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10 Thou art my God, thy righteous Who, though in solemn leagues they will
close, Instruct me to obey ;
Their sworn engagements ne'er mainLet thy good spirit lead and keep
tain. My soul in thy right way.
12 Then our young sons like trees shall 11 O! for the sake of thy great name,
grow, Revive my drooping heart;
Well planted in some fruitful place; For thy truth's sake, to me distress'd, Our daughters shall like pillars show, Thy promised aid impart.
Design'd some royal court to grace. 12 In pity to my sufferings, Lord, 13 Our garners fill'd with various store, Reduce my foes to slame;
Shall us and ours with plenty feed; Slay them that persecute a soal Our sheep, increasing inore and more, Devoted to thy name.
Shall thousands and ten thousands PSALM CXLIV.
breed. OR ever bless'd be God the Lord, 14 Strong shall our labouring oxen
grow, At once both strength and skill afford, Nor in their constant labour faint;
To wield my arms with warlile art. Whilst we no war nor slavery know, 2 His goodness is my fort and tower, And in our streets hear no complaint.
My strong deliverance, and my shield; 15 Thrice happy is that people's case, In bim I trust, whose matchless power Whose various blessings thus abound;
Makes to my sway fierce nations yield. Who God's true worship still embrace, Lord, what's in
thou And are with his protection crown'd. shouldst love
PSALM CXLV. Of him such tender care to take? TEE I will bless, my God and King, What in his offspring could thee move
Thy endless praise proclaim; Such great account of him to make? This tribute daily I will bring, The life of man does quickly fade, And ever bless thy name. Ilis thoughts but empty are and vain, S Thou, Lord, beyond compare art His days are like a flying shade,
great, Of whose short stay no signs remain. And bighly to be praised; In solemn state, O God, descend, Thy Majesty, with boundless height, Whilst hcaven its lofty head inclines; Above our knowledge raised. le smoking hills asunder rend,
Renown'd for mighty acts, thy fame Of thy approach the awful signs. To future time extends; Discharge thy awful lightnings From age to age thy glorious name round,
Successively descends. And inake thy scatter'd foes retreat; 5,6 Whilst I thy glory and renown, ben with thy pointed arross wound, And wondrous works express, And their destruction soon complete. The world with me thy might shall own, 8 Do thou, O Lord, from heaven en And thy great power confess. gage
7 The praise that to thy love belongs, Thy boundless power my foes to quell, They shall with joy proclaim; nd snatch me from the stormy rage Thy truth of all their grateful songs of threatening waves, that proudly Shall be the constant theme. swell.
8 The Lord is good; fresh acts of grace ght thou against my foreign foes, His pity still
supplies; Who utter speeches false and vain; His anger mores with slowest pace, ho, though in solemn leagues they His willing mercy flids. close,
9, 10 Thy love through earth extends Their sworn engagements ne'er main its fame, tain.
To all thy works exprest; So I to thee, O King of kings, These show thy praise, wbilst thy great En new-made hymns my voice shall raise,
Is by thy servants blest. d instruments of many strings 11 They, with a glorious prospect fired, Shall help me thus to sing thy praise: Shall of thy kingdoms speak;
God does to kings his aid afford, And thy great power, by all-admired, To them his sure salvation sends; Their lofty subject make. is be that from the murdering sword 12 God's glorious works of ancient date
His servant David still defends.' Shall, thus to all be known;
17, 18 Ilow holy is the Lord, how just, О Praise the Lord with bymns of joy
13 His steadiast throne, from changes 8 By him the blind receive their sight: free,
The weak and fall'n he rears;
With kind regard and tender love
9 The strangers be preserves from barn, PART II.
The orphan kindly treats; 14,15 The Lord does them support that Defends the widow, and the wiles fall,
Of wicked men defeats. And makes the prostrate rise;
10 The God that does in Sion dwell For his kind aid ali creatures call, Is our eternal King: Who timely food supplies.
From age to age his reign endures: 16 Whate'er their various wants re Let all his praises sing.
And celebrate his fame; llow righteous all his ways! For pleasant, good, and comely 'tis llow nigh to lim, who with firm trust To praise his holy name. For his assistance prays!
2 Hij holy city God will huild, 1. He grants the full desires of those Though levell’d with the ground i Who him with fear adore;
Bring back his people, though disperded And wili their troulles soon compose, Through all the nations round. When they lis aid implore.
