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Grief is almost turn'd to gladness,
By the sound of sabbath bells. 3 Day of rest! with what emotion
Doth the lone heart turn to Thee !
Should'st thou bend to Deity! 4 Let thoughts of Christ thy faith inspire,
When thou kneel'st to heaven in pray'r: Ask whate'er thy wants require,
Ask it humbly, God is there. 116. Part of Psalm LXXII. JESUS shall reign where'er the sun
Does his successive journeys run ;
Till moons shall wax and wane no more. 2 People and realms of every tongue
Dwell on His love with sweetest song ;
Their early blessings on His name.
Death and the curse are known no more ;
More blessings than their father lost. 4 Let ev'ry creature rise, and bring
Peculiar honours to our King ;
And earth repeat the loud Amen.
From ev'ry swelling tide of woes,
2 There is a place where Jesus sheds
The oil of gladness on our heads :
It is the blood-stained mercy-seat.
And friend holds fellowship with friend :
Around one common mercy-seat.
And time and sense seem all no more ;
And glory crowns the mercy-seat. 118. Psalm CXVIII. SOVEREIGN ofworlds, display Thy power,
Be this Thy Zion's favour'd hour;
And point the nations to the skies. 2 Set up Thy throne where Satan reigns ;
On Afric's shores, on India's plains ;
And make the universe Thine own. 3 Go, messengers of Christ, proclaim
Salvation thro' Emmanuel's name ;
And plant the rose of Sharon there. 119. Psalm CXIX. OH that the Lord would guide my ways,
To keep His statutes still !
To know and do His will !
2 O send Thy spirit down, to write
Thy law upon my heart !
Nor act the liar's part.
Let no corrupt design,
Within this soul of mine.
And make my heart sincere ;
But keep my conscience clear.
'Tis a delightful road; Nor let my head, or heart, or hands,
Offend against my God. 120. Sense of God's Omnipresence. L.M. WHERE'ER I am, whate'er I see,
Eternal Lord is full of Thee. I feel Thee in the gloom of night,
I view Thee in the morning light:
Thy grace can every thought control;
Can peace and confidence impart.
Thy arm upholds, Thy power protects : With Thee when I at dawn converse,
The shadows sink, the clouds disperse. 4 Thou as the sun illumes the skies,
O Sun of Righteousness, arise ;
Dispel the fogs of mental night,
Being of beings, Light of light. 121. The Light of His People. 8,7. LIGHT of those, whose dreary dwelling
Borders on the shades of death ;
Scatter every cloud beneath :
Life and joy Thy beams impart:
Every meek and contrite heart. 2 Show Thy power in ev'ry nation,
O Thou Prince of peace and love;
Fix our hearts on Things above:
Every burden'd soul release;
Guide, O guide us, into peace. 122. Psalm CXXII. How did my heart rejoice to hear
My friends devoutly say, - In Zion let us all appear,
And keep the solemn day!"
The church adorn'd with grace
To shew His milder face.
The holy tribes repair ;
The Son of David holds His throne,
And sits in judgment there.
And joy a constant guest !
Be her attendants blest!
While life or breath remains ;
There God my Saviour reigns.
123. The Defeat of Sisera. STRIKE! strike the loud harp to the
praise of the Lord, And on cymbals of gladness His glory
record! Exult! for the sceptre of Jabin is broke, And Israel is freed from the Canaanite's
yoke. 2 The mother of Sisera looks out on high, From the halls of her palace, for evening
is nigh: And the wine-cup is brimmed, and the
bright torches burnAnd the banquet is piled for the chieftain's
return. 3 She cries to her maidens, “Why comes not
my son ?
Is the combat not o'er, and the battle not
won ? The steeds of Canaan are many and strong, Why tarry the wheels of his chariot so