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God's Wonders of Creation and Providence. Ps. 136.

1 GIVE to our God immortal praise;

Mercy and truth are all his ways:
Wonders of grace to God belong ;

Repeat his mercies in your song.
2 Give to the Lord of lords renown;

The King of kings with glory crown:
His mercies ever shall endure,

When lords and kings are known no more. 3 He built the earth, he spread the sky,

And fixed the starry lights on high:
Wonders of grace to God belong;

Repeat his mercies in your song.
4 He fills the sun with morning light;

He bids the moon direct the night:
His mercies ever shall endure,
When suns and moons shall shine no more.

5 He sent his Son with power to save

From guilt, and darkness, and the grave:
Wonders of grace to God belong;

Repeat his mercies in your song. 6 Through this vain world he guides our feet,

And leads us to his heavenly seat :
His mercies ever shall endure,
When this vain world shall be no more.

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MERRICK. The Perfections and Providence of God. Ps. 136. 1 LIFT your voice, and thankful sing

Praises to your heavenly King;
For his blessings far extend,

And his mercy knows no end. 2 Be the Lord your only theme,

Who of gods is God supreme;
He, to whom all lords beside

Bow the knee, and veil their pride; 3 Who asserts his just command,

By the wonders of his hand ;
He, whose wisdom, throned on high,

Built the mansions of the sky; 4 He, who bade the watery deep

Under earth's foundations sleep,
And the orbs that gild the pole,

Through the boundless ether roll; 5 Thee, O sun, whose powerful ray

Rules the empire of the day ;
You, O moon and stars, whose light
Breaks the horrors of the night.

6 He with food sustains, 0 earth,

All that claim from thee their birth;
For his blessings wide extend,
And his mercy knows no end.

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Tate & BRADY.
The only true end adorable God. Ps. 86.
1 AMONG the gods there's none like thee,

O Lord, alone divine !
To thee as much inferior they,

As are their works to thine.
. Therefore their great Creator, thee,

The nations shall adore ,
Their long misguided prayers and praise
Toblest name restore.

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3 All shall confess thee great, and great

The wonders thou hast done;
Confess thee God, thee God supreme;

Confess thee God alone.

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DRUMMOND. Unity of God. 1 THE God who reigns alone

O’er earth, and sea, and sky,
Let man with praises own,

And sound his honors high. 2 Him all in heaven above,

Him all on earth below,
The exhaustless source of love,

The great Creator know. 3 He formed the living flame,

He gave the reasoning mind;
Then only he may claim

The worship of mankind. 4 So taught his only Son,

Blest Messenger of grace!
The Eternal is but one;

No second holds his place.

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WALKER'S COL. God eternal and unchangeable. 1 ALL-POWERFUL, self-existent God,

Who all creation dost sustain !
Thou wast, and art, and art to come,

And everlasting is thy reign.

2 Fixed and eternal as thy days,

Each glorious attribute divine,
Through ages infinite, shall still

With undiminished lustre shine.
3 Fountain of being, Source of good!

Immutable thou dost remain;
Nor can the shadow of a change

Obscure the glories of thy reign. 4 Earth may with all her powers dissolve,

If such the great Creator's will;
But thou forever art the same;

I Am is thy memorial still.

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BURNS. God's Eternity and Man's Frailty. Ps. 90. 1 0 THOU, the first, the greatest Friend

Of all the human race !
Whose strong right hand has ever been

Their stay and dwelling-place.
2 Before the mountains heaved their heads

Beneath thy forming hand, Before this ponderous globe itself

Arose at thy command, 3 That power, which raised and still upholds

This universal frame,
From countless, unbeginning time,

Was ever still the same.
4 Those mighty periods of years,

Which seem to us so vast, Appear no more before thy sight

Than yesterday that's past.

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