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Hast thou not receiv'd him now,
That we might now receive?
Art thou not our living head?
Life to our limbs impart:
Shed thy love, thy spirit shed,
In ev'ry waiting heart.
3. Holy Ghost, the Comforter,
The gift of Jesus, come;
Glows our heart to find thee near,
And swells to make thee room;
Present with us thee we feel,
Come, O come, and in us be! With us, in us, live and dwell And may we dwell in thee.
IV. CREATION AND PROVIDENCE.
Hymn 132. c. M.
The creation of the world. Gen 1.
OW let a spacious world arise,”
At once th' obedient earth and skies.
Rose at his sov'reign word.
2. Dark was the deep: the waters lay Confus'd and drown'd the land:
He call'd the light; the new-born day
Attends on his command.
3. He bids the clouds ascend on high;
The clouds ascend and bear
A wat'ry treasure to the sky,
And float on softer air.
4. The liquid element below Was gather'd by his hand:
The rolling seas together flow
And leave the solid land.
5. With herbs and plants (a flow'ry birth)
The naked globe he crown'd,
Ere there was rain to bless the earth,
Or sun to warm the ground.
6. Then he adorn'd the upper skies;
Behold the sun appears;
The moon and stars in order rise,
To mark out months and years.
7. Out of the deep th' Almighty King
Did vital beings frame,
The painted fowls of ev'ry wing,
And fish of ev'ry name.
8. He gave the lion and the worm
At once their wond'rous birth,
And grazing beasts of various form
Rose from the teeming earth.
9. Adam was fram'd of equal clay,
Tho' sov'reign of the rest,
Design'd for nobler ends than they,
With God's own image bless'd.
10. Thus glorious in the Maker's eye
young creation stood:
He saw the building from on high;
His word pronounc'd it good.
11. Lord, while the frame of nature stands,
Thy praise shall fill my tongue;
But the new world of grace demands.
A more exalted song.
Hymn 133. L. M.
God's goodness to the children of men. Psalm cvii. 31. ET the high heav'ns your songs invite,
Where sun, and moon, and planets roll,
And stars that glow from pole to pole.
2. Sing, earth in verdant robes array'd,
Its herbs and flowers, its fruits and shade;
Peopled with life of various forms,
Of fish, and fowl, and beasts, and worms.
3. View the broad sea's majestic plains,
And think how wide its maker reigns;
That band remotest nations joins,
And on each wave his goodness shines.
4 But O! that brighter world above,
Where lives and reigns incarnate love!
God's only Son, in flesh array'd,
For man a bleeding victim made.
5. Thither, my soul, with rapture soar,
There in the land of praise adore ;
The theme demands an angel's lay,
Demands an everlasting day.
Hymn 134. c. M.
ORD when our raptur'd thought surveys,
Creation's beauties o'er,
All nature joins to teach thy praise,
And bids our souls adore.
2. Where'er we turn our gazing eyes,
Thy radiant footsteps shine;
Ten thousand pleasing wonders rise
And speak their source divine.
3. The living tribes of countless forms,
In earth, and sea, and air:
The meanest flies, the smallest worms,
Almighty power declare.
4. Thy wisdom, power and goodness Lord, In all thy works appear:
And, O! let man thy praise record,
Man, Thy distinguish'd care!
3. From thee the breath of life he drew;
That breath thy power maintains;
Thy tender mercy, ever new,
His brittle frame sustains.
6. Yet nobler favours claim his praise,
Of reason's light possess'd;
By revelation's brightest rays,
Still more divinely bless'd.
7. On us thy providence has shone
With gentle, smiling rays;
O may our lips and lives make known
Thy goodness and thy praise!
Hymn 135. c. M. 1. THE glories of my maker, God,
And call the nations to adore
Their former and their king.
2. "Twas his right hand that shap'd our clay, And wrought this human frame :
But from his own immediate breath
Our nobler spirits came.
3. We bring our mortal pow'rs to God,
And worship with our tongues :
We claim some kindred with the skies,
And join th' angelic songs.
4. Let grov❜ling beasts of ev'ry shape,
And fowls of ev'ry wing,
And rocks and trees, and fires and seas, Their various tribute bring.
5. Ye planets, to his honour shine,
And wheels of nature roll:
Praise him in your unweary course
Around the steady pole.
6. The brightness of our Maker's name.
The wide creation fills,
And his unbounded grandeur flies
Beyond the heav'nly hills.
Hymn 136. L. M.
EFORE Jehovah's awful throne,
Know that the Lord is God alone,
He can create and he destroy.
2. His sov'reign pow'r, without our aid
Made us of clay, and form'd us men!
And when like wand'ring sheep we stray'd,
He brought us to his fold again.
3. We'll crowd thy gates with thankful songs, High as the heav'ns our voices raise: And earth with her ten thousand tongues, Shall fill thy courts with sounding praise. 4. Wide as the world is thy command; Vast as eternity thy love:
Firm as a rock thy truth must stand, When rolling years shall cease to move.
Hymn 137. L. M.
HE spacious firmament on high,
With all the blue ethereal sky,
And spangled heavens, a shining frame,
Their great original proclaim :
Th' unwearied sun, from day to day,
Does his creator's power display,
And publishes to every land
The work of an almighty hand.
2. Soon as the evening shades prevail,
The moon takes up the wond'rous tale,
And nightly to the list'ning earth,
Repeats the story of her birth: