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7 0 thou, to whom all creatures bow
Within this earthly frame, Through all the world how great art thou ! How glorious is thy name!
SELECTION 8. C. M.
From the is. Psalm of David.
I will my heart prepare;
Thy wondrous works declare.
Exalted pleasure bring;
Triumphant praise I sing.
His righteous throne prepared,
To punish or reward.
Will in his truth confide
That on his help relied.
From Sion, his abode;
Confess no other God.
SELECTION 9. C. M.
From the xi. Psalm of David.
And righteous throne, above;
And how their counsels move.
For trial does correct,
3 Snares, fire, and brimstone, on their heads
Shall in one tempest shower:
Into their cup shall pour.
With signal favour grace,
The brightness of his face.
SELECTION 10. C. M.
Froin the xiii. Psalm of David,
OW long wilt thou forget me, Lord ?
Must I forever mourn?
O, never to return
Restore thy wonted light;
In death's most gloomy night.
Beneath thy mercy's wing,
My heart with joy shail spring.
To thee, my God, ascend,
Such bounty didst extend.
THE Lord hooked down from heaven's high tower
SELECTION 11. C. M.
From the xiv. Psalm of David. HE look'd
the did To see if any own'd his power,
If any truth or justice knew;
All were degenerate grown, and base;
3 How will they tremble then for fear,
When his just wrath shall them o'ertake
And never will their cause forsake.
SELECTION 12. L. M.
From the xy. Psalm of David.
LORD who's the happy man that may
But to inhabit there?
Whom righteousness directs;
The thing his heart rejects: 3 Who never did a slander forge,
His neighbour's fame to wound;
By malice whisper'd round:
Can treat with just neglect;
Religiously respect :
Has ever firmly stood;
He makes his promise good: 6 Whose soul in usury disdains
His treasure to employ;
The guiltless to destroy.
Has happiness insured
SELECTION 13. C. M.
Y grateful soul shall bless the Lord,
Whose precepts give me light; And private counsel still afford
In sorrow's dismal night.
To his all-seeing eye;
Because he still is nigh.
My glory does rejoice;
Waked by his powerful voice.
My soul from hell sħalt free; Nor let thy holy one in death
The least corruption see.
Which to thy presence lead;
And joys that never fade.
No change of time shall ever shock
My firm affection, Lord, to thee; For thou hast always been my rock,
A fortress and defence to me. 2 Thou my deliverer art, my God;
My trust is in thy mighty power:
At home, my safeguard and my tower, 3 To thee I will address my prayer,
Tc whom all praise we justly owe;
1 Thou suit'st, O Lord, thy righteous ways
To various paths of human kind;
mercy merit praise, With thee shall wondrous mercy find. 2 Thou, to the just shall justice show;
The pure thy purity shall see:
Shall meet with due returns from thee. 3 That he the humble soul will save,
And crush the haughty's boasted might, In me the Lord an instance gave,
Whose darkness he has turn'd to light. 4 Who then deserves to be adored,
But God, on whom my hopes depend? Or who, except the mighty Lord,
Can with resistless power defend? 5 Let the eternal Lord be praised,
The rock on whose defence I rest! To highest heavens his Name be raised,
Who me with his salvation bless'd! 6 My God, to celebrate thy fame,
My grateful voice to heaven I'll raise; And nations, strangers to thy Name,
Shall learn to sing thy glorious praise.
THE heavens declare thy glory, Lord,
Which that alone can fill;
Their great Creator's skill.
Fresh beams of knowledge bringen; And from the dark returns of night Divine instruction springs.