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315. The Power and Dominion of God. (L.M. 1 THE Lord, the God of glory, reigns,
1 In robes of majesty array'd ;
And guides the worlds his hands have made
From everlasting thou art God.
Aloud the angry tempests roar,
And foam and lash the trembling shore.
Controls the fiercely raging seas;
The waves sink down in gentle peace.
Eternal holiness is thine;
316. The Glories of God. (C. M.)
II Be endless praise to thee!
In co-eternal three. .
Ere time its round began,
The dignity of man.
3 To whom Isaiah's vision show'd,
The seraphs veil their wings,
Th' angelic army sings.
Were humble praises giv'n,
Th’ inbabitants of heav'n!
To thee in hymns aspire ;
For ever join the choir ! 6 Hail boly, holy, holy Lord !
Be endless praise to thee ;
In co-eternal three.
317. The Infinite. (C. M.)
To our eternal King.
Great everlasting One!
And unconfin’d thy throne.
And wond'rous large thy grace ;
And Gabriel veils his face.
4 Thine essence is a vast abyss,
Which angels cannot sound,
Where all our thoughts are drown'd. 5 The myst'ries of creation lie
Beneath enlighten’d minds;
And fly before the winds.
And stretch from pole to pole,
And overloads our soul.
For nothing's found in thee
And vast eternity!
The Faithfulness of God. (C. M.)
1 M Y never-ceasing song shall show,
W The mercies of the Lord ;
How faithful is his word.
2 The sacred truths his lips pronounce,
Shall firm as heav'n endure :
Th' eternal grace is sure.
3 How long the race of David held,
The promis'd Jewish throne !
To David's greater Son.
A throne above the skies ;
Shall to that glory rise. 3 Lord God of hosts ! thy wondrous ways,
Are sung by saints above;
To thine unchanging love.
19. Goďs unchangeable Love. (S. M.)
MOD of eternal love!
U How fickle are our ways ! And yet how oft did Isr’el prove,
Thy constancy of grace.
And then thy praise they sung ;
And murmur'd with their tongue. 3 Now they believe his word,
While rocks with rivers flow; Now, with their lusts provoke the Lord,
And he reduc'd them low. 4 Yet when they mourn'd their faults,
He hearken'd to their groans ; Brought his own cov'nant to his thoughts,
And call'd them still his sons.
Their names were in his book,
He sav'd them from their foes ;
The people that he chose.
Who lov'd their ancient race;
Amen, to all the praise.
320. The same. (C. M.)
E'en when he hides his face !
His glory and his grace. 2 Then why, my soul, these sad complaints,
Since Christ and we are one?
Is faithful to his Son.
And part of heav'n possess'd ;
And trust him for the rest.
321. The Faithfulness of God in his Promises. (C. 1 REGIN, my tongue, some heav'nly then
D And speak some boundless thing,
Of our eternal King.
And sound his pow'r abroad :
And the performing God.