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While with ceaseless course the sun
PSALMS AND HYMNS.
1. God the Creator of the World. L.M.
1 BEFORE Jehovah's awful throne,
Ye nations bow with sacred joy;
He can create, and he destroy.
Made us of clay, and form'd us men;
He brought us to his fold again. 3 We'll crowd thy gates with thankful songs,
High as the heav'ns our voices raise;
Shall fill thy courts with sounding praise. 4 Wide as the world is thy command,
Vast as eternity thy love;
2. God the Father of his people. C.M. Thou, O Lord, art our Father, our Redeemer; thy
name is from everlasting.—Isa. Ixiii. 16. 1 The God, who reigns above, we call
Our Father and our Friend :
Shall see him in the end.
When he who made them his, Will take them hence, and bear them home,
To “ see him as he is.” 3 Tho' now unknown, they soon shall be
The sons of God confess'd : Those who despise them now, shall
That they alone are blest. 4 But let his children, while on earth,
With foes and strangers mix’d, Be mindful of their heav'nly birth;
Their thoughts on glory fix'd.
Their Father's purpose is;
He will confess them his.
O LORD, thou art our Father.-Isa. lxiv. 8. 1 Our Father sits on yonder throne,
Amidst the hosts above;
2 He knew us, when we knew him not;
Was with us, though unseen : His favour came to us unsought;
His love has wondrous been.
Whatever foe assails,
With pow'r that never fails.
Ere long with him above; The fulness of his glory see,
And celebrate his love. 5 Then let us, while we dwell below,
Obey our Father's voice; To all his dispensations bow,
And in his name rejoice. 6 How sweet to hear him say at last,
“ Ye blessed children come! The days of banishment are past,
Your Father calls you home!”
4. God the Father of his People. C.M. Fear thou not; for I am with thee: be not dismayed ;
for I am thy God; &c.—Isa. xli. 10.
To dissipate my fear ?