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Hast thou not receiv'd him now,
That we might now receive? Art thou not our living head?
Life to our limbs impart: Shed thy love, thy spirit shed,
In ev'ry waiting heart. 3. Holy Ghost, the Comforter,
The gift of Jesus, come; Glows our heart to find thee near,
And swells to make thee room; Present with us thee we feel,
Come, o come, and in us be! With us, in us, live and dwell,
And may we dwell in thee.
IV. CREATION AND PROVIDENCE.
Hymn 132. c. M.
The creation of the world. Gen I.. 1.“ OW let a spacious world arise,“
Said the Creator-Lord;
Rose at his sov'reign word,
Confus'd and drown'd the land:
Attends on his command.
The clouds ascend and bear A wat’ry treasure to the sky,
And float on softer air. 4. The liquid element below
Was gather'd by his hand:
The rolling seas together flow
The naked globe he crown'd,
Or sun to warm the ground.
Behold the sun appears ;
To mark out months and years. 7. Out of the deep tho Almighty King
Did vital beings frame,
And fish of ev'ry name,
the lion and the worm At once their wondrous birth, And grazing beasts of various form
Rose from the teeming earth. 9. Adam was fram'd of equal clay,
Tho' sov’reign of the rest, Design'd for nobler ends than they,
With God's own image bless’d. 10. Thus glorious in the Maker's eye
The young creation stood:
His word pronounc'd it good.
Thy praise shall fill my tongue; But the new world of grace demands.
A more exalted song.
Hymn 133, L. M. God's goodness to the children of men. Psalm cvii. 31. 1.
ET the high heav'ns your songs invite,
Where sun, and moon, and planets roll,
And stars that glow from pole to pole. 2. Sing, earth in verdant robes array'd,
Its herbs and flowers, its fruits and shade;
Of fish, and fowl, and beasts, and worms. 3. View the broad sea's majestic plains,
And think how wide its maker reigns ;
And on each wave his goodness shines. 4. But ()! that brighter world above,
Where lives and reigns incarnate love!
For man a bleeding victim made.
There in the land of praise adore ;
Hymn 134. C. M.
LCreation's beauties o'er,
All nature joins to teach thy praise,
And bids our souls adore.
Thy radiant footsteps shine ;
And speak their source divine.
In earth, and sea, and air:
Almighty power declare.
In all thy works appear:
And, O! let man thy praise record,
Man, Thy distinguish'd care! 5. From thee the breath of life he drew;
That breath thy power maintains ; Thy tender mercy, ever new,
His brittle frame sustains. 6. Yet nobler favours claim his praise,
Of reason's light possess'd; By revelation's brightest rays,
Still more divinely bless'd.
With gentle, smiling rays;
Thy goodness and thy praise !
Hymn 135. č. M.
My joyful voice shall sing,
Their former and their king. 2. 'Twas his right hand that shap'd our clay,
And wrought this human frame : But from his own immediate breath
Our nobler spirits came.
And worship with our tongues :
And join th' angelic songs.
And fowls of ev'ry wing, And rocks and trees, and fires and seas).
Their various tribute bring.
And wheels of nature roll :
Around the steady pole.
6. The brightness of our Maker's name
The wide creation fills,
Beyond the heav'nly hills.
Hymn 136. L. M.
Ye nations bow with sacred joy:
He can create and he destroy.
Made us of clay, and form’d us men! And when like wand'ring sheep we stray'd,
He brought us to his fold again. 3. We'll crowd thy gates with thankful songs,
High as the heav'ns our voices raise: And earth with her ten thousand tongues,
Shall fill thy courts with sounding praise. 4. Wide as the world is thy command;
Vast as eternity thy love:
When rolling years shall cease to move.
Hymn 137. L. M.
With all the blue ethereal sky,
The work of an almighty hand.
The moon takes up the wond’rous tale,