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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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DODDRIDGE. The ways of the righteous known to God.
1. To thee, my God, my days are known;
My soul enjoys the thought; My actions all before thy face, Nor are my wants forgot.
Is vocal to thine ear;
Thy mercy shall approve; And every pang of sympathy, And every care of love.
Is gilded by thy rays;
And in thy view I die,
Shall find my God is nigh.
Stript of its little earthly all
My soul in smiles shall go,
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that love his holy name,
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The goodness of God to the righteous.
1. OUR souls with pleasing wonder view
The bounties of thy grace; How much bestow'd, how much reserved, For those who seek thy face!
2. Thy liberal hand with worldly bliss
Oft makes their cup run o'er; And in the covenant of thy love They find diviner store.
3. But oh! what treasures yet unknown
Are lodged in worlds to come! If these the enjoyments of the way, How happy is their home!
Or how such goodness own?
5. Since time's too short, all-gracious God,
To utter half thy praise,
Eternal hymns we'll raise.
ON CHRISTIAN BLESSINGS.
· 187. C. M. Praise for divine revelation.
Majestic like the sun;
2. The hand that gave it still supplies
The gracious light and heat: His truths upon the nations rise; They rise, but never set.
3. Let everlasting thanks be thine,
For such a bright display As makes a world of darkness shine
With beams of heavenly day.
My soul rejoices to pursue
The steps of him I love,
In brighter worlds above.
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New honours be addrest;
The gospel's joyful sound;
3. God rules the world with truth and grace, ,
And makes the nations prove The glories of his righteousness, And wonders of his love.
4. * Let the whole earth his love proclaim
With all her different tongues, And spread the honours of his name In melody and songs.
189. S. M. The gospel the source of pious gratulation.
Who stand on Zion's hill,
And words of peace reveal !