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4 Oh, wondrous knowledge, deep and high;
Where can a creature hide?
Within Thy circling arms I lie,
Beset on ev'ry side.

5 So let Thy grace surround me still,
And like a bulwark prove,
To guard my soul from ev'ry ill,
Secured by sov'reign love.

58 (25).

L. M.

LORD, Thou hast search'd and seen me


Thine eye commands with piercing view My rising and my resting hours, My heart and flesh, with all their powers. 2 Could I so false, so faithless prove, To quit Thy service and Thy love; Where, Lord, could I Thy presence shun, Or from Thy dreadful glory run?

3 The veil of night is no disguise,

No screen from Thine all-searching eyes; Thy hand can seize Thy foes as soon Through midnight shades as blazing noon. 4 Oh, may these thoughts possess my breast, Where'er I rove, where'er I rest! Nor let my weaker passions dare Consent to sin, for God is there.


L. M.

To earth, and all ye heavens, rejoice!
THE Lord is King! lift up thy voice,
From world to world the joy shall ring:
"The Lord omnipotent is King!"

2 The Lord is King! who then shall dare
Resist His will, distrust His care?
Holy and true are all His ways:
Let every creature speak His praise.

3 The Lord is King! exalt your strains: Ye saints, your God, your Father reigns; One Lord one empire all secures:

He reigns, and life and death are yours.

4 Oh, when His wisdom can mistake, His might decay, His love forsake, Then may His children cease to sing, "The Lord omnipotent is King!"



C. M

Y God, how wonderful Thou art,
Thy majesty how bright!
How glorious is Thy mercy-seat,
In depths of burning light!

2 Yet I may love Thee too, O Lord,
Almighty as Thou art;

For Thou hast stooped to ask of me
The love of my poor heart.

3 No earthly father loves like Thee,
No mother half so mild

Bears and forbears, as thou hast done
With me, Thy sinful child.

4 My God, how wonderful Thou art,
Thou everlasting Friend!

On Thee I stay my trusting heart,
Till faith in vision end.

61 (33).

8s & 6s.

M How bright on high its glories blaze,

God, Thy boundless love I praise,

How sweetly bloom below!

It streams from Thine eternal throne;
Through heaven its joys forever run,
And o'er the earth they flow.

2 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 vale.

3 But in Thy gospel see it shine,
With grace and glories more divine,
Proclaiming sins forgiven,

There faith, bright cherub, points the way To realms of everlasting day,

And opens all her heaven.

4 Then let the love that makes me blest,
With cheerful praise inspire my breast,
And ardent gratitude;

And all my thoughts and passions tend
To Thee, my Father and my Friend,
My soul's eternal good.


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8s & 7s.

OD is love; His mercy brightens
All the path in which we rove;
Bliss He wakes and woe He lightens;
God is wisdom, God is love.

2 Chance and change are busy ever;
Man decays, and ages move;

But His mercy waneth never;
God is wisdom, God is love.

3 Even the hour that darkest seemeth,
Will His changeless goodness prove;
From the gloom His brightness streameth,
God is wisdom, God is love.

He with earthly cares entwineth
Hope and comfort from above:
Everywhere His glory shineth;
God is wisdom, God is love.

63 (805).




ATHER of heaven, whose love profound
A ransom for our souls has found,
Before Thy throne we sinners bend;
To us Thy pard'ning love extend.

2 Almighty Son, incarnate Word,
Our Prophet, Priest, Redeemer, Lord,
Before Thy throne we sinners bend;
To us Thy saving grace extend.

3 Eternal Spirit, by whose breath,
The soul is raised from sin and death,
Before Thy throne we sinners bend;
To us Thy quick'ning power extend.

Jehovah! Father, Spirit, Son!
Eternal Godhead, Three in One!
Before Thy throne we sinners bend;
Grace, pardon, life to us extend.

S. M.

64 (807).


MATHER, in Whom we live,
In Whom we are and move,
All glory, power and praise receive
For Thy creating love.

2 O Thou incarnate Word,

Let all Thy ransomed race
Unite in thanks, with one accord,
For Thy redeeming grace.

3 Spirit of holiness,

Let all Thy saints adore
Thy sacred gifts, and join to bless
Thy heart-renewing power.

4 The grace on man bestow'd,

Ye heavenly choirs, proclaim,
And cry, "Salvation to our Lord!
Salvation to the Lamb!"

65 (41).

Fimmortal praise we give;

MATHER of glory! to Thy name

Who dost an act of grace proclaim,
And bid us rebels live.

2 Immortal honor to the Son

Who makes Thine anger cease;
Our lives He ransom'd with His own,
And died to make our peace.

3 To thine almighty Spirit be
Immortal glory given,


Whose influence brings us near to Thee,
And trains us up for heaven.

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