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EVANGELICAL HYMNS.

GOD AND HIS PERFEOTIONS,

HYMN 1. L. M. [#]

Being of God. 1 THERE is a God-all nature speaks,

Through earth, and air, and sea, and skies : See, from the clouds his glory breaks,

When first the beams of morning rise. 2 The rising sun, serenely bright,

O’er the wide world's extended frame Inscribes, in characters of light,

His mighty Maker's glorious name. 3 The flowery tribes, all blooming, rise

Above the weak attempts of art; Their bright, inimitable dyes

Speak sweet conviction to the heart. 4 Ye curious minds, who roam abroad,

And trace creation's wonders o'er, Confess the footsteps of a God; Come, bow before him, and adore.

HYMN 2. 6 1. L. M. [#]

Perfection of God. 1 Thou art, Almighty Lord of all,

From everlasting still the same; Before thee dazzling seraphs fall,

And veil their faces in a flame, To see such bright perfections glow,

Such floods of glory from thee flow. 2 What mortal hand shall dare to paint

A semblance of thy glory, Lord ? The brightest rainbow tints are faint,

The brightest stars of heaven afford A dim effusion of those rays

Of light, that round Jehovah blaze. 3 The sun himself is but a gleam,

A transient meteor from thy throne;
And every frail and fickle beam,

That ever in creation shone,
Is nothing, Lord, compared to thee,

In thy own vast immensity. 4 But though thy brightness may create

All worship from the hosts above,
What most thy name must elevate

Is, that thou art a God of love,
And mercy

is the central sun
Of all thy glories joined in one.

HYMN 3. C. M. [#]

Omnipresence of God. 1 THERE's not a place in earth’s vast round,

In ocean deep, or air,
Where skill and wisdom are not found,

For God is everywhere.
2 Around, beneath, below, above,

Wherever space extends,
There Heaven displays its boundless love,

And power with mercy blends.
3 Then rise, my soul, and sing his name,

And all his praise rehearse, Who spread abroad earth's wondrous frame,

And built the universe.
4 Where'er thine earthly lot is cast,

His power and love declare ;
Nor think the mighty theme too vast,

For God is everywhere.

HYMN 4. H. M. [#]

Great First Cause.
1 The first almighty Cause,

Who did all things create,
Gave nature all her laws,

Unchangeable as fate,
The Source of life, the Spring of springs,
His praise all heaven and nature sings.
2 Where'er we cast our eyes,

With rapture we behold,

Below, or in the skies,

Wonders that can't be told :
In nature's book, in every line,
His wisdom and perfections shine.
3 On him all worlds depend,

To him all bend the knee;
But none can comprehend

The boundless Deity.
He fills all space, lives everywhere,
Sustains the whole, makes all his care.

HYMN 5. L. P. M. [#]

God in Nature. 1 GREAT God, the heaven's well-ordered frame Declares the glories of thy name;

There thy rich works of wonder shine;
A thousand starry beauties there,
A thousand radiant marks, appear

Of boundless power and skill divine. 2 From night to day, from day to night, The dawning and the dying light

Lectures of heavenly wisdom read;
With silent eloquence, they raise
Our thoughts to the Creator's praise,

And neither sound nor language need.
3 Yet their divine instructions run
Wide as the circuit of the sun,
And
every

nation knows their voice; The sun, in robes of splendour dressed, , Breaks from the chambers of the east,

Moves round, and makes the earth rejoice.

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