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2 Though hidden from sight, God sits on
(below. And heaven views its image reflected 3 By knowledge supreme, by wisdom divine, God governs the earth with gracious
5 Jehovah, 'tis a glorious word !
O may it dwell on every tongue:
WATTS. 247 Praise to God from all His Saints. ? A
LL ye that love the Lord, rejoice, Amidst the church with cheerful voice
His later wonders show.
Shall their Redeemer sing;
While Zion owns her King.
Whom sinners treat with scorn; The meek that lie despised in dust
Salvation shall adorn.
E'en on a dying bed;
For God shall raise the dead.
And bids the world appear,
Who humbly loved Him here. 248
(PSALM 149.) 10.10.11.11. TATE AND
Praise in the Sanctuary. [BRADY. 1 0
PRAISE ye the Lord, prepare your
glad voice His praise in the great assembly to sing; In our Great Creator let Israel rejoice,
And children of Zion beglad in their King. 2 Let all who adore Jehovah, our Lord, With heart and with tongue His praises express,
[reward, Who always takes pleasure His saints to And with His salvation the humble to
To God, who their
, doth shield;
His grace He there reveals;
2 Let all your sacred passions move,
While you rehearse His deeds;
But the great work of saving love,
Yet when my voice expires in death,
My soul shall praise Him best.
HIS GLORY AND PERFECTIONS. 252 Worship God.--Rev. xxii. 9. * We praise, we worship Thee, O God;
Thy sovereign power we sound
Angels and seraphim proclaim;
Thon God of Hosts, by all adored;
join the glorious throng,
and martyrs hear the sound,
254 Praise our God, all ye His Servants.
. Rev. xix. 5. 1
NONGS of praise the angels sang, When Jehovah's work begun;
When He spake, and it was done. 2 Songs of praise awoke the morn,
When the Prince of Peace was born;
Captive led captivity.
Songs of praise shall crown that day : God will make new heavens and earth;
Songs of praise shall hail their birth. 4 Saints below, with heart and voice,
Still in songs of praise rejoice;
Songs of praise to sing above.
Songs of praise shall conquer death:
WITHER. shall show forth the Praises of
the Lord.-Isa. lx. 6. i ,
Sound we God Almighty's praise ;
Be ye masters of the song.
Be the noblest worship yours;
Everlasting, as is He.
Let the voice of praise ascend;
Bear the mighty sound above. 4 So shall He, from heaven's high tower,
On the earth His blessings pour;
By all the earth adored.
To Thee the powers on high,
Continually do cry-
heavenly hosts obey,
Of Thy majestic sway.
And prophets crowned with light,
Thy constant praise recite.
O Lord, confesses Thee,
Of boundless majesty.
256 The God of Abraham.—Gen. xxxi. 42.
] THE God of Abraham praise,
Who reigns enthroned above;
And God of love.
By earth and heaven confessed :
For ever blest.
At whose supreme command
At His right hand.
Its wisdom, fame, and power;
Our shield and tower.
Whose all-sufficient grace
To see His face.
He is our gracious God;
Through Jesus' blood.
We on His oath depend,
on eagles' wings upborne,
We shall His power adore,
Give thanks to God on high;
They ever cry:
We join the heavenly lays,
His endless praise.
257 The high and lofty One that inhabiteth
Eternity.- Isa. lvii. 15. 1 TVTERNAL Power-whose high abode
Becomes the grandeur of a God; Infinite length beyond the bounds Where stars revolve their finite rounds: 2 Thee, while the first Archangel sings,
He hides his face beneath his wings;
Fall worshipping, and spread the ground. 3 Lord, what shall earth and ashes do?
We would adore our Maker too:
The Great, the Holy, and the High.
And we have learnt to lisp Thy name;
8 God is in heaven, and men below;
Be short our tunes, our words be few;
WATTS. 258 Art Thou not from everlasting, o
Lord my God -Hab. i. 12. ]
GREAT God, how infinite art Thou?
And pay their praise to Thee. 2 Thy throne eternal ages stood,
Ere seas or stars were made;
Were all the nations dead.
To Thine immense survey,
To the great burning day. 4 Eternity, with all its years,
Stands present in Thy view;
Great God, there's nothing new. 5 Our lives through various scenes are And
vexed with trifling cares; (drawn, While Thine eternal thought moves on
Thine undisturbed affairs. 6 Great God, how infinite art Thou !
What worthless worms are we! Let the whole race of creatures bow, And pay their
praise to Thee.
C.M.D. C. WESLEY. 259 Canst thou by searching find out God!
