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1 THOU who dwell'st enthroned above! Thou, in whom we live and move! Thou who art most great, most high! God from all eternity!

2 O how sweet, how excellent

"T is when tongues and hearts consent,
Grateful hearts, and joyful tongues,
Hymning thee in tuneful songs !

3 When the morning paints the skies,
When the stars of evening rise,
We thy praises will record,
Sovereign Ruler, mighty Lord!

4 Decks the spring with flowers the field? Harvest rich doth autumn yield?

Giver of all good below!

Lord, from thee these blessings flow.

5 Sovereign Ruler! mighty Lord!
We thy praises will record:
Giver of these blessings! we
Pour the grateful song to thee.

86. S. M. WATTS.

Praise for Preserving Grace.

1 To God the only wise,
Our Saviour and our King,

Let all the saints below the skies
Their humble praises bring.

2 "T is his almighty love,

His counsel and his care,

Preserves us safe from sin and death,
And every hurtful snare.

3 He will present our souls
Unblemished and complete,
Before the glory of his face,
With joys divinely great.

4 Then all the chosen seed
Shall meet around the throne,
Shall bless the conduct of his grace,
And make his wonders known.

5 To our Redeemer God

Wisdom and power belong,
Immortal crowns of majesty,
And everlasting songs.

87. 7s M.


Glory to God in the highest.

1 SONGS of praise the angels sang,
Heaven with hallelujahs rang,
When Jehovah's work begun,
When he spake, and it was done.

2 Songs of praise awoke the morn,
When the Prince of peace was born;
Songs of praise arose, when he
Captive led captivity.

3 Heaven and earth must pass away, Songs of praise shall crown that day; God will make new heavens and earth, Songs of praise shall hail their birth.

4 And will man alone be dumb,
Till that glorious kingdom come?
No; the church delights to raise
Psalms and hymns and songs of praise

5 Saints below, with heart and voice,
Still in songs of praise rejoice;
Learning here, by faith and love,
Songs of praise to sing above.

6 Borne upon the latest breath,
Songs of praise shall conquer death;
Then amidst eternal joy,

Songs of praise their powers employ.



C. P. M.


The great I AM.

1 WE sing of God, the mighty source
Of all things, the stupendous force
On which all things depend;
From whose right arm, beneath whose eyes,
All period, power, and enterprise
Commence, and reign, and end.

2 The world, the clustering spheres he made, The glorious light, the soothing shade; Dale, plain, and grove and hill ;

The multitudinous abyss,

Where nature joys in secret bliss,
And wisdom hides her skill.

3 Tell them, I AM, Jehovah said
To Moses, while earth heard in dread,
And smitten to the heart,

At once above, beneath, around,
All nature, without voice or sound,
Replied, O Lord, THOU ART!

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1 GREAT God! in vain man's narrow view
Attempts to look thy nature through ;
Our labouring powers with reverence own,
Thy glories never can be known.

2 Not the high seraph's mighty thought,
Who countless years his God has sought,
Such wondrous height or depth can find,
Or fully trace thy boundless mind.

3 And yet thy kindness deigns to show
Enough for mortal minds to know;
While wisdom, goodness, power divine,
Through all thy works and conduct shine.

4 O! may our souls with rapture trace
Thy works of nature and of grace;
Explore thy sacred truth, and still
Press on to know and do thy will,


C. M.


God the only Object of Worship. Ps. 81.

10 GOD, our strength, to thee the song
With grateful hearts we raise;

To thee, and thee alone, belong
All worship, love, and praise.

2 In trouble's dark and stormy hour,
Thine ear hath heard our prayer;
And graciously thine arm of power
Hath saved us from despair.

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