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THE MORAL GOVERNMENT OF GOD.
Th' almighty reigns, exalted high,
O ye who love his holy name!
Immortal light, and joys unknown,
Rejoice, ye righteous! and record
THE STABILITY OF THE DIVINE GOVERNMENT,
Jehovah reigns: the king of kings
appcars Array'd in majesty and might.
Under his rule th' unquiet world
In vain the world's rebellious pow'rs
Resist rot bis unequallid strength;
LORD, as thy pow'r can never fail,
THE FAITHFULNESS OF GOD.
Our never-ceasing songs shall show
The mercies of the LORD ; And make succeeding ages know
That faithful is his word.
The sacred truths his lips pronounce,
Shall firm as heav'n endure; And if he make a promise once,
Th' eternal word is sure.
His cov'nant he will ne'er revoke,
But keep his word in mind;
A seat above the skies;
Shall to that glory rise.
Great God of heay'n ! thy wond'rous ways
Are sung in worlds above;
THE EQUITY OF THE DIVINE DISPENSATIONS.
Father of men ! who can complain
With diff'ring climes and diff'ring lands, With fruitful plains and barren sands, Thy hand hath form’d this earthly round, And to each nation set its bound.
With like variety thy ray
O the abounding love which brought
GOD THE REFUGE OF HIS SERVANTS.
How are thy servants blest, o LORD!
How sure is their defence! Eternal wisdom is their guide,
Their help, ornnipotence.
In foreign realms, and lands remote,
Supported by thy care, They pass unburt, through burning climes,
And breathe in tainted air.
Thy mercy sweetens ev'ry soil,
Makes ev'ry region please; The hoary frozen bills it warms,
And sinooths the boist'rous seas.
In midst of dangers, fears, and death,
Thy goodness we'll adore;
And humbly hope for more.
Our life, whilst thou preserv'st that life,
Thy sacrifice shall be ; And, may death! when death shall come,
Unite us, LORD ! to thee.