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2 His hand, how wide it spreads the sky;

How glorious to behold!
Tinged with a blue of heavenly dye,

And starred with sparkling gold. 3 His glories blaze all nature round,

And strike the gazing sight,
Thro' skies, and seas, and solid ground,

With terror and delight.
4 Infinite strength and equal skill

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 !
The sea grows calm at Thy command,

And tempests cease to roar.
2 Thy morning light, and ev’ning shade,

Successive comforts bring;
Thy plenteous fruits make harvest glad,

Thy flowers adorn the spring. 3 Seasons, and times, and moons, and hours,

Heaven, earth, and air are thine;
When clouds distil in fruitful show'rs,

The Author is divine.
4 Those wandering cisterns in the sky,

Borne by the winds around,
With watery treasures well supply

The furrows of the ground.

5 The thirsty ridges drink their fill,

And ranks of corn appear :
Thy ways abound with blessings still,

Thy goodness crowns the year. 19 The God of Nature. 7's. 1 God on us, in kindly showers,

Blessings every moment pours:
Parents, friends, 'twas God bestowed ;

Life and all descend from God. 2 He this flowery carpet spread ;

Made the earth on which we tread;
Gives His sun and rain, to yield

All the blessings of the field. 3 God refreshes with the air ;

Covers with the clothes we wear ;
Feeds us with the food we eat;

Cheers us by His light and heat. 40 that we in truth may give

Thanks for all that we receive !
He is worthy, God and Lord,
To be honoured and adored.


20 All Blessings from God.
1 WE plough the fertile meadows,

We sow the furrowed land ;
But all the growth and increase

Are in God's mighty hand :
He gives the showers and sunshine,

To swell the quick’ning grain ;



The springing corn He blesses,

He clothes the golden Plain.
2 By Him all things were fashioned

Around us and afar;
He formed the earth and ocean,

He kindled every star :
His love ordained the seasons ;

By Him are all things fed ;
He for the sparrow careth,

He gives our daily bread. 21

God's Providence.
1 THERE's not a sparrow, nor a worm,

But's found in God's decrees;
He raises monarchs to their thrones,

And sinks them if He please. 2 If light attend the course I run,

'Tis He provides those rays ;
And 'tis His hand that hides my sun,

If darkness cloud my days.
3 When He reveals the book of life,

There may I read my name,
Among the chosen of His love,

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,
And every dark and bending line
Meets in the centre of Thy love.

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2 With feeble light, and half obscure,

Poor mortals Thy arrangements view ;
Not knowing that the least are sure,

and the mysterious just and true.
23 Providence and Grace.
1 High in the heavens, eternal God,

Thy goodness in full glory shines ;
Thy truth shall break through every cloud

That veils and darkens Thy designs. 2 Thy providence is kind and large,

Both man and beast Thy bounty share ;
The whole creation is Thy charge,

But saints are Thy peculiar care.
3 Life, like a fountain, rich and free,

Springs from the presence of the Lord ;
And in His light o may we see

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;
Wrapped in impenetrable shades,

Or clothed with dazzling light. 2 The wondrous methods of

Thy grace
Evade the human eye;
The nearer we attempt t' approach,

The farther off they fly.
3 But in the world of bliss above,

Where Thou dost ever reign,

These mysteries shall be all unveiled,

And not a doubt remain.
4 The Sun of Righteousness shall there

His brightest beams display,
And not a hovering cloud obscure

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 !
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 drawn,

And vexed with trifling cares,
While Thine eternal thought moves on

Thine undisturbed affairs.

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