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1. The heavens declare thy glory, Lord! In every star thy wisdom shines; But when our eyes behold thy

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word, We read thy name in fairer lines; 2. The rolling sun, the changing light, And nights and

days thy power confess; But the blest volume thou hast writ Reveals thy justice and thy grace.

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3. Sun, moon, and stars convey Thy praise Round the whole earth, and never stand; So when Thy truth began its race

It touched and glanced on every land. 4. Nor shall Thy spreading Gospel rest

Till through the world Thy truth has run; Till Christ has all the nations bless'd

That see the light, or feel the sun.

5. Great Sun of Righteousness, arise;

Bless the dark world with heavenly light;
Thy Gospel makes the simple wise,
Thy laws are pure, Thy judgments right.

J. ZUNDEL.

6. Thy noblest wonders here we view

In souls renewed, and sins forgiven; Lord, cleanse my sins, my soul renew, And make Thy word my guide to heaven.

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1. UPON the Gospel's sacred page

The gathered beams of ages shine;
And, as it hastens, every age

But makes its brightness more divine.

2. On mightier wing, loftier flight,

From year to year does knowledge soar; And, as it soars, the Gospel light

Adds to its influence more and more.

3. More glorious still as centuries roll, [furled, New regions blessed, new powers unExpanding with th' expanding soul,

Its waters shall o'erflow the world

4. Flow to restore, but not destroy;

As when the cloudless lamp of day
Pours out its floods of light and joy,
And sweeps each lingering mist away.

BOWRING.

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1. THE starry firmament on high,
And all the glories of the sky,
Yet shine not to Thy praise, O Lord,
So brightly as Thy written word.

2. The hopes that holy word supplies,

Its truths divine and precepts wiseIn each a heavenly beam I see, And every beam conducts to Thee. 3. Almighty Lord! the sun shall fail, The moon forget her nightly tale, And deepest silence hush on high The radiant chorus of the sky4. But fixed for everlasting years, Unmoved amid the wreck of spheres, Thy word shall shine in cloudless day When heaven and earth have passed away.

SIR R. GRANT.

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4. Oh! for the coming of the end,

The last long Sabbath-day of time When peace from heaven shall descend Like heaven's own light, on every clime.

5. When men in ships far off at sea

Shall hear the happy nations raise
The song of peace and liberty,

The chant of overflowing praise.

6. Mankind shall be one brotherhood;

One human soul shall fill the earth, And God shall say, "The world is good As in the day I gave it birth."

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2. When day, with farewell beam, delays Among the opening clouds of even, And we can almost think we gaze,

Through opening vistas, into heavenThose hues that mark the sun's decline, So soft, so radiant, Lord, are Thine.

3. When night, with wings of starry gloom, O'ershadows all the earth and skies, Like some dark, beauteous bird, whose plume

Is sparkling with unnumbered eyesThat sacred gloom, those fires divine, So grand, so countless, Lord, are Thine.

we turn, thy glo- ries shine, And all things fair and bright are thine.

4. When youthful Spring around us breathes.
Thy Spirit warms her fragrant sigh;
And every flower that Summer wreathes
Is born beneath Thy kindling eye;
Where'er we turn, Thy glories shine,
And all things fair and bright are Thine.

MOORE.

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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 noonday walks he shall attend, And all my midnight hours defend.

2. When in the sultry glebe I faint,

Or on the thirsty mountains pant,
To fertile vales and dewy meads
My weary, wandering steps he leads,
Where peaceful rivers, soft and slow,
Amid the verdant landscape flow.

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1. The spacious firmament on high,
With all the blue, ethereal sky,
And spangled heavens, a shining frame,
Their great Original proclaim.

2. The wearied sun, from day to day,
Does his Creator's power display,
And publishes to every land
The work of an Almighty hand.

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2. Soon as evening shades prevail;
The moon takes up the wondrous tale,
And nightly to the listening earth
Repeats the story of her birth;

4. While all the stars that round her burn,
And all the planets in their turn,
Confirm the tidings as they roll,
And spread the truth from pole to pole.

5. What though in solemn silence all

Move round the dark, terrestrial ball?
What though nor real voice nor sound
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-
"The hand that made us is divine."

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1. O SOURCE divine, and Life of all,

The Fount of being's wondrous sea! Thy depth would every heart appall,

That saw not Love supreme in Thee.

2. We shrink before Thy vast abyss,

Where worlds on worlds eternal brood;
We know Thee truly but in this-
That Thou bestowest all our good.

3. And so, 'mid boundless time and space,
O, grant us still in Thee to dwell,
And through the ceaseless web to trace
Thy presence working all things well!

4. Nor let Thou life's delightful play

Thy truth's transcendent vision hide; Nor strength and gladness lead astray From Thee, our nature's only guide.

5. Bestow on every joyous thrill

Thy deeper tone of reverent awe;
Make pure Thy children's erring will,
And teach their hearts to love Thy law!

STERLING.

DOXOLOGY. L. M.

PRAISE God from whom all blessings flow;
Praise Him all creatures here below;
Praise Him above, ye heavenly host;
Praise Father, Son, and Holy Ghost.

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1. SOURCE of being, source of light,
With unfading beauties bright;
Thee, when morning greets the skies,
Blushing sweet with humid eyes;
Thee, when soft declining day
Sinks in purple waves away;
Thee, O Parent, will I sing,
To Thy feet my tribute bring!

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2. Yonder azure vault on high,

Yonder blue, low, liquid sky;
Earth on its firm basis placed,
And with circling waves embraced;
All-creating power confess,
All their mighty Maker bless;
Shaking nature with Thy nod,
Earth and heaven confess their God.

3. Source of light, Thou bid'st the sun
On his burning axles run;
Stars like dust around him fly,
Strew the area of the sky;
Fills the queen of solemn night
From his vase her orb of light;
Lunar luster, thus we see,
Solar virtue shines by Thee.

J. ZUNDEL.

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4. Father, King, whose heavenly face
Shines serene upon our race;
Mindful of Thy guardian care,
Slow to punish, prone to spare;
We Thy majesty adore,

We Thy well-known aid implore;
Not in vain Thy aid we call,
Nothing want, for Thou art all!

WESLEY.

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1. MIGHTY One, before whose face
Wisdom had her glorious seat,
When the orbs that people space
Sprang to birth beneath Thy feet!

2. Source of truth, whose rays alone

Light the mighty world of mind!
God of love, who from Thy throne
Kindly watchest all mankind!

3. Shed on those who in Thy name

Teach the way of truth and right,
Shed that love's undying flame,

Shed that wisdom's guiding light.

BRYANT.

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