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THE DAILY GOODNESS OF GOD.

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GREAT GOD! how endless is thy love!
Thy gifts are ev'ry morning new;
And daily mercies from above
Gently distil, like early dew.

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Thou spreadst the curtains of the night, Great guardian of our sleeping hours ! Thy sov’reign word restores the light, And quickens all our drowsy pow'rs.

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We yield our pow'rs to thy command; To thee we consecrate our days : Perpetual blessings from thine band Demand perpetual songs of praise.

THE UNBOUNDED GOODNESS OF GOD,

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Give to our god immortal praise ;
Mercy and truth are all his ways;
Abounding love to god belongs;
Repeat his mercies in our songs !

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He built the earth, he spread the sky,
And fix'd the starry lights on high :
He gave the sun his morning light;
He bade the moon direct the night.

III

Messiah came with pow'r to save
From guilt, and darkness, and the
Abounding love to god belongs;
Repeat his mercies in our songs !

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Through this vain world he guides our feet,
And leads us to his heav’nly seat ;
His mercies ever shall endure,
When this vain world shall be no more,

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Thy wisdom, pow'r and goodness, LORD!

In all thy works appear;
But most thy praise shall man record,

Man, thy distinguish'd care.

II

From thee the breath of life he drew,

That breath thy power maintains ; Thy tender mercy, ever new,

His brittle frame sustains.

III

Thy providence, his constant guard

When threat'ning ills impend,
Or will th' impending dangers ward,

Or timely succours lend.

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Yet nobler favours claim his praise,

Of reason's light possest; By revelation's brighter rays

Still more divinely blest.

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All-bounțeous LORD! thy mind impart :

O! teach me to improve
Thy gifts with ever grateful heart,

And crown them with thy love.

GOD'S UNIVERSAL CARE AND GOODNESS.

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Vast are thy works, almighty IORD!
All nature rests upon thy word !
Thy glories in thy heav'ns we see,
And the whole earth is full of thee.

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The various tribes of creatures stand, Waiting their portion from thy hand; And man and beast, and fish and worm, Rejoice and praise in different form.

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But, when thy face is hid, they mourn,
And, dying, to their dust return;
Both man and beast their lives resign;
For life and being, all are thine.

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Yet thou canst breathe on dust again, Raise a new race of beasts and men ; A word of thy creating breath Repairs the wastes of time and death.

Thy hand in all, o God! we see;
The universe is full of thee :
Thy praises shall our breath employ;
Thy praise be our sublimest joy.

THE GREATNESS AND GOODNESS OF GOD.

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LONG as we live, we ’ll bless thy name,

Great king! and God of love! Our work and joy shall be the same,

In the bright world above.

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Thou, Lord, art great, thy pow'r unknown,

And let thy praise be great: We'll sing the honours of thy throne,

Thy works of love repeat.

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Thy praise shall dwell upon our tongues ;

And while our lips rejoice,
They who shall hear our sacred songs,

Shall join their chcerful voice.

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Fathers to sons chall teach thy name,

And children learn thy ways: Ages to come thy 'truth proclaim, And nations sound thy praise.

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The world is govern'd by thy hands,

Thy people ruld by love:
And thine eternal kingdom stands,

Though rocks and hills remove.

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