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6 But thy compassions, Lord,

To endless years endure;
And children's children ever find

Thy words of promise sure.

115. S. M. Warts.

Praising God for Mercies. Ps. 103. 1 O BLESS the Lord, my soul !

Let all within me join,
And aid my tongue to bless his name.

Whose favors are divine.
2 O bless the Lord, my soul,

Nor let his mercies lie Forgotten in unthankfulness,

And without praises die. 3 'Tis he forgives thy sins,

'Tis he relieves thy pain, Tis he that heals thy sicknesses,

And makes thee young again. 4 He crowns thy life with love,

When ransomed from the grave: He that redeemed my soul from death,

Hath sovereign power to save. 5 He fills the poor with good;

He gives the sufferers rest: The Lord hath judgments for the proud,

And justice for the oppressed. 6 His wondrous works and ways

He made by Moses known; But sent the world his truth and grace

By his beloved Son.

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116. S. M. MONTGOMERY.

Bless the Lord for his Mercies. Ps. 103. 1 O BLESS the Lord, my soul !

His grace to thee proclaim; And all that is within me join

To bless his holy name. 2 O bless the Lord, my soul;

His mercies bear in mind; Forget not all his benefits:

The Lord to thee is kind.

3 He will not always chide;

He will with patience wait; His wrath is ever slow to rise,

And ready to abate.

4 He pardons all thy sins,

Prolongs thy feeble breath; He healeth thine infirmities,

And ransoms thep from death.

5 He clothes thee with his love,

Upholds thee with his truth, And, like the eagle, he renews

The vigor of thy youth. 6 Then bless his holy name

Whose grace hath made thee who e; Whose loving kindness crowns thy days;

O bless the Lord, my soul !

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117. L. M. TATE & BRADY

Mercy of God. Ps. 103.
1 My soul, inspired with sacred love,

God's holy name forever bless;
Of all his favors mindful prove,

And still thy grateful thanks express. 2 The Lord abounds with tender love,

And unexampled acts of grace:
His wakened wrath doth slowly move,

His willing mercy flows apace.
3 God will not always harshly chide,

But with his anger quickly part;
And loves his punishments to guide

More by his love than our desert.
4 As high as heaven its arch extends

Above this little spot of clay;
So much his boundless love transcends

The small respects that we can pay. 5 As far as 't is from east to west,

So far has he our sins removed,
Who with a father's tender breast
Has such as feared him always loved.

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WATTS. Praise for Protection, Grace and Truth. Ps. 57. 1 My God, in whom are all the springs

Of boundless love and grace unknown; Hide me beneath thy spreading wings, Till the dark cloud is overblown.

2 Up to the heavens I send my cry ;

The Lord will my desires perform;
He sends his angels from the sky,

And saves me from the threatening storm. 3 Be thou exalted, O my God,

Above the heavens, where angels dwell;
Thy power on earth be known abroad,

And land to land thy wonders tell.
4 My heart is fixed; my song shall raise

Immortal honors to thy name;
Awake, my tongue, to sound his praise,

My tongue, the glory of my frame.
5 High o'er the earth his mercy reigns,

And reaches to the utmost sky;
His truth to endless years remains,

When lower worlds dissolve and die. 6 Be thou exalted, O my God,

Above the heavens, where angels dwell; Thy power on earth be known abroad, And land to land thy wonders tell.

119. S. M. MRS. STEELE.

God our Benefactor.
1 My Maker, and my King !

To thee my all I owe:
Thy sovereign bounty is the spring

From whence my blessings flow. 2 Thou ever good and kind

A thousand reasons move,
A thousand obligations bind

My heart to grateful love.

3 The creature of thy hand,

On thee alone I live:
My God! thy benefits demand

More praise than tongue can give. 4 O let thy grace inspire

My soul with strength divine; Let all my powers to thee aspire,

And all my days be thine.

120. S. M. TATE & BRADY.

God merciful to Sinners. Ps. 25. 1 Thy mercies, and thy love,

O Lord, recall to mind; And graciously continue still, As thou wert ever,

kind.

2 His mercy, and his truth,

The righteous Lord displays, In bringing wandering sinners home

And teaching them his ways. 3 He those in justice guides,

Who his direction seek;
And in his sacred paths shall lead

The humble and the meek

4 Through all the ways of God,

Both truth and mercy shine, To such as with religious hearts

To his blessed will incline.

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