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2 Heaven's brightest lamps with Him compared,

How mean they look and dim!
The fairest angels have their spots,

When once compared with him.
3 Holy is He in all his works,

And truth is his delight;
But sinners, and their wicked ways,

Shall perish from his sight.
4 The deepest reverence of the mind

Pay, O my soul, to God;
Lift with thy hands a holy heart

To his sublime abode.
5 With sacred awe pronounce his name,

Whom words nor thoughts can reach;
A broken heart shall please him more

Than the best forms of speech.
6 Thou holy God! preserve my

soul
From all pollution free;
The pure in heart are thy delight,

And they thy face shall see.

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The Counsels of God unsearchable.
1 CAN creatures to perfection find

Theternal uncreated mind?
Or can the largest stretch of thought

Measure and search his nature out ? 2 'Tis high as heaven, 'tis deep as hell,

And what can mortals know or tell ;
His glory spreads beyond the sky,

And all the shining worlds on high. 3 God is a King of power unknown,

Firm are the orders of his throne ;
If he resolves, who dare oppose,

Or ask him why? or what he does ?
4 He wounds the heart, and he makes whole,

He calms the tempest of the soul;
When he shuts up in long despair,
Who can remove the heavy bar?

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5 He gave the vaulted heaven its form,

The crooked serpent, and the worm;
He breaks the billows with his breatlı,

And smites the sons of pride to death.
6 These are a portion of his ways,

But who shall dare approach his face?
Who can endure his light, or stand
To hear the thunders of his hand ?

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The Providence of God supreme.
1 KEEP silence, all created things,

And wait your Maker's nod;
My soul stands trembling while she sings

The honours of her God.
2 Chain'd to the throne a volume lies,

With all the fates of men;
Each angel here his rule descries,

Drawn by th' eternal pen.
3 His providence unfolds the book,

And makes his counsels shine ;
Each opening leaf and every stroke,

Fulfils some deep design.
4 Here he exalts neglected worms,

To sceptres and a crown ;
And there the following page he turns,

And treads the monarch down.
5 My God, I would not long to see

My fate with curious eyes;
What gloomy lines are writ for me,

Or what bright scenes may rise.
6 In thy fair book of life and grace,

O may I find my name
Recorded in some humble place,

Beneath my Lord the Lamb.
234. The Providence of God wise and good.
1 GOD moves in a mysterious way,

His wonders to perform ;
He plants his footsteps in the sea,
And rides

upon

the storm.

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happy servant he,
In such a posture found!
He suun his Lord in heaven shall see,

ind be with honour crown'd. 3 Christ shall cae banquet spread

With his own bounteous hand, Lad muise that favour'd servant's head

Amidst the angelie band.

END JE BOCE III.

PART

PART

BOOK IV.

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INSTRUCTIVE HYMNS,

IN FIVE PARTS.

Part 1.-OF GOD THE CREATOR.

PART II.-OF GOD THE REDEEMER.

Part III.--THE STRAIT GATE.

Part IV. -THE WEDDING GARMENT.

PART V. THE ARK.

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