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3 O may thy spirit seal our souls,

And mould them to thy will,
That our weak hearts no more may stray,

But keep thy precepts still;
4 That to perfection's sacred height

We nearer still may rise,
And all we think, and all we do,
Be pleasing in thine eyes !

| 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;
Bestower of the health that lies
On tearless cheeks and cheerful eyes!

2 Giver of sunshine and of rain!

Ripener of fruits on hill and plain!
Fountain of light, that rayed afar,
Fills the vast urns of sun and star!

3 Who send'st thy storms and frosts to bind

The plagues that rise to waste mankind;
Then breathest, o’er the naked scene,
Spring gales, and life, and tender green.

4 Yet deem we not that thus alone,

Thy mercy and thy love are shown;
For we have learned, with higher praise,
And holier names, to speak thy ways.

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-5 In wo's dark hour, our kindest stay!

Sole trust when life shall pass away!
Teacher of hopes that light the gloom
Of death, and consecrate the tomb !

6 Patient, with headstrong guilt to bear;

Slow to avenge, and kind to spare;
Listening to prayer, and reconciled
Full quickly to thy erring child !

30. L. M.

Universal Praise. Ps. CXVA.

From all that dwell below the skies
Let the Creator's praise arise!
Let the Redeemer's name be sung,
Through every land, by every tongue!

2 Eternal are thy mercies, Lord !

Eternal truth attends thy word:
Thy praise shall sound from shore to shore,
Till suns shall rise and set no more.


31. H. M.

Divine Power and Grace. Ps. CXXXVI:

1 Give thanks to God most high,

The universal Lord,
The sovereign King of kings,
And be his


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;
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,
He hears affliction's cry,

And pities and forgives.
His mercies sure,

Just themes of praise, To endless days Unchanged endure.

4 He sent his only Son,

To save us from our wo,
From error, sin, and death,

And every hurtful foe.
While earth and sky

Declare his praise, His saints shall raise His honours high.

5 Give thanks aloud to God,

To God, the heavenly King,
And let the spacious earth

His works and glories sing.
His power and grace

Are still the same; And let his name

Have endless praise!

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32. L. M.

Divine Power and Grace. Ps. CXXXVI.

1 Give to our God immortal praise ;

Mercy and truth are all his ways;
Wonders of grace to God belong :

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;
Wonders of grace to God belong :
Repeat his mercies in your song.

4 He fills the sun with morning light,

He bids the moon direct the night:
His mercies ever shall endure,
When sun and moon shall shine no more:

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;
His mercies ever shall endure,
When time and death shall be no more.


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; 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;
Peace on earth to man forgiven,
Man, the well-beloved of heaven:

Glory be to God on high !

God, whose glory fills the sky.
2 Favoured mortals, raise the song;

Endless thanks to God belong;
Hearts o'erflowing with his praise,
Join the hymns your voices raise :

Glory be, &c. 3 Call the tribes of beings round,

From creation's utmost bound;
Where the Godhead shines confessed,
There be solemn praise addressed :

Glory be, &ę.

4 Mark the wonders of his hand!

Power, no empire can withstand;
Wisdom, angels' glorious theme;
Goodness, one eternal stream:

Glory be, &e.

$ Awful being! from thy throne

Send thy promised blessings down;
Let thy light, thy truth, thy peace,
Bid our raging passions cease:

Glory be, &c.

I. Taylor.

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