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105.

C. M.

H. K. WHITE.
Almighty Power and Majesty of God.
1 The Lord our God is clothed with might;

The winds obey his will ;
He speaks, and in the heavenly height

The rolling sun stands still.
2 Rebel, ye waves, and o'er the land

With threatening aspect roar;
The Lord uplifts his awful hand,

And chains you to the shore.
3 Ye winds of night, your force combine

Without his high behest,
Ye shall not, in the mountain pine,

Disturb the sparrow's nest.
4 His voice sublime is heard afar;

In distant peals it dies;
He binds the whirlwinds to his car,

And sweeps the howling skies.
5 Ye nations, bend; in reverence bend;

Ye monarchs, wait his nod,
And bid the choral song ascend

To celebrate our God.

106.
C. M.

WATTS.
God is Everywhere.
1 In all my vast concerns with thee,

In vain my soul would try
To shun thy presence, Lord, or flee

The notice of thine eye.
2 Thine all-surrounding sight surveys

My rising and my rest;
My public walks, my private ways,
And secrets of my breast.

3 My thoughts lie open to the Lord,

Before they're formed within ;
And ere my lips pronounce the word,

He knows the sense I mean.
4 0, wondrous knowledge, deep and high;

Where can a creature hide ?
Within thy circling arms I lie,

Beset on every side.
5 So let thy grace surround me still,

And like a bulwark prove,
To guard my soul from every ill,

Secured by sovereign love.

107.

L. M.

SPIRIT OF THE PSALMS.

Eternity of God.
1 ERE mountains reared their forms sublime,

Or heaven and earth in order stood,
Before the birth of ancient time,

From everlasting thou art God.

2 A thousand ages, in their flight,

With thee are as a fleeting day;
Past, present, future, to thy sight

At once their various scenes display.
3 But our brief life's a shadowy dream,

A passing thought, that soon is o'er,
That fades with morning's earliest beam,

And fills the musing mind no more.
4 To us, O Lord, the wisdom give,

Each passing moment so to spend,
That we at length with thee may live
Where life and bliss shall never end.

108.
C. M. 61.

CONDER.
Where is God?
1 BEYOND, beyond that boundless sea,

Above that dome of sky,
Farther than thought itself can flee,

Thy dwelling is on high ;
Yet dear the awful thought to me,

That thou, my God, art nigh.
2 We hear thy voice when thunders roll

Through the wide fields of air ;
The waves obey thy dread control:

Yet still thou art not there.
Where shall I find Him, O my soul,

Who yet is everywhere?
3 0, not in circling depth, or height,

But in the conscious breast,
Present to faith, though veiled from sight,

There does his spirit rest.
O come, thou Presence Infinite,

And make thy creatures blest.

109.

L. M.

WATTS The all-seeing God. 1 LORD, thou hast searched and seen me through;

Thine eye commands, with piercing view,
My rising and my resting hours,

My heart and flesh, with all their powers.
2 Within thy circling power I stand ;
On

every side I find thy hand : Awake, asleep, at home, abroad,

I am surrounded still with God.
3 Amazing knowledge, vast and great!

What large extent! what lofty height!
My soul, with all the powers I boast,
Is in the boundless prospect lost.

4 O may these thoughts possess my breast

Where'er I rove, where'er I rest!
Nor let my weaker passions dare
Consent to sin; for God is there.

110.

L. M. 61. MONTGOMERY.

God Good and Omniscient.
1 How precious are thy thoughts of peace.

O God ! to me,-how great the sum!
New every morn, they never cease;
They were, they are, and

yet
In number and in compass more
Than ocean's sand, or ocean's shore.

shall come,

2 Search me, O God! and know

my

heart,
Try me, my secret soul survey ;
And warn thy servant to depart

From every false and evil way:
So shall thy truth my guidance be,
In life and immortality.

111.

L. M.

BLACKLOCK
Omniscience and Omnipresence.
1 FATHER of all, omniscient Mind,

Thy wisdom who can comprehend ?
Its highest point what eye can find,

Or to its lowest depths descend ? 2 If up to heaven's ethereal height,

Thy prospect to elude, I rise,
In splendor there supremely bright,

Thy presence shall my sight surprise.
3 Thee, mighty God, my wondering soul,

Thee, all her conscious powers adore
Whose being circumscribes the whole,
Whose eyes the universe explore.

4 Thine essence fills this breathing frame;

It glows in every vital part,
Lights up our souls with livelier flame,

And feeds with life each beating heart. 5 To thee, from whom our being came,

Whose smile is all the heaven we know,
Inspired with this exalted theme,

To thee our grateful strains shall flow.

112.

C. M.

WATTS.
Infinity of God.
1 GREAT GOD, how infinite art thou !

How weak and frail are we !
Let the whole race of creatures bow,

And homage pay to thee.
2 Thy throne eternal ages stood,

Ěre carth or heaven was made;
Thou art the ever-living God,

Were all the nations dead.
3 Eternity, with all its years,

Stands present in thy view;
To thee there s nothing old appears,

Great God, there's nothing new.
4 Our lives through varying scenes are drawn

And vexed with trifling cares,
While thine eternal thought moves on

Thine undisturbed affairs.

113.
S. P. M.

WATT8.
The Majesty of God.
1 The Lord Jehovah reigns,

And royal state maintains,
His head with awful glories crowned,

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