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2. O how shall words with equals 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. 3. 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. 4. To all my weak complaints and cries
(194.) 160. Thy mercy lent an ear, (learnt Ere yet my feeble thoughts had LONG ere the lofty skies were
Jehovah fill’d his throne: (spread, To form themselves in prayer.
Ere man was form’d, or angels 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
decrease, From whom those comforts flow'd.
But still maintain their prime; 6. When in the slippery paths of ETENNITY'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. and deaths,
Watts. It gently clear'd my way, (vice, And thro the pleasing snares of (195.)
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 renewid 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 2. Thy wisdom scatters, Lord most Nor is the least a cheerful heart, 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 soar 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, 3. Leave to his sovereign sway While mercy waits the sinner's cry. 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, How wise, how strong his hand: To dwell with men is thy delight: Thou comprehend'st him not, 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,
4. Thou seest our weakness, Lord, Again thy love thou dost display ; Our hearts are known to thee, Thy gentle chastisement is near, O lift thou up the sinking hand, When we are prone to go astray : Confirm the feeble knee: Soon as we mourning seek thy face, Let us, in life and death, Thou bidd'st our wayward wander- Boldly thy truth declare, ings cease.
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;
T. 151. That no strange fire within me Which I might'vainly think divine: CHILDREN of God lack nothing, Thou Source of life, how blest is he His promise bears them thro'; Who in thy light the light can see. Who gives the lilies clothing,
Will clothe his people too : (196.)
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
2. Tho' vine, nor fig-tree neither, God shall lift up thy head :
Their wonted fruit should bear; Thro' waves, and clouds, and storms
Though all the field should wither, He gently clears thy way;
Nor flocks nor herds be there : Wait thou his time, so shall the
Yet God the same abiding, night
His praise shall tune my voice; Soon erid in joyous day.
For, while in him confiding, 2. He every where hath way,
I cannot but rejoice.
Cennick And all things serve his might,
(198.) 164. T. 581, or 83. 3. As a little child relies QUIET, Lord, my froward heart,
On a care beyond his own, Make me teachable and mild,
Knows he's neither strong nor Upright, simple, free from art,
Fears to stir a step alone :(wise, Make me as a weaned child;
Let me thus with thee abide, From distrust and envy free,
As my Father, Guard, and Guide. Pleas'd with all that pleaseth thee. 4. Thus preserv'd from Satan's
(fears, 2. What thou shalt to-day provide,
Safe from dangers, free from Let me as a child receive; 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. (199.) 165.*
T. 132. To needy prayers thine ear afford,
And on us all have mercy. TO God on high all glory be, 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, praise,
Lead us to life eternal. And laud for thy great glory:
(Selnecker,) Ancient Church. Father, thy kingdom lasts always, (200.)
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
thee : nigh,
(jesty And guilt and curse removed :
With awe we now adore thy maThou Lamb once slain, our God 2. Father of Jesus, Lord of all, and Lord,
|Thee we our God and Father call,
(ful family. (202.)
Since Jesus made us by his blood In the highest strain,
*Nyberg. Eternal praise and thanks are due to thee,
168.* From Christ's redeem'd and grate
TO the Father render praises, 3. O Lamb of God, for sinners Whose love in Christ to life us slain,
raises, Who didst the human race regain, And comforts us in all distress; And claim’st it as thy property; Glory, thanks, and adoration, (tion, Worthy art thou eternally : Be giv'n to Christ without cessaFor all we are and have, is thine Whose presence yields us joy and alone,
(thine own. The Spirit magnify, (peace; Ah, take and keep us evermore Who doth to us apply, 4. God Holy Ghost, to thee we
Jesus' merit; raise
Our God revere, With joyful hearts our thanks He's present here, For leading us to Christ by faith, Come, worship him with filial fear. And glorifying Jesus' death; 2. Father of the congregation, O grant that we may all in him o what abundant consolation abide,
(bride. We in thy gracious counsel find, That he may glory in a faithful Which by Christ was manifested; 5. We all say, Amen, deeply bow'a His coming in the flesh attested In presence of the triune God, Thy tender love to all mankind : By whom in Christ we're fore-or-Thy name we magnify dain'd
To all eternity; To happiness that knows no end; For thy mercies With grateful hearts we thank and Unbounded are; praise the Lord :
Thy love and care (prayer. His saving name for ever be ador’d. Exceed utmost wish and
3. Lord, our matchless Friend and (201.) 167. T. 68.
(other HOLY Trinity,
Thy praises from each day to the We confess with joy,
I'll sing'while I have breath in me: That our life and whole salvation The grateful sense thou hast creat
God, astman to us related, (ed Flow from God's blest incarnation, To praise excites me powerfully:
And his death for us
Rise, spirit of gladness, rise,
Exalt his sacrifice, 2. Had we angels' tongues Hallelujah, With seraphic songs,
(thee, In highest strain Bowing hearts and knees before To the Lamb slain : Triune God, we would adore thee, Let heav'n and earth reply, Amen.
4. Holy Spirit, we adore thee, Made, & preserv'd, & sav'd by thee,
So shall we ever live, and move,
4. Honour to the almighty Three, So that our walk may prove And everlasting One: To his honour;
All glory to the Father be, And grant that we
The Spirit, and the Son. W. Continually May to thy voice obedient be.
(207.) Germ. Lit. (Louisa v. Ilayn.) GLORY to the Father, (204.) 169.
T. 39. Who in Christ Jesus
Doth as dear children own and O FATHER of
richly bless us,
World without end.
ness we praise (grace. 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 ; 3. Glory and obedience Our curse to remove, and our par- To the Holy Spirit, (merit Accept our thanksgiving, almighty Who glorifies Christ Jesus, and his to save, (lieve.
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,
power, (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,
172. Attesting and sealing us children (209.)
e. Wesley. MAY the grace of Christ our Sa(206.) 170.
And the Father's boundless love, OUR heavenly Father, source of With the Holy Spirits favour, love,
Rest upon us from above : To thee our hearts we raise :
Thus may we abide in union Thy all-sustaining power we prove, With each other in the Lord : And gladly sing thy praise.
And possess, in sweet communion, %. Lord Jesus, thine we wish to be, Joys which earth cannot afford.
Our sacrifice receive: