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6 Convince their madness, Lord,

And make them seek thy name': Or else their stubborn rage confound, ,

That they may die in shame. 7 Then shall the nations know

That glorious dreadful word:
Jehovah is thy name alone,

And thou the sov’reign Lord.
PSALM 84. First Part. L. M.

The pleasure of public worship.
1 TOW pleasant, how divinely fair,
HOW

O Lord of hosts, thy dwellings are ! With long desire my spirit faints

To meet th' assemblies of thy saints. 2 My flesh would rest in thine abode,

My panting heart cries out for God;
My God, my King, why should I be
So far from all my joys, and thee?
3 The sparrow chooses where to rest,

And for her young provides her nest ;
But will my God to sparrows grant

That pleasure which his children want? 4 Blest are the saints who sit on high,

Around thy throne of majesty;
Thy brightest glories shine above,
And all their work is praise and love.
Blest are the souls that find a place
Within the temple of thy grace :
There they behold thy gentler rays,

And seek thy face, and learn thy praise. 6 Blest are the men whose hearts are set

To find the way to Zion's gate :
God is their strength, and thro' the road
They lean upon their helper, God:

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7 Cheerful they walk with growing strength,

Till all shall meet in heav'n at length;
"Till all before thy face appear,
And join in nobler worship there.
PSALM 84. Second Part. L. M.

Grace and glory.
1
GREAT God attend, while Zion sings

The joy, that from thy presence springs: To spend one day, with thee on earth,

Exceeds a thousand days of mirth. 2 Might I enjoy the meanest place

Within thy house, O God of grace;
Not tents of ease, nor thrones of

pow'r, Should tempt my feet to leave thy door. 3 God is our sun, he makes our day;

God is our shield, he guards our way
From all th' assaults of hell and sin;

From foes without and foes within. 4 All needful grace God will bestow,

And crown that grace with glory too :
He gives us all things, and withholds

No real good from upright souls.
50 God, our King, thy sov'reign sway,

The glorious hosts of heav'n obey;
And devils at thy presence flee:
Blest is the man that trusts in thee!
PSALM 81. Third Part. P. M.

Longing for the house of God.
I LORD of the worlds above,

How

pleasant and how fair
The dwellings of thy love,

Thine earthly temples are
To thine abode my heart aspires,
With warm desires to see my God.

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2 The sparrow for her young

With pleasure seeks a nest,
And wand'ring swallows long

To find their wonted rest :
My spirit faints with equal zeal,
To rise and dwell among thy saints.
3 O happy souls that pray

Where God appoints to hear !
O happy men that pay

Their constant service there!
They praise thee still ; and happy they
That love the way to Zion's hill.
4. They go from strength to strength,

Thro' this dark vale of tears;
'Till each arrives at length;

"Till each in heav'n appears.
O glorious seat, when God our King
Shall thither bring our willing feet!
5 To spend one sacred day,

Where God and saints abide,
Affords diviner joy,

Than thousand days beside:
Where God resorts, I covet more
To keep the door, than shine in courts.
6 God is our sun and shield,

Our light and our defence;
With gifts his hands are fill'd;

We draw our blessings thence:
He shall bestow on Jacob's race
Peculiar grace, and glory too.
✓ The Lord his people loves;

His hand no good withholds
From those his heart approves;
From pure and pious souls.

Thrice happy he, O God of hosts,
Whose spirit trusts alone in thee !
PSALM 85. First Part. L. AI.

Waiting for an answer to prayer. 1

LORD, thou hast call'd thy grace to mind, So God forgave when Israel sinn'd,

And brought his wand'ring captives home. 2 Thou hast begun to set us free,

And made thy fiercest wrath abate :
Now let our hearts be turn'd to thee;

And thy salvation be complete.
3 Revive our dying graces, Lord,

And let thy saints in thee rejoice:
Make known thy truth, fulfil thy word;

We wait for praise to tune our voice. 4 We wait to hear what God will say ;

He'll speak, and give his people peace :
But let them run no more astray,
Lest his returning wrath increase.
PSALM 85. Second Part. L. M.

Salvation by Christ.
1 ALVATION is for ever nigh

The souls, that fear and trust the Lord; And grace, descending from on high,

Fresh hopes of glory shall afford. 2 Mercy and truth on earth are met,

Since Christ the Lord came down from heav'n:
By his obedience so complete,

Justice is pleas’d, and peace is giv’n.
3 Now truth and honour shall abound;
Religion dwell on earth again ;
And heav'nly influ'nce bless the ground,
In our Redeemer's gentle reign.

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4. His righteousness is gone before,

To give us free access to God :
Our wand'ring feet shall stray no more,
But mark his steps, and keep the road.

PSALM 86. First Part. C. M.

A general song of praise to God. 1

There's none hath pow'r divine ;
Nor is their nature, mighty Lord !

Nor are their works like thine.
2 The nations, thou hast made, shall bring

Their off'rings round thy throne :
For thou alone dost wond'rous things;

For thou art God alone.
3 Lord, I would walk with holy feet :

Teach me thy heav'nly ways;
And my poor scatter'd thoughts unite

In God my Father's praise.
4 Great is thy mercy, and my tongue

Shall those sweet wonders tell;
How by thy grace my sinking soul
Rose from the deeps of hell.

PSALM 86. Second Part. L. M.
Mourning over unbelirf, and pleading for the evidence of an

interest in Christ.
1 ESUS, my God, my all in all,

Display thy pow'r, unveil thy face;
Wilt thou not hear when sinners call ?

Is not thy reign, a reign of grace ?
2 A thousand times my tongue hath said,

Bought with a price, I'm not my own; A thousand times my soul hath fled,

And sought relief before thy throne. 3 But now I grope, as in the night,

I can't belieye, and dare not trust;

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