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T. 14
But his mercy hath no end.
2 Yea, his Son his heart paternal • WHEN all thy mercies, O my God,
Freely did give up for me,

My rising soul surveys,
Me to save from death eternal

Transported with the view, I'm lost
And from endless misery.

In wonder, love, and praise.
Depth of love past comprehension !

2 O how shall words with equal warmth Whence can my weak spirit fetch

The gratitude declare,
Thoughts profound enough to reach
This unfathom’d condescension !

That glows within

my

ravish'd heart!

But thou canst read it there.
All things, &c.

3 Thy providence my life sustain'd, 3 His good Spirit's blest instruction

And all my wants redrest,
In his word to me is giv'n,

When in the silent womb I lay,
Whose unerring manuduction

And hung upon the breast.
Leads me in the way to heav'n.
He endows my soul and spirit

4 To all my weak complaints and cries With the light of living faith, Thy mercy lent an ear,

To o'ercome sin, world and death, Ere yet my feeble thoughts had learnt And escape the hell I merit.

To form themselves in pray'r.
All things, &c.

5 Unnumber'd comforts to my soul 4 My soul's welfare he advances,

Thy tender care bestow'd,

Before
For my body he doth care;

my

infant-heart conceiv'd Aid and comfort he dispenses,

From whom those comforts flow'd. , When I call on him by pray'r;

6 When in the slipp'ry paths of youth When my nat'ral strength is shrinking, With heedless steps I ran, In the time of utmost need,

Thine arm, unseen, convey'd me safe, i He, my God, draws nigh with speed, And led me up to man. And recovers me from sinking.

7 Thro' hidden dangers, toils & deaths, All things, &c.

It gently clear'd my way,
5 As a hen is uş'd to gather

And thro’the pleasing snares of vice,
Her young brood beneath her wings, More to be fear’d than they.
So hath God, my heav'nly Father,

8 When worn with sickness,oft hast thou Kept me safe from hurtful things;

With health renew'd my face;
Had

my

God withdrawn his favor, And when in sin and sorrow sunk,
Had not his protecting grace Reviv'd my soul with grace.

Sav'd me in each trying case,
I should have been helped never.

9 Ten thousand thousand preciousgifts All things, &c.

My daily thanks employ;

Nor is the least a cheerful heart,
6 Since nor end, nor bounds, nor mea- That tastes those gifts with joy.

In God's mercies can be found, [sure, 10 Thro' ev'ry period of my life
Heart and hands I lift with pleasure,
As a child in duty bound;

Thy goodness I'll pursue ;
Humbly I request the favor :

And after death, in heav'n with thee,
Grant me grace both day and night,

The glorious theme renew.
Thee to love with all my might,

11 Thro' all eternity to thee
Till I change this infant savor

A joyful song I'll raise :
For that taste of bliss above, But, 0! eternity's too short
Perfect praise and endless love, To utter all thy praise.

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Should all to ruin seem to go and wreck,

At last 'tis seen that thou art wise and IN thee I live, and move, and am ;

great.
Thou number'st all
As thou renew'st my being, Lord,
Let me renew thy praise.

2 Far as from east to west, thy wis

dom scatters 2 From thee I am, thro' thee I am,

Things, which man's prudence to come And for thee I must be:

bine would try : "Twere better for me not to live,

And that, which some would lay in Than not to live to thee.

bonds and fetters, 3 Naked I came into this world,

Is by thy power rais'd to reach the sky. And nothing with me brought;

The contrary of what thou dost intend And nothing have I here deserv'd; Sometimes presents itself to human Yet I have lacked nought.

sight;

[it right,

Man, while he thought he understood 4 I do not praise my lab'ring hand,

Is often disappointed in the end.
My lab'ring head, or chance;
Thy providence, most gracious God,

3 'Fore thee that's nought, which is inheritance.

the admiration 5 Thy bounty gives me bread with Of all; what's nothing, that thon

A table free from strife: (peace, lov'st, O Lord ! Thy blessing is the staff of bread, Fine words with thee find no recom, Which is the staff of life.

mendation,

[afford. 6 The daily favors of my God

Thy impulse must th' emphatic pow's I cannot sing at large;

The haughty pharisee thou passest by,

To humble sinners thou dost mercy Yet humbly can I make this boast,

show; I am th' Almighty's charge.

Thy thoughts are very high, who can 7 Lord, in the day, thou art about them know !

The paths wherein I tread; What human mind thy wisdom can And in the night, when I lie down, descry!

