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And on thy watchful providence,
My cheerful hope relies.

0 8 The shadow of thy wings

My soul in safety keeps ;

I follow where my Father leads,
And he supports my steps.

PSALM 65. L. M. 1ST PART. Weldon. Quercy. [*]
Ver. 1-5. Public Prayer and Praise.

HE praise of Zion waits for thee,

1T My God; and praise becomes thy house :

There shall thy saints thy glory see,
And there perform their public vows.
p 2 0 thou whose mercy bends the skies,
To save when humble sinners pray,
• 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.

o 4 Blest is the man whom thou shalt choose,
And give him kind access to thee;
Give him a place within thy house,
To taste thy love divinely free.]


o 5 Let Babel fear when Zion prays:
Babel prepare for long distress;
When Zion's God himself arrays,
In terrour, and in righteousness.
g 6 With dreadful glory God fulfils
What his afflicted saints request;
And with almighty wrath reveals
His love to give his churches rest.
87 Then shall the flocking nations run
To Zion's hill, and own their Lord;
The rising and the setting sun,

Shall see the Saviour's name ador'd.

L. M. SECOND PART. Nantwich. Truro. [*]

Ver. 5-13. Divine Providence and Grace.

1 [HE God of our salvation hears


The groans

of Zion mix'd with tears;

Yet when he comes with kind designs,
Through all the way his terrour shines.]
2 On God the race of man depends,
Far as the earth's remotest ends;
Where the Creator's name is known;
By nature's feeble light alone.

3 Sailors, who travel o'er the flood,
Address their 'frighted souls to God;
When tempests rage and billows roar,
At dreadful distance from the shore.
4 He bids the noisy tempest cease,
He calms the raging crowd to peace;
When a tumultuous nation raves,
Wild as the winds and loud as waves.

5 [Whole kingdoms, shaken by the storm, He settles in a peaceful form;

Mountains, establish'd by his hand,
Firm on their old foundations stand.
d 6 Behold his ensign, sweep the sky;
New comets blaze, and lightnings fly:
The heathen lands with swift surprise,
From the bright horrours turn their eyes.
- At his command the morning ray
Smiles in the east, and leads the day;
He guides the sun's declining wheels,
Over the tops of western hills.]

8 Seasons and times obey his voice;
The ev'ning and the morn rejoice,
To see the earth made soft with show'rs,
Laden with fruit, and dress'd in flow'rs.
9 'Tis from his wat'ry stores on high,
He gives the thirsty ground supply:
He walks upon the clouds, and thence
Doth his enriching drops dispense.]
10 The desert grows a fruitful field,
Abundant food the vallies yield;
The vallies shout with cheerful voice,
And neighb'ring hills repeat their joys.`
11 [The pastures smile in green array,
There lambs and larger cattle play;
The larger cattie and the lamb,
Each in his language, speaks thy name.]

12 Thy works pronounce thy pow'r divine;
O'er ev'ry field thy glories shine:
Thro' every month thy gifts appear;
Great God, thy goodness crowns the year!




Colchester. Mear. [*]

Prayer heard and the Gentiles called.
RAISE waits in Zion, Lord, for thee;
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;

• And thou wilt grant us pow'r and skill, To conquer ev'ry sin.

-3 Blest are the men whom thou wilt choose,
To bring them near thy face;

Give them a dwelling in thine house,
To feast upon thy grace.

e 4 In answ'ring what thy church requests,
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.

g 6 They dread thy glitt'ring 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. 'TIS by thy strength the mountains stand,

1 "

God of eternal pow'r ;

The sea grows caim at thy command,
And tempests cease to roar.

o 2 Thy morning light and ev'ning shade
Successive comforts bring;

Thy plenteous fruits make harvests glad,
Thy flow'rs adorn the spring.

-3 Seasons and times, and moons and hours,
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.

5 The thirsty ridges drink their fill,
And ranks of corn appear;

Thy ways abound with blessings still,
Thy goodness crowns the year.

C. M. THIRD PART. York. [*]
A Psalm for the Husbandman.
SOOD is the Lord, the heav'nly king,
Who makes the earth his care;
Visits the pastures ev'ry spring,

1 [


And bids the grass appear.

2 The clouds, like rivers rais'd on high,
Pour out at his command,
Their wat❜ry blessings from the sky,
To cheer the thirsty land.
3 The soften'd ridges of the field
Permit the corn to spring;
The vallies rich provision yield,
And the poor lab'rers sing.
4 The little hills on every side,
Rejoice at falling showers;
The meadows drest in all their pride,
Perfume the air with flow'rs.

5 The barren clods, refresh'd with rain,
Promise a joyful crop ;

The parched grounds look green again,
And raise the reaper's hope.

6 The various months thy goodness crowns,
How bounteous are thy ways!

The bleating flocks spread o'er the downs,
And shepherds shout thy praise.]

PSALM 66. C. M. FIRST PART. Devizes [*]
Governing God: or, our Grace tried.

• 1 SING, all ye nations, to the Lord,

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,
"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⚫ Will rebel mortals dare,


Provoke th' Eternal to the fight,
And tempt that dreadful war!

o 6 O bless our God, and never cease
Ye saints, fulfil his praise :

He keeps our life, maintains our peace,
And guides our doubtful ways.

-7 Lord, thou hast prov'd our suff'ring soul
To make our graces shine;

So silver bears the burning coals,
The metal to refine.

g 8 Through wat❜ry deeps and fiery ways,
We march at thy command,

Led to possess the promis'd place,
By thine unerring hand.

C. M. SECOND PART. Barby. [*]

Ver. 13-20. Praise to God for hearing Prayer.
TOW shall my solemn vows be paid

No that almighty Pow'r,

Who heard the long requests I made,
In my distressful hour.

2 My lips and cheerful heart prepare
To make his mercies known,

Come ye, who fear my God, and hear
The wonders he has done.

p 3 When on my head huge sorrows fell,
I sought his heav'nly aid;

o He sav'd my sinking soul from hell, And death's eternal shade.

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