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9 But if the fire, or plague, or sword, Like grass they flourish, till thy breath Receive commission from the Lord
Blast them in everlasting death. To strike his saints among the rest,
5 But I shall share a glorious part Their very pains and deaths are blest.
When grace hath well refin'd my heart, 10 The sword, the pestilence, or fire,
And fresh supplies of joy are shed, Shall but fulfil their best desire;
Like holy oil, to cheer my head. ; From sins and sorrows set them free,
6 Sin, my worst enemy before, And bring thy children, Lord, to thee. |
Shall vex my eyes and ears no more ;
My inward foes shall all be slain,
Nor Satan break my peace again. I Ver. 9–16. Protection from death. 7 Then shall I see and hear and know guard of angels, fc.
All I desired or wished below;
And every power find sweet employ VE sons of men, a feeble race,
In tha, eternal world of joy. 1 Exposed to every snare, Come, make the Lord your dwelling-place,
Q PART II. L. M. Derby, 169. And try and trust his care.
4 Ver. 12, &c. The church is the gar2 No ill shall enter where you dwell ;
den of God. Or if the plague come nigh, And sweep the wicked down to hell,
IT ORD, 't is a pleasant thing to stand 'T will raise his saints on high.
U In gardens planted by thine hand;
Let me within thy courts be seen, 3 He'll give his angels charge, to keep
Like a young cedar, fresh and green. Your feet in all their ways; To watch your pillow while you sleep,
| 2 There grow thy saints in faith and love, And guard your happy days.
Bless'd with thine influence from above;
Not Lebanon with all its trees 4 Their hands shall bear you, lest you fall Yields such a comely sight as these.
And dash against the stones; Are they not servants at his call,
3 The plants of grace shall ever live, And sent t' attend his sons ?
(Nature decays, but grace must thrive ;)
Time, that doth all things else impair, 5 Adders and lions ye shall tread; The tempter's wiles defeat;
Still makes them flourish strong and fair. He that hath broke the serpent's head
Wint's head 4 Laden with fruits of age they show Puts him beneath your feet.
The Lord is holy, just, and true;
None that attend his gates shall find 6 Because on me they set their love,
A God unfaithful or unkind.
L. M. Wareham, 117. 7 'My grace shall answer when they call ;
The eternal and sovereign God. In trouble I'll be nigh;
1 TEHOVAH reigns : he dwells in light, My power shall help them when they
J Girded with majesty and might; And raise them when they die. [fall, The world, created by his hands, 8 'Those that on earth my name have Still on its first foundation stands.
I'll honour them in heaven ; [known, 2 But ere this spacious world was made, There my salvation shall be shown,'
Or had its first foundation laid, And endless life be given.'
Thy throne eternal ages stood,
Thyself the ever-living God.
And aim their rage against the skies ;
Vain floods, that aim their rage so high ; 1 WEET is the work, my God, my King,
At thy rebuke the billows die.
14 For ever shall thy throne endure; And talk of all thy truth at night.
Thy promise stands for ever sure;
And everlasting holiness 2 Sweet is the day of sacred rest;
Becomes the dwellings of thy grace. No mortal cares shall seize my breast; O may my heart in tune be found
93 Like David's harp of solemn sound !
Old 50th, 233, 1-3 My heart shall triumph in my Lord,
The same. And bless his works, and bless his word:ITHE Lord of glory reigns; he reigns on high, Thy works of grace, how bright they shine!
1 His robes of state are strength and majesty:
This wide creation rose at his command, How deep thy counsels! how divine!
Built by his word, and 'stablished by his hand. 4 Fools never raise their thoughts so high ; | Long stood his throne ere he began creation, Like brutes they live, like brutes they die; And his own Godhead is the firm foundatiou.
2 God is the eternal King: thy foes in vain 4 But if thy saints deserve rebuke, Raise their rebellions to confound thy reign;
Thou hast a gentler rod; In vain the storms, in vain the foods arise,
Thy providences and tliy book And roar, and toss their waves against the skies ;
Shall make them know their God. Foaming at heaven they rage with wild commotion,
ocean, 5 Bless'd is the man thy hands chastise, But heaven's high arches scorn the swelling And to his duty draw;.. 3 Ye tempests, rage no more ; ye floods, be still, Thy scourges make thy children wise And the mad world submissive to his will;
When they forget thy law.