Thou art about my bed, & O let my house a temple be, 4. We magnify thy name, O God of That I and mine may sing

heaven! Hosannas to thy majesty,

Who, though thou kill'st, dost also And praise our heav'nly King

quicken us;

[given, When wisdom's treasures unto us are Thy watchfulness, thy heart solicitous

To seek our good, thou dost'fore us HOW well, O Lord, art thou thy peo

display : ple leading,

[strange! Todwell among us is thy soul's delight; Tho' oft thy ways seem wonderful and Love doth thy kind paternal heart exThere can be nothing wrong in thy

cite proceeding,

To lead thy children on, from day to Because thy faithfulness can

day, change. Thy ways seem often crooked, yet are 5 Thou know'st, O Lord, how weak straight,

we are and feeble, In which thy children are ordain'd to Thou clearly canst discern our ignowalk:

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To help ourselves.we're utterly unable, Thou art but adding grief to grief, Our very actions prove our impotence. Instead of getting sure relief. Therefore thou tak’st us, thou dost us 3 Would we but be resign'd and quiet, uphold;

(faithfulness :

And rest in God's good providence, Deal'st father-like, show'st mother's Who oft prescribes us wholesome diet, Those sheep, which that they're thine,

By methods cross to flesh and sense! no man could guess,

To him, who chose us for his own, Are ever fed, and kept within thy föld. Our wants and cares are fully known. 6 Sometimes it seems, thou art severe- 4 He knows the hours for joy and ly dealing,

gladness, Again art tender and compassionate : The proper time and proper place; Thy chastisement corrects us when Are we but faithful 'midst our sadness, we're failing,

Seek not ourselves, but seek his Wheno'er our minds seek to extra- He'll come, before weare aware,(praise: vagate.

And dissipate our grief and care. Then bashfulness forbids us to look up; Thou pardon'st us, we promise better 5 God can this hour with ev'ry dainty things;

The poor man's table amply spread; Thy holy Spirit peace unto us brings, And strip the rich of all his plenty, And puts to all extravagance a stop.

And send him out to beg his bread: God can do wonders, if he please,

Humble the one, the other raise. 7 O give me heav'nly wisdom's penetration,

[shine ! 6 Do thou with faith discharge thy sta, Thou whose eye hateth all deceitful

tion, That I distinguish nature's operation

Keep God's commands, and sing his From grace, that I discern thy light Rely on him for preservation, (praise ; from mine.

On whom the whole creation stays, Let no strange fire be kindled in my The man that's truly wise and just, mind,

Makes God, and God alone his trusta Which I might bring before thee fool

ishly, And vainly think, O Lord, of pleas

ing thee:
How blest is he who thy true light COMMIT thou thy each grievance
doth find !

Into his faithful hands,
To his sure care and guidance,

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For he, the clouds' director,

Whom winds and seas obey, He that' confides in his Creator,

Will be thy kind protector,
Depending on him all his days, And will prepare thy way,
Shall be preservd in fire and water,

And sav'd in many dang'rous ways. 2 Rely on God thy Saviour,
He that makes God his staff and stay,

So shalt thou safe go on;
Builds not on sand that glides away. Build on his grace and favor,

So shall thy work be done ;
2 What gain'st thou by thy anxious car. Thou canst make no advances
What causes thee to pine away?[ing?

By self-consuming care;
Thy rest and health thou art impairing But he his help dispenses,

By sighs and groans from day to day! When calld upon by pray'r,

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3 Thy faithfulness eternal,

Let us, in life and death, O Father, certainly

Boldly thy truth declare, What's good or detrimental

And publish, with our latest breath,
Doth for thy children see:

Thy love and guardian care.
Thee all things serve in nature,
According to thy will;

( 170. T. 151. Thou, as the great Creator,

CHILDREN of God lack nothing, Thy counsel dost fulfil.

His promise bears them thro'; 4. My soul! then with assurance Who gives the lilies clothing, Hope still, be not dismay’d;

Will clothe his people too ; He will from each incumbrance Beneath the spreading heavens, Again lift up thy head:

No creature but is fed ; Beyond thy wish extended

And he, who feeds the ravens, His goodness will appear,

Will give his children bread. When he hath fully ended

2 Tho' vine, nor fig-tree neither, What caus'd thy needless fear.

Their wonted fruit should bear;
Tho' all the fields should wither,

Nor flocks nor herds be there:
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Yet God the same abiding,

His praise shall tune my voice;
GIVÉ to the winds thy fears, For, while in him confiding,
Hope, and be undismay'd;

I cannot but rejoice.
God hears thy sighs and counts thy tears,
God shall lift up thy head;

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Thro' waves, thro' clouds and storms, QUIET, Lord, my froward heart,
Hegently clears thy way;

Make me teachable and mild,
Wait thou his time, so shall the night
Soon end in joyous day.

