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The sovereign King of kings;
adored. His power and grace And let his name Are still the same;
Have endless praise.
How mighty is his hand!
What wonders hath he done!
And spread the heavens alone.
And ever sure Shall still endure; Abides thy word.
He sent his only Son
To save us from our woe,
And every hurtful foe.
And let his name Are still the same;
Have endless praise.
To God the Heavenly King;
His works and glories sing.
PERFECTIONS AND PROVIDENCE OF
1 ALL-powerful, self-existent God,
Who all creation dost sustain!
2 Fixed and eternal as thy days,
Each glorious attribute divine,
3 Fountain of being! Source of good!
Immutable thou dost remain !
Earth may with all her powers dissolve,
138. SPIRIT OF THE PSALMS
Eternity of God. Psalm 90. i ERE mountains reared their forms sublime,
Or the fair earth in order stood,
From everlasting thou art God. 2 A thousand ages in their flight,
With thee are as a fleeting day;
At once their various scenes display.
A passing thought, that soon is o'er,
And fills the musing mind no more. 4 To us, O Lord, the wisdom give
So every precious hour to spend,
Where is God?
i BEYOND, beyond that boundless sea,
Above that dome of sky,
Thy dwelling is on high ;
That thou, my God! art nigh.
Through the wide fields of air ; The waves obey thy dread control :
Yet still thou art not there.
Where shall I find Him, O my soul,
Who yet is everywhere?
But in the conscious breast,
There does his spirit rest.
And make thy creatures blest!
The Love of God.
1 O SOURCE divine, and Life of all,
The Fount of being's wondrous sea!
That saw not Love supreme in thee. 2 We shrink before thy vast abyss,
Where worlds on worlds unnumbered brood; We know thee truly but in this,
That thou bestowest all our good.
O, grant us still in thee to dwell,
Thy presence working all things well! 4 Nor let thou life's delightful play
Thy truth's transcendent vision hide;
From thee, our nature's only guide. 5 Bestow on every joyous thrill
A deeper tone of reverent awe;
Creating Wisdom. 1 ETERNAL Wisdom! thee we praise;
Thee the creation sings; With thy loud name rocks, hills, and seas,
And heavens high palace, rings.
How glorious to behold!
And starred with sparkling gold! 3 The noisy winds stand ready there
Thy orders to obey ; With sounding wings they sweep the air,
To make thy chariot way. 4 There, like a trumpet loud and strong,
Thy thunder shakes our coast, While the red lightnings wave along,
The banners of thine host.
5 The rolling mountains of the deep
Observe thy strong command;
Or sink them to the sand.
6 Thy glories blaze all nature round,
And strike the gazing sight, Through skies, and seas, and solid ground,
With terror and delight. 7 Infinite strength and equal skill
Shine through the worlds abroad, Our souls with vast amazement fill,
And speak the builder God..