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4 Oh, may this glorious, matchless love,
This godlike iniracle of grace,
223 Psalm c. 5.
1 HY ceaseless, unexhausted love,
Unmerited and free, Delights our evil to remove,
And help our misery. 2 Thou waitest to be gracious still ;
Thou dost with sinners bear : That, saved, we may Thy goodness feel,
And all Thy grace declare,
3 Thy goodness and Thy truth to me,
To every soul, abound: A vast, unfathomable sea,
Where all our thoughts are drowned. 4 Its streams the whole creation reach,
So plenteous is the store;
Enough for evermore.
A rock that cannot move :
Thy constancy of love.
6 Throughout the universe it reigns,
His goodness must endure.
224 Psalm lxxill. 25. 12 78.
Well this glorious frame hath plann'd; Woods that wave, and hills that tower, Ocean rolling in its power ; All that strikes the gaze unsought, All that charms the lonely thought; Friendship, gem transcending price, Love, a flower from Paradise ; Yet amid this scene so fair, Should I cease Thy smile to share, What were all its joys to me?
Whom have I on earth but Thee? 2 Lord of heaven, beyond our sight
Rolls a world of purer light;
Whom have I in heaven but Thee ?
Seeks in Thee its only rest;
225 Psalin cxlvi. 7, 8.
Who deigns our bonds to sever, His cares our drooping souls upraise,
And harm shall reach us never : On Him we rest, with faith assur'd of all that live the mighty Lord,
For ever and for ever.
Psalm cl. 6. 1 L
ET all men praise the Lord,
In worship lowly bending, On His most holy word,
Redeem'd from woe, depending. 2 He gracious is and just,
From childhood us doth lead; On Him we place our trust
And hope in time of need.
227 1 John 1v. 8. G
8.7. BOWRING. 1 YOD is love: His mercy brightens
All the path in which we rove; Bliss He wakes, and woe He lightens ;
God is wisdom, God is love. 2 Death and change are busy ever,
Man decays, and ages move; But His mercy waneth never;
God is wisdom, God is love. 3 Even the hour that darkness seemeth
Will His changeless goodness prove; From the mist His brightness streameth;
God is wisdom, God is love.
4 He with earthly cares entwineth
Hope and comfort from above; Everywhere His glory shineth;
God is wisdom, God is love.
228 Psalm lxvi. 8. C. M. WARDLAW.
IFT up to God the voice of praise,
Whose breath our souls inspired ;
With grateful ardour fired.
Whose tender care sustains
With death's unnumber'd pains. 3 Lift up to God the voice of praise,
Whose goodness, passing thought,
With benefits unsought.
From whom salvation flows; Who sent His Son our souls to save
From everlasting woes.
For hope's transporting ray,
To realms of endless day.
HIS WORKS-CREATION. 229 Psalm civ. 24.
C. M. WATTS.
That made the mountains rise,
And built the lofty skies.
2 I sing the wisdom that ordained
The sun to rule the day ;
And all the stars obey.
That filled the earth with food;
And then pronounced them good.
Where'er I turn mine eye;
Or gaze upon the sky!
But makes Thy glories known; And clouds arise, and tempests blow,
By order from Thy throne.
He keeps me with His eye:
Who is for ever nigh?
230 Psalm c. 3.
6 7's. CONDER GIVE thanks to Him who made
Morning light and evening shade;
2 O give thanks to Nature's King,
Who made every breathing thing: