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Giving thanks unto the Father.” Paul.
This is life eternal; that they might know thee,
THE ONLY TRUE GOD, and Jesus Christ, whom thou
hast sent."

John 17.3.

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HYMNS. .

1. L. M.

1
ETERNAL God! Almighty Cause
Of earth, and seas, and worlds unknown!
All things are subject to thy laws;
All things depend on thee alone.

2
Thy glorious being singly stands,
Of all within itself possest;
By none controll'd in thy commands,
And in thyself completely blest.

3
Worship to thee alone belongs;
Worship to thee alone we give;
Thine be our hearts, and thine our songs,
And to thy glory may we live.

4 Spread thy great name through e:ery land; In every breast erect thy throne; Subdue the world to thy command, And reign unrivall’d, God alone.

2. L. M.

1
YE nations round the earth, rejoice
Before the Lord, your sovereign King;
Serve him with cheerful heart and voice,
And his unrivall’d glories sing.

2
The Lord is God: 'tis he alone
Doth life and all its blessings give;
And still his guardian care we own,
And still upon his bounty live.

3
Enter his gates with songs of joy;
With praises in his courts appear;
And make it your divine employ
To pay your thanks and honours there.

4 For God, and he alone, is good; His mercy

is for ever sure ; His truth hath always firmly stood, And shall from age to age endure.

3. L. M,

1 GREAT God! in vain man's narrow view Attempts to look thy ature through: Our labouring 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.

3
Yet, Lord! thy kindness deigns to show
Enough for mortal man to know;
While wisdom, goodness, power divine,
Through all thy works and conduct shine.

4
Oh may our souls with rapture trace
Thy works of nature and of grace :
Explore thy sacred name, and still
Press on to know and do thy will!

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