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GOD THE FATHER--His Perfections
THE LORD JESUS CHRIST---IIis Advent
THE WORD OP GOD Its Excellence
MAS-His Mortal Destiny
360 -- - 370
371 - 408
The Victory over Death
TIE CHURCH OF CHRIST-Its Crity
639 - 653
The Lorl's Supper
THE LOND'S DAY
816 - 843
At the commencement and close of the Supplemental Hymns.
Psalms and Hymns.
THE PERFECTIONS OF GOD.
3 He formed the stars, those heavenly flames,
[names; He counts their numbers, calls their His wisdom's vast, and knows no bound,
[drowned. A deep where all our thoughts are 4 Great is our Lord, and great His
And all His glories infinite; (might;
But treads the wicked to the dust. 5 His saints are lovely in His sight;
He views His children with delight :
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L.M. 2 Great is our Lord, and of great power.
Psa. cxlvii. 5. 1
PRAISE ye the Lord ; 'tis good to
C.M. 3 Canst thou by searching find out God ?
JOB xi. 7. 1 COW shall I praise the Eternal
The infinite Unknown? (God, Who can ascend His high abode,
Or venture near His throne ?
Concealed in dazzling light;
The secrets of the night.
Nor alters His decrees;
To guard His promises.
Maintains the rights of God; While Mercy sends her pardons down, Bought with a Saviour's blood.
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5 Now to my soul, immortal King ! 4 Engraved, as in eternal brass, Speak some forgiving word :
The mighty promise shines ; Then 'twill be double joy to sing Nor can the powers of darkness raze The glories of my Lord.
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5 His very word of grace is strong
As that which built the skies ; 4 The Lord looketh from heaven ; He behold- The voice that rolls the stars along eth all the sons of men.---Psa. xxxiii. 13.
Speaks all the promises. 1 Pto the Lord, who reigns on high,
And views the nations from afar, 6 O might I hear Thy heavenly tongne Let everlasting praises fly,
But whisper, “ Thou art mine!” And tell how large His bounties are. Those gentle words should raise my
To notes almost divine, [song 2 He who can shake the worlds He
1707. made, Or with His word, or with His rod, His goodness, how amazing great!
C.M. How condescending is our God !
6 One generation shall praise Thy works to
another;-PSA. cxlv. 4. 3 He over-rules all mortal things,
ONG as I live I'll bless Thy name, And manages our mean affairs ; On humble souls the King of kings
My King, my God of love ; Bestows His counsels and His cares.
My work and joy shall be the same
In the bright world above. 4 Our sorrows and our tears we pour Into the bosom of our God ;
2 Great is the Lord, His power unHe hears us in the mournful hour,
known, And helps us bear the heavy load.
And let his praise be great;
I'll sing the honours of Thy throne, 5 O! could our thankful hearts devise
Thy works of grace repeat. A tribute equal to Thy grace, To the third heaven our songs should 3 Thy grace shall dwell upon my rise,
tongue ; And teach the golden harps Tby
And, while my lips rejoice,
The men that hear my sacred song
Shall join their cheerful voice. C.M. 5 He is faithful that promised.-HEB. X. 23. 4 Fathers to sonssballteach Thy name,
And children learn Thy ways; 1 BEGIN, my tongue, some heavenly
Ages to come Thy truth proclaim, And speak somc boundless thing ;
And nations sound Thy praise. The mighty works, or mightier name, 5 Thy glorious deeds of ancient date Of our eternal King.
Shall through the world be known; 2 Tell of his wondrous faithfulness, Thine arm of power, Thy heavenly And sound His power abroad;
state, Sing the sweet promise of His grace, With public splendour shown. And the per ng God.
6 The world is managed by Thy hand, 3 Proclaim salvation from the Lord Thy saints are ruled by love; For wretched, dying men;
And Thine eternal kingdom stands, His hand has writ the sacred word Though rocks and hills remove. With an immortal pen.
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