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6 85.—The efficacy of God's word. Jer. xxiii. 29. 1 WITH reverend awe, tremendous Lord, We hear the thunders of thy word ;
The pride of Lebanon it breaks ; Swift the celestial fire descends, The flinty rock in pieces rends,
And earth to its deep centre shakes. 2 Array'd in majesty divine, Here sanctity and justice shine,
And horror strikes the rebel thro'; While loud this awful voice makes known The wonders which thy sword hath done,
And what thy vengeance yet shall do. 3 So spread the honours of thy name, The terrors of a God proclaim ;
Thick let the pointed arrows fly, Till sinners, humbled in the dust, Shall own the execution just,
And bless the hand by which they die. 4 Then clear the dark tempestuous day, And radiant beams of love display;
Each prostrate soul let mercy raise : So shall the bleeding captives feel, Thy word, which gave the wound, can heal,
Ånd change their groans to songs of praise.
L. M.–Prayer for the Redeemer's return to his church. 1 OH, Saviour! is thy promise fled ?
Nor longer might thy grace endure, To heal the sick, and raise the dead,
And preach thy gospel to the
2 Come, Jesus, come ! return again,
With brighter beam thy servants bless, Who long to feel thy perfect reign,
And share thy kingdom's happiness. 3 A feeble race, by passion driven,
In darkness and in doubt we roam,
Our hope, our harbour, and our home. 4 Yet ’mid the wild and wintry gale,
When death rides darkly o’er the sea, And strength, and earthly daring fail,
Our prayers, Redeemer, rest on thee. 5 Come, Jesus, come! and, as of yore,
The prophet went to clear thy way,
A dawning to thy brighter day. 6 So now may grace, with heavenly shower,
Our stony hearts for truth prepare;
8. 7. 4.- Prayer for a blessing.
Bless the sower and the seed :
From the gospel
Which thy word's design’d to give :
And for ever
27. L.M.—“ I will abundantly bless her provision ; I will satisfy her poor
with bread.” Ps. cxxxii. 15.
Behold us waiting to be fed;
And satisfy the poor with bread. 2 Drawn by thy invitation, Lord,
Athirst and hungry we are come : Now, from the fulness of thy word
Feast us, and send us thankful home. THE ATTRIBUTES, WORD, WORKS, PROVIDENCE, AND CHARACTERS OF GOD.
L.M.-God's universal dominion.
Called forth this universal frame!
Through endless ages still the same.
before thee spread : Earth, air, and sea, before thy sight,
And hell's deep gloom are open laid !
Prostrate before thy feet we fall,
And hail thee sovereign Lord of all. 4 Thee, sovereign Lord, let all confess,
That move in earth, or air, or sky;
Tremble before thy piercing eye. 5 All ye who owe to him your birth,
In praise your every hour employ;
And shout, ye morning stars, for joy.
75.-- Adoration and devotedness.
Love him, praise him, evermore;
Him in every thing to please.
Our Creator to declare;
God to honour all our days.
Be by heaven and earth ador'd!
C. M.-The visible creation.
1 THE God of nature and of grace
In all his works appears ;
His grandeur in the spheres.
By him in wisdom plann'd;
The ocean round the land.
Thither your path pursue ;
O'erwhelms the wondering view. 4 He bows the heavens—the mountains stand,
A highway for their God;
"Tis Eden where he trod.
5 The forests in his strength rejoice;
Hark! on the evening breeze,
Is heard among the trees.
His flocks on yonder plains;
O could we catch their strains !
Up to the gates of light;
Our numbers through the night! 8 In every stream his bounty flows,
Diffusing joy and wealth ;
The breath of life and health.
Upon the lap of earth,
And rings with infant mirth.
Where sin and death abound;
Will Paradise be found !
50. C.M.-“ O Lord, our Lord, how ercellent is thy name.” Ps. viii. 1 O LORD, our King, how excellent
Thy name on earth is known! Thy glory in the firmament
How wonderfully shown!
Thy praises are confest
And sucklings at the breast.