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Let ev'ry tongue thy goodness speak,
Thou sov’reign Lord of all! Thy strength’ning hands uphold the weak,
And raise the poor that fall.
When sorrow bows the spirit down,
Or virtue lies distrest
Thou giv'st the suff'rers rest.
Thy love supports our aged days,
And guides our thoughtless youth; Holy and just are all thy ways,
And all thy words are truth.
Thou know'st the pains thy servants feel;
Thou hear’st thy children's cry; And their best wishes to fulfil
Thou art for ever nigh.
Thy mercy never will remove
From men of heart sincere :
Is join'd with holy fear.
THE COMPASSION OF GOD TO HUMAN TRAILTY.
And make that name our trust, Which rais'd at first this curious frame From mean and lifeless dust.
The fabric of a day;
But moulder back to clay.
Yet, LORD! whate'er is felt or fear'd,
This thought is our repose, That he, by whom this frame was rear'd,
Its various frailties knows.
Gently supported by thy love,
Wé tend to realms of peace; Where ev'ry pain shall far remove,
And ev'ry frailty cease.
GOD OUR CONSTANT BENEFACTOR.
Great God! to thee our grateful tongues
United thanks shall raise :
Which celebrate thy praise.
From thine alınighty forming hand
Wc drew our vital pow'rs;
In all its circling hours.
Thy pow'r, our ever-present guard,
From ev'ry ill defends;
Our help from thee descends,
Beneath the shadow of thy wings
How sweet is our repose ;
From whence our comfort flows.
In celebration of thy praise,
We will employ our breath : And, walking stedfast in thy ways,
Will triumph ev’n in death.
THE INCOMPREHENSIBILITY OF GOD.
CAN creatures, to perfection, find
God is a king of pow'r unknown;
I Ý He frowns, and darkness veils the moon, The fainting sun grows dim at noon:. The pillars of heav'n's starry roof Tremble and shake at his reproof.
These are a portion of God's ways !
1 GREAT GOD! in vain man's narrow view Attempts to look thy nature through : Our lab'ring' pow'rs with reverence own Thy glories never can be known.
Not the high seraph's mighty thought, Who countless years his God has sought, Such wondrous height or depth can find, Or fully trace thy boundless mind.
Yet, LORD, thy kindness deigns to show Enough for mortal minds to know; While wisdom, goodness, pow'r divine, Thro' all thy works and conduct shine.
O! may our joyous hearts survey