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4 Now wisdom, with superior sway,

Guides the vast, moving frame,
Whilst all the ranks of beings pay

Deep reverence to his name.


L. M.


God sovereign and gracious. Ps. 113.

1 YE servants of the Almighty King,

In every age his praises sing;
Where'er the sun shall rise or set,
The nations shall his praise repeat.

2 Above the earth, beyond the sky,

Stands his high throne of majesty ;
Nor time nor place his power restrain,
Nor bound his universal reign.

3 Which of the sons of Adam dare,

Or angels, with their God compare?
His glories, how divinely bright,
'Who dwells in uncreated light !

4 Behold his love! He stoops to view

What saints above and angels do,
And condescends yet more to know
The mean affairs of men below.

5 From dust and cottages obscure

His grace exalts the humble poor,
Gives them the honor of his sons,
And fits them for their heavenly thrones.

C. M.

God's Kingdom supreme.
1 HIGH as the heavens above the ground

Reigns the Creator God;
Wide as the whole creation's bound

Extends his awful rod.
2 Let princes of exalted state

To him ascribe their crown,
Render their homage at his feet,

And cast their glories down. i 3 Know that his kingdom is supreme;

Your lofty thoughts are vain ;
He calls you gods,

that awful name,
But ye must die like men.
4 Ye judges of the earth, be wise,

And think of heaven with fear;
The meanest saint that you despise.

Has an Avenger there.

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God's Government, Zion's Joy. Is. lii. 7.
1 YE subjects of the Lord, proclaim
The royal honors of his name ;

Jehovah reigns, - be all your song: 'Tis he, thy God, o Zion, reigns; Prepare thy most harmonious strains,

Glad hallelujahs to prolong. 2 Ye princes, boast no more your crowns, But lay the glittering trifles down

In lowly honor at his feet;

A span your narrow empire bounds
He reigns beyond created rounds,

In self-sufficient glory great. 3 Tremble, ye pageants of a day, Formed, like your slaves, of brittle clay;

Down to the dust your sceptres bend:
To everlasting years he reigns,
And undiminished pomp maintains,

When kings, and suns, and time, shall end. 4 So shall his favored Zion live: In vain confederate nations strive

Her sacred turrets to destroy ;
Her Sovereign sits enthroned above,
And endless power and endless love

Insure her safety and her joy.

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 in every part proclaims

Thy infinite good-will:
It shines in stars, and flows in streams,

And bursts from 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 Long hath it been diffused abroad,

Through ages past and gone; Nor ever can exhausted be,

But still keeps flowing on. 5 Through the whole earth it pours supplies,

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

And captivate my heart !


S. M.

MRS. STEELE. 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 life can give. 4 0, what can I impart,

When all is thine before ?
Thy love demands a thankful heart;

The gift, alas, how poor 5 O, let thy grace inspire

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

And all my days be thine.

C. M.

Goodness of God.
1 JEHOVAH God, thy gracious power

On every hand we see;
O, may the blessings of each hour

Lead all our thoughts to thee !
2 If on the wings of morn we speed

To earth's remotest bound,
Thy hand will there our footsteps lead,

Thy love our path surround.
3 Thy power is in the ocean deeps,

And reaches to the skies;
Thine eye of mercy never sleeps,

Thy goodness never dies.
4 From morn till noon, till latest eve,

The hand of God we see ;
And all the blessings we receive,

Ceaseless, proceed from thee.
5 In all the varying scenes of time,

On thee our hopes depend;
Through every age, in every clime,

Our Father and our Friend !



Goodness of God in the Seasons. 1 GREAT God, at whose all-powerful call,

At first arose this beauteous frame, Thou bid'st the seasons change, and all

The changing seasons speak thy name.

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