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2 Though hidden from sight, God sits on
His throne,

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Yet here by His works their Creator 18
The world shines a mirror its Maker to
show,

(below. And heaven views its image reflected 3 By knowledge supreme, by wisdom divine, God governs the earth with gracious

[dence reigns,
O'er beast, bird, and insect. His provi:
Whose will first 'created, whose love still

sustains.
4 And man, His last work, with reason

endued,
Though fallen through sin, by grace is
To God, His Redeemer, let man ever raise
The song of thanksgiving, the chorus of

praise.

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5 Jehovah, 'tis a glorious word !

O may it dwell on every tongue:
But saints, who best have known the Lord,
Are bound to raise the noblest song.
6 Speak of the wonders of that love
Which Gabriel plays on every chord;
From all below, and all above,
Loud hallelujahs to the Lord.

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.
2 The Jews, the people of His grace,

Shall their Redeemer sing;
And Gentile nations join the praise,

While Zion owns her King.
3 The Lord takes pleasure in the just,

Whom sinners treat with scorn; The meek that lie despised in dust

Salvation shall adorn.
4 Saints should be joyful in their King,

E'en on a dying bed;
And like the souls in glory sing;

For God shall raise the dead.
5 When Christ the judgment-seat ascends,

And bids the world appear,
Thrones are prepared for all His friends

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,

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His grace He there reveals;
Such honour and triumph His favour To heaven your joy and wonder raise,
O therefore, for ever, all praise to Him For there His glory dwells.

yield.
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(PSALM 149.) 10.10.11.11.

2 Let all your sacred passions move,

PARK.
Universal Praise.

While you rehearse His deeds;

But the great work of saving love,
1
MY soul praise the Lord, speak good Your highest praise exceeds.
His mercies record, His bounties proclaim. 3 All that have motion, life, and breat)
To God, their Creator, let all creatures Proclaim your Maker blest;

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HIS GLORY AND PERFECTIONS. 252 Worship God.--Rev. xxii. 9. * We praise, we worship Thee, O God;

Thy sovereign power we sound

abroad;
All nations bow before Thy throne,
And Thee, the great Jehovah, own.
2 Loud hallelujahs to Thy name

Angels and seraphim proclaim;
By all the powers and thrones in heaven,
Eternal praise to Thee is given.
30 holy, holy, holy Lord;

Thon God of Hosts, by all adored;
Earth and the heavens are full of Thee,
Thy light, Thy power, Thy majesty.
4 Apostles

join the glorious throng,
And swell the loud triumphant song:
Prophets

and martyrs hear the sound,
And spread the hallelujah round.
5 Glory to Thee, O God most high!
Father, we praise Thy majesty ;
The Son, the Spirit, we adore;
One Godhead, blest for evermore.

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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;
Songs of praise arose when He

Captive led captivity.
3 Heaven and earth must pass away;

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;
Learning here, by faith and love,

Songs of praise to sing above.
5 Borne upon their latest breath,

Songs of praise shall conquer death:
Then, amidst eternal joy,
Songs of praise their powers employ.
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WITHER. shall show forth the Praises of

the Lord.-Isa. lx. 6. i ,

Sound we God Almighty's praise ;
Come, ye sons of human race,
In this chorus take your place;
And, amid the mortal throng,

Be ye masters of the song.
2 Angels and celestial powers,

Be the noblest worship yours;
Let, in praise of God, the sound
Run a never-ending round,
That our song of praise may be

Everlasting, as is He.
3 From the earth's remotest end,

Let the voice of praise ascend;
Spreading wide from shore to shore
Let the ocean-fulness roar;
Winds and clouds, as on yo move,

Bear the mighty sound above. 4 So shall He, from heaven's high tower,

On the earth His blessings pour;
All this huge wide orb we see
Shall one choir-one temple-be;
Come, then, come, in sacred lays
Sound we God Almighty's praise.

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Glorious in holine88.-Exod. xv. 11.
O 90D, we praise Thee, and confess
And everlasting Father, art

By all the earth adored.
2 To Thee all angels cry aloud;

To Thee the powers on high,
Both cherubim and seraphim,

Continually do cry-
3 0 holy, hcly, holy Lord,
Whom

heavenly hosts obey,
The world is with the glory filled

Of Thy majestic sway.
4 The apostles' glorious company,

And prophets crowned with light,
With all the martyrs' noble host,

Thy constant praise recite.
8 The holy church throughout the world,

O Lord, confesses Thee,
That Thou, the eternal Father, art

Of boundless majesty.

