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5 0! for his sake our guilt forgive,

And let the mourning sinner live;
The Lord will hear us in his name,
Nor shall our hope be turn'd to shame.

PSALM 69.–20 Part. L. M. [b] Ver. 7, &c. Christ's sufferings and seal. 1 WAS for our sake, eternal God,

Thy Son sustain'd that heavy load: Of base reproach and sore disgrace,

And shame debil'd his sacred face.
2 The Jews, his brethren and his kin,

Abus'd the man that check'd their sin ;
While he fulfill'd thy holy laws,

They hate him, but without a cause. 3 [" My Father's house, (said he was made

* A place for worship, not for trade;"
Then, scattering all their gold and brass,
He scourg'd the merchants from the place.)
[Zeal for the temple of his God
Consum'd his life, expos’d his blood ;
Reproaches at thy glory thrown

He felt, and mourn'd them as his own.] 5 (His friends forsook, his followers fled,

While foes and arms surround his lread;
They curse him with a slanderous tongue,

And the false judge maintains the wrong.} 6 His life they load with bateful lies,

And charge his lips with blasphemies:
They nail him to the shanieful tree;

There hung the man that dy'd for me! 7 [Wretches, with hearts as hard as stones,

Lagult bis piety and groans ;

Gall was the food they gave him there,

And-mock'd his thirst with vinegar.] 8 But God beheld, and from his throne

Marks out the men that hate bis Son ;
The hand that rais'd him from the dead
Shall pour due vengeance on their head.

PSALM 71.-1st Part. C. M. [b] Ver. 549. The aged saint's reflection and hope.

Y God, my everlasting hope,

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Thine hands have held my childhood up,

And strengthen'd all my youth.
2 My flesh was fasbion'd by thy power,

With all these limbs of mine;
And from my mother's painful hour

I've been entirely thine.
3 Still has my life new wonders seen,

Repeated every year :
Behold my days that yet remain,

I trust them to thy care.
# Cast me not off when strength declines,

When boary hairs arise ;
And round be let thy glory shinc,

Whene'er thy servant dies. 5 Then in the history of my age,

When men review my days,
They'll read thy love in every page,

In every line, thy praise.
PSALM 71.-2d Part. C. M. (*)

Ver. 15, 14, 16, 23, 22, 24.
Christ our strength and righteousness.

Y Saviour, my Almighty Friend,

I began

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Where will the growing numbers end,

The numbers of thy grace ? 2 Thou art my everlasting trust,

Thy goodness I adore !
And since I knew thy graces first,

I speak thy glories more.
$ My feet shall travel all the length

Of the celestial road,
And march with courage in thy strength,

To see my Father God,
When I am fill'd with sore distress

For some surprising sin,
I'll plead thy perfect righteousnese,

And mention none but thine. 5 How will my lips rejoice to tell

The victories of my King !
My soul, redeem'd from sin and hell,

Sball thy salvation sing.
6 [My tongue sball all the day proclaim

My Saviour and my God:
His death has brought my foes to shane,

And drown'd them in his blood.
7 Awake, awake, my tuneful powers :

With this delightful song,
I'll entertain the darkest hours,

Nor think the season long.)

PSALM 71.-3d Part. C. M. [b] Ver. 17–21. The aged Christian's prayer and ong;

or, old age, death, and the resurrection. 1 OD of my childhood and my youth, I have declar'd thy heavenly truth

And told thy wondrous ways.

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2 Wilt thou forsake my hoary hairs,

And leave my fainting heart ?
Who shall sustain my sinking years,

If God my strength depart
3 Let me thy power and truth proclaim

To the surviving age,
And leave a savour of thy name

When I shall quit the stage. & The land of silence and of death

Attends my next remove;
O may these poor remains of breath

Teach the wide world thy love!

PAUSE.

5 Thy righteousness is deep and high,

Únsearchable thy deeds;
Thy glory spreads beyond the sky,

And all my praise exceeds.
6 Oft have I heard thy threatenings roar,

And oft endur'd the grief; But when thy hand has press'd me sore,

Thy grace was my relief. 7 By long experience have I known

Thy sovereign power to save ; At thy command I venture down

Securely to the grave.
8 When I lie buried in the dust,

My flesh shall be thy care;
These witheri'g limbs with thee I trust,

To raise them strong and fair.
PSALM 72.-1st Part. L. M. [*]

The kingdom of Christ.
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Now give the kingdom to thy Son,

Extend his power, exalt his throne. 2 Thy sceptre well becomes his hands,

All heav'n submits to his commands;
His justice shall avenge the poor,

And pride and rage prevail no more. 3 With power he vindicates the just,

And treads th' oppressor in the dust:
His worship and his fear shall last,

Till hours, and years, and time he past. & As rain on meadows newly mown,

So shall he send his influence down;
His grace on fainting souls distils,

Like heavenly dew on thirsty hiils. j The heathen lands, that lie beneath

Tie shades of overspreading death,
Revive at his first dawning light.

And deserts blossom at the sight.
6 The saints shall flourish in his days,

Drest in the robes of joy and praise ;
Peace, like a river, from his thrope
Shall low to nations yet unknown.
PSALM 72.-22 Part. L. M. [*]
Christ's kingdom among the Gentiles.
TESUS shall reign where'er the sun

Does his successive journies run:
His kingdom stretch from shore to shore,

Till moons shall wax and wane no more. 2 (Behold! the islands, with their kings,

And Europe her best tribute brings :
From north to south the princes meet,

To pay their homage at his feet. 3 There Persia, glorious to behold,

There India shines in Eastern gold;

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