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Whose anger is so slow to rise,
So ready to abate.
And, when his wrath is felt,
And lighter than our guilt.
Åbove the ground we tread, So far the riches of his grace
Our highest thoughts exceed. 4 His grace subdues our sins;
And his forgiving love,
Doth all our guilt remove. 5 The pity of the Lord
To those who fear his name, Is such as tender parents feel;
He knows our feeble frame. 6 Our days are as the grass,
Or like the morning flower!
It withers in an hour.
To endless years endure;
(31.) L. M. 37.
The glory of God. 1 sons of men, in sacred lays,
Attempt the great Creator's praise; But who an equal song can frame?
What verse can reach the lofty theme? 2 He sits enthron'd amidst the spheres,
And glory like a garment wears;
3 Before his throne a shining band
Of cherubs and of seraphs stand;
Outstrip the rapid speed of light. 4 To God all nature owes its birth,
He form’d this pondrous globe of earth,
And measur'd out the azure sky. 5 In all our Maker's grand designs,
Omnipotence with wisdom shines.
Bear the great impress of his name. • Rais'd on devotion's lofty wing,
Let us his high perfections sing.
C. M. 38.
God is Love, 1 John, iv. 8.
MID the splendours of thy state,
My God, thy love appears With the soft radiance of the moon
Among a thousand stars. 2 Nature through all her ample round
Thy boundless power proclaims, And, in melodious accent, speak.
The goodness of thy names.
Our solemn awe excite;
O’erwhelm us with delight.
Thunders thy dreadful name;
The honours of the Lamb.
In ev'ry work thy hands have fram'd;
Thy love supremely shines.
Through earth and heaven above,
L. M. 39.
A Song of Praise to God.
Let all mankind their tribute bring;
In songs of never-ceasing praise.
And wider heavens stretch'd o'er our head, A large and solemn temple frame
To celebrate its Builder's fame.
As through the sky he makes his way,
The boundless sov’reignty of God.
And with the day his voice expires,
And through the night the praise prolong. 5 The list’ning earth with rapture hears
The harmonious music of the spheres;
That God is wise, and good, and great. 6 But man, endow'd with nobler powers,
His God in nobler strains adores;
As well as sing with tuneful tongue. 40.
(309.) L. M.
E Thy peerless
splendours none can bear;
But darkness veils seraphio eyes;
When God with all his glory's there. 2 Yet faith can pierce the awful gloom,
The great Invisible can see;
In fix'd regards, great God? to thee. 3 Then ev'ry tempting form of sin,
Aw'd by thy presence, disappears;
The likeness, it contemplates, wears. 4 0 ever conscious to my heart!
Witness to its supreme desire;
For it hath caught the heav'nly fire. 5 This one petition would I urge:
To bear thee ever in my sight!
My only portion and delight.
C. M. 41. The Doctrine and Use of the Tornity
Eph. ii. 18.
Immortal praise we give,
And bid us rebels live.
Who makes thine anger cease;
Immortal glory, given,
4 Let men, with their united voice,
Adore th' eternal God,
Through nations far abroad.
One general song to raise;
In harmony and praise. 42.
L. M. A Song of Praise to the ever-blessed Trinden 1 BLESS'D be the Father and his love;
To whose celestial source we owe Rivers of endless joy above,
And rills of comfort here below. 2 Glory to thee, great Son of God,
From whose dear wounded body rolls
Pardon and life for dying souls.
Who in our hearts of sin and wo
And into boundless glory flow.
And God the Spirit, we adore,
P. M. 43.
To the Trinity
Teach us how to worship thee:
Wonders in thy nature meet;
With Society complete.