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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.
Or virtue lies distressed
Thou giv'st the mourners rest.
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.
From men of heart sincere :
Is joined with holy fear.
C. M. WATTS.
My God, my heavenly King;
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.
On thee for daily food :
And fills their months with good.
How slow thine anger moves !
To cheer the souls he loves.
Thy power and praise proclaim;
Delight to bless thy name.
126. L. M. DoDDRIDGE.
Divine Goodness acknowledged. Ps. 34.
Through all the wide celestial plains;
2 Through nature's works its glories shine ;
The cares of Providence are thine;
The fairest temple to thy name. 3 O give to every human heart
To taste and feel how good thou art;
127. C. M. BROWNE.
Universal Goodness of God.
Its mighty Author kind:
Full, free, and unconfined.
Thy infinite good will;
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 !
And fill my heart with love!
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.
Thy holiness is all thine own;
Is ours, a drop derived from thee. 2 And when thy purity we share,
Thy glory we alone declare;
3 Sole, self-existing God and Lord,
By all the heavenly hosts adored,
130. C. M. MONTGOMERY.
The Lord is Righteous. Ps. 11. 1 The Lord is in his holy place,
And from his throne on high,
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.
Alone in righteousness;
The humble he will bless.
131. C. M.
The mercies of the Lord;
How faithful is his word.
Shall firm as heaven endure;
The eternal grace is sure.