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o Now to his praise I'll spend my breath,
And my remaining years.] C. M. Second Part. Hymn 2nd. St. Martin's. [*] V. 12, &c.-Vows made in trouble, paid in the Church. 1 WTHAT shall I render to my God,
V For all his kindness shown ? o My feet shall visit thine äbode,
My songs address thy throne.
My off'ring shall be paid ;
My soul in anguish made.
Thou ever blessed God!
How precious is their blood!
How great thy grace to me!
Lord, I devote to thee.
Nor shall my purpose move ;
And bound me with thy love.
And thy rich grace record ;
If I forsake the Lord.
PSALM 117. C. M. Doxology. 1*
Praise to God from all Nations. 01 N ALL ye nations, praise the Lord,
Each with a diff'rent tongue ;
And let his name be sung.
Proclaim his grace abroad;
L. M. Old Hundred. *1
' Let the Creator's praise arise ;
Let the Redeemer's name be sung,
S. M. Kibworth. [*]
I Shall sound through distant lands; . Great is thy grace, and sure thy word;
Thy truth for ever stands. 2 Far be thine honour spread,
And long thy praise endure ; 'Till morning light and evening shade
Shall be exchang'd no more. PSALM 118. C. M. FIRST PART. Mear [*]
V. 6–15.-Deliverance from a Tumult. 1 T HE Lord appears my helper now,
I Nor is my faith afraid What all the sons of earth can do,
Since heav'n affords its aid. 2 'Tis safer, Lord, to hope in thee,
And have my God my friend, Than trust in men of high degree,
And on their truth depend.
A large and angry swarm ;
By thine Almighty arm.
In him my lips rejoice ;
How cheerful is my voice !
When God appears they fly:
Make a fierce blaze and die.
The Lord protects their days :
To his almighty grace.]
C. M. Second Part. Barby. [*] V.17--21.-Public Praise for Deliverance from Death. 1 T ORD, thou hast heard thy servant cry,
1 And rescu'd from the grave;
If God resolve to save.)
Shall fill his daily breath';
Defends him still from death. 03 Open the gates of Zion now,
For we shall worship there-
Thy mercy to declare.
Our thankful voice we raise ; -Here we have told thee our complaints, O And here we speak thy praise. C. M. Third Part. Colchester. Mear. [*] V. 22, 23.-Christ the Foundation of his Church. 1 DEHOLD, the sure foundation stone,
D Which God in Zion lays,
And his eternal praise.
And saints adore the name;
Nor shall they suffer shame.
Reject it with disdain ;
And envy rage in vain.
Yet must this building rise ;
And wondrous in our eyes.
V. 24, 25, 26.-Hosanna for the Lord's Day.
1 He calls the hours his own:
o Let heav'a rejoice, let earth be glad,
And praise surround his throne.
And Satan's empire fell;
And all his wonders tell.
To David's holy Son ; -Help us, O Lord; descend, and bring
Salvation from thy throne. 04 Blest be the Lord, who comes to men,
With messages of grace ;
To save our sinful race.
The church on earth can raise ; u The highest heav'ns, in which he reigns, Shall give him nobler praise. "
S. M. St. Thomas. [*]
V. 22–27.-Salvation by Christ. 1[SEE what a living Stone
The builders did refuse : o Yet God hath built his church thereon,
In spite of envious Jews. o 2 The Scribe and angry Priest,
Reject thine only Son; o Yet on this Rock shall Sion rest,
As the chief corner Stone.
And wondrous in our eyes ;
This day did Jesus rise. 04 This is the glorious day,
That our Redeemer made
Let all the church be glad. o 5 Hosanna to the King
Of David's royal blood;
Salvation from your God.
Which all this grace displays;
And offer on thine altar, Lord,
L. M. Old Hundred. [*]
u The Jewish builders did refuse ! But God hath built his church thereon,
In spite of envy, and the Jews. e 2 Great God, the work is all divine,
The joy and wonder of our eyes !
Tho day that saw our Saviour rise.
With peace, and light, and glory rest!
Salvation to our dying race; o Let the whole church address their King, With hearts of joy, and songs of praise.
PSALM 119. I have collected and disposed the most useful verses of this
Psalm under eighteen different heads, and formed a Divine Song upon each of them. But the verses are much trans
posed to attain some degree of connexion. In some places, instead of the words law, commands, judg. ments, testimonies, I have used gospel, word, grace, truth promises, &c. as more agreeable to the New Testament, and the common language of Christians, and it equally answers the design of the Psalmist, which was to recom mend the Holy Scriptures.
PSALM 119. C. M. FIRST Part. Bedford. [*] Blessedness of Saints, and Misery of Sinners.
Ver. 1, 2, 3. 01 DLEST are the undefil'd in heart,
D Whose ways are right and clean;
But ily from ev'ry sin.
And practise thy commands;