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3 Jehovah, Christ, I thee adore,

Who gav'st my soul to be; Fountain of being and of power,

And great in majesty. 4 The Lord, the mighty God, thou art,

But let me rather prove
That name inspoken to my heart,

That fav’rite name of Love.
5 Merciful God, thyself proclaim

In this polluted breast;
Mercy is thy distinguish'd name,

And suits the sinner best.
6 Our mis'ry doth for pity call,

Our sin implores thy grace ; And thou art merciful to all

Our lost, apostate race.

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Love and mercy.

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(REAT God, accept a heart

That pants to sing thy praise; Thou, who without beginning art,

And without end of days: Thy goodness is display'd,

On all thy works impress’d; Thou lovest all thy hands have made,

But man thou lovest best.

2 Gracious art thou to all

Who truly turn to thee;
O hear me, then, for pardon call,

And show thy grace to me:
Through mercy reconciled,

For Jesus' sake forgiven;
Receive, O Lord, thy favour'd child,

To sing thy praise in heaven.

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Source of all blessings.
EHOVAH, God, thy gracious power

On every hand we see;
O may the blessings of each hour

Lead all our thoughts to thee.
2 If on the wings of morn we speed,

To earth's remotest bound,
Thy hand will there our journey lead,

Thine arm our path surround.
3 Thy power is in the ocean deeps,

And reaches to the skies; Thine eye of mercy never sleeps,

Thy goodness never dies. 4 From morn till noon-till latest eve,

Thy hand, O God, we see; And all the blessings we receive,

Proceed alone from thee.

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The Author of every good gift.
ATHER, to thee my soul I lift;

. ; Convinced that every perfect gift

From thee alone descends. 2 Mercy and grace are thine alone,

And power and wisdom too: Without the Spirit of thy Son,

We nothing good can do. 3 We cannot speak one useful word,

One holy thought conceive, Unless, in answer to our Lord,

Thyself the blessing give. 4 His blood demands the purchased grace:

His blood's availing plea Obtain'd the help for all our race,

And sends it down to me.

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5 Thou all our works in us hast wrought;

Our good is all divine:
The praise of every virtuous thought,

And righteous word, is thine.
6 From thee, through Jesus, we receive

The power on thee to call,
In whom we are, and move, and live;

Our God is all in all.
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Holiness.
OLY as thou, O Lord, is none;

Thy holiness is all thine own;
A drop of that unbounded sea
Is ours,-a drop derived from thee.
2 And when thy purity we share,
Thine only glory we declare;
And, humbled into nothing, own,
Holy and pure is God alone.
3 Sole, self-existing God and Lord,
By all thy heavenly hosts adored,
Let all on earth bow down to thee,
And own thy peerless majesty :
4 Thy power unparallel’d confess,
Establish'd on the Rock of peace;
The Rock that never shall remove,--
The Rock of pure, almighty love.
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The Trinity.
AIL! holy, holy, holy Lord,

Whom one in three we know;
By all thy heavenly host adored,

By all thy Church below.
2 One undivided Trinity

With triumph we proclaim ;
Thy universe is full of thee,

And speaks thy glorious Name.

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3 Thee, holy Father, we confess;

Thee, holy Son, adore;
And thee, the Holy Ghost, we bless,

And worship evermore.
4 Hail ! holy, holy, holy Lord,

Our heavenly song shall be; Supreme, essential One, adored

In co-eternal Three ! 102

L. M. The glorious goodness of the triune Jehovah. TOME, Father, Son, and Holy Ghost,

Whom one all-perfect God we own, Restorer of thine image lost,

Thy various offices make known. 2 Jehovah in three persons, come,

And draw, and sprinkle us, and seal, Poor, guilty, dying worms, in whom.

Thou wilt eternal life reveal. 3 Our fallen, ruin'd souls, to raise,

The knowledge of thyself bestow; Reveal the riches of thy grace,

And all thy glorious goodness show. 103

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One God in three persons.
AIL, Father, Son, and Holy Ghost,

One God in persons three;
Of thee we make our joyful boast,

And homage pay to thee.
2 Present alike in every place,

Thy Godhead we adore :
Beyond the bounds of time and space

Thou dwellest evermore
3 In wisdom infinite thou art,

Thine eye doth all things see; And every thought of every heart

Is fully known to thee.

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4 Thou lov'st whate'er thy hands have made;

Thy goodness we rehearse, In shining characters display'd

Throughout the universe.
5 Wherefore let every creature give

To thee the praise design'd;
But chiefly, Lord, the thanks receive,-

The hearts, of all mankind. 104

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The co-eternal Three.
COLY, holy, holy Lord,

God the Father, God the Word,
God the Comforter, receive
Blessings more than we can give.
2 Join'd with those beyond the sky,
Worshipping the Lord most high,
We our hearts and voices raise,
Echo his eternal praise.
3 Three in one, and one in three,
One, in simplest unity,-
God, incline thy gracious ear;
Us, thy lisping creatures, hear.
4 Thee, while man, the earth-born, sings,
Angels shrink within their wings;
Prostrate seraphim above
Breathe unutterable love.
5 Fain with them our souls would vie;
Sink as low, and mount as high;
Fall, o'erwhelm'd with love, or soar;
Shout, or silently adore !
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Co-equal and co-eternal.
LESSING and honour, praise and love,

Co-equal, co-eternal Three,
In earth below, in heaven above,

By all thy works, be paid to thee.

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