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Should all to ruin seem to go and wreck,
At last 'tis seen that thou art wise and IN thee I live, and move, and am;
great. Thou number'st all
my days: As thou renew'st my being, Lord, Let me renew thy praise.
2 Far as from east to west, thy wis
dom scatters 2 From thee I am, thro' thee I am, Things, which man's prudence to comAnd for thee I must be:
bine would try : "Twere better for me not to live, And that, which some would lay in Than not to live to thee.
bonds and fetters, 3 Naked I came into this world, Is by thy power rais’d to reach the sky,
And nothing with me brought; The contrary of what thou dost intend And nothing have I here deserv'd; Sometimes presents itself to human Yet I have lacked nought.
Man, while he thought he understood 4. I do not praise my lab'ring hand,
Is often disappointed in the end.
3 'Fore thee that's nought, which is
the admiration 5 Thy bounty gives me bread with Of all; what's nothing, that thon
A table free from strife: (peace, lov'st, O Lord ! Thy blessing is the staff of bread, Fine words with thee find no recomWhich is the staff of life.
[afford. 6 The daily favors of my God.
Thy impulse must th' emphatic pow'r I cannot sing at large;
The haughty pharisee thou passest
, by, Yet humbly can I make this boast,
To humble sinners thou dost mercy I am th? Almighty's charge.
Thy thoughts are very high, who can 7 Lord, in the day, thou art about them know ! The paths wherein I tread;
What human mind thy wisdom can And in the night, when I lie down, descry!
Thou art about my bed. 8 O let my house a temple be, 4. We magnify thy name, O God of That I and mine may sing
heaven ! Hosannas to thy majesty,
Who, though thou kill'st, dost also And praise our heav'nly King. quicken us;
When wisdom's treasures unto us are
To seek our good, thou dost:'fore us
display: ple leading,
(strange! Todwell among us is thy soul's delight; Tho' oft thy ways seem wonderful and Love doth thy kind paternal heart exThere can be nothing wrong in thy
To lead thy children on, from day to Because thy faithfulness can
day. change. Thy ways seem often crooked, yet are 5 Thou know'st, O Lord, how weak straight,
we are and feeble, In which thy children are ordain'd to Thou clearly canst discern our ignowalk:
To help ourselves we're utterly unable,, Thou art but adding grief to grief,
And rest in God's good providence, Deal'st father-like, show'st mother's Who oft prescribes us wholesome diet; Those sheep, which that they're thine,
By methods cross tu fiesh and sense! no man could guess,
To him, who chose us for his own, Are ever fed, and kept within thy fold. Our wants and cares are fully known. 6 Sometimes it seems, thou art severe- 4 He knows the hours for joy and ly dealing
gladness, Again art tender and compassionate: The proper time and proper place; Thy chastisement corrects us when Are we but faithful ʼmidst our sadness, we're failing,
Seek not ourselves, but seek his Wheno'er our minds seek to extra- He'll come, before we are aware, (praise: vagate.
And dissipate our grief and care.
The poor man's table amply spread;
And send him out to beg his bread:
God can do wonders, if he please, 70 give me heav'nly wisdom's pene- Humble the one, the other raise. tration,
6. Do thou with faith discharge thy sta, Thou whose eye hateth all deceitful
tion, That I distinguish nature's operation
Keep God's comreands, and sing his From grace, that I discern thy light Rely on him for preservation, (praise ;
On whom the whole creation stays. Let no strange fire be kindled, in my The man that's truly wise and just, mind,
Makes God, and God alone his truste
Into his faithful hands,
Who heav'n and earth commands 167,*
For he, the clouds' director,
Whom winds and seas obey,
Will be thy kind protector,
And will prepare thy way,
And sav'd in many dang’rous ways. 2 Rely on God thy Saviour,
So shalt thou safe go on;
So shall thy work be done ;
By self-consuming care;
By sighs and groans from day to day! When call'd upon by pray'r,
3 Thy faithfulness eternal,
(Let us, in life and death, o father, certainly
Boldly thy truth declare, What's good or detrimental
And publish, with our latest breath,
Thy love and guardian care.
T. 151. Thou, as the great Creator,
CHILDREN of God lack nothing, • Thy counsel dost fulfil.
His promise bears them thro'; 4. My soul! then with assurance Who gives the lilies clothing, Hope still, be not dismay’d;
Will clothe his people too ; He will from each incumbrance Beneath the spreading heavens, Again lift up thy head :
No creature but is fed ; Beyond thy wish extended
And he, who feeds the ravens, His goodness will appear,
Will give his children bread. When he hath fully ended
2 Tho'vine, nor hig-tree neither, What caus’d thy needless fear.
Their wonted fruit should bear;
Nor flocks nor herds be there:
Yet God the same abiding,
His praise shall tune my voice;
I cannot but rejoice.
