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Bolton. Great Milton 1 YE humble souls, approach your God

With songs of sacred praise ;
For he is good-immensely good,

And kind are all his ways.
2 All nature owns his guardian care;

In him we live and move;
But nobler benefits declare

The wonders of his love.
3 He gave his well beloved Son,

To save our souls from sin;
'Tis here he makes his goodness known,

And proves it all divine.
4 To this sure refuge, Lord, we come,

And here our hope relies;
A safe defence-a peaceful home,

When storms of trouble rise.
5 Thine eye beholds, with kind regard,

The souls who trust in thee;
Their humble hope thou wilt reward

With bliss divinely free.
6 Great God, to thy almighty love

What honors shall we raise !
Not all the raptured songs

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Can render equal praise.
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St. John's. Eustis 1 THY goodness, Lord, our souls confess;

Thy goodness we adore ;
A spring, whose blessings never fail-
A sea

without a shore !
2 Sun, moon, and stars, thy love declare

In every golden ray;
Love draws the curtains of the night,

And love brings back the day.
3 Thy bounty every season crowns,

With all the bliss it yields ;
With joyful clusters loads the vines,

With strengthening grain, the fields.
4 But chiefly thy compassion, Lord,

Is in the gospel seen;
There, like a sun, thy mercy shines,

Without a cloud between.

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5 There pardon, peace, and holy joy,

Through Jesus' name are given ;
He on the cross was lifted high,

That we might reign in heaven.
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C. M. Howard's. Brattle Street.
I WHEN all thy mercies, O my God,

My rising soul surveys,
Transported with the view, I'm lost

In wonder, love, and praise.
2 Unnumbered comforts to my soul

Thy tender care bestowed,
Before my infant heart conceived

From whom those comforts flowed.
3 When in the slippery paths of youth

With heedless steps I ran,
Thine arm, unseen, conveyed me safe,

And led me up to man.
4 Ten thousand thousand precious gifts

My daily thanks employ;
Nor is the least a cheerful heart,

That tastes those gifts with joy.
5 Through every period of my life,

Thy goodness I'll pursue ;
And after death, in distant worlds,

The glorious theme renew.
6 Through all eternity, to thee

A joyful song I'll raise :
But oh! eternity's too short

To utter all thy praise !
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Nottingham. London 1 ETERNAL Power--almighty God!

Who can approach thy throne ?
Accessless light is thine abode,

To angel eyes unknown.
2 Before the radiance of thine eye,

The heavens no longer shine;
And all the glories of the sky

Are but the shade of thine.
mp 3 Great God, and wilt thou condescend

To cast a look below ?
To this vile world thy notice bend
These seats of sin and wo?

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4 How strange! how wondrous is thy love!

With trembling we adore:
Not all th' exalted minds above

Its wonders can explore.
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Resound immortal lays,
Great God, permit our humble songs

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God is Love.
1 AMID the splendors of thy state,

O God, thy love appears,
Soft as the radiance of the moon

Among a thousand stars.
2 In all thy doctrines and commands,

Thy counsels and designs,
In every work thy hands have framed,

Thy love supremely shines.
3 Sinai, in clouds, and smoke, and fire,

Thunders thine awful name;
But Zion sings, in melting notes,

The honors of the Lamb.
All 4 Angels and men, the news proclaim

Through earth and heaven above,
And all with holy transport sing

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Bolton. Ormond. 1 COME, ye that know and fear the Lord, And lift

souls above;
Let every heart and voice accord,

To sing, that God is love.
2 This precious truth his word declares,

And all his mercies prove;
While Christ, th' atoning Lamb, appears,

To show, that God is love.
3 Behold his loving-kindness waits,

For those who from him rove,
And calls of mercy reach their hear

hearts,
To teach them, God is love.
4 And oh that you, whose hardened hearts

No fears of hell can move,
May hear the gospel's milder voice-

That tells you, God is love.

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5 Oh may we all, while here below,

This best of blessings prove;
Till warnier hearts-in brighter worlds,
Shall shout, that God is love.

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Duke Street. Dunstan.
Condescension of God.
1 THUS saith the high and lofty One,

"1 sit upon my holy throne;
My name is God-I dwell on high ;

Dwell in my own eternity.
2 “But I descend to worlds below;

On earth I have a mansion too;
The humble spirit and contrite

Is an abode of my delight.
3 “The humble soul my words revive,

I bid the mourning sinner live;
Heal all the broken hearts I find,

And ease the sorrows of the mind."
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Harwich. Darwell's.
Faithfulness of God.
1 THE promises I sing,

Which sovereign love hath spoke;
Nor will th' eternal King

His words of grace revoke:
They stand secure Not Zion's hill
And steadfast still ; Abides so sure.
2 The mountains melt away,

When once the Judge appears ;
And sun and moon decay,

That measure mortal years;
But still the same,

The promise shines
In radiant lines Through all the flame.
3 Their harmony shall sound

Through my attentive ears,
When thunders cleave the ground,

And dissipate the spheres;
'Midst all the shock

I stand serene,
Of that dread scene,

Thy word my rock.

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Westmoreland 1 FAITHFUL, O Lord, thy mercies are ;

A Rock that cannot move:
A thousand promises declare

Thy constancy of love.
2 Throughout the universe it reigns,

It stands forever sure;
And while thy truth, O God, remains,
Thy goodness shall endure.

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The Trinity,
1 COME, thou almighty, King,
Ilelp us thy name to sing,

Help us to praise !
Father all glorious,
O’er all victorious,
Come and reign over us,

Ancient of Days.
2 Jesus, our Lord, arise,
Scatter our enemies,

Now make them fall!
Let thine almighty aid
Our sure defence be made,
Our souls on thee be stayed-

Ļord, hear our call!
3. Come, thou, incarnate Word,
Gird on thy mighty sword;

Our prayer attend!
Come, and thy people bless,
Come, give thy word success;
Spirit of holiness,

On us descend !
4 Come, holy Comforter,
Thy sacred witness bear,

In this glad hour!
Thou, who almighty art;
Now rule in every heart,
And ne'er from us depart,

Spirit of power.
5 To thee, great One in THREE,
The highest praises be,

Hence evermore!

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