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!i The sacred truths his lips pronounce
— 3 Lord God of hosts—thy wondrous ways
Are stmg by saints above: f And saints on earth their honors raise
To thy unchanging love.
89 Fourth Part. C. M. Spencer
The Majesty of God.
P 1 WITH reverence let the saints appear,
mf 2 Great God, how high thy glories rise !
3 The northern pole and southern rest
«=>4 Thy words the raging winds control,
<. And rule the boisterous deep ;
x Thou mak'st the sleeping billows roll,
> The rolling billows sleep.
f "5 Heaven, earth, and air, and sea are thine,
>. And the dark world of hell;
< How did thine arm in vengeance shine,
> When Egypt durst rebel.
">p C Justice and judgment are thy throne, mf Yet wondrous is thy grace!
. While truth and mercy, joined in one, ;> Invite us near thy face.
89 Fifth Part. C. M. Cambridge.
Rejoicing in the Gospel. '' 1 BLEST are the souls, who hear and know The gospel's joyful sound ; Peace shall attend the path they go, And light their steps surround.
2 Their^oy shall bear their spirits up, Through their Redeemer's name ; His righteousness exalts their hope, , Nor Satan dares condemn, f 3 The Lord, our glory and defence,
Strength and salvation gives^ ' Israel, thy King forever reigns, Thy God forever lives.
89 Sixth Part. L. P. M. St. Helen's.
Death and the Resurrection.
1 THINK, mighty God, on feeble man,
Short from the cradle to the grave ;
With skill to fly—or power to save ?
2 Lord, shall it be forever said,
For sickness, sorrow, and the dust ?"
Lord, whore's thy kindness to the just ?
3 Hast thou not promised to thy Son,
But flesh and sense indulge despair :
And find a resurrection there.
4 Forever blessed be the Lord,
For all their toil, reproach, and pain:
And each repeat his loud Ameu.
90 First Part. L. M. Bath.
Divine Immutability and human Frailty. mf 1 npHROUGH every age, eternal God, Thou art our rest—our safe abode : High was thy throne, ere heaven was made, Or°earth thy humble footstool laid.
2 Long hadst thou reigned,* ere time began,
P 3 But man—weak man—is born to die,
4 Death, like an ever-flowing stream,
— 5 Teach us, O Lord, how frail is man ;
90 Second Part. C. M. Grafton.
1 O GOD, our help in ages past,
Our hope for years to come :
2 Beneath the shadow of thy throne,
Thy saints have dwelt secure: < Sufficient is thine arm alone, f And our defence is sure.
3 Before the hills in order stood,
Or earth received her frame,
P 4 Thy word commands our flesh to dust,
"Return, ye sons of men ;" — All nations rose from earth at first,
And turn to earth again.
">' 5 O God, our help in ages past,
Our hope for years to come, «£> Be thou our guard, while troubles last,
And our eternal home.
Third Part. C. M. Bangor.
1 O LORD, the saviour and defence
Of all thy chosen race,
2 Before the lofty mountains rose,
Or earth received its frame, From everlasting thou art God, To endless years the same.
3 Thou turnest man, O Lord, to dust,
Of which he first was made;
A For in thy sight a thousand years
5 So teach us, Lord, th' uncertain sum
Fourth Part. C. M. Medfield.
1 RETURN, O God of love—return;
Earth is a tiresome place :
2 Let heaven succeed our painful years ;
Let sin and sorrow cease ; And in proportion to our tears, So make our joys increase.
3 Thy wonders to thy servants show,
Make thine own work complete ;
Fifth Part. C. M. Bedford.
1 LORD, if thine eye survey our faults,
2 Almighty God—reveal thy love,
90 Sixth Part. S. M. Little Marlb'ro'.
1 LORD, what a feeble piece
Is this our mortal frame !
2 Our moments fly apace,
Our feeble powers decay ;
3 Then, if our days must fly,
We'll keep their end in sight ;
">f 4 They'll waft us sooner o'er
This life's tempestuous sea; > Soon shall we reach the peaceful shore mr Of blest eternity.
91 First Part. L. M. Duke Street.
Safety of trusting in God.
11 1 JJE, who hath made his refuge God,
2 Now may we say^Our God, thy power
3 Thrice happy maj>!—thy Maker's care
To shield thee with a healthful shade.