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256 The God of Abraham.—Gen. xxxi. 42.

OLIVERS.

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] THE God of Abraham praise,

Who reigns enthroned above;
Ancient of everlasting days,

And God of love.
Jehovah, great I AM,

By earth and heaven confessed :
We bow and own the sacred name,

For ever blest.
2 The God of Abraham praise,

At whose supreme command
From earth we rise, and seek the ioys

At His right hand.
We all on earth forsake,

Its wisdom, fame, and power;
And Him our only portion make,

Our shield and tower.
3 The God of Abraham praise,

Whose all-sufficient grace
Shall guide us through the wilderness

To see His face.
He is our faithful Friend;

He is our gracious God;
And He will save us to the end

Through Jesus' blood.
He, by Himself, hath sworn;

We on His oath depend,
We shall,

on eagles' wings upborne,
To heaven ascend:
We shall behold His face,

We shall His power adore,
And sing the wonders of His graco

For evermore.
5 The whole triumphant host

Give thanks to God on high;
Hail, Father, Son, and Holy Ghost !

They ever cry:
Hail, Abraham's God and ours!

We join the heavenly lays,
And celebrate with all our powers

His endless praise.

257 The high and lofty One that inhabiteth

WATTS.

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;
And ranks of shining thrones around

Fall worshipping, and spread the ground. 3 Lord, what shall earth and ashes do?

We would adore our Maker too:
From sin and dust to Thee we cry,

The Great, the Holy, and the High.
4 Earth from afar has heard Thy fame,

And we have learnt to lisp Thy name;
But, 0, the glories of Thy mind,
Leave all our soaring thoughts behind.

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8 God is in heaven, and men below;

Be short our tunes, our words be few;
A sacred reverence checks our songs,
And praise sits silent on our tongues.

WATTS. 258 Art Thou not from everlasting, o

Lord my God -Hab. i. 12. ]

GREAT God, how infinite art Thou?
Let the whole race of creatures bow,

And pay their praise to Thee. 2 Thy throne eternal ages stood,

Ere seas or stars were made;
Thou art the ever-living God,

Were all the nations dead.
3 Nature and time quite naked lie

To Thine immense survey,
From the formation of the sky

To the great burning day. 4 Eternity, with all its years,

Stands present in Thy view;
To Thee there's nothing old appears

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;
Incomprehensible the space

Of Thine immensity;
Thy wisdom's depths by reason's line

In vain we strive to sound,
Or stretch our lab'ring thought to assign

Omnipotence a bound.
3 The brightness of Thy glories leaves

Description far below :
Nor man, nor angel's heart conceiveg

How deep Thy mercies flow.
Thy love is most unsearchable,

And dazzles all above;
They gaze, but cannot count or tell

The treasures of Thy love.

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WATTS.

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.
LORD, we are blind, we mortalsblind :

Who can behold Thy bright abode ?
O'tis beyond a creature-mind

5 He knows no shadow of a change,
To glance a thought half way to God!

Nor alters His decrees;
2 Infinite leagues beyond the sky,

Firm as a rock His truth remains,
The great Eternal reigns alone,

To guard His promises.
Where neither mortal thought can fly,
Nor angels climb the topless throne.

6 Justice, upon an awful throne,

Maintains the rights of God;
3 The Lord of glory builds His seat

While mercy sends her pardons down,
Of gems insufferably bright,

Bought with the Saviour's blood.
And lays beneath His sacred feet
Substantial beams of gloomy night.

7 Now to my soul, Immortal King, 4 Yet, glorious Lord, Thy gracious eyes

Speak some forgiving word;
Look through and cheer us from above;

Then 'twill be double joy to sing
Beyond our praise Thy grandeur flies,

The glories of my Lord.
Yet we adore, and yet we love.

C.M.

FABER 263 86,886.

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Who would not fear Thee, O King of

nations -Jer. x. 7. ne88.-1 John i. 5.

1

My God, how wonderful Thou art ! 1 INTERNAL Light ! Eternal Light! How pure the soul must be,

How radiant Thy mercy-seat,
When, placed within Thy searching sight

In depths of burning light!
It shrinks not, but, with calm delight

2 How dread are Thine eternal years,
Can live, and look on Thee !

O everlasting Lord ! 2 The spirits that surround Thy throne,

By prostrate spirits, day and night,
May bear the burning bliss ;

Incessantly adored.
But that is surely theirs alone,
Since they have never, never known

3 Thou glorious God, how beautiful
A fallen world like this.

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 !
And on my naked spirit bear

With deepest, tenderest fears;
That uncreated beam?

