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Hymn #64: Lord, When Our Raptured Thought Surveys

Hymn #63 Hymn #65

Creation and the Fall and Depravity of Man

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64 (C.M.) Anne Steele

Lord, when our raptured thought surveys

Creation's beauties o'er,

All nature joins to teach Thy praise,

And bid our souls adore.

Where'er we turn our gazing eyes,

Thy radiant footsteps shine;

Ten thousand pleasing wonders rise

And speak their source divine.

The living tribes of countless forms,

In earth, and sea, and air,

The meanest flies, the smallest worms,

Almighty pow'r declare.

Thy wisdom, pow'r, and goodness, Lord,

In all Thy works appear:

And oh, let man Thy praise record —

Man, Thy distinguished care!

From Thee the breath of life he drew;

That breath Thy pow'r maintains;

Thy tender mercy ever new

His brittle frame sustains.

Thy providence his constant guard,

When threat'ning woes impend,

Can all th'impending dangers ward,

And timely succors lend.

On us that providence has shone

With gentle, smiling rays;

Oh, may our lips and lives make known

Thy goodness and Thy praise!

Hymn #63 Hymn #65