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Their watery blessings from the sky,

To cheer the thirsty land.
S The goften'd ridges of the field

Permit the corn to spring;
The vallies rich provision yield,

And the poor labourers sing. * The little hills on every side,

Rejoice at falling showers;
The meadow's, dress’d

all their pride,
Perfume the air with flowers.
5 The barren clods, refresh'd with rain,

Promise a joyful crop ;
The parched grounds look green again,

And raise the reaper's bope. 6 The various months thy goodness crowns ;

How bounteous are thy ways!
The bleatiog flocks spread o’er the downs,

And shepherds shout thy praise.

PSALM 66.-1st Part. C. M. [*] Governing power and goodness ; or, our grace

tried by afflictions. 1 CING, all ye nations, to the Lord, With melody of sound record

His honours, and your joys.
2 Say to the Power that shakes the sky,

How terrible art thou !
“Sinners before thy presence fly,

" Or at thy feet they bow."
3 [Come, see the wonders of our God,

How glorious are his ways!
In Moses' hapd he puts his rod,

And cleaves the frighted seas.

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4 He made the ebbing channel dry,

While Israel pass'd the flood;
There did the church begin their joy,

And triumph in their God.]
5 He rules by his resistless might;

Will rebel mortals dare
Provoke th’ Eternal to the fight,

And tempt that dreadful war?
6 O bless our God, and never cease;

Ye saints, fulfil his praise ;
He keeps our life, maintains our peace,

And guides our doubtful ways. 7 Lord, thou hast prov'd our suffering souls,

To make our graces shine ;
So silver bears the burning coars,

The metal to refine.
8 Through watery deeps and fiery ways,

We march at thy command;
Led to possess the promis'd place

Ry thine unerring hand.

PSALM 66.-22 Part. C. M. [*] Ver. 13-20. Praise to God for hearing prayer. 1 OW shall my solemn vows be paid That heard the long requests I made

In my distressful hour.
2 My lips and cheerful heart prepare,

To make his mercies known;
Come, ye that fear my God, and hear

The wonders he has done.
3 When on my head huge sorrows fell,

I sought his heavenly aid;

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He saved my sinking soul from hell

And death's eternal shade. * If sin lay cover'd in my heart,

While prayer employ'd my tongue, The Lord bad shewn me no regard,

Nor I his praises sung.
5 But God (his name be ever blest)

Has set my spirit free,
Nor turn'd from him my poor request,

Nor turn'd his heart from me.

PSALM 67.-C. M. [*] The nation's prosperity, & the church's increase 1 YHINE, mighty God, on this our land,

With beams of heavenly grace; Reveal thy power through all our coasts,

And shew thy smiling face.
% [Amidst our States, exalted high,

Do thou our glory stand,
And like a wall of guardian fire,

Surround the favourite land.] 3 When shall thy name from shore to sliore

Sound all the earth abroad,
And distant nations know and love

Their Saviour and their God?
Sing to the Lord, ye distant lands,

Sing loud with solemn voice;
While thankful tongues exalt his praise,

And grateful hearts rejoice. 5 He, the great Lord, the sovereign Judge,

That sits enthron'd above,
Wisely commands the worlds he made

In justice and in love.

6 Earth shall obey her Maker's will,

And yield a full increase ;
Our God will crown his chosen land

With fruitfulness and peace.
7 God the Redeemer scatters round

His choicest favours here;
While the creation's utmost bound

Shall see, adore, and fear.

PSALM 68.-1st Part. L. M. [*] Ver. 1-6, 32-35. The vengeance and cons

passion of God. 1 1 ,

And put the troops of bell to flight As smoke, that sought to cloud the skies,

Before the rising tempest flies.
2 (He comes, array'd in burning flames;

Justice and vengeance are his names :
Behold bis fainting foes expire,

Like melting wax before the fire. 3 He rides and thunders through the sky;

His name, JEHOVAH, sounds on high :
Sing to his name, ye sons of grace ;

Ye saints, rejoice before his face. 4 The widow and the fatherless

Fly to his aid in sharp distress;
in him the poor and helpless find

A judge that's just, a father kind.
5 He breaks the captive's beavy chain,

And prisoners see the light again ;
But rebels, that dispute his will,
Shall dwell in chains and darkness still.

PAUSE.

6 Kingdoms and thrones to God belong;

Crown him, ye nations, in your song:
His wondrous names and powers rehearse;

His honours shall enrich your verse. 7 He shakes the heavens with loud alarms;

How terrible is God in arms!
In Israel are his mercies known,

Israel is his peculiar throne. 8 Proclaim him king, pronounce him blest;

He's your defence, your joy, your rest :
When terrors rise, and nations faint,
God is the strength of every saint.

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PSALM 68.-22 Part. L. M. [*] Ver. 17, 18. Christ's ascension and the gift

of the Spirit. ORD, when thou didst ascend on high, Those heavenly guards around thee wait,

Like chariots, that attend thy state. 2 Not Sinai's mountain could appear

More glorious when the Lord was there While he pronounc'il his dreadful law,

And struck the chosen tribes with awe. 3 How bright the triumph none can tell

When the rebellious powers of hell,
That thousand souls had captive made,
Were all in chains like captives led.
Rais'd by his Father to the throne,
He sent the promis'd Spirit down,
With gifts and grace for rebel men,
That God might dwell on earth again.

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