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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.
o 6 Now is the time : he bends his ear,

And waits for your request; o Come, lest he rouse his wrath, and swear, “ Ye shall not see my rest.”

S. M. Peckham. [*]

A Psalm before Sermon.
1 MOME, sound his praise abroad,

U 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, 6 Shall have no portion there."']

L. M. Blendon. Leeds. [*] V. 1, 2, 3, 6-11.-Canaan lost through Unbelief. 1 [ MOME, let our voices join to raise

U 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:
66 Since they despise my rest, I swear,

6. 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 ng 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.
1 SING to the Lord, ye distant lands,

D Ye 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.

-3 Let heav'n proclaim the joyful day,
O 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 !

P. M. St. Helen's.

The God of the Gentiles. 1 T ET all the earth their voices raise,

I To sing the choicest psalm of praise;

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 ;
O Among us is Jehovah known:
Our worship shall no more be paid

To gods which mortal hands have made:
O 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. 145.-Christ the Sovereign Judge. 1 ITE reigns--the Lord, the Saviour reigns :

IL Praise him in evangelic strains: 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. L. M. SECOND PART. Old Hundred. [*]

Ver. 6–9.-Christ's Incarnation. 1 THE Lord is come: the heav'ns proclaim

1 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 THE Almighty reigns, exalted high :

I O'er all the earth, o'er all the sky;
e Tho' clouds and darkness veil his feet,
o His dwelling is the mercy-seat.
-2 O 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.

0 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. 04 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. 1*7
V.1,3,5,7,11.-Christ's Incarnation, and the Judgment.
I'VE shores and isles of ev'ry sea,

I Rejoice—the Saviour reigns; His word, like fire, prepares his way,

And mountains melt to plains. o 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; 6 The idol gods around Fil! their own worshippers with shame,

And totter to the ground. -4 Adoring angels, at his birth,

Make the Redeemer known: & Thus shall he come-to judge the earth

And 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. 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. [*]

Praise for the Gospel.
1 MT10 our almighty Maker God,

I New honours be addrest;
His great salvation shines abroad,

And makes the nations blest.
2 He gpake the word to Abraham first;

His truth fulfils his grace :

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