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The only wise God.
THOU, the eternal Lord,

Art high above our thought;
And worthy to be fear'd, adored,

By all thy hands have wrought:
None can with thee compare,

Thy glory fills the sky;
And all created beings are

As nothing in thine eye.
2 Or thine unbounded power,

To thee the pruise we give;
Omni pntently great, and more

Than heart can e'er conceive:
Whene'er thou wilt proceed,

Thy work can none withstand,
Or frustrate thy determined deed,

Or stay the Almigbty's hand.
3 Thou, Lord, art wise alone;

Thy counsel doth excel;
Most wonderful thy works we own,

Thy ways unsearchable :
Who knows the mystery,

The judgments can explain,-
Of Him whose eyes in darkness see,

And search the heart of man?
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Glory, mercy, grace.
TATHER, how wide thy glory shines,
1 How high thy wonders rise!
known through the earth by thousand signs,

By thousands through the skies.
Those mighty orbs proclaim thy power;

Their motions speak thy skill:
And on the wings of every hour

We read thy patience still.

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3 Part of thy Name divinely stands,

On all thy creatures writ
They show the labour of thy hands,

Or impress of thy feet.
4 But when we view thy strange design,

To save rebellious worms,
Where vengeance and compassion join

In their divinest forms:
5 Here the whole Deity is known,

Nor dares a creature guess
Which of the glories brighter shone,

The justice or the grace.
6 Now the full glories of the Lamb

Adorn the heavenly plains
Brigbt seraphs learn Immanuel's Name,

And try their choicest strains.
10 may I bear some hamble part,

In that immortal song!
Wonder and joy shall tune my heart,

And love coinmand my tongue.
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Wisdom and goodne88.
BLEST be our everlasting Lord,
Thy sov’reign goodness we record,

The glorious power we sing.
2 By thee the victory is given:

The majesty divine,
Wisdom and inight, and earth and heaven,

And all therein, are thine,
3 The kingdom, Lord, is thine alone,

Who dost thy right maintain,
And, high on thy eternal throne,

Q’er men and angels reign.

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3 The dictates of thy sov'reign will

With joy our grateful hearts receive; All thy delight in us fulfil;

Lo, all we are to thee we give. 4 To thy sure love, thy tender care,

Our flesh, sonl, spirit, we resign; O fix thy sacred presence there,

And seal the abode forever thine. 95

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Infinite love.
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THOUSAND oracles divine

Their common beams unite, That sinners may with angels join,

To worship God aright.
9 Triumphant host! they never cease

To laud and magnify
The triune God of holiness,

Whose glory fills the sky.
3 By faith the upper choir we meet,

And join with them to sing Jehovah, on his shining seat,

Our Maker and our King. 4 For God, made flesh, is wholly ours,

And asks our noblest strain; The Father of celestial powers,

The Friend of earth-born man. 96

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God is love.
GREAT God! to me the sight afford

To him of old allow'd;
And let my faith behold its Lord,

Descending in a cloud.
2 In thy revealing Spirit come,
Thine attributes proclaim,
And to mine inmost soul máke known

The glories of thy Name.

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3 Jehovah, Christ, I thee adore,

Who gav'st my soul to be; Fountain of being and of power,

And great in majesty.
4 The Lord, the mighty God, thou art,

But let me rather prove
That name inspoken to my heart,

That fav'rite name of Love.
6 Merciful God, thyself proclaim

In this polluted breast;
Mercy is thy distinguish'd name,

And suits the sinner best.
6 Our mis'ry doth for pity call,

Our sin implores thy grace; And thou art merciful to all

Our lost, apostate race.

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Love and mercy.

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u That pants to sing thy praise ; Thou, who without beginning art,

And without end of days :
Thy goodness is display'd,

Ön all thy works impressid ;
Thou lovest all thy hands have made,

But man thou lovest best. 2 Gracious art thou to all

Who truly turn to thee;
O hear me, then, for pardon call,

And show thy grace to me:
Through mercy reconciled,

For Jesus' sake forgiven;
Receive, O Lord, thy favour'd ehild,

To sing thy praise in heaven.

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