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4 Earth, tremble on, with all thy sons, In presence of thy awful Lord, Whose power inverted nature owns,

Her only law his sov'reign word: He shakes the centre with his rod, And heaven bows down to Jacob's God. 5 Creation, varied by his hand,

The' omnipotent Jehovah knows; The sea is turn'd to solid land,

The rock into a fountain flows: And all things, as they change, proclaim The Lord eternally the same.

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S. M.

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Creator of soul and body.
ALL-CREATING God,
At whose supreme decree
My body rose, a breathing clod,-
My soul sprang forth from thee:
2 For this thou hast design'd,
And form'd me man for this-
To know and love thyself, and find
In thee my endless bliss.

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3d P. M. 4 6s & 2 8s. Greatness and condescension.

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The garments he assumes Are light and majesty: His glories shine with beams so bright, No mortal eye can bear the sight. 2 The thunders of his hand Keep the wide world in awe; His wrath and justice stand To guard his holy law; And where his love resolves to bless, His truth confirms and seals the grace.

3 Through all his mighty works
Amazing wisdom shines;
Confounds the powers of hell,

And all their dark designs;
Strong is his arm, and shall fulfil
His great decrees and sov'reign will.
4 And will this sov'reign King
Of glory condescend ;—
And will he write his name,

My Father and my Friend?
I love his Name, I love his word;
Join all my powers to praise the Lord.

78

L. M.

Omnipotence and wisdom.

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1OME, O my soul, in sacred lays, Attempt thy great Creator's praise : But O, what tongue can speak his fame? What mortal verse can reach the theme?

2 Enthroned amid the radiant spheres,
He glory like a garment wears;
To form a robe of light divine,

Ten thousand suns around him shine.
3 In all our Maker's grand designs,
Omnipotence, with wisdom, shines;
His works, through all this wondrous frame,
Declare the glory of his Name.

4 Raised on devotion's lofty wing,
Do thou, my soul, his glories sing;
And let his praise employ thy tongue,
Till list'ning worlds shall join the song.

79

C. M.

Majesty and power.

THE Lord our God is clothed with might,

The winds obey his will;

He speaks, and in his heavenly height
The rolling sun stands still.

2 Rebél, ye waves, and o'er the land
With threat'ning aspect roar;
The Lord uplifts his awful hand,
And chains you to the shore.

3 Ye winds of night, your force combine;
Without his high behest,

Ye shall not, in the mountain-pine,
Disturb the sparrow's nest.

4 His voice sublime is heard afar;
In distant peals it dies;

He yokes the whirlwind to his car,
And sweeps the howling skies.

5 Ye sons of earth, in rev'rence bend;
Ye nations, wait his nod;
And let unceasing praise ascend
In honour of our God,

80

L. M.

Omnipotence and grace.

THE

HE earth, with all her fulness, owns
Jehovah for her sov'reign Lord;
The countless myriads of her sons
Rose into being at his word.

2 His word did out of nothing call

The world, and founded all that is; Launch'd on the floods this solid ball, And fix'd it in the floating seas.

3 But who shall quit this low abode-
Who shall ascend the heavenly place,
And stand upon the mount of God,
And see his Maker face to face?

4 The man whose hands and heart are clean
That blessed portion shall receive;
He who by grace is saved from sin,
Shall with his God in glory live:-

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5 He shall obtain the starry crown;
And, number'd with the saints above,
The God of his salvation own,
The God of his salvation love.

81

S. M.

Bounteous in mercy and goodness.

MY Maker and my King,

To thee my owe;
all I
Thy sov'reign bounty is the spring
Whence all my blessings flow.

2 The creature of thy hand,
On thee alone I live;
My God, thy benefits demand

More praise than I can give.
3 0, let thy grace inspire

My soul with strength divine;
Let all my powers to thee aspire,
And all my days be thine.

82

L. M.

From everlasting to everlasting.
RE mountains rear'd their forms sublime,

Before the birth of ancient time,

From everlasting thou art God.
2 A thousand ages, in their flight,

With thee are as a fleeting day;
Past, present, future, to thy sight

At once their various scenes display. 3 But our brief life's a shadowy dream,

A passing thought, that soon is o'er,-
That fades with morning's earliest beam,
And fills the musing mind no more.
4 To us, O Lord, the wisdom give,

Each passing moment so to spend,
That we at length with thee may live

Where life and bliss shall never end.

83

C. M.

Omniscience.

LORD, all I am is known to thee;

In my

To shun thy presence, or to flee
The notice of thine eye.

2 Thy all-surrounding sight surveys
My rising and my rest,
My public walks, my private ways,
The secrets of my breast.

3 My thoughts lie open to thee, Lord,
Before they're form'd within,

And ere my lips pronounce the word,
Thou know'st the sense I mean.

4 0 wondrous knowledge! deep and high: Where can a creature hide?

Within thy circling arms I lie,
Beset on every side.

5 So let thy grace surround me still, And like a bulwark prove,

To guard my soul from every ill,
Secured by sov'reign love.

84

C. M.

Omniscience and omnipresence.

FA

ATHER of spirits, nature's God, Our thoughts are known to thee; Thou, Lord, canst hear each idle word, And every action see.

2 Could we, on morning's swiftest wings,
Fly through the trackless air,
Or dive beneath deep ocean's springs,
Thy presence would be there.

3 In vain may guilt attempt to fly,
Conceal'd by darkest night;
One glance from thy all-piercing eye
Can bring it all to light.

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