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And the whole race of creatures ftands,
Waiting their portion from thy hands. 2 If thou the vital air deny,
Behold them ficken, faint and die;
And earth her ruin'd offspring mourns. 3 But thou canst breathe on dust again,
And fill the world with beasts and men :
Repairs the waste of time and death. 4 Thy glory, fearless of decline,
Thy glory, Lord, shall ever shine ;
Are honour'd with thy own delight.
Conscious of sovereign power at hand;
The everlasting mountains smoke. 6 In thee our hopes and wishes meet,
And make our contemplations sweet;
WATTS and MERRICK. Psalm CIV. Fourth Part. L. M. [>
The Voice of the Creatures proclaiming God. T This earth and air, and feas, and skie See, from the clouds his glory breaks,
When the first beams of morning rise! 2 Behold the fun serenely bright,
O'er the wide world's extended frame,
3 Diffusing life, his influence spreads,
And health and plenty smile around;
Are with a thousand blessings crown’d.
The fields and verdant meads display, And bless the hand which made then thine With various charms, profusely gay. 5 For man and beast, here, daily food In wide extenfive plenty grows; And there, for drink, the crystal flood in streams, sweet winding, gently flows. 6 By cooling streams and soft'ning showers, The vegetable race are fed ; And trees, and plants, and herbs, and flowers,
Their Maker's constant bounty spread. 7 Ye curious minds, who roam abroad,
And trace creation's wonders o'er,
B Kejoice in his name,
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Thy greatness proclaim ;
Dominion and might;
2 The sky we behold,
A curtain display'd,
On waters are laid.
Thy glory to bear,
Thoit ridet on air. 3 As rapid as fire,
Thy angels on high
Thy minifters fly.
Thy wisdom ordain'd.
Of chaos compos'd,
In waters enclos'd ;
The mountains appear'd.
PART II. 5 Thy providence fix'd
The ffream and its source;
The rivers their course.
Springs rise on the hills,
They fall in the rills.
6 The beasts of the wild
Their forest forfake
To drink of the lake :
Its margin along,
Praise GOD in their song, 7 Descending on hills,
Clouds plenteousness pour ;
Apparels the plain ;
Fields wave with their grain,
The vine yields its fruit,
To health a recruit.
The richness of oil;
With joy rear their head,
O'er Lebanon fpread,
The bird flies for rest,
She broods on the nest.
10 The pine yields a home
The fiork to secure :
Defies the pursuer.
Themselves to defend,
For safety depend.
Increases and wanes :
Thy wisdom ordains.
Roams wide for his prey,
When morn brings the day, .12 Then man with the sun
His labour renews,
That labour pursues.
Thy works all proclaim ;
PART IV, 13 Nor here only, Lord,
Thy might we adore,
Thy wisdom and power ;
Thy creatures, refort;
And whales take their sporte