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And ever sure

Abides thy word. -3 His wisdom fram'd the sun,

To crown the day with light :
The moon and twinkling stars,
To cheer the darksome night.

His pow'r and grace
Are still the same;
And let his name

Have endless praise.
4 [He smote the first-born sons,
The flow'r of Egypt, dead;
And thence his chosen tribes
With joy and glory led.

Thy mercy, Lord,
Shall still endure;
And ever sure,

Abides thy word.
d 5 His power, and lifted rod,

Cleft the Red Sea in two;
And for his people made
A wondrous passage through.

His pow'r and grace
Are still the same;
And let his name

Have endless praise.
0 6 But cruel Pharaoh there,

With all his host he drown'd;
And brought his Israel safe,
Through a long desert ground.

Thy mercy, Lord,
Shall still endure ;
And ever sure
Abides thy word.

· PAUSE.
- The kings of Canaan fell

Beneath his dreadful hand;
While his own servants took
Possession of their land.

His pow'r and grace
Are still the same ;
And let his name
Have endless praise.)

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a 8 He saw the nations lie,

All perishing in sin;
And pity'd the sad state,
The ruin'd world was in.

Thy mercy, Lord,
Shall still endure;
And ever sure

Abides thy word. 99 He sent his only Son,

To save us from our wo:
From Satan, sin, and death,

And ev'ry hurtful foe.
d His pow'r and grace

Are still the same;
And let his name

Have endless praise.
8 10 Give thanks aloud to God,

To God the heav'nly King;
And let the spacious earth
His works and glories sing.

Thy mercy, Lord,
Shall still endure ;
And ever sure
Abides thy word.

L. M. Truro. [*] Creation, Providence, and Grace. 1 M IVE to our God immortal praise :

CT Mercy and truth are all his ways: d Wonders of grace to God belong;

Repeat his mercies in your song. --2 Give to the Lord of lords renown,

The King of kings with glory crown; d His mercies ever shall endure,

When lords and kings are known no more. -3 He built the earth, he spread the sky,

And fix'd the starry lights on high; d Wonders of grace to God belong;

Repeat his mercies in your song.
4 He fills the sun with morning light,

He bids the moon direct the night: d His mercies ever shall endure,

When suns and moons shall shine no more. -5 (The Jews he freed from Pharaoh's hand, And brought them to the promis'd land;

d Wonders of grace to God belong;

Repeat his mercies in your song.) e 6 (He saw the Gentiles dead in sin,

And felt his pity work within; d His mercies ever shall endure,

When death and sin shall reign no more.) 07 He sent his Son with pow'r to save,

From guilt, and darkness, and the grave; d Wonders of grace to God belong,

Repeat his mercies in your song.
-8 Thro' this vain world he guides our feet,

And leads us to his heav'nly seat:
d His mercies ever shall endure,
When this vain world shall be no more.
PSALM 138. L. M. Quercy. [*]

Restoring and Preserving Grace.
1 W ITH all my pow’rs of heart and tongue,

Y I'll praise my Maker in my, song;
Angels shall hear the note I raise,

Approve the song, and join the praise.
e 2 Angels who make the church their care,

Shall witness my devotion there ;
While holy zeal directs my eyes,

To thy fair temple in the skies.
-3 I'll sing thy truth and mercy, Lord ;
I'll sing the wonders of thy word ;
Not all the works and names below,

So much thay pow'r and glory show.
e 14 To God I cry'd when troubles rose :

He heard me and subdu'd my foes : • He did my rising fears control,

And strength diffus'd thro' all my soul. g 5 The God of heav'n maintains his state,

Frowns on the proud and scorns the great : e But from his throne descends to see

The sons of humble poverty.]
e 6 Amidst a thousand snares I stand,

Upheld and guarded by thy hand;
Thy words my fainting soul revive,
And keep my dying faith alive.

07 Grace will complete what grace begins,

To save from sorrow or from sin;
The work that wisdom undertakes,

Eternal mercy ne'er forsakes.
PSALM 139. L. M. 1st Part. Bath. Geneva. [*]

The All-seeing God. C1T ORD), thou hast search'd and seen mc through;

Thine eye commands, with piercing view, My rising and my resting hours, My heart and flesh with all their pow'rs. 2 My tho'ts, before they are my own, Are to my God distinctly known; He knows the words I mean to speak,

Ere from my op'ning lips they break. p 3 Within thy circling pow'r I stand ;

On ev'ry side I find thy hand:
Awake, asleep, at home, abroad,
I am surrounded still with God."
14 Amazing knowledge, vast and great!
What large extent! what lofty height;
My soul, with all the pow'rs I boast,
Is in the boundless prospect lost.
56 O may these tho'ts possess my breast,
66 Where'er I rove, where'er I rest!
“ Nor let my weaker passions dare,
6. Consent to sin ; for God is there."

PAUSE. I.
6 Could I so false, so faithless prove,
To quit thy service and thy love ;
Where, Lord, could I thy presence shun,

Or from thy dreadful glory run ?7
- If up to heav'n I take my flight,

"Tis there thou dwell'st enthron'd in light; a Or dive to hell, there vengeance reigns,

And Satan groans beneath thy chains. -8 If, mounted on a morning ray,

I fly beyond the Western sea ; o Thy swifter hand would first arrive,

And there arrest thy fugitive.
-9 Or should I try to shun thy sight,
• Beneath the spreading veil of night ;

One glance of thine, one piercing ray,
Wouid kindle darkness into day.

e 10 O may these tho'ts possess my breast,

Where'er I rove, where'er I rest ;
Nor let my weaker passions dare,
Consent to sin ; for God is there!

PAUSE II.
(11 The veil of night is no disguise ;
No screen from thy all-searching eyes:
Thy hand can seize thy foes as soon,
Thro' midnight shades as blazing noon.
12 Midnight and noon in this agree,
Great God, they're both alike to thee :
Not death can hide what God will spy ;
And heil lies naked to his eye.
13 O may these tho'ts possess my breast,
Where'er I rove, where'er I rest;
Nor let my weaker passions dare,
Consent to sin ; for God is there !!
L. M. SECOND Part. Portugal. [*]

The wonderful Formation of Man. I'ITWAS from thy hand, my God, I came,

L A work of such a curious frame; In me, thy fearful wonders shine, And each proclaims thy skill divine. 2 Thine eyes did all my limbs survey, Which yet in dark confusion lay; Thou saw'st the daily growth they took, Form'd by the model of thy book. 3 [By thee my growing parts were nam'd, And what thy sov'reign counsel fram'd; (The breathing lungs, the beating heart,). Was copied with unerring art.] 4 At last to show my Maker's name, God stamp'd his image on my frame ! And in some unknown moment join'd The finish'd members of the mind. 5 [There the young seeds of thought began, And all the passions of the man: Great God, our infant nature pays Immortal tribute to thy praise.]

PAUSE. 6 Lord, since, in my advancing age, I've acted on lifc's busy stage,

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