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6 Great God, how infinite art throu!
How frail and weak are we!
And pay their praise to thee. 21.
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LL-POW'RFUL, self-existent God,
Who all creation dost sustain! Thou wast, and art, and art to come;
And everlasting is thy reign. & Fix'd and eternal as thy days,
Each glorious attribute divine, Throʻages infinite, shall still
With unciminished lustre shine. 3 Fountain of being! source of good"
Immutable clost thou remain; Nor can the shadow of a change
Obscure the glories of thy reign. % Nature her order shall reverse,
Revolving seasons cease their round; Nor spring appear with blooming pride,
Nor autumn be with plenty crown'd: 5 Yon shining orbs forget their
course; The sun his destin'd path forsake; And burning desolation mark
Amid the world his wandring track: 6 Earth may with all her pow'rs dissolve,
If such the great Creator's will: But thou for ever art the same;
“I am" is thy memorial still. 22.
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God almighty. * G'VE to the Lord, ye sons of fame,
Give to the Lord renown and pow? Ascribe due honours to his name, And his eternal might adore
& The Lord proclaims his pow'r aloud,
O'er the vast ocean and the land; His voice divides the wat’ry cloud,
And lightnings blaze at his command 3 He speaks, and howling tempests rise,
And lay the forest bare around;
Confess the terror of the sound.
And palaces and temples shake. The mountains tremble at the noise,
The valleys roar, the deserts quake. 5 The Lord sits sov'reign o'er the flood;
The Thund'rer reigns for ever King; But makes his church his blest abode,
Where we his awful glories sing. 6 We see no terrors in his name,
But in our God a Father find.
Speaks comfort to the pious mind.
(36.) C. M. I 'TWAS God who hurl?d the rolling spheres
And stretch'd the boundless skies; Who form'd the plan of endless years,
And bade the ages rise.
Immense and unconfin’d:
And rides upon the wind.
Loud thunder's round him roar: All hear'n attends him, as he flies;
All hell proclaims his pow'r. He scatters nations with his breath; 1st scatter'd nations fly:
Blue pestilence and wasting death,
Confess the Godhead nigh.
Falil his high command:
And own his ruling handi 24.
Clouds on clouds portentous spread,
Hung o'er nature's shrinking head: When the lightning breaks from high,
God is coming God is nigh! 2 Then we hear his chariot wheels,
As the mighty thunder rolls; Nature, startled nature reels,
From the centre to the poles: Then the ocean, earth, and sky,
Tremble as he passes by! 3 Darkness, wild with horror, forms
His mysterious hiding-place; Should he from his ark of storms,
Rend the veil and show his face, At the judgment of his eye,
All the universe would die. 4 God of vengeance! from above,
While thine awful bolts are hurl'd,
Spare!-O spare a guilty world!
(37.) L M. God omniprésent and omniscient. 'LORD), thou hast search’dand seen me through;
Thine eye commands, with piercing view, My rising and my resting hours, My heart and desh, with all teir pow'rs.
Could I so false, so faithless prove,
Or from thy dreadful glory run? 3 If, mounted on a morning ray,
I fly beyond the western sea;
And there arrest thy fugitive.
Beneath the spreading veil of night;
Would kindle darkness into day. 5 The veil of night is no disguise,
No screen from thy all-searching eyes.
Through midnight shades, as blazing noon. 5 O may these thoughts possess my breast,
Where'er I rove, where'er I rest!
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In vain my soul would try
The notice of thine eye.
My rising and iny rest,
And secrets of my breast.
Before they're form’d within;
Thou know'st the sense I mean.
Within lay circling arms I lie,
Beset on ev'ry side..
And like a bulwark prove,
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To my almighty God:
To spread his name abroal. 2 How great the works his hand hath wrought!
How glorious in our sight!
His wonders with delight.
How wise th' eternal mind!
That his first thoughts design'd.
He fix'd his cov'nant sure:
To endless years endue.
Thy heav'nly skill proclaim.
But learn to read thy name?
Is our divinest skill;
Who best obeys thy will. 28.
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God holy and just. "HLY and rev'rend is the name Of our eternal King.