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Their watery blessings from the sky,
To cheer the thirsty land.
Permit the corn to spring;
And the poor labourers sing. * The little hills on every side,
Rejoice at falling showers;
all their pride,
Promise a joyful crop ;
And raise the reaper's bope. 6 The various months thy goodness crowns ;
How bounteous are thy ways!
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.
How terrible art thou !
" Or at thy feet they bow."
How glorious are his ways!
And cleaves the frighted seas.
4 He made the ebbing channel dry,
While Israel pass'd the flood;
And triumph in their God.]
Will rebel mortals dare
And tempt that dreadful war?
Ye saints, fulfil his praise ;
And guides our doubtful ways. 7 Lord, thou hast prov'd our suffering souls,
To make our graces shine ;
The metal to refine.
We march at thy command;
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.
To make his mercies known;
The wonders he has done.
I sought his heavenly aid;
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.
Has set my spirit free,
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.
Do thou our glory stand,
Surround the favourite land.] 3 When shall thy name from shore to sliore
Sound all the earth abroad,
Their Saviour and their God?
Sing loud with solemn voice;
And grateful hearts rejoice. 5 He, the great Lord, the sovereign Judge,
That sits enthron'd above,
In justice and in love.
6 Earth shall obey her Maker's will,
And yield a full increase ;
With fruitfulness and peace.
His choicest favours here;
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.
Justice and vengeance are his names :
Like melting wax before the fire. 3 He rides and thunders through the sky;
His name, JEHOVAH, sounds on high :
Ye saints, rejoice before his face. 4 The widow and the fatherless
Fly to his aid in sharp distress;
A judge that's just, a father kind.
And prisoners see the light again ;
6 Kingdoms and thrones to God belong;
Crown him, ye nations, in your song:
His honours shall enrich your verse. 7 He shakes the heavens with loud alarms;
How terrible is God in arms!
Israel is his peculiar throne. 8 Proclaim him king, pronounce him blest;
He's your defence, your joy, your rest :
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,