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2 Rebél, ye waves, and o'er the land

With threat'ning aspect roar; The Lord uplifts his awful hand,

And chains you to the shore. 3 Ye winds of night, your force combine;

Without his high behest,
Ye shall not, in the mountain-pine,

Disturb the sparrow's nest.
4. His voice sublime is heard afar;

In distant peals it dies; le yokes the whirlwind to his car,

And sweeps the howling skies. 5 Ye sons of earth, in rev'rence bend;

Ye nations, wait his nod; And let unceasing praise ascend

In honour of our God.

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Omnipotence and grace.
HE earth, with all her fulness, owns

Jehovah for her sov’reign Lord ;
The countless myriads of her sons

Rose into being at his word. 2 His word did out of nothing call

The world, and founded all that is ; Launch'd on the floods this solid ball,

And fix'd it in the floating seas. 3 But who shall quit this low abode

Who shall ascend the heavenly place, And stand upon the mount of God,

And see his Maker face to face?

4 The man whose hands and heart are clean

That blessed portion shall receive; He who by grace is saved from sin,

Shall with his God in glory live:

5 He shall obtain the starry crown;

And, number'd with the saints above, The God of his salvation own,

The God of his salvation love.

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Bounteous in mercy and goodness.
Y Maker and my King,
To thee

my
all I

owe;
Thy sov'reign bounty is the spring

Whence all my blessings flow.
2 The creature of thy hand,

On thee alone I live;
My God, thy benefits demand

More praise than I can give.
3 0, let thy .grace inspire

My soul with strength divine;
Let all my powers to thee aspire,

And all my days be thine.
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From everlasting to everlasting.
RE mountains rear'd their forms sublime,

Or heaven and earth in order stood,
Before the birth of ancient time,

From everlasting thou art God. 2 A thousand ages, in their flight,

With thee are as a fleeting day; Past, present, future, to thy sight

At once their various scenes display. 3 But our brief life's a shadowy dream,

A passing thought, that soon is o'er,-That fades with morning's earliest beain,

And fills the musing mind no more. 4 To us, O Lord, the wisdom give,

Each passing moment so to spend, That we at length with thee may live

Where life and bliss shall never end.

ERE

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Omniscience.
LORD, all mamo is known to thee ;

In vain my soul
To shun thy presence, or to flee

The notice of thine eye.
2 Thy all-surrounding sight surveys

My rising and my rest,
My public walks, my private ways,

The secrets of my breast.
3 My thoughts lie open to thee, Lord,

Before they're form’d within,
And ere my lips pronounce the word,

Thou know'st the sense I mean. 4 O wondrous knowledge! deep and high :

Where can a creature hide ? Within thy circling arms I lie,

Beset on every side.
5 So let thy grace surround me still,

And like a bulwark prove,
To guard my soul from every ill,

Secured by sov'reign love. 84

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Omniscience and omnipresence.
ATHER of spirits, nature's God,

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Thou, Lord, canst hear each idle word,

And every action see. 2 Could we, on morning's swiftest wings,

Fly through the trackless air,
Or dive beneath deep ocean's springs,

Thy presence would be there.
3 In vain may guilt attempt to fly,

Conceald by darkest night;
One glance from thy all-piercing eye

Can bring it all to light.

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PRAISE ye the

4 Search thou our hearts, and there destroy

Each secret bosom sin,
And fit us for those realms of joy,

That we may enter in. 85

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Immutability.
HIS, this is the God we adore,

Our faithful, unchangeable friend,
Whose love is as great as his power,

And neither knows measure nor end :
'Tis Jesus, the first and the last,

Whose Spirit shall guide us safe home; We'll praise him for all that is past,

And trust him for all that's to come. 86

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Infinite in wisdom.

Lord ! 'tis good to raise
Your hearts and voices in his praise :
His nature and his works invite
To make this duty our delight.
2 He form’d the stars, those heavenly flames;
He counts their numbers, calls their names ;
His wisdom's vast, and knows no bound,-
A. deep where all our thoughts are drown'd.
3 Sing to the Lord ! exalt him high,
Who spreads the clouds along the sky;
There he prepares the fruitful rain,
Nor lets the drops descend in vain.
4 He makes the grass the hills adorn;
He clothes the smiling fields with corn;
The beasts with food his hands supply,
And the young ravens when they cry.
5 What is the creature's skill or force ?
Tho sprightly man, or warlike horse ?
The piercing wit, the active limb ?
All are too mean delights for him.

6 But saints are lovely in his sight;
He views his children with delight:
He sees their hope, he knows their fear,
He looks and loves his image there.
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Who would not give his heart to thee ! Who would not love thee with his might ! O Jesus, lover of mankind, Who would not his whole soul and mind,

With all his strength, to thee unite! 2 Thou shin'st with everlasting rays; Before the insufferable blaze

Angels with both wings veil their eyes; Yet free as air thy bounty streams; On all thy works thy mercy's beams,

Diffusive as thy sun's, arise. 3 Astonish'd at thy frowning brow, Earth, hell, and heaven's strong pillars bow:

Terrible majesty is thine !
Who then can that vast love express,
Which bows thee down to me,—who less

Than nothing am, till thou art mine! 4 High throned or heaven's eternal hill, In number, weight, and measure, still

Thou sweetly ord’rest all that is ; And yet thou deign'st to come to me, And guide my steps, that I, with thee

Enthroned, may reign in endless bliss. 88

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Wisdom, justice, truth:
WHINE, Lord, is wisdom, thine alone;

Justice and truth before thee stand :
Yet, nearer to thy sacred throne,

Mercy withholds thy lifted hand.

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