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Before the glory of his face,
With joys divinely great. 4. Then all the chosen seed
Shall meet around the throne,
And make his wonders known. 5. To our Redeemer-God,
Wisdom and pow'r belongs,
And everlasting songs.
Hymn 9. L.M.
Isaiah lvii. 15, 16.
“I sit upon my holy throne;
“ And fill my own eternity.
“ On earth I have a mansion too;
“ And humble soul will I depart. 3.“ The broken spirit I revive,
“ I bid the mourning sinner live,
And ease the sorrows of the mind. 4.“ When I contend against their sin,
« I make them know how vile they've been ; “ But should my wrath forever smoke, « Their souls would sink beneath
stroke.". 5. O may thy pard'ning grace be nigh,
Lest we should faint, despair and die!
Hymn 10. c. M.
The goodness of God. Nahum i. 7.
And kind are all his ways.
In him we live and move; But nobler benefits declare
The wonders of his love. 3. He gave his Son, his only Son,
To ransom rebel worms; 'Tis here he makes his goodness known
In its diviner forms. 4. To this dear refuge, Lord, we come,
'Tis here our hope relies; A safe defence, a peaceful home,
When storms of trouble rise.
The souls who trust in thee;
With bliss divinely free.
What honours shall we raise? Not all the raptur'd songs above,
Can render equal praise.
Hymn 11. C.M.
The wisdom of God in his works. 1. ONGS of immortal praise belong
To my almighty God:
To spread his name abroad. 2. How great the works his hand hath wrought!
How glorious in our sight!
And men in ev'ry age have sought
His wonders with delight.
How-wise th' Eternal mind!
That his first thoughts design'd.
He fix'd his cov'nant sure:
To endless years endure.
Thy heav'nly skill proclaim: What shall we do to make us wise,
But learn to read thy name?
Is our divinest skill;
Who best obeys thy will.
To shun thy presence, or to flee
The notice of thine eye.
My rising and my rest,
And secrets of my breast.
Before they're form’d within ; * And ere my lips pronounce the word,
Thou knowst the sense I mean. 4. O wondrous knowledge, deep and high!
Where can a creature hide?
Within thy circling arms I lie,
Beset on ev'ry side.
And like a bulwark prove,
Secur'd bý sov'reign love.
Hymn 13. C.M. The wisdom of God in the formation of man. 1. HEN I with pleasing wonder stand, And all my
frame survey, Lord 'tis thy work;
own, thy hand,
Where unborn nature grew;
And all my members drew.
The growth of ev'ry part: 'Till the whole scheme thy thoughts had laid
Was copied by thine art. 4. Heav'n, earth, and sea, and fire, and wind,
Shew me thy wondrous skill;
Diviner wonders still.
My flesh proclaims thy praise ;
Thy miracles of grace.
Hymn 14. C.M.
E we praise,
Thee the Creation sings,
And heav'n's high palace rings.
2. Thy glories blaze all nature round;
And strike the gazing sight Through skies, and seas, and solid ground,
With terror and delight. 3. Infinite strength, and equal skill,
Shine through the worlds abroad; Our souls with vast amazement fill,
And speak the builder God. 4. But the sweet beauties of thy grace
Our softer passions move; Pity divine in Jesus' face
We see, adore, and love.
Hymn 15. C.M.
The Infinite. 1, HY names how infinite they be!
Great Everlasting One! Boundless thy might and majesty,
And unconfin'd thy throne. 2. Thy glories shine of wond'rous size,
And wond'rous large thy grace; Immortal day breaks from thine eyes,
And Gabriel veils his face. 3. Thine essence is a vast abyss,
Which angels cannot sound,
Where all our thoughts are drown'd. 4, The mysťries of creation lie
Beneath enlighten'd minds,
And fly before the winds.
And stretch from pole to pole,
And overloads our soul.