He gently clears thy way;
Make me teachable and mild,
Make me as a weaned child: 2 He ev'ry where hath way, From distrust and envy free,
And all things serve his might, Pleas'd with all that pleaseth thee, His ev'ry act pure blessing is,
2 What thou shalt to-day provide, His path unsullied light:
Let me as a child receive;
What to-morrow may betide,
Calmly to thy wisdom leave :
'Tis enough that thou wilt care, Who, who shall stay his hand ?
Why should I the burden bear?
On a care beyond his own,
Fears to stir a step alone :
Let me thus with thee abide,
As my Father, Guard and Guide.
4 Thus preserv'd from Satan's wiles,
Safe from dangers, free from fears, 4 Thou seesť our weakness, Lord, May I live upon thy smiles,
Our hearts are known to thee, Till the promis'd hour appears, lift thou up the sinking hand, When the sons of God shall prove Confirm the feeble knee;
All their Father's boundless love.
IX. Of the Father, Son, and Holy Ghost.
3 O Lamb of God, for sinners slain,
Who didst the human race regain,
And thanks that he's so gracious, Worthy art thou eternally!
For all we are and have, is thine alone,
Ah ! take and keep usevermorethyown, His word declares good will to men, On earth is peace restor'd again 4. O Holy Ghost, to thee we raise, Thro’ Jesus Christ our Saviour.
With joyful hearts, our thanks & praise,
For leading us to Christ by faith, 2 We humbly thee adore and praise, And glorifying Jesus' death;
And laud for thy great glory: O grant us all the grace, iv him t'abide,
Not frail, nor transitory;
5 We all say, Amen! deeply bow'd Thou speak'st, the universe obeys;
presence of the Triune God, In such a Lord we're happy.
By whom in Christ we're fore-ordain'd,
Io happiness that knows no end; 3 O Jesus Christ, thou Son belov'd
With grateful bearts we thank and Of thy celestial Father,
praise the Lord,
His saving nanie for ever be ador'd!
To the Father thanks and praises,
And comforts us in all distress;
Be giv'n to Christ without cessation,
Whose presence yields us joy and peace;
The Spirit magnify
Who doth to us apply-Jesus' merit;
Our God revere,—He's present here, 173. * T. 97
Come, worship Him, with filial fear,
2 Father of the congregation,
Thy name we magnify-To all eternity; 2 Father of Jesus, Lord of all,
For thy mercies-unbounded are;
Thy love and care
Exceed our utmost wish and pray’r.
I'll sing, while I have breath in me:
God, as man to us related !
12 Most gracious Lord,- Eternal Word! The grateful sense thou hast created, Who flesh wast made, To praise excites me pow'rfully; Our Saviour, Friend and Head : Rise, spirit of gladness, rise,
Thou Holy Lamb of God, --Thy blood, Exalt his sacrifice-Hallelujah! Thy pain and death, Preserve in faith In highest strain-To the Lamb slæin, Thy church while here, Let heav'n and earth reply, Amer.. Till we 'fore thee appear. 4 Holy Spirit, we adore thee, 3 DearComforter!-Receiveour pray'r, And to thy name give praise and glory, Instruct us, Lord, For graciously directing us,
That we may know thy word, To seek pardon, peace
and favor And thus in love and peace-Increase. With God, thro”Jesus Christour Saviour, Oh may we all, -Both great and smalt, From whom alone salvation flows; Count all things loss O fill us with his love, [honor; Save Jesus and his cross. So that our walk may prove-To his And grant that we-Continually
177. T. 58. May to thy voice obedient be.
LORD God, Abba Father,
Who didst to bless us 175.
Send thy own Son, our Lord, and call him Jesus,
We worship thee. O Father of mercy, be ever ador'd; Thy love was displayed in sending 2 God the Son, Redeemer,
Who by thy bleeding
[we praise To ransom and bless us : thy goodness Hast sav'd us sinners, and for us.art For sending in Jesus salvation by grace.
Remember us. 2 Most merciful Saviour, who deign- 3 Holy Ghost, we praise thee, edst to die
[to buy ;)
That Christ's revealed Our curse to remove, and our pardon
Unto our hearts,and that by thee we're
sealed Accept our thanksgiving, almighty to
Unto his day, save,
4 Bless'd Three! who bear record Whoopenest heaven to all that believe. In heav'nly places, 3 0 Spirit of wisdom, of love, and of Vouchsafe to hear our fervent pray’rs pow'r,
For Jesus' sake. We prove thy blest influence, thy grace we adore:
T. 14. Whose inward revealing applies our OUR heav'nly Father, Source of love, Lord's blood,
To thee our hearts we raise; Attesting and sealing us children of
Thy all-sustaining pow'r we prove,
And gladly sing thy praise. 176. T. 206.
2 Lord Jesus, thine we wish to be, ( Father! hear-our humble pray'r: Made, and preserv'd,and sav'd by thee,
Our sacrifice receive; Us kindly own
To thee ourselves we give. As children; 'since thy Son, Whom thou so graciously-And free 3. Come, Holy Ghost, the Saviour's love Gav'st up to die,- Did satisfy
Shed in our hearts abroad; For Adam's race;
So shall we ever live and move, Procuring truth and grace.
And be with Christ in God.