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God bids the oppress'd and poor repair, PSALM 110. L. M. PIRST PARE." And builds them towns and cities there.
The exalted Messiah's power and grace. 4 They sow the fields, and trees they plant,
MHUS the eternal Father spake Whose yearly fruit supplies their want; Their race grows up from fruitful stocks, "At my right hand, till I shall make Their wealth increases with their flocks. “Thy toes submissive at thy feet.
5 Thus they are blest; but if they sin, 0 2 "From Zion shall thy word proceed; • He lets the heathen nations in;
“Thy word, the sceptre in thy hand, A savage crew invades their lands, “Shall make the hearts of rebels bleed,
Their princes die by barb'rous hauds., "And bow their wills to thy command. a 6 Their captive sons expos’d to scorn, g3“That day shall shew thy pow'r is great, Wander, inpity'd and forlorn:
“When saints sball' flock with willing The : ountry lies unfenc'd, untillid,
minds, And desolation spreads the field.
“And sinners crowd thy temple gate,
“Where holiness in beauty shines.?' Yet if th' humbled nation mourns, Again his dreari ül hand he turns; 04 O blessed pow'r! O glorious day! O Again lie makes the cities thrive, What a large vict'ry shall ensue! And bids the dying churches live. o And converts, who thy grace obey,
Exceed the drops of morning dew. e 9 How few with pious care record
1 JESUS, our Lord, ascend thy thrones
And near thy Father sit:
. In Zion shall thy pow'r be known,
And make thy foes submit.
e 2 What wonders shall thy gospel do! Love to Enemies from the Example of CHRIST.
Thy converts shall surpass
And own thy sov’reigu grace.
--3 God hath pronounc'd a firm decree, e Though sinver's speak against thy grace, Nor changes wbat he swore; With a blaspheming tongue.
g “Eternal shall thy priesthood be,
“When Aaron is no more. -2 When in the form of mortal man Thy Son on earth was found,
-"Melchisedeck, that wondrous priest, o Witli cruel slanders false and vain,
“That king of high degree, They compass'd him around.
“That holy man who Abraham blest, _3 Their mis’ries his compassion move,
“Was but a type of thee." Their peace he still pursu'd;
o 5 Jesus our priest forever lives, They render hatred for his love,
To plead for us above: And evil for his good.
u Jesus our king forever gives
The blessings of his love.
g 6 God shall exalt bis glorious head, - He pray'd for murưrers on his cross,
And his high throue maintain; And blest his foes in death.
Shall strikethe powers and princes dead,
Who dare oppose his reign. e 5 Lord, shall thy bright example shine
Sr. A sApgs. In vain before my eyes? -Give me a soul akin to thine,
PSALM 111. C. M. First Parr, To lovo niine chemies.
The Wisdom of God in his Works. 06 The Lord shall on my side engage, And in my Saviour's name,
ONGS of immortal praise belong liskialli'ereai their pride and rage
To my almiglity God: Who : larder and condemp
He has my heart, and he my tongue, BRIDGE.
To spread his name abroad.
2 How great the works his hand has
How glorious in our sight! [wrought! in And men in ev'ry age have sought
His wonders with delight. ė 3 How most exact is nature's frame!
How wise the Eternal Mind!
That his first thoughts design'd.
He fixed his cor’nant sure: $ The orders that his lips pronounce
To endless years endure.
Jlonour and peace his da
And blessings to his se! e 2 Compassion dwells up
To works of mercy still inclin’a; He lends the poor some present aid,
Or gives them not to be repaid. e 3 When times grow dark, and tidings
spread, That fill his neighbour round with dread; o His heart is arm'd against the fear,
For God with all his pow'r is there. g 4 His soul well fix'd upon the Lord,
Draws heav'nly courage from his word;
To cheer his heart, and bless his eyes. -5 He hath dispers'd his alms abroad,
His works are still before his God;
-5 Nature and time, and earth and skies,
Thy hear’nly skill proclaim: e What shall we do to make us wise
But learn to read thy naine?
- To fear thy pow'r, to trust thy grace,
Is our divinest skill:
PSALM 112. P. M.
1 HAPPY is he who fears the Lord,
And follows his commands; Who lends the poor without reward,
Or gives with liberal hauds.
To all the sons of need;
With blessings on his seed.
8 No evil tidings shall surprise
His well establish'd mind; His soul to God his refuge flies,
And leaves his fears behind.
Ifis lib'ral favours he extends, To some he gives, to others lends;
A gen'rous pity fills his mind: Yet what his charity impairs, He saves by prudence in affairs;
And thus he's just to all mankind. 3 His hands, while they his alms bestow'd,
His glory's future harvest sow'd: 6 The sweet remembrance of the just,
Like a green root, revives and bears
When dying nature sleeps in dust.
His conscience holds his courage up: The soul that's fill'd with virtues light, Shines brightest in afHiction's night; And sees in darkness beams of hope.
4 In times of general distress,
Some beams of light shall shine, To shew the world his righteousness,
And give him peace divine.
5 His works of picty and love
Rem:iin before the Lord; Honour on earth, and joys abore, Shall be his sui'e reward.
