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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:
And leaves his fears behind. 4. In times of general distress
Some beams of light shall shine,
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 bound his universal reign.
Or angels with their God compare ?
Who dwells in uncreated light!.
What saints above, and angels do ;
The mean affairs of men below.
His grace exalts the humble poor ;
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;
The promis'd seed is born at last.
And tells the wonders God has done :
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 ;
With backward current to his head.
Like lambs, the little hillocks leap;
Conscious of sov’reign pow'r at hand.
Or Jordan, backward roll his tide ?
And whence the fright that Sinai feels ? 5 Let ev'ry mountain, ev'ry flood,
Retire and know th' approaching God;
Tremble thou earth, adore and fear.
The rocks to standing pools he turns ;
Flints spring with fountains at his word,
PSALM 115. L. M.
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 :
He knows our groans, he hears our cries. 4 But the vain idols, they adore,
Are senseless shapes of stone and wood ;
A silver saint, or golden god.
; To them in vain are off'rings made,
And vows are scattered in the wind.
Nor hands to save when mortals pray:
Seem to be blind and deaf, as they. 7 O Israel! make the Lord thy hope,
Thy help, thy refuge and thy rest;
And bless the people and the priest.
They dwell in silence and the grave;
I LOVE the Lord; he heard my cries,
But we shall live to sing thy grace,
Recovery from sickness. 1
And pitied groan
I'll hasten to his throne.
And chas'd my griefs away :
While I have breath to pray.
And I drew near the dead;
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 :
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My songs address thy throne.
2 Among the saints that fill thine house
My off'rings shall be paid ;
My soul in anguish made.
Thou ever blessed God!
How precious is their blood! 4. How happy all thy servants are !
How great thy grace to me!
Lord, I devote to thee.
Nor shall my purpose move;
And bound me with thy love..' 6. Here in thy courts I leave my vow,
And thy rich grace record; ;
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 ;
Deliverance from a tumult.
FROM all that dwell below the skies.
I TE Lord appears my helper now,