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PART II.

Praise to God.

34. L. M. WATTS.

God exalted above all praise.
1 ETERNAL Pow'r ! whose high abode

Becomes the majesty of GOD;
Infinite lengths beyond the bounds

Where stars revolve their little rounds! 2 Far in the depths of space, thy throne

Burns with a lustre all its own :
In shining ranks beneath thy feet,

Angelic pow’rs and splendors meet. 3 LORD! what shall feeble mortals do?

We would adoré our Maker too:
With lowly minds to thee we cry,

The Great, the Holy, and the High! 4 Something we learn from nature's frame;

Thy word has more reveal'd thy name :
Yet still thy greatness, Lord! we find,

Leaves all our soaring thoughts behind. 5 God is in heav'n, and man below:

Short be our tunes, our words be few :
-A sacred rev'rence checks our songs,
And praise sits silent on our tongues.

35. C. M. WATTS.

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God the proper object of praise.
1 AWAKE, ye saints ! to praise your King,

Your sweetest passions raise;
Your pious pleasure, while you sing,

Increasing with the praise.
2 Great is the LORD, and works unknown

Are his divine employ;
But still his saints are near his throne,

His treasure and his joy.
3 Heav'n, earth, and sea, confess his hand,

He bids the vapours rise;
Lightning, and storm, at his command,

Sweep through the sounding skies.
4 All pow'r that gods or kings have claim'd

Is found with him alone;
But heathen gods should ne'er be nam'd

Where our JEHOVAH's known.
5 Before the true, the living God,

We bow with faith and fear;
He makes our churches his abode,

And claims our honours there.

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36. P. M. WATTS.
Praise to God the universal sovereign.
1 LET all the earth their voices raise,
To sing the choicest hymns of praise,
To magnify Jehovah's name:

His glory let the heathens know,
His wonders to the nations show,

And all his mighty works proclaim. 2 The heathens know thy glory, Lord! The wond'ring nations read thy word;

And here JEHOVAH's name is known : Our worship never shall be paid To gods which mortal hands have made ;

Our Maker is our God alone.

3 He fram'd the globe, he built the sky, He made the shining worlds on high,

And reigns complete in glory there : His robes are majesty and light; His splendor, how divinely bright!

His temple, how divinely fair ! 4 Come the great day, the glorious hour, When earth shall feel his saving pow'r,

And distant nations fear his name:
Then shall the race of man confess
The beauty of his holiness,

And in his courts his grace proclaim.

37. L. M. MERRICK.

Praise ye the LORD.
| SING to the LORD a joyful song;

Earth, to his praise the note prolong,
Till realms remote his acts have known,
And man's whole race his wonders own.

2 Great is the LORD, and great his praise;

What god like him our fear can raise ?
Not such as heathen lands afford,

Created first, and then ador'd.
3 Let ev'ry people, ev'ry tribe,

Pow'r, glory, strength, to him ascribe;
Yield to his name the honours due;

Oft to his courts your way pursue.
4 Before the beauty of his shrine,

Ye saints, in low prostration join;
Ye natives of each distant shore,
His pow'r revere; his name adore.

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38. C. M. Watts.

A hymn of praise to God.
1 AMONG the princes, earthly gods,

There's none hath pow'r divine;
Nor is their nature, mighty LORD!

Nor are their works like thine.
2 The nations thou hast made shall bring

Their off'rings round thy throne;
For thou alone dost wondrous things,

For thou art God alone.
3 LORD! I would walk with holy feet :

Teach me thine heav'nly ways;
And all my noblest pow'rs unite,
In God my Father's praise.

39. PM. WARRINGTON COLLECTION. The God and Father of Christ to be praised. 10 COME, all ye sons of Adam, and raise

A song unto God; how lovely his praise! Adore him who reigns in his glory above, And fills the wide earth with his tokens of

love. 2 His breath is your life, your reason a ray

Effus'd from his light to guide all your way; He heals your diseases, your wants he sup

plies, And wipes away tears from the penitent's

eyes. 3 Dash down your false gods of silver and

stone; Him worship who made earth and heav'n

alone, His prophet, his son, his salvation receive, Flee, flee from perdition, obey him and

live. 4 O Father of men! in mercy command

The gospel to shine on all human land; That far as the sun e'er diffuses his flame, Thy praises may rise in Messiah's great

name.

40. C. M. Watts.

Reverential worship, 1 SING to the LORD JEHOVAH's name,

And in his strength rejoice:

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