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2. God the Father of his People, C.M.
Thou, O Lord, art our Father, our Redeemer: thy name is from everlasting.-ISAIah lxiii. 16.
THE GOD, who reigns above, we call
2 Tho' now dispers'd, the day will come, When he who made them his,
Will take them hence, and bear them home,
To "see him as he is."
3 Tho' now unknown, they soon shall be The sons of GOD confess'd:
Those, who despise them now, shall see
4 But let his children, while on earth,
5 That they should glorify him here,
3. God the Father of his People. C.M.
But now, O Lord, Thou art our Father.-ISA. lxiv. 8.
OUR Father sits on yonder throne,
He reigns throughout the world alone,
2 He knew us, when we knew him not;
3 He keeps us now, securely keeps, Whatever foe assails,
With vigilance that never sleeps;
4 He gives us hope that we shall be,
The fulness of his glory see,
5 Then let us, while we dwell below,
To all his dispensations bow,
6 How sweet to hear him say at last!
4. God the Father of his People. C.M.
Fear thou not; for I am with thee; be not dismayed, for I am thy God: I will strengthen thee; yea I will help thee; yea I will uphold thee with the right hand of my righteousness.-ISAIAH xli. 10.
AND art thou with me, gracious LORD,
Dost thou proclaim thyself my God,
2 Dost thou a Father's bowels feel
3 On this support my soul shall lean,
The gloomy vale of death must smile,
4 While I thy gracious succour prove,
5. The everlasting power of God. C.M.
Before the mountains were brought forth, or ever thou hadst formed the earth and the world, even from everlasting to everlasting, thou art God.-PSALM Xc. 2.
O GOD, our help in ages past,
2 Under the shadow of thy throne,
3 Before the hills in order stood,
5 Time, like an ever-rolling stream,
6 O God, our help in ages past,
6. The greatness and mercy of God. S.M.
THE GOD JEHOVAH reigns:
Let sinners tremble at his throne,
2 JESUS the Saviour reigns:
In Zion is his throne
His church shall make his wonders
For there his glories shine.
4 How holy is his name!
Exalt the LORD our God,
7. The Love of God. C.M.
God is love-In this was manifested the love of God towards us, because that God sent his only begotten Son into the world, that we might live through him.1 JOHN iv. 8, 9.
COME ye that know and fear the LORD,
Let ev'ry heart and voice accord
2 This precious truth his word declares,