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12. The Wisdom of God. L.M.

O the depth of the riches both of the wisdom and knowledge of God: how unsearchable are his judgments, and his ways past finding out!-ROMANS Xi. 33.

WAIT, O my soul, thy Maker's will;
Tumultuous passions all be still;
Nor let a murmuring thought arise;
His ways are just, his councils wise.
2 He in the thickest darkness dwells,

Performs his work, the cause conceals;
But, tho' his methods are unknown;
Judgment and truth support his throne.
3 In heaven, and earth, and air, and seas,
He executes his firm decrees;
And by his saints, it stands confess'd,
That what he does is ever best.

4 Wait then, my soul, submissive wait
Prostrate before his awful seat;
And 'midst the terrors of his rod,
Trust in a wise and gracious GOD.

5 He never said to Jacob's seed,
"It is in vain to seek my face;'
Th' engraving stands for every need,
"JEHOVAH Jireh"-sovereign grace.

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13. The Wisdom of God. L.M.

And Abraham called the name of that place JEHOVAH Jireh: (that is the Lord will see or provide), as it is said to this day, In the Mount of the Lord it shall be seen, or rather In the Mount the Lord will appear.GEN. xxii. 14.

'TIS in the mount the Lord is seen, And all his saints shall surely find, Though clouds and darkness intervene, He still is gracious, still is kind.

2 Yes, in the mount, when human aid
Or disappoints, or disappears,
He sweetly says, "Be not afraid,"
And with his smile the suppliant cheers.

3 Yes, in the mount, the Lord makes bare
His mighty, his delivering power;
Displays a Father's tender care,
In the most trying, darkest hour.

4 Yes, in the mount, I too have found, The Lord hath lent a gracious ear; Hath plac'd my faith on solid ground, And dissipated ev'ry fear.


14. The God of Abraham. 6-8-4.

Thy name shall be called Abraham: for a father of many nations have I made thee: And I will establish my covenant between me and thee, and thy seed after thee, in their generations, for an everlasting covenant, to be a God unto thee and to thy seed after thee.-GEN. xvii. 5, 7.-See Rom. iv. 11, 12; Gal. iii. 7, 9.


THE GOD of Abra'm praise,
Who reigns enthron'd above;
Ancient of everlasting days,
And GoD of love!
JEHOVAH, great I AM!
By earth and heav'n confess'd,
I bow and bless the sacred name,
For ever bless'd.

The God of Abra'm praise,
At whose supreme command
From earth I rise, and seek the joys
At his right hand.

I'd all on earth forsake,
Its wisdom, fame, and pow'r;
And him my only portion make,
My shield and tow'r.

3 The Gop of Abra'm praise,
Whose all-sufficient grace
Shall guide me all my happy days,
In all bis ways:

He calls a worm his friend,
He calls himself my God!
And he shall save me to the end,
Through JESU's blood.

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15. PART THE SECOND. 6-8-4.

But now they desire a better country, that is an heavenly: wherefore God is not ashamed to be called their God: for he hath prepared for them a city,—HEB. xi. 16.


THOUGH nature's strength decay,
And earth and hell withstand,
To Canaan's bounds I urge my way
At GoD's command:

The wat'ry deep I pass
With JESUS in my view,
And thro' the howling wilderness
My way pursue.

The goodly land I see
With peace and plenty blest;
The land of sacred liberty
And endless rest:

There milk and honey flow,
And oil and wine abound;
And trees of life for ever grow,
With mercy crown'd.

There dwells the Lord our king,
The Lord our righteousness!
Triumphant o'er the world and sin,
The Prince of Peace;
On Sion's sacred height
His kingdom still maintains;
And glorious with his saints in light,
For ever reigns.

He keeps his own secure,
He guards them by his side,
Arrays in garments white and pure
His spotless Bride:

With streams of sacred bliss,
With fruits of living joys,
(The joys, the bliss of Paradise),
His love supplies.


16. PART THE third. 6-8—4.

And every creature which is in heaven, and on the earth, and under the earth, and such as are in the sea, and all that are in them, heard I saying, Blessing, honour, glory, and power, be unto him that sitteth upon the throne, and unto the Lamb for ever and ever.-REV. v. 13.

The saints exulting stand;
And tell the wonders he hath done,
Through all their land.

The list'uing hosts attend,
And swell the growing fame;
And sing in songs which never end,
The wond'rous name!

2 The Gop who reigns on high,
The great archangels sing:
And, "Holy, Holy, Holy," cry,
Almighty King!

Who was, and is, the same,
And evermore shall be;
JEHOVAH, Father, great I AM!
We worship thee!

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