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2 Shine to his praise, ye crystal skies, The floor of his abode:
Or veil in shades your thousand eyes
3 Thou restless globe of golden light, Whose beams create our days, Join with the silver queen of might, - To own your borrow’d rays.
4 Winds, ye shall bear his name aloud
5 Thunder and hail, and fire and storms,
6 Shout to the Lord, ye surging seas,
~ 7 While monsters sporting on the flood,
3 But gentler things shall tune his name, To softer motes than these : Young zephyrs breathing o'er the stream, Or whispering through the trees. 9 Wave your tall heads, ye lofty pines, To Him that bids you grow; Sweet clusters bend the fruitful vines, On every thankful bough. 10 Let the shrill birds his honours raise, And climb the morning sky;
While grov'ling beasts attempt his praise,
11 Thus while the meaner creatures sing,
Confidence.] HYMN 205. 6 lines 8's,
1 GOD, of good th’ unfathom’d sea!
2 Thou shin'st with everlasting rays;
3 Astonish’d at thy frowning brow,
4 High thron’d on heaven's eternal hill,
5 Fountain of good! all blessing flows From thee; no want thy fulness knows: What but thyself canst thou desire?
Yes; self-sufficient as thou art,
6 Primeval Beauty: in thy sight,
7. Hell’s armies tremble at thy nod,
3 O God, of good th’ unfathom'd sea!
Bethel.] HYMN 206. C. M.
1 AIL, Father, Son, and Holy Ghost!
2 Present alike in every place,
3 In wisdom infinite thou art,
4 Whate'er thou wilt, in earth below,
5 Thou lov'st whate'er thy hands have made,
6 Mercy, with love, and endless grace, O'er all thy works doth reign;
Thy favourite creature man.
7 Wherefore let every creature give
Mazareth.] HYMN 207. L. M.
1. GOD, thou bottomless abyss!
Greatness unspeakable is thine, Greatness, whose undiminish’d ray, When short-liv'd worlds are lost shall shine, When earth and heaven are fled away. Unchangeable, all-perfect Lord, Essential life’s unbounded sea; What lives, and moves, lives by thy word; It lives, and moves, and is from thee! 3 Thy parent hand, thy forming skill, Firm fix’d this universal chain: Else empty, barren darkness still, Had held his unmolested reign. Whate'er in earth, or sea, or sky, Or shuns, or meets the wand'ring thought, Escapes or strikes the searching eye, By thee was to perfection brought! High is thy power above all height, Whate'er thy will decrees is done; Thy wisdom, equal to thy might, Only to thee, O God, is known! 4 Heaven's glory is thy awful throne, Yet earth partakes thy gracious sway; Vain man! thy wisdom folly own, Lost is thy reason’s feeble ray. What our dim eye could never see, Is plain and naked to thy sight; What thickest darkness veils, to thee Shines clearly as the morning light. In light thou dwell'st; light, that no shade, No variation ever knew ; Heaven, earth, and hell, stand all display’d, And open to thy piercing view.
1 THOU, true and only God, lead'st forth Th’ immortal armies of the sky: