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5 His every word of grace is strong,
As that which built the skies ;
Speaks all the promises. 6 He said, “Let the wide heaven be spread,”
And heaven was stretched abroad :
And he was Abraham's God.
But whisper, “Thou art mine!”
To notes almost divine.
C. M. St. Mirren's-Burton Burnett. 1 How great a being, Lord, is thine,
Which doth all beings keep!
To sound so vast a deep.
A sun without a sphere;
Thy place is everywhere.
Our parent, nurse, and guide;
And all the earth beside.
4 Thine upper and thy nether springs,
Make men and angels thrive,
Thou keep'st both worlds alive. 5 And mercy, shining attribute,
The sinner's hope and plea!
Are drowned in its Red Sea.
We humbly here adore;
That we may praise thee more.
C, M. St. Nicholas-St. Magnus---Loughton. 1 How should the sons of Adam's race
Be pure before their God?
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?
Who dares with him contend ?
Shall prosper in the end?
4 He makes the mountains feel his wrath,
And their old seats forsake;
And all her pillars shake.
The obedient sun forbears;
And seals up all the stars.
Flies on the stormy wind:
Or his dark footsteps find. 8. HOLINESS.
C. M. St. Ann's—M ravia-Canterbury. 1 O God, we praise thee, and confess
That thou, the only Lord
By all the earth adored.
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,
Thy constant praise recite. 5 The holy Church throughout the world.
O Lord, confesses thee,
Of boundless majesty. 9. GOODNESS.
8. 7. Mariner's—Unity-Sidon? 1 God is love! his mercy brightens
All the path in which we rove;
God is goodness! “God is love!' 2 Chance and change are busy ever;
Man decays, and ages move;
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;
God is goodness! “God is love!”
GOD IS LOVE.
Air, with all its beams and showers ;
Bear the record “God is love.”
In the woods, and by the rills;
Have one burden--God is love." 3 All the hopes and fears that start
From the fountain of the heart:
Sweetly whispering—“God is love." 4 But, the great Redeemer's birth ;
All he did and said on earth;