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30 may thy spirit seal our souls,
And mould them to thy will,
But keep thy precepts still;
4 That to perfection's sacred height
We nearer still may rise,
† Doddridge, altd.
29. L. M.
The Loving-kindness of our God.
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;
be -5 In wo's dark hour, our kindest stay!
Sole trust when life shall pass away!
B Patient, with headstrong guilt to bear;
Slow to avenge, and kind to spare;
1 From all that dwell below the skies
Let the Creator's praise arise!
Through every land, by every tongue! 2 Eternal are thy mercies, Lord !
Eternal truth attends thy word :
31. H. M.
Divine Power and Grace. Ps. cxxxvi:
The universal Lord,
And be his grace adored.
2 His wisdom framed the sun,
To crown the day with light;
The moon and twinkling stars, · To cheer the darksome night. Earth's utmost ends His power obey : His glorious -sway The sky transcende. 3 He doth the wants supply
Of every thing which lives,
And pities and forgives.
4 He sent his only Son,
To save us from our wo,
And every hurtful foe.
5 Give thanks aloud to God,
To God, the heavenly King,
His works and glories sing.
32. L. M.
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; His mercies ever shall endure,
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; Wonders of grace to God belong, Repeat his mercies in your song.
6 Through this short life he guides our feet,
And leads us to his heavenly seat;
Watts. 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; Man, whom thy light has given to know The source whence all his blessings flow,
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; i 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 !
2 Favoured mortals, raise the song;
Endless thanks to God belong;
Glory be, &c.
3 Call the tribes of beings round,
From creation's utmost bound;
Glory be, &c.
4 Mark the wonders of his hand !
Power, no empire can withstand;
Glory be, &e.
3 Awful being! from thy throne
Send thy promised blessings down;
Glory be, &c.