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4 How excellent, O Lord, thy name,
In all creation's lines :
With rising lustre shines. 5 These lower works that swell thy praise,
High as our thoughts can tower, Are but a portion of thy ways,
The hiding of thy power. 6 Millions before thy presence stand,
Who feel, while they adore, Fulness of joy at thy right hand,
And pleasures evermore. 71
Thy name on earth is known;
How wonderfully shown! 2 When I behold the heavens on high,
The work of thy right hand; The moon and stars amid the sky,
Thy lights in every land : 3 Lord! what is man that thou shouldst deign
On him to set thy love,
Then fill a throne above?
How manifold thy ways !
Eternity thy praise. 72
That thou the only Lord
By all the earth adored.
2 To thee all angels cry aloud;
To thee the powers on high, Both cherubim and seraphim,
Continually do cry ;3 O holy, holy, hcly Lord,
Whom heavenly hosts obey, The world is with the glory fill'd
Of thy majestic sway. 4 The' apostles' glorious company,
And prophets crown'd with light, With all the martyrs' noble host,
Thy constant praise recite. 5 The holy Church throughout the world,
O Lord, confesses thee, That thou eternal Father art,
Of boundless majesty.
L. M. Wisdom, majesty, goodness. DATHER of all, whose powerful voice
Calld forth this universal frame ! Whose mercies over all rejoice,
Through endless ages still the same: Thou by thy word upholdest all;
Thy bounteous love to all is show'd ; Thou hear'st thy every creature's call,
And fillest every month with good. 2 In heaven thou reign'st enthroned in light,
Nature's expanse before thee spread ; Earth, air, and sea, before thy sight,
And hell's deep gloom, are open laid : Wisdom, and might, and love, are thine ;
Prostrate before thy face we fall, Confess thine attributes divine,
And hail thee sov’reign Lord of all.
And bow'd the heavens most high,
The darkness of the sky.
Full royally he rode,
Came flying all abroad.
Their fury to restrain;
Forever more shall reign.
1st P. M. 6 lines 8s. Omnipotence and immutability. HEN Israel out of Egypt came,
And left the proud oppressor's land,
Safe in the hollow of his hand,
Disparted by the wondrous rod;
And Sinai felt the incumbent God; The mountains skipp'd like frighten'd rams, The hills leap'd after them as lambs. 3 What aild thee, O thou trembling sea ?
What horror turn'd the river back? Was nature's God displeased with thee?
And why should hills or mountains shake ? Ye mountains huge, that skipp'd like rams ? Ye hills, that leap'd as frighten'd lambs?
4 Earth, tremble on, with all thy sous,
In presence of thy awful Lord, Whose power inverted nature owns,
Her only law his sov'reign word: He shakes the centre with his rod, And heaven bows down to Jacob's God. 5 Creation, varied by his hand,
The' omnipotent Jehovah knows; The sea is turn'd to solid land,
The rock into a fountain flows:
At whose supreme decree
My soul sprang forth from thee: 2 For this thou hast design'd,
And form’d me man for this
In thee my endless bliss. 77
3d P. M. 4 6s & 2 8s. Greatness and condescension.
Are light and majesty :
Keep the wide world in awe;
To guard his holy law;
THE Lord Jehovah reigns,
3 Through all his mighty works
Amazing wisdom shines;
And all their dark designs ;
Of glory condescend ;-
My Father and my Friend
Attempt thy great Creator's praise
The winds obey his will ;
The rolling sun stands still.