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124. C. M. Watts. God merciful, and hearing Prayer. Ps. 145. 1 Let every tongue thy goodness speak,

Thou sovereign Lord of all; Thy strengthening hands uphold the weak,

And raise the poor that fall.
2 When sorrow bows the spirit down,

Or virtue lies distressed
Beneath some proud oppressor's frown,

Thou giv'st the mourners rest.
3 The Lord supports our tottering days,

And guides our giddy youth: Holy and just are all his ways,

And all his words are truth. 4 He knows the pain his servants feel,

He hears his children cry; And, their best wishes to fulfil,

His grace is ever nigh.
5 His mercy never shall remove

From men of heart sincere :
He saves the souls, whose humble love

Is joined with holy fear.


Goodness of God. Ps. 145.
1 Sweer is the memory of thy grace,

My God, my heavenly King;
Let age to age thy righteousness

In songs of glory sing.

2 God reigns on high, but ne'er confines

His goodness to the skies; Through the whole earth his bounty shines,

And every want supplies.
3 With longing eyes thy creatures wait

On thee for daily food :
Thy liberal hand provides their meat,

And fills their months with good.
4 How kind are thy compassions, Lord !

How slow thine anger moves !
But soon he sends his pardoning word

To cheer the souls he loves.
5 Creatures, with all their endless race,

Thy power and praise proclaim;
But saints, that taste thy richer grace,

Delight to bless thy name.

126. L. M. DoDDRIDGE.

Divine Goodness acknowledged. Ps. 34.
1 TRIUMPHANT, Lord, thy goodness reigns,

Through all the wide celestial plains;
And its full streams redundant flow
Down to the abodes of men below.

2 Through nature's works its glories shine ;

The cares of Providence are thine;
And grace erecis our mortal frame

The fairest temple to thy name. 3 O give to every human heart

To taste and feel how good thou art;
With grateful love, and reverend fear,
To know how blest thy children are.

127. C. M. BROWNE.

Universal Goodness of God.
1 LORD, thou art good! all nature shows

Its mighty Author kind:
Thy bounty through creation flows,

Full, free, and unconfined.
2 The whole in every part proclaims

Thy infinite good will;
It shines in stars, and flows in streams,

And bursts from every hill.

3 We view it o'er the spreading main,

And heavens which spread more wide; It drops in gentle showers of rain, And rolls

in every tide. 4 Long hath it been diffused abroad,

Through ages past and gone; Nor ever can exhausted be,

But still keeps flowing on.

5 Through the whole earth it pours supplies,

Spreads joy through every part: 0 may

such love attract my eyes, And captivate my heart !

6 My highest admiration raise,

My best affections move !
Employ my tongue in songs of praise,

And fill my heart with love!


S. M. Watts.

Holiness of God. Ps. 99. 1 Exalt the Lord our God,

And worship at his feet: His nature is all holiness,

And mercy is his seat. 2 When Israel was his church,

When Aaron was his priest, When Moses cried, when Samuel prayed,

He gave his people rest. 3 Oft he forgave their sins,

Nor would destroy their race: And oft he made his vengeance known,

When they abused his grace. 4 Exalt the Lord our God,

Whose grace is still the same: Still he's a God of holiness,

And jealous for his name.

L. M.

Holiness of God.
1 Holy as thou, O Lord, is none !

Thy holiness is all thine own;
A drop of that unbounded sea

Is ours, a drop derived from thee. 2 And when thy purity we share,

Thy glory we alone declare;
And, humbled into nothing, own
Holy and pure is God alone.

3 Sole, self-existing God and Lord,

By all the heavenly hosts adored,
Let all on earth bow down to thee,
And own thy peerless majesty.


The Lord is Righteous. Ps. 11. 1 The Lord is in his holy place,

And from his throne on high,
He looks upon the human race

With omnipresent eye. 2 He proves the righteous, marks their path;

In him the weak are strong; But violence provokes his wrath :

The Lord abhorreth wrong.
3 The righteous Lord will take delight

Alone in righteousness;
The just are pleasing in his sight,

The humble he will bless.

131. C. M.

Faithfulness of God. Ps. 89.
1 My never-ceasing songs shall show

The mercies of the Lord;
And make succeeding ages know

How faithful is his word.
2 The sacred truths his lips pronounce

Shall firm as heaven endure;
And if he speaks a promise once,

The eternal grace is sure.

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