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Pleafures and advantages of religious worship.
1 HAPPY who in thy houfe refide, Where thee they ever praise;
Happy who in thy care abide,
And in their hearts thy ways.
2 Lord, one day in thy courts to be,
Than in the joys of vanity
3 I, in the temple of my God
Would rather keep the door,
4 For God, the Lord, our fun and shield,
From them no good fhall he with-hold,
5 Lord God of hosts, who reign'st on high,
Who on thee only doth rely,
And in thee only rest.
Divine condefcenfion and goodness to man in his dominion over the inferior creatures.
I WHEN to the heavens, thy glorious work,
And there behold the moon and ftars
2 Lord, what is man, that he should have
3 Below the angels he is plac'd,
4 The beafts that on the pastures feed,
The fish that move within the feas;
5 His fubjects are: yet let not man
Whose power is over all, whofe name
Alone is excellent.
The acceptable worshipper.
1 LORD, let me know what happy man,
In hope may worship thee below,
2 'Tis he, whose life is free from blame,
3 His neighbour's name he never wounds
4 On wicked men, however great,
And honours all that fear the Lord,
5 He never changes from his oath,
When to his hurt he fwears;
But his ftrict virtue far before
His interest he prefers.
6 He hates exaction, and disdains
Reward against the just :
This man fhall ne'er be mov'd in God
Contentment and hope.
1 GOD is my portion, all my good
2 I envy not the great man's state,
Much am I pleas'd with what I have,
3 I'll blefs the Lord, even when he makes.
4 When God is prefent to my mind,
My fears are over-blown ;
When he ftands by me with his aid
5 Sure I fhall find the path of life,
Recommendations to God's favor.
1 COME ye who are difpos'd to learn,
Know what, and know how good it is
2 What man would have his years prolong'd,
3 From all unrighteous ways depart,
Seek all men's quiet, and pursue
The things that make for peace.
4 God loves the righteous, and on them He cafts a gracious eye;