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Thy voice would break the bars of death,
Ånd make the grave resign. 3 If, winged with beams of morning light,
"I fly beyond the west;
Would soon betray my rest. 4 If o'er my sins I think to draw
The curtains of the night;
Would turn the shades to light. 5 The beams of noon—the midnight hour,
Are both alike to thee:
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God our Creator and Benefactor. WHEN all thy mercies, O my God,
My rising soul surveys, Transported with the view, I'm lost
In wonder, love, and praise.
Thy tender care bestowed,
From whom those comforts flowed. 3 When in the slippery paths of youth With heedless steps
ran, Thine arm, unseen, conveyed me safe,
And led me up to man.
My daily thanks employ;
That tastes those gifts with joy. 8 Through every period of my life,
Thy goodness I'll pursue ;
And after death, in distant worlds,
The glorious theme renew. 6 Through all eternity, to thee
A joyful song I'll raise;
To utter all thy praise ! 15 JEHOVAH, God! thy gracious power
On every hand we see;
Lead all our thoughts to thee.
To earth's remotest bound,
Thine arm our path surround.
Ånd reaches to the skies ; Thine eye of mercy never sleeps,
Thy goodness never dies. 4 From morn till noon-till latest eve,
Thy hand, O God, we see;. And all the blessings we receive
Proceed alone from thee. 5 In all the varying scenes of time,
On thee our hopes depend; In every age-in every clime,
Our Father and our Friend.
And list your souls above;
To sing--that God is love,
2 This precious truth his word declares,
And all his mercies prove;
To show-that God is love.
For those who from him rove,
To teach them,God is love. 4 And, oh! that you, whose hardened hearts
No fears of hell can move,
That tells you-God is love.
This best of blessings prove;
The Faithfulness of God
The mercies of the Lord ;
How faithful is his word.
Shall firm as heaven endure; And if he speak a promise once,
Th' eternal grace is sure.
Are sung by saints above:
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Trusting and Praising God. THROUGH all the changing scenes of life,
In trouble, and in joy,
The praises of my God shall still
My heart and tongue employ. 2 Oh! magnify the Lord with me,
With me exalt his name;
He to my rescue came.
Experience will decide
Who in his truth confide. 4 Fear him, ye saints—and you will then
Have nothing else to fear; Make you his service your delight, He'll make your wants his care.
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All Praise due to God. SWEET is the memory of thy grace,
My God, my heavenly King; Let age to age thy righteousness
In songs of glory sing. 2 God reigns on high—but ne'er confines
His goodness to the skies; Through all the earth his bounty shines,
And every want supplies. 3 How kind are thy compassions, Lord!
How slow thine anger moves ! But soon he sends his pardoning word,
To cheer the souls he loves. 4 Sweet is the memory of thy grace,
My God, my heavenly King ; Let age to age thy righteousness
In songs of glory sing,
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The condescending Grace of God.
How glorious is thy name !
Thy majesty proclaim. 2 Lord, what is man-weak, sinful man
That he thy care should prove! That thou for him shouldst deign to plan
Such mighty acts of love!
Next to the heavenly host,
Each privilege he lost.
The glories of the sky,-
For sinful man to die,-
Might life and glory claim-
How excellent thy name! 21
God praised for his merciful Protection.
Eternally the same!
For those who fear thy name. 2 Thy presence shall protect;
Thy watchful care shall hide :
Secure thy saints abide. 3 Forever bless the Lord,
His great salvation téll: