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His marvellous loving-kindness keeps
The city where we dwell.

4 Despond not of his truth,
Nor yield to anxious grief:
God heard my voice, when in distress
I sought-and found relief.

S. M.

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The Goodness and Mercy of God celebrated.
O BLESS the Lord, my soul,
Let all within me join,

And aid my tongue to bless his name,
Whose favors are divine,

2 'Tis he forgives thy sins-
'Tis he relieves thy pain-
"Tis he that heals thy sicknesses,

And gives thee strength again. 3 He crowns thy life with love,

When ransomed from the grave;
He, who redeemed my soul from hell,
Hath sovereign power to save.
soul;

4 Oh! bless the Lord,

Let all within me join,

And aid my tongue to bless his name,
Whose favors are divine.

7s.

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Divine Goodness and Compassion celebrated. LET us, with a joyful mind, Praise the Lord, for he is kind; For his mercies shall endure, Ever faithful, ever sure.

2 He, with all-commanding might, Filled the new-made world with light:

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For his mercies shall endure,
Ever faithful, ever sure.

3 All things living he doth feed:
His full hand supplies their need:
For his mercies shall endure,
Ever faithful, ever sure.

4 He his chosen race did bless,
In the wasteful wilderness:
For his mercies shall endure,
Ever faithful, ever sure,

5 He hath, with a piteous eye,
Looked upon our misery:
For his mercies shall endure,
Ever faithful, ever sure.

6 Let us then, with joyful mind,
Praise the Lord, for he is kind;
For his mercies shall endure,
Ever faithful, ever sure.

6s & 4s.

The Trinity.

COME, thou almighty King,
Help us thy name to sing,
Help us to praise!
Father all glorious,
O'er all victorious,
Come, and reign over us,
Ancient of Days.

2 Jesus, our Lord, arise,
Scatter our enemies,
Now make them fall!

Let thine almighty aid
Our sure defence be made,
Our souls on thee be stayed-
Lord, hear our call.
3 Come, thou incarnate Word,
Gird on thy mighty sword;
Our prayer attend:
Come, and thy people bless,
Come, give thy word success;
Spirit of holiness,
On us descend.

4 Come, holy Comforter,
Thy sacred witness bear,
In this glad hour:
Thou, who almighty art,
Now rule in every heart,
And ne'er from us depart,
Spirit of power.

5 To thee, great ONE in THREE,
The highest praises be,
Hence evermore;
Thy sovereign majesty
May we in glory see,
And to eternity
Love and adore.

L. M.

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Praise to the Trinity.

FATHER of heaven! whose love profound A ransom for our souls hath found, Before thy throne we sinners bend; To us thy pardoning 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 quickening power extend.
4 Jehovah! Father, Spirit, Son!

Mysterious Godhead! Three in One!
Before thy throne we sinners bend;
Grace, pardon, life, to us extend.

C. M.

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Incomprehensibleness of God.

HOW wondrous great-how glorious bright
Must our Creator be!

Who dwells amidst the dazzling light
Of an eternal day.

2 Our soaring spirits upwards rise
Toward his celestial throne;
Fain would we see the blessed Three,
The great Eternal One.

3 Our reason stretches all its wings,
And mounts above the skies:
But still how far beneath thy feet
Our grovelling reason lies!

4 Lord, here we bend our humble souls,
And awfully adore;

Thy power we feel-thy glory see,
Thy mercy, we implore.

5 With humble notes we raise the song
To heaven's almighty King,
While angels tune their nobler powers,
And sweep th' immortal string.

L. M.

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Majesty and Dominion of God.
COME, O my soul, in sacred lays,
Attempt thy great Creator's praise:

But, oh, what tongue can speak his fame! What mortal verse can reach the theme! 2 Enthroned amid the radiant spheres, He glory, like a garment, wears; To form a robe of light divine, Ten thousand suns around him shine. 3 In all our Maker's grand designs, Omnipotence, with wisdom, shines; His works, through all this wondrous frame, Declare the glory of his name. 4 Raised on devotion's lofty wing, Do thou, my soul, his glories sing; And let his praise employ thy tongue, Till listening worlds shall join the song!

S. M.

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Immutable Perfections and Glory of God.
SURE there's a dreadful God,

Though men renounce his fear;
His justice, hid behind the cloud,

Shall one great day appear. 2 His truth transcends the sky,

In heaven his mercies dwell; Deep as the sea his judgments lie, His anger burns to hell.

3 How excellent his love,

Whence all our safety springs! Oh never let my soul remove From underneath his wings.

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H. M.

Perfections of God combined in his Government.
THE Lord Jehovah reigns,
His throne is built on high;

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