3, 4 He kindly heals the broken hearts, 20 The Lord preserves all those with And all their woupals does close; care,
He tells the number of the stars, Whom grateful love employs;
Their several names he knows But sinners, who his vengeance dare, 15,6 Great is the Lord, and great his With furious rage lestroys.
power, 21 My time to come, in praises spent, Ilis wisdom has no bound; Shall still advance his fame;
The incek he raises, and throws down And all inankind, with one consent, The wicked to the ground. For ever bless his name.
7 To God, the Lord, a hymn of praise PSALM OXLVI.
With grateful voices sing; ever bless his name:
Aird strike each.warbling string His wondrous love, while lile shall last, 8 He covers heaven with clouds, and My constant praise sliall claim.
tbence 3 Onkings, the greatest sons of men, Refreshing rain bestows; Let none for aid rely;
Through him, on mountain tops, the They cannot save in dangerous times,
grass Nor tincly help apply.
With wondrous plenty grows. 4 Deprived of breaih, to dust they 9 He sarage beasts, that loosely range, turn,
With tiniely food supplies; And there neglected lie;
Ile feeds the raven's tender brood, And all their thoughts and vain de And stops their hungry cries. signs
10 He values not the warlike steed, Together with them die.
But does his strength disdain; 5 Thep bappy he, who Jacob's God The ninible foot, that swiftly runs, For his protector takes;
No prize from him can gain. Who still, with well-placed hope, the 11 But he to him that fears his name Lord
His tender love extends; His constant refuge makes.
To him that on his boundless grace 6 The Lord, who made both heaven With steadfast hope depends. and earth,
12, 13 Let Sion and Jerusalem And all that they contain,
To God their praise address; Will never quit his steadfast truth, Who fenced their gates with massy bar, Nor make his promise vain. The poor, opprest, from all their 14,15 Through all their bordersbegiver wrongs
peace, Are eased by his decree;
With finest wheat they're fed;
lle speaks the word, and what he wille
Is done as soop as said..
6 Large flakes of snow, like fleecy wool,, 11, 12 Let all of royal birth, Descend at his command;
With those of humbler frame, und hoary frost, like ashes spread, And judges of the earth, - Is scatter'd o'er the land.
Ilis matchless praise proclaim: 7 When, join'd to these, he does his hai!
In this design, In little morsels break,
Let youths with maids, Vho can against his piercing cold And hoary heads Secure defences make ?
With chuldreu join. He sends his word, which melts thc 13 United zeal be shown, ice;
His wondrous fame to raise, He makes his wind to blow;
Wuuse glorious name alone nd soon the streams, congeal'd before, Deserves our endless praise: In pleutcous currents flow.
Earth's utinosi ends
His glorious sway and still to Israel's chosen seed
The sky transcends. His righteous laws are known.
14 His chosen saints to grase, • No other nation this can boast; He sets them up on high, Nor did he e'er afford
And favours Israel's race, heathen lands his oracles,
Who still to him are nigh:
O therefore raise
Your grateful voice,
And still rejoice TE houndless realms of joy,
The Lord to praise. Exalt your Maker's fame; s praise your song employ
Praise ye the Lord,
Prepare your glad voice, And Seraphim,
llis praise in the great To sing his praise.
Assembly to sing: 1 Thou moon, that rul'st the night, In our great Creator ad sun, that guid'st the day,
Let Israel rejoice; glittering stars of light,
And children of Sion him your homage pay:
Be glad in their King. His praise declare,
3, 4 Let them his great nawe Ve heavens above,
Extol in the dance; And clouds that move
With timbrel and harp In liquid air.
His praises express; 5 Let them adore the Lord,
Who always takes pleasure d praise his holy name,
His saints to advance, whose Almighty word
And with his salvation ey all from nothing came:
The huinble to bless. And all shall last,
5,6 With glory adorn'd, From changes free;
His people shall sing His firm decree
To God, who their beds Stands ever fast.
With safety does shield; 3 Let carth her tribute pay,
Their mouths fill’d with praises aise him ye dreadful whales,
Of him their great King; d fish that through the sea
Whilst a two-edged sword de swift with glittering scales;
Their right hand shall wield; Fire, hail, and snow,
7,8 Just vengeance to take And misty air,
For injuries past; Und winds that, where
To punish those lands He bids them, blow.
For ruin design'd; O By hills and mountains, all
With chains, as their captives, grateful concert join'd;
To tie their kings fast, cedars stately tall,
With fetters of iron, d trees for fruit design'd;
Their nobles to bind. By every beast,
9 Thus shall they make good, And creeping thing,
Wben them they destroy, Iud fowl of wing,
The dreadful decree His name be blest.
Which God does proclaim:
Such honour and triumph
As Psalm XXV. His saints shall enjoy:
To God the Father, Son,
And Spirit, glory be;
As 'twas, and is, and shall be so
To all eternity.