Nor his own promise break;
He pardons his inheritance
For their Redeemer's sake. 02 6.6.8. Old 122nd. Prescott-st., 254,
The same. |
L THE Lord Jehovah reigns,
PART II. C. M. 1 And royal state maintains,
JT Ver. 16-23. God our support and His head with awful glories crown'd;
comfort. Array'd in robes of light, Begirt with sovereign might,
1 WHO will arise and plead my right
MY Against my numerous foes, And rays of majesty around.
While earth and liell their force unite, 2 Upheld by thy commands
And all my hopes oppose ? The world securely stands,
2 Had not the Loril, my rock, my help, And skies and stars obey thy word:
Sustain'd my fainting head, Thy throne was fix'd on high
My life had now in silence dwelt, Before the starry sky:
My soul amongst the dead. Eternal is thy kingdom, Lord.
3Alas! my sliding feet,' I cried, 3 In vain the noisy crowd,
Thy promise was my prop; Like billows fierce and loud,
Thy grace stood constant by my side, Against thine empire rage and roar;
Thy Spirit bore me up.
4 While multitudes of mournful thoughts And dash like waves against the shore.
Within my bosom roll,
Thy boundless love forgives my faults, 4 Let floods and nations rage,
Thy comforts cheer my soul.
15 Powers of iniquity may rise, The terrors of thy frown
And frame pernicious laws; Shall beat their madness down;
But God, my refuge, rules the skies, Thy throne for ever stands on high.
He will defend my cause. 5 Thy promises are true,
6 Let malice vent her rage aloud, Thy grace is ever new;
Let bold blasphemers scoff"; There fix'd thy church shall ne'er remove;
The Lord our God shall judge the proud, Thy saints with holy fear
And cut the sinners off. Shall in thy courts appear, And sing thine everlasting love. (Repeat the 4th stanza to complete 105 C. M. Jerusalem, 379. the tune.)
A psalm before prayer.
1 SING to the Lord Jehovah's name, PART I. C. M. Canterbury, 199.
And in his strength rejoice;
Exalted be our voice.
And psalms of honour sing;
The whole creation's King. 2 They say, 'The Lord nor sees nor hears; 3 Let princes hear, let angels know, When will the fools be wise?
How mean their natures seem, Can he be deaf who form’d their ears? | Those gods on high and gods below, Or blind, who made their eyes?
When once compared with him. 3 Heknows their impious thoughts are vain, 14 Earth, with its caverns dark and decp, And they shall feel his power;
Lies in his spacious hand; His wrath shall pierce their souls with i He fix'd the seas what bounds to keep, In some surprising hour.
(pain) And where the hills must stand.
5 Come, and with humble souls adore,
Come, kneel before his face;
Be children of his grace!
And waits for your request;
Ye shall uot see my rest.'
6 (Look back, my soul, with holy dread,
And view those ancient rebels dead;
And march to Zion's heavenly gates :
06 C. M. Hephzibah, 77. 05 S. M. Falcon-street, 209. JO Ver. 1-10, &c. Christ's first and A psalm before sermon.
second coming. 1 COME, sound his praise abroad,
1 SING to the Lord, ye distant lands, And hymns of glory sing ;
Ye tribes of every tongue: Jehovah is the sovereign God,
His new-discover'd grace demands The universal King.
A new and nobler song. 2 He form'd the deeps unknown;
2 Say to the nations, Jesus reigns, He gave the seas their bound:
God's own almighty Son ; The watery worlds are all his own,
His power the sinking world sustains, And all the solid ground.
And prace surrounds his throne. 13 Come, worship at his throne,
3 Let heaven proclaim the joyful day, Come, bow before the Lord :
Joy through the earth be seen ;
Let cities shine in bright array,
And fields in cheerful green. 4 To-day attend his voice,
4 Let an unusual joy surprise Nor dare provoke his rod :
The islands of the sea : Come, like the people of his choice,
Ye mountains, sink; ye valleys, rise; And own your gracious God.
