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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.


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.


S. M.

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.

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.

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.


C. M.

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.

C. M.

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.


S. M.

" 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.

C. M.

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

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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