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3 By cooling streams and soft'ning show'rs
The vegetable race are fed ;
Their Maker's bounty smiling spread. 4 The flow'ry tribes all blooming rise
Above the faint attempts of art ;
Speak sweet conviction to the heart.
And trace creation's wonders o'er,
HYMN 133. S. M.
wondrous is the name!
Thy glories how diffused abroad
Through all creation's frame !
Her humble homage pays ;
Her undissembled praise.
To her Creator too :
due. 4 In joy, O! let me spend
Tbe remnant of my days ;
HYMN 134. C. M.
The God of Nature invoked.
To thee our songs we raise ;
Invites us to thy praise.
2 At morning, noon, and evening mild,
Fresh wonders strike our view;
With transports ever new. 3 Thy glory beams in every star
Which gilds the gloom of night;
of cheerful light.
With countless beauties shine : The silent grove, the awful shade,
Proclaim thy pow'r divine.
Our serious hours engage;
Thy works' instructive page!
Thy vary'd love we see ; Still
may the contemplation lead Our hearts, O God, to thee !
HYMN 135. P. M.
The Perfections and Providence of God.
Praises to your heav'nly King ;
And bis mercy knows no end, 2 Be the Lord
noblest theme, Who of gods is God supreme; He, to whom all lords beside
Bow the knee, and veil their pride : 3 Who asserts bis just command
By the wonders of his hand :
Built the mansions of the sky : 4 He, who bade the wat'ry deep
Under earth's foundations sleep ;
5 Thee, sun, whose pow'rful ray
Rules the empire of the day ;
Gilds the darkness of the night. 6 He with food sustains, O earth,
All who claim from thee their birth ;
HYMN 136. P. M.
The same subject.
Praise the Lord, for he is kind :
Ever faithful, ever sure.
For of gods he is the God :
Heav'n's expause, and all its state : 3 Did the solid earth ordain
How to rise above the main :
Fill’d the new-made world with light : 4 Caus’d the golden-tressed sun
All the day his course to run ;
'Mid her spangled sisters bright. 5 All his creatures God does feed,
His full band supplies their need :
His high majesty and worth.
'Bove the reach of mortal eye : And his inercies shall endure, Ever faithful, ever sure.
HYMN 137. L. M.
Public Worship. Psa. Ixv. FOR thee
, O God, our constant praise Io Zion waits, thy chosen seat; Our promis'd altars there we'll raise,
And all our zealous vows complete. 2 0 thou, who to my humble prayer
Didst always bend thy list’ning ear,
And at thy gracious throne appear.
To stop thy flowing mercy try;
And wash away the crimson dye.
Within thy sacred dwelling lives ;
HYMN 138. C. M.
Fruitful Seasons. Psa. Ixv.
Who makes the earth bis care; Visits the pastures ev'ry spring,
And bids the grass appear.
Pour out, at thy command,
To cheer the thirsty land.
Permit the corn to spring; The vallies ricb provision yield,
'The grateful lab'rers sing. 4 The little hills on ev'ry side
Rejoice at falling show'rs;
Perfume the air with Aow'rs.
5 The barren clods, refresh'd with rain,
Promise a joyful crop ;
Revive the reaper's hope.
How bounteous are thy ways !
HYMN 139. S. M.
Universal Praise. Psa. Ixvii.
In mercy, Lord, incline;
On all thy church to shine.
May through the world be known;
And thy salvation own.
To celebrate thy faine ;
To praise thy glorious name.
In humble pious mirth;
all the earth.
HYMN 140. L. M.
VREA'T God, attend, wbile Zion sings
Exceeds a thousand days of mirth. 2 The sparrow chooses where to rest,
And for her young provides a nest;