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A word of thy creating breath
Repairs the wastes of time and death.

4 His works, the wonders of his might,
Are honoured with his own delight;
How awful are his glorious ways
The Lord is dreadful in his praise.

5 The earth stands trembling at thy stroke,
And at thy touch the mountains smoke,
Yet humble souls may see thy face,
And tell their wants to sovereign grace.

6 In thee my hopes and wishes meet,
And make my meditations sweet;
Thy praises shall my breath employ,
Till it expire in endless joy.

7 While haughty sinners die accurst,
Their glory buried with their dust,
I to my God, my heavenly King,
Immortal hallelujahs sing.

105 FIRST PART. C. M.

GIV; thanks to God, invoke his name,
And tell the world his grace;

Sound through the earth his deeds of fame,
That all may seek his face.

2 His covenant, which he kept in mind
For numerous ages past,
To numerous ages yet behind
In equal force shall last.
3 He sware to Abraham and his seed,
And made the blessing sure:
Gentiles the ancient promise read,
And find his truth endure.
4 “Thy seed shall make all nations blest,”
Said the Almighty voice;
“And Canaan’s land shall be their rest,
The type of heavenly joys.”

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5 How large the grant! how rich the grace
To give them Canaan's land,
When they were strangers in the place,
A small and feeble band 1

6 Like pilgrims through the country round,
Securely they removed;
And haughty kings that on them frowned,
Severely he reproved.

7 “Touch mine anointed, and mine arm
Shall soon avenge the wrong:
The man that does my prophets harm
Shall know their God is strong.”

8 Then let the world forbear its rage,
Nor put the church in fear: .
Israel must live through every age,
And be th' Almighty's care.

105 SEcond PART. C. M.

HEN Pharaoh dared to vex the saints, And thus provoked their God, Moses was sent at their complaints, Armed with his dreadful rod.

2 He called for darkness; darkness came,
Like an o'erwhelming flood:
He turned each lake and every stream
To lakes and streams of blood.

3 He gave the sign, and noisome flies
Through the whole country spread;
And frogs in baleful armies rise
About the monarch's bed.

4 Through fields, and towns, and palaces,
The tenfold vengeance flew :
Locusts in swarms devoured their trees,
And hail their cattle slew.

5 Then by an angel’s midnight stroke
The flower of Egypt died;

The strength of every house was broke,
Their glory and their pride.

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6 Now let the world forbear its rage,
Nor put the church in fear;

Israel must live through every age,
And be th' Almighty's care.

105 THIRD PART. C. M.

EHOVAH'S tribes from bondage freed,
Soon left the hated ground;
Rich with Egyptian spoils they fled,
And none were feeble found.

2 The Lord himself chose out their way,
And marked their journeys right,
Gave them a leading cloud by day,
A fiery guide by night.
3 They thirst, and waters from the rock
In rich abundance flow;
And following still the course they took,
Ran all the desert through.

40 wondrous stream 1 0 blessed type
Of overflowing grace I
So Christ our Rock maintains our life,
And aids our wandering race.

5 Thus guarded by th' Almighty hand,
The chosen tribes possessed
Canaan, the rich, the promised land,
And there enjoyed their rest.

6 Then let the world forbear its rage, . The church renounce her fear; Israel must live through every age, And be th' Almighty's care.

106 FIRST PART. L. M.

To God the great, the ever blest,
Let songs of honour be addressed;

His mercy firm for ever stands;

Give him the thanks his love demands.

2 Who knows the wonders of thy ways Who shall fulfil thy boundless praise?

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Blest are the souls that fear thee still,
And pay their duty to thy will.

3 Remember what thy mercy did
For Jacob's race, thy chosen seed;
And with the same salvation bless
The meanest suppliant of thy grace.

4 0.1 may I see thy tribes rejoice,
And aid their triumphs with my voice!
This is my glory, Lord, to be
Joined to thy saints, and near to thee.

Y OD of eternal love,
How fickle are our ways l
And yet how oft did Israel prove
Thy constancy of grace |

2 They saw thy wonders wrought,
And then thy praise they sung;
But soon thy works of power forgot,
And murmured with their tongue.

3 Now they believe his word,
While rocks with rivers flow !
Now with their lusts provoke the Lord,
And he reduced them low.

4 Yet when they mourned their faults,
He hearkened to their groans,
Brought his own covenant to his thoughts,
And called them still his sons.

5 Their names were in his book,
He saved them from their foes;
Oft he chastised, but ne'er forsook
The people that he chose.
6 Let Israel bless the Lord,
Who loved their ancient race;
And Christians join the solemn word,
Amen, to all the praise.

106 Second PART. S. M. 107 FIRST PART. L. M.

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GIV. thanks to God, he reigns above,
Kind are his thoughts, his name is love;

His mercy ages past have known,

And ages long to come shall own. ,

2 Let the redeemed of the Lord
The wonders of his grace record;
Israel, the nation whom he chose,
And rescued from their mighty foes.

3 When God's own arm their fetters broke, And freed them from th’ Egyptian yoke,

. They traced the desert, wandering round A wild and solitary ground.

4 There they could find no leading road,
Nor city for their fixed abode:
Nor food nor fountain to assuage
Their burning thirst, or hunger's rage.

5 In their distress to God they cried;
God was their Saviour and their Guide;
He led their wandering march around,
And brought their tribes to Canaan's ground.

6 Thus, when our first release we gain
From sin's old yoke, and Satan's chain,
We have this desert world to pass,
A dangerous and a tiresome place.

7. He feeds and clothes us all the way,
He guides our footsteps lest we stray;
He guards us with a powerful hand,
And brings us to the heavenly land.

80 let the saints with joy record
The truth and goodness of the Lord!
How great his works 1 how kind his ways!
Let every tongue pronounce his praise.

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