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2 That thou should'st raise his nature so,

And make him lord of all below
Make every beast and bird submit,

And lay the fishes at his feet !
3 But O, what brighter glories wait

To crown the second Adam's state !
What honours shall thy Son adorn,

Who condescended to be born! 4 See him below his angels made :

See him in dust among the dead,
To save a ruin'd world from sin :
Yet he shall reign with power

divine.
5 The world to come, redeem'd from all

The mis'ries that attend the fall,
New made and glorious, shall submit
At our exalted Saviour's feet.
PSALM 8. Third Part. L. M.

The Hosannah of the Children. 1

Thro' the wide earth thy name is spread; And thine eternal glories rise,

O'er all the heav'ns thy hands have made. 2 To thee the voices of the young

A monument of honour raise ;
And babes with uninstructed tongue,

Declare the wonders of thy praise. 3 Thy pow'r assists their tender age

To bring proud rebels to the ground;
To still the bold blasphemer's

rage,
And all their policy confound.

PSALM 9. First Part. C. M.
Wrath and mercy from the judgment-seat.
VITH my whole heart I'll raise my song,

Thy wonders I'll proclaim ;

ALMIGHTY Ruler of the skies;

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Thou, the great judge of right and wrong,

Wilt put my foes to shamer
2 I'll sing thy majesty and grace ;

My God prepares his throne
To judge the world in righteousness,

And make his vengeance known.
3 Then shall the Lord a refuge prove

For all the poor opprest;
To save the people of his love,

And give the weary rest.
4 The men, that know thy name, will trust

In thine abundant grace:
And thou wilt ne'er forsake the just,

Who humbly seek thy face.
5 Sing praises to the righteous Lord,

Who dwells on Zion's hill ;
Who executes his threat'ning word,
And doth his grace fulfil.
PSALM 9. Second Part. C. M.

The wisdom and equity of providence.
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VHEN the great judge, supreme and just,

Shall once enquire for blood,
The humble souls, that mourn in dust,

Shall find a faithful God.
2 He from the dreadful gates of death

Doth his own children raise :
In Zion's gates with cheerful breath,

They sing their Father's praise.
3 His foes shall fall with heedless feet

Into the pit they made ;
And sinners perish in the net,

Which their own hands have spread.
4 Thus by thy judgments, mighty God,

Are thy deep councils known;

When men of mischief are destroy'd,

The snare must be their own.
5 The wicked shall sink down to hell;

Thy wrath devour the lands
That dare forget thee, or rebel

Against thy known commands.
6 Tho' saints to sore distress are brought,

And wait and long complain ;
Their cries shall never be forgot,
Nor shall their hopes be vain.
PSALM 10. First Part. C. M.

For a day of Humiliation. 1 HY doth the Lord stand off so far?

And why conceal his face, When great calamities appear,

And times of deep distress?
2 Lord, shall the wicked still deride

Thy justice and thy power ?
Shall they advance their heads in pride,

And still thy saints devour? 3 They put their judgments from their sight,

And then insult the poor ;
They boast in their exalted height,

That they shall fall no more.
4 Arise, O God, lift up thy hand;

Attend our humble cry:
No enemy shall dare to stand
When God ascends on high.

PSALM 10. Second Part. C. M.

Gorl will hear the prayers of his children. 1 WHY do the men of malice rage, W

And say, with foolish pride, The God of heav'n will ne'er engage

“ To fight on Zion's side.”!

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2 But thou for ever art our Lord,

And pow'rful is thy hand ;
As when the heathens felt thy sword,

And perish'd from thy land.
3 God will prepare our hearts to pray,

And bow his ear to hear ;
He marks whate'er his children say,

And puts the world in fear.
4 Proud tyrants shall no more oppress,

No more despise the just;
And mighty sinners shall confess
They are but earth and dust.

PSALM 11. L. M.
God loves the righteous and abhors the wicked.
M refuge is the God of love :

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foes insult and cry? “ Fly like a tim'rous trembling dove,

“ To distant woods or mountains fly.” 2 If government be all destroy'd,

(That firm foundation of our peace) And violence make justice void,

Where shall the righteous seek redress? 3 The Lord in heav'n hath fix'd his throne,

His eye surveys the world below;
To him all mortal things are known,

His eye-lids search our spirits through. 4 If he afflicts his saints so far,

To prove their love, and try their grace ; What must the bold transgressors fear?

His very soul abhors their ways.
5 On impious wretches he shall rain

Tempests of brimstone, fire and death;
Such as he kindled on the plain
Of Sodom, with his angry breath.

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ALMIGHTY God; appear and save,

6 The righteous Lord loves righteous souls,

Whose thoughts and actions are sincere ;
And with a gracious eye beholds
The men that his own image bear.
PSALM 12. First Part. L. M.

Safety and hope in evil times. 1

, vanity prevail The godly perish in the grave,

The just depart, the faithful fail.
2 The whole discourse, when neighbours 'meet,

Is fill'd with trifles loose and vain ;
Their lips are fatt'ry and deceit,

And their proud language is profane. 3 But lips that with deceit abound

Shall not maintain their triumph long;
The God of vengeance will confound

The flatt'ring and blaspheming tongue.
4 - Yet shall our words be free,” they cry;

“Our tongues shall be control'd by none : “ Where is the Lord will ask us why ?

“Or say, our lips are not our own.'
5 The Lord, who sees the poor oppress’d,

And hears th' oppressor's haughty strain,
Will rise to give his children rest,

Nor shall they trust his word in vain. 6 Thy word, O Lord, tho’ often try'd,

Void of deceit shall still appear;
Not silver, sey’n times purifi'd

From dross and mixture, shines so clear. 7 Thy grace shall in the darkest hour

Defend the holy soul from harm:
Tho', when the vilest men have pow'r,
On ev'ry side will sinners swarm.

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