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KIPPIS.

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God Incomprehensible. 1 Grrat God, in vain man's narrow view

Attempts to look thy nature through: Our laboring powers with reverence own

Thy glories never can be known. 2 Not the high seraph's mighty thought,

Who countless years his God has sought, Such wondrous height or depth can find,

Or fully trace thy boundless mind. 3 And yet thy kindness deigns to show

Enough for mortal minds to know; While wisdom, goodness, power divine, Through all thy works and conduct shine.

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4 Oh may our souls with rapture trace

Thy works of nature and of grace, Explore thy sacred truth, and still Press on to know and do thy will !

1 LORD, thou hast searched and seen me

through: Thine eye commands, with piercing view, My rising and my resting hours, My heart and flesh, with all their powers

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2 My thoughts, before they are my own,

Are to my God distinctly known;
He knows the words I mean to speak,
Ere from my opening lips they break.

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The Just lind.

HYMNS OF THE SPIRIT

3 Within thy circling power I stand; | 153.

On every side I find thy band :
Awake, asleep, at home, abroad,

1 The Lord is just; this is his throne: I am surrounded still with God.

The world his righteousness shall own;

Yea, all the world with awe shall see 4 Oh may these thoughts possess my breast, He reigns and rules in equity.

Where'er I rove, where'er I rest;
Nor let my weaker passions dare

2 His perfect law the world surrounds, Consent to sin, for God is there!

And sets to every wrong its bounds;
Through ways ost hid from human sight,

Makes sure the triumph of the right. 152.

Providence.
1 High in the heavens, eternal God,

3 Ye troubled spirits, seek his face,

And rest upon his righteousness;
Thy goodness in full glory shines ;
Thy truth shall break through every cloud

Let sacred courage fill your hearts,
That veils and darkens thy designs.

The strength the righteous God imparta 2 For ever firm thy justice stands,

4 Let none who suffer wrong despair; As mountains their foundations keep:

The God of justice bears their prayer: Wise are the wonders of thy hands;

Let none dare break his statutes pure; Thy judgments are a mighty deep.

God's justice, though it wait, is sure.

WATTS.

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3 Life, like a fountain, rich and free,

Springs from the presence of my Lord;
And in thy light our souls shall see
The glories promised in thy word.

5 Just is our God, for ever just;

Upon this rock I fix my trust :
This faith shall every fear remove;
His justice is his perfect love.

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I will that men pray everyrohere."

METHODIST COL. 12 Thou didst form me by thy power; | THEY who seek the throne of grace, Thou wilt guide me, hour by hour: Find that throne in every place:

All my times shall ever be If we live a life of prayer,

Ordered by thy wise decree, – God is present everywhere.

3 Times of sickness, times of health; 2 In our sickness, in our health;

Times of penury and wealth; In our want, or in our wealth,

Times of trial and of grief; If we look to God in prayer,

Times of triumph and relief; God is present everywhere.

4 Times temptation's power to prove; 8 When our earthly comforts fail,

Times to taste a Saviour's love: When the woes of life prevail,

All is fixed, the means and end, "Tis the time for earnest prayer:

As shall please my heavenly Friend. God is present everywhere. ( Then, my soul, in every strait,

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God our Teacher. METU. OUL To thy Father, come and wait;

1 LORD, that I may learn of thee, He will answer every prayer:

Give me true simplicity; God is present everywhere.

Wean my soul, and keep it low,

Willing thee alone to know. 155. Our Times in the Hand of God RYLAND | SOVEREIGN Ruler of the skies,

2 Let me cast my reeds aside, Ever gracious, ever wise,

All that feeds my knowing pride ; All my times are in thy hand,

Not to man, but God, submit, All events at thy command.

Lay my reasonings at thy feet;

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BOW RINA

8 Of my boasted wisdom spoiled,

Docile, helpless as a child;
Only seeing in thy light,
Only walking in thy might.

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God our Shepherd. Ps. 23. MERRIOK 1 Lo, my Shepherd's hand divine !

Want shall never more be mine:
In a pasture fair and large,
He shall feed his happy charge.

158. All from God. Morning or Evening. 1 Father, thy paternal care

Has my guardian been, my guide; Every hallowed wish and prayer Has thy hand of love supplied : Thine is every thought of bliss, Left by hours and days gone by, Every hope thy offspring is,

Beaming from futurity 2 Every sun of splendid ray;

Every moon that shines serene; Every morn that welcomes day; Every evening's twilight scene; Every hour which wisdom brings ; Every incense at thy shrine, These, and all life's holiest things, And its fairest, — all are thine.

9 When I faint with summer's heat,

Ile shall lead my weary feet
To the streams that, still and slow,
Through the verdant meadows flow.

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3 lle my soul anew shall frame;

And, his mercy to proclaim,
When through devious paths I stray,
Teach my steps the better way.

3 And, for all, my hymns shall rise

Daily to thy gracious throne:
Thither let my asking eyes
Turn, unwearied, righteous One.
Through life's strange vicissitude,
There reposing all my care;
Trusting still, through ill and good,
Fixed and cheered and counselled thera

1 Constant, to my latest end,

Thou my footsteps shalt attend; And shalt bid thy hallowed dome Yield me an eternal home.

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God's Power over his Works.

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H. K. Waith | 2 The whole in every part proclaims 1 The Lord our God is full of might,

Thy infinite good-will: The winds obey his will;

It shines in stars, and flows in streams, IIe speaks, and in his heavenly height

And bursts from every hill. The rolling sun stands still. 2 Rebel, ye waves, and o'er the land,

3 We view it o'er the spreading main, With threatening aspect, roar:

And heavens which spread more wide The Lord uplifts his awful hand,

It drops in gentle showers of rain, And chains you to the shore.

And rolls in every tide.

8 Howl, winds of night, your force combine: 4 Long hath it been diffused abroad, Without his high behest,.

Through ages past and gone; Ye shall not in the mountain pine

Nor ever can exhausted be, Disturb the sparrow's nest.

But still keeps flowing on. 4 Ye nations, bend, in reverence bend; Ye monarchs, wait his nod;

5 Through the whole earth it pours supplies, And bid the choral song ascend,

Spreads joy through every part: To celebrate our God.

Oh may such love attract my eyes,

And captivate my heart;
Universal Goodness of God.
1 LORD, thou art good; all nature shows 6 My highest admiration raise,
Its mighty Author kind:

My best affections move;
Thy bounty through creation flows, Employ my tongue in songs of praise
Full, frce, and unconfined.

And fill my heart with love!

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BROWNE

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