BEING AND ATTRIBUTES OF GOD.
55 OAKVILLE. C. M. J. albekt johnson.
I. Fa- ther a - bove the con-cave sky, En-throned in light pro-found,
At thy com-mand, the light-nings fly, And thun-ders roar a - round.
My thoughts lie open to thee, Lord,
Before they're formed within,
And ere my lips pronounce the word,
Thou know'st the sense I mean.
O wondrous knowledge! deep and high:
Where can a creature hide ?
Within thy circling arms I lie,
Beset on every side.
So let thy grace surround me still,
And like a bulwark prove,
To guard my soul from every ill-
Secured by sovereign love.
God seen in his works.
I Father above the concave sky,
Enthroned in light profound,
At thy command, the lightnings fly,
And thunders roar around.
2 O who can see the beaming sun,
The smiling moon at night,
The snowy clouds, the countless stars,
Enrob'd with dazzling light.
3 And yet refuse to sing thy praise,
In sweetest notes of love?
Or echo to angelic lays,
Which fill the worlds above?
4 Whene'er I tread the blooming plains
And pluck the fragrant flower,
The luscious fruits, the yellow grains,
1 see thy matchless power.
5 What moves on earth, or wings the air,
Or swims the swelling sea,
Is but a ray of life to point
Immortal man to thee.
56 Psalm cxxxix. 1-6. C. M.
I Lord, all I am is known to thee:
In vain my soul would try
To shun thy presence, or to flee
The notice of thine eye.
2 Thy all-surrounding sight surveys
My rising and my rest,
My public walks, my private ways,
The secrets of my breast.
Praise to God.
I The Lord of Sabbath let us praise,
In concert with the blest,
Who, joyful in harmonious lays,
Employ an endless rest.
2 Thus, Lord, while we remember thee,
We blest and pious grow;
By hymns of praise we learn to be
Triumphant here below.
3 On this glad day a brighter scene
Of glory was display'd,
By the eternal Word, than when
This universe was made.
4 He rises, who mankind has bought,
With grief and pain extreme:
'Twas great to speak the world from naught;
'Twas greater to redeem.