Upright, simple, free from art,

Make me as a weaned child : 2 He ev'ry where hath way, From distrust and envy free,

And all things serve his might, Pleas'd with all that pleaseth ihee, His ev'ry act pure blessing is,

2 What thou shalt to-day provide, His path unsullied light:

Let me as a child receive; When he makes bare his arm,

What to-morrow What shall his work withstand ?

may

betide,

Calmly to thy wisdom leave : When he his people's cause defends,

'Tis enough that thou wilt care, Who, who shall stay his hand ?

Why should I the burden bear?
3. Leave to his sov'reign sway 3 As a little child relies
To choose and to command,

On a care beyond his own,
With wonder fill'd, thou then shalt own Knows he's neither strong nor wise,
How wise, how strong his hand;

Fears to stir a step alone :
Thou comprehend'st him not,

Let me thus with thee abide, Yet earth and heaven tell,

As my Father, Guard and Guide. God sits as sov'reign on the throne,

4 Thus preserv'd from Satan's wiles, He ruleth all things well.

Safe from dangers, free from fears, 4 Thou seesť our weakness, Lord, May I live upon thy smiles,

Our hearts are known to thee, Till the promis'd hour appears, O lift thou up the sinking hand,

When the sons of God shall prove Confirm the feeble knee;

All their Father's boundless love.

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IX. Of the Father, Son, and Holy Ghost.
T. 132.

3 O Lamb of God, for sinners slain,

Who didst the human race regain, TO God on high all glory be! And claim'st it as thy property ;'

And thanks that he's so gracious, Worthy art'thou eternally! That hence to all eternity

For all we are and have, is thine alone, No evil shall oppress us.

Ah! takeand keep usevermorethyown, His word declares good will to men, On earth is peace restor'd again

4. O Holy Ghost, to thee we raise, Thro' Jesus Christ our Saviour. With joyful hearts, our thanks & praise,

For leading us to Christ by faith, 2 We humbly thee adore and praise, And glorifying Jesus' death; And laud for thy great glory:

() grant us all the

grace,

in him t'abide, Father, thy kingdom lasts always, That he may glory in a faithful bride.

Not frail, nor transitory;
Thy pow's is endless as thy praise,

5 We all say, Amen! deeply bow'd Thou speak’st, the universe obeys; In presence of the Triune God, In such a Lord we're happy.

By whom in Christ we're fore-ordain'd,

To happiness that knows no end; 3 0 Jesus Christ, thou Son belov'd

With grateful bearts we thank and Of thy celestial Father,

praise the Lord, By whom all enmity's remov’d, His saving nanie for ever be ador'd!

And all the lost find succor; (Lord,
Thou slaughter'd Lamb, our God and
To needy pray'rs'thiné ear afford,

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And on us all have mercy!

To the Father thanks and praises, 4 0 Comforter, God Holy Ghost,

Whose love in Christ to life us raises, Thou Source of consolation,

And comforts us in all distress; From Satan's pow'r thou wilt, we trust, Glory, thanks and adoration,

Protect Christ's congregation, Be giv'n to Christ without cessation, The purchase of his bitter smart;

Whose presence yields us joy and peace; All evil graciously avert,

The Spirit magnify
Lead us to life eternal,

Who doth to us apply-Jesus' merit;

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Come, worship Him, with filial fear, MOST holy, blessed 'Trinity i

2 Father of the congregation, God, prais'd to all eternity!

O what abundant consolation Lord over all, whose pow'r did frame We in thy gracious counsel find The world, and still upholds the same; Which by Christ was manifested! All things thou reconcilest unto thee;. His coming in the flesh attested With awe we now adore thy Majesty! Thy tender love to all mankind;

Thy name we magnify-To all eternity; 2 Father of Jesus, Lord of all,

For thy mercies—unbounded are;
Thee we our God and Father call,

Thy love and care
Since Jesus made us by his blood

Exceed our utmost wish and pray'r.
Children, and blessed heirs of God;
Eternal praise and thanks are due to thee, 3 Lord,our matchless Friend&Brnther,
From Christ's redeemed blood-bought Thy praises from each day to th' other
property.

I'll sing, while I have breath in me;

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