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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.]
I guard against my darling sin.
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.
-4 Before the scoffers of the age,
Nor tremble at their mighty rage,
C. M. 1st Part. Mear. [*] .
Now is thine arm reveald;
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;
With all their dreadful skill;
And makes them hearts of steel.
Though there his name's forgot;
But Cyrus knew him not.]
For his own church's sake;
Shall of his care partake.
: C. M. 2nd Part. Arundel. [*]
The Conqueror's Song.
1 The triumphs of the day;
And melt their strength away.
And break united powers;...
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.
04 Ye Christian lands, rejoice,
Here he reveals his word;
To bid us know the Lord.
Are set before our eyes; .
Where our salvation lies.
His truth without deceit,
And his rewards are great. - [Not honey to the taste
Affords so much delight;
So much allures the sight. 08 While of thy works I sing,
Thy glory to proclaim;
In my Redeemer's name.)
God's Word most excellent : or holy Fear.
Begins his glorious way;
And life and light convey.
It spreads diviner light;
And gives the blind their sight.]
And all thy judgments just;
And men securely trust.
Are thy directions giv'n!
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.
Forgive my secret faults,
Whose crimes exceed my thoughts. -8 While with my heart and tongue,
I spread thy praise abroad;
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;
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:
truth began ev'ry land.