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Egyptian spoils supplied their need,
Nor was one feeble found. 2 The Lord himself chose out their way,
And mark’d their journies right;
A fiery guide by night. 3 They thirst : and waters from the rock
In rich abundance flow;
Ran all the desert through. 4 O wondrous stream ! O blessed type
Of everflowing grace!
Thro' all the wilderness. 5 Thus guarded by th’ Almighty's hand,
The chosen tribes possest
And there enjoy'd their rest.
The Church renounce her fear :
Communion with saints.
Let songs of honour be addrest :
Give him the thanks his love demands. 2 Who knows the wonders of thy ways
? Who shall fulfil thy boundless praise ? Blest are the souls that fear thee still, And
pay their duty to thy will. 3 Remember what thy mercy did
For Jacob's race, thy chosen seed ;
And with the same salvation bless
The meanest suppliant of thy grace. 4 O may I see thy tribes rejoice,
And aid their triumphs with my voice !.
The unchangeable love of God.
How fickle are our ways! And yet how oft did Israel prove Thy constancy of grace!
: 2 They saw thy wonders wrought,
And then thy praise they sung ; But soon thy works of pow'r forgot,
And murmur'd with their tongue, 3 Now they believ'd his word,
While rocks with rivers flow; Now with their lusts provok'd the Lord,
And he reduc'd them low. 4 Yet when they mourn’d their faults,
He hearken'd to their groans ; Brought his own cov'nant to his thoughts,
And call'd them still his sons.
He sav'd them from their foes :
The people that he chose. 6 Let Israel bless the Lord,
Who lov'd their ancient race ; And Christians join the solemn word,
Amen, to all their praise.
PSALM 107. First Part. L. M.
Israel led to Canaan, and Christians to heaven, 1 VIVE thanks to God; he reigns above;
Kind are his thoughts, his name is love : His mercy ages past have known,
And ages long to come shall own. 2 Let the redeemed of the Lord
The wonders of his grace record ;
And rescued from their mighty foes. 3 In their distress to God they cried,
God was their Saviour and their guide ;
'Twas the right path to Canaan's ground. 4 Thus when our first release we gain
From sin's old yoke and Satan's chain,
A dang'rous and a tiresome place.
He guides our footsteps lest we stray ;
And brings us to the heav'nly land. 6 O let the saints with joy record
The truth and goodness of the Lord !
PSALM 107. Second Part. L. M.
Correction for sin, and release by prayer.
God and his grace are still the same
And feeds the poor with ev'ry good. 2 But if their hearts rebel and rise
Against the God, that rules the skies;
If they reject his heav'nly word,
And slight the counsels of the Lord ; 3 He'll bring their spirits to the ground,
And no deliv'rer shall be found :
In darkness, and the shades of death. 4 Then to the Lord they raise their cries;
He makes the dawning light arise ;
That hung so heavy round their head. 5 He cuts the bars of brass in two,
And lets the smiling pris'ners through ; Takes off the load of guilt and grief,
And gives the lab'ring soul relief. 6 O may the sons of men record
The wondrous goodness of the Lord ! How great his works, how kind his ways ! Let ev'ry tongue pronounce his praise.
PSALM 107. Third Part. L.M.
Intemperance punished and pardoned. 1 V AIN man on foolish pleasures bent,
Prepares for his own punishment : What pains, what loathsome maladies
From luxury and lust arise ! 2 The drunkard feels his vitals waste,
Yet drowns his health to please his taste; Till all his active pow'rs are lost,
And fainting life draws near the dust. 3 The glutton groans, and loathes to eat ;
His soul abhors delicious meat :
Would yield to death to be releas’d. 4 Behold the fright'ned sinners fly
To God for help with earnest cry!
He hears their groans; prolongs their breath ;
And saves them from approaching death. 5 No med'cines could effect the cure
So quick, so easy, or so sure :
He sends his soy'reign word and heals.
The wondrous goodness of the Lord !
The mariner's psalm.
Thy wonders in the deeps,
Who trade in floating ships.
And swell the tow'ring waves;
And sink in gaping graves.
They pant with futt'ring breath;
Expect immediate death.
He hears their loud request;
And lays the floods to rest.
And see the storm allay'd :
There let their vows be paid.
Let stupid mortals know,