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"Mercy and justice are the names;
By which I will be known.

2 "Ye dying souls, that sit

In darkness and distress!
Look from the borders of the pit,
To my recovering grace."

3 Sinners shall hear the sound;
Their thankful tongues shall own,-
Our righteousness and strength is found
In thee, the Lord, alone.

4 In thee shall Israel trust,

And see their guilt forgiven:
God will pronounce the sinners just,
And take the saints to heaven.

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51. Almighty Power and Majesty of God.
1 THE Lord, our God, is full of might,
The winds obey his will;

He speaks, and, in his heavenly height,
The rolling sun stands still.

2 Rebel, ye waves! and o'er the land
With threatening aspect roar;
The Lord uplifts his awful hand,
And chains you to the shore.

3 Howl, winds of night! your force combine; Without his high behest,

Ye shall not, in the mountain-pine;
Disturb the sparrow's nest.

4 His voice sublime is heard afar,
In distant peals it dies;

He yokes the whirlwind to his car,
And sweeps the howling skies.

5 Ye nations! bend-in reverence bend;
Ye monarchs! wait his nod,

And bid the choral song ascend
To celebrate your God.

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God, holy, just, and sovereign.

1 HOW should the sons of Adam's race

Be pure before their God?

If he contend in righteousness,
We fall beneath his rod.

2 Strong is his arm, his heart is wise;
What vain presumers dare,
Against their Maker's hand to rise,
Or tempt th' unequal war?

3 Mountains, by his almighty wrath.
From their old seats are torn;

He shakes the earth, from south to north,
And all her pillars mourn.

He bids the sun forbear to rise-
Th' obedient sun forbears:

His hand with sackcloth spreads the skies,
And seals up all the stars.

5 He walks upon the stormy sea,
Flies on the stormy wind:

There's none can trace his wondrous way,
Or his dark footsteps find.

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53. The divine Purpose and Providence.
1 GOD moves in a mysterious way,
His wonders to perform;
He plants his footsteps in the sea,
And rides upon the storm.

2 Deep, in unfathomable mines
Of never-failing skill,

He treasures up his bright designs,
And works his sovereign will.

3 Ye fearful saints! fresh courage take;
The clouds ye so much dread

Are big with mercy, and shall break
In blessings on your head.

4 Judge not the Lord by feeble sense,
But trust him for his grace;
Behind a frowning providence,
He hides a smiling face.

5 His purposes will ripen fast,

Unfolding every hour;

The bud may have a bitter taste,
But sweet will be the flower.

6 Blind unbelief is sure to err,
And scan his work in vain:
God is his own interpreter,
And he will make it plain.

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Love of God.

1 COME, ye that know and fear the Lord! And raise your soul above;

Let every heart and voice accord,
To sing that God is love.

2 This precious truth his word declares,
And all his mercies prove;

While Christ, th' atoning Lamb, appears,
To show that-God is love.

3 Behold his loving-kindness waits,
For those who from him rove,
And calls of mercy reach their hearts,
To teach them-God is love.

4 The work begun is carried on,
By power from heaven above;
And every step, from first to last,
Proclaims that God is love.

5 Oh! may we all, while here below,
This best of blessings prove;

Till warmer hearts, in brighter worlds,
Shall shout that God is love.

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The Sovereignty of God.

1 THY way, O God! is in the sea;
Thy paths I cannot trace,
Nor comprehend the mystery

Of thine unbounded grace.'

2 Here the dark veils of flesh and sense
My captive soul surround;
Mysterious deeps of providence
My inward thoughts confound.

3 As, through a glass, I dimly see
The wonders of thy love,

How little do I know of thee,
Or of the joys above!

4 Though but in part I know thy will,
I bless thee for the sight:
When will thy love the whole reveal
In glory's clearer light?

5 In rapture shall I then survey
Thy providence and grace;
And spend an everlasting day
In wonder, love, and praise.

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Universal Praise to God.
1 SONGS of praise the angels sang,
Heaven with hallelujahs rang,
When Jehovah's work begun,-
When he spake, and it was done.
2 Songs of praise awoke the morn,
When the Prince of peace was born;
Songs of praise arose, when he
Captive led captivity.

3 Heaven and earth must pass away,-
Songs of praise shall crown that day:
God will make new heavens and earth,-
Songs of praise shall hail their birth.
4 And shall man alone be dumb,
Till that glorious morning come?
No! the church delights to raise
Psalms, and hymns, and songs of praise.
5 Saints below, with heart and voice,
Still in songs of praise rejoice,
Learning here, by faith and love,
Songs of praise to sing above.
6 Borne upon their latest breath,
Songs of praise shall conquer death;
Then, amid eternal joy,

Songs of praise their powers employ.

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A faithful God.

1 BEGIN, my tongue! some heavenly theme,
And speak some boundless thing,-
The mighty works, or mightier name
Of our eternal King.

2 Tell of his wondrous faithfulness,
And sound his power abroad;
Sing the sweet promise of his grace,
And the performing God.

3 Proclaim-"Salvation from the Lord,
For wretched, dying men;"
His hand has writ the sacred word,
With an immortal pen.

4 Engraved as in eternal brass,
The mighty promise shines,

Nor can the powers of darkness raze,
Those everlasting lines.

5 His word of grace is sure and strong,
As that which built the skies:
The voice that rolls the stars along
Speaks all the promises.

6 Oh! might I hear thy heavenly tongue
But whisper,-"Thou art mine;"

Those gentle words should raise my song,
To notes almost divine.

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Thanksgiving.

1 SWELL the anthem, raise the song;
Praises to our God belong:
Saints and angels! join to sing
Praises to the heavenly King.
2 Blessings from his liberal hand
Flow around this happy land:
Guarded by his watchful eye,
Peace and freedom we enjoy.
3 Here, beneath a virtuous sway,
May we cheerfully obey,
Never feel oppression's rod.
Ever own and worship God.
4 Hark! the voice of nature sings
Praises to the King of kings;
Let us join the choral song,
And the grateful notes prolong.

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Endless Praise.

1 YES-I will bless thee, O my God! Through all my mortal days,

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