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2 Let all who owe to thee their birth,
In praises every hour employ ; Jehovah reigns ! be glad, 0 earth,
And shout, ye morning stars, for joy 106
Jehovah, comprehending all,
Whom none can comprehend.
Whom angels dimly see;
And foremost of the Three:
When nature shall expire,
Shall perish by thy fire;
By creatures without end;
And Spirit comprehend. 107
C. M. Dwelling in light which no man can approach unto.
TERNAL Power, Almighty God,
Who can approach thy throne ? Unfading light is thine abode,
To mortal man unknown. 2 Before the radiance of thine eye,
The heavens no longer shine; And all the glories of the sky
Are but the shade of thine.
To cast a look below?
These seats of sin and wo?
4 How strange, how wondrous, is thy love!
With trembling we adore :
Its wonders can explore.
Resound immortal lays,
To celebrate thy praise. 108
L. M. Canst thou find out the Almighty to perfection? GOD, thou bottomless abyss !
Thee to perfection who can know? O height immense! what words suffice,
Thy countless attributes to show ? 2 Greatness unspeakable is thine;
Greatness, whose undiminish'd ray, When short-lived worlds are lost, shall shine,
When earth and heaven are fled away. 3 Unchangeable, all-perfect Lord,
Essential life's unbounded sea,
It lives, and moves, and is, from thee. 4 High is thy power above all height;
Whate'er thy will decrees is done; Thy wisdom, equal to thy might,
Only to thee, O God, is known! 109
G Mhes One :
Nature and grace, with all their powers,
Confess the Infinite Unknown. 2 Thy voice produced the sea and spheres ;
Bade the waves roar, the planets shine: But nothing like ihyself appears
Through all these spacious works of thine.
3 Still restless nature dies and grows;
From change to change the creatures run: Thy being no succession knows,
And all thy vast designs are one. 4 A glance of thine runs through the globe,
Rules the bright worlds, and moves their frame; Of light thou form'st thy dazzling robe;
Thy ministers are living flame. 5 How shall polluted mortals dare
To sing thy glory or thy grace e ? Beneath thy feet we lie afar,
And see but shadows of thy face. 6 Who can behold the blazing light?
Who can approach consuming flame ? None but thy wisdom knows thy might;
None but thy word can speak thy name.
Beyond the angels go,
Or to perfection know?
Above the creature's sight, And prostrate seraphim adore
The glorious Infinite.
Description far below;
How deep his mercies flow.
And dazzles all above;
The treasures of his love.
PRAS Eye the Lord, ye’ immortal choirs
C. M. Worthy of ceaseless praise from all his creatures.
' That fill Praise him who form'd you of his fires,
And feeds you with his love. 2 Shine to his praise, ye crystal skies,
The floor of his abode;
Whose beams create our days, Join with the silver queen of night, To own your borrow'd rays.
. 4 Thunder and hail, and fire and storms,
The troops of his command, Appear in all your dreadful forms,
And speak his awful hand.
In your eternal roar;
And shore reply to shore.
Ye mortals, catch the sound; Echo the glories of your King
Through all the nations round. 112
5th P. M. 4 lines 7s.
Angels in thy presence join :
THỊ INCARNATION AND BIRTH OF
All seated on the ground,
And glory shone around.
Had seized their troubled mind,)
and all mankind.
, Is born, of David's line, The Saviour, who is Christ the Lord ;
And this shall be the sign:
To human view display'd,
And in a manger laid.
Appear'd a shining throng
Who thus address'd their song: 6 All glory be to God on high,
And to the earth be peace :
Begin and never cease.
9th P. M. 87, 87. Peace on earth-good-will to men. ARK! what mean those holy voices,
Lo! the angelic host rejoices;
Heavenly hallelujahs rise.