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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,
Inscribes, in characters of light,

His mighty Maker's glorious name. 3 Unbounded goodness, power divine,

The fields and verdant meads display,
And bless the hand that made them shine

With varied charms, profusely gay. 4 For man and beast, here daily food

In wide diffusive plenty grows;
And there, for drink, the crystal flood

In streams, sweet winding, gently flows. 5 But while the Lord is good to all,

And for His varied creatures cares,
He hears His saints who on Him call,

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 ;
Over the heavens He spreads His cloud,

And waters veil the sky.
2 He sends His showers of blessing down

To cheer the plains below;

He makes the grass the mountains crown,

And corn in valleys grow.
3 His steady counsels change the face

Of the declining year;
He bids the sun cut short his race,

And wintry days appear.
4 His hoary frost, His fleecy snow,

Descend and clothe the ground;
The liquid streams forbear to flow,

In icy fetters bound.
5 He sends His word, and melts the snow,

The fields no longer mourn ;
He calls the warmer gales to blow,

And bids the spring return.
6. The changing wind, the flying cloud,

Obey His mighty word :
With songs and honours sounding loud,

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,
2 The clouds, like rivers raised on high,

Pour out, at Thy command,
Their watery blessings from the sky,

To cheer the thirsty land.
3 The softened ridges of the field

Permit the corn to spring;

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The valleys rich provision yield,

And the poor labourers sing. 4 The little hills, on every side,

Rejoice at falling showers;
The meadows, dressed in all their pride,

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.
1 THERE's not a tint that paints the rose,

Or decks the lily fair,
Or streaks the humblest flower that blows,

But God has placed it there.
2 There's not of grass a single blade,

Or leaf of loveliest green,
Where heavenly skill is not displayed,

And heavenly wisdom seen. 3 There's not a star, whose twinkling light

Illumes the spreading earth;
There's not a cloud, or dark or bright,

But mercy gave it birth.
4 Around, beneath, below, above,

Wherever space extends,
There God displays His boundless love,

And power with mercy blends.
5 Then may our souls revere His name,

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,
Thy heaven of light we cannot see,

But the wide earth is full of Thee.
2 Thy wisdom guides Thy vast designs,

And through the whole creation shines;
And, as it flies, each passing hour

Speaks of Thy goodness and Thy power. 3 Each of Thy works declares Thy skill,

And all perform Thy sovereign will:
The smiling earth, the swelling flood,
Proclaim Thee great,

and wise, and good. 4 But men may these Thy wonders trace,

Without the light of saving grace :
O be it ours Thy love to prize-

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 :
God's free blessings are bestowed

On the evil and the good.
2 He is merciful to all,

And can hear us when we call;
Makes His sun on sinners rise ;
Showers His blessings from the skies.

3 O may we His goodness know,

As His creatures here below!
And may we His mercy prove,

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 ;
'Twas He who girded, like a robe,

The ocean round the land.
Lift to the arch of heaven your eye;

Thither His path pursue ;
His glory, boundless as the sky,

O'erwhelms the wond'ring view. 2 He bows the heavens; the mountains stand

A highway for their God;
He walks amidst the desert land;

'Tis Eden where He trod.
The forests in His strength rejoice;

Hark! on the evening breeze,
As once of old, the Lord God's voice

Is heard among the trees.
3 In every stream His bounty flows,

Diffusing joy and wealth ;
In every breeze His Spirit blows-

The breath of life and health.
His blessings fall in plenteous showers

Upon the lap of earth,
That teems with foliage, fruits, and flowers,

And rings with infant mirth.

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