As Psalm C.
To Father, Son, and Foly Ghost, Praise him in heaven, where he his face, The God whom earth and heaven adore
Unveil'd, in perfect glory shows. Be glory, as it was of old, 2 Praise him for all the mighty acts Is now, and shall be evermore.
Which he in our behalf has done; Ilis kindness this return exacts,
As Psalm. XXXVII. With which our praise should equal To Father, Son, and Holy Ghost,
run. 3 Let the sbrill trumpet's warlike voice
The God 'whom heaven's triumphant Make rocks and hills his praise re
host, bound :
And suffering saints on earth adore, Praise him with harp's melodious noise, As how it is, and so shall last
Be glory, as in ages pasty, And gentle psalt'ry's silver sound.
When time itself shall be no more. 4 Let virgin troops soft timbrels bring,
And some with graceful motion dance; Let instruments of various string,
As Psalı CXLVIII. With organs jcin'!, his praise advance. To God the Father, Son, 5 Let them who joyful liynins compose, And Spirit ever blessid,
To cymbals set their songs of praise; Eternal Three in One, Cymbals of common use, and those
All worship be address'd; That loudly sound on solemın days.
As heretofore 6 Let all that vita! brcath enjoy,
It was, is now, The breath he does to thein afford,
And shall be so. In just returns of praise employ:
For evermore Let every creature praise the Lord.
As Psalm CXLIX. :
By angels in heaven
Of every degree,
And saints upon earth,
All praise be address'd
To God in three persons, TO Father Son, and Holy
One God ever bless'd;.
As it has been, now is,
And always shall be.
16 Till we attain those blissful realms The Song of the Angels. For the Nati
Where now our Saviour reigns ; vity of our blessed Lord and Saviour. To rival these celestial choirs Luke, ii. vers: 8–15.
In their iramortal strains ! W THILE shepherds watch'd their
HYMN III. flocks by night, All seated on the ground,
FOR GOOD-FRIDAY. The angel of the Lord came down,
On the Sufferings of our blessed Lord And glory shone around.
and Saviour. 2 Fear not,' said he, for mighty dread ROM whence these direful omens Had seized their troubled mind;
round, * Glad tidings of great joy I bring Which heaven and earth amaze? "To you, and all mankind.
Wherefore do earthquakes cleave the 36 To you, in David's town, this day
ground? Is born, of David's line,
Why hides the sun his rays? The Saviour, who is Christ the Lord; 2 Weil may the earth astonish'd shake, And this shall be the sign:
And nature sympathize! 4 • The Heavenly Babe you there shall The sun as darkest night be black ! find,
Their Maker, Jesus, dies! • To human view display'd,
3 Behold fast streaming from the tree All meaniy wrapp'd in swathing bands, His all-atoning blood? • And in a manger laid.'
Is this the Infinite ? 'tis he, 5 Thus spake the Seraph, and forthwith My Saviour and my God! Appear'd a shining throng
4 For me these pangs his soul assail, Of Avgels, praising God, who thus For me this dea is borne;
Address'đ their joyful song: My sins gave sharpness to the nail, s · All glory be to God on high,
Avd pointed every thorn. " And to ihe earth be peace;
5 Let sin no more my soul enslave, Good-will, henceforth, from heaven Break, Lord, its tyrant chain; to men,
O save me, whom thou cam'st to save, • Begin, and never cease.'
Nor bleed, nor die in vain!
On the Resurrection.
A sacrifice for all may we lose these useless tongues, Let all, with thankful hearts, agree When we forget to praise !
To keep the festival: - Then let us swell responsive notes, 12 Not with the leaven, as of old,
And join the heavenly throng; Of sin and malice fed; For angels no such love have known But with unfeign'd sincerity, As we, to wake their song.
And truth's unleaven'd bread. Good-will to sinal dust is shown, 3 Christ being raised by power Divine, And peace on earth is given;
And rescued from the grave, for lo! th' incarnale Saviour comes Shall die no more; death shall on him With news of joy from heaven! No more dominion have. NI ercy and truth, with sweet accord, 4 For that he died, 'twas for our sins His rising beams adorn;
He once vouchsafed to dle: et heaven and earth in concert sing, But that he lives, he lives to God • The promised Child is born!'
For all eternity: Glory to God in highest strains, 5 So count yourselves as dead to sin, By highest worlds is paid;
But graciously restored, e glory, then, by us proclaim'd, Ind made, henceforth, alive to God, And by our lives display'd;
Through Jesus Christ our Lord,
HULLE Angels camshem pedis dejoice, STA SE ihcestora. Passover is slaiņz.