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And on thy watchful providence,
My cheerful hope relies.
My soul in safety keeps ;
And he supports my steps.
Ver. 1-5. Public Prayer and Praise. 1 THE praise of Zion waits for thee,
I My God; and praise becomes thy house : There shall thy saints thy glory see,
And there perform their public vows. p 2 O thou whose mercy bends the skies,
To save when humble sinners pray, 0 All lands to thee shall lift their eyes,
And grateful isles of every sea. e 3 [Against my will my sins prevail, -But grace shall purge away their stain; The blood of Christ will never fail,
To wash my garments white again.
And give him kind access to thee :
Babel prepare for long distress;
In terrour, and in righteousness.
His love to give his churches rest. 87 Then shall the flocking nations run
To Zion's hill, and own their Lord;
Ver. 5-13. Divine Proridence and Grace. 1 NHE God of our salvation hears
The groans of Zion mix'd with tears;
Yet when he comes with kind designs,
Firm on their old foundations stand.
12 Thy works pronounce thy pow'r divine ;
Prayer heard and the Gentiles called.
I There shall our vows be paid : Thou hast an ear when sinners pray,
All flesh shall seek thine aid. e 2 Lord, our iniquities prevail, - But pard’ning grace is thine ; o And thou wilt grant us pow'r and skill,
To conquer ey'ry sin.
To bring them near thy face;
To feast upon thy grace.
Thy truth and terrour shine ; And works of dreadful righteousness - Fulfil thy kind design. 5 Thus shall the wond'ring nations see,
The Lord is good and just; o And distant islands fly to thee,
And make thy name their trust. 8 6 They dread thy glittring tokens, Lord,
When signs in heav'n appear ; o But they shall learn thy holy word,
And love as well as fear. C. M. Second Part. Bedford. Arundel. [*]
Providence in Air, Earth, and Sea. 1 MTVIS by thy strength the mountains stand,
1 God of eternal pow'r ; The sea grows caim at thy command,
And tempests cease to roar.
Successive comforts bring;
Thy flow'rs adorn the spring..
Heav'n, earth, and air are thine ;
When clouds distil in fruitful show'rs,
The author is Divine. 4 Those wand'ring cisterns in the sky,
Borne by the winds around, With wat’ry treasures well supply
The furrows of the ground.
And ranks of corn appear;
A Psalm for the Husbandman.
UT Who makes the earth his care ; Visits the pastures ev'ry spring,
And bids the grass appear.
Pour out at his command,
To cheer the thirsty land.
Permit the corn to spring ; The vallies rich provision yield,
And the poor lab'rers sing.
Rejoice at falling showers ;
Perfume the air with flow'rs.
Promise a joyful crop ;
And raise the reaper's hope.
How bounteous are thy ways!
And shepherds shout thy praise.]
Governing God: or, our Grace tried. 81 QING, all ye nations, to the Lord,
D Sing with a joyful noise ; With melody of sounds record
His honours and your joys.
-2 Say to the Pow'r that shakes the sky,
" How terrible art thou ! “ Sinners before thy presence fly,
66 Or at thy feet they bow." 3 [Come see the wonders of our God,
How glorious are his ways ! In Moses' hand he puts his rod,
And cleaves the frighted seas. -4 He made the ebbing channel dry,
While Israel pass'd the flood; o There did the church begin their joy,
And triumph in their God.] g 5 He rules by his resistless might. a Will rebel mortals dare, Provoke th' Eternal to the fight,
And tempt that dreadful war!
Ye saints, fulfil his praise :
And guides our doubtful ways.
To make our graces shine ;
The metal to refine.
We march at thy command,
C. M. SECOND PART. Barby. [*]
N To that almighty Pow'r,
In my distressful hour.
To make his mercies known ,
The wonders he has done.
I sought his heav'nly aid;
And death's eternal shade.