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6. In vain our haughty reason swells,
For nothing's found in Thee But boundless unconceivables,
And vast eternity.
Hymn 16. C. M.
Sovereignty and Grace. 1. THE Lord! how fearful is his name!
How wide is his command! Nature with all her moving frame,
Rests on his mighty hand.
And light his awful robe
He manages the globe.
In all their shining forms, His Sovereign eye looks through them all,
And pities mortal worms.
In sweet compassion moves;
And takes his title Love
And sway us as he will,
We are his fav’rites still.
The tongue no more complain ; *Tis sovereign Love tirat lends our joys,
And love resumes again.
Hymn 17. L.M.
Thy grace employ my thankful tongue,
Till death improve the grateful song. 2. The wings of ev'ry hour shall bear
Some thankful tribute to thine ear,
New works of duty done for thee.
Thy greatness all our thoughts exceeds;
Vast and unceasing be thy praise.
Let ev'ry age thy praises spread;
II. The CHARACTER, ACTIONS, SUFFERINGS, and GLORY of CHRIST.
Hymn 18. L. M. The deity and humanity of Christ, John i. 1, 3, 14.
and Col. i. 16. and Eph. iii. 9, 10.
E a abroad,
From everlasting was the Word !
And must divinely be ador'd.
By him supported all things stand;
And angels fly at his command. 3. Ere sin was born, or Satan fell,
He led the host of morning stars ;
4. But lo! he leaves those heav'nly forms,
The word 'descends and dwells in clay,
Dress’d in such feeble flesh as they 5. Mortals with joy behold his face,
Th' eternal Father's only Son,
When thro' his eyes the Godhead shone! 6. Arch-angels leave their high abode,
To learn new myst’ries here, and tell
Hymn 19. S. M. Christ the wisdom of God. Prov. viii. 1, 22-23. 1. HALL wisdom
The voice of God's eternal Word.
Deserves it no regard? 2.“ I was his chief delight,
“ His everlasting Son, “ Before the first of all his works,
6 Creation was begun. 3. “Upon the empty-air
The earth was balanc'd well:
“ The sons of men should dwell.. 4.“ My busy thoughts at first
« On their salvation ran, 6. Ere sin was born, or Adam's dust
Was fashion'd to a man.
6 Ye children and be wise,
Thie man that shuns them dies.”
Hymn 20. L. Mi
Our spirits bow before thy feet;
And worship at thine awful feet. 2. Thy pow'r hath form’d, thy wisdom sways
All nature with a sov'reign word:
The will of their superior Lord. 3. Mercy and truth unite in one,
And smiling sit at thy right hand;
And vengeance waits thy dread command. 4. A thousand seraphs strong and bright
Stand round the glorious Deity;
Pretends comparison with thee?
Jesus, array'd in flesh and blood,
A full equality with God.
Their essence is for ever one,
The Father God, and God the Son,
With equal honours be ador'd;
Hymn 21. C. M.
ORTALS, awake, with Angels join,
Joy, love, and gratitude, combine
To hail th'auspicious day.
In sweet seraphic fire
And strung and tun'd the lyre.
And loud the echo rollid;
'Twas more than heav'n could hold. 4. Down thro' the portals of the sky
Th’ impetuous torrent ran; And Angels flew with eager joy
To bear the news to man.
And glory leads the song;
Th' harmonious, Angel-throng. 6. With joy the chorus we'll repeat,
“ Glory to God on high; 6 Good-will and peace are now complete,
" Jesus was born to die."
Redeemer, brother, friend!
Thy praise shall never end.
Hymn 22. c. M.
Luke ii. 8_15.
All seated on the ground, (night, The angel of the Lord came down,
And glory shone around. 2." Fear not," said he, for mighty dread
Had seiz'd their troubled mind;