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THE ONE LIVING AND TRUE GOD.

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ETERNAL GOD! almighty cause
Of earth, and seas, and worlds unknown!
All things are subject to thy laws;
All things depend on thee alone.

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Thy glorious being singly stands,
Of all, within itself, possest:
By none control'd in thy commands;
And in thyself completely blest.

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No other can thine honours claim,
No higher deities there are ;
No rivals bear thine awful name,
No fellow-gods thy glory share.

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Worship to thee alone belongs,
Worship to thee alone we give ;
Thine be our hearts, and thine our songs,
And to thy glory may we live !

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Spread thy grcat name thro' ev'ry land ;
All idol deities dethrone:
Subdue the world to thy command,
And reign, unrivall’d. GOD alone.

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THE GOD OF NATURE.

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Hail, king supreme! all wise and good!

To thee our thoughts we raise ; While nature's beauties, wide display'd,

Inspire our hearts with praise.

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At morning, noon, and ev'ning mild,

Fresh wonders strike our view; And while we gaze, our hearts exult

With transports ever new.

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The lofty hill, the humble lawn

With countless beauties shine; The silent grove, and awful shade

Proclaim thy pow'r divine.

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From tree to tree, a constant hymn

Employs the feather'd throng;
To thee their cheerful notes they swell,

And chant their grateful song.

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Great nature's gop ! still may these scenes

Our serious hours engage;
Still may our grateful hearts consult

Thy works' instructive page!

THE SAME.

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THERE is a GOD, all nature speaks, Thro' earth, and air, and seas, and skies: See, from the clouds his glory breaks, When the first beams of morning rise !

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The rising sun, serenely bright,
O'er the wild world's extended frame,
Inscribes, in characters of light,
His mighty maker's glorious name.

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Diffusing life, his influence spreads, And health and plenty smile around; And fruitful fields, and verdant meads, Are with a thousand blessings crown'd.

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Let curious minds, who roam abroad,
And trace creation's wonders o'er,
Confess the power of this GOD,
And him, and him alone, adore,

GOD, THB SOVEREIGN LORD OF NATURE.

With glory clad, with strength array’d, The LORD, who o'er all nature reigns, The world's foundations strongly laid, And the vast fabric still sustains.

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How surely 'stablish'd is thy throne! Which shall no change or period see; For thou, O LORD! and thou alone, Art god from all eternity.

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The seas, O LORD! lift up their voice, And toss the troubled waves on high ; But God above rebukes their noise, And straight the angry seas comply.

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Thy promise, LORD! is ever sure,
And in thy presence they shall dwell,
Who, their high station to secure;
Shall still in holiness excel.

THE PROVIDENCE OF GOD.

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Lord! how thy wonders are display'd

Where'er we turn our eyes !
If we survey the ground we tread,

Or gaze upon the skies.

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There's not a plant, or flow'r below,

But makes thy glories known;
And clouds arise, and tempests blow,

By order from thy throne.

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Creatures (as num'rous as they be)

Are subject to thy care : There's not a place where we can fice,

But God is present there.

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Thy hand is our perpetual guard,

Thou keep’st us with thine eye : Why should we then forget thee, LORD!

Who art for ever nigh?

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