Young Christian's first lesson-book/Lesson Three
Of the Nature and Attributes of the bleſsed God.
GOD is a Spirit none can ſee,
He ever was, and e'er ſhall be;
Preſent where e'er his creatures dwell,
Thro' earth and ſea, thro' heav'n and hell!
His eye, with infinite ſurvey,
Views all their realms in full diſplay
What has been, is, or ſhall be done,
Or here, or there, to him is know;
Nor can the thought ariſe unſeen,
In mind of angels, or of men.
Yet far above all anxious cares,
Calmly, he rules his grand affairs;
While wiſdom infinite attends
By ſureſt means the nobleſt end.
Majeſtic from his lofty throne
He ſpeaks, and all his will is done:
Nor can united worlds, withſand
The force of his almighty hand.
Yet ever righteous are his ways,
Faithful and true whate'er he ſays:
The holy, holy, holy Lord,
By all th' angelic hoſt ador'd.
The bounty of his gracious hands,
Wide as the world he made extend;
And tho' himſelf compleatly blels'd,
With pity looks on the diltreſſ'd;
And by his Son, our Saviour dear,
To ſinners brings ſalvation near.
All that is glorious, good, and great,
Does in the Lord Jehovah meet,
Then to his name be glory giv'n,
By all on earth, and all in heaven.