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The Lord's a God of boundless might,
The whole creation's King.
How mean their natures seem;
When once compar'd with him.
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 ;
Be children of his grace.
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.
U And hymns of glory sing;
The universal King.
He gave the seas their bound;
And all the solid ground.
Come bow before the Lord :
He form'd us by his word.
Nor dare provoke his rod;
And own your gracious God.
The language of his grace,
That unbelieving race ;
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 :
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 ;
The sins and plagues that Israel knew.
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:
6. Their feet shall never enter there.”]
And view those ancient rebels dead: -Attend the offer'd grace to-day,
Nor lose the blessing by delay.
And march to Zion's heav'nly gates :
Obey, and be for ever blest.
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,
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 :
And all his saving works proclaim.
The wond'ring nations read thy word ;
To gods which mortal hands have made:
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;
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.'
Those gods on high and gods below. -3 Let idols totter to the ground,
And their own worshippers confound;
· Grace and Glory.
I O'er all the earth, o'er all the sky;
Hate ev'ry work of sin and shame :
0 3 Immortal light, and joys unknown,
Are for the saints in darkness sown;
And the bright harvest bless our eyes. 04 Rejoice, ye righteous, and record
The sacred honours of the Lord;
C. M. Mitcham. Mear. 1*7
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.
I New honours be addrest;
And makes the nations blest.
His truth fulfils his grace :