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The garments he assumes
Are light and majesty ; His glories shine
No mortal eye With beams so bright, Can bear the sight. 2 The thunders of his hand
Still keep the world in awe;
To guard his holy law;
Surprising wisdom shines,
And breaks their cursed designs; Strong is his arm, His great decrees, And shall fulfil
His sovereign will. 4 And can this mighty King
Of glory condescend?
My father, and my friend ? —
And praise the Lord.
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Holiness of God.
Of our eternal King;
Thrice holy,' let us sing !
Pay, O my soul, to God;
To his sublime abode.
3 With sacred awe pronounce his name,
Whom words nor thoughts can reach; A contrite heart shall please him more
Than noblest forms of speech.
From all pollution free;
And they thy face shall see.
PROVIDENCE AND GOVERNMENT
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Purposes of God developed by his Providence. GOD moves in a mysterious way,
His wonders to perform ;
And rides upon the storm.
Of never-failing skill,
And works his sovereign will.
The clouds ye so much dread,
With blessings on your head.
He hides a smiling face.
But sweet will be the flower.
6 Blind unbelief is sure to err,
And scan his work in vain;
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The Mysteries of Providence.
Thy paths I cannot trace,
Of thine unbounded grace.
I bless thee for the sight;-
In glory's clearer light?
Thy providence and grace;
In wonder, love, and praise. 33
Jehovah the Shepherd of his people.
I shall be well supplied;
What can I want beside ? 2 He leads me to the place,
Where heavenly pasture grows;
And full salvation flows. 3 If e'er I go astray,
He doth my soul reclaim;
For his most holy name. 4 While he affords his aid,
I cannot yield to fear;
Tho'I should walk thro’ death's dark shade,
My shepherd's with me there. 34
Exhortation to adore and praise Jehovah.
And hymns of glory sing:
The universal King.
Come-bow before the Lord ;
He formed us by his word. 3 To-day attend his voice,
Nor dare provoke his rod;
And own your gracious God. 35
Trust in God and Deliverance. I WAITED meekly for the Lord,
He bowed to hear my cry: He saw me resting on his word,
And brought salvation nigh. 2 Firm on a rock-he made me stand,
And taught my cheerful tongue To praise the wonders of his hand,
In new and thankful song.
The saints with joy shall hear,
Their only hope and fear. 36
Praise to the great Jehovah. BE thou exalted, O my God,
Above the heavens, where angels dwel)
Thy power on earth be known abroad,
And land to land thy wonders tell.
Immortal honors to thy name;
My tongue—the glory of my frame. 3 High o'er the earth his mercy reigns,
And reaches to the utmost sky ;
When lower worlds dissolve and die. 4 Be thou exalted, O my God,
Above the heavens, where angels dwell;
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Creation and Providence.
Creation's beauties o'er,
And bid my soul adore.
Thy radiant footsteps shine ;
And speak their source divine. 3 On me thy providence has shone
With gentle, smiling rays;
Thy goodness and thy praise.
O teach me to improve
Ånd crown them with thy love.