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Thy mercies how tender,
How firm to the end,
Redeemer, and Friend!
To hymn thee above,
Though feeble their lays,
Shall lisp to thy praise. 26. UNIVERSAL WORSHIP.
L. M. Old Hundred-Moffat-Winchester. 1 From all that dwell below the skies,
Let the Creator's praise arise:
Through every land, by every tongue. 2 Eternal are thy mercies, Lord;
Eternal truth attends thy Word;.
Till suns shall rise and set no more. 27.
THE EVERLASTING TRIBUTE. C. M
Soldau-Calvin-Melcombe. 1 God of my life! through all its days,
My grateful powers shall sound thy praise :
shall wake with opening light, And cheer the dark and silent night. 2 When anxious cares would break my rest,
And griefs would rend my throbbing breast, Thy tuneful praises raised on high
Shall check the murmur and the sigh. 3 When death o'er nature shall prevail,
And all its powers of language fail,
And mean the thanks I cannot speak.
And I am chained to earth no more,
To join the music of the skies! 28.
THE BOOK OF NATURE. C.M.
Gräfenberg-Burton-Loughton. 1 There is a book who runs may read,
Which heavenly truth imparts; And all the lore its scholars need,
Pure eyes and Christian hearts. 2 The works of God above, below,
Within us, and around,
How God himself is found.
Is like the Maker's love,
Wherewith encompassed, great and small
In peace and order move. 4 One name, above all glorious names,
With its ten thousand tongues The everlasting sea proclaims,
Echoing angelic songs. 5 The raging fire, the roaring wind,
Thy boundless power display: But in the gentler breeze we find
Thy Spirit's viewless way.
And love this sight so fair,
And read thee everywhere. 29.
How gay does all nature appear!
Rejoice in the spring of the year. 2 The foliage that shades the gay bowers,
The herbage that springs from the clod,
3 Shall man, the great master of all,
The only insensible prove ?
Forbid it, devotion and love! 4 The Lord who such wonders can raise,
And still can destroy with a nod,
Our hearts shall rejoice in our God.
L. M. Creation-Calvin-Neapolis. 1 The spacious firmament on high,
With all the blue ethereal sky,
Their great Original proclaim.
Does his Creator's power display;
The moon takes up the wondrous tale,
Repeats the story of her birth; 4 While all the stars that round her burn,
And all the planets in their turn,
5 What though in solemn silence all
Move round the dark terrestrial ball ? What though no real voice, nor sound,
Amidst their radiant orbs be found? 6 In Reason's ear they all rejoice,
And utter forth a glorious voice;
L.M. 31. GOD IN ALL.
6 lines. Carey's-Dresden. 1 Thou art, O God, the life and light
Of all this wondrous world we see:
And all things fair and bright are thine. 2 When day, with farewell beam, delays
Among the opening clouds of even,
So soft, so radiant, Lord, are thine. 3 When youthful spring around us breathes,
Thy Spirit warms her fragrant sigh,