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5 His every word of grace is strong,

As that which built the skies ;
The voice that rolls the stars along,

Speaks all the promises. 6 He said, “Let the wide heaven be spread,”

And heaven was stretched abroad :
Abraham, I'll be thy God,” he said,

And he was Abraham's God.
7 O might I hear thy heavenly tongue

But whisper, “Thou art mine!”
Those gentle words should raise my song

To notes almost divine.
6.
GREATNESS AND GOODNESS.

C. M. St. Mirren's-Burton Burnett. 1 How great a being, Lord, is thine,

Which doth all beings keep!
Thy knowledge is the only line

To sound so vast a deep.
2 Thou art a sea without a shore,

A sun without a sphere;
Thy time is now and evermore,

Thy place is everywhere.
3 How good art thou, whose goodness is

Our parent, nurse, and guide;
Whose streams do water paradise,

And all the earth beside.

4 Thine upper and thy nether springs,

Make men and angels thrive,
Under thy warm and sheltering wings

Thou keep'st both worlds alive. 5 And mercy, shining attribute,

The sinner's hope and plea!
Huge hosts of sins in their pursuit

Are drowned in its Red Sea.
6 Thy brilliant footprints, God of grace,

We humbly here adore;
Show us thy glory and thy face,

That we may praise thee more.
7.
MIGHT AND MAJESTY.

C, M. St. Nicholas-St. Magnus---Loughton. 1 How should the sons of Adam's race

Be pure before their God?
If he contends in righteousness,

We sink beneath his rod. 2 If he should mark my words and thoughts

With strict inquiring eyes, Could I for one of thousand faults

The least excuse devise?
3 Strong is his arm, his heart is wise;

Who dares with him contend ?
Or who that tries the unequal strife,

Shall prosper in the end?

4 He makes the mountains feel his wrath,

And their old seats forsake;
The trembling earth deserts her place,

And all her pillars shake.
5 He bids the sun forbear to rise,

The obedient sun forbears;
His hand with sackcloth spreads the skies,

And seals up all the stars.
6 He walks upon the raging sea;

Flies on the stormy wind:
None can explore his wondrous way,

Or his dark footsteps find. 8. HOLINESS.

C. M. St. Ann'sM ravia-Canterbury. 1 O God, we praise thee, and confess

That thou, the only Lord
And everlasting Father, art

By all the earth adored.
2 To thee all angels cry aloud;

To thee the powers on high, Both cherubim and seraphim,

Continually do cry3 O holy, holy, holy Lord,

Whom heavenly hosts obey, The world is with the glory filled

Of thy majestic sway.

4 The apostles' glorious company,

And prophets crowned with light,
With all the martyrs' noble host,

Thy constant praise recite. 5 The holy Church throughout the world.

O Lord, confesses thee,
That thou, the eternal Father, art

Of boundless majesty. 9. GOODNESS.

8. 7. Mariner'sUnity-Sidon? 1 God is love! his mercy brightens

All the path in which we rove;
Bliss he wakes, and woe he lightens :

God is goodness! “God is love!' 2 Chance and change are busy ever;

Man decays, and ages move;
But his mercy waneth never :

God is goodness! “God is love!” 3 Even the hour that darkest seemeth

Will his changeless bounty prove: From the mist his brightness streameth:

God is goodness! “ God is love!” 4 He with earthly cares entwineth

Hope and comfort from above;
Everywhere his glory shineth:

God is goodness! “God is love!”

78.

10.

GOD IS LOVE.

Pascal-Day Star-Milgrove.
1 Earth, with her ten thousand flowers;

Air, with all its beams and showers ;
Ocean's infinite expanse,
Heaven's resplendent countenance :-
All around, and all above,

Bear the record “God is love.”
2 Sounds, among the vales and hills;

In the woods, and by the rills;
Of the breeze, and of the bird,
By the gentle summer stirr'd :-
All these sounds, beneath, above,

Have one burden--God is love." 3 All the hopes and fears that start

From the fountain of the heart:
All the quiet bliss that lies
In our human sympathies :
These are voices from above,

Sweetly whispering—“God is love." 4 But, the great Redeemer's birth ;

All he did and said on earth;
All his agonies and woes;
All the gifts his hand bestows;
All his pleadings now above:-
Loudest publish “God is love."

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