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So God shall answer his request

With blessings on his seed. 3 No evil tidings shall surprise

His well establish'd mind:
His soul to God, his refuge, flies,

And leaves his fears behind. 4. In times of general distress

Some beams of light shall shine,
To show the world his righteousness,

And give him peace divine. . 5 His works of piety and love

Remain before the Lord : Honour on earth, and joys above, Shall be his sure reward.

PSALM 113. L. M.

The sovereignty and goodness of God. 1 YE

E servants of th’ Almighty King,

In ev'ry age his praises sing: Where'er the sun shall rise or set,

The nations shall his praise repeat, 2 Above the earth, beyond the sky,

Stands his high throne of majesty :
Nor time, nor place, his pow'r restrain,

Nor bound his universal reign.
3 Which of the sons of Adam dare,

Or angels with their God compare ?
His glories how divinely bright,

Who dwells in uncreated light!.
4 Behold his love! he stoops to view

What saints above, and angels do ;
And condescends yet more to know

The mean affairs of men below.
5 From dust and cottages obscure,

His grace exalts the humble poor ;

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Gives them the honour of his sons,

And fits them for their heav'nly thrones. 6 A word of his creating voice

Can make the barren house rejoice;
Tho' Sarah's ninety years were past,

The promis'd seed is born at last.
7 With joy the mother views her son,

And tells the wonders God has done :
Faith may grow strong, when sense despairs;
Tho' nature fails, the promise bears.

PSALM 114. L. M.

Miracles attending Israel's journey. 1 HEN Israel freed from Pharaoh's hand,

Left the proud tyrant and his land; The tribes with cheerful homage own

Their King, and Judah was his throne. 2 Across the deep their journey lay;

The deep divides to make them way ;
Jordan beheld their march, and fled

With backward current to his head.
3 The mountains shook, like frighted sheep;

Like lambs, the little hillocks leap;
Nor Sinai, on her base, could stand,

Conscious of sov’reign pow'r at hand.
4 What pow'r could make the deep divide ?

Or 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 th' approaching God;
The king of Israel, see him here;

Tremble thou earth, adore and fear.
6 He thunders, and all nature mourns ;

The rocks to standing pools he turns ;

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Flints spring with fountains at his word,
And fires and seas confess the Lord.

PSALM 115. L. M.
The true God is our refuge ; or, Idolatry reproved.
TOT to ourselves, who are but dust,

Not to ourselves is glory due; 'Tis thine, great God, the only just,

The only gracious, wise, and true. 2 Shine forth in all thy dreadful name;

Why should a heathen's haughty tongue Insult us; and, to raise our shame, [long ?!

Say, “Where's the God you've serv'd so 3 The God, we serve, maintains his throne

Above the clouds, beyond the skies :
Thro' all the earth his will is done,

He knows our groans, he hears our cries. 4 But the vain idols, they adore,

Are senseless shapes of stone and wood ;
At best a mass of glitt'ring ore,

A silver saint, or golden god.
5 5 With eyes and ears they carve the head;
Deaf are their ears, their eyes are blind;

; To them in vain are off'rings made,

And vows are scattered in the wind.
6 Their feet were never made to move,

Nor hands to save when mortals pray:
Mortals, that pay them fear or love,

Seem to be blind and deaf, as they. 7 O Israel! make the Lord thy hope,

Thy help, thy refuge and thy rest;
The Lord shall build thy ruins up,

And bless the people and the priest.
8 The dead no more can speak thy praise

They dwell in silence and the grave;

I LOVE the Lord; he heard my cries,

But we shall live to sing thy grace,
And tell the world thy pow'r to save.
PSALM 116. First Part. C. M.

Recovery from sickness. 1

And pitied groan
Long as I live, when troubles rise,

I'll hasten to his throne.
2 I love the Lord; he bow'd his ear,

And chas'd my griefs away :
O! let my heart no more despair,

While I have breath to pray.
3 My flesh declin'd, my spirits fell,

And I drew near the dead;
While inward pangs, and fears of hell

Perplex'd my wakeful head.. 4 " My God,” I cried, “thy seryant save,

“ Thou ever good and just; “ Thy pow'r can reseue from the grave,

Thy pow'r is all my trust.” 5 The Lord beheld me sore distrest,

He bade my pains remove: Return, my soul, to God, thy rest,

For thou hast known his love. 6 My God hath sav'd my soul from death,

And dried my falling tears :
Now to his praise I'll spend my breath,
And my remaining years.
PSALM 116. Second Part.

Second Part. C. M
Public thanks for private deliverance.
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1 WHAT shall I render to my God,

For
My feet shall visit thine abode,

My songs address thy throne.

2 Among the saints that fill thine house

My off'rings shall be paid ;
There shall my zeal perform the vows,

My soul in anguish made.
3 How much is mercy thy delight,

Thou ever blessed God!
How dear thy servants in thy sight!

How precious is their blood! 4. How happy all thy servants are !

How great thy grace to me!
My life, which thou hast made thy care,

Lord, I devote to thee.
5 Now I am thine, forever thine,

Nor shall my purpose move;
Thy hand hath loos’d my bonds of pain,

And bound me with thy love..' 6. Here in thy courts I leave my vow,

And thy rich grace record; ;
Witness, ye saints who hear me now,
If I forsake the Lord.

PSALM 117. L. M.

Praise to God from all nations. 1

the Creator's : Let the Redeemer's name be sung.

Thro? ev'ry land, by ev'ry tongue. 2 Eternal are thy mercies, Lord ;

Eternal truth attends thy word ;
Thy praise shall sound from shore to shores.
Till suns shall rise and set no more..
PSALM 118. First Part. C. M.

Deliverance from a tumult.
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FROM all that dwell below the skies.

I TE Lord appears my helper now,

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