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For we believe, that thou art near 3 Blest Saviour, condescend
My advocate to be:
I could not have a better friend
To plead with God for me.
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Is in glory seated, and with compassion 150.
Beholds, both fạr and near, each con-
With looks of love.
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Who bear'st our flesh and blood,
And always interced’st for us
Before the throne of God;
2 We know thou never canst forget 2 Poor sinners,sing the Lamb that dy'd!
Us thy weak members here;
Yea, when we suffer in the least,
Thou part with us wilt bear:
At what thy children feel;
Thou know'st well what we ail: 3 Was ever grace, Lord, rich as thine, 4 Thou hast a tender sympathy
Can aught so great be nam'd ? With ev'ry grief and pain;
Thou didst the same sustain.
Who lov'd and conquer'd thus; Yet thou to us art near;
And list'nest to our pray'r.
6 What shall we say for this thy love, 151. T. 595
But 'fore thee prostrate lie;
And thank thee that thou wast a man,
To all eternity.
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WITH joy, we meditate the grace.
Of our High-Priest above;
His bowels yearn with love.
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2 In all our griefs he takes a share, The bruised reed he never breaks, He knows our feeble frame;
Nor scorns the meanest name. He knows what sore temptations are,
5 Then let our humble faith address For he hath felt the same.
His mercy and his pow'r; 3 He in the days of feeble flesh, We shall obtain deliv'ring grace
Pour'd out strong cries and tears; In the distressing hour. And, in his measure, feels afresh
6 He ever lives to intercede What ev'ry member bears.
Before his Father's face ; 4 He'll never quench the smoking flax, Give him, my soul, thy cause to plead, But raise it to a flame;
Nor doubt the Father's grace.,
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VIII. Of God, as manifested in the Creation, Preserva
tion and Government of the World.
Thou stretchest to infinity,
Beyond the highest heavens seated;
Thy glorious name, thy majesty Thee to describe I am not able;
Can never be conceiv'd or meted. I can't express thy properties, [ble !
Thou art ador'd by all, Thy heights and depths unmeasura
Each must before thee fall ; Thou'rt an unfathomable sea, Whoe'er in confidence applied The God of universal nature:
To thee in his distress, True wisdom is not found in me,
Prov'd thy unbounded grace, I'm a short-sighted feeble creature.
And all his wants were well supplied. I'd place thee full in view,
And give thee praises due; 4 Counsel and deed are one with thee, learena Butwith mereweakness I'm surrounded;
And justice in thy court presideth; For all that thou art, knows Perfection's thine, without degree, Nor origin, nor close;
And love thy character abideth. Ah, here my senses are confounded !
Mercy and faithfulness most true,
And graceand goodness beyond mea-
According to thy own good pleasure. Present
Each moment of our days
Thy tender care displays,
And some new pledgeofmercy showeth.
What we are or shall be,
Must be deriv'd from thee,
From whom alone each blessing floweth.
5 Ah! who can render thee just praise? With men, thou to effect art able.
Who? tho' his heart and tongue
No temple is thy dwelling-place, Thy wisdom is unmeasurable.
Thy worship cannot be confined; 3 No limits thee can circumscribe, By building shrines, where thou shalt be,
Thy kingdom ev'ry where extendeth; No man thy proper aim attaineth; Who can thy greatness e'er describe? Thou lovest him, who trusts in thee,
Thy praise and power never endeth, And prostrate at thy feet remaineth;
What man performs for thee, 17 With longing eyes thy creatures wait
On thee for daily food;
And fills their mouths with good.
8 Sweet is the mem'ry of thy grace, But thou receivest no.accession.
My God, my heav'nly King! 6 Thy hand rewards, tho' all is thine, Let age to age thy righteousness Thou ! by whose fire thy foes must In sounds harmonious.sing
perish; pa Altko its genial warmth and shine
9 Creatures with all their endless ráce, Thy friends meanwhile doth warm
Thy pow'r and praise proclaim : and cherish.
May we, who taste thy richer grace,
Delight to bless thy name!
157.* T. 22. Thine is the kingdom, pow's, MONARCH of all, with humble fear zaled
And glory evermore!
To thee heav'n's hosts their voices
Before thy majesty;
Ev'n earth and dust thy bounties share:
Let earth and dust attempt thy praise. All that is great and holy named !
2 Before thy face, O Lord most high! 156.
Sinks all created glory down:
Yet be not wroth with me, that I
Almighty God, thou sov'reign Lord, Vile worm, draw near thy awful 'Fore thee we prostrate fall,
throne. the In heaven and on earth ador'd, 3. Of all thou the beginning art, etb; As the great Cause of all.
Of all things thou alone the end : 2 Thou canst not by our eyes be seen, On thee still fix my wav'ring heart, Thou art a spirit pure,
To thee let all my actions tend.
