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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!


From the is. Psalm of David.
To celebrate thy praise, O. Lord,

I will my heart prepare;
To all the listening world thy works,

Thy wondrous works declare.
2 The thought of them shall to my soul

Exalted pleasure bring;
Whilst 10 thy name, 0 thou Most High,

Triumphant praise I sing.
3 The Lord for ever lives, who has

His righteous throne prepared,
In partial justice to dispense,

To punish or reward.
4 All those who have his goodness proved,

Will in his truth confide
Whose mercy ne'er forsook the man

That on his help relied.
5 Sing praises therefore to the Lord,

From Sion, his abode;
Proclaim his deeds, till all the world

Confess no other God.

THE Lord


From the xi. Psalm of David.
HE Lord a holy temple hath,

And righteous throne, above;
Whence he surveys the sons of men,

And how their counsels move.
2 If God the righteous, whom he loves,

For trial does correct,
What must the sons of violence,
Whom he abhors, expect!

3 Snares, fire, and brimstone, on their heads

Shall in one tempest shower:
This dreadful mixture his revenge

Into their cup shall pour.
4 The righteous Lord will righteous deeds

With signal favour grace,
And to the upright man disclose

The brightness of his face.


Froin the xiii. Psalm of David,

OW long wilt thou forget me, Lord ?

Must I forever mourn?
How long wilt thou withdraw from me,

O, never to return
2 O hear, and to my longing eyes

Restore thy wonted light;
Dawn on my spirit, lest I sleep

In death's most gloomy night.
? Since I have always placed my trust

Beneath thy mercy's wing,
Thy saving health will come; and then

My heart with joy shail spring.
4 Then shall my song, with praise inspired,

To thee, my God, ascend,
Who to thy servant in distress

Such bounty didst extend.

THE Lord hooked down from heaven's high tower


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;
2 But all, he saw, were gone aside,

All were degenerate grown, and base;
None took religion for their guide,
Not one of all the sinful race.

3 How will they tremble then for fear,

When his just wrath shall them o'ertake
For to the righteous God is near,

And never will their cause forsake.
that from Sion he'd employ
His might, and burst th oppressive band !
Then shouts of universal joy
Should loudly echo through the land.


From the xy. Psalm of David.

LORD who's the happy man that may
Not, stranger-like to visit them,

But to inhabit there?
2 'Tis he who walketh uprightly,

Whom righteousness directs;
Whose generous tongue disdains to speak

The thing his heart rejects: 3 Who never did a slander forge,

His neighbour's fame to wound;
Nor hearken to a false report

By malice whisper'd round:
4 Who vice, in all its pomp and power,

Can treat with just neglect;
And piety, though clotbed in rags

Religiously respect :
5 Who to his plighted vows and trust

Has ever firmly stood;
And though he promise to his loss,

He makes his promise good: 6 Whose soul in usury disdains

His treasure to employ;
Whom no rewards can ever bribe

The guiltless to destroy.
7 The man, who by this righieous course

Has happiness insured
When earth's foundation shakes, shall srand,
By Providence secured.

From the xvi. Psalm of David.


Y grateful soul shall bless the Lord,

Whose precepts give me light; And private counsel still afford

In sorrow's dismal night.
2 I strive each action to approve

To his all-seeing eye;
No danger shall my hopes remove,

Because he still is nigh.
3 Therefore my heart all grief defies

My glory does rejoice;
My flesh shall rest, in hope to raise,

Waked by his powerful voice.
4 Thou, Lord, when I resign my breath,

My soul from hell sħalt free; Nor let thy holy one in death

The least corruption see.
& Thou shalt the paths of life display,

Which to thy presence lead;
Where pleasures dwell without allay,

And joys that never fade.

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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:
Thou art my shield from foes abroad;

At home, my safeguard and my tower, 3 To thee I will address my prayer,

Tc whom all praise we justly owe;
So shall I by thy watchful care,
Be guarded safe from every foe,

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1 Thou suit'st, O Lord, thy righteous ways

To various paths of human kind;
They who for

mercy merit praise, With thee shall wondrous mercy find. 2 Thou, to the just shall justice show;

The pure thy purity shall see:
Such as perversely choose to go,

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.

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THE heavens declare thy glory, Lord,

Which that alone can fill;
The firmament and stars express

Their great Creator's skill.
2 The dawn of each returning day

Fresh beams of knowledge bringen; And from the dark returns of night Divine instruction springs.

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