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UNIVERSALIST HYMNS.

HYMN 1.

L. M.

Praise for Providence. Mat. v. 45. Acts xiv. 17. Psalm cxlv. 16.

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THY ways, O Lord, with wise design,

Are fram’d upon thy throne above, And

every dark or bending line
Meets in the centre of thy love.
2 With feeble light, and half obscure,

Poor mortals thine arrangements view,
Not knowing that the least are sure,

And the mysterious just and true.
3 Thy flock, thine own peculiar care,

Though now they seem to roam uney'd,
Are led or driven only where

They best and safest may abide.
4 They neither know, nor trace the way ;

But, trusting to thy piercing eye,
None of their feet to ruin stray,

Nor shall the weakest fail or die.
5 My favour'd soul shall meekly learn

To lay her reason at thy throne ;
Too weak thy secrets to discern,
I'll trust thee for my guide alone. RIPPON's .Coll.

HYMN 2. C. M.

The Excellence of Scripture, Tim. iii. 16. Rom. xv. 4.

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VATHER of mercies, in thy word

What endless glory shines ! For ever be thy name ador’d

For these celestial lines.
2 Here may the wretched sons of want

Exhaustless riches find ;
Riches above what earth can grant,

And lasting as the mind.
3 Here the fair tree of knowledge grows,

And yields a free repast ; Sublimer sweets than nature knows,

Invite the longing taste. 4 Here the Redeemer's welcome voice

Spreads heavenly peace around ; And life and everlasting joys

Attend the blissful sound.
5 O may these heavenly pages be

My ever dear delight ;
And still new beauties may I

And still increasing light.
6 Divine Instructer, gracious Lord !

Be thou for ever near ;
Teach me to love thy sacred word,

And view my Saviour there. MRS. STEELE.

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HYMN 3. C. M.
Praise for the Gospel. Ps. xcvi. 1. Luke iii. 5, 6.
O our almighty Maker, God,

New honours be address'd ;
His great salvation shines abroad,

And makes the nations blest.

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2 He spake the word to Abr'am first,
His truth fulfils his

grace ;
The Gentiles make his name their trust,

And learn his righteousness.

3 Let the whole earth his love proclaim,

With all her diff'rent tongues ;
And spread the honours of his name

In melody and songs.

WATTS.

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First and Second Adam. Rom. v. 14. 1 Cor. xv.

21, 22,

ORD, what was man when made at first

Adam, the offspring of the dust, That thou should'st set him and his race But just below an angel's place?

2 That thou should'st raise his nature so,

And make him Lord of all below;
Make ev'ry beast and bird submit,
And lay the fishes at his feet?

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3 But, O! what brighter glories wait

To crown the second Adam's state !
What honours shall thy Son adorn,
Who condescended to be born!

4 See him below his angels made:

See him in dust among the dead,
To save a ruin'd world from sin ;

But he shall reign, with pow'r divine. 5 The world to come, redeem'd from all

The miseries that attend the fall,
New made and glorious, shall submit
At our exalted Saviour's feet.

WATTS.

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I will sing with the spirit, and I will sing with the understanding also.-St. Paul

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