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5 Inspired with praise, our minds pursue
This wise and noble end,
Shall to thy glory tend.
St. Martin's. 1 THE God of nature and of grace,
In all his works appears;
His grandeur in the spheres.
In all creation's lines !
With rising lustre shines.
Who feel, while they adore,
And pleasures evermore.
Effingham. Rothwell 1 NATURE, with all her powers, shall sing
Her great Creator and her King :
Deny the tribute of their praise.
Begin to make his glories known,
Throughout creation's utmost bound.
Our loftiest thoughts, and loudest songs ;
Hosanna from ten thousand tongues.
Attempts in vain to reach thy name:
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God self-existent and immutable.
Who all creation dost sustain !
And everlasting is thy reign.
2 Fixed and eternal as thy days,
Each glorious attribute divine,
With undiminished 'lustre shine.
Immutable dost thou remain ;
Obscure the glories of thy reign.
If such the great Creator's will:
God almighty and omnipresent.
Pervades my inmost powers :
Falls prostrate, and adores.
The holy and the just;
Or crumble me to dust-
Deep may it be impressed !
This truth within my breast !
The gloomy vale shall tread;
Of glory on my head. 19
Spencer. St. Austin's. 1 WHERE’ER, through all his works, we send
Our roving eyes abroad,
To lead our souls to God ;-
Whose eye all nature sees;
Or crushes, as he please ;-
Myriads of angels bow;
Whose frown is endless wo.
4 Low at his feet, then, O my soul,
In prostrate homage fall;
Thy joy, thy God, thy all.
Patmos. Rochester 20
God searching the Heart.
He sees our inmost mind;
And leave our hearts behind.
With honor can appear;
Through the disguise they wear.
Their bending knees the ground;
Where not the heart is found.
And make my soul sincere;
And find acceptance there.
Austin's. e send
Pomfret. Hingham. 21
Wisdom and Knowledge of God.
To him who gave thee power to sing ;.
The source of wisdom and of love.
A depth where allour thoughts are drowned!
He gives to all those heavenly flames.
Ten thousand thousand charms unfold:
To speak his wisdom all divine.
Its wonders, oh what thought can trace!
C. M. Warwick. Litchfield. 22
Goodness of God seen in his Works.
To thee our songs we raise;
Invites us to thy praise.
Fresh wonders strike our view;
With transports ever new.
Which gilds the gloom of night;
With rays of cheerful light.
With countless beauties shine;
Proclaim thy power divine.
Our serious hours engage!
Thy works instructive page!
Thy varied love we see;
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Goodness of God.
Through all the wide, celestial plains ;
And cheer th' abodes of men below.
The cares of providence are thine ;
A fairer temple to thy name.
To taste and feel how good thou art!
To know how blest thy children are. s 4 Let nature burst into a song ;
Ye echoing hills, the notes prolong;
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God our Creator and Benefactor.
To thee my all I owe;
Whence all my blessings flow.
A thousand reasons move,
My heart to grateful love.
On thee alone I live;
More praise than I can give.
When all is thine before ;
The gift, alas! how poor!
And shall my passions rove?
And fill it with thy love.
My soul with strength divine ;
And all my days be thine.
To thy creating hand I owe;
And crowns my every wish below.
My thoughts o'er all thy mercies rove; And, every midnight wakeful hour,
I trace the wonders of thy love.
Each rising morn my soul pursues
And still her grateful song renews.
Shall all my raptured powers employ; Yet endless years will only swell
My wonder, gratitude, and joy.