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On every hand we see;
Lead all our thoughts to Thee. 2 If on the wings of morn we speed
To earth's remotest bound, Thy right hand will our footsteps lead,
Thine arm our path surround. 3 Thy power is in the ocean deeps,
And reaches to the skies ;
The hand of God we see;
Ceaseless, proceed from Thee. 5 In all the varying scenes of time,
On Thee our hopes depend;
Our Father and our Friend !
141. 1 Great Source of life, our souls confess
The various riches of Thy grace;
2 By Thee heaven's shining arch was spread ;
By Thee were earth's foundations laid ;
Proclaim the wise, the gracious God.
; Gently it wipes away our tears, And lengthens life to future years.
4 Our lives are sacred to the Lord,
Kindled by Him, by Him restored ;
5 So when by Him our souls are led
Through unknown regions of the dead,
1 Blessed be Thy name for ever!
Thou of life the guard and giver !
2 Thou who slumberest not, nor sleepest,
Blest are they Thou kindly keepest:
1 Great God, how infinite art Thou !
How frail and helpless we!
pay their praise to Thee.
2 Thy throne eternal ages stood,
Ere seas or stars were made ; Thou art the ever-living God,
Were all the nations dead.
3 Nature and time quite naked lie
To Thy immense survey, From the formation of the sky
To the last awful day. 4 Eternity, with all its years,
Stands present in Thy view; To Thee there's nothing old appears ;
Great God! there's nothing new.
5 Our lives through various scenes are drawn,
And vexed with trifling cares, While Thy eternal thought moves on
Thy undisturbed affairs.
How frail and helpless we!
And pay their praise to Thee.
1 Great source of unexhausted good, Who givest us health and friends and food.
And peace and calm content: Like fragrant incense, to the skies Let songs of grateful praises rise,
For all Thy blessings lent.
To guard us and to guide;
Allure our souls aside. 3 Thy smiles with a reviving light Cheer the long darksome hours of night,
And gild the thickest gloom ; Thy watchful love around our bed Doth softly like a curtain spread,
And guard the peaceful room.
4 To Thee our lives, our all we owe,
And brighter hopes above;
, Be sacred to Thy love. 5 Thus, gracious Father, Thee we praise, And while our feeble songs we raise
To bless Thee and adore,
To bless and love Thee more.
1 Great God, beneath whose piercing eye
The earth's extended kingdoms lie, Whose favouring smile upholds them all,
Whose anger smites them, and they fall ! 2 We bow before Thy heavenly throne;
Thy power we see, Thy goodness own;
Our bosoms tremble and rejoice.
Their children's children long shall own; To Thee with grateful hearts shall raise The tribute of exulting praise.