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47. 8, 8, 6 M.

Attendance upon religious Institutions. 1 I'll bless Jehovah's glorious name, Whose goodness heaven and earth proclaim,

With every morning light;
And at the close of every day,
To him my cheerful homage pay,

Who guards me through the night.
2 Then in his churches to appear,
And pay my humble worship there,

Shall be my sweet employ:
The day that saw my Saviour rise,
Shall dawn on my delighted eyes

With pure and holy joy.
3 With grateful sorrow in my breast,
I'll celebrate the dying feast

Of my departing Lord;
And while his perfect love I view,
His bright example I'll pursue,
And meditate his word.

Miss Daye.

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Eternal Praise for divine Goodness. 1 T'll praise my Maker with my breath, And when my voice is lost in death,

Praise shall employ my nobler powers; My days of praise shall ne'er be past, While life, and thought, and being last,

Or immortality endures..

2 Happy the man whose hopes rely On God alone: He made the sky,

And earth, and seas, with all their train; His truth for ever stands secure; He saves the oppressed; he feeds the poor,

And none shall find his promise vain.

3 The Lord hath sight to give the blind; The Lord supports the sinking mind;

He sends the contrite spirit peace: He helps the stranger in distress,

The widow and the fatherless, - And grants the prisoner sweet release.

4 He loves the good ; he knows them well;
His love their joyful lips can tell;

Their gracious God for ever reigns :
Let every tongue, let every age,
In this exalted work engage :
Praise him in everlasting strains !

Watts, altd.

49. C. M.
The unceasing Goodness of our heavenly Father,
1 Jehovah God! thy gracious power

On every hand we see;
O may the blessings of each hour

Lead all our thoughts to thee.

2 If on the wings of morn we speed

To earth's remotest bound,
Thy hand will there our footsteps lead,

Thy love, our path surround.

3 Thy power is in the ocean deeps,

And reaches to the skies;
Thine eye of mercy never sleeps,

Thy goodness never dies.

4 From morn till noon, till latest eve,

The hand of God we see;
And all the blessings we receive, ..

Ceaseless proceed from thee.
5 In all the varying scenes of time,

On thee our hopes depend;
Through every age, in every clime,
Our Father, and our Friend!

† Thomson.

50. 10 & 11 s. M.
The unrivalled Power and Dominion of God.'.
I Jehovah reigns ! let every nation hear,

And at his footstool bow with holy fear; -
Let heaven's high arches echo with his name,

And the wide-peopled earth his praise proclaim; Then send it down to hell's deep glooms resounding, Through all her caves in dreadful murmurs sounding.

2 He rules with wide and absolute command,

O’er the broad ocean and the steadfast land;
Jehovah reigns, unbounded and alone,

And all creation hangs upon his throne:
He reigns alone; let no inferior nature,
Usurp, or share the throne of the Creator.

3 This earthly globe, the creature of a day,

Though built by God's right hand, must pass awayı
And long oblivion creep o'er mortal things,

The fate of empires, and the pride of kings :
Eternal night shall veil their proudest story,
And drop the curtain o'er all human glory.
4 The sun himself, with gathering clouds oppressed,

Shall in his silent, dark pavilion rest;
His golden urn shall break, and useless lie,

Amid the common ruins of the sky;
The stars rush headlong in the wild commotion,
And bathe their glittering foreheads in the ocean.

5 But fixed, O God! forever stands thy throne :

Jehovah reigns, a universe alone:
The eternal fire that feeds each vital flame,

Collected, or diffused, is still the same :
He dwells within his own unfathomed.essence,
And fills all space with his unbounded presence.

6 But O! our highest notes the theme debase,

And silence is our least injurious praise :
Cease, cease, your songs; the daring flight control;

Revere him in the stillness of the soul :
With silent duty meekly bend before him,
And deep, within your inmost hearts, adore him.

Mrs. Barbauld.

51. c. M.

The Coming and Kingdom of Christ. Ps. xcviii.
1 Joy to the world, the Lord is come!

The long-predicted king;
Let every heart prepare him room,

And heaven and nature sing.'

2 Joy to the earth; the Saviour reigns !

Let men their songs employ;
While fields and floods, rocks, hills, and plains,

Repeat the sounding joy.
3 No more let sins and sorrows grow,"

Nor thorns infest the ground;
He comes to make his blessings flow, .

To earth's remotest bound.

4 Thus God displays his truth and grace,

And makes the nations prove
The glories of his righteousness,
And wonders of his love.

Watts, altd.

52. c. M.
God kind and merciful. Ps, cxlv. 14-19.
1 Let every tongue thy goodness speak,

Thou sovereign Lord of all!
Thy strengthening hands uphold the weak,

And raise the poor that fall.


2 When sorrow bows the spirit down,

Or want assails the breast,
Thy love can smooth the invader's frown,

And give the mourner rest.

3 The Lord supports our tottering days,

And guides our giddy youth: Holy and just are all his ways,

And all his words are truth. 4 He knows the pain his servants feel,

He hears his children cry; And their best wishes to fulfil,

His grace is ever nigh.

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