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Wonder and joy shall tune my heart,
And love command my tongue. 36
Martin's Lane. THE spacious firmament on high, With all the blue etherial sky, And spangled heavens, a shining frame, Their great original proclaim : Th’unwearied sun, from day to day, Does his Creator's power display, And publishes to every land, The work of an almighty hand. Soon as the evening shades prevail, The moon takes up the wond'rous tale ; And nightly to the list’ning earth, Repeats the story of her birth : Whilst all the stars that round her burn, And all the planets, in their turn, Confirm the tidings as they roll, And spread the truth from pole to pole. What though in solemn silence all, Move round this dark terrestrial ball; What tho' no real voice, nor sound, Amidst their radiant orbs be found
; In reason's ear they all rejoice, And utter forth a glorious voice, For ever singing as they shine, “ The hand that made us is divine.”
Horsley. THE heavens declare thy glory, Lord,
In every star thy wisdom shines; But when our eyes behold thy word,
We read thy name in fairer lines. The rolling sun, the changing light,
And nights and days thy power confess ! But the bless'd volume thou didst write,
Reveals thy justice and thy grace. Sun, moon, and stars convey thy praise,
Round the whole earth, and never stand : So when thy truth begun its race,
It touch'd and glanc'd on every land. Nor shall thy spreading gospel rest,
'Till thro' the world thy truth has run; 'Till Christ has all the nations blest
That see the light, or feel the sun. Great Sun of righteousness, arise,
Bless the dark world with heavenly light; Thy gospel makes the simple wise,
Thy laws are pure, thy judgments right. Thy noblest wonders here we view
In souls renew'd and sins forgiven : Lord, cleanse my sins, my soul renew,
And make thy word my guide to heaven. 38 wowo
Suffolk. REJOICE, ye righteous in the Lord,
This work belongs to you ;
Sing of his name, his ways, his word,
How holy, just, and true.
Let heaven and earth proclaim;
Reveal bis wond'rous name.
The heavenly arches spread ;
Their shining hosts were made.
To their appointed deep ;
And their own station keep.
This work belongs to you:
How holy, just, and true.
Peru. PRAISE, everlasting praise be paid, To him that earth's foundation laid ; Praise to the God, whose strong decrees, Sway the creation as he please. Praise to the goodness of the Lord, Who rules his people by his word; And there, as tsrong as his decrees, He sets his kindest promises.
Whence then should doubts and fears arise ?
And hymns of glory sing ;
The universal King.
He gave the seas their bound;
And all the solid ground.
Come bow before the Lord;
He form'd us by his word.
Nor dare provoke bis rod;
And owu your gracious God.
The language of his grace;
And hearts grow hard, like stubborn Jews,
That unbelieving race.
Will lift his hand and swear,
Shall have no portion there.” 41
iamwasiwon Refuge. WE bless the Lord, the just, the good, Who fills our hearts with joy and food; Who pours his blessings from the skies, And loads our days with rich supplies, He sends the sun his circuit round, To cheer the fruits, to warm the ground; He bids the clouds, with plenteous rain, Refresh the thirsty earth again. 'Tis to his care we owe our breath, And all our near escapes from death ; Safety and help to God belong ; He heals the weak, and guards the strong. He makes both saint and sinner prove, The common blessings of his love; But the wide difference that remains, Is endless joy, or endless pains. 42 wwwwwman Hampshire. BEHOLD the glories of the Lamb,
Amidst his Father's throne; Prepare new honours for his name,
And songs before unknown. ,