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124. C. M. Watts. God merciful, and hearing Prayer. Ps. 145. 1 Let every tongue thy goodness speak,

Thou sovereign Lord of all; Thy strengthening hands uphold the weak,

And raise the poor that fall.
2 When sorrow bows the spirit down,

Or virtue lies distressed
Beneath some proud oppressor's frown,

Thou giv'st the mourners rest.
3 The Lord supports our tottering days,

And guides our giddy youth: Holy and just are all his ways,

And all his words are truth. 4 He knows the pain his servants feel,

He hears his children cry; And, their best wishes to fulfil,

His grace is ever nigh.
5 His mercy never shall remove

From men of heart sincere :
He saves the souls, whose humble love

Is joined with holy fear.

125.

C. M. WATTS.
Goodness of God. Ps. 145.
1 Sweer is the memory of thy grace,

My God, my heavenly King;
Let age to age thy righteousness

In songs of glory sing.

2 God reigns on high, but ne'er confines

His goodness to the skies; Through the whole earth his bounty shines,

And every want supplies.
3 With longing eyes thy creatures wait

On thee for daily food :
Thy liberal hand provides their meat,

And fills their months with good.
4 How kind are thy compassions, Lord !

How slow thine anger moves !
But soon he sends his pardoning word

To cheer the souls he loves.
5 Creatures, with all their endless race,

Thy power and praise proclaim;
But saints, that taste thy richer grace,

Delight to bless thy name.

126. L. M. DoDDRIDGE.

Divine Goodness acknowledged. Ps. 34.
1 TRIUMPHANT, Lord, thy goodness reigns,

Through all the wide celestial plains;
And its full streams redundant flow
Down to the abodes of men below.

2 Through nature's works its glories shine ;

The cares of Providence are thine;
And grace erecis our mortal frame

The fairest temple to thy name. 3 O give to every human heart

To taste and feel how good thou art;
With grateful love, and reverend fear,
To know how blest thy children are.

127. C. M. BROWNE.

Universal Goodness of God.
1 LORD, thou art good! all nature shows

Its mighty Author kind:
Thy bounty through creation flows,

Full, free, and unconfined.
2 The whole in every part proclaims

Thy infinite good will;
It shines in stars, and flows in streams,

And bursts from every hill.

3 We view it o'er the spreading main,

And heavens which spread more wide; It drops in gentle showers of rain, And rolls

in every tide. 4 Long hath it been diffused abroad,

Through ages past and gone; Nor ever can exhausted be,

But still keeps flowing on.

5 Through the whole earth it pours supplies,

Spreads joy through every part: 0 may

such love attract my eyes, And captivate my heart !

6 My highest admiration raise,

My best affections move !
Employ my tongue in songs of praise,

And fill my heart with love!

128.

S. M. Watts.

Holiness of God. Ps. 99. 1 Exalt the Lord our God,

And worship at his feet: His nature is all holiness,

And mercy is his seat. 2 When Israel was his church,

When Aaron was his priest, When Moses cried, when Samuel prayed,

He gave his people rest. 3 Oft he forgave their sins,

Nor would destroy their race: And oft he made his vengeance known,

When they abused his grace. 4 Exalt the Lord our God,

Whose grace is still the same: Still he's a God of holiness,

And jealous for his name.

129.
L. M.

WESLEY'S COL.
Holiness of God.
1 Holy as thou, O Lord, is none !

Thy holiness is all thine own;
A drop of that unbounded sea

Is ours, a drop derived from thee. 2 And when thy purity we share,

Thy glory we alone declare;
And, humbled into nothing, own
Holy and pure is God alone.

3 Sole, self-existing God and Lord,

By all the heavenly hosts adored,
Let all on earth bow down to thee,
And own thy peerless majesty.

130. C. M. MONTGOMERY.

The Lord is Righteous. Ps. 11. 1 The Lord is in his holy place,

And from his throne on high,
He looks upon the human race

With omnipresent eye. 2 He proves the righteous, marks their path;

In him the weak are strong; But violence provokes his wrath :

The Lord abhorreth wrong.
3 The righteous Lord will take delight

Alone in righteousness;
The just are pleasing in his sight,

The humble he will bless.

131. C. M.

WATTS.
Faithfulness of God. Ps. 89.
1 My never-ceasing songs shall show

The mercies of the Lord;
And make succeeding ages know

How faithful is his word.
2 The sacred truths his lips pronounce

Shall firm as heaven endure;
And if he speaks a promise once,

The eternal grace is sure.

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