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6 Be thou exalted, O my God!

Above the heav'ns where angels dwell
Thy pow'r on earth be known abroad,
And land to land thy wonders tell.'

PSALM 58. P. M.

Warning to magistrates. 1 JY

UDGES, who rule the world by laws,

Will ye despise the righteous cause,
When vile oppression wastes the land ?
Dare ye condemn the righteous poor,
And let rich sinners 'scape secure,

While gold and greatness bribe your hand ? 2 Forgot ye then, or never knew, That God will judge the judges too ?

High in the heav'ns his justice reigns !
Yet you invade the rights of God,
And send your bold decrees abroad,

To bind the conscience in your chains. 3 A poison’d arrow is your tongue, The arrow sharp, the poison strong,

And death attends where'er it wounds;
You hear no counsels, cries nor tears ;
So the deaf adder stops her ears

Against the pow'r of charming sounds.
4 Break out their teeth, eternal God !
Those teeth of lions, dy'd in blood ;

And crush the serpents in the dust : As empty chaff, when whirlwinds rise, Before the sweeping tempest flies,

So let their names and hopes be lost. 5 The Almighty thunders from the sky, Their grandeur melts, their titles die,

As hills of snow dissolve and run ;

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Or snails that perish in their slime,
Or births that come before their time,

Vain births, that never see the sun. 6 Thus shall the vengeance of the Lord, Safety and joy to saints afford :

And all that hear shall join and say, · Sure there's a God that rules on high, “ A God that hears his children cry, “ And will their suff'rings well repay.”

PSALM 59. S. M.

Complaints against invading foes.
ROM foes that round us rise,

O God of heav'n, defend ;
Who brave the vengeance of the skies,

And with thy saints contend. 2 Behold! from distant shores,

And desert wilds they come, Combine for blood their barb'rous force,

And thro' our cities roam. 3. Beneath the silent shade,

Their secret plots they lay ; Our peaceful walls by night invade;

And waste the fields by day. 4 And will the God of grace,

Regardless of our pain, Permit secure that impious race,

To riot in their reign ?
5 In vain their secret guile,

Or open force they prove :
His eye can pierce the deepest veil ;

His hand their strength remove.
6 Yet save them, Lord, from death,

Lest we forget their doom ;

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But drive them with thine angry breath,

Thro' distant lands to roam. 7 Then shall our grateful voice

Proclaim our guardian God; The nations round the earth rejoice, And sound the praise abroad.

PSALM 60. C. M.

On a day of humiliation in war. 1 LO

ORD thou hast scourg'd our guilty land,

Behold thy people mourn :
Shall vengeance ever guide thy hand ?

Shall mercy ne'er return?
2 Beneath the terrors of thine eye,

Earth's haughty tow'rs decay;
Thy frowning mantle spreads the sky,

And mortals melt away.
3 Our Zion trembles at thy stroke,

And dreads thy lifted hand !
0! heal the nation thou hast broke,

And save the sinking lạnd. 4 Exalt the banner in the field,

For those that fear thy name ;
From barb'rous hosts thy people shield,

And put our foes to shame.
5 Attend our armies to the fight,

And be their guardian God :
In vain shall num'rous pow'rs unite,

Against thy lifted rod.
6 Our troops, beneath thy guiding handa

Shall gain a glad renown: 'Tis God who makes the feeble stand,

And treads the mighty down.

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PSALM 61. First Part. S. M.

Safety in God. 1 WHEN overwhelm'd with grief,

My heart within me dies; Helpless and far from all relief,

To heav'n I lift mine eyes. 2 O lead me to the rock,

That's high above my head ; And make the covert of thy wings, My shelter and


3 Within thy presence, Lord,

For ever I'll abide :
Thou art the tow'r of my defence,

The refuge where I hide. 4 Thou givest me the lot

Of those that fear thy name :
If endless life be their reward,

I shall possess the same.
PSALM 61. Second Part. L. M..

Jesus is our king.
1 Y soul of thy protection sure,

Against her foes shall rest secure; For thou, O God, hast heard my vows,

And brought me joyful to thy house. 2 With all thy saints I'll strive to sing

The glories of my heav'nly king;
Whom thou in mercy didst ordain,

Should o'er thy chosen people reign. 3 Jesus shall live for ever blest,

And give his people peace and rest :
His years shall last, and God will own

His righteous sceptre, and his throne. 4 O let thy truth prepare the way,

In mercy, Lord, extend his sway :



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Thus we'll devote our future days,
To pay our vows and sing thy praise.

PSALM 62. L. M.
Faith in the grace and power of the Redeemer.
1 Myspirit looks to God alone ;

My rock and refuge is his throne ; In all my fears, in all my straits,

My soul on his salvation waits.
2 Trust him, ye saints, in all your ways,

Pour out your hearts before his face :
When helpers fail, and foes invade,

God is our all-sufficient aid.
3 False are the men of high degree,

The baser sort are vanity;
Laid in the balance, both appear

Light as a puff of empty air.
4. Make not increasing gold your trust,

Nor set your hearts on glitt'ring dust ;
Why will ye grasp the Heeting smoke,

And not believe what God has spoke ? 5 Once hath his awful voice declar'd,

Once and again my ears have heard,
“ All pow'r is his eternal due ;

6. He must be fear'd and trusted too." 6 For sov’reign pow'r reigns not alone,

Grace is a partner of the throne :
Thy grace and justice, mighty Lord, ,
Shall well divide our last reward.
PSALM 63. First Part. . C. M.

The morning of a Lord's day.
'EARLY, my God, without delay,

I haste to seek thy face ;
My thirsty spirit faints away,

Without thy cheering grace.

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