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2 Fixed and eternal as thy days,
Each glorious attribute divine,
With undiminished lustre shine.
Immutable thou dost remain ;
Obscure the glories of thy reign. 4 Earth may with all her powers dissolve,
If such the great Creator's will;
I Am is thy memorial still.
BURNS. God's Eternity and Man's Frailty. Ps. 90. 1 O THOU, the first, the greatest Friend
Of all the human race !
Their stay and dwelling-place.
Beneath thy forming hand,
Arose at thy command, 3 That power, which raised and still upholds
This universal frame,
Was ever still the same.
Which seem to us so vast, Appear no more before thy sight
Than yesterday that's past.
5 Thou giv'st the word ; thy creature, man,
Is to existence brought;
Return ye into nought."
In everlasting sleep;
With overwhelming sweep.
In beauty's pride arrayed;
All withered and decayed.
Tate & BRADY. God's Eternity and Sovereignty. Ps. 93. 1 WITH glory clad, with strength arrayed,
The Lord that o'er all nature reigns, The world's foundations strongly laid,
And the vast fabric still sustains. 2 How surely 'stablished is thy throne !
Which shall no change or period see; For thou, O Lord, and thou alone,
Art God from all eternity. 3 The floods, O Lord, lift up their voice,
And toss the troubled waves on high ; But God above can still their noise,
And make the angry sea comply. 4 Thy promise, Lord, is ever sure,
And they that in thy house would dwell, That happy station to secure,
Must still in holiness excel.
MRS. STEELE. God eternal and unchangeable. Ps. 102. 1 EARTH'S old foundations thou hast laid;
The heavens a glorious frame ! By thy almighty hand were spread,
And speak their Maker's name.
By thy controlling power,
But thou shalt still endure.
Eternal as thy days,
With undiminished rays.
Shall own their fathers' God, To latest times thy favor share,
And spread thy praise abroad,
Watts. . God's eternal Dominion. 1 GREAT God, how infinite art thou !
What worthless worms are we!
And pay their praise to thee. 2 Thy throne eternal ages stood,
Ere seas or stars were made ;
Were all the nations dead.
3 Eternity, with all its years,
Stands present in thy view;
Great God, there's nothing new. 4 Our lives through various scenes are drawn,
And vexed with trifling cares,
Thine undisturbed affairs.
What worthless worms are we!
And pay their praise to thee.
DOD DRIDGE. God immutable. 1 GREAT Former of this various frame,
Our souls adore thine awful name,
The Ancient of eternal days.
Thou dwell'st in self-existent light,
While suns and worlds in smoke decay. 3 Our days a transient period run,
And change with every circling sun;
A moth can crush us into dust.
Let death consign us to the ground;
5 Calm as the summer's ocean, we
Can all the wreck of nature see,
WATTS. God is every where. Ps. 139. 1 IN all my vast concerns with thee,
In vain my soul would try
The notice of thine eye.
My rising and my rest,
And secrets of my breast. 3 0, wondrous knowledge, deep and high!
Where can a creature hide ?
Beset on every side.
To escape the wrath divine,
And make the grave resign. 5 If, winged with beams of morning light,
I fly beyond the west,
Would soon betray my rest. 6 If o'er my sins I think to draw
The curtains of the night,
Would turn the shades to light.