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!i The sacred truths his lips pronounce
— 3 Lord God of hosts—thy wondrous ways
Are sung 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?"
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 Amen.
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:
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;"
">' 5 O God, our help in ages past, Our hope for years to come,
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;
4 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;
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 man!—thy Maker's care
To shield thee with a healthful shade.