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84. L. M.

ENFIELD. Praise to the Lord of Nature. 1 0 Thou! through all thy works adored,

Great power supreme, almighty Lord !
Author of life, whose sovereign sway

Creatures of every tribe obey:
2 To thee, most high, to thee belong
The suppliant prayer, the joyful song;
To thee we will attune our voice,

And in thy wondrous works rejoice. 3 Planets, those wandering worlds above,

Guided by thee, incessant move;
Suns, kindled by a ray divine,
In honor of their Maker shine.

4 From thee proceed heaven's varied store,

The changing wind, the fruitful shower, The flying cloud, the colored bow,

The moulded hail, the feathered snow. 5 Tempests obey thy mighty will;

Thine awful mandate to fulfil,
The forked lightnings dart around,

And rive the oak, and blast the ground. 6 Yet pleased to bless, kind to supply,

Thy hand supports thy family,
And fosters, with a parent's care,
The tribes of earth, and sea, and air.

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Harmony of Praise.
1 Thou who dwell'st enthroned above!

Thou, in whom we live and move!
Thou who art most great, most high!

God from all eternity!
2 O how sweet, how excellent

'Tis when tongues and hearts consent, Grateful hearts, and joyful tongues,

Hymning thee in tuneful songs !
3 When the morning paints the skies,

When the stars of evening rise,
We thy praises will record,

Sovereign Ruler! rnighty Lord ! 4 Decks the spring with flowers the field?

Harvest rich doth autumn yield?
Giver of all good below!

Lord, from thee these blessings flow. 5 Sovereign Ruler! mighty Lord !

We thy praises will record :
Giver of these blessings ! we
Pour the grateful song to thee.

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Praise for Preserving Grace.
1 To God the only wise,

Our Saviour and our King,
Let all the saints below the skies

Their humble praises bring.

2 Tis his almighty love,

His counsel and his care,
Preserves us safe from sin and death,

And every hurtful snare.
3 He will present our souls,

Unblemished and complete,
Before the glory of his face,

With joys divinely great.
4 Then all the chosen seed

Shall meet around the throne, Shall bless the conduct of his grace,

And make his wonders known.
5 To our Redeemer God

Wisdom and power belongs,
Immortal crowns of majesty,

And everlasting songs.

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Glory to God in the highest.
1 Songs of praise the angels sang,

Heaven with hallelujahs rang,
When Jehovah's work begun,

When he spake, and it was done. 2 Songs of praise awoke the morn,

When the Prince of peace was born;
Songs of praise arose when he

Captive led captivity.
3 Heaven and earth must pass away,

Songs of praise shall crown that day;
God will make new heavens and earth,
Songs of praise shall hail their birth.

4 And will man alone be dumb,

Till that glorious kingdom come?
No; the church delights to raise

Psalms and hymns and songs of praise. 5 Saints below, with heart and voice,

Still in songs of praise rejoice;
Learning here, by faith and love,

Songs of praise to sing above. 6 Borne upon the latest breath,

Songs of praise shall conquer death;
Then, amidst eternal joy,
Songs of praise their powers employ.

ATTRIBUTES AND PROVIDENCE OF GOD.

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SMART.
The great I AM.
1 We sing of God, the mighty source
Of all things, the stupendous force

On which all things depend;
From whose right arnı, beneath whose eyes,
All period, power, and enterprise

Commence, and reign, and end. 2 The world, the clustering spheres he made, The glorious light, the soothing shade;

Dale, plain, and grove and hill;
The multitudinous abyss,
Where nature joys in secret bliss,

And wisdom hides her skill.
3 Tell them, I AM, Jehovah said
To Moses, while earth heard in dread,

And smitten to the heart,
At once above, beneath, around,
All nature, without voice or sound,

Replied, O Lord, THOU ART!

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