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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, 6 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

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.
His mercy and his righteousness,

Let heaven and earth proclaim;
His works of nature and of grace,

Reveal his wond'rous name.
His wisdom and almighty word,

The heavenly arches spread ;
And by the Spirit of the Lord,

Their shining hosts were made.
He bade the liquid waters flow

To their appointed deep ;
The flowing seas their limits know,

And their own station keep.
Rejoice, ye righteous, in the Lord;

This work belongs to you:
Sing of his name, his ways, his word,

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 ?
Why trickling sorrows drown our eyes ?
Slowly, alas ! our mind receives
The comfort that our Maker gives.
O for a strong, a lasting faith,
To credit what th’ Almighty saith !
T'embrace the message of his Son,
And call the joys of heaven our own.

COME, sound his praise abroad,

And hymns of glory sing ;
Jehovah is the sov'reign God,

The universal King.
He form’d the deeps unknown;

the seas their bound;
The wat'ry worlds are all his own,

And all the solid ground.
Come worship at his throne,

Come bow before the Lord;
We are bis works, and not our own,

He form'd us by his word.
To-day attend his voice,

Nor dare provoke bis rod;
Come, like the people of his choice,

And own your gracious God.
But if your ears refuse,

The language of his grace ;

And hearts grow hard, like 'stubborn Jews,

That unbelieving race.
The Lord, in vengeance drest,

Will lift his hand and swear,
“ You that despis’d my promis'd rest,

Shall have no portion there." 41

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.
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BEHOLD the glories of the Lamb,

Amidst his Father's throne;
Prepare new honours for his name,

And songs before unknown,

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