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On God the race of man depends Smiles in




On God the race of man depends,
Far as the earth's remotest ends,
Where the Creator's name is known
By nature's feeble light alone.


He bids the noisy tempests cease ;
He calms the raging crowd to peace,
When a tumultuous nation raves
Wild as the winds, and loud as waves.


Whole kingdoms, shaken by the storm,
He settles in a peaceful form ;
Mountains, establish'd by His hand,
Firm on their old foundations stand.


Behold His ensigns sweep the sky;
New comets blaze, and lightnings fly !
The heathen lands, with swift surprise,
From the bright horrors turn their eyes.


At His command the morning ray
Smiles in the east, and leads the day ;
He guides the sun's declining wheels
Over the tops of western hills.


Seasons and times obey His voice ;
The evening and the morn rejoice
To see the earth made soft with showers,
Laden with fruit, and drest in flowers,


'Tis from His watery stores on high
He gives the thirsty ground supply ;
He walks upon the clouds, and thence
Doth His enriching drops dispense.


The desert grows a fruitful field,
Abundant food the valleys yield ;
The valleys shout with cheerful voice,
And neighbouring hills repeat their joys.


Thy works pronounce Thy power divine ;
O'er every field Thy glories shine ;
Through every month thy gifts appear ;
Great God ! Thy goodness crowns the year !


---Alternative verses---


On God the race of man depends,
Far as the earth's remotest ends;
At his command the morning ray
Smiles in the east, and leads the day.


Seasons and times obey his voice;
The morn and evening both rejoice
To see the earth made soft with showers
Laden with fruit, and dressed in glowers


The desert grows a. fruitful field;
Abundant food the valleys yield;
The plains shall shout with cheerful voice,
And neighboring hills repeat their joys.

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LYRICS
Meter: 8 8 8 8 (L.M.)
Writer(s):
    Trans/Adapted:
      Dates:
      Bible Refs: Ps 65;
      MUSIC
      Name: MARYTON
      Meter: 8 8 8 8 (L.M.)
      Writer(s):
        Dates: 1874
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