4 Thou, Lord, art light : thy native ray And always shalt endure.
No shade, no variation knows; 3 Present alike in ev'ry place To my dark soul thy light display, Thy Godhead we adore,
The brightness of thy face disclose, Beyond the bounds of time and
5 Thou, Lord, art love : from thee Thou dwellest evermore. 4 In wisdom infinite thou art,
Flows forth in unexhausted streams;
Let me its quick’ning virtue prove,
6 Thou, Lord, art good, and thou
With eager hope, with warm desire, But chiefly we rejoice to know Thee
may I still my portion own, Almighty God is Love !
To thee in ev'ry thought aspire. ; be 6 Thou lov'st whate'er thy hands have 7 So shall my ev'ry pow'r to thee -; Thy goodness we rehearse, [made; In love and endless praises rise ;
In shining characters display'd Yea, body, soul and spirit be
Thy ever living sacrifice.
8 Lord God almighty, ceaseless praise|2 He built the earth; he spread the sky,
In heav'n, thy throne, to thee is giy'n; And fixt the starry lights on high: Here, as in heav'n, thy name we bless, He fills the sun with morning light, For where thy presence shines, is He bids the moon direct the night. heav'n.
3 He sent his Son with pow'r to save
From guilt,from darkness and thegrave: 158. T. 14.
Wonders of grace to God belong, LONG ere the lofty skies werespread, Repeat his mercies in your song. Jehovah fill'd his throne;
4 Thro’this vainworld heguides our feet, Ere man was form’d, or angels made, And leads us to his heav'nly seat; The Maker liv'd alone.
His mercies ever shall endure, 2 His boundless years can ne'er de. When this vain world shall be no more.
But still maintain their prime, [crease, ETERNITY's his dwelling-place,
162. And ever is his time.
HIGH in the heav'ns, eternal God, 3 While like a tide our minutes flow, Thy truth shall break thro' ev'ry cloud
Thy goodness in full glory shines;
That veils on earth thỹ wise designs. And sees our ages waste.
For ever firm thy justice stands,
As mountains their foundations keep;
Great are the wonders of thy hands; 159.*
Thy judgments are a mighty deep. Lord, when thou saidst, “Solet it be," 2 Thy providence is kind and large, The heav'ns were spread, and shone,
Both man and beast thy bounty share; And this whole earth stood gloriously; The whole creation is thy charge,
Thou spak'st, and it was done; But man is thy peculiar care. The whole creation'still records, My God, how excellent thy grace!
Unto this very day, That thou art God, the Lord of lords; The sons of Adam in distress [springs
Whence all our hope and comfort Thee all things must obey.
Fly to the shadow of thy wings.
3 From the provisions of thy house
We shall be fed with sweet repast; LORD! I contemplate with delight There mercy, like a river, iows, Thy various works, both day and night: And we the living water taste. What glory shines thro' ev'ry part, Life, like a fountain rich and free, What boundless pow'r, what wond- Springs from thy presence, gracious
And in thy light divine we see [Lord,
The glories promis'd in thy word. 2 All things in beauteous form apBy thy almighty Fiat rear'd: [peard,
163.* T. 214. At last thou from the dust didst raise: Thine image, Man, unto thy praise.
I WILL sing to my Creator,
Unto God I'll render praise, 161.
Who by ev'ry thing in nature
Magnifies his tender grace. GIVE to our God immortal praise ! Nought but loving condescension Mercy and truth are all his
Still inclines his faithful heart Give to the Lord of lords renown, To support and take their part, The King of kings with glory.crown. Who pursue his blest intention.
All things to their period tend,
hath no end.
My rising soul surveys,
In wonder, love, and praise.
2 O how shall words with equal warmth Whence can my weak spirit fetch
The gratitude declare,
That glows within my ravish'd heart!
But thou canst read it there,
3 Thy providence my life sustain'd,
And all my wants redrest,
When in the silent womb I lay,
And hung upon the breast.
4. To all my weak complaints and cries With the light of living faith,
Thy mercy lent an ear,
To form themselves in pray'r.
5 Unnumber'd comforts to my soul
Thy tender care bestow'd,
Before infant-heart conceiv'd
From whom those comforts flow'd.
6 When in the slipp’ry paths of youth
Thine arm, unseen, convey'd me safe,
7 Thro' hidden dangers, toils& deaths, All things, &c.
It gently clear'd my way,
And thro’the pleasing snares of vice,
God withdrawn his favor, And when in sin and sorrow sunk,
Sav'd me in each trying case,
9 Ten thousand thousand preciousgifts All things, &c.
My daily thanks employ;
Nor is the least a cheerful heart,
That tastes those gifts with joy.
Thy goodness I'll pursue';
And after death, in heav'n with thee,
The glorious theme renew,
A joyful song I'll raise :