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3 Thy glorious eye pervadeth space;
Thy presence, Lord, fills every place;
Still shall my spirit rest with thee. 4 Renouncing every worldly thing,
And safe beneath thy spreading wing,
618. L. M. BOWRING.
God is Everywhere.
Beaming through all thy works, we see;
And all the earth is full of thee.
Whilst thou, too pure for mortal sight,
Reignest the Lord of life and light.
Of the wide heavens thy throne may be ; But this we know, that where thou art,
Strength, wisdomn, goodness dwell with thee. 4 And through the various maze of time,
And through th' infinity of space,
And all thy wondrous footsteps trace. 5 Thy children shall not faint nor fear,
Sustained by this delightful thought,-
619. C. M.
H. WARE, JR. Invoking God's Aid. 1 Father in heaven, to thee my heart
Would lift itself in prayer ; Drive from my soul each earthly thought,
And show thy presence there. 2 Each moment of my life renews
The mercies of my Lord; Each moment is itself a gist
To bear me on to God.
This world has round me thrown;
Each darling sin disown.
A never-dying flame
In thine almighty name.
620. L. M. RIPPON'S COLL.
The Love and Forgiveness of God Imitated. 1 GREAT Author of the immortal mind !
For noble thoughts and views designed,
The image of thy holiness.
Grant me to catch the sacred fire !
3 Father, I see thy sun arise,
To cheer thy friends and enemies;
Thy bounty both alike befriends.
My moral powers by grace refine;
And cheerful feed a hungry foe.
For all the sins which I have done;
621. S. M. STEELE.
God our Father.
O may I call thee mine?
A portion so divine.
And bid my sorrows fly:
Beneath my Father's eye?
I calmly would resign;
O bend my will to thine!
O give me strength to bear;
· And trust a Father's care.
5 Thy ways are little known
Toiny weak, erring sight;
That all thy ways are right.
Above expression dear!
I bid adieu to fear.
622, C. M. BERRIDGE.
Blessings of Providence and Redemption. 1 The goodness, Lord! our souls confess,
Thy goodness we adore;
A sea without a shore. 2 Sun, moon, and stars, thy love declare
In every golden ray;
And love brings back the day. 3 Thy bounty every season crowns
With all the bliss it yields;
With strength’ning grain the fields. 4 But chiefly thy compassion, Lord!
Is in the gospel seen;
Without a cloud between.
623. L. M. MRS. STEELE.
Light and Comfort from the Scriptures.
Come, Lord, and fill my vast desires :
Since of my utmost wish possessed. 20! let thy sacred word impart
Its quickening influence to my heart; With power and light, and love divine,
Assure my soul that thou art mine. 3 The blissful word, with joy replete,
Shall bid my gloomy fears retreat;
Shine cheerful through this mortal night. 4 Then shall my joyful spirit rise
On wings of faith above the skies;
And this vain world shall tempt no more; 5 0, may I reach the blissful plains,
Where thy unclouded glory reigns;
I LAMP of our feet! whereby we trace
Our path when wont to stray; Stream from the fount of heavenly grace!
Brook by the traveller's way!