ページの画像
PDF
ePub

III.
He fram'd the globe, he built the sky,
He made the shining worlds on high,

And reigns compleat in glory there:
His beams are majesty and light;
His beauties how divinely bright!
His temple how divinely fair !

IV. .
Come the great day, the glorious hour,
When earth shall feel his saving pow'r,

And barb'rous nations fear his name:
Then shall the race of men confess
The beauty of his holiness,

And in his courts his grace proclaim.

mon

e.

PSALM XLII.
The Wisdom of. GOD in his Works.

Common Metre.

' I.
ONGS of immortal praise belong,
D To our almighty GOD;
He has our heart, and he our tongue,
To fpread his name abroad.

II. ...
How great the works his hand has wrought!

How glorious in our sight!
And men in ev'ry age have fought
His wonders with delight,

III.
How most exact is nature's frame!

"n-avise th' eternal mind!

His counsels never change the scheme
That his first thoughts design’d.

IV.
When he redeem'd his chosen fons,

He fix'd his covnant sure:
The orders that his lips pronounce
To endless years endure.

V.
Nature and time, and earth and skies;

Thy heav'nly skill proclaim :
What shall we do to make us wife,
But learn to read thy name?

VI.
To fear thy pow?r, to trust thy grace,

Is our divinest skill;
And he's the wisest of our race

That best obeys thy will.

r race

ALM

Psalm XLIII.
The Wisdom of GOD in his Works.

As the 113 Psalm.

. 1. TREAT GOD, the heav'ns well order'd frame U Declares the glories of thy name;

There thy rich works of wonder shine:
A thousand starry beauties there,
A thousand radiant marks appear
Of boundless pow'r and skill divine.

II.
From night to day, from day to night
The dawning and the dying light

Lectures of heavenly wisdom read:
With silent eloquence they raise
Our thoughts to the Creator's praise,
And neither sound or language need.

III.
Yet their divine instructions run
Far as the journeys of the sun,

And every nation knows their voice:
While he, like some young bridegroom drest,
Breaks from the chambers of the east,

Shines round, and makes the earth rejoice.

PSALM XLIV.
The divine Goodness.
Common Metre.

W

I. HEN all thy mercies, O our GOD, W Our rising foul surveys, Transported with the view, we're lost

In wonder, love and praise.

Thy providence our lives sustain’d,
· And all our wants redrest,
When in the silent womb wę lay,
Or hung upon the breast.

IV.
To all our weak complaints and cries

Thy mercy lent an ear;
Eer yet our feeble thoughts had learnt

To form themselves in pray’r.

IV. Unnumber'd comforts on our souls.'

Thy tender care bestow'd ;
Before our infant hearts conceiv'd
From whence those comforts flow'd.

V.
When in the flipp’ry paths of youth,

With heedless steps we ran,
Thine arm unseen convey'd us safe,
And lead us up to man.

VI.
Thro' hidden dangers, toils and death,

It gently clear’d our way;
And thro' the pleasing snares of vice,
More to be fear’d than they.

VII.
O how shail words, with equal warmth,

The gratitude declare,
That glows within my ravish'd heart!

But thou can'st read it there.

PAUSE

VIII. When all thy mercies, oh our GOD, . Our rising foul surveys, Transported with the view, we'er loft In wonder, love and praise.'

IX. When worn with fickness, oft hast thou

With health renew'd our face; And, when in sins and forrow sunk,

Reviv'd our fouls with grace]

W

X.
Thy bounţeous hand with worldly bli

Hath made our cup run o'er;
And, in a kind and faithful friend,
Hath doubled all our store.

XI.
Ten thousand thousand precious gifts

Our daily thanks employ;
Nor is the least a chearful heart,
That' tastes those gifts with joy.

XII.
Through ev'ry period of our lives,

Thy goodness we'll pursue;
And after death, in distant worlds,
The glorious theme renew.

XIII.
When nature fails, and day and nighe

Divide thy works no more,
Our ever grateful hearts, O LORD,
· Thy mercy shall adore.

XIV. Through all eternity to thee,

A joyful fong we'll raise;
For oh! eternity's too short,
To utter allthy praise.

Psalm XLV.
On the divine Goodness.
Common Metre.

I. ORD thou art good: all nature shows 1 Thee full, and free, and kind; 'Thy bounty thro' creation flows,

« 前へ次へ »