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7. These are a portion of his ways;
Hymn 2, L. M.
God far above all creatures; or man vain and mortal, Job iv. 17-21.
1. HALL the vile race of flesh and blood
3. But how much meaner things are they
4. From night to day, from day to night,
5. Almighty Power, to thee we bow;
Hymn 3. c. M.
ISE, rise, my soul, and leave the ground,
And rouse up ev'ry tuneful sound
2. Long ere the lofty skies were spread,
Or Adam form'd, or Angels made,
3. His boundless years can ne'er decrease, But still maintain their prime,
Eternity's his dwelling-place,
4. While like a tide our minutes flow,
5. The sea and sky must perishtoo, And vast destruction come:
The creatures-look! how old they grow,
6. Well, let the sea shrink all away,
And flames melt down the skies,
Hymn 4. c. M.
ET others boast how strong they be,
2. Fresh as the grass our bodies stand,
A blasting wind sweeps o'er the land,
3. Our life contains a thousand springs,
4. But 'tis our God supports our frame,
5. He spoke, and straight the heart and brain In all their motions rose,
Let blood, said he flow round each vein,
6. While we have breath, or life, or tongues, Our Maker we'll adore:
His Spirit moves our heaving lungs,
Hymn 5. c. M.
Divine wrath and mercy: from Nahum i. 1, 2, 3, &c.
His jealous eyes his wrath inflame,
2. Almighty vengeance, how it burns;
3. Those heaps of wrath, by slow degrees, Are forc'd into a flame;
But kindled, Oh! how fierce thy blaze!
4. At his approach the mountains flee,
The frighted sea makes haste away,
5. Through the wide air the weighty rocks Are swift as hail stones hurl'd;
Who dares to meet his fiery rage,
hat shakes the solid world?
6. Yet, mighty God! Thy sov'reign Grace. Sits regent on the throne,
The refuge of thy chosen race,
Hymn 6. L. M.
God's condescension to human affairs. P to the Lord, who reigns on high, And views the rations from afar, Let everlasting praises fly,
And tell how large his bounties are.
Such condescension to perform;
5. O could our thankful hearts devise
To the third heav'n our songs should rise,
Hymn 7. c. M.
God holy, just, and sovereign.
OW should the sons of Adam's race
before their God?
Job ix. 2-10.
If he contend in righteousness,
2. To vindicate my words and thoughts
3. Strong is his arm, his heart is wise;
4. Mountains by his Almighty wrath From their old seats are torn;
He shakes the earth, from South to North, And all her pillars mourn.
5. He bids the sun forbear to rise;
The obedient sun forbears;
His hand with sackcloth spreads the skies And seals up all the stars.
. He walks upon the raging sea;
Hymn 8. s. M.
Preserving grace, Jude 24, 25.
Q God the only wise,
2. 'Tis his almighty love,
Preserves us safe from sin and death,