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PSALM 127. L. M. The blessing of God on the cares and comforts of life. 1 F God succeed not, all the cost IF

And pains to build the house are lost ; If God the city do not keep,

The watchful guards as well may sleep. 2 What, tho' you rise before the sun, .

, And work and toil when day is done ; Careful and sparing eat your bread,

To shun that poverty you dread;
3 'Tis all in vain, till God hath blest;

He can make rich, yet give us rest:
Children and friends are blessings too,

If God, our sov’reign, make them so. 4 Happy the man to whom he sends

Obedient children, faithful friends :
How sweet our daily comforts proye,
When they are season'd with his love!

PSALM 123. C. M.
A christian blessed in his family.
HAPPY man, whose soul is fill'd

With faith and rev'rend awe;
Whose lips to God their honours yield,

Whose life adorns the law.
2 A careful Providence shall stand,

And ever guard thy head;
And on the labours of thy hand

Its kindly blessings shed.
3 Thy wife shall be a fruitful vine ;

Thy children round thy board,
Each, like a plant of honour, shine,

And learn to fear the Lord.
4 The Lord shall thy best hopes fulfil,

For months and years to come;

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The Lord, who dwells on Zion's hill,

Shall send the blessings home. 5 This is the man, whose happy eyes

Shall see his house increase ; Shall see the sinking church arise, And leave the world in peace. '

PSALM 129. C. M.

Persecutors punished. 1 UP from my youth, may Israel say,

, I ; My griefs were constant as the day,

And tedious as the years.
2 Up from my youth I bore the rage

Of all the sons of strife;
Oft they assail'd my riper age,

But not destroy'd my life. 3 Their cruel plough had torn my flesh

With furrows long and deep; Hourly they vex'd my wounds afresh,

Nor let my sorrows sleep.. 4 How was their insolence surpris’d,

To hear his thunders roll! And all the foes of Zion seiz'd

With horror to the soul. 5 Thus shall the men that hate the saints,

Be blasted from the sky; Their glory fades, their courage faints,

, And all their projects die.. 6 What tho' they fourish tall and fair,

They have no root beneath; Their growth shall perish in despair,

And lie despis’d in death. 7 Só corn, that on the house-top stands,,

No hope of harvest gives ;.

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The reaper ne'er shall fill his hands,

Nor binder foid the sheaves :-
8 It springs and withers on the place :

No traveller bestows
A word of blessing on the grass,
Nor minds it as he goes.

PSALM 130. C. M.

Pardoning grace.
1 UT of the depths of long distress,

The borders of despair,
I sent my cries to seek thy grace,

My groans to move thine ear.
2 Great God! should thy severer eye,

And thine impartial hand, Mark and revenge iniquity,

No mortal flesh could stand. 3 But there are pardons with my God

For crimes of high degree; Thy Son has bought them with his blood,

To draw us near to thee,
4. I wait for thy salvation, Lord,

With strong desires I wait;
My soul, invited by thy word,

Stands watching at thy gate.
5 Just as the guards, that keep the night,

Long for the morning skies;
Watch the first beams of breaking light;

And meet them with their eyes : 6 So waits my soul to see thy grace,

And, more intent than they,
Meets the first op'nings of thy face,

And finds a brighter day.
ng Then in the Lord let Israel trust;

Let Israel seek his face :

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The Lord is good, as well as just,

And plenteous in his grace. 3 There's full redemption at his throne

For sinners long enslav'd: The great Redeemer is his Son; And Israel shall be say'd.

PSALM 131. C. M.

Humility and submission.
IS
S there ambition in my heart?

Search, gracious God, and see;
Or do I act a haughty part ?
Lord, I appeal to thee.

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2 I charge my thoughts, be humble still,

And all my carriage mild; Content, my Father, with thy will,

And quiet as a child.
3 The patient soul, the lowly mind

Shall have a large reward :
Let saints in sorrow lie resign'd,
And trust a faithful Lord.
PSALM 132. First Part. L. M.

At the ordination of a minister. 1 WHERE shall we go, to seek and find

for God A dwelling for th' eternal mind,

Among the sons of flesh and blood ? 2 The God of Jacob chose the hill

Of Zion for his ancient rest ;
And Zion is his dwelling still ;

His church is with his presence blest. 3 Here will I fix my gracious throne,

And reign forever, saith the Lord ;
Here shall my pow'r and love be knowi
And blessings shall attend my word.

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4. Here will I meet the hungry poor,

And fill their souls with living bread;
Sinners that wait before

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door, With sweet provision shall be fed. 5 Girded with truth, and cloth'd with grace,

, My priests, my ministers shall shine: Not Aaron, in his costly dress,

Made an appearance so divine. 6 The saints unable to contain

Their inward joy, shall shout and sing :
The Son of David here shall reign,

And Zion triumph in her King. 7 Jesus shall see a num'rous seed Born here, t' uphold his glorious name ;

t His crown shall Aourish on his head, While all his foes are cloth'd with shame. PSALM 132. Second Part. C. M.

At the dedication of a Church. 1 A RISE, O king of grace, arise,

And enter to thy rest :
Lo! thy church waits with longing eyes,

Thus to be own'd and blest. 2 Enter with all thy glorious train,

Thy Spirit and thy word :
All, that the ark did once contain,
Could no such

grace afford.
3 Clothe all thy ministers with grace,

Let truth their tongues employ;
That in the Saviour's righteousness

Thy saints may shout for joy.
Here, mighty God! accept our vows,

Here let thy praise be spread ;
Bless the provisions of thy house,

And fill thy poor with bread.

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