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4 Earth may with all her powers dissolve,
If such the great Creator's will!
I am, is thy memorial still. 108
C. M. THROUGH endless years thou art the
same, O thou eternal God; Each future age shall know thy name,
And tell thy works abroad.
Of old by thee were laid ;
With matchless skill was made. 3 Soon shall this goodly frame of things,
Created by thy hand,
And changed at thy command. 4 But thy perfections, all divine,
Eternal as thy days,
With undiminished rays. OMNIPRESENCE AND OMNISCIENCE. 109
And every private action see. 2 Could we on morning's swiftest wings,
Pursue our flight through trackless air; Or dive beneath deep ocean's springs,
Thy presence still would meet us there. 3 In vain may guilt attempt to fly,
Concealed beneath the pall of night;
Each evil thought, each secret sin;
On every hand we see;
Lead all our thoughts to thee.
To earth's remotest bound,
Thine arm our path surround. 3 Thy power is in the ocean deeps,
And reaches to the skies:
mercy never sleeps,
Thy hand, O God, we see;
Proceed alone from thee.
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Traced in the midnight planets' blaze,
Or glistening in the morning dew; Whate'er is beautiful or fair,
Is but thine own reflection there. 2 We hear thee in the stormy wind
That turns the ocean wave to foam'; Nor less thy wondrous power we find :.
When summer airs around us roam; The tempest and the calm declare
Thyself—for thou art everywhere. ;? 3 We find thee in the noon of night,
And read thy name in every star That drinks in splendour from the light
That flows from mercy's beaming car: Thy footstool, Lord, each starry gem, Composés—not thy diadem,
UNIVERSAL GOVERNMENT. 112
And distant islands join their voice.
But grace and truth support his throne;
Justice is their eternal ground. 3 In robes of judgment, lo! he comes ; Shakes the wide earth, and cleaves the
4 His enemies, with sore dismay,
Fly from the sight, and shun the day:
And sing, for your redemption's nigh. 113
How wide is
Rests on thy mighty hand.
And light thine awful robe;
Thou managest the globe.
Can swell or sink the seas;
Or break them as thou please. 4 On angels, with unveiled face,
Thy glory beams above;
Reveal thy boundless love.
And sway us as he will;
We are his children still.
7s. SOVEREIGN Ruler of the skies,
Ever gracious, ever wise ! All our times are in thy hand, All events at thy command.
2 Thou didst form us by thy power ;
Thou wilt guide us, hour by hour;
Ordered by thy wise decree:
Times of penury and wealth;
Times of triumph and relief;
Times to taste a Saviour's love;
L. M. THROUGH all the various shifting Of life's mistaken ill or good, Thy hand, O God! conducts unseen
The beautiful vicissitude.
Howe'er unjustly we complain,
Of joy and sorrow, health and pain, 3 All things on earth, and all in heaven.
On thine eternal will depend;
Would man pursue the appointed end. 4 Be this our care!-to all beside
Indifferent let our wishes be;