Immagini della pagina
PDF
ePub

His mercy hears their loud address,

And sends salvation in distress.
4 O may the sons of men record

The wondrous goodness of the Lord !
Let them their private offerings bring,
And in the church his glory sing.

go down

HYMN 77. L. M. [#]

Trust in God on the Ocean. 1 THOSE who

upon

the

waves, And, mournful, quit their native land, Where tempests howl, and ocean laves,

Behold the wonders of God's hand. 2 When bounding o’er the foaming main,

Where billows rise, and storms prevail, They learn to trust his mighty name,

Whose mercy breathes in every gale. 3 The waves that roar, the winds that rise,

Display his power in awful form ; He plants his bow in yonder skies,

And smiles above the threatening storm. 4 There is no spot in all the world,

Earth, ocean, or the sky above, Where foot is set, or sail unfurled, Deserted by the eye

of Love.

HYMN 78. C. M. [#]

Universal Goodness of God. 1 LORD, thou art good; all nature shows

Its mighty Author kind:

Thy bounty through creation flows,

Full, free, and unconfined.
2 The whole and every part proclaims

Thine infinite good will ;
It shines in stars, it flows in streams,
And bursts from

every

hill. 3 It fills the wide, extended main,

And heavens, which spread more wide ; It drops in gentle showers of rain,

And rolls in every tide. 4 Through the vast whole it pours supplies,

Spreads joy through all its parts :
O may

such love attract our eyes,
And captivate our hearts !
5 High admiration let it raise,

And kind affection move ;
Employ our tongues in songs of praise,

And fill our hearts with love.

HYMN 79. C. M. [#]

Praise for Creation and Providence.
1 I SING the mighty power of God,

That made the mountains rise ;
That spread the flowing seas abroad,

And built the lofty skies.
2 I sing the wisdom that ordained

The sun to rule the day :
The moon shines full at his command,
And all the stars obey.

3 I sing the goodness of the Lord,

That filled the earth with food :
He formed the creatures by his word,

And then pronounced them good. 4 There's not a plant or flower below

But makes thy glories known :
The clouds arise, and tempests blow,

By order from thy throne.
5 Creatures, as numerous as they be,

Are subject to thy care :
There's not a place where we can flee,

But God is present there.

/

HYMN 80. C. M. [#]

Creation and Providence. 1 LORD, when my raptured thought surveys

Creation's beauties o’er,
All nature joins to teach thy praise,

And bid my soul adore.
2 Where'er I turn my gazing eyes,

Thy radiant foctsteps shine ;
Ten thousand pleasing wonders rise,

And speak thy hand divine.
3 The living tribes of countless forms

In earth, and sea, and air,
The meanest flies, the smallest worms,

Almighty power declare.
4 All rose to life at thy command,

And wait their daily food

From thy paternal, bounteous hand,

Exhaustless Spring of good!

HYMN 81. S. M. [#]

Obligation to Gratitude and Praise.
1 My Maker, and my King,

To thee my all I owe :
Thy sovereign bounty is the spring

Whence all my blessings flow.
2 Thou ever good and kind,

A thousand reasons move,
A thousand obligations bind

My heart to grateful love.
3 Thy goodness, like the sun,

Dawned on my early days,
Ere infant reason had begun

To form my lips to praise.
4 The creature of thy hand,

On thee alone I live :
My God, thy benefits demand

More praise than life can give.
5 O let thy grace inspire

My soul with strength divine;
Let all my powers to thee aspire,

And all my days be thine.

HYMN 82. L. M. [#]

God the intellectual Light. 1 Praise to the Lord of boundless might,

With uncreated glories bright :

His presence gilds the worlds above,

The Source supreme of light and love. 2 He sees the mind when lost it lies

In shades of ignorance and vice,
And darts from heaven a vivid

ray,
And changes midnight into day.
3 Shine, mighty God, with vigour shine

On this benighted heart of mine;
There be thy brighter beams revealed,

As in the Saviour's face beheld.
4 Thine image, on my soul impressed,

In radiant lines shall stand confessed ;
While all my faculties unite
To praise the Lord, who gives me light.

THOUGHTS CONCERNING GOD.

HYMN 83. C. M. [#]

God everywhere a Refuge. 1 How are thy servants blessed, O Lord !

How sure is their defence !
Eternal Wisdom is their guide,

Their help, Omnipotence.
2 In foreign realms, and lands remote,

Supported by thy care,
They pass unhurt through burning climes,

And breathe in tainted air.

« IndietroContinua »