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4 Where'er he spreads his beams abroad, He speaks the majesty of God;

All nature joins to show his praise :
Thus God in every creature shines,
Bright in the book of nature's lines,

But brighter in the book of grace.

HYMN 6. L. M. [#]

Voice of Nature.
1 The spacious firmament on high,

With all the blue, ethereal sky,
And spangled heavens, a shining frame,

Their great Original proclaim.
2 The golden sun, from day to day,

Does his Creator's power display,
And publishes to every land

The work of an almighty hand.
3 Soon as the evening shades prevail,

The moon takes up the wondrous tale,
And, nightly, to the listening earth,

Repeats the story of her birth; 4 While all the stars, that round her burn,

And all the planets, in their turn,
Confirm the tidings as they roll,

And spread the truth from pole to pole. 5 What though, in solemn silence, all

Move round this dark, terrestrial ball ?
What though no real voice nor sound

Amid their radiant orbs be found ? 6 In reason's ear they all rejoice,

And utter forth a glorious voice,

Forever singing, as they shine,
6. The hand that made us is divine."

HYMN 7. L. M. [#]

Sovereign Creator. 1 BEFORE Jehovah's royal throne,

Ye nations, bow with sacred joy;
Know that the Lord is God alone;

He can create, and he destroy.
2 His sovereign power, without our aid,

Made us of clay, and formed us men;
And when, like wandering sheep, we strayed,

He brought us to his fold again.
3 We'll crowd his gates with thankful songs,

High as the heavens our voices raise,
And earth, with her ten thousand tongues,

Shall fill his courts with sounding praise. 4 Wide as the world is his command,

Vast as eternity his love ;
Firm as a rock his truth must stand,

When rolling years shall cease to move.


C. M. [#]

Infinity of God.
1 GREAT GOD, how infinite art thou !

How weak and frail are we!
Let the whole race of creatures bow,

And homage pay to thee.
2 Thy throne eternal ages stood,

Ére earth or heaven was made;

Thou art the ever-living God,

Were all the nations dead.
3 Eternity, with all its years,

Stands present in thy view;
To thee there's nothing old appears,

Great God, there's nothing new.
4 Our lives through varying scenes are drawn,

And vexed with trifling cares,
While thine eternal thought moves on

Thine undisturbed affairs.

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HYMN 9. C. P. M. [#]

Love of God.
1 My God, thy boundless love I praise;
How bright on high its glories blaze!

How sweetly bloom below!
It streams from thine eternal throne;
Through heaven its joys forever run,

And all the earth o'erflow.
2 'Tis love that paints the purple morn,
And bids the clouds, in air upborne,

Their genial drops distil;
In every vernal beam it glows,
And breathes in every gale that blows,

And glides in every rill.
3 It robes in cheerful green the ground,
And pours its flowery beauties round,

Whose sweets perfume the gale;
Its bounties richly spread the plain,
The blushing fruit, the golden grain,
And smile on every


4 But in thy word I see it shine
With grace and glories more divine,

Proclaiming sins forgiven;
There Faith, bright cherub, points the way
To realms of everlasting day,

all her heaven.

HYMN 10. L. M. [#]

Majesty of God.
1 To God all nature owes its birth;

He formed this ponderous globe of earth;
He raised the glorious arch on high,

And measured out the azure sky.
2 He sits enthroned amidst the spheres,

And glory, like a garment, wears ;
While boundless wisdom, power and grace,

Command our awe, invite our praise. 3 'Tis he who bids the tempests rise,

And rolls the thunder through the skies;
His voice the elements obey ;

Wide o’er the earth extends his sway. 4 In every work and way divine,

Omnipotence and wisdom shine ;
And goodness fixes still the end,

To which they all, unvarying, tend. 5 His power we trace on every side;

O, may his wisdom be our guide ;
And while we live, and when we die,
May his almighty love be nigh.

HYMN 11. L. M. [+]

Omniscience and Omnipresence. 1 FATHER of all, omniscient Mind,

Thy wisdom who can comprehend?
Its highest point what eye can find,

Or to its lowest depths descend? 2 If up to heaven's ethereal height,

Thy prospect to elude, I rise,
In splendour, there, supremely bright,

Thy presence shall my sight surprise. 3 Thee, mighty God, my wondering soul,

Thee, all her conscious powers adore, Whose being circumscribes the whole,

Whose eyes the universe explore.
4 Thine essence fills this breathing frame;

It glows in every vital part,
Lights up our souls with livelier flame,

And feeds with life each beating heart. 5 To thee, from whom our being came,

Whose smile is all the heaven we know, Inspired with this exalted theme,

T'o thee our grateful strains shall flow

HYMN 12. L. M. [#]

Greatness and Glory of God. 1 How great is our Creator, God,

In wisdom, majesty and might,
When he displays his power abroad,

And brings his wonders forth to light.

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