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The little birds that sweetly sing,
The insect with its beauteous wing ;
The fishes,--all we see that's fair
Or good, -He made, and placed them there.


3 Gen. 1. 31.-" And God saw every thing that He

had made, and behold it was very good."
1 How goodly is the earth!

Look round about and see
The green and fruitful field,

The mighty branched tree,
The little flowers out-spread

In such variety.
Behold the lovely things
That float on airy wings;
Behold the radiant isles
With which old ocean smiles ;
The clouds that lie at rest
Upon the noon-day's breast:
Behold all these, and know

How goodly is the earth!

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2 How goodly is the earth!

Its mountain-tops behold;
Its rivers broad and strong,

Its forests dark and old,
Its wealth of flocks and herds,

Its precious stones and gold.
Behold the seasons run
Obedient to the sun ;
The gracious showers descend,-
Life springing without end,--
By day the glorious light,
The starry pomp by night:
Behold all these, and know

How goodly is the earth!

3 How goodly is the earth!

Yet, if this earth be made
So goodly, wherein all

That is shall droop and fade,
Wherein the glorious light

Hath still its darkening shade;
Where trouble dims the eye,
Where sin hath mastery ;-
How much more bright and fair
Will be that region where
The Saints of God shall rest
With Jesus, and be blest;
Where pain is not, nor death,-

The Paradise of God!


GEN. v. 24.--" Enoch walked with God.

1 Oh! for a closer walk with God,

A calm and heav'nly frame
A light to shine upon the road

That leads me to the Lamb!

2. Where is the blessedness I knew,

When first I saw the Lord ?
Where is the soul-refreshing view

Of Jesus and His word ?

3 What peaceful hours I once enjoy'd,

How sweet their mem'ry still!
But they have left an aching void,

The world can never fill.

4 Return, O holy Dove, return!

Sweet messenger of rest;
I hate the sins that made thee mourn,

And drove thee from my breast.

5 The dearest idol I have known,

Whate'er that idol be,
Help me to tear it from thy throne,

And worship only thee.
6 So shall my walk be close with God,

Calm and serene my frame;
So purer light shall mark the road
That leads me to the Lamb.

5 GEN. XVII. 1.-“ And when Abram was ninety

years old and nine, the Lord appeared to
Abram, and said unto him, I am the Al-

mighty God.
1 The God of Abraham praise,

Who reigns enthroned above;
Ancient of everlasting days,

And God of love;
Jehovah, Great I Am!
By earth and heaven confess'd;
I bow and bless the sacred name,

For ever bless'd.

2 The God of Abraham praise,

At whose supreme command
From earth I rise—and seek the joys

At his right hand;
I all on earth forsake,
Its wisdom, fame, and power,
And him my only portion make,

My shield and tower.
3 The God of Abraham praise,

Whose all sufficient grace
Shall guide me all my happy days,

In all his ways:

He calls a worm his friend!

He calls Himself my God!
And He shall save me to the end,

Through Jesus' blood.

4 He by Himself hath sworn,

I on His oath depend,
I shall, on eagles' wings up-borne,

To heaven ascend:
I shall behold His face,

I shall His power adore,
And sing the wonders of His grace

For evermore.
5 Though nature's strength decay,

And earth and hell withstand,
To Canaan's bounds I urge my way,

At His command :
The watery deep I pass,
With Jesus in my view;
And through the howling wilderness,

My way pursue.
6 The goodly land I see,

With peace and plenty bless'd ;
A 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. 7 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.

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8 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 groves of living joys,
With all the fruits of paradise,

He still supplies.
9 Before the Three in One,

They all exulting stand;
And tell the wonders He hath done,

Through all their land.
The listening spheres attend,

And swell the growing fame,
And sing, in songs which never end,

The wondrous Name.

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10 The God who reigns on high,

The great arch-angels 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.”

11 Before the Saviour's face

The ransomed nations bow;
O'erwhelm'd at his Almighty grace,

For ever new :
He shows his prints of love,

They kindle to a flame,
And sound, through all the world above,

The slaughter'd Lamb.
12 The whole triumphant host

Give thanks to God on high;
Hail, Father, Son, and Holy Ghost.

They ever cry.

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