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3 There's not a place in earth's vast round

In ocean deep, or air,
Where skill and wisdom are not found;

For God is everywhere.
4 Around, within, below, above,

Wherever space extends,
There Heaven displays its boundless love,

And power with goodness blends.

123.

C. M.

WATTS God the Creator. 1 ETERNAL Wisdom, thee we praise;

Thee all thy creatures sing:
While with thy name, rocks, hills, and seas,

And heaven's high palace, ring.
2 Thy hand, how wide it spread the sky!

How glorious to behold!
Tinged with a blue of heavenly dye,

And decked with sparkling gold. 3 Thy glories blaze all nature round,

Ånd strike the gazing sight,
Through skies, and seas, and solid ground,

With terror and delight.
4 Almighty power, and equal skill,

Shine through the worlds abroad,
Our souls with vast amazement fill,

And speak the builder, God.

124.

S. M.

MRS. STERLE.
God, our Creator and Benefactor.
1 My Maker and my King !

To thee my all I owe:
Thy sovereign bounty is the spring,
From whence my blessings flow.

2 Thou ever good and kind !

A thousand reasons move,
A thousand obligations bind

My heart to grateful love.
3 The creature of thy hand,

On thee alone I live :
My God! thy benefits demand

More praise than tongue can give.
4 O let thy grace inspire

My soul with strength divine;
Let all my powers to thee aspire,

And all my days be thine.

125.
L. M.

WATTS The Good Providence of God. Ps. 36. 1 High in the heavens, eternal God!

Thy goodness in full glory shines;
Thy truth shall break through every cloud

That veils and darkens thy designs. 2 Forever firm thy justice stands,

As mountains their foundations keep;
Wise are the wonders of thy hands;

Thy judgments are a mighty deep. 3 Thy providence is kind and large;

Both man and beast thy bounty share •
The whole creation is thy charge,

But saints are thy peculiar care. 4 Life, like a fountain, rich and free,

Springs from the presence of my Lord;
And in thy light our souls shall see
The glories promised in thy word.

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L. M.

KIPPIS
God Incomprehensible.
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 hign 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;
While wisdom, goodness, power divine,

Through all thy works and conduct shine. 4 O, may our souls with rapture trace

Thy works of nature and of grace:
Explore thy sacred truth, and still
Press on to know and do thy will.

127.

C. M.

TATE & BRADE
God Unchangeable.
1 TAROUGH endless years thou art the same,

O thou eternal God;
Each future age shall know thy name,

And tell thy works abroad.
2 The strong foundations of the earth

Of old by thee were laid ;
By thee the beauteous arch of heaven

With matchless skill was made.
3 Soon may this goodly frame of things

Created by thy hand,
Be, like a vesture, laid aside,
And changed at thy command.

4 But thy perfections, all divine,

Eternal as thy days,
Through everlasting ages shine,

With undiminished rays.

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C. M.

COWPER.
Purposes of God developed by his Providence.
1 God moves in a mysterious way,

His wonders to perform ;
He plants his footsteps in the sea,

And rides upon the storm.
2 Ye fearful saints, fresh courage take;

The clouds ye so much dread
Are big with mercy, and shall break

In blessings on your head.
3 Judge not the Lord by feeble sense,

But trust him for his grace;
Behind a frowning providence

He hides a smiling face.
4 His purposes will ripen fast

Unfolding every hour;
The bud may have a bitter taste,

But sweet will be the flower.
5 Blind unbelief is sure to err,

And scan his work in vain ;
God is his own interpreter,

And he will make it plain.

129.

S. M.

MONTGOMERY.
" The darkness and the light are both alike to thee.
1 In darkness as in light,

Hidden alike from view,
I sleep, I wake within His sight,
Who looks existence through.

2 From the dim hour of birth,

Through every changing state
Of mortal pilgrimage on earth,

Till its appointed date;

3 All that I am, - have been,

All that I yet may be,
He sees at once, as he hath seen,

And shall forever see.

130.
C. M.

BROWNE
Universal Goodness of God.
1 LORD! thou art good : all nature shows

Its mighty Author kind:
Thy bounty through creation flows,

Full, free, and unconfined.

2 The whole, and every part, proclaims

Thine infinite good-will;
It shines in stars, and flows in streams,
And blooms on every

hill.
3 We view it o'er the spreading main,

And heavens which spread more wide ;
It drops in gentle showers of rain,

And rolls in every tide.
4 Through the vast whole it pours supplies,

Spreads joy through every part:
O, may such love attract my eyes,

And captivate my heart !

5 My highest admiration raise,

My best affections move!
Employ my tongue in songs of praise,
And fill my heart with love!

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