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PSALM 85.-2d Part. L. M. L*]

Ver. 9, &c. Salvation by Christ. 1 ALVATION is forever nigh

The souls that fear and trust the Lora; And grace, descending from on high,

Fresh hopes of glory shall afford. 2 Mercy and truth on earth are met, Since Christ the Lord came down from

heav'n : By his obedience, so complete,

Justice is pleas'd, and peace is given. 3 Now truth and honour shall abound,

Religion dwell on earth again,
And heavenly influence bless the ground
In our Redeemer's gentle reign.
His righteousness is gone before,
To give us free access to God:
Our wandering feet shall stray no more,-
But mark his steps, and keep the road.

PSALM 86.- C. M. [b]
Ver. 8–13. A general song of praise to Goch
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MONG the princes, earthly gods,

There's none hath power divine ; Nor is their nature, mighty Lord,

Nor are their works, like thine. 2 The nations thou hast made shall bring

Their offerings round thy throne;, For thou alone dost wondrous things, ,

For thou art God alone.
3 Lord, I would walk with holy feet;

Teach me thy heavenly ways,
And my poor scatter'd thoughts unite

In God my Father's praise.

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Shall those sweet wonders tell, How by thy grace my sinking soul Rose from the deeps of hell.

PSALM 87.-L. M. [*] The church the birth-place of the saints ; or,

Jews and Gentiles united in the Christian church. YOD in his earthly temple lays

Foundations for his heavenly praise :' He likes the tents of Jacob well,

But still in Zion loves to dwell. 2 His mercy visits every house

That pay their night and morning vows; But makes a more delightful stay

Where churches meet to praise and pray. S What glories were describ'd of old!..

What wonders are of Zion told!
Thou city of our God below,

Thy fame shall Tyre and Egypt know 4 Egypt and Tyre, and Greek and Jew,

Shall there begin their lives anew :
Angels and men shall join to sing

The bill where living waters spring.
5 When God makes up his last account

Of natives in his holy mount,
"Twill be an honour to appear
As one new born, or nourish'd there!

PSALM 89.--1st Part. L. M. [b] The covenant made with Christ; or, the true

David. 1 FOREVER sball my song record

The truth and merey of the Lord;

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Mercy and truth forever stand,

Like heaven, establish'd by his hand. 2 Thus to his Son he sware, and said,

“ With thee my cov'nånt first is made ; “ In thee shall dying sinners live;

"Glory and grace are thine to give. 3 “ Be thou my Prophet, thou my Priest ;

• Thy children shall be ever blest; • Thou art my chosen King; thy throne

" Shall stand eternal, like my own.
de " There's none of all my sons above

“So much my image or my love;
“ Celestial powers thy subjects are:

Then what can earth to thee eompare ? 5 “ David, my servant, whom I chose,

“ To guard my flock, to crush my foes,
"And rais'd him to the Jewish throne,

“ Was but a shadow of my Son.
6 Now let the church rejoice and sing!

Jesus her Saviour and her King;
Angels his heavenly wonders show,
And saints declare his works below.

PSALM 89.-1st Part. C. M. [b] .

The faithfulness of God. 1 MY never ceasing songs shall show

The mercies of the Lord ;
And make succeeding ages know

How faithful is his word.
2 The sacred truths his lips pronounce

Shall firm as heaven endure :
And if he speak a promise once,

Th' eternal grace is sure.

wo, 3 How long the race of David held

The promis'd Jewish throne !
But there's a nobler cov'nant seal'u

To David's greater Son.
& His seed forever shall possess

A throne above the skies ; The meanest subject of his grace

Shall to that glory rise. 5 Lord God of Hosts, thy wondrous ways.1

Are sung by saints above;
And saints on earth their honours raise

To thinc unchanging love.
PSALM 89.-22 Part.

C. M. [*] Ver. 7, &c. The power and majesty of God;

or, reverential worship.
ITH reverence let the saints appear,

And bow before the Lord :
His high commands with reverence hear,

And tremble at his word. 2. How terrible thy glories be!

How bright thine armies shine! Where is the power that vies with thee?

Or truth compard with thine ?
3 The northern pole and southern rest

On thy supporting hand;
Darkness and day from east to west

Move round at thy command.
* Thy words the raging winds control,

And rule the boisterous deep ;
Thou mak'st the sleeping billows roll,

The rolling billows sleep 5 Heaven, earth, and air, and sea are thine,

And the dark world of hell i

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How did thy arm in vengeance shine,

When Egypt durst rebel !
6 Justice and judgment are thy throne,

Yet wondrous is thy grace ;
While truth and mercy, join'd in one,

Invite us near thy face.
PSALM 89.-3d Part. C. M. 1*]

Ver. 15, &c. A blessed gospel. 1 LEST are the souls that hear and know

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Peace shall attend the paths they go,

And light'their steps surround.
2 Their joy shall bear their spirits up,

Through their Redeemer's name;
His righteousness exalts their hope,

Nor Satan dares condemn.
3 The Lord, our glory and defence,

Strength and salvation gives :
Israel, thy King forever reigns,

Thy God forever lives.

PSALM 89.-4th Part. C. M. [b] Ver. 19, &c. Christ's mediatorial kingdom

or, his divine and human nature.

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Sinners, behold your help is laid

“On my Almighty Son.
2 “Behold the man my wisdom chose

“ Among your mortal race,
“ His head my hoiy oil o'erflows,

• The spirit of my grace. S“ High shall he reign ou David's throne,

"My people's better King;

HEAR what the Lord in vision said,

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