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Morning Hymn.

1 BLESS'D be thy name, my God and King;
Fain would my heart thy praises sing,
For all the mercies of the night,
And blessings of the morning light.

2 'Tis through thy mercy, Lord, to me,
I've liv'd another day to see;
May I this day thy praise proclaim,
And give the glory to thy name.
3 Give me this day my daily bread,
And while my body's richly fed,
O! may my soul be truly bless'd,
And feed on Christ, my righteousness.

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Resignation to the Divine Will.

1 IN all thy dealings, gracious God!
We own thy sovereign power;
And humbly kiss thy chast'ning rod,
In sorrow's darkest hour.

2 For sore affliction's sharpest sting,
In mercy oft is given,

Our thoughtless, erring steps to bring
The safest road to heaven.

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3 Alike thy providence supplies
Each blessing which we share
Though clouds obscure our morning skies,
The evening may be fair.

4 Since, then, our lot of good or ill
Is sent with wise design,
We'll bow submissive to thy will,
And own thy power divine.

5 To thee, O God! resign'd, we pray, Whate'er the path may be,

O guide our feet that peaceful way,
Which leads to heaven and Thee!

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Free Grace. 1 John i. 7. Eph. i. 7. Rom. v. 20; viii. 37. 1 THE voice of free grace, cries, escape to the mountain! For Adam's lost race Christ has open'd a fountain; From sin and uncleanness and every transgression, His blood flows so freely in streams of salvation: Hallelujah! to the Lamb, who has brought us a pardon, We'll praise him again when we pass over Jordan.

2 That fountain so clear, from the Saviour's side flowing, Will cleanse from all sin and redeem us from ruin: Though sin doth abound, to our just condemnation, His grace, more extensive, brings all men salvation : Hallelujah! to the Lamb, who has brought us a pardon, We'll praise him again when we pass over Jordan. 3 O, Jesus, our Saviour, thy kingdom is glorious!

O'er sin, death and hell thou wilt make us victorious : Thy name shall be prais'd in the great congregation, And saints shall delight in ascribing salvation : Hallelujah! to the Lamb, who has brought us a pardon, We'll praise him anew on the other side Jordan.

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The better Portion.

1 RISE, my soul, and stretch thy wings,
Thy better portion trace;
Rise from transitory things,

Tow'rds heaven, thy native place;
Sun, and moon, and stars decay,
Time shall soon this earth remove;
Rise, my soul, and haste away
To seats prepar'd above.

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2 Rivers to the ocean run,

Nor stay in all their course;
Fire ascending seeks the sun,
Both speed them to their source:
So a soul, that's born of God,
Pants to view his glorious face,
Upward tends to his abode,
To rest in his embrace.

3 Cease, ye pilgrims, cease to mourn,
Press onward to the prize;
Soon our Saviour will return,
Triumphant in the skies:
Yet a season, and you know
Happy entrance will be given,
All our sorrows left below,

And earth exchang'd for heaven,

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The Books of Nature and Scripture compared.
1 THE heavens declare thy glory, Lord;
In every star thy wisdom shines:
But when our eyes behold thy word,

We read thy name in fairer lines.
2 The changing seasons, day and night,

Thy power and providence confess : But that bless'd volume brings to light,

Thy grace, and truth, and righteousness. 3 The circling sun conveys thy praise

Round the whole earth, and never stands ;
So has thy truth its cheering rays,
Diffus'd to widely distant lands.

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.

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Christ's first and second Coming.
1 SING to the Lord, ye distant lands,
Ye tribes of every tongue :
His new discover'd grace demands
A new and noble song.

2 Say to the nations, Jesus came
A guilty world to save ;
From vice and error to reclaim,
And rescue from the
grave.
3 Let heaven proclaim the joyful day!
Joy through the earth be seen;
Let cities shine in bright array,
And fields in cheerful green.

4 With pleasure lift your wond'ring eyes, Ye islands of the sea:

Ye mountains sink, ye vallies rise,
Prepare the Saviour's way.

5 Behold he comes, he comes to bless
The nations as their God;

To show the world his righteousness,
And send his truth abroad.

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Universal Praise.

1 PRAISE to thee, thou great Creator,
Praise be thine from every tongue,
Join, my soul, with every creature,

Join the universal song. Hallelujah, Join, &c.

2 For ten thousand blessings given, For the hope of future joy,

Sound his praise through earth and heaven, Sound Jehovah's praise on high. Hallelujah! Sound Jehovah's praise on high.

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"Remember now thy Creator in the days of thy youth. Eccl. xii. 1.

1 IN the soft season of thy youth,
In nature's smiling bloom,

Ere age arrive, and trembling, wait
Its summons to the tomb;

2 Remember thy Creator, God;
For him thy powers employ;
Make him thy fear, thy love, thy hope,
Thy confidence, thy joy.

3 He shall defend and guide thy course Through life's uncertain sea;

Till thou art landed on the shore

Of bless'd eternity.

4 Then seek the Lord betimes, and choose The path of heavenly truth;

The earth affords no lovelier sight

Than a religious youth.

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Praise to God from his Works. Psa. cxlviii.

1 YE tribes of Adam! join

With heaven, and earth, and seas,
And offer notes divine

To your Creator's praise.
Wide as he reigns, His name be sung
By every tongue, In endless strains.

2 The shining worlds above
In glorious order stand,

Or in swift courses move
By his supreme command.
He spake the word, And all their frame
From nothing came, To praise the Lord.

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