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1 THE God to whom at one survey
2 His works are still display'd,
3 And each event observes his sway,
4 Thro' all which he has made;
5 Can order from disorder bring,
6 Thro' all this varied scene;
7 Can regulate each secret spring,
8 That moves the vast machine.
9 Upheld by his supporting arm,
10 Empires can fear no foe;
11 His frown strikes nations with alarm;
12 They fall if he withdraw.
13 And nought so little, or so great,
14 But his protection share;
15 And he who rules o'er empire's fate,
16 Makes man alike his care.
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17 'Tis he relieves the wants we feel,
18 To human power denied;
19 He guards us from impending ill,
20 Which we could ne'er avoid.
21 The joys we prize would quickly blast,
22 Denied his sov'reign aid;
23 And all our prudence could forecast,
24 Would disappointment shade.


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Title (in Source Edition): POWER AND PROVIDENCE.
Author: Eliza Day
Genres: hymn

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Daye, Eliza, b. ca. 1734. Poems, on Various Subjects. Liverpool: Printed by J. M'Creery, 1798, pp. [234]-235. [2],x,[4],258p.; 8° (ESTC T132359) (Page images digitized by University of California Libraries.)

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