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4 Yet, glorious Lord, thy gracious eyes

Look through and cheer us from above;
Beyond our praise thy grandeur flies;
Yet we adore, and yet we love.

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,
Immovable by mortal power,

Built on eternity.
2 As round about Jerusalem

The guardian mountains stand, So shall the Lord

encompass thern
Who hold by his right hand.
3 The rod of wickedness shall ne'er

Against the just prevail,
Lest innocence should find a snare,

And tempted virtue fail.
4 Do good, O Lord, do good to those

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.
1 Praise to the Lord of boundless might,

With uncreated glories bright!
His presence gilds the worlds above,
The unchanging source of light and love.

2 Our rising earth his eye beheld,

When in substantial darkness veiled;
Let there be light, Jehovah said;

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 darts from heaven a vivid ray,

And changes midnight into day.
4 Shine, mighty God, with vigor shine

On this benighted heart of mine;
And let thy glories stand revealed,

As in the Saviour's face beheld. 5 My soul, revived by heaven-born day,

Thy radiant image shall display,
While all my faculties unite
To praise the Lord, who gives me light.

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;
Thy sacred truth's unmeasured scope

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;
And drink, as from a fountain's head,
Of joys that shall forever last.

181. L. M. ANONYMOUS.

Paternal Providence of God. 1 THROUGH all the various shifting scene

Of life's mistaken ill or good,
Thy hand, O God! conducts unseen
The beautiful vicissitude.

2 Thou givest with paternal care,

Howe'er unjustly we complain,
To all their necessary share

Of joy and sorrow, health and pain. 3 All things on earth, and all in heaven,

On thine eternal will depend;
And all for greater good were given,

Would man pursue the appointed end. 4 Be this my care !—to all beside

Indifferent let my wishes be;
Passion be calm, and dumb be pride,
And fixed my soul, Great God! on thee.

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THE SCRIPTURES.

182. S. M. Watts The Books of Nature and Scripture. Ps. 19. 1 Behold! the lofty sky

Declares its Maker, God;
And all his starry works on high

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.
4 Ye Christian lands, rejoice!

Here he reveals his word;
We are not left to nature's voice

To bid us know the Lord.
5 His statutes and commands

Are set before our eyes;
He puts his gospel in our hands,

Where our salvation lies.
6 While of thy works I sing,

Thy glory to proclaim, Accept the praise, my God, my King,

In my Redeemer's name.

183. L. M. WATTS.
The Books of Nature and Scripture. Ps. 19.
1 The heavens declare thy glory, Lord !

In every star thy wisdom shines;
But, when our eyes behold thy word,

We read thy name in fairer lines.
2 The rolling sun, the changing light,

And nights and days thy power confess;
But the blest volume thou hast writ

Reveals thy justice and thy grace.
3 Sun, moon and stars convey thy praise

Round the whole earth, and never stand;
So when thy truth began its race,

It touched and glanced on every land. 4 Nor shall thy spreading gospel rest

Till through the world thy truth has run;
Till Christ has all the nations blest,

That see the light, or feel the sun. 5 Great Sun of Righteousness, arise,

Bless the dark world with heavenly light;
Thy gospel makes the simple wise;
Thy laws are pure, thy judgments right.

6 Thy noblest wonders here we view,

In souls renewed, and sins forgiven:
Lord, cleanse my sins, my soul renew,
And make thy word my guide to heaven.

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