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Perfections of God.
91. C. M. WATTS. The divine glories above our reason. I OUR reason stretches all its wings,
And soars above the skies;
Our grov'ling reason lies ! 2 LORD! here we bend our humble souls,
And awfully adore;
Can urge their flight no more. 3 Thy glories infinitely rise
Above our lab’ring tongue;
To form an equal song.
The great eternal King; While angels strain their nobler pow’rs,
And sweep th' imınortal string.
92. L.M. WATTS.
God incomprehensible. 1 CAN creatures to perfection find
Th' eternal, uncreated Mind ?
Or can the largest stretch of thought
Measure and search his nature out? 2 His sov'reign pow'r what mortal knows?
If he command, who dare oppose ?
Bring dark hypocrisy to light.
My holy fear, my humble joy;
Their tribute to th' eternal King. 4 O tell me with a gentle voice,
Thou art my God and I 'Il rejoice:
93. L. M.
Or ask him why, or what, he does? 2 He wounds the heart, and he makes whole;
He calms the tempest of the soul:
Who can remove the heavy bar ? 3 He frowns, and darkness veils the moon;
The fainting sun grows dim at noon;
4 He gave the vaulted heav'n its form,
The crooked serpent and the worm;
And smites the sons of pride to death. 5 These are a portion of his ways
But who can utter all his praise ?
94. L. M. Watts.
God invisible. 1 OUR pow'rs, great God! are too confin'd
To reach thy infinite abode :
To raise a single thought to God. 2 The LORD of glory builds his seat
Of gems superlatively bright;
Thick clouds and shades of gloomy night. 3 Yet, LORD! thy penetrating eyes
Look through, and cheer us from above: Beyond our praise thy grandeur flies:Yet we adore, and yet we love.
95. L. M. KIPPIS. .
To the unknown GOD. 1 GREAT GOD! in vain man's narrow view
Attempts to look thy nature through; Our lab'ring pow’rs with rev’rence own Thy glories never can be known.
2 Not the high seraph's mighty thought,
Who countless years his God has sought, Such wondrous height or depth can find,
Or fully trace thy boundless mind. 3 Yet, LORD! thy kindness deigns to show
Enough for mortal minds to know;
Thy works of nature and of grace,
96. L. M. BROWNE.
The ONE GOD. 1 ETERNAL God! Almighty Cause Of earth, and seas, and worlds unknown! All things are subject to thy laws;
All things depend on thee alone. 2 l'hy glorious being singly stands,
Of all within itself possest;
And in thyself completely blest.
Let heav'n and earth due homage pay:
Reject their claims, renounce their sway. 4 Spread thy great name thro' ev'ry land,
All idol deities dethrone :
Subdue the world to thy command,
97. C. M. LIVERPOOL COLLECTION.
The power of God. | "TWASGod who hurl'd the rolling spheres,
And stretch'd the boundless skies;
And bade the ages rise.
Immense and unconfin'd: He pierces through the realms of light,
And rides upon the wind. 3 He darts along the burning skies;
Loud thunders round himn roar : All heav'n attends him as he flies,
All hell proclaims his pow'r. 4 He speaks, and nature's wheels stand still;
They cease their wonted round: The mountains melt; the trembling hills
Forsake their ancient bound.
The scatter'd nations fly:
Confess the Godhead nigh.
Ful6l bis high command:
And own his ruling hand.