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3 Our days a transient period run,
And change with every circling sun;
A moth can crush us into dust.
Let death consign us to the ground;
And melt the arches of the skies; 5 Calm as the summer's ocean, we
Can all the wreck of nature see,
103. C. M.
How frail and weak are we !
And pay their praise to thee. 2 Thy throne eternal ages stood,
Ere seas or stars were made : Thou art the ever-living God,
Were all the nations dead. 3 Eternity, with all its years,
Stands present in thy view;
Great God! there's nothing new. 4 Our lives through varying scenes are drawn,
And vexed with trifling cares, While thine eternal thought moves on
Thine undisturbed affairs.
5 Great God, how infinite art thou !
How frail and weak are we!
And pay their praise to thee.
104. L. M. Watts. The Eternal and Sovereign God. Ps. 93. 1 Jehovah reigns! he dwells in light,
Girded with majesty and might:
Still on its first foundation stands. 2 But ere this spacious world was made,
Or had its first foundations laid,
Thyself the ever-living God.
And aim their rage against the skies;
At thy rebuke the billows die.
Thy promise stands forever sure;
105. L. M. TATE & BRADY.
Eternity and Sovereignty of God. Ps. 93. 1 With glory clad, with strength arrayed,
The Lord, that o'er all nature reigns,
2 How surely stablished is thy throne!
Which shall no change or period see;
Art God from all eternity.
And toss the troubled waves on high;
And make the angry sea comply. 4 Thy promise, Lord, is ever sure;
And they that in thy house would dwell,
106. L. M. Spirit OF THE PSALMS.
God knows our Hearts and Ways. Ps. 139. 1 Father of spirits! Nature's God!
Our inmost thoughts are known to thee; Thou, Lord, canst hear each idle word,
And every private action see.
Pursue our flight through trackless air;
Thy presence still would meet us there. 3 In vain may guilt attempt to fly,
Concealed beneath the pall of night;
Can kindle darkness into light. 4 Search thou our hearts, and there destroy
Each evil thought, each secret sin ;
107. L. M. 61. MONTGOMERY.
God Omnipresent and Omniscient. Ps. 139. 1 SEARCHER of hearts, to thee are known
The inmost secrets of my breast;
Source, stream and issue,-all my ways. 2 No word that from my mouth proceeds, Evil or good, escapes
I live but in my Maker's eye.
Or whither from thy Spirit flee,
I meet thee in eternal day;
With worms and dust, lo, thou art there;
And thy right hand upholds me still. 5 How precious are thy thoughts of peace,
O God, to me! how great the sum !
6 Search me, O God, and know my heart;
Try me, my secret soul survey,
108. L. M.
TATE & BRADY. The All-seeing God. Ps. 139. 1 Thou, Lord, by strictest search hast known
My rising up and lying down;
Known long before conceived by me. 2 Thine eye my bed and path surveys,
Iy public haunts and private ways;
My yet unuttered words' intent
On every side I find thy hand;
Too dazzling bright for mortal eye! 4 O could I so perfidious be,
To think of once deserting thee !
Or whither from thy presence run ? 5 If I the morning's wings could gain,
And fly beyond the western main,