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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 worshippers.
C. L. M.-Common Long Metre.
Where sinners love to meet; Who fears to tread their wicked ways,
And hates the scoffer's seat:
Has placed his chief delight;
And meditates by night.
By living waters set,
Enjoys a peaceful state.
Shall his profession shine ; While fruits of holiness appear
Like clusters on the vine. 5 Not so the impious and unjust; What vain
igns they form! Their hopes are blown away like dust,
Or chaff before the storm. 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 *
7 His eye beholds the path they tread,
His heart approves it well; But crooked ways of sinners lead
Down to the gates of hell. 1 SECOND PART.
S. M. THE THE man is ever blest,
Who shuns the sinner's ways, Among their councils never stands,
Nor takes the scorner's place: 2 But makes the law of God
His study and delight, Amidst the labours of the day,
And watches of the night. 3 He like a tree shall thrive,
With waters near the root!
His works are heavenly fruit. 4 Not so th' ungodly race; ,
They no such blessings find;
Before the driving wind.
Before that judgment seat, Where all the saints at Christ's right hand
In full assembly meet ?
The way the righteous go:
A dreadful overthrow.
L. M. HA 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 t employ his morning light,
Among the statutes of the Lord;
And spends the wakeful hours of night,
With pleasure pondering o'er the word. 3 He, like a plant by gentle streams,
Shall flourish in immortal green;
On every work his hands begin.
As chaff before the tempest flies,
When the last trumpet shakes the skics. 5 In vain the rebel seeks to stand
In judgment with the pious race;
Divides him to a different place. 6 “Straight is the way my saints have trod;
I blessed the path, and drew it plain ;
And down it leads to endless pain.”
S. M. and Of heaven, and earth, and seas, , Thy providence confirms thy word,
And answers thy decrees. 2 The things so long foretold
By David, are fulfilled ;
Jesus, thy holy child.
And Jews, with one accord, Bend all their counsels to destroy
The anointed of the Lord ? 4 Rulers and kings agree
To form a vain design ;
Against his Christ they join.
5 The Lord derides their rage,
And will support his throne,
Hath owned him for his Son.
S. M. OUR Lord's ascended high,
And rules the subject earth; The merit of his blood he pleads,
And pleads his heavenly birth. 2 Beneath his sovereign sway
The Gentile nations bend;
His kingdom shall extend. 3 The nations that rebel
Must feel his iron rod :
Which he received from God. 4 Be wise, ye rulers, now,
And worship at his throne;
To God's exalted Son. 5 If once his wrath arise,
Ye perish on the place:
For refuge to his grace.
The Lord's anointed Son?
And tread his gospel down?
Derides their rage below;
And strikes their spirits through. 3 “I call him my eternal Son,
And raise him from the dead ;