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4 Ye nations, bend, in reverence bend,
Ye monarchs, wait his nod, And bid the song ascend
To celebrate our God!
96. L. M. ADDISON.
With all the blue ethereal sky,
The work of an Almighty hand.
The moon takes up the wondrous tale,
And spread the truth from pole to pole. 3 What though, in solemn silence, all
Move round this dark terrestrial ball;
The hand that made us is divine."
97. C. M. WATTS.
Power and Majesty of God. Ps. 89.
And bow before the Lord;
And tremble at his word. 2 How terrible thy glories be!
How bright thine armies shine! Where is the power that vies with thee?
Or truth compared with thine ?
On thy supporting hand;
Move round at thy command.
And rule the boisterous deep;
The rolling billows sleep.
Yet wondrous is thy grace;
Invite us near thy face.
L. M. WATTS. God Incomprehensible and Sovereign. 1 Can creatures to perfection find
The eternal, uncreated Mind?
2 'Tis high as heaven, 't is deep as hell,
And what can mortals know or tell?
And all the shining worlds on high. 3 God is a King, of power unknown;
Firm are the orders of his throne:
Or ask him why, or what he does ? 4 He wounds the heart, and he makes whole
And calms the tempest of the soul :
Who can remove the heavy bar? 5 He frowns, and darkness veils the moon,
The fainting sun grows diin at noon;
Tremble and start at his reproof. 6 These are a portion of his ways:
But who shall dare describe his face?
99. L. M. DODDRIDGE.
Secing the Invisible.
Thy peerless splendors none can bear;
When God with all his glory's there. 2 Yet faith can pierce the awful gloom,
The great Invisible can see ;
3 T'hen every tempting form of sin,
Shamed in thy presence, disappears;
The likeness it contemplates, wears. 4 O ever conscious to my heart !
Witness to its supreme desire :
For it hath caught the heavenly fire. 5 This one petition would it urge-
To bear thee ever in its sight;
Who all creation dost sustain !
And everlasting is thy reign !
Each glorious attribute divine,
With undiminished lustre shine.
Immutable thou dost remain !
Obscure the glories of thy reign. 4 Earth may with all her powers dissolve,
If such the great Creator's will;
101. L. M. SPIRIT OF THE PSALMS.
Eternity of God. Ps. 90. 1 Ere mountains reared their forms sublime,
Or the fair earth in order stood,
From everlasting thou art God. 2 A thousand ages in their flight
With thee are as a fleeting day;
At once their various scenes display.
A passing thought, that soon is o'er,
And fills the musing mind no more. 4 To us, O Lord, the wisdom give
So every precious hour to spend,
Our souls adore thine awful name;
The Ancient of eternal days.
Thou dwell'st in self-existent light; Which shines with undiminished ray, While suns and worlds in smoke decay.