Prepare the Lord his way. 5 But if your ears refuse
5 Behold, he comes! he comes to bless The language of his grace,
The nations as their God;
To show the world his righteousness, And hearts grow hard like stubborn Jews, I That unbelieving race;
And send his truth abroad. 6 The Lord, in vengeance dress'd,
6 But when his voice shall raise the dead, Will lift his hand and swear,
And bid the world draw near, "You that despise my promised rest,
How will the guilty nations dread Shall have no portion there.'
To see their Judge appear!
113th. Raby, 270. 05 L. M. Tranquillity, 350.
The God of the Gentiles. Du Ver. 1–3, 6–11. A wurning to de II ET all the earth their voices raise luying sinners.
U To sing the choicest psalm of praise,
To sing and bless Jehovah's name: I Come, let our voices join to raise
His glory let the heathens know,
His wonders to the nations show,
And all his saving works proclaim.
| 2 The heathens know thy glory, Lord; 2 Come, let our souls address the Lord,
The wondering nations read thy word : Who framed our natures with his word;
In Britain is Jehovah known : He is our Shepherd; we the sheep
Our worship shall no more be paid His ipercy chose, his pastures keep.
To gods which mortal hands have made ; 3 Come, let us hear his voice to-day,
Our Maker is our God alone. The counsels of his love obey;
13 He framed the globe, he built the sky, Nor let our harden'd hearts renew
He made the shining worlds on high, The sins and plagues t.at Israel knew :
And reigns complete in glory there : Israel, that saw his works of grace, His beams are majesty and light; Yet tempt their Maker to his face;
His beauties how divinely bright! A faithless, unbelieving brood,
His temple how divinely fair! That tired the patience of their God.
14 Come the great day, the glorious hour, | 5 Thus, saith the Lord, How false they When earth shall feel his saving power, prove!
And barbarous nations fear his name! Forget my power, abuse my love;
Then shall the race of men confess Since they (lespise ny rest, I swear,
The beauty of his holiness, Their feet shall never enter there.'
And in his courts his grace proclaim.
IHK reis in evanli in so their
PART I. L. M. Power, 478. 12 His presence sinks the proudest hills,
And makes the valleys rise:
The humble soul enjoys his smiles, 1 HE reigns : the Lord, the Saviour
The haughty sinner dies. Praise him in evangelic strains :
3 The heavens his rightful power proclaim; Let the whole earth in songs rejoice,
The idol gods around And distant islands join their voice.
Fill their own worshippers with shame, 2 Deep are his counsels and unknown;
And totter to the ground. But grace and truth support his throne: 14 Adoring angels at his birth Tho' gloomy clouds his ways surround,
Make the Redeemer known; Justice is their eternal ground.
Thus shall he come to judge the earth, 3 In robes of judgment, lo! he comes,
And angels guard his throne. Shakes the wide earth, and cleaves the 5 His foes shall tremble at his sight, Before him burns devouring fire, [tombs;
And hills and seas retire; The mountains melt, the seas retire.
His children take their unknown flight, 4 His enemies, with sore dismay,
And leave the world on fire. Fly from the sight, and shun the day; 6 The seeds of joy and glory sown Then list your heads, ye saints, on high,
For saints in darkness here,
And a rich harvest bear.
PART I. C. M. Hensbury, 323.
Praise for the gospel. IMHE Lord is come, the heavens proclaim 1 His birth; the nations learn his name:
To our almighty Maker, God,
1 New honours be address'd: An unknown star directs the road Of eastern sages to their God.
His great salvation shines abroad,
And makes the nations bless'd.' ? All ye bright armies of the skies, Go, worship where the Saviour lies;
2 He spake the word to Abraham first,
His truth fulfils the grace;
The Gentiles make his name their trust.
And learn his righteousness. 3 Let idols totter to the ground, And their own worshippers confound :
infound: 3 Let the whole earth his love proclaim But Judah shout, but Zion sing,
With all her different tongues : And earth confess her sovereign King.
And spread the honours of his name
In melody and songs.
Loo PART II. C. M. Missionary, 257.
TO The Messial's coming and kingdom. H ' Almighty reigns exalted high I O'er all the earth, o'er all the sky;
TOY to the world, the Lord is come! Tho' clouds and darkness veil his feet,
J Let earth receive her King; His dwelling is the mercy-seat.
| Let every heart prepare him room,
And heaven and nature sing. 2 () ye that love his holy name,
2 Joy to the earth; the Saviour reigns ! Hate every work of sin and shame:
Let men their songs employ; He guards the souls of all his friends,
| While fields and floods, rocks, hills, and And from the snares of hell defends.
