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41. L. P. M.
The Works and Word of God. Ps. xix.
1 GREAT GOD, the heaven's well ordered frame Declares the glories of thy name;
There thy rich works of wonder shine:
Of boundless power, and skill divine.
2 From night to day, from day to night,
Lectures of heavenly wisdom read;
And neither sound nor language need.
3 Yet their divine instructions run Wide as the circuit of the sun,
And every nation knows their voice; The sun, in robes of splendor dressed, Breaks from the chambers of the east,
Moves round, and makes the earth rejoice, 4 Where'er he spreads his beams abroad, He speaks the majesty of God:
All nature joins to show thy praise: Thus God in every creature shines, Bright in the book of nature's lines,
But brighter in the book of grace.
· 42. L. M.
For the Lord's Day Morning..
Demands our souls' collected powers;
2 Hence, ye vain cares and trifles, ily; i
Where God resides, appear no more :-
Can every secret thought explore. 3 The word of life dispensed to-day,
Invites us to a heavenly feast;
Be every heart an humble guest!
Oh may thy word, with life divine,
† Mrs. Steele
43. C. M.
: The God of Nature invoked. 1 Hailgreat Creator, wise and good!
To thee our songs we raise :
Invites us to thy praise.
2 At morning, noon, and evening mild,
Fresh wonders strike our view;
With transports ever new,
3 Thy glory beams in every star
Which gilds the gloom of night;
With rays of cheerful light.
4 The lofty hill, the humble vale,
With countless beauties shine:
Proclaim thy power divine.
5 Great nature's God! still may these scenes ::
Our serious hours engage;
Thy works' instructive page! . .
6 And while, in all thy wondrous works,
Thy varied love we see;
Gentleman's Magazing. I
44. L. M.
The Perfections and Providence of God. Ps. xxxvi. 5—9. 1 High in the heavens, eternal God!"
Thy goodness in full glory shines ;
2 For ever firm thy justice stands, "
As mountains their foundations keep ;
3 Thy providence is kind and large;
Both man and beast thy bounty share :
4 O God! how excellent thy grace! .- **
Thence all our hope and comfort spring ; In fear, in trouble, and distress, We'll seek the shadow of thy wing.
5 The living bread thy word bestows,
Will fainting souls with strength renew;
8 Life, like a fountain rich and free,
Springs from the goodness of the Lord;
. . . 45. 78. M.
· Humble Adoration.
Be thy glorious name adored ;
% Though unworthy, Lord! thine ear,
Deign our humble songs to hear;
3 While on earth ordained to stay, Guide our footsteps in thy way; Then on high we'll joyful raise
Songs of everlasting praise.
Hail, celestial goodness, hail !
· Salisbury Coll.
The Book of Grace. Ps. xis.
To souls benighted and distressed !
Thy promise leads the heart to rest.
While gospel-truth and grace divine
And make the willing spirit thine,
3 From the discoveries of thy law
Be these our study and delight :
Become well-pleasing in thy sight.
4 Oh may thy word those faults reveal,
And from presumptuous sins restrain!