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3 Then they might fight, and rage, and rave;

, I should perceive the noise no more Than we can hear a shaking leaf

While rattling thunders round us roar. 4 Great All in all, eternal King,

Let me but view thy lovely face, And all my powers shall bow and sing

Thine endless grandeur and thy grace.

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DODDRIDGE.

Glorying in God alone.

his store,

1 THE righteous Lord, supremely great,

Maintains his universal state;
O'er all the earth his power extends;

All heaven before his footstool bends.
2 No more, ye wise, your wisdom boast;

No more, ye strong, your valor trust;
Nor let the rich survey

Elate with heaps of shining ore. 3 Glory, my soul, in this alone,

That God, thy God, to thee is known,
That thou hast owned his sovereign sway,

That thou hast felt his cheering ray. 4 My wisdom, wealth, and

In one, Jehovah, all combined ;
On him I fix my roving eyes,
Till all my soul in rapture rise.

power, I find

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DODDRIDGE.
Support in God's Covenant.
1 MY God, the covenant of thy love

Abides forever sure,
And in its matchless grace I feel

My happiness secure.
2 What though my house be not with thee,

As nature could desire ?
To nobler joys than nature gives,

Thy servants all aspire.
3 Since thou, the everlasting God,

My Father art become,
Jesus my Guardian and my Friend,

And heaven my final home, 4 I welcome all thy sovereign will;

For all that will is love;
And, when I know not what thou dost,

I wait the light above.

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Watts.
Safety in God. Ps. 61.
1 WHEN, overwhelmed with grief,

My heart within me dies,
Helpless, and far from all relief,

To Heaven I lift my eyes. 2 0, lead me to the Rock

That's high above my head, And make the covert of thy wings

Mv shelter and my shade.

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3 Within thy presence, Lord,

Forever I'll abide;
Thou art the Tower of my defence,

The Refuge where I hide.

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WATTS.

God our Portion. Ps. 73.

1 GOD! my Supporter and my Hope,

My Help forever near,
Thine arm of mercy held me up,

When sinking in despair. 2 Thy counsels, Lord, shall guide my feet

Through this dark wilderness,
Thy hand conduct me near thy seat,

To dwell before thy face.
3 Were I in heaven without my God,

'Twould be no joy to me;
And whilst this earth is my abode,

I long for none but thee.
4 What if the springs of life were broke,

And flesh and heart should faint ?
God is my soul's eternal Rock,

The Strength of every saint. 5 Behold, the sinners that remove

Far from thy presence die;
Not all the idol gods they love

Can save them when they cry.
6 But to draw near to thee, my God,

Shall be my sweet employ;
My tongue shall sound thy works abroad,

And tell the world my joy.

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DODDRIDGE. God the Happiness of his People. 1 MY God, whose all-pervading eye

Views earth beneath, and heaven above, Witness if here or there thou seest

An object of mine equal love. 2 Not the gay scenes, where mortal men

Pursue their bliss, and find their woe, Detain my rising heart, which springs

The nobler joys of heaven to know. 3 This feeble flesh shall faint and die,

This heart renew its pulse no more ; E'en now it views the moment nigh,

When life's last movements all are o'er. 4 But come, thou vanquished king of dread,

With thy own hand thy power destroy ; 'Tis thine to bear my soul to God,

My Portion and eternal Joy.

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MRS. STEELE. True Happiness to be found only in God. 1 WHEN fancy spreads her boldest wings,

And wanders, unconfined,
Amid the unbounded scene of things

Which entertain the mind, 2 In vain I trace creation o'er,

In search of sacred rest;
The whole creation is too poor,
Too mean, to make me blest.

3 In vain would this low world employ

Each flattering, specious wile;
There's nought can yield a real joy,

But my Creator's smile.
4 Let earth and all her charms depart,

Unworthy of the mind;
In God alone this restless heart

An equal bliss can find.
5 Great Spring of all felicity,

To whom my wishes tend,
Do not these wishes rise from thee,

And in thy favor end?

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WATTS. The Soul's chief Delight in God. 1 LORD, 'tis an infinite delight

To see thy lovely face,
To dwell whole ages in thy sight,

And feel thy vital rays.
2 Show me thy face, and I'll away

From all inferior things;
Speak, Lord, and here I quit my clay,

And stretch my airy wings.
3 Sweet was the journey to the sky

The wondrous prophet tried ; “Climb up the mount,” says God," and die;"

The prophet climbed, and died. 4 In God's own arms he left the breath

That God's own spirit gave; His was the noblest road to death,

And his the sweetest grave.

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