BEING AND ATTRIBUTES OF GOD.
53 DEVIZES. C. M
Grateful Praise. Lev. xix. 30. C. M.
Fre< juent the day of God returns
To shed its quickening beams;
And yet how slow devotion burns;
How languid are its flames!
Accept our faint attempts to love,
Our frailties, Lord, forgive;
We would be like thy saints above,
And praise thee while we live.
Increase, <) Lord, our faith and hope,
And ht us to ascend
Where the assembly ne'er breaks up,
The Sabbath ne'er shall end;—
Where we shall breathe in heavenly air,
With heavenly lustre shine,
Before the throne of God appear,
And feast on love divine;—
Where we in high seraphic strains,
Shall all our powers emplov;
Delighted range the ethereal plains,
And take our fill of joy.
To Father, Son and Holy Ghost,
One God whom we adore,
lie glory as it was, is now,
And shall be evermore.
I Chron. xxix. 10-13.
1 Bless'd be our everlasting Lord,
Our Father, God, and King!
Thy sovereign goodness we record,
Thy glorious power we sing.
2 Thy goodness and thy truth to see,
To every soul abound :
A vast unfathomable sea
Where all our thoughts are drowned.
3 Its streams the whole creation reach,
So plenteous is the store,
Enough for all, enough for each,
Enough for evermore.
4 Faithful, O Lord, thy mercies are!
A rock that cannot move:
A thousand promises declare
Thy constancy of love. q. Wesley.
Do.xol.gy. L. M.
The peace which (.oil alone reveals,
And by his word of grace imparts,
Which only the believer feels,
Direct, and keep, and cheer our hearts;
And may the holy Three in One,
The Father, Word, and Comforter
Pour an abundant blessing down
On every soul assembled here.