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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,
Disturb the sparrow's nest.
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.
Omnipotence and grace.
Jehovah for her sov’reign Lord ;
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.
Whence all my blessings flow.
On thee alone I live;
More praise than I can give.
My soul with strength divine;
And all my days be thine.
Or heaven and earth in order stood,
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.
In vain my soul
The notice of thine eye.
My rising and my rest,
The secrets of my breast.
Before they're form’d within,
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.
And like a bulwark prove,
Secured by sov'reign love. 84
Thou, Lord, canst hear each idle word,
And every action see. 2 Could we, on morning's swiftest wings,
Fly through the trackless air,
Thy presence would be there.
Conceald by darkest night;
Can bring it all to light.
PRAISE ye the
4 Search thou our hearts, and there destroy
Each secret bosom sin,
That we may enter in. 85
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Our faithful, unchangeable friend,
And neither knows measure nor end :
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
Lord ! 'tis good to raise
6 But saints are lovely in his sight;
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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 !
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
Justice and truth before thee stand :
Mercy withholds thy lifted hand.