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HYMN 261. C. M.

Daily and Nightly Devotion.
EFORE the rosy dawn of day,

To thee, my God, I'll sing;
Awake, my soft and tuneful lyre

Awake, each charming string. 2 Awake, and let thy flowing strains

Glide through the midnight air, While high amidst the silent orbs

The silver moon rolls clear :
3 While all the glitt'ring, starry lamps

Are lighted in the sky;
And set their Maker's greatness forth

To thy admiring eye.
4 Awake, my soft and tuneful lyre,

Awake, each charming string;
Before the rosy dawn of day,

To thee, my God, I'll sing. 5 Thou, round the heav'nly arch dost draw

A vast and sable veil,
Which all the beauties of the world

From mortal eyes conceal.
6 Again the sky with golden beams

Thy skilful hands adorn;
And paint, with cheerful splendour gay,

The fair ascending morn.
7 And, as the gloomy night returns,

Or smiling day renews,
Thy constant goodness still my soul

With benefit pursues.
8 For this, I'll midnight vows to thee

With early incense bring ; And, ere the rosy dawn of day,

Thy lofty praises sing.


HYMN 262. C. M. Thanksgiving for manifold Blessings. Ps. xvii. 46–50. EHOVAH lives, and be his name

By ev'ry heart ador'd!

to age

he is the same,
The only God and Lord!
2 He is our Rock when troubles rise,

And storms and tempests low'r; He rides triumphant in the skies,

And saves us by his power. 3 Salvation to the Lord belongs,

We give Jehovah praise ;
Lift up our hearts, and holy songs

To our Deliv'rer raise.
4 He saves from danger, death and hell,

From fear, distress, and harm ; Makes ev'ry soul in safety dwell,

For mighty is his arm.
5 Great is the mercy we have found,

And great shall be our praise :
We'll spread his power and mercy round,
And songs of honour raise.
HYMN 263. C. M.

Unbounded Goodness.
MMORTAL Fountain of my life,

My last, my noblest end;
Eternal centre of my soul,

Where all its motions tend.
2 Thou object of my dearest love,

My heavenly paradise,
The spring of all my flowing joys,

My everlasting bliss.
3 My God, my hope, my vast reward,

And all I would possess ;
Still more than these pathetic names

And charming words express.



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HYMN 264. L. M.

Celebration of the Lord. is. xii.
THE joyful, happy day appeais,

Jehovah dries his Zion's tears!
He comes to bless the humble race,

And show the wonders of his grace
2 Great God, my praise shall rise to thee,

Thy seeming anger's turn'd from me;
My comforts now thou wilt restore,

And weeping Zion weep no more. 3 Behold our God, the mighty God,

Who spread the num'rous worlds abroad,
Is our salvation; we rejoice,

And praise his name with cheerful voice. 4 We'll trust in him, nor be afraid,

Jehovah is our fortress made;
He is our strength, his arm is strong,

And we'll exalt him in our song. 5 Wells of salvation open stand,

And living waters bless the land;
And while we draw, with joys divine,
Our grateful praises, Lord, are thine. PROUD.
HYMN 265. Tens and Elevens Metre.
Adoration of God's Greatness, Mercy, &c. Ps. cxiv. 1-8.
THY name we extol, Jehovah our King,

Forever in thee we'll triumph and sing; From morning to ev'ning thy goodness we'll praise,

And while we have being thy honour we'll raise. 2 How great is the Lord! no tongue can make known

The infinite God, eternal his throne;
And great be his praises, by all be they giv'n,

By men and by angels, on earth and in heav'n. 3 The works of his hand declare his vast might;

His terrible acts are holy and right;
His truth and his justice are seen in his ways,
And his mighty wonders demand highest praise.


4 His goodness and truth how rich do they prove!

No anger he bears, his nature is love;
To all he is tender, and good doth impart :
To him will we render the praise of the heart.

HYMN 266. L. M.

The Voice of Nature.
THE lofty pillars of the sky,

And spacious concave rais'd on high,
Spangled with stars, a shining frame,

Their great original proclaim.
2 Th’unwearied sun, from day to day,

Pours knowledge on his golden ray;
And publishes to ev'ry land

The work of an Almighty hand.
3 Soon as the ev'ning shades prevail,

The moon takes up the wond'rous tale;
And, nightly, to the list’ning earth,

Repeats the story of her birth;
4 While all the stars, that round her burn,

And all the planets in their turn,
Confirm the tidings as they roll,

And spread the truth from pole to pole. 5 What though in solemn silence all

Move round this dark terrestrial ball ?
What though no real voice nor sound

Amid their radiant orbs be found ? 6 In reason's ear they all rejoice,

And utter forth a glorious voice; For ever singing as they shine, “The hand that made us is Divine." Addison,

altered. HYMN 267.

C. M.
God's Providence and Care of his Children. I s. cxlvii. 1-3.


And of his
To speak of his eternal fame,
And celebrate our King.

'TIS good to praise Jehoval's name,

2 Sweet is the work to sing and tell

The goodness of the Lord;
How we by love are rais'd from hell,

And by the truth restor'd.
3 'Tis pleasant to exalt our God,

Who gathers outcasts in,
And sends his love and truth abroad

To heal the plague of sin.
4 The broken heart of deepest wound

The Lord in mercy heals ;
Makes dying sinners strong and sound,

And for the wretched feels.
5 Sing to the Lord, his love declare,

My voice shall gladly join;
He saves our souls, we are his care,
is divine.

HYMN 268. C. M.
God worshipped as our Creator. Ps.c. 1-5.
OME, serve the Lord with love and joy,

And in his presence sing ;
Cheerful your hearts and tongues employ,

'The Lord alone is King.
2 He forms his church by power divine,

The work is all his own : Let us in holy praises join

To God the Lord alone.
3 The holy gates we enter in,

And in his kingdom stand ;
Releas'd from foes, and sav'd from sin,

By his almighty hand.
4 Ye sons of Zion, rise and sing,

Who in his pastures feed;
Give praises to your sov'reign King,

For he is God indeed.
5 We are his people, and his sheep,

Our shepherd is the Lord :
He will our souls in safety keep,
And be t s naine ador'd.



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