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to publish the book, and submit it to the churches; and at the same time authority was given to use it in the worship of God. The Hymns are arranged under a simple and obvious classification, a little acquaintance with which, will enable any person to find, with facility, hymns suited to particular occasions, or adapted to particular subjects. The collection comprehends a sufficient variety, it is presumed, to meet all the wants of
The other metres are distinguished by the number of syllables, as 11s, 7s, 8s, &c. &c.
LEST is the man who shuns the place
2. But in the statutes of the Lord
3 He, like a plant of generous kind,
4 Green as the leaf, and ever fair
5 Not so the impious and unjust;
6 Sinners in judgment shall not stand Among the sons of grace, When Christ, the Judge, at his right hand Appoints his saints a place. 1 * (5)
7 His eye beholds the path they tread,
1 SEcond PART. S. M.
HE man is ever blest,
2. But makes the law of God
3 He like a tree shall thrive,
4 Not so th’ ungodly race; ,
5 How will they bear to stand
6 He knows, and he approves
1 THIRD PART. L. M.
APPY the man whose cautious feet Shun the broad way where sinners go, Who hates the place where atheists meet, And fears to talk as scoffers do.
2 He loves to employ his morning light, Among the statutes of the Lord;
And spends the wakeful hours of night,
3 He, like a plant by gentle streams,
4 But sinners find their counsels crossed;
5 In vain the rebel seeks to stand
6 “Straight is the way my saints have trod;
2 FIRST PART. S. M.
MA; and sovereign Lord
Thy providence confirms thy word,
2 The things so long foretold
3 Why did the Gentiles rage,
5 The Lord derides their rage,
2 SECOND PART. S. M.
UR Lord’s ascended high,
2 Beneath his sovereign swa
3 The nations that rebel
4 Be wise, ye rulers, now, And worship at his throne; With trembling joy, ye judges, bow To God's exalted Son. 5 If once his wrath arise, Ye perish on the place: Then blessed is the soul that flies For refuge to his grace. 2 THIRD PART. C. M. W W HY did the nations join to slay The Lord's anointed Son? Why did they cast his laws away, And tread his gospel down? 2 The Lord that sits above the skies, Derides their rage below; He speaks with vengeance in his eyes, And strikes their spirits through. 3 “I call him my eternal Son, And raise him from the dead;