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The sovereign King of kings;
And be his

grace

adored. His power and grace And let his name Are still the same;

Have endless praise.

2

How mighty is his hand!

What wonders hath he done!
He formed the earth and seas,

And spread the heavens alone.
Thy mercy, Lord,

And ever sure Shall still endure; Abides thy word.

3

He sent his only Son

To save us from our woe,
From darkness, sin, and death,

And every hurtful foe.
His power and grace

And let his name Are still the same;

Have endless praise.
Give thanks aloud to God,

To God the Heavenly King;
And let the spacious earth

His works and glories sing.
Thy mercy, Lord, And ever sure
Shall still endure; Abides thy word.

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PERFECTIONS AND PROVIDENCE OF

GOD.

L. M.

137.

WALKER'S COL.

God Self-existent.

1 ALL-powerful, self-existent God,

Who all creation dost sustain!
Thou wast, and art, and art to come,
And everlasting is thy reign.

2 Fixed and eternal as thy days,

Each glorious attribute divine,
Through ages infinite shall still
With undiminished lustre shine.

3 Fountain of being! Source of good!

Immutable thou dost remain !
Nor can the shadow of a change
Obscure the glories of thy reign.

Earth may with all her powers dissolve,
If such the great Creator's will;
But thou for ever art the same.
I Am is thy memorial still.

L. M.

138. SPIRIT OF THE PSALMS

Eternity of God. Psalm 90. i ERE mountains reared their forms sublime,

Or the fair earth in order stood,
Before the birth of ancient time,

From everlasting thou art God. 2 A thousand ages in their flight,

With thee are as a fleeting day;
Past, present, future, to thy sight

At once their various scenes display.
3 But our brief life 's a shadowy dream,

A passing thought, that soon is o'er,
That fades with morning's earliest beam,

And fills the musing mind no more. 4 To us, O Lord, the wisdom give

So every precious hour to spend,
That we at length with thee may live,
Where life and bliss shall never end.

C. M.

139.

CONDER.

Where is God?

i BEYOND, beyond that boundless sea,

Above that dome of sky,
Farther than thought itself can flee,

Thy dwelling is on high ;
Yet dear the awful thought to me,

That thou, my God! art nigh.
2 We hear thy voice when thunders roll

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?
3 O not in circling depth, or height,

But in the conscious breast,
Present to faith, though veiled from sight,

There does his spirit rest.
O come, thou Presence Infinite,

And make thy creatures blest!

L. M.

140.

STERLING.

The Love of God.

1 O SOURCE divine, and Life of all,

The Fount of being's wondrous sea!
Thy depth would every heart appall,

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.
3 And so, ʼmid boundless time and space,

O, grant us still in thee to dwell,
And through the ceaseless web to trace

Thy presence working all things well! 4 Nor let thou life's delightful play

Thy truth's transcendent vision hide;
Nor strength and gladness lead astray

From thee, our nature's only guide. 5 Bestow on every joyous thrill

A deeper tone of reverent awe;
Make pure thy children's erring will,
And teach their hearts to love thy law!

C. M.
141.

WATTS.

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.
2 Thy hand, how wide it spread the sky!

How glorious to behold!
Tinged with a blue of heavenly dye,

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;
Thy breath can raise the billows steep,

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..

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