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L. M. 2nd Part. Armley. [b]

V 20-26.-Sincerity proved and rewarded. 1 T ORD, thou hast seen my soul sincere,

I Hast made thy truth and love appear; Before mine eyes I set thy laws, And thou hast own'd my righteous cause. 2 [Since I have learn'd thy holy ways, I've walk'd upright before thy face: Or if my feet did e'er depart,

'Twas never with a wicked heart.]
p 3 What sore temptations broke my rest!
e What wars and strugglings in my breast !
-But, thro' thy grace that reigns within,

I guard against my darling sin.
4 The sin that close besets me still,

That works and strives against my will; e When will thy Spirit's sovereign power

Destroy it, that it rise no more? -5 With an impartial hand, the Lord Deals out to mortals their reward : The kind and faithful soul shall find A God as faithful and as kind. 6 The just and pure shall ever say,

Thou art more pure, more just than they; o And men who love revenge shall know, u God hath an arm of vengeance too. L. M. 3rd Part. Quercy. Nantwich. [*]

V.30, 31, 34, 35, 36, &c. Rejoicing in God: or Salvation and Triumph. 1 TUST are thy ways, and true thy word, e J Great Rock of my secure abode. -Who is a God beside the Lord ? g Or where's a refuge like our God? -2 'Tis he who girds me with his might, Gives me his holy sword to wield; And, while with sin and hell I fight,

Spreads his salvation for my shield. 0 3 He lives, (and blessed be my Rock,)

The God of my salvation lives;

The dark designs of hell are broke; e Sweet is the peace my Father gives.

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-4 Before the scoffers of the age,

Nor tremble at their mighty rage,
But meet reproach and bear the shame.
5 To David and his royal seed,
Thy grace for ever shall extend;
Thy love to saints, in Christ their head,
Knows not a limit, nor an end.

C. M. 1st Part. Mear. [*] .
Victory and Triumph, over Temporal Enemies..
1 W E love thee, Lord, and we adore;

Now is thine arm reveald;
Thou art our strength, our heav'nly tow'r,

Our bulwark and our shield. 0 2 We fly to our éternal Rock,

And find a sure defence; -His holy name our lips invoke,

And draw salvation thence. 0 3 When God our leader shines in arms,

What mortal heart can bear g The thunder of his loud alarms?

The lightning of his spear? -4 He rides upon the winged wind,

And angels in array, In millions wait to know his inind, 0 And swift as flames obey. -5 He speaks--and at his fierce rebuke,

Whole armies are dismay'd;
His voice, his frown, his angry look,
0 Strikes all their courage dead.
-6 He forms our gen’rals for the field,

With all their dreadful skill;
Gives them his awful sword to wield,

And makes them hearts of steel.
[He arms our captains to the fight,

Though there his name's forgot;
He girded Cyrus with his might,

But Cyrus knew him not.]
8 Oft has the Lord whole nations blest,

For his own church's sake;
The powers that give his people rest,

Shall of his care partake.

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: C. M. 2nd Part. Arundel. [*]

The Conqueror's Song.
1 [TVO thine almighty arm we owe

1 The triumphs of the day;
Thy terrours, Lord, confound the foe,

And melt their strength away.
2 'Tis by thy aid our troops prevail,

And break united powers;...
Or burn their boasted fleets, or scale

The proudest of their towers. 3 How have we châs'd them through the field,

And trod them to the ground; While thy salvation was our shield,

But they no shelter found ! e 4 In vain to idol saints they cry,

And perish in their blood : -Where is a rock so great, so high,

So powerful, as our God? 0 5 The Rock of Israel ever lives,

His name be ever blest; o 'Tis his own arm the vict'ry gives,

And gives his people rest. 6 On kings that reign as David did,

He pours his blessings down;" Secures their honours to their seed,

And well supports their crown.]

PSALM 19. S.M. 1st Part. Watchman. Sutton.[*]

The Book of Nature and the Scriptures. 1 DEHOLD, the lofty sky

D Declares its maker God;. And all his starry works on high

Proclaim his power abroad. 2 The darkness and the light

Still keep their course the same ; While night to day, and day to night,

Divinely teach his name. 3 In ev'ry diff'rent land,

Their gen’ral voice is known: They show the wonders of his hand,

And orders of his throne.

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04 Ye Christian lands, rejoice,

Here he reveals his word;
We are not lest to nature's voice,

To bid us know the Lord.
5 His statutes and commands

Are set before our eyes; .
He puts his gospel in our hands,

Where our salvation lies.
6 His laws are just and pure,

His truth without deceit,
His promises for ever sure, .

And his rewards are great. - [Not honey to the taste

Affords so much delight;
Nor gold that has the furnace pass'd,

So much allures the sight. 08 While of thy works I sing,

Thy glory to proclaim;
Accept the praise, my God, my King,

In my Redeemer's name.)
S. M. 2nd Part. Dover. Pelham. [*]

God's Word most excellent : or holy Fear.
1 [DEHOLD the morning sun

Begins his glorious way;
His beams through all the nations run,

And life and light convey.
2 But where the gospel comes,

It spreads diviner light;
It calls dead sinners from their tombs,

And gives the blind their sight.]
3 How perfect is thy word !

And all thy judgments just;
For ever sure thy promise, Lord,

And men securely trust.
4 My gracious God, how plain

Are thy directions giv'n!
O may I never read in vain,
But find the path to heaven.

PAUSE.
€ 5 I hear thy word with love,

And I would fain obey;

Send thy good Spirit from above

To guide me, lest I stray. 6 ( who can ever find

The errours of his ways? e Yet with a bold presumpt'ous mind,

I would not dare transgress.
7 Warn me of ev'ry sin,

Forgive my secret faults,
And cleanse this guilty soul of mine,

Whose crimes exceed my thoughts. -8 While with my heart and tongue,

I spread thy praise abroad;
Accept the worship and the song,
My Saviour and my God.

L. M. Green's. Leeds. [*]

Nature and Scripture compared. I T HE heavens declare thy glory, Lord,

: 1 In every star thy wisdom shines; o But when our eyes behold thy word,

We read thy name in fairer lines. :. -2 The rolling sun, the changing light,

And nights and days thy pow'r confess; o But the blest volume thou hast writ

Reveals thy justice and thy grace. -3 Sun, moon, and stars convey thy praise,

Round the whole earth, and never stand; o So when thy truth began its race,

It touch'd and glanc'd on ev'ry land. 04 Nor will thy spreading gospel rest,

'Till thro’ the world thy truth has run;
'Till Christ has all the nations blest,

That see the light, or feel the sun. e 5 Great Sun of Righteousness, arise ; -Bless the dark world with heav'nly light;

Thy gospel makes the simple wise,

Thy laws are pure, thy judgments right. g 6 Thy noblest wonders here we view,

In souls renew'd, and sins forgiv’n:
Lord cleanse my sins, my soul renew,
And make thy word my guide to heaven.

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truth began ev'ry land.

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