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379. L. M.
ages let thy kindness last.
380. God's providence the support of the righteous.
To sheltering caverns fly,
2. Protected by that hand whose law
The threatening stornis obey, Intrepid virtue smiles secure As in the blaze of day.
The lightning's lurid glare,
By different ways pursued, The one eternal end of Heaven
Is universal good.
God our protector and friend.
1. GREAT source of light! whose mighty hand The æthereal arch of heaven could bend; Firm, midst contending storms we stand, Thy word our rock, thine arm our friend.
2. There's nought in heaven, or earth, or hell, But prostrate sinks before thy might; These atom worlds instinctive tell Thy counsels wise, thy judgements right.
382. P. M.
2. With thee in shady solitudes I walk, With thee in busy crowded cities talk; In every creature own thy forming power; In each event thy providence adore.
3. At thy felt presence worldly passions cease, And my
hush'd spirit finds a holy peace; While each tumultuousthought within medies, And earth's gay pageants vanish from my eyes. .
How sweetly bloom below!
Perfumes the breathing gale: 'Tis love that loads the plenteous plain With blushing fruits and golden grain,
And smiles o’er every vale.
3. But in thy gospel see it shine With grace and glories more divine,
Proclaiming sins forgiven: There faith, bright cherub, points the way To realms of everlasting day,
And opens all her heaven.
384. P. M.
BOWRING. 6. God is love."
1. God is love: his mercy brightens
All the path in which we rove; Bliss he wakes, and woe he lightens : God is wisdom, God is love.
2. Chance and change are busy ever ;
Man decays and ages move; But his mercy
waneth never : God is wisdom, God is love.
3. E'en the hour that darkest seemeth,
Will his changeless goodness prove; From the mist his brightness streameth: God is wisdom, God is love.
4. He with earthly cares entwineth
Hope and comfort from above; Every where his glory shineth :
God is wisdom, God is love,