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The Primitive Methodist Hymnal, 1889020
The God of Nature and of GraceJames Montgomery (1771-1854)

Hymn NumberTuneComposer or SourceMeter
020CaterhamArthur Cottman (1842-1879)Common Meter (8.6.8.6.)

1The God of nature and of grace
In all His works appears;
His goodness through the earth we trace,
His grandeur in the spheres.
2Behold this fair and fertile globe,
By Him in wisdom planned:
’Twas He Who girded, like a robe,
The ocean round the land.
3Lift to the firmament your eye;
Thither His path pursue;
His glory, boundless as the sky,
O’erwhelms the wondering view.
4He bows the heavens– the mountains stand,
A highway for their God;
He walks amidst the desert land;
’Tis Eden where He trod.
5The forests in His strength rejoice;
Hark! On the evening breeze,
As once of old, the Lord God’s voice
Is heard among the trees.
6In every stream His bounty flows,
Diffusing joy and wealth;
In every breeze His spirit blows,
The breath of life and health.
7His blessings fall in plenteous showers
Upon the lap of earth,
That teems with foliage, fruits and flowers,
And rings with infant mirth.
8If God hath made this world so fair,
Where sin and death abound,
How beautiful, beyond compare,
Will Paradise be found!
Revelation4:11Thou art worthy, O Lord, to receive glory and honour and power: for thou hast created all things, and for thy pleasure they are and were created.

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