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Through all eternity to thee
A joyful song I'll raise :
To utter all thy praise.
My great Redeemer's praise;
The triumphs of his grace.
Assist me to proclaim,
The honours of thy name.
That bids our sorrows cease; 'Tis music in the sinner's ears,
'Tis life and health and peace. He breaks the power of cancell'd sin,
He sets the prisoner free;
His blood avails for me.
New life the dead receive;
poor believe Hear him, ye deaf; his praise, ye dumb,
Your loosen'd tongues employ;
And leap, ye lame, for joy.
Look unto him, ye nations; own
Your God, ye fallen race;
Be justified by grace. 164
Tin trouble and in joy,
THRO’ all the changing scenes of life, The praises of my God shall still
My heart and tongue employ. Of his deliverance I will boast,
Till all that are distress'd, From my example comfort take,
And soothe their griefs to rest. O magnify the Lord with me;
With me exalt his name.
He to my rescue came.
Experience will decide,
Who in his truth confide.
Have nothing else to fear;
his service your delight, He'll make your wants his care. 165
IGH in the heavens, eternal God,
Thy goodness in full glory shines ; Thy truth shall break through ev'ry cloud
That veils and darkens thy designs !
For ever firm thy justice stands,
As mountains their foundations keep; Wise are the wonders of thy hands;
Thy judgments are a mighty deep ! My God, how excellent thy grace,
Whence all our hope and comfort springs! The sons of Adam in distress
Fly to the shadow of thy wings. From the provisions of thy house
We shall be fed with sweet repast; There mercy like a river flows,
And brings salvation to our taste. Life, like a fountain rich and free,
Springs from the presence of the Lord;
The glories promis'd in thy word !
heart to sing thy grace:
Call for songs of loudest praise.
Sung by ransom'd hosts above;
Of my Lord's unchanging love.
Safely to arrive at home.
Wandering from the fold of God,
Interposed his precious blood.
Oh to grace how great a debtor
Daily I'm constrained to be!
Bind my wandering heart to thee :
Prone to leave the God I love;
Seal it from thy courts above. 167
The fountain of eternal love;
Let thy salvation visit me. 168
THANK thee, O my God, who mad'st
The earth so bright;
Beauty and light;
Noble and right!
I thank thee, too, that thou hast made
Joy to abound;
Circling us round,
Some love is found.
I thank thee more that all our joy
Is touch'd with pain;
That thorns remain;
And not our chain.
For thou, who knowest, Lord, how soon
Our weak heart clings,
Yet all with wings,
The best in store;
To long for more:
Not known before.
I thank thee, Lord, that here our souls,
Though amply blest,
A perfect rest;
On Jesus' breast !