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2 Their thoughts and ways at once declare,
(Whate'er their lips profess)
Nor will they seek his grace.'
The terrors of thy power.
'Though mountains melt away,
A deep unfathomed sea.
Thy mercies, Lord, extend;
Where time and nature end.
And mortal comforts die,
And raise our pleasures high.
And death close up our eyes,
16. P. M. Bp. HEBER.
Praise to God from Nature and Man. 1 When Spring unlocks the flowers to paint the laughing soil;
When Summer's balmy showers refresh the mower's toil ; When Winter binds in frosty chains the fallow and the flood,
In God the earth rejoiceth still, and owns his Maker good. 2 The birds that wake the morning, and those that love the
The winds that sweep the mountain, or lull the drowsy glade ; The sun that from his amber bower rejoiceth on his way, The moon and stars their Maker's name in silent pomp
display. 3 Shall man, the lord of nature, expectant of the sky,
Shall man, alone unthankful, his little praise deny?
Thee, Maker, must we always love, and Saviour, honor thee. 4 The flowers of Spring may wither, the hope of Summer fade,
The Autumn droop in Winter, the birds forsake the shade
The winds be lulled, the sun and moon forget their old de
cree, But we in nature's latest hour, O Lord, will cling to thee.
17. L. M. Bp. HEBER
Give us our daily Bread.
The hungry ravens cry to thee;
The bosom of the boundless deep;
The common Father, kind to all!
Our daily bread from day to day.
The ravens spread their wings in vain ;
But, God, thou carest still for thine.
The bleak and lonely wilderness ;
For daily bread from day to day.
That part us from our heavenly home;
Our faithless tears begin to flow;
By which alone the soul may live;
18. L. M.
O’er all the earth, o'er all the sky;
His dwelling is the mercy-seat.
Hate every work of sin and shame:
And from the snares of hell defends.
Are for the saints in darkness sown;
Those glorious seeds shall spring and rise,
And the bright harvest bless our eyes.
The sacred honours of the Lord;
19. C. M. WATTS.
Might dwell upon my mind !
And daily peace I find.
Shall be my sweet employ:
Thy word is all my joy.
If thou my heart discharge
And set my feet at large!
Thy statutes and thy name ;
Nor yield to sinful shame.
Whose hands and hearts are ill;
And must obey his will.
20. L. M. 61. CHRISTIAN PSALMIST.
Constant Use of God's Word.
Thy book be my companion still,
Till every heartfelt word be mine.
O may the reconciling word
Sweetly compose my weary breast,
And visions of eternal day!
Thee may I publish all day long ;
CHRIST AND CHRISTIANITY.
21. C. M. DODDRIDGE.
Sincere Love to Christ. 1 Do not I love thee, O my Lord ?
Behold my heart and see ; And turn each hateful idol out,
That dares to rival thee.
To mine attentive ear?
My Saviour's voice to hear?
I would disdain to feed ?
I fear thy cause to plead ?
In honour of thy name?
To damp the immortal flame?
But 0, I long to soar
And learn to love thee more.
22. L. M. 61. MONTGOMERY.
The Communion of Saints.
To darkness, tempest, and the sound
2 But to Mount Zion we are come,
The city of the living God,
The Church of the first born above :
The perfect spirits of the just,
And pleads a Saviour's sacrifice.
Now have beheld a heavenly light;
Are blest with beams divinely bright.
Behold the expected Child appear!
“The Wonderful, the Counsellor !!
Upon his shoulders shall be laid ;
And honours to his name be paid.
High on his father David's throne ;
24. L. M. BP. HEBER.
· Hosanna to the Son of David.' 1 RIDE on, ride on in majesty!
Hark! all the tribes Hosanna cry !