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SWEET is the memory of thy grace,

By A Collection of Hymns

      1 SWEET is the memory of thy grace,
      My God, my heavenly King:
      Let age to age thy righteousness
      In sounds of glory sing.

      2 God reigns on high, but not confines
      His bounty to the skies:
      Through the whole earth his goodness shines,
      And every want supplies.

      3 With longing eyes the creatures wait
      On thee for daily food;
      Thy liberal hand provides them meat,
      And fills their mouths with good.

      4 How kind are thy compassions, Lord!
      How slow thine anger moves!
      But soon he sends his pardoning word,
      To cheer the souls he loves.

      5 Creatures, with all their endless race,
      Thy power and praise proclaim;
      But we, who taste thy richer grace,
      Delight to bless thy name. ==C.M. SECOND PART

      6 LET every tongue thy goodness speak,
      Thou sovereign Lord of all:
      Thy strengthening hands uphold the weak,
      And raise the poor that fall.

      7 When sorrow bows the spirit down,
      Or virtue lies distressed,
      Beneath the proud oppressor's frown,
      Thou giv'st the mourner rest.

      8 The Lord supports our infant days,
      And guides our giddy youth;
      Holy and just are all thy ways,
      And all thy words are truth.

      9 Thou know'st the pains thy servants feel,
      Thou hear'st thy children cry;
      And their best wishes to fulfil,
      Thy grace is ever nigh.

      10 Thy mercy never shall remove
      From men of heart sincere;
      Thou sav'st the souls whose humble love
      Is joined with holy fear.

      11 My lips shall dwell upon thy praise,
      And spread thy fame abroad:
      Let all the sons of Adam raise
      The honours of their God!

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