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THE MORAL GOVERNMENT OF GOD.

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Th' almighty reigns, exalted high,
O'er all the earth, o'er all the sky !
Though clouds and darkness veil his throne,
Still all his ways and truth are known.

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O ye who love his holy name!
Hate ev'ry work of sin and shame:
He guards the hearts of all his friends,
And from the snares of vice defends.

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Immortal light, and joys unknown,
By his almighty arm are sown:
The glorious seeds shall spring and rise,
And the bright harvest bless our eyes.

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Rejoice, ye righteous! and record
The sacred honours of the LORD :
For none but he who knows his love,
Can triumph in his holiness.

THE STABILITY OF THE DIVINE GOVERNMENT,

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Jehovah reigns: the king of kings
Assumes his robes of glorious light:
Tremble thou earth! when he

appcars Array'd in majesty and might.

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Under his rule th' unquiet world
Shall gain stability and peace;
Of old his empire did begin,
And, like himself, can never cease.

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In vain the world's rebellious pow'rs
In tumult and commotion rise,
Like troubl'd waters of the sea,
To bid defiance to the skies.

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Resist rot bis unequallid strength;
He's far above your angry noise;
For ev’n the sea's unruly waves
Do calmly listen to his voice.

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LORD, as thy pow'r can never fail,
So all thy promises are sure:
'Tis thy perfection to be true,
And theirs that serve thee to be pure.

THE FAITHFULNESS OF GOD.

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Our never-ceasing songs shall show

The mercies of the LORD ; And make succeeding ages know

That faithful is his word.

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The sacred truths his lips pronounce,

Shall firm as heav'n endure; And if he make a promise once,

Th' eternal word is sure.

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His cov'nant he will ne'er revoke,

But keep his word in mind;
And what eternal love hath spoke,
Eternal truth will bind.

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His faithful servants shall possess

A seat above the skies;
The meanest subject of his love

Shall to that glory rise.

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Great God of heay'n ! thy wond'rous ways

Are sung in worlds above;
And men on earth their voices raise
To thine unchanging love.

THE EQUITY OF THE DIVINE DISPENSATIONS.

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Father of men ! who can complain
Under thy mild and equal reign ?
Who does a weight of duty share
More than his aids and pow'rs can bear?

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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.

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With like variety thy ray
Here sheds a full, there fainter day;
While all are in their measure show'd
The way to happiness and Gov. .

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O the abounding love which brought
To us, the words by Jesus taught !
So blest and with such hopes inspir’d,
How much is giv’n, how much requir’d!

GOD THE REFUGE OF HIS SERVANTS.

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How are thy servants blest, o LORD!

How sure is their defence! Eternal wisdom is their guide,

Their help, ornnipotence.

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In foreign realms, and lands remote,

Supported by thy care, They pass unburt, through burning climes,

And breathe in tainted air.

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Thy mercy sweetens ev'ry soil,

Makes ev'ry region please; The hoary frozen bills it warms,

And sinooths the boist'rous seas.

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In midst of dangers, fears, and death,

Thy goodness we'll adore;
And praise thee for thy mercies past,

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.

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