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THE LOVE OF GOD.

GREAT GOD! bow wondrous are thy ways!
How firm thy truth ! how large thy love!
Thou takest mercy for thy throne,
And thence dost inake thy kindness known.

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Not half so high God's pow'r hath spread
The starry heav'ns above our head,
As his great love exceeds our praise,
Exceeds the highest hopes we raise.

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Not half so far his pow'r hath plac'd
The rising morning from the west,
As his forgiving love removes
The causeless fears of those he loves.

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Thou, mighty God! the wise, the just!
Know'st that our frame is feeble dust;
And wilt no heavy load impose
Peyond the strength that thou bestow'st.

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Thy constant love, O GOD! is sure,
To all thy crcatures 't will endure ;
From age to age, that love will reign ;
Nor children's children hope in vain.

GOD OUR FATHER AND OUR FRIEND.

ALMIGHTY GOD! we all depend

On thy paternal care: Thou wilt our father, and our friend,

In ev'ry scene appear.

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With open hand, and lib'ral heart,

Thou wilt our wants supply; Thy heav'nly blessings still impart,

And no good thing deny.

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Thou knowest what is good and fit,

And wisdomn guides thy love;
To thine appointments we submit,
And ev'ry choice approve.

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In thy paternal love and care

Our cheerful hearts confide ;
Thy mercies all our comfort are,

Thy wisdom is our guide.

Almighty God! we all depend

On thy paternal care ; Thou wilt our father, and our friend,

In ev'ry scene appear.

PRAISE TO GOD FOR ALL HIS NERCIES.

O PRAISE the LORD, our souls !

Let all within us join, And aid our tongues, to praise his name,

Whose favours are divine.

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O praise the LORD, our souls !

Nor let his mercies lie Forgotten in unthankfulness,

And without praises die.

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'Tis he forgives our sins ;

'Tis he relieves our pain ; 'Tis he who heals our sicknesses,

And gives us hcalth again.

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He fills the poor with good; He gives the suff'rers rest : His justice shall oppressors find,

His mercy the opprest.

He who preserves from death,

Hath sov'reign pow'r to save:
He crowns our future lives with love,

When raised from the grave.

THE SAME.

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Give thanks to GOD; he reigns above;
Kind are his thoughts, his name is love :
His mercy, ages past have known,
And ages long to come shall own.

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He feeds and clothes us ev'ry day,
He guides our footsteps lest we stray ;
He guards us with a pow’rful hand,
And brings us to the heav'nly land.

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O let us joyfully record
The truth and goodness of the LORD!
How great his works! how kind his ways!
Let ev'ry tongue pronounce his praise.

THE SAME.

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O THOU! the wretched's sure retreat,

Who dost our cares control,
And with the cheerful smile of peace
Revive thefainting soul !

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Did ever thine indulgent ear

The humble plea disdain ?
Or when did plaintive mis'ry sigh,

Or supplicate, in vain ?

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New life from thy unbounded love

Our sinking hearts receive ; Thy gentlest, kindest attribute,

To pity and forgive.

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From that blest source, propitious hope

Appears serenely bright, And sheds her soft and cheering beam

O'er sorrow's dismal night.

Our hearts adore thy mercy, LORD!

And bless the friendly ray, Which ushers in the smiling morn

Of everlasting vlay.

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