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HYMN 198. C. M.

The Ways of the Righteous kpowd to God.'
T thee, my God! my days are known ;

My soul enjoys the thought;
My actions all before thee lie,

Nor are my wants forgot.
2 Each secret wish devotion breathes,

Is vocal to thioe ear ;
And all my walks of daily life

Before thine eye appear.
3 The vacant hour, the active scene,
Thy mercy


approve ; And ev'ry pang of sympathy,

And ev'ry care of love.
4 Each golden hour of beaming light

Is gilded by thy rays;
And dark affliction's midnight gloom

A present God surveys.
5 Full in thy view thro' life I pass,

And in thy view I die :
Lord, when all mortal bonds shall break,

May I still find thee nigh!

HYMN 199. P. M.

Delighting in divine Goodness.
DARENT of good ! thy works of might

I trace with wonder and delight ;

Thy name is all divine :
There's nought in earth, or sea, or air,
Or beav'n itself that's good or fair,

But is entirely thine.
2 Immensely high thy glories rise,
They strike my soul with sweet surprise,

And sacred pleasure yield ;
An ocean wide without a bound,
Where ev'ry noble wish is drown'd,

And ev'ry want is fill’d.

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3 To thee my warm affections move, In sweet astonishment and love,

While at thy feet I fall; I

pant for nought beneath the skies, To thee my ardent wishes rise,


eterpal All!
4 What sball I do to spread thy praise,
My God! thro' my remaining days,

Or how thy name adore ? To thee I consecrate my breath, Let me be thine in life and death,

Aad thine for evermore.


HYMN 200. C. M.

The Goodness and Mercy of God.
WEET is the mem'ry of thy grace,

O God, my beav'nly King !
Let age to age thy righteousness

Io gounds of glory sing.
2 God reigns on high, but not confines.

His goodness to the skies ;
Thro' the whole earth his bounty shines;.

And ev'ry want supplies.
3 With longing eyes, thy creatures wait

On thee for daily food,
Thy lib'ral hand provides their meat,

And fills their mouths with good.
4 How kind are thy compassions, Lord !

How slow thine anger moves !
But soon be sends his pard’ning word,

To cheer the souls he loves.
5 Creatures, with all their endless race,

Thy pow'r and praise proclaim ; But saints, who taste thy richer grace, Delight to bless thy name.




HYMN 201. L. M.

God the intellectual Light.
DRAISE to the Lord of boundless might,

With yocreated glories bright!
His presence gilds the worlds above,

Th' unchanging Source of light and love. 2 Our rising earth his eye beheld,

When in substantial darkness veil'd ;
The shapeless chaos, nature's womb,

Lay buried in eternal gloom.
3 Let there be light, Jehovah said ;

And light o'er all its face was spread ;
Nature, array'd in charms un known,

Gay with its new-boru lustre, shone. 4 He sees the mind, when lost it lies

In shades of ignorance and vice ;
And darts froin heav'n a vivid ray,

And changes midnight into day.
5 Shine, mighty God! with vigour shipe

On this benighted heart of mine ;
There be thy brighter beams reveal'd

As in the Saviour's face beheld.
6 Tbine image, on my soul impress’d,

In radiant lines shali stand confess'd ;
While all my faculties upite
To praise the Lord, who gives me light. DODDRIDGE.

HYMN 202. O. M.
The Being, Omnipresence, and Providence of God.
REAT God, how vast is thine abode !

Mysterious are thy ways !
Unseen thy footsteps in the air,

And trackless in the seas. 2 Yet the whole peopled world bespeaks

Thy being and thy pow'r 'Midst the resplendent blaze of day,

And awful midnight hour.

3 Nor all the peopled world alone,

Rich fields and verdant plains, But lonely wilds by man uotrod,

Where silent horror reigos. 4 Tempests and storms that sweep the sky, And cataracts sublime

i Volcanoes, earthquakes, burricanes,

That waste the torrid clime ; 5 Vast caverns deep, and cloud-topt bills

Huge mountains rude and bare, Terrific rocks and swelling waves

The grandeur all declare. 6 Through all creation's widest range

The hand of heaven is near: Where'er I wander in the world,

Lo! God is present there.


HYMN 203. P. M.

God's government Zion's joy.
E subjects of the Lord, proclaim

The royal honours of his pame;

• Jebovab reigns,' be all your song, 'Tis he tby God, o Zion, reigns ; Prepare thy most harmonious strains,

Glad hallelujahs to prolong. 2 Ye princes, boast po more your crown, But lay the glittering trifle down

In lowly honour at his feet ; А

spao your parrow empire bounds; He reigns beyond created rounds,

In self-sufficient glory great.
3 Tremble, ye pageants of a day,
Form’d, like your slaves, of brittle clay ;

Down to the dust your sceptres bend;
To everlasting years He reigns,
And undiminish'd pomp maintains,

When kings and suns, and time shall end.

4 So shall his favour'd Zion live; In vain coofed 'rate nations strive

Her sacred turrets to destroy; Her sov'reign sits enthron'd above And endless pow'r, and endless love,

Insure her safety and her joy.


WITH eye impartial, heav'n’s high King

HYMN 204. C. M.

God no Respecter of Persons.

Surveys each buman tribe ;
No earthly pomp his eyes can charm,

, Nor wealth his favour bribe. 2 The rich and poor, of equal clay

His powr'tul hand did frame; All souls are his, and him alike

Their comon Parent claim. 3 Ye sons of men of high degree,

Your great Superior own; Praise him for all bis gifts, and pay

Your homage at bis tbrone. 4 Trust in the Lord, ye


poor, And banish ev'ry fear ; The God you serve will ne'er forsake

The man of heart sincere.


HYMN 205. L. M.

The Bounty of Providence improved.
NATHER of lights! we sing thy name,

Who kindlest up the lamp of day;
Wide as he spreads bis golden flame,

His beains thy pow'r and love display. 2 Fountain of good! from thee proceeds,

In copious drops, the genial rain,
Which thro' the bills, and thro’ the meads,

Revive the grass, and swell the grain.
3 Thro' the wide world tby bounties spread ;-

Yet millions of our guilty race,

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