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3. Soon as 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 the dark, terrestrial ball?
What though nor real voice nor sound
Amidst their radiant orbs be found?

6. In reason's ear they all rejoice,
And utter forth a glorious voice;
Forever singing, as they shine-
"The hand that made us is divine."

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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 eternal brood;
We know Thee truly but in this-
That Thou bestowest all our good.

3. And so, 'mid 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
Thy deeper tone of reverent awe;
Make pure Thy children's erring will,
And teach their hearts to love Thy law!


Doxology. L. M.


PRAISE God from whom all blessings flow;
Praise Him all creatures here below;
Praise Him above, ye heavenly host;
Praise Father, Son, and Holy Ghost.

7s. Double.

1. SOURCE of being, source of light,
With unfading beauties bright;
Thee, when morning greets the skies,
Blushing sweet with humid eyes;
Thee, when soft declining day
Sinks in purple waves away;
Thee, O Parent, will I sing,
To Thy feet my tribute bring!

2. Yonder azure vault on high,
Yonder blue, low, liquid sky;
Earth on its firm basis placed,
And with circling waves embraced;
All-creating power confess,
All their mighty Maker bless;
Shaking nature with Thy nod,

Earth and heaven confess their God.

3. Source of light, Thou bid'st the sun
On his burning axles run;

Stars like dust around him fly,
Strew the area of the sky;
Fills the queen of solemn night
From his vase her orb of light;
Lunar luster, thus we see,
Solar virtue shines by Thee.


4. Father, King, whose heavenly face
Shines serene upon our race;
Mindful of Thy guardian care,
Slow to punish, prone to spare;
We Thy majesty adore,

We Thy well-known aid implore;
Not in vain Thy aid we call,
Nothing want, for Thou art all!


1. MIGHTY One, before whose face
Wisdom had her glorious seat,
When the orbs that people space
Sprang to birth Beneath Thy feet!
2. Source of truth, whose rays alone
Light the mighty world of mind!
God of love, who from thy throne
Kindly watches all mankind!

3. Shed on those who in Thy name
Teach the way of truth and right,
Shed that love's undying flame,
Shed that wisdom's guiding light.



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1. EARTH, with her ten thousand flowers,
Air, with all its beams and showers,
Ocean's infinite expanse,

Heaven's resplendent countenance;
All around, and all above,

Hath this record-God is love.

2. Sounds among the vales and hills,
In the woods and by the rills,
Of the breeze and of the bird,
By the gentle murmur stirr'd;
All these songs, beneath, above,
Have one burden-God is love.


3. All the hopes and fears that start
From the fountain of the heart;
All the quiet bliss that lies
In our human sympathies;
These are voices from above,
Sweetly whispering-God is love.


1. To Thy pastures fair and large,
Heavenly Shepherd, lead Thy charge,
And my couch, with tenderest care,
'Mid the springing grass prepare.
2. When I faint with summer's heat,
Thou shalt guide my weary feet
To the streams that, still and slow,
Through the verdant meadows flow.
3. Safe the dreary vale I tread,
By the shades of death o'erspread,
With Thy rod and staff supplied,
This my guard-and that my guide.
4. Constant to my latest end,

Thou my footsteps shalt attend;
And shalt bid Thy hallowed dome
Yield me an eternal home.


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1. LET us with a joyful mind

Praise the Lord, for He is kind,
For His mercies shall endure,
Ever faithful, ever sure.

Let us sound His name abroad,
For of gods He is the God
Who by wisdom did create
Heaven's expanse and all its state;

2. Did the solid earth ordain
How to rise above the main;
Who, by His commanding might,
Filled the new-made world with light;



Caused the golden-tressed sun
All the day his course to run;
And the moon to shine by night,
'Mid her spangled sisters bright.

3. All His creatures God doth feed,
His full hand supplies their need;
Let us therefore warble forth
His high majesty and worth.
He His mansion hath on high,
'Bove the reach of mortal eye;
And His mercies shall endure,
Ever faithful, ever sure.


1. FATHER, they who Thee receive,
And in Thee begin to live,
Day and night they cry to Thee,
As Thou art, so let us be.

2. Fix, O, fix my wavering mind!
To the cross my spirit bind:
Earthly passions far remove;
Fill the soul with perfect love.
3. Who in heart on Thee believes,
He the promise now receives;
He with joy beholds Thy face,
Triumphs in Thy pardoning grace.
4. Boundless wisdom, power divine,
Love unspeakable, art thine:
Praise by all to Thee be given,
Sons of earth and hosts of heaven.



1. GLORIOUS in Thy saints appear;
Plant Thy heavenly kingdom here;
Light and life to all impart;
Shine on each believing heart;

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