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SONG II.

Praise for Creation and Providence.

I.
1 I Sing th' Almighty Pow'r of GOD,
2 That made the Mountains rise,
3 That spread the flowing Seas abroad,
4 And built the lofty Skies.
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II.
5 I sing the Wisdom that ordain'd
6 The Sun to rule the Day;
7 The Moon shines full at his Command,
8 And all the Stars obey.
III.
9 I sing the Goodness of the LORD,
10 That fill'd the Earth with Food;
11 He form'd the Creatures with his Word,
12 And then pronounc'd them Good.
IV.
13 LORD, how thy Wonders are display'd,
14 Where'er I turn mine Eye!
15 If I survey the Ground I tread,
16 Or gaze upon the Sky!
V.
17 There's not a Plant or Flow'r below,
18 But makes thy Glories known;
19 And Clouds arise and Tempests blow,
20 By Order from thy Throne.
VI.
21 Creatures (as num'rous as they be)
22 Are subject to thy Care;
23 There's not a Place where we can flee,
24 But GOD is present there.
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VII.
25 In Heav'n he shines with Beams of Love,
26 With Wrath in Hell beneath!
27 'Tis on his Earth I stand or move,
28 And 'tis his Air I breathe.
VIII.
29 His Hand is my perpetual Guard;
30 He keeps me with his Eye:
31 Why should I then forget the LORD,
32 Who is for ever nigh?

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Title (in Source Edition): SONG II. Praise for Creation and Providence.
Author: Isaac Watts
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Genres: song

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Divine songs: attempted in easy language for the use of children. By I. Watts, D.D. London: Printed for J. Buckland; J. F. and C. Rivington; T. Longman; W. Fenner; T. Field; and E. and C. Dilly, 1777, pp. 2-4. xii,58,[2]p.; 12⁰. (ESTC T185045; OTA K123515.000)

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