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God the Creator. 1 THERE is a God, all nature speaks, Through earth, and air, and seas, and
skies; See! from the clouds His glory breaks,
When the first beams of morning rise. 2 The rising sun, serenely bright,
O'er the wide world's extended frame,
His mighty Maker's glorious name. 3 Unbounded goodness, power divine,
The fields and verdant meads display,
With varied charms, profusely gay. 4 For man and beast, here daily food
In wide diffusive plenty grows;
In streams, sweet winding, gently flows. 5 But while the Lord is good to all,
And for His varied creatures cares,
And sends sweet answers to their prayers. 3 The Seasons of the Year. C.M. 1 With songs and honours sounding loud,
Address the Lord on high ;
And waters veil the sky.
To cheer the plains below;
He makes the grass the mountains crown,
And corn in valleys grow.
Of the declining year;
And wintry days appear.
Descend and clothe the ground;
In icy fetters bound.
The fields no longer mourn ;
And bids the spring return.
Obey His mighty word :
Praise ye the sovereign Lord ! 4
Bountifulness of God. C.M. 1 Good is the Lord, the heavenly King,
Who makes the earth His care ; Visits the pastures every spring,
And bids the grass appear,
Pour out, at Thy command,
To cheer the thirsty land.
Permit the corn to spring;
The valleys rich provision yield,
And the poor labourers sing. 4 The little hills, on every side,
Rejoice at falling showers;
Perfume the air with flowers. 5 The various months Thy goodness crowns ;
How bounteous are Thy ways ! The bleating flocks spread o'er the downs,
And shepherds shout Thy praise. 5
The Works of God.
Or decks the lily fair,
But God has placed it there.
Or leaf of loveliest green,
And heavenly wisdom seen. 3 There's not a star, whose twinkling light
Illumes the spreading earth;
But mercy gave it birth.
Wherever space extends,
And power with mercy blends.
And all His praise rehearse,
Who made creation's wondrous frame,
And built the universe. 6 Creation and Grace.
L.M. 1 Thou God of all the worlds above,
Fountain of mercy and of love,
But the wide earth is full of Thee.
And through the whole creation shines;
Speaks of Thy goodness and Thy power. 3 Each of Thy works declares Thy skill,
And all perform Thy sovereign will:
and wise, and good. 4 But men may these Thy wonders trace,
Without the light of saving grace :
Made early to salvation wise ! 7 Praise for Temporal Good. 7's.
1 MEET and right it is to give
Thanks to Him by whom we live :
On the evil and the good.
And can hear us when we call;
3 O may we His goodness know,
As His creatures here below!
As the objects of His love! 8 God seen in His Works. C.M.D. 1 BEHOLD this fair and fertile globe,
By God in wisdom planned ;
The ocean round the land.
Thither His path pursue ;
O'erwhelms the wond'ring view. 2 He bows the heavens; the mountains stand
A highway for their God;
'Tis Eden where He trod.
Hark! on the evening breeze,
Is heard among the trees.
Diffusing joy and wealth ;
The breath of life and health.
Upon the lap of earth,
And rings with infant mirth.