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5 He shall obtain the starry crown;

And, number'd with the saints above, The God of his salvation own,

The God of his salvation love. 81

S. M.
Bounteous in mercy and goodness.

Maker and my King,
Thy sov'reign bounty is the spring

Whence all my blessings flow, 2 The creature of thy hand,

On thee alone I live;
My God, thy benefits demand

More praise than I can give. 30 let thy grace inspire

My soul with strength divine; Let all my powers to thee aspire,

And all my days be thine. 82

L. M.
From everlasting to everlasting.
TRE mountains rear'd their forms sublimo,

Or heaven and earth in order stood,
Before the birth of ancient time,

From everlasting thou art God.
9 A thousand ages, in their flight,
With thee are as a fleeting day;
Past, present, future, to thy sight

At once their various scenes display.
8 But our brief life's a shadowy dream,

A passing thought, that soon is o'er,
That fades with morning's earliest beam,

And fills the musing mind no more.
4 To us, O Lord, the wisdom give,
Each passing moment so to spend,
That we at length with thee nay live

Where life and bliss shall never end.

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C. M.
Omniscience.

sa thee ;
In vain my soul would try
To shun thy presence, or to flee

The notice of thine eye.
2 Thy all-surrounding sight surveys

My rising and my rest,
My public walks, my private ways,

The secrets of my breast.
3 My thoughts lie open to thee, Lord,

Before they're form'd within,
And ere my lips pronounce the word,

Tlou know'st the sense I mean,
4 O wondrous knowledge ! deep and high :

Where can a creature hide! Within thy circling arms I lie,

Beset on every side.
5.So let thy grace surround me still,

And like a bulwark prove,
To guard my soul from every ill,

Secured by gov'reign love. 84

C. M.
Onniscience and omnipresence.
ATHER of spirits, nature's God,
Thou, Lord, canst hear each idle word,

And every action see.
Could we, on morning's swiftest wings,

Fly through the trackless air,
Or dive beneath deep ocean's springs,

The presence would be there.
8 In vain may guilt attempt to fly,

Conceal'd by darkest night;
One glance from thy all-piercing eye

Can bring it all to light.

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4 Search thou our hearts, and there destroy

Each secret bosom sin,
And fit us for those realms of joy,

That we may enter in.
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Immutability.
THIS, this is the God we adore,

Our faithful, unchangeable friend,
Whose love is as great as his power,

And neither knows measure nor end :
'Tis Jesiis, the first and the last,
Whose Spirit shall guide us safe home;
We'll praise him for all that is post,

And trust him for all that's to come.
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L. M.
Infinite in wisdom.
PRAISE ye the Lord ! 'tis good to raise

Your hearts and voices in his praise :
His nature and his works invite
To make this duty our delight.
? He form'd the stars, those heavenly flames;
He counts their numbers, calls their names;
His wisdom's vast, and knows no bound -
A deep where all our thoughts are drown'd.
3 Sing to the Lord ! exalt him high,
Who spreads the clouds along the sky;
There he prepares the fruitful rain,
Nor lets the drops descend in vain.
4 He makes the gracs the hills ador;
He clothes the smiling fields with corn;
The beasts with food his hands supply,
And the young ravens when they cry.
5 What is the creature's skill or force
The sprightly man, or warlike horse!
The piercing wit, the active limb!
All are too mean delights for him.

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6 But saints are lovely in his sight;
He views his children with delight:
He sees their hope, he knows their fear,

He looks, and loves his image there. 87

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Infinite condescension.
O

Who would not give his heart to thee!
Who would not love thee with his plight!

Jesus, lover of mankind,
Who would not his whole soul and mind,

With all his strength, to thee unite ! 2 Thou shin'st with everlasting rays; Before the insufferable blaze

Angels with both wings veil their eyes ;
Yet free as air thy bounty streams;
On all thy works thy mercy's beams,

Diffusive as thy sun's, arise.
3 Astonish'd at thy frowning brow,
Earth, hell, and heaven's strong pillars bow:

Terrible majesty is thine !
Who then can that vast love express,
Which bows thee down to me,-who less

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Than nothing am till thou art mine.
4 High throned on heaven's eternal hill,
In number, weight, and measure still

Thou sweetly ord'rest all that is; And yet thou deign'st to come to me, And guide my steps, that I, with theo

Enthroned, may reign in endless bliss.
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L. M.
Wisdom, justice, truth.

, ! Justice and truth before thee stand: Yet, nearer to thy sacred throne,

Mercy withholds thy lifted hand.

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2 Each evening shows thy tender love; Each rising morn thy plenteous grace: Thy wakend wrath doth slowly move;

Thy willing mercy flies apace. 3 To thy benign, indulgent care,

Father, this light, this breath we owe; And all we have, and all we are,

From thee, great Source of being, flow. 4 Thrice Holy! thine the kingdom is,

The power omnipotent is thine; And when created nature dies,

Thy never-ceasing glories shine. 89

C. M.
Goodness and mercy,
LET every tongue thy goodness speak,
Thy strength'ning hands uphold the weak,

And raise the poor that fail.
2 When sorrows bow the spirit down,
When virtue lies distress'd,
Beneath the prond oppressor's frowil,

Thou giv'st the mourner rest. 3 Thou know'st the pains thy servants feel

Thou hear`st thy children's cry; And their best wishes to fulfil,

Thy grace is ever nigh.
4 Thy merey never shall remove

From men of heart sincere :
Thou sav'st the souls whose humble love

Is join'd with holy fear.
6 My lips shall dwell upon thy praise,

And spread thy fame abroad; Let all the song of Adam raise

The honours of their God.

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