4. Ere God Had Built the Mountains

7,6.
by Cowper
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Ere God had built the mountains,
 
Or raised the fruitful hills;
 
Before He filled the fountains
 
That feed the running rills;
 
In Thee, from everlasting,
 
The wonderful I AM
 
Found pleasures never wasting,
 
And Wisdom is Thy name.
Proverbs 8:25; Proverbs 8:24; Proverbs 8:28; Proverbs 8:23; Exodus 3:14; Proverbs 8:30; Proverbs 8:1
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When like a tent to dwell in,
 
He spread the skies abroad,
 
And swathed about the swelling
 
Of ocean's mighty flood,
 
He wrought by weight and measure;
 
And Thou wast with Him then:
 
Thyself the Father's pleasure,
 
And Thine, the sons of men.
Proverbs 8:27; Proverbs 8:29; Isaiah 40:12; Proverbs 8:30; Proverbs 8:31
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And couldst Thou be delighted
 
With creatures such as we,
 
Who, when we saw Thee, slighted
 
And nailed Thee to a tree?
 
Unfathomable wonder!
 
And mystery divine!
 
The voice that speaks in thunder
 
Says, "Sinner, I am thine!"
Psalm 149:4
“Before the mountains were settled, before the hills was I brought forth.” (Proverbs 8:25)
“When there were no depths, I was brought forth; when there were no fountains abounding with water.” (Proverbs 8:24)
“When he established the clouds above: when he strengthened the fountains of the deep.” (Proverbs 8:28)
“I was set up from everlasting, from the beginning, or ever the earth was.” (Proverbs 8:23)
“And God said unto Moses, I AM THAT I AM: and he said, Thus shalt thou say unto the children of Israel, I AM hath sent me unto you.” (Exodus 3:14)
“Then I was by him, as one brought up with him: and I was daily his delight, rejoicing always before him.” (Proverbs 8:30)
“Doth not wisdom cry? and understanding put forth her voice?” (Proverbs 8:1)
“When he prepared the heavens, I was there: when he set a compass upon the face of the depth.” (Proverbs 8:27)
“When he gave to the sea his decree, that the waters should not pass his commandment: when he appointed the foundations of the earth.” (Proverbs 8:29)
“Who hath measured the waters in the hollow of his hand, and meted out heaven with the span, and comprehended the dust of the earth in a measure, and weighed the mountains in scales, and the hills in a balance?” (Isaiah 40:12)
“Then I was by him, as one brought up with him: and I was daily his delight, rejoicing always before him.” (Proverbs 8:30)
“Rejoicing in the habitable part of his earth; and my delights were with the sons of men.” (Proverbs 8:31)
“For the Lord taketh pleasure in his people: he will beautify the meek with salvation.” (Psalm 149:4)