The Divine Goodness.

Psalm 3:4; Psalm 19:1-6.

How sweet the dreamless sleep
Which God in love bestows;
The mind, as silent as its shell,
In calm and deep repose!

How bright the stainless sky
Of God's own azure, cast
Over a careless, thoughtless world,
Perishing, perishing fast!

How strong the restless sea,
No power but His it knows;
Its bosom heaving nature's sighs,
Its history writ in woes!

How fair the cloudless scene,
The landscape God hath made,
Shred of a beauteous, by-gone world,
Its sheen now hid in shade!

How good that God Himself
Nature and grace display;
How kind, how wise, how great - both now
And through eternal day!