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2 His hand, how wide it spreads the sky;
How glorious to behold!
And starred with sparkling gold. 3 His glories blaze all nature round,
And strike the gazing sight,
With terror and delight.
Shine through the worlds abroad ; Our souls with vast amazement fill,
And speak the builder-God ! 18 The Author of Creation. C.M. i 'Tis by Thy strength the mountains stand,
God of eternal power !
And tempests cease to roar.
Successive comforts bring;
Thy flowers adorn the spring. 3 Seasons, and times, and moons, and hours,
Heaven, earth, and air are thine;
The Author is divine.
Borne by the winds around,
The furrows of the ground.
5 The thirsty ridges drink their fill,
And ranks of corn appear :
Thy goodness crowns the year. 19 The God of Nature. 7's. 1 God on us, in kindly showers,
Blessings every moment pours:
Life and all descend from God. 2 He this flowery carpet spread ;
Made the earth on which we tread;
All the blessings of the field. 3 God refreshes with the air ;
Covers with the clothes we wear ;
Cheers us by His light and heat. 40 that we in truth may give
Thanks for all that we receive !
20 All Blessings from God.
We sow the furrowed land ;
Are in God's mighty hand :
To swell the quick’ning grain ;
The springing corn He blesses,
He clothes the golden Plain.
Around us and afar;
He kindled every star :
By Him are all things fed ;
He gives our daily bread. 21
But's found in God's decrees;
And sinks them if He please. 2 If light attend the course I run,
'Tis He provides those rays ;
If darkness cloud my days.
There may I read my name,
The followers of the Lamb ! 22 Wisdom of Providence.
L.M. 1 Thy ways, O Lord, with wise design,
Are framed upon Thy throne above,
2 With feeble light, and half obscure,
Poor mortals Thy arrangements view ;
and the mysterious just and true.
Thy goodness in full glory shines ;
That veils and darkens Thy designs. 2 Thy providence is kind and large,
Both man and beast Thy bounty share ;
But saints are Thy peculiar care.
Springs from the presence of the Lord ;
The glories promised in His word ! 24 God's Dealings Mysterious. C.M, 1 GREAT God of Providence! Thy ways
Are hid from mortal sight;
Or clothed with dazzling light. 2 The wondrous methods of
The farther off they fly.
Where Thou dost ever reign,
These mysteries shall be all unveiled,
And not a doubt remain.
His brightest beams display,
That never-ending day.
ATTRIBUTES OF GOD. 25 God's Eternal Dominion. C.M. 1 GREAT God! how infinite art Thou !
What worthless worms are we !
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 drawn,
And vexed with trifling cares,
Thine undisturbed affairs.