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34 Thou, God, Seest me (Gen. xvi. 13). L.M. 1 LORD, Thou hast search'd and seen me
through! Thine eye commands, with piercing view, My rising and my resting hours,
My heart and flesh, with all their powers. 2 My thoughts, before they are my own,
Are to the Lord distinctly known;
Ere from my opening lips they break. 3 Within Thy circling power I stand ;
On every side I find Îhy hand;
I am surrounded still with God. 35
Can there be one who sees my way ?
That turns the darkness into day.
May I not sin without control ?
O’er every thought of every soul.
Where human feet had never trod,
He fills the air, the earth, the sea ;
I must within His presence dwell ;
I cannot from His anger flee. 36
Greatness of God. 1 'Twas God who made the earth and skies ;
Great are the wonders of His hand;
Than any child can understand.
And saints stand waiting round His throne;
No sinful thoughts or words are known. 3 If we are taught His name to fear,
And brought to know His love and grace,
And bow with awe before His face.
In all Thy works and ways !
And meditate Thy praise.
The seasons all proclaim,
Thy goodness still the same.
Direct each fleeting hour,
Thy wisdom, love, and power.
4 But in the Saviour's work divine
We learn the wondrous plan,
To save rebellious man. 38 The Mighty Ruler.
C.M. 1 GREAT Ruler of all nature's frame,
We own Thy power divine ;
For all the winds are Thine. 2 Wide as they sweep their sounding way,
They work Thy sovereign will ;
Are stayed, and hushed, and still. 3 Thy mercy, Lord, can calm the storm ;
And they who seek Thy face,
The whispers of Thy grace.
Till our short life shall cease;
To realms of endless peace ! 39 The Glory of God.
C.M. 1 How glorious is our heavenly King,
Who reigns above the sky!
His dreadful majesty!
Nor think how large His grace ;
Not men below, nor saints that dwell
On high before His face.
Can search His secret will ;
And sing His praises still. 40
When I am doing wrong?
All day and all night long.
If I should tell a lie ?
He'd hear it in the sky.
Or is He good to me?
'Tis God that gives it thee.
L.M. 1 The God of glory dwells on high ;
He rules the armies of the sky;
Obedient to their King's command. 2 The God of glory, moved by love,
Descends in mercy from above;
3 This love is great, too great for thought;
Its length and breadth in vain are sought; No tongue can tell its depth and height;
The love of God is infinite.
The Saviour to His people shows
Enough to make their hearts His own. 5 Constrained by this, they walk with Him ;
His love their most delightful theme;
Their hope in heaven to praise His name.
C.M. 1 ALMIGHTY God, Thy wondrous works
Of providence and grace
And all our pride abase.
Creatures in vain explore ;
'Tis faint, and quickly o'er.
Beyond what we can see,
The knowledge, Lord, of Thee ! 43 God's Mercy Boundless. C.M. 1 ABOVE the heaven's created rounds
Thy mercies, Lord, extend ;