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5 Proclaim him King, pronounce him blest;

He's your defence, your joy, your rest;
When terrors rise, and nations faint,
God is the strength of every saint.

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Tate & BRADY.

Ps. 33.

1 LET all the just to God, with joy,

Their cheerful voices raise;
For well the righteous it becomes

To sing glad songs of praise ; 2 For faithful is the word of God;

His works with truth abound;
He justice loves, and all the earth

Is with his goodness crowned. 3 By his almighty word, at first,

Heaven's glorious arch was reared ;
And all the beauteous hosts of light

At his command appeared.
4 The swelling floods, together rolled,

He makes in heaps to lie,
And lays, as in a storehouse safe,

The watery treasure by,
5 Let earth, and all that dwell therein,

Before him trembling stand;
For, when he spake the word, 'twas made;

'Twas fixed at his command.
6 Whate'er the mighty Lord decrees,

Shall stand forever sure ;
The settled purpose of his heart

To ages shall endure.

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From the German.
The Power and Goodness of God.
1 0, COME and sing your Maker's name;
With cheerful thanks his praise proclaim,

For ye are all his own;—
All, from the angel to the worm :
The vernal breeze, the raging storm,

Confess him Lord alone.
2 He gives the world yon orb of light;
He bids the moon shine mildly bright;

He wields the balanced earth; He makes the seasons duly yield; His dews refresh the grassy field,

And give its treasures birth. 3 'Tis God who swells the tender seeds, And man with strengthening bread provides,

And heart-rejoicing wine ;
He holds the lightning in his hand ;
The host of heaven, the sea, the land,

Confess his power divine.
4 His rainbow still proclaims on high
That mercy, to repentance nigh,

Which never shall abate;
The morning on the midnight calls,
The day exclaims, till evening falls,

That God is good and great ; -
5 Great, when the thunder rolls along ;
Great in the streams of ocean strong,

The light, the fountains sweet ; Great God, if thus thy praises be, Make this devoted heart for thee A sanctuary meet.

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WATTS. Works of Creation and Providence. Ps. 33. 1 REJOICE, ye righteous, in the Lord ;

This work belongs to you;
Sing of his name, his ways, his word,

How holy, just, and true.
2 His mercy and his righteousness

Let heaven and earth proclaim ;
His works of nature and of grace

Reveal his wondrous name.
3 His wisdom and almighty word

The heavenly arches spread,
And by the spirit of the Lord

Their shining hosts were made. 4 He bade the liquid waters flow

To their appointed deep;
The flowing seas their limits know,

And their own station keep.
5 Ye tenants of the spacious earth,

With fear before him stand;
He spake, and nature took its birth,

And rests on his command.

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Watts.
Works of Creation and Providence. Ps. 33.
1 YE holy souls, in God rejoice;
Your Maker's praise becomes your voice;

Great is your theme, your songs be new; Sing of his name, his word, his ways, His works of nature and of grace,

How wise and holy, just and true.

2 Justice and truth he ever loves,
And the whole earth his goodness proves;

His word the heavenly arches spread ;
How wide they shine from north to south !
And by the spirit of his mouth

Were all the starry armies made.
3 He gathers the wide-flowing seas;
Those watery treasures know their place

In the vast storehouse of the deep;
He spake, and gave all nature birth,
And fires, and seas, and heaven, and earth,

His everlasting orders keep.

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TATE & BRADY. Perfections and Prooidence of God. Ps. 36. 1 0 LORD, thy mercy, my sure hope,

The highest orb of heaven transcends; Thy sacred truth's unmeasured scope

Beyond the sparkling skies extends. 2 Thy justice like the hills remains;

Unfathomed depths thy judgments are ; Thy providence the world sustains;

The whole creation is thy care. 3 Since of thy goodness all partake,

With what assurance should the just Thy sheltering wings their refuge make,

And saints to thy protection trust! 4 Such guests shall to thy courts be led,

To banquet on thy love's repast, And drink, as from a fountain's head,

Of joys that shall forever last,

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Watts.

The Perfections and Providence of God. Ps. 36.

1 HIGH in the heavens, eternal God,

Thy goodness in full glory shines;
Thy truth shall break through every cloud

I'hat veils and darkens thy designs. 2 Forever firm thy justice stands,

As mountains their foundations keep;
Wise are the wonders of thy hands;

Thy judgments are a mighty deep. 3 Thy providence is kind and large ;

Both man and beast thy bounty share ;
The whole creation is thy charge,

But saints are thy peculiar care. 4 My God, how excellent thy grace!

Whence all our hope and comfort springs; The sons of Adam, in distress,

Fly to the shadow of thy wings. 5 From the provisions of thy house

We shall be fed with sweet repast ;
There mercy like a river flows,

And brings salvation to our taste. 6 Life, like a fountain rich and free,

Springs from the presence of my Lord, And in thy light our souls shall see

The glories promised in thy word.

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