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2 With trembling heart, with solemn eye,

Behold Jehovah seated high,
And search what worthy sacrifice

Your hands can give, your thoughts devise. 3 Let Lebanon her cedars bring

To blaze before the sovereign king;
And all the beasts that on it feed,

As victims at his altar bleed.
4 Loud let ten thousand trumpets sound,

And call remotest nations round,
Assembled on the crowded plains,

Princes and people, kings and swains. 5 Joined with the living, let the dead,

Rising, the face of earth o'erspread;
And, while his praise unites their tongues,

Let angels echo back the songs.
6 The drop that from the bucket falls,

The dust that hangs upon the scales,
Is more to sky, and earth, and sea,
Than all this pomp, O God! to Thee.

36.

P.M.— The Pardoning Grace of God. Micah vii. 18. 1 GREAT God of wonders! all thy ways

Are matchless, godlike, and divine;
But the fair glories of thy grace

More godlike and unrivall’d shine.
Who is a pardoning God like thee?

Or who has grace so rich and free? 2 Crimes of such horror to forgive,

Such guilty, daring worms to spare;
This is thy grand prerogative,

And none shall in the honour share:
Who is a pardoning God like thee?
Or who has grace so rich and free?

3 Angels and men resign your claim

To pity, mercy, love, and grace,
These glories crown Jehovah's name

With an incomparable blaze:
Who is a pardoning God like thee?

Or who has grace so rich and free? 4 In wonder lost, with trembling joy,

We take the pardon of our God,
Pardon for crimes of deepest dye:

A pardon bought with Jesus' blood :
Who is a pardoning God like thee?

Or who has grace so rich and free? 5 O may this strange, this matchless grace,

This godlike miracle of love,
Fill the whole earth with grateful praise,

And all the angel choirs above:
Who is a pardoning God like thee?
Or who has grace so rich and free?

37.

C.M.— The Goodness of God. Nahum i. 7. 1 YE humble souls approach your God,

With songs of sacred praise,
For he is good, immensely good,

And kind are all his ways.
2 All nature owns his guardian care,

In him we live and move;
But nobler benefits declare

The wonders of his love.
3 He gave his Son, his only Son,

To ransom rebel worms; 'Tis here he makes his goodness known

In its diviner forms.
4 To this dear refuge, Lord, we come;

'Tis here our hope relies;
A safe defence, a peaceful home,

When storms of trouble rise.

5 Thine eye beholds with kind regard,

The souls who trust in thee;
Their humble hope thou wilt reward

With bliss divinely free.
6 Great God to thy almighty love

What honours shall we raise?
Not all the raptur'd songs above,
Can render equal praise.

38. L.M.- Divine Goodness. Ps. xxxiv. 8, 9. 1 TRIUMPHANT Lord, thy goodness reigns

Through all the wide celestial plains;
And its full streams redundant flow

Down to the abodes of men below. 2 Through nature's works its glories shine;

The cares of providence are thine;
And

grace erects our ruin'd frame
A fairer temple to thy name.
3 O give to every human heart

To taste and feel how good thou art;
With grateful love and reverend fear,

To know how blest thy children are. 4 Let nature burst into a song;

Ye echoing hills the notes prolong;
Earth, seas, and stars, your anthems raise,

All vocal with your Maker's praise.
5 Ye saints, with joy the theme pursue;

Its sweetest notes belong to you;
Chose by this condescending King,
For ever round his throne to sing.

39.
L.M.—God is a Spirit. John iv. 24.
1 THOU art, O God, a Spirit pure,

Invisible to mortal eyes:
The immortal and the eternal King,

The great, the good, the only wise.

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2 Whilst nature changes, and her works

Corrupt, decay, dissolve, and die, Thy essence pure no change shall see,

Secure of immortality. 3 Thou great invisible! what hand

Can draw thy image, spotless, fair? To what in heaven, to what on earth,

Can men the immortal King compare? 4 Let stupid heathens frame their gods

Of gold and silver, wood and stone, Our's is the God that made the heavens;

Jehovah he, and God alone. 5 My soul, thy purest homage pay,

In truth and spirit him adore; More shall this please than sacrifice, Than outward forms delight him more.

40. L.M.-" There is none holy as the Lord.” 1 Sam. ij. 2. 1 HOLY as Thee, O Lord, is none!

Thy holiness is all thy own;
A drop of that unbounded sea

Is ours, a drop deriv'd from thee. 2 And when thy purity we share,

Thy only glory we declare;
And, humbled into nothing, own
Holy and pure is God alone.

41. C.M.“ Gracious, long-suffering, and abundant in goodness and 1 THY ceaseless, unexhausted love,

Unmerited and free, Delights our evil to remove,

And helps our misery.
2 Thou waitest to be gracious still,

Thou dost with sinners bear:
That sav'd, we may thy goodness feel,

And all thy grace declare.

truth.'

Exod. xxxiv. 6.

3 Thy goodness and thy truth to me,

To every soul abound:
A vast unfathomable sea,

Where all our thoughts are drown'd. 4 Its streams the whole creation reach,

So plenteous is the store;
Enough for all, enough for each,

Enough for evermore.
5 Faithful, O Lord, thy mercies are;

A rock that cannot move:
A thousand promises declare

Thy constancy of love.
6 Throughout the universe it reigns,

Unalterably sure;
And while the truth of God remains,

The goodness must endure.

42.

C.M.- The Excellency of the Word of God. 1 FATHER of mercies! in thy word

What endless glory shines !
For ever be thy name ador'd

For these celestial lines.
2 Here may the wretched sons of want

Exhaustless riches find:
Riches above what earth can grant,

And lasting as the mind.
3 Here the Redeemer's welcome voice

Spreads heavenly peace around;
And life and everlasting joys

Attend the blissful sound.
4 O may these heavenly pages be

My ever dear delight;
And still new beauties may I see,
And still increasing light.

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