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IV.
The funny hill the dewy lawn

With thousand beauties shine;
The silent grove, and awful shade
Proclaim thy pow'r divine.

V.
From tree to free, a constant hymn

Employs the feather'd throng;
To thee their chearful notes they swell,
And chaunt their grateful song.

VI.
Great nature's GOD! ftill may these scenes

Our serious hours engage;
Still may our grateful hearts consult

Thy works instructive page.

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PSALM LXXXII.

View of the Divine Works.

Common Metre.

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I.
OOK round, O man! survey this globe,

Speak of creating pow'r;
See, nature gives a different robe
To ev'ry herb and flow'r!

II.
See, various beings fill the air,

And people earth and sea;
What greatful changes form the year,

How constant night and day!

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III.
Next raise thine eye, the vast expanfe

A pow'r unbounded shews;
See round the fun the planets dance,
And various worlds compofe.

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Then turn into thy self, O man!

With wonder view thy foul!
Confefs his pow'r that laid each plan,
And still directs the whole.

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And let obedience to his laws

Thy gratitude proclaim,
To him the first almighty cause,

JEHOVAH is his name.

PSALM LXXXIII.

Thou openest thy Hand, they are filled with

Good.

Long Metre.

I.
AST are thy works, almighty LORD,

All nature rests upon thy word;
And the whole race of creatures stands,
Waiting their portion from thy hands.

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While each receives his diff'rent food,
Their chearful looks pronounce it good,
Eagles, and bears, and whales and worms
Rejoice and praise in different forms.

III.
But when thy face is hid they mourn,
And dying to their dust return;
Both men and beasts their souls resign;
Life, breath, and spirit, all is thine.

IV.
Yet thou can'st breathe on dust again,
And fill the world with beasts and men;
A word of thy creating breath
Repairs the wastes of time and death.

V.
Thy works, the wonders of thy might,
Are honoured with thy own delight:
How awful are thy glorious ways!
With rey’rence will we sing thy praise.

VI.
The earth stands trembling at thy stroke,
And at thy touch the mountains smoke:
Yet humble fouls may see thy face,
And tell their wants to sovereign grace.

VII.
In thee our hopes and wishes meet,
And make our meditations sweet:
Thy praises shall our breath employ,
Till it expire in endless joy.

PSALM LXXXIV.

View of the Heavens, and Mankind.

Short Metre.

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LORD our heavenly King,

Thy name is all divine;

Thy glories round the earth are spread,

And o'er the heav'ns they shine.

II.

When to thy works on high,

I raise my wond’ring eyes,
And see the moon compleat in light
Adorn the dark some skies:

III.
When I survey the stars

In all their shining forms,
LORD what is man! 'of mortal race,
Akin to dust and worms?

IV.
O LORD our 'heav'nly king,

Thy name is all divine,
Thy glories round the earth are spread,

And thro' the heav'ns they shine.

Psalm LXXXV.

GOD known by his Works.

Long Metre.

I.
REAT is our GOD, his works of might

To praise his glorious name unite:
Heav'n, earth and sea confess his hand,
And wait obedient his command.

II.
Thy hand unseen sustains the poles,
On which thy vast creation rolls;

The starry skies proclaim thy power,
Thy pencil glows in ev'ry flower.

III.
In various shapes and colours rise
Ten thousand wonders to our eyes;
And beasts and birds with labouring throat,
Teach us a GOD in every note.

IV.
' A cross the waves, around the sky,
There's not a place, or deep or high,
Where the creator has not trod,
And left the footsteps of a GOD.

V.
O

may the sons of men record The various goodness of the LORD, How vast his works, how kind his ways, And ev'ry tongue pronounce his praise.

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REJOICE. ye righteous in the LORD,

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Sing of his name, his ways, his word,
How holy, just and true.

II.
His mercy and his righteousness,

Let heav'n and earth proclaim;
His works of nature and of grace

Reveal his wond'rous name.

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