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Before the glory of his face,

With joys divinely great. 4. Then all the chosen seed

Shall meet around the throne,
Shall bless the conduct of his grace,

And make his wonders known. 5. To our Redeemer-God,

Wisdom and pow'r belongs,
Immortal crowns of majesty,

And everlasting songs.

Hymn 9. L.M.
God dwells with the humble and penitent.

Isaiah lvii. 15, 16.
HUS saith the high and lofty One,

“I sit upon my holy throne;
“ My name is God, I dwell on high,

“ And fill my own eternity.
2. “ But I descend to worlds below,

“ On earth I have a mansion too;
“ And never from the contrite heart.

“ And humble soul will I depart. 3.“ The broken spirit I revive,

“ I bid the mourning sinner live,
“ Heal all the broken hearts I find,

And ease the sorrows of the mind. 4.“ When I contend against their sin,

« I make them know how vile they've been ; “ But should my wrath forever smoke, « Their souls would sink beneath

my

stroke.". 5. O may thy pard'ning grace be nigh,

Lest we should faint, despair and die!
Thus shall our better thoughts approve
The methods of thy chastening love..

Hymn 10. c. M.

The goodness of God. Nahum i. 7.
1. E humble souls, approach your God,

With song's
For he is good, immensely good,

And kind are all his ways.
2. All nature owns his guardian care,

In him we live and move; But nobler benefits declare

The wonders of his love. 3. He gave his Son, his only Son,

To ransom rebel worms; 'Tis here he makes his goodness known

In its diviner forms. 4. To this dear refuge, Lord, we come,

'Tis here our hope relies; A safe defence, a peaceful home,

When storms of trouble rise.
5. Thine eye beholds, with kind regard,

The souls who trust in thee;
Their humble hope thou wilt reward,

With bliss divinely free.
6. Great God, to thy Almighty love,

What honours shall we raise? Not all the raptur'd songs above,

Can render equal praise.

Hymn 11. C.M.

The wisdom of God in his works. 1. ONGS of immortal praise belong

To my almighty God:
He hath my heart, and he my tongue,

To spread his name abroad. 2. How great the works his hand hath wrought!

How glorious in our sight!

And men in ev'ry age have sought

His wonders with delight.
3. How most exact is nature's frame!

How-wise th' Eternal mind!
His counsels never change the scheme,

That his first thoughts design'd.
Ą. When he redeem'd his chosen sons,

He fix'd his cov'nant sure:
The orders that his lips pronounce

To endless years endure.
5, Nature and time, and earth and skies,

Thy heav'nly skill proclaim: What shall we do to make us wise,

But learn to read thy name?
6. To fear thy pow'r to trust thy grace,

Is our divinest skill;
And he's the wisest of our race

Who best obeys thy will.

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To shun thy presence, or to flee

The notice of thine eye.
2. Thy all-surrounding sight surveys

My rising and my rest,
My public walks, my private ways,

And secrets of my breast.
3. My thoughts lie open to thee, Lord,

Before they're form’d within ; * And ere my lips pronounce the word,

Thou knowst the sense I mean. 4. O wondrous knowledge, deep and high!

Where can a creature hide?

Within thy circling arms I lie,

Beset on ev'ry side.
5. So let thy grace surround me still,

And like a bulwark prove,
To guard my soul from ev'ry ill,

Secur'd bý sov'reign love.

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Hymn 13. C.M. The wisdom of God in the formation of man. 1. HEN I with pleasing wonder stand, And all my

frame survey, Lord 'tis thy work;

I

own, thy hand,
Thus built my humble clay.
2. Thy hand my heart and reins possest,

Where unborn nature grew;
Thy wisdom all my features trac'd,

And all my members drew.
3. Thine eye with nicest care survey'd

The growth of ev'ry part: 'Till the whole scheme thy thoughts had laid

Was copied by thine art. 4. Heav'n, earth, and sea, and fire, and wind,

Shew me thy wondrous skill;
But I review myself, and find

Diviner wonders still.
5. Thine awful glories round me shine,

My flesh proclaims thy praise ;
Lord, to thy works of nature join

Thy miracles of grace.

Hymn 14. C.M.

Creating wisdom.

1.

E we praise,

Thee the Creation sings,
With thy loud name, rocks, hills and seas,

And heav'n's high palace rings.

2. Thy glories blaze all nature round;

And strike the gazing sight Through skies, and seas, and solid ground,

With terror and delight. 3. Infinite strength, and equal skill,

Shine through the worlds abroad; Our souls with vast amazement fill,

And speak the builder God. 4. But the sweet beauties of thy grace

Our softer passions move; Pity divine in Jesus' face

We see, adore, and love.

Hymn 15. C.M.

The Infinite. 1, HY names how infinite they be!

Great Everlasting One! Boundless thy might and majesty,

And unconfin'd thy throne. 2. Thy glories shine of wond'rous size,

And wond'rous large thy grace; Immortal day breaks from thine eyes,

And Gabriel veils his face. 3. Thine essence is a vast abyss,

Which angels cannot sound,
An ocean of infinities,

Where all our thoughts are drown'd. 4, The mysťries of creation lie

Beneath enlighten'd minds,
Thoughts can ascend above the sky,

And fly before the winds.
5. Reason may grasp the massy hill,

And stretch from pole to pole,
But half thy name our spirit fills,

And overloads our soul.

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