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3 O may thy spirit seal our souls,
And mould them to thy will,
But keep thy precepts still;
We nearer still may rise,
| Doddridge, alt'd.
29. L. M.
The Loving-kindness of our God.
1 FATHER! to thy kind love we owe
All that is fair and good below;
2 Giver of sunshine and of rain!
Ripener of fruits on hill and plain!
3 Who send'st thy storms and frosts to bind
The plagues that rise to waste mankind;
4 Yet deem we not that thus alone,
Thy mercy and thy love are shown;
-5 In wo's dark hour, our kindest stay!
Sole trust when life shall pass away!
6 Patient, with headstrong guilt to bear;
Slow to avenge, and kind to spare;
30. L. M.
Universal Praise. Ps. CXVA.
From all that dwell below the skies
2 Eternal are thy mercies, Lord !
Eternal truth attends thy word:
31. H. M.
Divine Power and Grace. Ps. CXXXVI:
1 Give thanks to God most high,
The universal Lord,
adored. His power and grace
Are still the
sameg And let his name Have endless praise.
2 His wisdom framed the sun,
To crown the day with light;
To cheer the darksome night.
3 He doth the wants supply
Of every thing which lives,
And pities and forgives.
Just themes of praise, To endless days Unchanged endure.
4 He sent his only Son,
To save us from our wo,
And every hurtful foe.
Declare his praise, His saints shall raise His honours high.
5 Give thanks aloud to God,
To God, the heavenly King,
His works and glories sing.
Are still the same; And let his name
Have endless praise!
32. L. M.
Divine Power and Grace. Ps. CXXXVI.
1 Give to our God immortal praise ;
Mercy and truth are all his ways;
Repeat his mercies in your song. 2 Give to the Lord of lords renown,
The King of kings with glory crown;
When lords and kings are known no more. 3. He built the earth, he spread the sky,
And fixed the starry worlds on high;
4 He fills the sun with morning light,
He bids the moon direct the night:
5 He sent his Son with power to save
From guilt, and darkness, and the grave;
6 Through this short life he guides our feet,
And leads us to his heavenly seat;
33. L. P. M.
God the unfailing Source of Good. 1 Give to the Lord, in cheerful songs, The praise that to his name belongs,
Whose goodness still unceasing flows; Repeat his name with grateful mind, Who, ever good and ever kind,
Nor change, nor variation knows.. 2 Sovereign alone of earth and sky! On thee, for every hour's supply,
Thy various creatures all depend ;
Views in his God his kindest friend !
3 Yet still our notes we'll higher raise, To celebrate in ardent praise
Eternal life through Jesus given; Thy gracious messenger he came, For ever blessed be thy name!
And pointed out the way to heaven.
| Exeter Coll.
34. P. M.
Praise to God for his Greatness and Mercy. 1 GLORY be to God on high!
God, whose glory fills the sky;
Glory be to God on high !
God, whose glory fills the sky.
Endless thanks to God belong;
Glory be, &c. 3 Call the tribes of beings round,
From creation's utmost bound;
Glory be, &ę.
4 Mark the wonders of his hand!
Power, no empire can withstand;
Glory be, &e.
$ Awful being! from thy throne
Send thy promised blessings down;
Glory be, &c.