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WATTS.

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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Thine be our bears, and thine our songs,
And to thy glory may we live.

4 Lord, spread thy came through heathen lands;
Their idol deities dethrone;
Subdue the world to thy commands,
And reign, as thou art. God alone.

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TATE & BRADY.

The only true and adorable God. Ps. 86.

1 AMONG the gods there's none like thee,

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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
To blest name restore.

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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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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DRUMMOND.

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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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