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Midst all the shock
I stand serene,
The justice and goodness of God.
1. Give thanks to God, the heavenly king,
Whose mercies still endure;
Though mountains melt away;
Nor overlooks the beast; Beneath the shadow of thy wings Thy children love to rest.
4. From thee, when earthly streams run low,
And mortal comforts die, Perpetual springs of life shall flow,
And raise our pleasures high.
Though all created light decay,
And death close up our eyes, Thy presence makes eternal day, Where clouds can never rise.
147. L. M. God incomprehensible and all-powerful.
2. "T is high as heaven, 'tis deep as hell; And what can mortals know or tell? His glory spreads beyond the sky, And all the shining worlds on high.
148. C. M.
The infinity of God.
1. Some seraph, lend your heavenly tongue,
Or harp of golden string, That I may raise a lofty song To our Eternal King.
2. Thy names how infinite they be,
Great Everlasting One! Boundless thy might and majesty, And unconfined thy throne.
Ånd infinite thy grace:
Beneath enlighten'd minds : Thoughts can ascend above the sky, Or fly before the winds:
may grasp the massy hills, And stretch from pole to pole: But half thy name our spirit fills,
And overwhelms our soul.
6. In vain our haughty reason swells ;
For nothing's found in thee, But boundless inconceivables,
And vast eternity.
149. S. M.
Let all the nations fear;
Let earth adore its Lord ;
Swift to fulfill his word.
In Zion is his throne,
His honours are divine; His church shall make his wonders known, For there his glories shine.
How wonderful his praise !
In all his works of grace.
The all-seeing God.