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4. Still be his honors spread,

Still let the world adore,
Till suns their cheering influence shed

And moons give light no more.

5 The God who guides us now

Will guide us till we die ;
Will be our God while here below,

And ours above the sky,






Invitation to the worship of God our creator, pre

ferver, and deliverer, 1 LET us with a gladsome mind

Praise the Lord, for he is kind,
For his mercies still endure,
Ever faithful, ever fure.

2 Let us found his name abroad,

For he is of gods the God,
And his mercies, &c.

3 He by wisdom did create

Heaven above in all its state,
And his mercies, &c.

4 Earth beneath he did ordain

To confine the unruly main,
And his mercies, &c.

5 He, by his commanding might,

Fill'd the new-made world with light,
And his mercies, &c.

6 All his creatures he doth feed,

His full hand supplies their need,
For his mercies, &c.

7 He, with watchful pitying eye,

Helps us in our misery,
For his mercies, &c.

8 Let us therefore utter forth

His great majesty and worth,
For his mercies, &c.

9 He his mansion hath on high,

Far beyond an human eye,
Yet his mercies, &c.



The incomparable goodness and greatness of God. 1 YE servants of the eternal King, To God your cheerful praises fing,

His name be prais'd for evermore; His goodness over all is great, Where'er the sun doth rise or fet,

Since all are bless'd, let all adore.

2 O'er all the earth the Lord doth reign,

And heaven is too narrow to contain

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His glories which are infinite.
Let not poor borrow'd greatness dare
With his perfections to compare,

Who dwells in uncreated light.

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The incomparable greatness of God. 1 YE saints and servants of the Lord, The triumphs of his name record,

His facred name for ever bless. Where'er the circling sun displays His rising beams, or setting rays,

Due praise to his great name address. 2 God thro' the world extends his sway, The regions of eternal day

But shadows of his glory are. With him whose majesty excels, Who made the heaven in which he dwells,

Let no created power compare.

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The glory of God in bis works.

I GREAT GOD, the heaven's well-order'd

frame Declares the glories of thy name;


There thy rich works of wonder shine; A thousand starry beauties there, A thousand radiant marks appear

Of boundless power and skill divine :

2 From night to day, from day to night, The dawning and the dying light

Lectures of heavenly wisdom read; With powerful eloquence they raise Our thoughts to their creator's praise,

And neither found nor language need;


Yet their divine instructions run
Far as the journeys of the sun,

And reason lends to both a voice.
The sun in radiant splendors drest,
Breaks from the chambers of the east,

Rolls round, and makes the earthi rejoice.


Where'er he spreads his beams abroad
He speaks the majesty of God;

All nature joins to Thew thy praise :
Thy glories thro' creation shine ;
Our souls confess the work divine,

And songs of cheerful homage raise. W.


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