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Psalm 19:1 First Part [Behold The Lofty Sky]
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Psalm 19:1. First Part. S. M.
The book of nature and scripture.

For a Lord’s-day morning.

Behold the lofty sky
Declares its maker God,
And all his starry works on high
Proclaim his power abroad.

The darkness and the light
Still keep their course the same;
While night to day, and day to night
Divinely teach his name.

In every different land
Their general voice is known
They shew the wonders of his hand,
And orders of his throne.

Ye British lands, rejoice,
Here he reveals his word,
We are not left to nature’s voice
To bid us know the Lord.

His statutes and commands
Are set before our eyes;
He puts his gospel in our hands,
Where our salvation lies.

His laws are just and pure,
His truth without deceit,
His promises for ever sure,
And his rewards are great.

[Not honey to the taste
Affords so much delight,
Nor gold that has the furnace past
So much allures the sight.

While of thy works I sing,
Thy glory to proclaim,
Accept the praise, my God, my King,
In my Redeemer’s name.]