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
“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)