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93. S. M. WATTS.

God's Sovereignty and Man's Dignity. Ps. 8. 1 O LORD, our heavenly King, Thy name is all divine;

Thy glories round the earth are spread,
And o'er the heavens they shine.

2 When to thy works on high
I raise my wondering eyes,
And see the moon, complete in light,
Adorn the darksome skies:

3 When I survey the stars,
And all their shining forms,
Lord, what is man, that feeble thing,
Akin to dust and worms!

4 Lord, what is feeble man,

That thou shouldst love him so! Next to thine angels is he placed, And lord of all below.

5 How rich thy bounties are! And wondrous are thy ways;

Of dust and worms thy power can frame A monument of praise.

6 O Lord, our heavenly King, Thy name is all divine;

Thy glories round the earth are spread, And o'er the heavens they shine.

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94.

C. M.

STERNHOLD.

Majesty of God. Ps. 18.

1 THE Lord descended from above,
And bowed the heavens most high,
And underneath his feet he cast
The darkness of the sky.

2 On cherubim and seraphim
Full royally he rode,

And on the wings of mighty winds
Came flying all abroad.

3 He sat serene upon the floods,
Their fury to restrain;

And he as sovereign Lord and King
For evermore shall reign.

95.

C. M.

H. K. WHITE.

God's Power over his Works.

1 THE Lord our God is full of might,
The winds obey his will;

He speaks, and in his heavenly height
The rolling sun stands still.

2 Rebel, ye waves! and o'er the land
With threatening aspect roar
The Lord uplifts his awful hand,
And chains you to the shore.

3 Howl, winds of night! your force combine; Without his high behest,

Ye shall not in the mountain pine
Disturb the sparrow's nest.

4 Ye nations, bend, in reverence bend,
Ye monarchs, wait his nod,
And bid the song ascend

To celebrate our God!

96.

L. M.

ADDISON.

The Heavens declare the Glory of God. Ps. 19. 1 THE spacious firmament on high, With all the blue ethereal sky,

And spangled heavens, a shining frame,
Their great original proclaim.

The unwearied sun, from day to day,
Doth his Creator's power display;
And publishes to every land
The work of an Almighty hand.

2 Soon as the evening shades prevail,
The moon takes up the wondrous tale,
And nightly to the listening earth
Repeats the story of her birth:

Whilst all the stars which round her burn,
And all the planets in their turn,
Confirm the tidings as they roll,
And spread the truth from pole to pole.

3 What though, in solemn silence, all
Move round this dark terrestrial ball;
What though no real voice nor sound
Amidst their radiant orbs be found;
In reason's ear they all rejoice,
And utter forth a glorious voice;
Forever singing, as they shine-
"The hand that made us is divine."

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King, of power unknown;
e the orders of his throne:
solve, who dare oppose,
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