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2 Immanuel once invited
The youngest to His love;
Upon them from above :
And all on earth beside,
To all for whom He died.
HYMNS OF THANKSGIVING. 237 Praise for Temporal Blessings. L.M. 1 O BLESS the Lord, the just, the good,
Who fills our hearts with joy and food ;
And loads our days with rich supplies ! 2 He sends the sun his circuit round,
To cheer the fruits, to warm the ground; He bids the clouds with plenteous rain
Refresh the thirsty earth again.
And all our near escapes from death ;
He heals the weak, and guards the strong. 4 He makes the saint and sinner prove
The common blessings of His love;
Is endless joy or endless pains.
The goodness of the heavenly King,
Who lives above the sun and stars,
And everlasting glory wears !
Address Him in a humble song,
And all the good His mercy sends. 30 may I walk in wisdom's ways !
1 She'll bless my youth and crown my days, And lead me, in a pleasant road,
To heaven, to glory, and to God. 239 Providence Reviewed. 1 ALMIGHTY Father, gracious Lord,
Kind Guardian of my days, Thy mercies let my heart record
In songs of grateful praise.
Was Thy indulgent care ;
Or breathe the infant prayer.
From Thy exhaustless store ;
Would count Thy mercies o'er.
Thy bounteous kindness trace,
The blessings of Thy grace. 240 Hosanna.
8.7.4. 1 ONCE was heard the song of children,
By the Saviour when on earth ;
Joyful in the sacred temple
Loud to David's Son broke forth.
Garments spread beneath His feet,
From the lips of children greet.
Glorified and throned on high,
Swell the chorus of the sky.
L.M. 1 PRAISE ye the Lord ! 'tis good to raise
Our hearts and voices in His praise ;
To make this duty our delight.
He counts their numbers, calls their names ;
A deep where all our thoughts are drowned. 3 Sing to the Lord, extol Him high,
Who spreads the clouds around the sky;
Nor lets the drops descend in vain.
And clothes the smiling fields with corn ;
The beasts with food His hands supply,
And the young ravens when they cry. 5 But saints are lovely in His sight;
He views His children with delight :
And looks and loves His image there.
For all Thy gifts are free;
Are all bestowed by Thee.
And dangers every hour;
Unless Thou give me power. 3 My health, and friends, and parents dear,
To me by God are given ;
But what is sent from heaven.
A child can ne'er repay ;
To love Thee and obey ! 243 Providential Favour.
C.M. 1 I THANK the goodness and the grace
Which on my birth have smiled, And made me, in these later days,
A favoured English child. 2 I was not born, as thousands are,
Where God was never known ;
And taught to pray a useless prayer
To blocks of wood and stone. 3 I was not born a little slave,
To labour in the sun,
And all my labour done.
Or in some broken shed,
And beg my daily bread. 5 O God, I thank Thee, who hast planned
A better lot for me,
Where I may hear, of Thee. 244 Jesus Worthy of Praise. 8.7 double 1 LORD of every land and nation,
Ancient of eternal days,
Be Thy just and worthy praise ;
Through Thy empire's wide domain,
Blessèd be Thy gentle reign.
May we gratefully adore ;
Of Thy light and love and power !
Which Thy goodness has bestowed ;
Wash us in Thy precious blood.