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5 Thou good, and wise, and righteous Lord!

All move subservient to thy will ;
Both peace and war await thy word,
And thy sublime decrees fulfil.

6 To thee we pay our grateful songs;

Thy kind protection still implore :
O may our hearts, and lives, and tongues,
Confess thy goodness, and adore.

L. M. 715. KIPPIS.

Thanksgiving for National Prosperity.
1 How rich thy gifts, Almighty King!

From thee our public blessings spring:
The extended trade, the fruitful skies,
The treasures liberty bestows,
The eternal joys the Gospel shows,

All from thy boundless goodness rise. 2 Here commerce spreads the wealthy store,

Which pours from every foreign shore;
Science and art their charms display ;
Religion teaches us to raise
Our voices to our Maker's praise,
As truth and conscience point the way.

3 With grateful hearts, with joyful tongues,

To God we raise united songs.
Here still may God in mercy reign;
Crown our just counsels with success,
With peace and joy our borders bless,
And all our sacred rights maintain.

6 & 4s. M.

716.

MONTGOMERY.

Praise to the God of Harvest.

1 The God of harvest praise ;
In loud thanksgiving raise

Hand, heart, and voice;
The valleys smile and sing,
Forests and mountains ring,
The plains their tribute bring,

The streams rejoice.
2 Yea, bless his holy name,
And purest thanks proclaim

Through all the earth;
To glory in your lot
Is duty, — but be not
God's benefits forgot,

Amidst your mirth.
3 The God of harvest praise;
Hands, hearts, and voices raise,

With sweet accord ;
From field to garner throng,
Bearing your sheaves along,
And in your harvest song

Bless ye the Lord.

H. M.

717.

H. WARE, JR.

A Psalm of Praise.

1 AROUND the throne of God,

The host angelic throngs;
They spread their palms abroad,

And shout perpetual songs :
Him first they own,

God ever blest, Him last, and best, And God alone.

2 Their golden crowns they fling

Before his throne of light,
And strike the rapturous string,

Unceasing, day and night;
Heaven, earth, and sea

For thine they are, Thy praise declare, And thine shall be. 3 While thus the powers on high

The joyous chorus raise,
Let earth and man reply,

And echo back the praise;
His glory own,

God ever blest, First, last, and best, And God alone.

S. M.

718.

DRUMMOND.

"Is it such a fast that I have chosen?"

1

6 Is this a fast for me?.

Thus saith the Lord our God;“ A day for man to vex his soul,

And feel affiction's rod?

3

“ Like bulrush low to bow

His sorrow-stricken head,
With sackcloth for his inner vest,

And ashes round him spread?
“ Shall day like this have power

To stay the avenging hand,
Efface transgression, or avert

My judgments from the land?
“No; is not this alone

The sacred fast I choose,
Oppression's yoke to burst in twain,

The bands of guilt unloose?

4

5

66 To nakedness and want

Your food and raiment deal,
To dwell your kindred race among,

And all their sufferings heal ?
" Then, like the morning ray,

6

Shall spring your health and light; Before you, righteousness shall shine,

Behind, my glory bright!”

C. M.

719.

BREVIARY.

Humility under AMiction.

i O SINNER, bring not tears alone,

Or outward form of prayer, But let it in thy heart be known

That penitence is there.

2 To smite the breast, the clothes to rend,

God asketh not of thee :
Thy stubborn soul he bids thee bend

In true humility.

3 O let us, then, with heartfelt grief,

Draw near unto our God, And pray to him to grant relief,

And stay the lifted rod. 4 O righteous Judge! in mercy deign

To grant the help we need : We pray for time to turn again,

And grace to turn indeed.

C. M. 720.

JEBVIS.
** He cometh to judge the world."
1 God, to correct a guilty world,

In wrath is slow to rise,
But comes at length in thunder clothed,

And darkness veils the skies.

2 All earthly glory, pomp, and pride

Are in his presence lost; Empires o'erturned, thrones, sceptres, crowns,

In wild confusion tossed.

3 Dark and mysterious is the course

Of his tremendous way;
His path is in the trackless winds,

And in the foaming sea.

4 Yet, though enveloped in the cloud,

And from our view concealed,
The righteous Judge will soon appear,

In majesty revealed.

5 Then will he curb the lawless power,

The deadly wrath of man,
And all the windings will unfold

Of his own gracious plan.

L. M.
721.

DYER
Public Humiliation.
1 Great Framer of unnumbered worlds,

And whom unnumbered worlds adore,
Whose goodness all thy creatures share,
While nature trembles at thy power!

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