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2 God through the world extends his sway: The regions of eternal day
But shadows of his glories are.
Let no created power compare.
Yet he to earth vouchsafes his care :
Companion to the greatest there.
Confidence in God.
But to Thyself the glory be!
We only live to honour thee. 2 “ Where is
God ?” the heathen cry,
And calls ten thousand worlds his own. 3 Who lean on him, from strength to strength,
From light to light, shall onward move; Till through the grave they pass at length,
To sing on high his saving love.
PSALM 116. PART 1.
And pitied every groan;
I'll hasten to his throne.
2 I love the Lord;-he bow'd his ear,
And chas’d my griefs away: O let my heart no more despair,
While I have breath to pray!
3 “ My God," I cried, “ thy servant save,
“ Thou ever good and just! “ Thy power can rescue from the grave,
Thy power is all my trust.” 4 The Lord beheld me sore distrest,
He bade my pains remove: Return, my soul, to God thy Rest,
For thou hast known his love!
5 My God hath sav'd my soul from death,
And dried my falling tears :
And my remaining years.
PSALM 116. PART 2.
On thy Almighty Father's breast;
2 Thy mercy, Lord, preserv'd my breath,
And snatch'd my fainting soul from death,
And sav'd me from surrounding snares. 3 What shall I render to the Lord,
Or how his wond'rous grace record ?
With just thanksgivings to his praise. 4 His crowded courts shall see me pay
The vows of my distressful day:
Their guardian God for ever kind. 5 O Sion! in thy sacred courts,
Where glory dwells, and joy resorts,
Praise from all the earth.
Let the Creator's praise arise;
Through every land, by every tongue. 2 Eternal are thy mercies, Lord;
Eternal truth attends thy word :
The Lord's Day.
He calls the hours his own :
And praise surround the throne.
2 To-day he rose, and left the dead,
And Satan's empire fell;
And all his wonders tell.
To David's Holy Son!
Salvation from the throne!
With messages of grace;
To save our sinful race!
The Church on earth can raise !
n's. The Law of God. 1 DEARER, Lord, thy statutes far
Than the world's best treasures are :
Dross and dust, compar'd with them. 2 Like a lamp, where'er I stray,
Shining bright upon my way,
PSALM 119. VERSION 2.
Following after holiness. 1 O THAT the Lord would guide my ways,
To keep his statutes still!
To know and do his will !
2 Lord, send thy Spirit down, to write
Thy law upon my heart;
Nor act the liar's part!
Let no corrupt design,
Within this soul of mine!
My feet too often slip;
Restore thy wand'ring sheep!
'Tis a delightful road ;-
PSALM 119. VERSION 3.
The Excellency of the Word. 1 LORD, I have made thy word my choice,
My lasting heritage;
My warmest thoughts engage. 2 I'll read the histories of thy love,
And keep thy laws in sight, While through the promises I rove
With ever fresh delight. 3 'Tis a broad land of wealth unknown,
Where springs of life arise, Seeds of immortal bliss are sown,
And hidden glory lies.