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6 Wake, for shame, my sluggish heart !

Wake, and gladly sing thy part !
Learn of birds, and springs, and flowers,

How to use thy nobler powers. 7 Call whole nature to thy aid,

Since 'twas He whole nature made
Join in one eternal song,

Who to one God all belong.
8 Live for ever, glorious Lord !

Live, by all Thy works adored !
One in Three, and Three in One,
Lord, we bow to Thee alone!

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78. D. C. Wesley. 1763. TTAPPY man, whom God doth aid !

God our souls and bodies made ;
God on us, in gracious showers,
Blessings every moment pours ;
Compasses with angel-bands,
Bids them bear us in their hands,
Parents, friends, 'twas God bestowd;
Life, and all, descend from God.
2 He this flowery carpet spread,

Made the earth on which we tread ;
God refreshes in the air ;
Covers with the clothes we wear;
Feeds us with the food we eat ;
Cheers us by His light and heat;
Makes His sun on us to shine ;

All our blessinys are divine !
3 Give Him then, and ever give,

Thanks for all that we receive !
Man we for his kindness love ;
How much more our God above!
Worthy Thou, our heavenly Lord,
To be honour'd and adored :
God of all-creating grace,
Take the everlasting praise !

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C.M.

Addison. 1712.
WHEN all Thy mercies, O my God,

V My rising soul surveys,
Transported with the view, I'm lost

In wonder, love, and praise.
2 Thy Providence my life sustained,

And all my wants redrest,
When in the silent womb I lay,

And hung upon the breast.
3 To all my weak complaints and cries

Thy mercy lent an ear,
Ere yet my feeble thoughts had learn'd

To form themselves in prayer.
4 Unnumbered comforts on my soul

Thy tender care bestowed,
Before my infant heart conceived

From whence those comforts flowed. 5 When in the slippery paths of youth

With heedless steps I ran,
Thine arm, unseen, conveyed me safe,

And led me up to man.
6 Through hidden dangers, toils, and deaths,

It gently cleared my way;
And through the pleasing snares of vice,

More to be feared than they.
7 When worn with sickness, oft hast Thou

With health renewed my face :
And when in sins and sorrows sunk,

Revived my soul with grace.
8 Ten thousand thousand precious gifts

My daily thanks employ :
Nor is the least a cheerful heart,

That tastes those gifts with joy. 9 Through every period of my life,

Thy goodness I'll pursue;
And after death, in distant worlds,

The glorious theme renew.

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Since for thou keepest erest love

Hollow Thou in all I thanks,"?

10 When nature fails, and day and night

Divide Thy works no more,
My ever-grateful heart, O Lord,

Thy mercy shall adore.
11 Through all eternity, to Thee,

A joyful song I'll raise ;
But, oh! eternity's too short,

To utter all Thy praise. 144

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WINKWORTH, 1855.
From the German of PAUL GERHARDT. 1659.
(HALL I not sing praise to Thee,
W Shall I not give thanks, O Lord ?
Since for us, in all I see

How Thou keepest watch and ward;
How the truest, tenderest love

Ever fills Thy heart, my God,

Helping, cheering on their road,
All who in Thy service move.
CHORUS :- All things else have but their day,

God's love only lasts for aye. 2 As the eagle o'er her nest

Spreads her sheltering wings abroad,
So from all that would molest,

Doth Thine arm defend me, Lord;
From my youth up, e'en till now,

Of the being Thou didst give,

And the earthly life I live, Faithful Guardian still wert Thou. All, &c. 3 Nay, He kept not back His Son,

But hath given Him for our good,
And our safety He hath won

By the shedding of His blood.
O Thou fathomless abyss !
My weak powers but strive in vain,

Knowledge of Thy depths to gain,
Man knows not such love as this. All, &c.

4 And His Spirit, blessed Guide!

In His holy word doth teach,
How on earth we may abide,

So that heaven at last we reach ;
Every longing heart doth fill

With the pure true light of faith,

That can break the bonds of death, And control the powers of ill. All, &c. 5 All the hosts of heaven and earth,

Hath He placed at my command,
Nowhere is there lack or dearth,

But I find in sea and land
All things order'd for my wants,

Living things in fields and woods,

On the heights, or in the floods, And the earth brings forth her plants. All, &c. 6 All my life I still have found,

And I will forget it never,
Every sorrow hath its bound,

And no cross endures for ever.
Father, help Thy child, and give

Strength to serve Thee day and night,

Loving Thee with all my might,
While on earth I yet must live;

So shall I when Time is o'er,
Praise and love Thee evermore.

145

C.M.

DODDRIDGE. 1755.
Altered by Logan. 1770.
GOD of Bethel ! by whose hand

Thy people still are fed ;
Who through this weary pilgrimage

Hast all our fathers led.
2 Our vows, our prayers, we now present

Before Thy throne of grace ;
God of our fathers ! be the God

Of their succeeding race.

3 Through each perplexing path of life

3 Through andering footsteily bread,

Give us each day our daily bread,

And raiment fit provide.
4 Oh, spread Thy covering wings around,

Till all our wanderings cease,
And at our Father's loved abode,

Our souls arrive in peace!
5 Such blessings from Thy gracious hand,

Our humble prayers implore;
And Thou shalt be our chosen God,

And portion, evermore.

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C.M.

WATTS. 1719.
M Y Shepherd will supply my need,

M JEHOVAH is His name;
In pastures fresh He makes me feed,

Beside the living stream.
2 He brings my wandering spirit back,

When I forsake His ways;
And leads me, for His mercy's sake,

In paths of truth and grace.
3 When I walk through the shades of death,

Thy presence is my stay :
A word of Thy supporting breath

Drives all my fears away.
4 Thy hand, in sight of all my foes,

Doth still my table spread :
My cup with blessings overflows,

Thine oil anoints my head.
5 The sure provisions of my God

Attend me all my days :
Oh, may Thy house be mine abode,

And all my work be praise !
6 There would I find a settled rest,

While others go and come ;
No more a stranger or a guest,

But like a child at home.

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