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19. L. M. 61. T. Moore.
God the Life and Light of the World. 1 Thou art, O God, the life and light
Of all this wondrous world we see;
And all things fair and bright are thine. 2 When day, with farewell beam, delays
Among the opening clouds of even,
So soft, so radiant, Lord, are thine.
O'ershadows all the earth and skies,
Thy spirit warms her fragrant sigh;
20. L. M. Watts.
Greatness of God.
Shall fill the remnant of my days;
2 The wings of every hour shall bear
Some thankful tribute to thine ear;
3 Thy truth and justice I'll proclaim;
Thy bounty flows, an endless stream;
4 Thy works with sovereign glory shine,
And speak thy majesty divine;
21. L. M. Kippis.
To the Unknown God. 1 GREAT GOD, in vain man's narrow view
Attempts to look thy nature through; Our laboring powers with reverence own
Thy glories never can be known. • 2 Not the high seraph's mighty thought,
Who countless years his God has sought, Such wondrous height or depth can find, Or fully trace thy boundless mind.
3 And yet thy kindness deigns to show
Enough for mortal minds to know;
4 O, may our souls with rapture trace
Thy works of nature and of grace;
12. L. M. Spirit of the Psalms.
God knows our Hearts and Ways. 1 Father of spirits ! nature's God!
Our inmost thoughts are known to thee; Thou, Lord, canst hear each idle word, And every private action see.
2 Could we on morning's swiftest wings
Pursue our flight through trackless air, Or dive beneath deep ocean's springs, Thy presence still would meet us there.
3 In vain may guilt attempt to fly,
Concealed beneath the pall of night;
4 Search thou our hearts, and there destroy
Each evil thought, each secret sin,
23. L. M. DodpridGE.
Seeing the Invisible.
Thy peerless splendors none can bear;
2 Yet faith can pierce the awful gloom,
The great Invisible can see,
3 Then every tempting form of sin,
Shamed in thy presence, disappears ;
The likeness it contemplates wears.
Witness to its supreme desire,
For it hath caught the heavenly fire.
To bear thee ever in its sight;
24. L. M. Watts.
Omniscience and Omnipresence of God.
Thine eye commands, with piercing view,
My heart and flesh, with all their powers. 2 My thoughts, before they are my own,
Are to my God distinctly known;
Ere from my opening lips they break. 3 Within thy circling power I stand;
On every side I find thy hand;
I am surrounded still with God.
What large extent! what lofty height!
5 0, may these thoughts possess my breast,
Where'er I rove, where'er I rest;
25. C. M. 61. Conder.
God is every where.
Above that dome of sky,
Thy dwelling is on high;
That thou, iny God, art nigh.
Through the wide fields of air ; *
Yet still thou art not there.
Who yet is every where ?
But in the conscious breast;
There does his spirit rest.
And make thy creature blest.
26. S. M. Watts.
Abounding Compassion of God.
Whose mercies are so great ;