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The Creator praised by his Works.

HYMN 188. L.M.
Man under special Obligations to praise God.
THERE seems a voice in every gale,

A tongue in every opening flower;
Which tells, O Lord, the wondrous tale

Of thy indulgence, love, and power. 2 The birds that rise on quivering wing,

Appear to hymn their Maker's praise ;
And all the mingling sounds of spring

To thee a general chorus raise.
3 And shall my voice, great God, alone

Be mute, 'midst nature's loud acclaim ?
No! let my heart, with answering tone,

Breathe forth in praise thy holy name. 4 And nature's debt is small to mine:

Thou bad'st her being bounded be; But, matchless proof of love divine,

Thou gav'st immortal life to me.
5 The Saviour left his heavenly throne,

A ransom for my soul to give;
Man's suffering state he made his own,

And stoop'd to die, that I might live. 6 Due thanks and praise for love so great,

No mortal tongue can e'er express;
Then let me, bow'd before thy feet,
In silence love thee, Lord, and bless.
HYMN 189. 4-8's & 2-6's.

The Creator praised by his Works.
BEGIN, my soul, th' exalted lay,
Let each enraptured thought obey,

And praise th' Almighty's name:
Lo! heaven, and earth, and seas, and skies,
In one melodious concert rise,

To swell th' inspiring theme.
2 Ye angels, catch the joyful sound,

While all th' adoring throngs around,

The Divine Sovereignty.

His wondrous mercy sing :
Let every listening saint above,
Wake all the tuneful soul of love,

And touch the sweetest string.
8 Thou heaven of heavens, his vast abode,
Ye clouds, proclaim your forming God;

Ye thunders, speak his power:
Lol on the lightning's gleamy wing,
In triumph walks the eternal King:

The astonish'd worlds adore.
4 Ye deeps, with roaring billows rise,
To join the thunders of the skies ;

Praise him who bids you roll:
His praise in softer notes declare,
Each whispering breeze of yielding air,

And breathe it to the soul.
5 Wake, all ye soaring throngs, and sing:
Ye cheerful warblers of the spring,

Harmonious anthems raise :
To Him who shaped your finer mould,
Who tipt your glittering wings with gold,

And tuned your voice to praise.
6 Let man, by nobler passions sway'd,
The feeling heart, the judging head,

In heavenly praise employ: Spread the Creator's name around, Till heaven's broad arch ring back the sound, The general burst of joy.



HYMN 190. L.M.

The Divine Sovereignty. FATHER of all, whose powerful voice

Call'd forth this universal frame; Whose mercies over all rejoice,

Through endless ages still the same.

The God of Abraham.

2 Thou, by thy word, upholdest all ;

Thy bounteous love to all is show'd : Thou hear'st thy every creature's call,

And fillest every mouth with good. 3 In heaven thou reign'st, enthroned in light,

Nature's expanse beneath thee spread : Earth, air, and sea, before thy sight,

And hell's deep gloom are open laid. 4 Wisdom, and might, and love, are thinc;

Prostrate before thy face we fall; Confess thy attributes divine,

And hail thee sovereign Lord of all. 5 Thee, sovereign Lord, let all confess,

That move in earth, or air, or sky; Revere thy power, thy goodness bless,

Tremble before thy piercing eye. 6 All ye who owe to him your birth,

In praise your every hour employ:
Jehovah reigns! be glad, O earth;
And shout, ye morning stars, for joy.

HYMN 191. P.M.

The God of Abraham.
THE God of Abraham praise,

Who reigns enthroned above;
Ancient of everlasting days,

And God of love!
Jehovah, Great I AM!
By earth and heaven confess'd:
I bow and bless the sacred name,

For ever bless'd.
2 The God of Abraham praise,

At whose supreme command,
From earth I rise, and seek the joys

At his right hand :
I'd all on earth forsake,

Its wisdom, fame, and power;
And him my only portion make,

My shield and tower.

Deity and Incarnation of Christ.


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The God of Abraham praise,
Whose all-sufficient grace,
Shall guide me all my happy days,

In all his ways:
He calls a worm his friend;

He calls himself my God;
And he shall save me to the end,

Through Jesu's blood.
He by himself has sworn;

I on his oath depend;
I shall, on eagles' wings upborne,

To heaven ascend :
I shall behold his face ;

I shall his power adore;
And sing the wonders of his grace,
For evermore.


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HYMN 192. 2-6's & 4-7's.
Deity and Incarnation of Christ.
ARISE, my soul, arise:

Thy Saviour's sacrifice
All the names that love could find,
All the forms that love could take,
Jesus in himself has join'd,

Thee, my soul, his own to make. 2 Hail! everlasting Lord,

Divine, Incarnate Word!
Thee, let all my powers confess;
Thee, my latest breath proclaim ;
Help, ye angel choirs, to bless,

Shout the loved Immanuel's name. 3 High above every name,

Jesus, the Great I AM !
Bow to Jesus every knee,
Things in heaven, and earth, and hell;
Saints adore him, demons flee,
Fiends, and men, and angels feel.

Exultation in Divine Friendship.

He left his throne above,

Emptied of all but love;
Whom the heavens cannot contain,
God vouchsafed a worm t'appear,
Lord of Glory, Son of Man,

Poor, and vile, and abject here.
8 Hail! Galilean King,

Thy humble state I sing!
Never shall my triumphs end :
Hail, derided Majesty!
Jesus, hail! the sinner's Friend.
Friend of Publicans and me.

HYMN 193. L.M.

Christ the Creator.
Let all that breathe, Jehovah praise,

Almighty, all-creating Lord;
Let earth and heaven his power confess,

Brought out of nothing by his word. 2 He spake the word, and it was done :

The universe his word obey'd ;
His Word is his eternal Son ;

And Christ the whole creation made. 3 Jesus, the Lord and God most high,

Maker of all mankind and me:
Me thou hast made to glorify,
To know, and love, and live to thee.

Hymn 194. 8-8's.
Exultation in Divine Friendship.
THIS, this is the God we adore :

Our faithful unchangeable Friend; Whose love is as great as his power,

And neither knows measure nor end: ". "Tis Jesus, the First and the Last,

Whose Spirit shall guide us safe homo: We'll praise him for all that is pass'd, And trust him for all that's to come.


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