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Whilst all the stars that round ber burn,
And spread the truth from pole to pole. 3. What though in solemn silence, all
Move round the dark terrestrial ball?
Hymn 138. L. u. 1. THERE is a God, all nature speaks, "THE
Through earth, and air, and seas, and skies; See from the clouds his glory breaks,
When the first beams of morning rise. 2. The rising sun, serenely bright,
O'er the wide world's extended frame, Inscribes in characters of light,
His mighty maker's glorious name. 3. Diffusing life, his influence spreads,
And health and plenty smile around, And fruitful fields, and verdant meads,
Are with a thousand blessing's crown'd. 4. Almighty goodness, power divine,
The fields and verdant meads display; And bless the hand which made them shine,
With various charms profusely gay. 5. For man and beast, here daily food
In wide diffusive plenty grows;
In streams sweet winding, gently flows.
8. By cooling streams, and soft'ning showers,
The vegetable race are fed,
Their maker's bounty smiling spread.
Hymn 139. c.M.
How sure is their defence!
Their help omnipotence.
Supported by thy care,
And breathe in tainted air.
High on the broken wave,
Nor impotent to save.
Obedient to thy will :
At thy command is still,
Thy goodness we'll adore,
And humbly hope for more.
Thy sacrifice shall be ;
Shall join our souls to thee.
Hymn 140. c. ». 1.
LMIGHTY Father, gracious Lord,
Kind Guardian of my days,
In songs of grateful praise.
Was thy indulgent care,
Or breathe the infant prayer.
From thy exhaustless store ;
Would count thy mercies o’er.
Thy bounteous hand would trace; Still dearer blessings claim my praise,
The blessings of thy grace.
For favours more divine;
Where all thy glories shine.
Hymn 141. C.M. 1 HEN all thy mercies, O my God,
My rising soul surveys: Transported with the view, I'm lost
In wonder, love and praise. 2. Thy providence my life sustain'd,
And all my wants redrest, When in the silent womb I lay,
Or hung upon the breast. 3. To all my weak complaints and cries
Thy mercy lent an ear, Ere yet my feeble thoughts had learn'd
To form themselves in pray'r.
4. Unnumber'd comforts on my soul
Thy tender care bestow'd,
From whom these comforts flow'd. 5. When in the slipp’ry path of youth
With heedless steps I ran,
And led me up to man. 6. Through hidden dangers, toils and deaths
It gently clear'd my way,
More to be fear'd than they.
Thy goodness I'll pursue ;
The glorious theme renew. 8. Tirough all eternity, to thee
A joyful song I'll raise :
To utter all thy praise.
Hymn 142. c. M.
Let me renew thy praise.
And for thee I must be:
Than not to live to thee.
And nothing with me brought;
Yet have I lacked nought.
My lab'ring hcad or chance;
Thy providence, most gracious God,
Is mine inheritance.
The paths wherein I tread;
Thou art about my bed.
I pass by many a pit;
Where others have been split. 7. O let
my house a temple be,
Hymn 143. L. M. 1.
Mercy and truth are all his ways : Wonders of grace to God belong :
Repeat his mercies in your song. 2. Give to the Lord of lords renown,
The King of kings with glory crown;
When lords and kings are known no more. 3. He built the earth, he spread the sky,
And fix'd the starry lights on high:
He bids the moon direct the night:
From guilt, and darkness, and the grave;