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2 Full glorious things reported be

Of Sion all abroad;
Great things, I say, are said of thee,

Thou city of our God.
3 In future records it shall stand,

And thence be made appear
Of Sion, that the Chief* of all

Had bis beginning there.

4 Then with the sacred bands I'll say,

(Who there in plenty be) “My fountains, and my pleasant springs

Are all combin'd in thee.'

PSALM LXXXVIII.

C. M.

Prayer in deep Distress. 1 GOD of my health, the hope and stay

Thou art alone to me;
I call and cry throughout the day,

And all the night to thee.
2 O let my pray’r with speed ascend

Unto thy sight on high ;
Incline thine ear, O Lord, attend,
And hearken to my cry.

* The Messiah.

Why dost thou, Lord, forsake my soul,

That humbly seeketh thee ?
And in my grief why dost thou bide

Thy face away from me?
E O let my pray’r with speed ascend,

Unto thy sight on high;
Incline thine ear, O Lord, attend,
And hearken to my cry.
PSALM LXXXIX. C.M.

FIRST VERSION.

The Happiness and Security of God's People. | BLESS'D are the men that know aright

The joyful sound, O God;
For in the favour of thy sight

They walk full safe abroad.
2 Yea, in thy name, throughout the day,

They greatly do rejoice;
And through thy righteousness do they

Exult in heart and voice. 3 For why? Their glory, strength, and aid,

In thee alone doth lie;
Thy goodness unto us display'd,

Shall lift our horn on high.
4 The strength that doth defend us well,

The Lord to us doth bring ;

The holy one of Israel,
He is our guide and King.
PSALM LXXXIX. C. M.

SECOND VERSION.

The blessed Gospel. 1 BLESS'Dare the souls that hear and know

The Gospel's joyful sound;
Peace shall attend the path they go,

And light their steps surround.
2 Their joy shall bear their spirits up,

Through their Redeemer's name; His righteousness exalts their hope;

Nor Satan dares condemn,
3 The Lord, our glory and defence,

Strength and salvation gives :
Isr’el, thy King for ever reigns,
Thy God for ever lives.
PSALM XC. C. M.

A Funeral Psalm.
1 0 LORD, the Saviour and defence,

Of all thy chosen race,
From age to age thou still hast been

Our sure abiding place.
2 Thou turnest man, O Lord, to dust,

Of which he first was made;

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And when thou speak'st the word “Return”

'Tis instantly obey'd. 3 How soon our boasted strength decays,

To sorrow turn’d and pain !
How soon the slender thread is cut,

And we no more remain !

1 So teach us, Lord, th' uncertain sum

Of our short days to mind ;
That to true wisdom all our hearts

May ever be inclin'd.

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The Righteous safe under God's Protection. 1 HE that has God his guardian made,

Shall, under the Almighty's shade,
Secure and undisturb'd abide :
Thus to my soul of bim I'll say,
“ He is my fortress and my stay,

“My God, in whom I will confide.” 2 His tender love and watchful care, Shall free thee from the fowler's snare,

And from the noisome pestilence:
He over thee his wings shall spread,
And cover thy unguarded head :

His truth shall be thy strong defence.

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A Psalm for the Lord's Day. I SWEET is the work, my God, my King,

To praise thy name, give thanks, and sing, To shew thy love by morning light,

And talk of all thy truth at night. 2 Sweet is the day of sacred rest;

No mortal care shall seize my breast;
O may my heart in tune be found,

Like David's harp of solemn sound. 3 My heart shall triumph in my Lord,

And bless his works, and bless his word; T'hy works of grace how bright they shine!

How deep thy counsels ! how divine ! 4 Then shall I share a glorious part,

When grace hath well refin'd my heart;
And fresh supplies of joy are shed,

Like holy oil, to cheer my head. 5 Sin (my worst enemy before)

Shall vex my eyes and ears no more ;
My inward foes shall all be slain,

Nor Satan break my peace again, 6 Then shall I see, and hear, and know,

All I desir'd or wish'd below;

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