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4 These lower works that swell His praise,

High as man's thought can tower
Are but a portion of His ways,

The hiding of His power,
If God hath made this world so fair,

Where sin and death abound :
How beautiful beyond compare

Will Paradise be found !

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9 Power and Goodness,
1 I SING the almighty power of God,

That made the mountains rise :
That spread the flowing seas abroad,

And built the lofty skies.
2 I sing the wisdom that ordained

The sun to rule the day ;
The moon shines full at His command,

And all the stars obey.
3 I sing the goodness of the Lord,

That filled the earth with food ;
He formed the creatures with His word,

And then pronounced them good.
10 Creation and Redemption.
1 How wondrous are the works of God,

Displayed through all the world abroad!
Immensely great, immensely small ;

Yet one strange work exceeds them all.
2 He formed the sun-fair fount of light;

The moon and stars to rule the night;

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But night, and stars, and moon, and sun,

Are little works compared with one.
3 He rolled the seas, and spread the skies,

Made valleys sink, and mountains rise,
The meads He clothed with native green,

And bade the rivers glide between.
4 But what are seas, or skies, or hills,

Or verdant vales, or gliding rills,
To wonders man was born to prove-

The wonders of redeeming love?
11 Praise for Temporal Mercies.

7's. 1 PRAISE to God, immortal praise,

For the love that crowns our days ;
Bounteous source of every joy,

Let Thy praise our tongues employ.
2 For the blessings of the field,

For the stores the gardens yield,
For the joy the harvests bring,

Grateful praises now we sing.
3 Flocks that whiten all the plain,

Yellow sheaves of ripened grain,
Clouds that drop refreshing dews,

Suns that genial heat diffuse ;
4 All that Spring, with bounteous hand,

Scatters o'er the smiling land ;
All that liberal Autumn pours

From her overflowing stores ;
5 These, great God, to Thee we owe,

Source whence all our blessings flow;

And for these we now would raise

Songs to Thee of grateful praise. 12 God's Good Gifts.

7's. 1 COME, behold the mid-day sun

Shed around his golden light;
Every leaf that meets his ray

Glitters gaily to the sight.
2 God is good ! He made the sun,

Blessing everything that lives;

who light, and joy, and food,
To each living being gives.
3 He who formed the seeing eye,

He who made the hearing ear,
Gave each beauty we behold,

Each delightful sound we hear. 4 If He did not keep our life,

We could neither think nor move :
Every blessing we enjoy

Is a gift of tender love. 13 God's Works Praise Him. L.M. 1 In earth, and air, and sea, and sky,

There's not a place, or deep, or high,
Where the Creator has not trod,

And left the footsteps of a God.
2 In various shapes and colours rise

Ten thousand wonders to our eyes,
And beasts and birds, with lab'ring throat,
Teach us a God in every note.

3 In vain the sons of men deny

The God who rules and reigns on high ;
His works His power and skill proclain,

And raise their honours to his name. 14 Creation and Providence (Ps. civ.). L. M. 1 God from His cloudy cistern pours

On the parched earth enriching showers ;
The grove, the garden, and the field,

A thousand joyful blessings yield. 2 How vast Thy works ! how great Thy skill !

And every land Thy riches fill;
While the whole race of creatures stands

Waiting their portions from Thy hands. 3 The earth stands trembling at Thy stroke,

And at Thy touch the mountains smoke;
Yet humble souls may see Thy face,

And tell their wants to sovereign grace.
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Man.

S.M. 1 How wondrous is this frame,

As I its parts survey!
These hands, these feet, this body came

But from a mass of clay.
2 And in this fair machine

Dwells an immortal mind,
Placed there by some great hand unseen,

For some great end designed.
3 Before Thy gracious throne,

Thou condescending Lord,

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Help me to bow, and humbly own

Thy name should be adored.
4 'Twas Thou who gav'st me breath,

And bid'st me live and move;
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may I bless Thy name till death,

Then worship Thee above !
16 Perfection of God's Works.
1 ALMIGHTY God! there are no works

So wonderful as Thine :
Where'er they turn, our eyes behold

Some bountiful design.
2 How perfect every object leaves

Thine all-creating hand,
From yonder ruler of the day

To this small grain of sand !
3 How things above and things below

Obey Thy forming will !
Nor is Thy wisdom less perceived

Than Thine unbounded skill.
4. Thy goodness shines in every place,

E'en where destruction lurks ;
Thy tender mercy and Thy care

Are over all Thy works.
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The Great Builder.

C.M. 1 JEHOVAH's works Jehovah praise,

They all His glory sing; With His great name, rocks, hills, and seas,

And heaven's high arches ring.

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