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THE DAILY GOODNESS OF GOD.
GREAT GOD! how endless is thy love!
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.
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,
Give to our god immortal praise ;
He built the earth, he spread the sky,
Messiah came with pow'r to save
Through this vain world he guides our feet,
Thy wisdom, pow'r and goodness, LORD!
In all thy works appear;
Man, thy distinguish'd care.
From thee the breath of life he drew,
That breath thy power maintains ; Thy tender mercy, ever new,
His brittle frame sustains.
Thy providence, his constant guard
When threat'ning ills impend,
Or timely succours lend.
Yet nobler favours claim his praise,
Of reason's light possest; By revelation's brighter rays
Still more divinely blest.
All-bounțeous LORD! thy mind impart :
O! teach me to improve
And crown them with thy love.
GOD'S UNIVERSAL CARE AND GOODNESS.
Vast are thy works, almighty IORD!
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.
But, when thy face is hid, they mourn,
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 GREATNESS AND GOODNESS OF GOD.
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.
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.
Thy praise shall dwell upon our tongues ;
And while our lips rejoice,
Shall join their chcerful voice.
Fathers to sons chall teach thy name,
And children learn thy ways: Ages to come thy 'truth proclaim, And nations sound thy praise.
Thy people ruld by love:
Though rocks and hills remove.