest all;

Thy bounteous love to all is show'd; Thou hear'st thy every creature's call,

And fillest every mouth with good. 2 In heaven thou reign'st enthroned in light,

Nature's expanse before thee spread; Earth, air, and sea, before thy sight,

And hell's deep gloom, are open laid: 'Wisdom, and might, and love, are thine ;

Prostrate before thy face we fall, Confess thine attributes divine,

And hail thee sov'reign Lord of all.

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C. M.
Universal sovereignty.
THEM
HE Lord descended from above,

And bow'd the heavens most high,
And undereath his feet he cast

The darkness of the sky,
2 On cherubim and seraphim

Full royally he rode,
And on the wings of mighty winds,

Came flying all abroad.
8 He sat serene upon the floods,

Their fury to restrain;
And he, as sov'reign Lord and King,

Forever more shall reign.
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1st P. M. 6 lines 88
Omnipotence and immutability.
THEN Israel out of Egypt came,

And left the proud oppressor's land,
Supported by the great I AM,

Safe in the hollow of his hand,
The Lord in Israel reign'd alone,
And Judah was his fav’rite throne.
? The sea beheld his power, and fled,

Disparted by the wondrous rod;
Jordan ran backward to its head,

And Sinai felt the incumbent God;
The mountains skipp'd like frighten'd rams,
The hills leap'd after them as lambs.
8 What ail'd thee, O thou trembling seal

What horror turn'd the river back!
Was nature's God displeased with thee!

And why should hills or mountains shake!
Ye mountains huge, that skipp'd like ramsi
Ye hills, that leap'd as frightend lambs!

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52 THE DIVINE PERFECTIONS.
4 Earth, tremble on, with all thy sons,

In presence of thy awful Lord,
Whose power inverted nature owns,

Her only law bis sov'reign word:
He shakes the centre with his rod,
And heaven bows down to Jacob's God.
5 Creation, varied by his hand,

The' omnipotent Jehovah knows;
The sea is turn'd to solid land,

The rock into a fountain flows:
And all things, as they change, proclaim
The Lord eternally the same.
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S. M.
Creator of soul and body.
O

At whuse supreme decree
My body rose, a breathing clod, -

My soul sprang forth from thée :
2 For this thou hast desigu'd,

And form'd me man for this
To know and love thyself, and find

In thee my endless bliss.
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3d P. M. 4 6s & 2 Ss.
Greatness and condescension.
THE Lord Jehovah reigns,

His throne is built on bigh;
The garments he assumes

Are light and majesty :
His glories shine with beams so bright,
No mortal eye can bear the sight.
2 The thunders of his hand

Keep the wide world in awe;
His wrath and justice stand

To guard his holy law;
And where his love resolves to bless,
His truth confirms and seals the grace.

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3 Through all his mighty works

Amazing wisdom shines;
Confounds the powers of hell,

And all their dark designs
Strong is his arm, and shall fulfil
His great decrees and soy'reign will.
4 And will this sov'reign King

or glory condescend ;-
And will he write his name,

My Father and my Friend!
I love his name, I love his word;
Join all my powers to praise the Lord.
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L. M.
Omnipotence and wiadom.
COME, O my soul, in sacred lays,

Attempt thy great Creator's praise :
But 0, what tingue can speak his fame!
What mortal verse can reach the theme!
2 Enthroned amid the radiant spberes,
He glory like a garment wears;
To form a robe of light divine,
Ten thousand suns around him shine.
3 Io all our Maker's grand designs,
Omnipotence, with wisdom, shines;
His works, through all this wondrous frame,
Declare the glory of bis Name.
4 Raised on devotion's lofty wing,
Do thou, my soul, his glories sing;
And let his praise empilay thy tongue,
Till list’ning worlds shall join the song.
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C. M.
Majesty and power.
THE Lord our God is clothed with might,

The winds obey bis will;
He speaks, and in his heavenly height
The rolling sun stands still.

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2 Rebél, ye waves, and o'er the land

With threat'ning aspect roar; The Lord uplifts his awful hand,

And chains you to the shore.
3 Ye winds of night, your force combine;

Without his high behest,
Ye shall not, in the mountain pine,

Disturb the sparrow's nest.
4 His voice sublime is heard afar;

In distant peals it dies;
He yokes the whirlwind to his car,

And sweeps the howling skies.
5 Ye sons of earth, in rev'rence bend;

Ye nations, wait his nod;
And let unceasing praise ascend

In honour of our God.

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L. M.

Omnipotence and grace.

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Jehovah for her sov'reign Lord; The countless myriads of her sons

Rose into being at his word. 2 His word did out of nothing call

The world, and founded all that is; Launch'd on the floods this solid ball,

And fix'd it in the floating seas. 8 But who shall quit this low abodem

Who shall ascend the heavenly place, And stand upon the mount of God,

And see his Maker face to face! 4 The man whose hands and heart are clean

'That blessed portion shall receive; He who by grace is saved from sin,

Shall with his God in glory live

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