Repeat the sounding joy. (plains 3 Immortal light and joys unknown
3 No more let sins and sorrows grow, Are for the saints in darkness sown; Those glorious seeds shall spring and rise,
Nor thorns infest the ground;
He comes to make his blessings flow And the bright harvest bless our eyes.
Far as the curse is found. 4 Rejoice, ye righteous, and record The sacred honours of the Lord;
| 4 He rules the world with truth and grace, None but the soul that feels his grace
And makes the nations prove Can triumph in his holiness.
The glories of his righteousness,
And wonders of his love.
Christ's kingdom and majesty. VE islands of the northern sea,
THE God Jehovah reigns, 1 Rejoice, the Saviour reigns ;
I Let all the nations fear,
Let sinners tremble at his throne.
And saints be humble there.
12 Jesus the Saviour, reigns,
PAUSE. Let earth adore its Lord ;
2 Nations attend before his throne Bright cherubs his attendants stand,
With solemn fear, with sacred joy ;* Swift to fulfil his word.
Know that the Lord is God alone; 3 In Zion is his throne,
He can create, and he destroy. His honours are divine:
3 His sovereign power, without our aid, His church shall make his wonders known, Made us of clay and form'd us men ; For there his glories shine.
And when, like wandering sheep, we How holy is his name;
stray'd, How terrible his praise !
He brought us to his fold again.
Our souls. and all our mortal frame;
Almighty Maker, to thy name? 00 PART II. S. M. Clapton, 55.
5 We'll crowd thy gates with thankful A holy God worshipped with
High as the heavens our voices raise ; 1 TXALT the Lord our God,
And earth, with her ten thousand tongues, M And worship at his feet!
Shall fill thy courts with sounding praise. His nature is all holiness,
6 Wide as the world is thy command; And mercy is his seat.
Vast as eternity thy love; 2 When Israel was his church,
Firm as a rock thy truth must stand, When Aaron was his priest,
When rolling years shall cease to move. When Moses cried, when Samuel pray'd, 1
L. M. Portugal, 97. He gave his people rest.
The magistrate's psalm. 3 Oft he forgave their sins, Nor would destroy their race;
CERCY and judgment are my song, And oft he made his vengeance known,
W And since they both to thee belong, When they abused his grace.
My gracious God, my righteous King,
To thee my songs and vows I bring. 4 Exalt the Lord our God, Whose grace is still the same ;
| 2 If I am raised to bear the sword, Still he's a God of holiness,
I'll take my counsels from thy word ; And jealous for his name.
• Thy justice and thy heavenly grace
Shall be the pattern of my ways.
3 Let wisdom all my actions guide,
And let my God with me reside;
No wicked thing shall dwell with me,
Which may provoke thy jealousy. ve nations round the earth, rejoice
4 No sons of slander, rage, and strife, I Before the Lord, your sovereign King:
Shall be companions of my life; Serve him with cheerful heart and voice, i
The haughty look, the heart of pride, With all your tongues his glory sing.
| Within my doors shall ne'er abide. 2 The Lord is God: 't is he alone
5 SI 'll search the land and raise the just Doth life, and breath, and being gire:
To posts of honour, wealth, and trust : We are his work, and not our own;
The men that work thy holy will The sheep that on his pasture live.
Shall be my friends and favourites still.) 13 Enter his gates with songs of joy,
6 In vain shall sinners hope to rise With praises to his courts repair;
By flattering or malicious lies; And make it your divine employ
And while the innocent I guard, To pay your thanks and honours there. |
The bold offender shan't be spared. 4 The Lord is good : the Lord is kind;
7 The impious crew (that factious band) Great is his grace, his mercy sure;
Shall hide their heads, or quit the land; And the whole race of man shall find
And all that break the public rest, His truth from age to age endure.
Where I have power, shall be suppress'd.
C. M. Salem, 139. 100 PART II. L. M.
I A psalm for a master of a VA Paraphrase. Denmark, 87.
family. The same.
of justice and of grace I sing, I SING to the Lord with joyful voice :
And pay my God my vows;