Sr. Ays's. Vonk
PSALM 113. P. M.
L. M. The Blessings of the Pious and. Char
The Majesty and Condescension of God 1 who delight to serve the Lord,
The honours of his name record
Let lands and seas his pow'r conies,
1 THRICE happy man, who scars the
Lord, Dores his commands and trusts his word!
2 Not time, nor nature's narrow rounds, Can give his vast dominion bounds;
The heav'ns are far below his Height: Let no created greatness dare With our eternal God compare,
Arm'd with his uncreated might. * 3 He bows his glorious head to view What the bright hosts of angels do;
And bends his care to mortal things; His sov’reign hand exalts the poor, He takes the needy from the door, And makes them company for kings.
0 3 The God, we serve, maintains hib
He knows our groans, he hears our crics. e 4 But the vain idols, they adore,
Are senseless shapes of stone and wood;
Thy belp, thy refuge, and thy rest;
And bless the people and the priest. a 8 The dead no more can speak thú
praise, They dwell in silence in the grave; o But we shall live to sing thy grace, u And tell the world thy pow'r to savė.
e 2 Across the deep their journey lay; o The deep divides to make them way: -Jordan beheld their march, and fled,
With backward current to his head.
0 3 The mountains shook like frighted
sheep, Like lambs the little hillocks leap; Not Sinai on her base could stand, Conscious of sov’reign pow'r at hand.
4 What pow'r could make the deep
divide! Make Jordan backward roll his tide? Why did ye leap, ye little hills? And whence the fright that Sinai feels? 5 Let ev'ry mountain, ev'ry flood, Retire and know the approaching God! The King of Israel! see him here! Tremble, thou earth, adore, and fear.
Popish Idolatry reproved. 1 NOT to our names, Thou only just and
true, Not to our worthless names is glory dúe; Thy pow'r and grace, thy truth and justice claim
(namie. Immortal honours to thy sov’reign Shine thro' the earth, from heav'n thy blest abode,
[your God?" Nor let the heathen say, “And where's 2 Heav'n is thine higher court; there stands thy throne;
[doné; And thro’ the lower worlds thy will is Earth is thy work, the heavens thiy
hand bath spread; [have made; é But tools adore the gods their hands -The kneeling crowd, with looks devout, behold
[gold Their silver saviours, and their saints of
gale a 5 Be hear'n and earth amaz'd!—Tis
[they Which the more stupid, or their gods,or o O Israel, trust the Lord; He hears and sees;
[peace: He knows thy sorrows, and restores thy His worship does a thousand comforts yield,
[shield. He is thy help, and he thine heav'nly 6 In God we trust; our impious foes in
vain Attempt our ruin, and oppose his reign; e Had they preva il'd, darkness had clos'd our Jays,
[praise: And death and silence had forbid bis s But we are sav'd, and live: let_songs arise,
[skies. And Zion bless the God who built the
hard to say,
Great is thy grace, and sure thy word;
Thy truth for ever stands.
And long thy praise endure, 'Till morning light and ev'ning shade Shall be exchang'd no more.
6. C. M. SECOND PART.
Ver. 12, &c.
address thy throne. the saints who fill thine house, rings shall be paid; U my zeál perform the pows, in ánguish made. ch is merey thy delight, er blessed God! hy servants in thy sight! cious is their blood!
2 Blest are the men who keep thy worti,
And practise thy commands; [Lord, o With their whole heart they seek thee,
And serve thee with their hands.
C. M. FOURTH PART.
Ver. 24, 25, 26. Hosanna for the LORD's Day. 1 THIS is the day, the Lord hath made:
He calls the hours his own; o Let heav'n rejoice, let earth be glad,
And praise surround his throne.
Arid Satan's empire fell;
And all his wonders tell.
How firm their souls abide!
And keep my face from shame,
Ver. 21, 118.
The proud shall die accurst;
Are trodden to the dust.
03 Hosanna to the anointed King,
To David's holy Son:
Salvation from thy throne.
04 Blest be the Lord, who comes to men
With messages of grace;
To save our sinful race.
o 5 Hosanna in the highest strains
The church on earth can raise; 2 The highest lieav'ns, in which he reigns, Shall give him nobler praise.
Ver. 119, 155.
And those, who leave thy ways,
1 LO, what a glorious Corner-stone
C. MI. SECOND PART.
My gracious God, pray,
Thy promise bears me up;
And pay my thanks to thee;
Repeated praise from me.
2 Great God, the work is all divine,
3 Sinners, rejoice, and saints, bc glad;
With peace, and light, and glory rest! 4 In God's own name he comes to bring
Salvation to our dying race;
I call thy works to mind; [skies,
PSALM 119. C. M. First Part.
C. M. THIRD PART. The Blessedness of Saints, and Nlisery | Profession of Sincerity, and Devoted of Sinners.
Ver. 57, 60. 1
LEST are the undefil'd in heart, 01 THOU art my portion, O my God;
Whose ways are right and clean; Soon as I know thy way, Who never from tlıy law depari,
My heart makes haste t'obey thy word, But fy from ev'ry sir.
And suffers no delay.