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MEET and right it is to sing,
In every time and place,
The God of truth and grace:
Eternal praise be thine!
Who chant thy praise above;
The wings of faith and love:
Our subject is the same.
Which gave thy Son to die;
Alike we glorify:
And earth is turn'd to heaven.
[L. B. 249.)
The wisdom own'd by all thy sons,
To me, O God, impart;
The understanding heart.
To one who would believe; To me thy only Son reveal,
Thy Holy Spirit give,
3 'Tis life, eternal life, to know
The heavenly Persons mine;
That precious faith diviné. 4 A Trinity in Unity,
My soul shall then adore ;
(L. B. 254.]
A THOUSAND oracles divine,
Their common beams unite;
To worship God aright: 2 To praise a Trinity, adored
By all the hosts above;
Through endless ages love.
To laud and magnify
Whose glory fills the sky:
When God himself imparts; And the whole Trinity descends
Into our faithful hearts.
And join with them to sing
Our Maker, and our King.
PRAISE: FOR TEMPORAL BENEFITS.
[L. B. 216.) L. M.
To make this duty our delight. 2 He form'd the stars, those heavenly flames;
He counts their numbers, calls their names: His wisdom's vast, and knows no bound,
A deep, where all our thoughts are drown'd. 3 Sing to the Lord, exalt him high,
Who spreads his clouds around the sky;
Nor lets the drops descend in vain. 4 He makes the grass the hills adorn,
And clothes the smiling fields with corn:
And the young ravens when they cry. 5 What is the creature's skill or force?
The sprightly man or warlike horse?
All are too mean delights for him. 6 But saints are lovely in his sight;
He views his children with delight;
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He upholds with angel-bands,
FOUNTAIN of mercy, God of love!
How rich thy bounties are!
Proclaim thy constant care.
The sower hid the grain,
And sent the early rain. 3 The spring's sweet influence, Lord, was thine;
The plants in beauty grew;
And mild refreshing dew.
Matured the swelling grain;
A kindly harvest crowns thy love,
And plenty fills the plain.
Thy hand all nature hails;
Summer nor winter fails.
The eternal Three in One, Who by the wonders of his love
Has made his nature known.
PRAISE: FOR SPIRITUAL MERCIES.
[L. B. 195.)
And raised us into Abraham's sons. 2 The people who in darkness lay,
In sin and error's deadly shade,
In Jesus' lovely face display'd.
And bared thy arm in all our sight:
And claim'd the outcasts as thy right. 4 Thy single arm, Almighty Lord,
To us the great salvation brought:
That spake at first the world from nought. 5 For this the saints lift up their voice,
And ceaseless praise to thee is given;