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HYMN 1. (c. M.) I GR

REAT God! with wonder and with praise

On all thy works I look; But still thy wisdom, power,


grace, Shine brightest in thy book. 2 The stars, that in their courses roll,

Have much instruction given; But thy good word informs my soul

How I may soar to heaven. 3 'The fields provide me food, and show

The goodness of the Lord; But fruits of life and glory grow

In thy most holy word. 4 Here are my choicest treasures hid; Here


best comfort lies; Here my desires are satisfied,

And here my hopes arise. 5 Lord, make me understand thy law,

Show what my faults have been, And from thy Gospel let me draw

Pardon for all my sin.
6 Here would I learn how Christ has died

To save my soul from hell;
Not all the books on earth beside,

Such heavenly wonders tell. 7 Then let me love


And take a fresh delight,
By day to read these wonders o'er,
And meditate by night.

HYMN 2. (c. M.) 1 FATHER of mercies! in thy word

What endless glory shines! For ever be thy name ador'd, For these celestial lines.

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2 Here may the wretched sons of want

Exhaustless riches find;
Riches above what earth can grant,

And lasting as the mind.
3 Here the fair tree of knowledge grows,

And yields a free repast;
Sublimer sweets than nature knows

Invite the longing taste.
4 Here the Redecmer's welcome voice

Spreads heavenly peace around; And life and everlasting joys,

Attend the blissful sound.
5 O may these heavenly pages be

My ever dear delight;
And still new beauties may I see,

And still increasing light.
6 Divine instructor, gracious Lord,

Be thou for ever near;
Teach me to love thy sacred word,
And view


Saviour there.



(c. m.) 1 GREAT first of beings! mighty Lord

Of all this wondrous frame!
Produc'd by thy creating word,

The world from nothing came.
2 Thy voice sent forth the high command,

'Twas instantly obey'd; And through thy goodness all things stand,

Which by thy pow'r were made.
3 Lord! for thy glory--shine the whole;

They all reflect thy light:
For this-in course the planets roll,

And day succeeds the night.
4 For this—the sun disperses heat

And beams of cheering day; And distant stars, in order set,

By night thy pow'r display.

5 For this--the earth its produce yields,

For this--the waters flow;
And blooming plants adorn the fields,

And trees aspiring grow.
6 Inspir'd with praise, our minds pursue

This wise and noble end
That all we think, and all we do,
Shall to thine honour tend.

HYMN 4. (c. m.)

Genesis i. 1 LET heaven arise, let earth appear,

Proclaim'd th’ Eternal Lord: The heaven arose, the earth appear'd,

At his creating word.
2 But formless was the earth, and void,

Dark, sluggish, and confus'd;
Till o’er the mass the Spirit mov’d,

And quick’ning pow'r diffus'd.
$ Then spake the Lord Omnipotent

The mandate, “ Be there light:" Light darted forth in vivid rays,

And scatter'd ancient night.
4 The glorious firmament he spread,

To part the earth and sky;
And fix'd the upper elements

Within their spheres on high. 5 He bade the seas together flow;

They left the solid land; And herbs, and plants, and fruitful trees,

Sprung forth at his command. 6 Above, he form’d the stars; and plac'd

Two greater orbs of light; The radiant sun to rule the day,

The moon to rule the night. 7 To all the varied living tribes

He their wondrous birth; Some form’d within the wat’ry deep,

Some, from the teeming earth.
8 Then, chief o’er all his works below,

Man, honour'd man, was made;
His soul with God's pure image stamp'd,

With innocence array'd.


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