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5 Then fly, my song, an endless round!
The lofty tune that angels raise ;
L. M. God seen in his Works.
1 M God, I love, and I adore :
But souls that love would know thee
more ; Wilt thou for ever hide, and stand Behind the labours of thy hands?
2 Thy hand unseen sustains the poles
On which this huge creation rolls;
3 The meanest pin in nature's frame,
Marks out some letter of thy name; Where sense can reach, or fancy rove, From hill to bill, from field to grove.
4 Across the waves, around the sky,
There's not a spot, or deep, or high,
10 8. 8. 6. God the preserver of Men.
TAYLOR. THE mighty God, who rolls the spheres,
And storm and fire and hail prepares, And guides this vast machine; His pow'rful hand our life sustains, And scatters all those joys and pains,
That fill this chequer'd scene. 2 His piercing eye at once surveys, Where thousand suns and systems blaze,
And where the sparrow falls : While seraphs tune their harps on high, His ear attends the softest cry,
When human mis'ry calls.
Tbine awful, glorious name!
Nor limit for thy fame. 11 C. M. The Eternity and Immutability of Gode
ROWE i THOU didst, o mighty God! exist
Ere time began his race;
Filld up the voids of space :
2 Ere through the gloom of ancient night
The streaks of light appear'd; Before the high celestial arch,
Or starry poles were rear'd: 3 Before the bright, harmonious spheres
Their glorious rounds begun; Before the shining roads of heav'n,
Were measur'd by the sun: 4 Ere men ador'd, or angels knew,
Or prais'd thy wondrous name; Thy bliss, eternal spring of life !
And glory was the same.
With sudden ruin break,
Sinks in the mighty wreck: 6 For ever permanent and fix'd,
From interruption free ; Unchang'd in everlasting years,
Shall thy existence be.
8. 8. 6. God unsearchable. RAPFLES.
HALL mortal man, a child of earth, Who yesterday receiv'd his birth, From God's all-bounteous hand;
Shall he, whilst sojourning below,
His ways to understand?
Wide o'er creation roll;
And ice-surrounded pole!
3 His paths the trackless waters are,
His wheels the hurricane ;
Or o'er the foaming main!
4 His wisdom, infinite and vast,
Unchangeably the same:
Proclaims his awful name.
5 Before the earth, or worlds were made, His vast eternal plans were laid
In wisdom and in love;
His nurnose cannot moye!
6 Ah! then, suppress each rising sigh;
Or what his hands perform!
Or raise them to a storm! 13
C. M. God all in all. Anon. 1 ALMIGHTY God, our quiv'ring breath
On thy command depends;
Our mortal being ends.
Nor one our peace secures, 'Tis well to have a God, whose aid
From age to age endures.
A son when clouds condense,
A buckler of defence.
An anchor safe and firm ;
A covert from the storm.
A spring when creatures fail ; A cloud by day, by night a fire,
To point us through the vale.