Job xi. 7. 1 SHALL foolish; weak, short-sighted Beyond archangels go,
(man, The great Almighty God explain,
Or to perfection know? His attributes divinely soar
Above the creature's sight; And prostrate seraphim adore
The glorious Infinite. 2 Jehovah's everlasting days,
They cannot numbered be;
Of Thine immensity;
In vain we strive to sound,
Omnipotence a bound.
Description far below :
How deep Thy mercies flow.
And dazzles all above;
The treasures of Thy love.
4 Speak we of strength? His arm is strong Behold, God
is great, and we know To save or to destroy ; Him not.-Job xxxvi. 26.
Infinite years His life prolong,
And endless is His joy.
Who can behold Thy bright abode ?
5 He knows no shadow of a change,
Nor alters His decrees;
Firm as a rock His truth remains,
To guard His promises.
6 Justice, upon an awful throne,
Maintains the rights of God;
While mercy sends her pardons down,
Bought with the Saviour's blood.
7 Now to my soul, Immortal King, 4 Yet, glorious Lord, Thy gracious eyes
Speak some forgiving word;
Then 'twill be double joy to sing
The glories of my Lord.
FABER 263 86,886.
Who would not fear Thee, O King of
nations -Jer. x. 7. ne88.-1 John i. 5.
My God, how wonderful Thou art ! 1 INTERNAL Light ! Eternal Light! How pure the soul must be,
How radiant Thy mercy-seat,
In depths of burning light!
2 How dread are Thine eternal years,
O everlasting Lord ! 2 The spirits that surround Thy throne,
By prostrate spirits, day and night,
3 Thou glorious God, how beautiful
The sight of Thee must be ;30! how shall I, whose native sphere
Thine endless wisdom, boundless power, Is dark, whose mind is dim,
And awful purity !
4 0 how I fear Thee, Living God !
With deepest, tenderest fears;
And worship Thee with humble hope, 4 There is a way for man to rise
And penitential tears.
5 Yet may I love thee, too, O Lord,
Almighty as Thou art;
For Thou hast stooped to ask of me
The love of my poor heart. 5 These, these prepare us for the sight
6 Father of Jesus, God of love,
What rapture will it be,
Prostrate before Thy throne to lie,
And ever gaze on Thee !
CONDER. Canst thou find out the Almightye: 264 Do not I fall heaven and earth I saith perfection ?-Job xi. 7.
the Lord.-Jer. xxiii. 24. COW shall I praise the eternal God, 1 BEL
EYOND, beyond that boundless sea,
Above that dome of sky,
Farther than thought itself can flee,
Thy dwelling is on high; 2 The great Invisible ! He dwells
Yet dear the awful thought to me,
That Thou, my God, art nigh:-
2 Art nigh, and yet my labouring mind
Feels after Thee in vain, 3 Those watchful eyes that never sleep
Thee in these works of power to find,
Or to Thy seat attain;
Thy messenger, the stormy wind;
Thy path, the trackless main :-
Before the Ineffable appear,
Of Holiness above :
3 These speak of Thee with loud acclaim:
They thunder forth Thy praise,
The wonders of Thy ways:
Nor in day's glorious blaze.
Through the wide fields of air:
Yet still Thou art not there.
Who yet is everywhere ?
But in the conscious breast,
There doth His Spirit rest. [sight,
Thou reignest over all.
1 Chron, xxix. 12. 1
JEHOVAT reigns, His throne is high,
shines with beams so bright,
His justice guards His holy law;
His truth and promise seal the grace. 3 Through all His works His wisdom
And baffles Satan's deep designs; [shines,
To be my Father and my Friend?
Heaven is secure, if God be mine.
WATTS. The Lord's throne is in heaven.
Psalm xi. 4.
His throne is built on high
Are light and majesty;
No mortal eye can bear the sight. 2 The thunders of His hand
Keep the wide world in awę;
To guard His holy law:
His truth confirms and seals the grace. 3 Through all His ancient works
Surprising wisdom shines,
And breaks their dark designs:
And can this mighty King
And will He write His name,
My Father and my Friend?
WATTS. 267 Be silent, all flesh, before the Lord.
Zech. i. 13. 1 K
EEP silence, all created things,
The honours of her God. 2 Life, death, and hell, and worlds unHang on His firm decree;
[known, He sits on no precarious throne,
Nor borrows leave to be.
Guides the vast moving frame;
Deep reverence to His name.
My fate with curious eyes;
gloomy lines are writ for me,
May I but find my name,
in praises, doing wonders.
Exod. xv. 11.
How wide is His command !
Rests on His mighty hand.
And light His awful robe;
He manages the globe.
Can swell or sink the seas;
if He please. 4 On angels, with unveiled face,
His glory beams above;
And takes His title, Love.
And sway us as He will:
We are His children still.
Our tongues no more complain;
He is faithful that promised.
Heb. X. 23.
Of our eternal King.