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SECTION II.

PERFECTIONS OF GOD CELEBRATED.

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C. M. GENTLEMAN'S MAG.

The God of Nature inooked.
1 HAIL, great Creator, wise and good;

To thee our songs we raise ;
Nature, through all her various scenes,

Invites us to thy praise.
2 At morning, noon, and evening mild,

Fresh wonders strike our view; And while we gaze, our hearts exult

With transports ever new. 3 Thy glory beams in every star

Which gilds the gloom of night, And decks the smiling face of morn

With rays of cheerful light. 4 The lofty hill, the humble vale,

With countless beauties shine; The silent grove, the awful shade,

Proclaim thy power divine.
5 Great nature's God! still may these scenes

Our serious hours engage ;
Still may our grateful hearts consult

Thy works' instructive page.

6 And while, in all thy wondrous works,

Thy varied love we see,
Still may the contemplation lead

Our hearts, O God, to thee.

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LIVERPOOL Col. God known by his Works. 1 GREAT is our God; his works of might

To praise his glorious name unite;
Heaven, earth, and sea, confess his hand,

And wait, obedient, his command.
2 His hand, unseen, sustains the poles,

On which the vast creation rolls;
The starry skies proclaim his power ;

His pencil glows in every flower. 3 Across the waves, around the sky,

There's not a place, or deep or high,
Where the Creator has not trod,

And left the footsteps of a God. 4 O, may the sons of men record

The various goodness of the Lord ;
How vast his works, how kind his ways,
And every tongue pronounce his praise !

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KEBLE. The invisible things of Him, clearly seen, being understood by the

things that are made."
1 THERE is a book, who runs may read,

Which heavenly truth imparts,
And all the lore its scholars need,

Pure eyes and Christian hearts.

2 The works of God above, below,

Within us, and around,
Are pages in that book, to show

How God himself is found.
3 The glorious sky, embracing all,

Is like the Maker's love,
Wherewith encompassed, great and small

In peace and order move.
4 The dew of heaven is like thy grace;

It steals in silence down;
But where it lights, the favored place

By richest fruits is known.
5 One name, above all glorious names,

With its ten thousand tongues,
The everlasting sea proclaims,

Echoing angelic songs.
6 The raging fire, the roaring wind,

Thy boundless power display ;
But in the gentler breeze we find

Thy Spirit's viewless way.
7 Thou, who hast given me eyes to see

And love this sight so fair,
Give me a heart to find out thee,

And read thee every where.

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MRS. STEELE. The Voice of Nature, 1 THERE is a God, all nature speaks,

Through earth, and air, and seas, and skies; See, from the clouds his glory breaks,

When the first beams of morning rise.

2 The rising sun, serenely bright,

O’er the wide world's extended frame, Inscribes, in characters of light,

His mighty Maker's glorious name. 3 For man and beast, here daily food

In wide, diffusive plenty grows; And there, for drink, the crystal flood

In streams sweet winding gently flows. 4 The flowery tribes all blooming rise

Above the faint attempts of art; Their bright, inimitable dyes

Speak sweet conviction to the heart. 5 Ye curious minds, who roam abroad,

And trace creation's wonders o'er, Confess the footsteps of the God,

And bow before him, and adore.

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TATE & BRADY. The Voice of Nature. Ps. 19. 1 THE heavens declare thy glory, Lord,

Which that alone can fill ;
The firmament and stars express

Their great Creator's skill.
2 The dawn of each returning day

Fresh beams of knowledge brings;
And from the dark returns of night

Divine instruction springs.
3 Their powerful language to no realm

Or region is confined ;
'Tis nature's voice, and understood

Alike by all mankind.

4 Their doctrine does its sacred sense

Through earth's extent display; Whose bright contents the circling sun

Does round the world convey. 5 No bridegroom, for his nuptials dressed,

Has such a cheerful face;
No giant does like him rejoice

To run his glorious race.
6 From east to west, from west to east,

His restless course he goes ;
And, through his progress, cheerful light

And vital warmth bestows.

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ADDISON. The Headens declare the Glory of God. Ps. 19. 1 THE spacious firmament on high,

With all the blue, ethereal sky,
And spangled heavens, a shining frame,
Their great Original proclaim.
The unwearied sun, from day to day,
Doth his Creator's power display,
And publishes to every land

The work of an almighty hand.
2 Soon as the evening shades prevail,
The moon takes

up

the wondrous tale, And nightly to the listening earth Repeats the story of her birth; Whilst all the stars which round her burn, And all the planets, in their turn, Confirm the tidings, as they roll, And spread the truth from pole to pole.

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