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ATTRIBUTES OF GOD.

3 Amazing knowledge! vast and great!
What large extent! what lofty height!
My soul, with all the powers I boast,
Is in the boundless prospect lost.
4 0 may these thoughts possess my breast,
Where'er I rove-where'er I rest;
Nor let my weaker passions dare
Consent to sin for, God is there.

HYMN 14. C. M. [16]
LORD, all I am is known to thee;

In vain my soul would try
To shun thy presence, or to flee

The notice of thine eye.
* 2 Thy all-surrounding sight surveys,

My rising and my rest !
My public walks, my private ways,

The secrets of my breast.
3 My thoughts lie open to THEE, Lord,

Before they're formed within ;
And ere my lips pronounce the word,

Thou know'st the sense I mean.
4 O wondrous knowledge! deep and high!

Where can a creature hide
Within thy circling arms I lie,

Beset on every side.
5 So let thy grace surround me still,

And like a bulwark prove,
To guard my soul from every ill,

Secur'd by sovereign love.

HYMN 15. L. M. [17]
AWAKE, my tongue; thy tribute bring
TO HIM who gave thee power to sing ;

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Praise him, who is all praise above,
The source of wisdom and of love.
2 How vast his knowledge! how profound !
A depth where all our thoughts are drowned!
The stars he numbers--and their names
He gives to all those heavenly flames.
3 Thro' each bright world above, behold
Ten thousand thousand charms unfold;
Earth, air and mighty seas combine,
To speak his wisdom all divine.
4 But in redemption-0, what grace!
Its wonders, O, what thought can trace!
Here wisdom shines for ever bright;
Praise him, my soul, with sweet delight.

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HYMN 16. L. M. [17]
WAIT, O my soul, thy Maker's will ;
Tumultuous passions, all be still !
Nor let a murmuring thought arise-
His ways are just, his counsels wise.
2 He in the thickest darkness dwells,
Performs his work, the cause conceals;
But, though his methods are unknown,
Judgment and truth support his throne.
3 In heaven, and earth, and air, and seas,
He executes his firm decrees;
And by his saints it stands confest,
That what he does is ever blest.
4 Wait, then, my soul, submissive wait;
Prostrate before his awful seat:
And 'midst the terrors of his rod,
Still-trust a wise and gracious God.

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HYMN 17. C. M.
YE humble souls, approach your God,

With songs of sacred praise ;
For he is good, supremely good,

And kind are all his ways. 2 All nature owns his guardian care;

In him we live and move; But nobler benefits declare,

The wonders of his love. 3 He gave his well-beloved Son,

To ransom rebel worms; 'Tis here he makes his goodness known,

In its diviner forms.
4 To this sure refuge, Lord, we come,

And here our hope relies ;
A safe defence, a peaceful home,

When storms of trouble rise.

HYMN 18. L. M. INDULGENT Lord, thy goodness reigns Through all the wide, celestial plains; And thence in streams redundant flow, And cheer th' abodes of men below. 2 Thro' nature's works its glories shine ; The cares of providence are thine; And grace erects our ruined frame, A fairer temple to thy name. 3 O give to every human heart, To taste and feel how good thou art; With grateful love and holy fear, To know how blest thy children are. 4 Let nature burst into a song ; Ye echoing hills, the notes prolong;

Earth, seas, and stars, your anthems raise,
All vocal with your Maker's praise !

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HYMN 19. L. M. [19]
YE humble saints proclaim abroad
The honors of a faithful God;
How just and true are all his ways !
How much above your highest praise !
2 Let frightened rivers change their course,
Or backward hasten to their source ;
Swift through the air let rocks be hurled,
And mountains like the chaff be whirled.
3 Let suns and stars forget to rise,
Or quit their stations in the skies;
Let heaven and earth both pass away,
Eternal truth shall ne'er decay.
4 True to his word, God gave his Son,
To die for crimes which men had done;
Blest pledge ! he never will revoke,
A single promise he has spoke,

HYMN 20. L. M. [399]
GOD spake, and from chaotic night

At once sprung forth the cheering light; The earth in beauty was arrayed,

All things his wondrous pow'r display'd. 2 Teeming with life, air, earth and sea,

Obey the Almighty's high decree; To every tribe he gives their food,

Then speaks the whole divinely good. 3 But to complete the wondrous plan,

From earth and dust he fashions man. In man the last, in man the best,

The Maker's image stands confess'd.

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4 Lord, while thy glorious works I view,

Form thou my heart and soul anew; Here bid thy purest light to shine,

And beauty glow with charms divine.

HYMN 21. S. M. [20] MY soul, repeat his praise,

Whose mercies are so great; Whose anger is so slow to rise,

So ready to abate.
2 God will not always chide;

And when his strokes are felt,
His strokes are fewer than our crimes

And lighter than our guilt.
3 High as the heavens are raised

Above the ground we tread, So far the riches of his grace

Our highest thoughts exceed. 4 Our days are like the grass,

Or like the morning flower; If one sharp blast sweeps o'er the field,

It withers in an hour.
5 But thy compassions, Lord,

To endless years endure;
And children's children ever find

The words of promise sure.

HYMN 22. S. M. [20]
O ALL-CREATING God!

At whose supreme decree
Our body rose, a breathing clod,

Our souls sprang forth from thee. 2 For this thou hast design'd

And form'd us man for this;

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