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The Lord's a God of boundless might,
The whole creation's King.

3 Let princes hear, let angels know,
How mean their natures seem;
Those gods on high, and gods below,
When once compar'd with him.

4 Earth, with its caverns dark and deep, Lies in his spacious hand;

He fix'd the seas what bounds to keep, And where the hills must stand.

e 5 Come, and with humble souls adore; Come, kneel before his face;

O may the creatures of his power
Be children of his grace.

e 6 Now is the time: he bends his ear,
And waits for your request;


Come, lest he rouse his wrath, and swear, "Ye shall not see my rest."


S. M. Peckham. [*]

A Psalm before Sermon.

COME, sound his praise abroad,

And hymns of glory sing;
Jehovah is the sov'reign God,
The universal King.

2 He form'd the deeps unknown;
He gave the seas their bound;
The wat'ry worlds are all his own,
And all the solid ground.

3 Come, worship at his throne,
Come bow before the Lord:

-We are his works, and not our own,
He form'd us by his word.

4 To-day attend his voice,
Nor dare provoke his rod;

Come, like the people of his choice,
And own your gracious God.

5 [But if your ears refuse

The language of his grace,

And hearts grow hard, like stubborn Jews,
That unbelieving race;

6 The Lord, in vengeance drest,
Will lift his hand and swear,

d"You that despis'd my promis'd rest, "Shall have no portion there."]

L. M. Blendon. Leeds. [*]

V. 1, 2, 3, 6-11.-Canaan lost through Unbelief. 1 [OME, let our voices join to raise


A sacred song of solemn praise:
God is a sov'reign King, rehearse
His honours in exalted verse.]

2 Come, let our souls address the Lord,
Who fram'd our natures with his word;
o He is our Shepherd; we the sheep,
His mercy chose, his pastures keep.
-3 Come, let us hear his voice to-day,
The counsels of his love obey;

e Nor let our harden'd hearts renew

The sins and plagues that Israel knew.
4 Israel, who saw his works of grace,
Tempted their Maker to his face;
A faithless, unbelieving brood,
That tir'd the patience of their God!

d 5 [Thus saith the Lord, "How false they prove!
"Forget my pow'r; abuse my love :
"Since they despise my rest, I swear,
"Their feet shall never enter there."]
a 6 Look back, my soul, with holy dread,
And view those ancient rebels dead:
-Attend the offer'd grace to-day,
Nor lose the blessing by delay.

o 7 Seize the kind promise, while it waits,
And march to Zion's heav'nly gates:
Believe, and take the promis'd rest;
Obey, and be for ever blest.

PSALM 96. C. M. Arundel. Christmas. [*]
V. 1-10, &c.-Christ's First and Second Coming.
ING to the Lord, ye distant lands,


Ne tribes of ev'ry tongue;

His new discover'd grace demands
A new and nobler song.

2 Say to the nations, Jesus reigns,
God's own almighty Son;

e His pow'r the sinking world sustains,
And grace surrounds his throne.

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-3 Let heav'n proclaim the joyful day,
Joy through the earth be seen;
Let cities shine in bright array,
And fields in cheerful green.
4 Let an unusual joy surprise
The islands of the sea;

d Ye mountains, sink, ye vallies, rise;
Prepare the Lord his way.

o 5 Behold, he comes, he comes to bless The nations as their God;

o To show the world his righteousness,
And send his truth abroad.

g 6 But when his voice shall raise the dead,
And bid the world draw near;
a How will the guilty nations dread,
To see their Judge appear!

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P. M. St. Helen's.

The God of the Gentiles.

'L To sing the choicest psalm of praise;

ET all the earth their voices raise,

To sing and bless Jehovah's name :
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,
The wond'ring nations read thy word;
Among us is Jehovah known:

Our worship shall no more be paid
To gods which mortal hands have made:
Our Maker is our God alone.

3 He fram'd the globe, He built the sky, He made the shining worlds on high, And reigns complete in glory there; -His beams are majesty and light; b His beauties, how divinely bright! His temple, how divinely fair!

g 4 Come, the great day, the glorious hour, When earth shall feel his saving pow'r,

And barb'rous nations fear his name;
Then shall the race of men confess
The beauty of his holiness,

'And, in his courts, his grace proclaim.

PSALM 97. L. M. FIRST PART. Psalm 97th. [*] Ver. 1-5.—Christ the Sovereign Judge.


H Praise him in evangelic strains:

E reigns-the Lord, the Saviour reigns:

o Let the whole earth in songs rejoice;
And distant islands join their voice.
e 2 Deep are his counsels, and unknown;
o But grace and truth support his throne:
e Though gloomy clouds his way surround,
-Justice is their eternal ground.

g 3 In robes of judgment, lo, he comes!
Shakes the wide earth, and cleaves the tombs;
Before him burns devouring fire!

The mountains melt, the seas retire!

-4 His enemies, with sore dismay,

Fly from the sight and shun the day:

o Then lift your heads, ye saints, on high,
u And sing, for your redemption's nigh.


Old Hundred. [*]

Ver. 6-9.-Christ's Incarnation.
HE Lord is come: the heav'ns proclaim


His birth; the nations learn his name: An unknown star directs the road

Of eastern sages to their God.

g 2 All ye bright armies of the skies,

Go worship where the Saviour lies; Angels and kings, before him bow, Those gods on high and gods below. -3 Let idols totter to the ground,

And their own worshippers confound; o But Judah shout, but Zion sing, -And earth confess her sov'reign King.

L. M. THIRD PART. Green's. [*]
Grace and Glory.

1 HE Almighty reigns, exalted high :

To'er all the earth, o'er all the sky;

e Tho' clouds and darkness veil his feet,
o His dwelling is the mercy-seat.
-20 ye who love his holy name,

Hate ev'ry work of sin and shame:
He guards the souls of all his friends,
And from the snares of hell defends.

o 3 Immortal light, and joys unknown,
Are for the saints in darkness sown;
These glorious seeds shail spring and rise,
And the bright harvest bless our eyes.
• 4 Rejoice, ye righteous, and record
The sacred honours of the Lord;
-None, but the soul that feels his grace,
Can triumph in his holiness.

C. M. Mitcham. Mear. [*]

V.1,3,5-7,11.-Christ's Incarnation,and the Judgment.
VÉ shores and isles of ev'ry sea,
Rejoice the Saviour reigns;

His word, like fire, prepares his way,
And mountains melt to plains.

• 2 His presence sinks the proudest hills,
And makes the vallies rise;

-The humble soul enjoys his smiles,
The haughty sinner dies.


o 3 The heav'ns his rightful pow'r proclaim; The idol gods around


Fill their own worshippers with shame,

And totter to the ground.

-4 Adoring angels, at his birth,

Make the Redeemer known:

g Thus shall he come-to judge the earthAnd angels guard his throne.

o 5 His foes shall tremble at his sight, And hills and seas retire ;

o His children take their unknown flight, And leave the world on fire.

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6 The seeds of joy and glory, sown

For saints in darkness here,

o Shall rise and spring in worlds unknown, And a rich harvest bear.

PSALM 98. C. M. FIRST PART. Sunday. [*]

1 T

Praise for the Gospel.

10 our almighty Maker God,
New honours be addrest;

His great salvation shines abroad,

And makes the nations blest.

2 He spake the word to Abraham first;
His truth fulfils his grace:

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