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HYMN 261. C. M.
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
3 While all the glitt'ring, starry lamps
4 Awake, my soft and tuneful lyre,
5 Thou, round the heav'nly arch dost draw
6 Again the sky with golden beams
7 And, as the gloomy night returns,
8 For this, I'll midnight vows to thee
HYMN 262. C. M. Thanksgiving for manifold Blessings. Ps. xviii. 46–50.
EHOVAH lives, and be his name
From age 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,
HYMN 264. L. M. Celebration of the Lord. is. Kii. IIE joyful, happy day appeals. 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.
HY 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
3 The works of his hand declare his vast might;
4 His goodness and truth how rich do they prove
- PRoud. HYMN 266. H. M. The Voice of Nature. HE 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 soiemn 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. A s. cxlvii. 1–3.
'FTWIS good to praise Jehovah's name,
Sweet is the work to sing and tell
The broken heart of deepest wound
Makes dying sinners strong and sound,
Sing to the Lord, his love declare,
He forms his church by power divine,
Ye sons of Zion, rise and sing,