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5 Thus they are blest : but if they sin, e He lets the heathen nations in ;
A savage crew invades their lands,
Their princes die by barb'rous hands. " a 6 Their captive sons expos'd to scorn,
Wander, unpity'd and forlorn :
Again his dreadful hand he turns ; 0 Again he makes their cities thrive,
And bids the dying churches live.
Blaspheme the God whom saints adore.] e 9 How few with pious care record
These wondrous dealings of the Lord ! -But wise observers still shall find The Lord is holy, just and kind.
PSALM 109. C. M. Abridge. [*]
Love to enemies ; Example of Christ. 1 MOD of my mercy and my praise,
CT Thy glory is my song;
With a blaspheming tongue.
Thy Son on earth was found,
They compass'd him around. -3 Their mis’ries his compassion move,
Their peace he still pursu'd ; e They render hatred for his love,
And evil for his good. -4 Their malice rag'd without a cause ; a Yet with his dying breath, -He pray'd for murd'rers on his cross,
And blest his foes in death. e 5 Lord, shall thy bright example shine,
In vain before my eyes ? -Give me a soul akin to thine,
To love mine enemies.
o 6 The Lord shall on my side engage;
And in my Saviour's name, o I shall defeat their pride and rage,
Who slander and condemn. PSALM 110. L. M. First PART. Blendon. [*]
The Exalted Messiah's Power and Grace. di THUS the eternal Father spake,
1 To Christ the Son ; “ Ascend and sit 66 At my right hand, till I shall make
“ Thy soes submissive at thy feet.
" Thy word, the sceptre in thy hand,
Where holiness in beauty shines.” 04 O blessed pow'r! O glorious day!
What a large vict'ry shall ensue! o And converts, who thy grace obey, Exceed the drops of morning dew. Oporlo.
L. M. SECOND PART. Bath. [*]
The Kingdom and Priesthood of Christ.
1 Spake to his Son, and thus he swore :
Then shall he judge the rising dead,
C. M. St. Asaph's. [*]
Christ's Kingdom and Priesthood. 1 TESUS, our Lord, ascend thy throne,
u And near thy Father sit: o In Zion shall thy pow'r be known,
And make thy foes submit. & 2 What wonders shall thy gospel do ! o Thy convert shall surpass The nuin'rous drops of morning dew,
And own thy sov'reign grace. -3 God hath pronounc'd a firm decree,
Nor changes what he swore ; g “Eternal shall thy priesthood be,
66 When Aaron is no more. -4.“ Melchisedec, that wondrous priest,
6. That King of high degree, :66 That holy man who Abraham blest,
“ Was but a type of thee." 0 5 Jesus, our Priest, forever lives,
To plead for us above : u Jesus, our King, forever gives
The blessings of his love.
And his high throne maintain ;
Who dare oppose his reign.
The Wisdom of God in his Works. 1 SONGS of immortal praise belong
To my Almighty God:
To spread his Name abroad. e 2 How great the works his hand has wrought !
How glorious in our sight!
His wonders with delight.
e 3 How most exact is nature's frame !
How wise the Eternal Mind! -His counsels never change the scheme,
That his first thoughts design'd. 4 When he redeem'd his chosen sons,
He fix'd his cov'nant sure ; g The orders that his lips pronounce,
To endless years endure. -5 Nature and time, and earth and skies,
Thy heav'nly skill proclaim : e What shall we do to make us wise
But learn to read thy Name?
Is our divinest skill;
The Perfections of God. 1 [NY REAT is the Lord ; his works of might
UT Demand our noblest songs : Let his assembled saints unite
Their harmony of tongues. 2 Great is the mercy of the Lord,
He gives his children food,
He makes his promise good.
To seal his cov'nant sure ;
His ways are just and pure.
Must with his fear begin :
In hating ev'ry sin.]
The Blessings of the liberal Man.
1 Of God, and loves his sacred law;
And with successive honours crown'd.
2 His liberal favours he extends ;
A gen'rous pity fills his mind :
And thus he's just to all mankind. 3 His hands, while they his alms bestow'd,
His glory's future harvest sow'd :
Like a green root, revives, and bears
When dying nature sleeps in dust.
His conscience holds his courage up: The soul that's fill'd with virtue's light, Shines brightest in affliction's night; And sees in darkness beams of hope.
Tho' waves and tempests roar around:
And all their hopes and glory drown'd.
To find their expectations crost;
L. M Oporto. '*7
I Loves his commands, and trusts his word Honour and peace his days attend, . And blessings to his seed descend. e 2 Compassion dwells upon his mind,
To works of mercy still inclin d;
Or gives them not to be repaid.
That fill his neighbour round with dread;