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3 He shall defend and guide thy course
Through life's uncertain sea, Till thou art landed on the shore
Of blessed eternity. 4 Then seek the Lord betimes, and choose
The path of heavenly truth : The earth affords no lovelier sight
Than a religious youth.
489. S. M.
MONTGOMERY. For Sunday Schools. i Within these walls be peace;
Love through our borders found; In all our little palaces
Prosperity abound. 2 God scorns not humble things;
Here, though the proud despise, The children of the King of kings
Are training for the skies.
From glory be cast down,
To an immortal crown.
490. C. M.
Watts. Daily and Nightly Devotion. Ps. 134. 1 Ye that obey the immortal King,
Attend his holy place;
And bless his wondrous grace.
2 Lift up your hands by morning light,
And send your souls on high :
Above the starry sky.
With rays of quickening grace; The God that spreads the heavens abroad,
And rules the swelling seas.
491. C. M. CHRISTIAN PSALMIST.
For a Blessing with Food.
At whose almighty breath
Dispensing life or death;
Vouchsafe thy gifts to crown: Father of all, thy children hear,
And send a blessing down. 3 O may our souls forever pine
Thy grace to taste and see; Athirst for righteousness divine,
And hungry after thee.
492. L. M. ANONYMOUS.
Goodness of God in the Seasons.
At first arose this beauteous frame,
2 Thy bounty bids the infant year,
From winter storms recovered, rise; When thousand grateful scenes appear,
Fresh opening to our wondering eyes. 3 The new delight how great, to see
The earth in vernal beauty dressed, While in each herb, and flower, and tree,
Thy opening bounty shines confessed. 4 Aloft, full beaming, reigns the sun,
And light and genial heat conveys;
From thee derives his quickening rays. 5 Indulgent God! from every part
Thy plenteous blessings largely flow;
H. M. FREEMAN.
On earth thy glories shine:
In all we see
Are full of thee.
We see thy beauty move;
Wide flush the hills;
3 Then come, in robes of light, The summer's flaming days;
thine image bright, Thy majesty displays;
And oft thy voice
In thee rejoice.
Thy common bounty gives
Thy liberal care
Our lips declare.
With storms around thee cast;
While tempests lower,
And own thy power.
Address the Lord on high;
And waters veil the sky.
To cheer the plains below;
And corn in valleys grow.
Of the declining year;
And wintry days appear.
Descend and clothe the ground;
In icy fetters bound. 5 He sends his word, and melts the snow;
The fields no longer mourn:
And bids the spring return.
Obey his mighty word:
Praise ye the sovereign Lord.