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3 By knowledge supreme,

By wisdom divine,
God governs this earth

With gracious design:
O'er beast, bird, and insect,

His providence reigns,
Whose will first created,

Whose love still sustains.
4 And man, his last work,

With reason endu'd,
Who falling through sin,

By grace is renew'd;
To God, his Creator,

Let man ever raise
The song of thanksgiving,

The chorus of praise.


P.M.-General Praise. 1 LET us, with a joyful mind,

Praise the Lord, for he is kind;
For his mercies shall endure,

Ever faithful, ever sure.
2 Let us sound his name abroad,

For of gods he is the God,
Who by wisdom did create

The heavens high, and all their state; 3 Did the solid earth ordain

How to rise above the main;
Who, by his commanding might,

Fill’d the new-made world with light; 4 Caus'd the golden-tressed sun

All the day his course to run;
And the moon to shine by night,
’Mid her spangled sisters bright.

5 All his creatures God does feed,

His full hand supplies their need;
Let us therefore warble forth

His high majesty and worth.
6 He his mansion hath on high,

Above the reach of mortal eye;
And his mercies shall endure,
Ever faithful, ever sure.


P.M.-Glory to God in the highest. 1 SONGS of praise the angels sang,

Heaven with hallelujahs rang,
When Jehovah's work begun,

When He spake, and it was done. 2 Songs of praise awoke the morn,

When the Prince of Peace was born;
Songs of praise arose, when he

Captive led captivity.
3 Heaven and earth must pass away,

Songs of praise shall crown that day:
God will make new heavens and earth,

Songs of praise shall hail their birth. 4 And shall man alone be dumb,

Till that glorious kingdom come?
No;- the church delights to raise

Psalms and hymns, and songs of praise. 5 Saints below, with heart and voice,

Still in songs of praise rejoice;
Learning here, by faith and love,

Songs of praise to sing above. 6 Borne upon the latest breath,

Songs of praise shall conquer death;
Then, amidst eternal joy,
Songs of praise their powers employ.

416. P.M.-Praise to the God of Abraham. 1 THE God of Abraham praise,

Who reigns enthron'd above;
Ancient of everlasting days,

And God of love;
Jehovah great I AM!

By earth and heaven confest;
I bow and bless the sacred name,

For ever blest.
2 The God of Abraham praise,

At whose supreme command
From earth I rise, and seek the joys

At his right hand:
I'd all on earth forsake,

Its wisdom, fame, and power,
And Him my only portion make,

My shield and tower.
3 The God of Abraham praise,

Whose all-sufficient grace
Shall guide me all my happy days

In all his ways:
He calls a worm his friend!
He calls himself


And he shall save me to the end,

Through Jesus' blood. 4 He by Himself hath sworn,

I on his oath depend,
I shall on eagles' wings upborne

To heaven ascend:
I shall behold his face,

I shall his power adore,
And sing the wonders of his grace

For evermore.

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417. C.M.-Praise for Divine Goodness. Ps. Ixvi. 8. cxiii. 1. 1 LIFT up to God the voice of praise,

Whose breath our souls inspir’d; Loud and more loud the anthem raise,

With grateful ardour fir'd!
2 Lift up to God the voice of praise,

Whose tender care sustains
Our feeble frame, encompass'd round

With death's unnumber'd pains. 3 Lift up to God the voice of praise,

Whose goodness, passing thought! Loads every minute, as it flies,

With benefits unsought!
4 Lift up to God the voice of praise,

From whom salvation flows,
Who sent his Son our souls to save

From everlasting woes!
5 Lift up to God the voice of praise,

For hope's transporting ray,
Which lights thro' darkest shades of death,

To realms of endless day!

C.M.-Praise the peculiar Duty of Man.
1 LORD of the world's majestic frame!

Stupendous are thy ways;
Thy various works declare thy name,

And all recount thy praise.
2 The heavens thy matchless skill display,

With all the stars of light;
The splendid sun that rules the day,

The silver moon by night.
3 And while those radiant orbs of light,

That shine from pole to pole, In silent harmony unite,

To praise thee as they roll;

4 O shall not we, of human race,

The glorious concert join!
Shall not the children of thy grace

Attempt the theme divine!
5 Not all the feeble notes of time

Can shew forth God's high praise: Nor all the noblest strains sublime

That earth or heaven can raise. 6 Yet this shall be our blest employ

Through life's uncertain days:
And in the realms of boundless joy,

Eternal be thy praise.

419. C.M.-Praise for Creation and Providence. 1 I SING the almighty power of God

That made the mountains rise,
That spread the flowing seas abroad

And built the lofty skies.
2 I sing the wisdom that ordain'd

The sun to rule the day;
The moon shines full at his command,

And all the stars obey.
3 I sing the goodness of the Lord

That fill'd the earth with food;
He form'd the creatures with his word,

And then pronounc'd them good. 4 Lord! how thy wonders are display'd

Where'er I turn mine eye,
If I survey the ground I tread,

Or gaze upon the sky!
5 There's not a plant or flower below

But makes thy glories known,
And clouds arise and tempests blow

By order from thy throne.

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