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Thy blessings fall like morning dews,
To cheer each troubled breast; Thy presence o'er the universe
For ever is confessed.
'Tis Thou canst calm the angry waves,
And still the tempest's roar, Almighty God! whose glory gilds
Eternity's bright shore.
C. M. C.
The Lord, a watchful Guardian, reigns
O’er all created souls;
His will its course controls.
Conception, at its utmost height,
Can never comprehend
That in Omniscience blend.
When musing, I at eventide
The firmament survey,
Thy wondrous skill display.
In silent adoration lost,
My soul the earth forgets, Itself, like that immortal host,
A star that never sets.
Oh! ever in their presence bright,
Devotion stronger grows, Ascending to the God of light,
Of darkness and repose.
GOD IS ONE.
One God! One Lord ! One mighty King!
Thou Sovereign of the Universe,
To Thee alone, when life recedes,
When night from Nature's kingdom flies,
Present thy spirit before God,
Thy heart before His eye unmask,
Then, when the sleep of death is near,
CREATE, MY GOD, A HEART IN ME.
Create, my God, a heart in me,
A spirit, Lord, to me impart,
A power, O Lord, in me create,
GOD IS NOT FAR FROM US.
The heaven of heavens cannot contain
The universal Lord ;
To dwell and be adored.
Where'er ascends the sacrifice
Of fervent praise and prayer, Or on the earth, or in the skies,
The heaven of God is there.
His presence there is spread abroad
Through realms, through worlds unknown, Who seek the mercies of our God
Are ever near His throne.
THE LAW OF LIGHT.
Where should I find
Save in Thy law from heaven?
Would with suspense be riven.
Thy word explains
The soul on earth here trieth;
To gain what never dieth.
Enthroned in awe!
To be my holiest pleasure!
My share, my wealth, my treasure !
THE HALLOWED PLACE.
Our God! where'er Thy children meet There may they see Thy mercy-seat; Where'er they seek Thee, Thou art founa, And every place is holy ground.
For Thou within no walls confined,
Here may we prove the power of prayer
THE LOVE OF GOD.
Oh! love the Lord with all thy heart;
Its best affections sacrifice, Rather than from His law depart,
Who is most holy, just, and wise.
Oh ! love the Lord with all thy soul,
Which bears a principle divine, That shall beyond its human goal
Among angelic natures shine.
Oh! love the Lord with all thy might;
For He has made thy spirit strong, Firmly to wrestle for the right,
And fearlessly resist the wrong.