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3 The vices of the mind he heals,
And cures the pains that nature feels,
And fills our hopes with heavenly food. 5 He sees the oppressor and the oppressed,
And often gives the sufferers rest;
L. M. 196.
SEWALL's Col. Loving-Kindness of God. i Father! to thy kind love we owe
All that is fair and good below;
On tearless cheeks and cheerful eyes ! 2 Giver of sunshine and of rain!
Ripener of fruits on hill and plain!
3 Who send'st thy storms and frosts to bind
The plagues that rise to waste mankind; Then breathest o’er the naked scene
Spring gales, and life, and tender green. 4 Yet deem we not that thus alone
Thy mercy and thy love are shown;
5 In woe's dark hour, our kindest stay!
Sole trust when life shall pass away!
Of death, and consecrate the tomb !
Slow to avenge, and kind to spare ;
God is everywhere.
Beaming through all thy works, we see;
And all the earth is full of thee.
Whilst thou, too pure for mortal sight,
Reignest the Lord of life and light.
Of the wide heavens thy throne may be;
Strength, wisdom, goodness, dwell with thee. 4 And through the various maze of time,
And through the infinity of space,
5 Thy children shall not faint nor fear,
Sustained by this delightful thought,
L. M. 198. KIPPIS.
God incomprehensible. 1 GREAT God! in vain man's narrow view
Attempts to look thy nature through; Our laboring powers with reverence own,
Thy glories never can be known. 2 Not the high seraph's mighty thought,
Who countless years his God has sought, Such wondrous height or depth can find,
Or fully trace thy boundless mind.
Enough for mortal minds to know;
C. P. M.
The Good Providence of God.
1 Great Source of unexhausted good, Who giv'st us health, and friends, and food, And peace,
and calm content! Like fragrant incense to the skies, Let songs of grateful praises rise,
For all thy blessings lent. 2 Through all the dangers of the day, Thy providence attends our way,
To guard us and to guide;