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There, like a sun, thy mercy shines,
Without a cloud between.

5 There pardon, peace, and holy joy,
Through Jesus' name are given;
He on the cross was lifted high,
That we might reign in heaven.



1 YE humble souls, approach your God
With songs of sacred praise;
For he is good-immensely good,
And kind are all his ways.

2 All nature owns his guardian care;
In him we live and move;
But nobler benefits declare
The wonders of his love.

3 He gave his well-beloved Son,
To save our souls from sin;
'Tis here he makes his goodness known,
And proves it all divine.

4 To this sure refuge, Lord, we come,
And here our hope relies;
A safe defence-a peaceful home,
When storms of trouble rise.

5 Thine eye beholds, with kind regard,
The souls who trust in thee;

Their humble hope thou wilt reward
With bliss divinely free.

6 Great God, to thine almighty love
What honours shall we raise!
Not all the raptured songs above
Can render equal praise.



1 WHEN all thy mercies, O our God,
Each rising soul surveys,

Transported with the view, we're lost
In wonder, love, and praise.

2 Unnumbered comforts to each soul
Thy tender care bestowed,

Before our infant hearts conceived
From whom those comforts flowed.

3 When in the slippery paths of youth
With heedless steps we ran,
Thine arm, unseen, conveyed us safe,
And led us up to man.

4 Ten thousand thousand precious gifts
Our daily thanks employ;
Nor is the least a cheerful heart,
That tastes those gifts with joy.
5 Through every period of our life,
Thy goodness we'll pursue;
And after death, in distant worlds,
The glorious theme renew.

6 Through all eternity, to thee
A joyful song we'll raise:
But oh! eternity's too short
To utter all thy praise!


L. M.



1 OUR frame, O God-these noble
To thy creating hand we owe;
Thy providence preserves us safe,
And crowns our every wish below.

2 Oft in the visions of the night,

Our thoughts o'er all thy mercies rove; And, every midnight wakeful hour, We trace the wonders of thy love. 3 The pleasing, unexhausted theme Each rising morn our souls pursueIn fervent prayer ascends to thee,

And still their grateful songs renew.

4 Thy mercies, Lord, through endless years, Shall all our raptured powers employ; Yet endless years will only swell


Our wonder, gratitude, and joy.


A song of Praise to God.

1 TO God, the Universal King,

Let all mankind their tribute bring;
All that have breath, your voices raise,
In songs of never-ceasing praise.

2 The spacious earth on which we tread, And wider heavens stretched o'er our head,

A large and solemn temple frame,
To celebrate its Builder's fame.

3 Here the bright sun, that rules the day,
As through the sky he makes his way,
To all the world proclaims aloud

The boundless sov'reignty of God. 4 When from our view the sun retires, And with the day his voice expires, The moon and stars adopt the song, And through the night his praise prolong. 5 But man, endow'd with nobler pow'rs, His God, in nobler strains adores: His is the gift to know the song,

As well as sing with thankful tongue.


C. M.


God is Love.

1 COME, ye that know and fear the Lord, And lift your souls above;

Let every heart and voice accord,
To sing, that God is love.

2 This precious truth his word declares,
And all his mercies prove;

While Christ, th' atoning Lamb, appears, To show, that God is love.

3 Behold his loving-kindness waits,
For those who from him rove,

And calls of mercy reach their hearts,
To teach them, God is love.

4 And oh that you, whose hardened hearts
No fears of hell can move,
May hear the gospel's milder voice-
That tells you, God is love.

5 Oh may we all, while here below,
This best of blessings prove;

Till warmer hearts-in brighter worlds, Shall shout, that God is love.


L. M.


Condescension of God.

1 THUS saith the high and lofty One, "I sit upon my holy throne;

My name is God-I dwell on high;
Dwell in my own eternity.

2 "But I descend to worlds below;
On earth I have a mansion too;
The humble spirit and contrite
Is an abode of my delight.

3 "The humble soul my words revive,
I bid the mourning sinner live;
Heal all the broken hearts I find,
And ease the sorrows of the mind."
4 Lord, may thy pardoning grace be nigh,
Lest we should faint, despair, and die!
Then shall our grateful voice declare,
How free thy tender mercies are.


C. M.


Eternal Dominion of God.

1 GREAT God, how infinite art thou!
How frail and weak are we!
Let the whole race of creatures bow,
And pay their praise to thee.

2 Thy throne eternal ages stood,
Ere seas or stars were made:
Thou art the ever-living God,
Were all the nations dead.

3 Eternity, with all its years,

Stands present in thy view;
To thee there's nothing old appears;
With God! there's nothing new.

4 Our lives through varying scenes are drawn,
And vexed with trifling cares,
While thine eternal thought moves on
Thine undisturbed affairs.

5 Great God, how infinite art thou!
How frail and weak are we!

Let the whole race of creatures bow,
And pay their praise to thee.



Majesty and Dominion of God.

1 COME, O our souls, in sacred lays, Attempt our great Creator's praise:

But, oh, what tongue can speak his fame!
What mortal verse can reach the theme!
2 Enthroned amid the radiant spheres,
He glory like a garment wears;
To form a robe of light divine,

Ten thousand suns around him shine.
3 In all our Maker's grand designs,
Omnipotence, with wisdom, shines,
His works, through all this wondrous frame,
Declare the glory of his name.

4 Raised on devotion's lofty wing,
Do you, our souls, his glories sing;
And let his praise employ each tongue,
Till listening worlds shall join the song!


1 THE Lord, the God of glory, reigns,
In robes of majesty arrayed;

His rule Omnipotence sustains,


And guides the worlds his hands have

2 Ere rolling worlds began to move,

Or ere the heavens were spread abroad, Thine awful throne was fixed above, From everlasting thou art God.

3 The swelling floods tumultuous rise,
Aloud the angry tempests roar;
Lift their proud billows to the skies,
And foam, and lash the trembling shore.
4 The Lord, the mighty God, on high,
Controls the fiercely raging seas;
He speaks-and noise and tempest fly,
The waves sink down in gentle peace.
5 Thy sovereign laws are ever sure,
Eternal holiness is thine;

And, Lord, thy people shall be pure,
And in thy blest resemblance shine.



The Attributes of God our Confidence.
GREAT God! thine attributes divine,
Thy glorious works and ways,
The wonders of thy power and might,
The universe displays.

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