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THE ONE LIVING AND TRUE GOD.
ETERNAL GOD! almighty cause
Thy glorious being singly stands,
No other can thine honours claim,
Worship to thee alone belongs,
Spread thy grcat name thro' ev'ry land ;
THE GOD OF NATURE.
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.
At morning, noon, and ev'ning mild,
Fresh wonders strike our view; And while we gaze, our hearts exult
With transports ever new.
The lofty hill, the humble lawn
With countless beauties shine; The silent grove, and awful shade
Proclaim thy pow'r divine.
From tree to tree, a constant hymn
Employs the feather'd throng;
And chant their grateful song.
Great nature's gop ! still may these scenes
Our serious hours engage;
Thy works' instructive page!
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 !
The rising sun, serenely bright,
Diffusing life, his influence spreads, And health and plenty smile around; And fruitful fields, and verdant meads, Are with a thousand blessings crown'd.
Let curious minds, who roam abroad,
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.
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.
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.
Thy promise, LORD! is ever sure,
THE PROVIDENCE OF GOD.
Lord! how thy wonders are display'd
Where'er we turn our eyes !
Or gaze upon the skies.
There's not a plant, or flow'r below,
But makes thy glories known;
By order from thy throne.
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.
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?