And worship Thee with humble hope, 4 There is a way for man to rise

And penitential tears.
To that sublime abode :
An offering and a sacrifice,

5 Yet may I love thee, too, O Lord,
A Holy Spirit's energies,

Almighty as Thou art;
An Advocate with God :-

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,
The sons of ignorance and night

What rapture will it be,
May dwell in the Eternal Light,

Prostrate before Thy throne to lie,
Through the Eternal Love

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,
Who can ascend His high abode,

Farther than thought itself can flee,
Or venture near His
throne ?

Thy dwelling is on high; 2 The great Invisible ! He dwells

Yet dear the awful thought to me,
Concealed in dazzling light;

That Thou, my God, art nigh:-
But His all-searching eye reveals
The secrets of the night.

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,
Survey the world around;

Or to Thy seat attain;
His wisdom is a boundless deep,

Thy messenger, the stormy wind;
Where all our thoughts are drowned.

Thy path, the trackless main :-

Before the Ineffable appear,

Of Holiness above :

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3 These speak of Thee with loud acclaim:

They thunder forth Thy praise,
The glorious honour of Thy name,

The wonders of Thy ways:
But Thou art not in tempest-flamo,

Nor in day's glorious blaze.
4 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 ?
50! not in circling depth or height,

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

There doth His Spirit rest. [sight,
O come, Thou Presence Infinite !
And make Thy creature blest.
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WATTS 265

Thou reignest over all.

1 Chron, xxix. 12. 1

JEHOVAT reigns, His throne is high,
His glory

shines with beams so bright,
No mortal can sustain the sight.
2 His terrors keep the world in awe

His justice guards His holy law;
His love reveals a smiling face;

His truth and promise seal the grace. 3 Through all His works His wisdom

And baffles Satan's deep designs; [shines,
His power is sovereign to fulfil
The noblest counsels of His will.
4 And will this glorious Lord descend

To be my Father and my Friend?
Then let my songs with angels' join;

Heaven is secure, if God be mine.
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WATTS. The Lord's throne is in heaven.

Psalm xi. 4.
1 THE Lord Jehovah reigns,

His throne is built on high
The garments He assumes

Are light and majesty;
His glories shine with beams so bright,

No mortal eye can bear the sight. 2 The thunders of His hand

Keep the wide world in awę;
His wrath and justice stand

To guard His holy law:
And where His love resolves to bless,

His truth confirms and seals the grace. 3 Through all His ancient works

Surprising wisdom shines,
Confounds the powers of hell,

And breaks their dark designs:
Strong is His arm, and shall fulfil
His great decrees, His sovereign will.

And can this mighty King
Of glory condescend?
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And will He write His name,

My Father and my Friend?
I love His flame, I love His word;
Join all my powers, and praise the Lord.

O.M.

WATTS. 267 Be silent, all flesh, before the Lord.

Zech. i. 13. 1 K

EEP silence, all created things,
My soul stands trembling while she

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.
3 His wisdom, with superior sway,

Guides the vast moving frame;
While all the ranks of beings pay

Deep reverence to His name.
4 My God, I would not long to see

My fate with curious eyes;
What

gloomy lines are writ for me,
Or what bright scenes may rise.
5 In Thy fair book of life and grace

May I but find my name,
Recorded in some humble place
Beneath my Lord,

the Lamb.
C.M.

WATTS. 268

Fearful

in praises, doing wonders.

Exod. xv. 11.
IT E Lord-how fearful is His name !

How wide is His command !
Nature, with all her moving frame,

Rests on His mighty hand.
2 Immortal glory forms His throne,

And light His awful robe;
While with a smile, or with a frown,

He manages the globe.
3 A word of His almighty breath

Can swell or sink the seas;
Build the vast empires of the earth,
Or break them

if He please. 4 On angels, with unveiled face,

His glory beams above;
On men He looks with softest grace,

And takes His title, Love.
5 Now let the Lord for ever reign,

And sway us as He will:
Sick or in health, in ease or pain,

We are His children still.
6 No more shall peevish passion rise,

Our tongues no more complain;
'Tis sovereign love that lends our joys,
And love resumes again.
C.M.

WATTS. 269

He is faithful that promised.

Heb. X. 23.
REGIN, my tongue, some heavenly

theme,
And speak some boundless thing;
The mighty works, or mightier name,

Of our eternal King.

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