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9 Completed now the mighty work,
God his creation view'd:
Let each enraptur'd thought obey,
To swell th' inspiring theme.
His boundless mercy sing;
And touch the sweetest string.
United praise bestow;
And in the dceps below.
In heavenly praise employ; Spread HIS tremendous Name around, While heaven's broad arch rings back the sound, The gen’ral burst of joy. HYMN 6.
Where pure, serene effulgence reigns,
And breath'd the fluid air.
2 Join, all ye stars, the vocal choir;
The mighty chorus aid;
And praise him in the shade.
Ye worlds, declare his might;
And nature sprung to light.
HYMN 7. (L. M.)
Psulin xix. 1 THE spacious firmament on high,
With all the blue ethereal sky, And spangled heav'ns, a shining frame,
Their great Original proclaim.
Does his Creator's power display,
The work of an Almighty hand.
The moon takes up the wondrous tale;
Repeats the story of her birth; 4 Whilst all the stars that round her burn,
And all the planets in their turn,
And spread the truth from pole to pole. 5 What though in solemn silence all
Move round this dark terrestrial ball;
Amidst their radiant orbs be found; 6 In reason's ear they all rejoice,
And utter forth a glorious voice,
For ever singing as they shine,
HYMN 8. (L. M.) 1 TERNAL source of every joy!
Well may thy praise our lips employ, While in thy temple we appear,
To hail thee, sov’reign of the year. 2 Wide as the wheels of nature roll,
Thy hand supports and guides the whole: The sun is taught by thee to rise,
And darkness when to veil the skies. 3 The flow'ry spring at thy command,
Perfumes the air, and paints the land;
'To raise the corn and cheer the vine. 4 Thy hand in autumn richly pours
Through all our coasts redundant stores;
No more the face of horror wear. 5 Seasons, and months, and weeks, and days,
Demand successive songs of praise;
With morning light and ev’ning shade. 6 Here in thy house let incense rise,
And circling sabbaths bless our eyes,
revolve no more. HYMN 9. (II. 3.)
Psalm xxiii. 1 THE Lord my pasture shall prepare,
And feed me with a shepherd's care; His presence shall my wants supply, And guard me with a watchful eye; My noon-day walks he shall attend,
And all my midnight hours defend. 2 When in the sultry glebe I faint,
Or on the thirsty mountain pant,
To fertile vales and dewy meads
Amid the verdant landscape flow.
With gloomy horrors overspread;
HYMN 10. (c. M.) 1 WHEN all thy mercies, O my God,
My rising soul surveys,
In wonder, love, and praise!
The gratitude declare,
But thou canst read it there.
And all my wants redrest, When in the silent womb I lay,
And hung upon the breast.
Thy mercy lent an ear,
To form themselves in prayer, 5 Unnumber'd comforts to my soul
Thy tender care bestow'd, : Before my infant heart conceiv'd
From whom those comforts flow'd. 6 When in the slipp’ry paths of youth
With heedless steps I ran,
And led me up to man. 7 Through hidden dangers, toils, and deaths,
It gently clear'd my way,
More to be fear'd than they. 8 When worn with sickness, oft hast thou
With health renew'd my face;
Reviv'd my soul with grace.
9 Thy bounteous hand with worldly bliss Has made
my cup run o'er; And in a kind and faithful friend
Has doubled all my store.
My daily thanks employ;
That tastes those gifts with joy. 11 Through every period of my life
Thy goodness I'll pursue;
The glorious theme renew.
Divide thy works no more,
Thy mercy shall adore.
A joyful song I'll raise;
HYMN 11. (III. 1.)
Psalm xxxi. 15.
Ever gracious, ever wise,
All events at thy command.
He shall guide us to the tomb;
Order'd by his wise decree.
Blighting want, and cheerful wealth,
our pleasures, all our pains, Come, and end, as God ordains. 4 May we always own thy hand,
Still to thee surrender'd stand,
HYMN 12. (c. m.) 1 GOD moves in a mysterious way
His wonders to perform;