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4 Where'er he spreads his beams abroad, He speaks the majesty of God;
All nature joins to show his praise : Thus God in every creature shines, Bright in the book of nature's lines,
But brighter in the book of grace.
HYMN 6. L. M. [#]
Voice of Nature.
With all the blue, ethereal sky,
Their great Original proclaim.
Does his Creator's power display,
The work of an almighty hand.
The moon takes up the wondrous tale,
Repeats the story of her birth; 4 While all the stars, that round her burn,
And all the planets, in their turn,
And spread the truth from pole to pole. 5 What though, in solemn silence, all
Move round this dark, terrestrial ball ?
Amid their radiant orbs be found ? 6 In reason's ear they all rejoice, And utter forth a glorious voice,
Forever singing, as they shine,
HYMN 7. L. M. [#]
Sovereign Creator. 1 BEFORE Jehovah's royal throne,
Ye nations, bow with sacred joy ; Know that the Lord is God alone;
He can create, and he destroy. 2 His sovereign power, without our aid,
Made us of clay, and formed us men; And when, like wandering sheep, we strayed,
He brought us to his fold again. 3 We'll crowd his gates with thankful songs,
High as the heavens our voices raise, And earth, with her ten thousand tongues,
Shall fill his courts with sounding praise. 4 Wide as the world is his command,
Vast as eternity his love ;
When rolling years shall cease to move.
HYMN 8. C. M. [#]
Infinity of God.
How weak and frail are we!
And homage pay to thee.
Ere earth or heaven was made;
Thou art the ever-living God,
Were all the nations dead. 3 Eternity, with all its years,
Stands present in thy view;
Great God, there's nothing new. 4 Our lives through varying scenes are drawn,
And vexed with trifling cares,
Thine undisturbed affairs.
HYMN 9. C. P. M. [#]
Love of God.
How sweetly bloom below!
And all the earth o’erflow.
Their genial drops distil;
And glides in every rill.
Whose sweets perfume the gale ;
And smile on every vale.
4 But in thy word I see it shine
Proclaiming sins forgiven;
all her heaven.
HYMN 10. L. M. [#]
Majesty of God.
He formed this ponderous globe of earth;
And measured out the azure sky.
And glory, like a garment, wears ;
Command our awe, invite our praise. 3 'Tis he who bids the tempests rise,
And rolls the thunder through the skies ;
Wide o'er the earth extends his sway. 4 In every work and way divine,
Omnipotence and wisdom shine ;
To which they all, unvarying, tend. 5 His
power we trace on every side; 0, inay his wisdom be our guide ; And while we live, and when we die, May his almighty love be nigh.
HYMN 11. L. M. [#]
Omniscience and Omnipresence. 1 FATHER of all, omniscient Mind,
Thy wisdom who can comprehend? Its highest point what eye can find,
Or to its lowest depths descend ? 2 If up to heaven's ethereal height,
Thy prospect to elude, I rise,
Thy presence shall my sight surprise. 3 Thee, mighty God, my wondering soul,
Thee, all her conscious powers adore, Whose being circumscribes the whole,
Whose eyes the universe explore. 4 Thine essence fills this breathing frame;
It glows in every vital part,
And feeds with life each beating heart. 5 To thee, from whom our being came,
Whose smile is all the heaven we know, Inspired with this exalted theme,
To thee our grateful strains shall flow.
HYMN 12. L. M. [#]
Greatness and Glory of God. 1 How great is our Creator, God,
In wisdom, majesty and might, When he displays his power abroad,
And brings his wonders forth to light.