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9 O blest Redeemer, great and kind!
Thy shield, thy saving strength, shall be
That loves thy name, and trusts in thee. 10 Remember, Lord, thy chosen seed;
Israel defend from guilt and woe:
And guard their steps from ev'ry foe. 11 Zion exalt, her cause maintain;
With peace and joy her courts surround:
PSALM 29. L. M.
Storm and Thunder.
Give to the Lord renown and pow'r :
And his eternal might adore.
Upon the ocean and the land :
And lightnings blaze at his command.
Lay the wide forest bare around :
Leap at the terror of the sound. 4 To Lebanon he turns his voice,
And lo, the stately cedars break;
The vallies roar, the desarts quake.
The Thund'rer reigns for ever king;
6 In gentler language there the Lord
The counsels of his grace imparts :
PSALM 30. L. M.
Sickness healed. II
WILL extol thee, Lord, on high,
At thy command diseases fly :
From the dark borders of the grave ? 2 Sing to the Lord, ye saints of his,
And tell how large his goodness is ;
While you record his holiness.
but a moment stays ;
The morning-star restores the joy. 4 Firm was my health, my day was bright,
And I presum'd ’twould ne'er be night :
“Pleasure and peace shall ne'er depart.” 5 But I forgot thine arm was strong,
Which made my mountain stand so long;
My health was gone, my comforts died. 6 I cried aloud to thee, my God : “ What can’st thou profit by my blood ? Deep in the dust can I declare
Thy truth, or sing thy glories there? 7 - Hear me, O God of grace,” I said,
“ And bring me from among the dead :" Thy word rebuk'd the pains I felt ; Thy pard'ning love remoy'd my guilt.
PSALM 31. Third Part. L. M.
Prayer for deliverance from unfaithful friends. 1 How many Ebenezers stand,
To mark the mercies of thy hand ! How many pray’rs have reach'd thy throne !
How often has thy grace been shown ! 2 When sorrows rise and pains prevail,
Or angry foes my peace assail ;
In thee alone my help is found.
Fresh evils threaten to devour:
Still drives me to the throne of grace. 4 My former friends their friend forget,
And change their love to cruel hate ;
My Saviour always is the same,
While all forsake, and some oppress;
the Lord approve,
Justification and sanctification.
Whose guilt is pardon'd by his God;
And cover'd with his Saviour's blood. 2 Blest is the man to whom the Lord,
Imputes not his iniquities;
And, not on works, but grace, relies. . 3. From guile his heart and lips are free ;
His humble joy, his holy fear,
With deep repentance well agree;
And join to prove his faith sincere.
Confession and pardon.
My heavy guilt within my heart,
What agonies of inward smart!
Make swift addresses to thy seat :
There shall they find a blest retreat.
Works of creation and providence.
This work belongs to you:
How holy, just and true !
His works of nature and of grace
Reveal his wondrous name. 3 His wisdom and almighty word
The heav'nly arches spread ; And by the spirit of the Lord
Their shining hosts were made. 4. He bid the liquid waters flow
To their appointed deep :
And their own station keep.
With fear before him stand :
And rests on his command.
And breaks their vain designs :
Creatures vain, and God all-sufficient.
Hath fix'd his gracious throne;
And calls their tribes his own, 2 His eyes, with infinite survey,
The spacious world behold;
And knows our feeble mould.
Of armies from the grave :
Can the bold rider save.
To hope for safety thence ;