BEING AND ATTRIBUTES OF GOD.
71 MELODY. CM.
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I. Fa - ther, how wide thy glo - ry shines, How high thy won-ders rise!
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Known thro' the earth by thou sand signs, By thousands through the skies.
Glory, Mercy, Grace. C. M.
I Father, how wide thy glory shines,
How high thy wonders rise-!
Known through the earth by thousand signs,
By thousands through the skies.
2 Those mighty orbs proclaim thy power;
Their motions speak thy skill:
And on the wings of every hour
We read thy patience still.
3 Part of thy name divinely stands
On all thy creatures writ;
They show the labor of thy hands,
Or impress of thy feet:
4 But when we view thy strange design
To save rebellious worms,
WTiere vengeance and compassion join
In their divinest forms;
5 Here the whole Deity is known,
Nor dares a creature guess
Which of the glories brighter shone,
The justice or the grace.
6 Now the full glories of the Lamb
Adorn the heavenly plains;
Bright seraphs learn Immanuel's name,
And try their choicest strains.
7 O may I bear some humble part
In that immortal song !
WTonder and joy shall tune my heart,
And love command my tongue.
72 Psalm cxlv. C. M.
I Let every tongue thy goodness speak,
Thou sovereign Lord of all;
Thy strength'ning hands uphold the weak
And raise the poor that fall.
2 When sorrows bow the spirit down,
When virtue lies distressed,
Beneath the proud oppressor's frown,
Thou giv'st the mourner rest.
3 Thou know'st the pains thy servants feel,
Thou hear'st thy children's cry ;
And their best wishes to fulfill,
Thy grace is ever nigh.
4 Thy mercy never shall remove
From men of heart sincere:
Thou sav'st the souls whose humble love
Is joined with holy fear.
5 My lips shall dwell upon thy praise,
And spread thy fame abroad;
Let all the sons of Adam raise
The honors of their God.