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And ere my lips pronounce the word,
He knows the fenfe I mean.

4 O wondrous knowledge, deep and high!
Where can a creature hide?
Within thy circling arms I lie,
Befet on every fide.

5 So let thy grace furround me ftill,
And like a bulwark prove,
To guard my foul from every ill,
Secur'd by fovereign love.


6 Lord, where fhall guilty fouls retire,
Forgotten and unknown?

In hell they meet thy dreadful fire,
In heaven thy glorious throne.

7 Should I fupprefs my vital breath,
To 'fcape the wrath divine,

Thy voice could break the bars of death,
And make the grave refign.

8 If, wing'd with beams of morning-light,
I fly beyond the weft,

Thy hand, which muft fupport my flight,
Would foon betray my reft.

9 If o'er my fins I think to draw
The curtains of the night,

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Thofe flaming eyes that guard thy law
Would turn the fhades to light.

10 The beams of noon, the midnight-hour,
Are both alike to thee;

O may I ne'er provoke that power
From which I cannot flee.

PSALM CXXXIX. 2d Part. Com. Met. [*]
The wisdom of God in the formation of man.

1 WHEN I with pleafing wonder ftand,
And all my frame furvey,
Lord, 'tis thy work: I own thy hand
Thus built my humble clay.

2 Thy hand my heart and reins poffeft,
Where unborn nature grew;
Thy wifdom all my features trac'd,
And all my members drew.

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4 [He ftruck the fons of Egypt dead;
How dreadful is his rod!
And thence with joy his people led:
How gracious is our God!

5 He cleft the fwelling fea in two; His arm is great in might:

And gave the tribes a paffage through;
His power
and grace
6 But Pharaoh's army there he drown'd;
How glorious are his ways!

And brought his faints through defert ground;
Eternal be his praife."

7 Great monarchs fell beneath his hand;
Victorious is his fword;

While Ifrael took the promis'd land:
And faithful is his word.]

8 He faw the nations dead in fin;

He felt his pity move;

How fad the ftate the world was in;
How boundlefs was his love!

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8 He faw the nations lie'
All perifhing in fin,
And pity'd the fad ftate
I The ruin'd world was in.
Thy mercy, Lord,
Shall ftill endure;
And ever fure
Abides thy word.

9 He fent his only Son
To fave us from our wo,
From Satan, fin, and death,
And every hurtful foe.
His power and grace
Are fill the fame;
And let his name
Have endless praise.
10 Give thanks aloud to God,
To God the heavenly King;
And let the fpacious earth
His works and glories fing,
Thy mercy, Lord,
Shall ftill endure;
And ever fure
Abides thy word.



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PSALM CXXXVI. Abridged. Long Met. [x]


IVE to our God immortal praife!
Mercy and truth are all his ways;
Wonders of grace to God belong,
Repeat his mercies in your fong.
2 Give to the Lord of lords renown,
The King of kings with glory crown;
His mercies ever fhall endure,
When lords and kings are known no
3 He built the earth, he fpread the sky,
And fix'd the ftarry lights on high:
Wonders of grace to God belong,
Repeat his mercies in your fong


4 He fills the fun with morning light, He bids the moon direct the night: His mercies ever fhall endure,

When funs and moons fhall fhine no more. 5 The Jews he freed from Pharaoh's hand, And brought them to the promis'd land:

Wonders of grace to God belong,
Repeat his mercies in your fong.
6 He faw the Gentiles dead in fin,
And felt his pity work within:
His mercies ever fhall endure,
When death and fin fhall reign no more.
7 He fent his Son with power to fave
From guilt, and darknefs, and the grave;
Wonders of grace to God belong,
Repeat his mercies in your fong.


PSALM CXXXVIII. Long Metre. [*] Reftoring and preferving grace. WITH all my powers of

art and tongue,

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6 Amidst a thoufand fnares I ftand,
Upheld and guarded by thy hand;
Thy words my fainting foul revive,
And keep my dying faith alive.
7 Grace will complete what grace begins,
To fave from forrows or from fins;


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