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9-Rise. Lord, in glory from above,
XCVII. God's Providence mysterious.
i . ^"^OD moves in a mysterious way
4- Judge not the Lo R D by seeble sense,
But trust Him sor his grace;
5- His purposes will ripen fast,
Unsolding ev'ry hour;
6. Blind unbelies is fure, to err,
XCVIII. The old and new Creation. 6-8s.
i./^OD spake the word, "Let light apVJ pear;" And light came glitt'ring thro' the air:
Creation then in order rose,
i. God speaks the v/ord; obedient, light
3. Speak, speak again, O potent voice!
XCIX. Divine CorreBion.
i. (~> OLD in. the furnace tried
2. Asflictions make us see,
.What else would'scape our sight,
3. The punish'd child repents,
Th' offended father soon relents,
4. If God rebuke sor pride,
If sor thy want of love he chide,
5. He shall, by means like these,
E a Softs
Soften thy-heart by due degrees,
6. His chast'ning theresore prize,
C. Salvation by Grace.
i. f* RACE! 'tis a charming found,
2. Grace first contriv'd the way
And all the steps which now difplay
3. Grace taught our roving seet
And new fupplies each hour we meet,
4. Grace all the work shall crown,
It lays in heav'n the topmost stone,
§ CI. Praise to the Redeemer.
;. ^"> RATEFUL notes and numbers bring,
2. Men on earth and faints above,
3. Tho' unworthy Lord thine ear,
4. Lead us to that blifsful state, WhereThou reign'st fupremely great! Look with pity from- thy throne,
And send thy holy spirit down!
5. While on earth ordain'd to stay,
6. Then with angels we'll again
7. There no tongue shall filent be,
Lord, thy mercies never fail,
§ CII. God's eternal Dominion.
1. •"I RE AT God ! how infinite art Thou! VJ What worthless worms are we! Let the whole race of creatures bow,
And pay their praife to Thee.
2. Thy throne eternal ages stood,
E'er leas or stars were made; Thou art the ever-living God, I Were all the nations dead.
3. Nature and time quite naked lie
To Thine immense furvey;
From the formation of the sky,
To the great burning day.
4. Eternity, with all its years,
CHI. Triumph aver Death,
GREAT God, J own Thy sentence
I yield my body to the dust,
2. Yet faith may triumph o'er the grave,
4. Tho' greedy worms devour my skin,
I CIV. On opening a new Place os Woijhii
1 • f~^ Reatgod, Thy watchful care \.
Which guards our Synagogues in peace;
Nor dare tumultuous foes invade, . To fill our worshipers with dread, a. These walls we to Thy honor raise,
Long may they echo to Thy praife;
And Thou descending fill the place x With choicest tokens of Thy grace! 3.Here let the great Rede Rme R reign,
With all the graces of His train:
While pow'r divine His word attends,
To conquer foes, and cheer his friends. 4. And in the great decifive day,
When God the nations shall furvey;
May it besore the world appear, 'That crouds were born to glory here!
§ CV. AngeIs miniftring to Christ and Saints.
1• /"^REAT God, to what a glorious VJ height
Hast Thou, advane'd the Lo R D, thy Son!
2. Besore His seet their armies wait,
3. His orders run thro' all their hosts,
4. Now they are sent to guide our seet
Thro' all the dangers that we meet,
5. Lord, when I leave this mortal ground,
Sase to conduct my spirit home.
CVI. On the sase delivery os a Wsaman viithcbild.
1. •"-'•REAT is thypowr, Lord, to fave, Vj And to redeem from death ;" When brought to the wide gaping grave,
Thy grace renews the breath.
2. Wrap'd in the deep, thus Jonah lay,
The deep became a grave;
3. The womb of nature, and its tomb,
How nearly are they join'd?
4. Praife to the Lord, whose mighty arm,
Has brought falvation near;
5. May fie be mindful of her end,
Which lately she drew nigh;
And ev'ry moment fo to spend,
That she may'nt sear to die.
; § CVII. Humble Wtrstnp.
,. y-^REAT king of kings, eternal God, Vjf Shall mortal creatures dare to raife Their fongs to Thy fupreme abode, 4nd join with angels, in Thy praife!
2. The brightest seraph veils his face ,
With prostrate homage, all consess
Thou art the insmite unkno-um. y Man, ah, how far remov'd below,
Wrapt in the shades of gloomy, night!
His brightest day can only show
A sew faint streaks of distant light.
4 But see our bright, our morning Star!
5. To him our longing eyes we raife,
Our guide to Thee, the great unknown;
CVIII. On ordaining a Minister.
I./^reatlord of angels, we adore VJ The grace that builds thy courts be
- 2. Amidst the wastes of time and death
3 At length, difmifs'd from seeble clay,
4. O blest employ! O glorious hope!
5. Yet while these labors we purfue,
CIX. Religion vain without Love.
1. T T AD I the topgues of Greeks and Jetus, fl And nobler speech that angels use $ If love be absent, I am sound,
Like tinkling brass, an empty sound.
2. Were I inspir'd to preach and tell
3. Should I distribute all my store,
To gain a martyr's glorious name:
4.. If love to God, and love to men
§ CX. The God of Nature -worjhiped.
i. T TAIL king fupreme ! all wife and good, 1 J. To Thee our thoughts we raise; V/hile nature's beauties wide difplay'd Inspire our souls with praife.
2. At morning, noon and ev'ning mild,
Thy works engage our view;
3. Thy glory beams in ev'ry star
Which gilds the gloom of night:
4. The funny hill, the dewy lawn
With thoufand beauties, shine;
5. From tree to tree a constant hymn
Employs the seather'd throng;
6- Great nature's Go D T still may these scenes
§ CXI. The Ascenfion. 4-7.
i. T TAIL the day that sees Him rise,
2. There the pompous triumph waits,
3. Circled round with angel powr's,
4. Tho' returning to His throne,
5. See! He lifts his hands above!
See! He shews the prints, of love!
6. Still sor us His death He pleads;