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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.

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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

poor?

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,
And lift our anxious eyes to heaven,

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 harbinger thy feet before,

A dawning to thy brighter day. 6 So now may grace, with heavenly shower,

Our stony hearts for truth prepare;
Sow in our souls the seed of power,
Then come and reap thy harvest there!

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8. 7. 4.- Prayer for a blessing.
I COME, thou soul-transforming Spirit,

Bless the sower and the seed :
Let each heart thy grace inherit,
Raise the weak, the hungry feed :

From the gospel
Now supply thy people's need,
2 O may all enjoy the blessing

Which thy word's design’d to give :
Let us all, thy love possessing,
Joyfully the truth receive;

And for ever
To thy praise and glory live.

27. L.M.—I will abundantly bless her provision ; I will satisfy her poor

with bread.Ps. cxxxii. 15.
1 CONFIRM the hope thy word allows,

Behold us waiting to be fed;
Bless the provisions of thy house,

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.

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L.M.-God's universal dominion.
1 FATHER of all, whose powerful voice

Called forth this universal frame!
Whose mercies over all rejoice,

Through endless ages still the same.
2 In heaven thou reign'st enthron’d in light,
Nature's
expanse

before thee spread : Earth, air, and sea, before thy sight,

And hell's deep gloom are open laid !
3 Wisdom, and might, and love are thine ;

Prostrate before thy feet we fall,
Confess thine attributes divine,

And hail thee sovereign Lord of all. 4 Thee, sovereign Lord, let all confess,

That move in earth, or air, or sky;
Revere thy power, thy goodness bless,

Tremble before thy piercing eye. 5 All ye who owe to him your birth,

In praise your every hour employ;
Jehovah reigns, be glad, O earth;

And shout, ye morning stars, for joy.

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75.-- Adoration and devotedness.
1 GOD is goodness, wisdom, power;

Love him, praise him, evermore;
Let us strive, and never cease,

Him in every thing to please.
2 Born for this intent we are,

Our Creator to declare;
God to love, and serve, and praise,

God to honour all our days.
3 Holy, Holy, Holy Lord !

Be by heaven and earth ador'd!
Let all beings lift their cry,
Glory be to God Most High.

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C. M.-The visible creation.

1 THE God of nature and of grace

In all his works appears ;
His goodness through the earth we trace

His grandeur in the spheres.
2 Behold this fair and fertile globe,

By him in wisdom plann'd;
'Twas he who girded, like a robe,

The ocean round the land.
3 Lift to the firmament your eye;

Thither your path pursue ;
His glory, boundless as the sky,

O'erwhelms the wondering view. 4 He bows the heavens—the mountains stand,

A highway for their God;
He walks around the desert land,

"Tis Eden where he trod.

5 The forests in his strength rejoice;

Hark! on the evening breeze,
As once of old, the Lord God's voice

Is heard among the trees.
6 Here on the hills, he feeds his herds,

His flocks on yonder plains;
His praise is warbled by the birds ;

O could we catch their strains !
7 Mount with the lark, and bear our song

Up to the gates of light;
Or, with the nightingale, prolong

Our numbers through the night! 8 In every stream his bounty flows,

Diffusing joy and wealth ;
In every breeze his spirit blows,

The breath of life and health.
9 His blessings fall in plenteous showers

Upon the lap of earth,
That teems with foliage, fruits, and flowers,

And rings with infant mirth.
10 If God hath made this world so fair,

Where sin and death abound;
How beautiful, beyond compare,

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!
2 Yet are the humble dear to thee!

Thy praises are confest
By infants lisping on the knee,

And sucklings at the breast.

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