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4 Yet, glorious Lord, thy gracious eyes
Look through and cheer us from above;
178. C. M. MONTGOMERY.
God the Trust of the Righteous. Ps. 125. 1 Who make the Lord of hosts their tower,
Shall like Mount Zion be,
Built on eternity.
The guardian mountains stand, So shall the Lord
Against the just prevail,
And tempted virtue fail.
Who cleave to thee in heart, Who on thy truth alone repose,
Nor from thy law depart.
179. L. M. DODDRIDGE.
God shining into the Heart.
With uncreated glories bright!
2 Our rising earth his eye beheld,
When in substantial darkness veiled;
And light o'er all its face was spread. 3 He sees the mind, when lost it lies
In shades of ignorance and vice,
And changes midnight into day.
On this benighted heart of mine;
As in the Saviour's face beheld. 5 My soul, revived by heaven-born day,
Thy radiant image shall display,
180. L. M. TATE & BRADY. God the sure Resort of the Righteous. Ps. 36. 1 O Lord, thy mercy, my sure hope,
The highest orb of heaven transcends;
Beyond the sparkling skies extends. 2 Thy justice like the hills remains;
Unfathomed depths thy judgments are; Thy providence the world sustains;
The whole creation is thy care. 3 Since of thy goodness all partake,
With what assurance should the just Thy sheltering wings their refuge make, And saints to thy protection trust.
4 Such guests shall to thy courts be led,
To banquet on thy love's repast;
181. L. M. ANONYMOUS.
Paternal Providence of God. 1 THROUGH all the various shifting scene
Of life's mistaken ill or good,
2 Thou givest with paternal care,
Howe'er unjustly we complain,
Of joy and sorrow, health and pain. 3 All things on earth, and all in heaven,
On thine eternal will depend;
Would man pursue the appointed end. 4 Be this my care !—to all beside
Indifferent let my wishes be;
182. S. M. Watts The Books of Nature and Scripture. Ps. 19. 1 Behold! the lofty sky
Declares its Maker, God;
Proclaim his power abroad. 2 The darkness and the light
Still keep their course the same; While night to day, and day to night,
Divinely teach his name. 3 In every different land
Their general voice is known; They show the wonders of his hand,
And orders of his throne.
Here he reveals his word;
To bid us know the Lord.
Are set before our eyes;
Where our salvation lies.
Thy glory to proclaim, Accept the praise, my God, my King,
In my Redeemer's name.
183. L. M. WATTS.
In every star thy wisdom shines;
We read thy name in fairer lines.
And nights and days thy power confess;
Reveals thy justice and thy grace.
Round the whole earth, and never stand;
It touched and glanced on every land. 4 Nor shall thy spreading gospel rest
Till through the world thy truth has run;
That see the light, or feel the sun. 5 Great Sun of Righteousness, arise,
Bless the dark world with heavenly light;
6 Thy noblest wonders here we view,
In souls renewed, and sins forgiven: