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When they were strangers in the place,
A little feeble band ! 6 Like pilgrims, thro' the countries round,
Securely they remov'd;
Severely he reprov'd.
“Sball soon revenge the wrong:
“Shall know their God is strong." 8 Then let the world forbear its rage,
Nor put the church in fear : Israel must live through every age, And be th’ Almighty's care.]
PAUSE I. 9 When Pharaoh dar'd to vex the saints,
And thus provok'd their God, Moses was sent, at their complaints,
Arm'd with his dreadful rod.
Like an o'erwhelming flood ;
To lakes and streams of blood.
Through the whole country spread;
About the monarch's bed. 12 Through fields, and towns, and palaces,
The tenfold vengeance flew ;
And hail their cattle slew.
The flower of Egypt dy'd;
The strength of every house was broke,
Their glory and their pride.
Nor put the church in fear;
And be th’ Almighty's care.
15 Thus were the tribes from bondage
And not one feeble found.
And mark'd their journies right;
A fiery guide by night. 17 They thirst; and waters from the rock
In rich abundance flow,
Ran all the desert through.
Of ever-flowing grace!
Through all this wilderness.
The chosen tribes possess'd
And there enjoy'd their rest.
The church renounce her fear; Israel must live through every age,
Apd be th' Almighty's care.
PSALM 106.-L. M. Ver. 1-5. [*] Praise to God; or, conimunion with saints. 1 To God the great, the ever bless'd,
His mercy firm forever stands !
Give him the thanks bis love demands. 2 Who knows the wonders of thy ways ?
Who shall fulfil thy boundless praise ?
And pay their duty to thy will. 3 Remember what thy mercy did
For Jacob's race, thy chosen seed;
The meanest suppliant thy grace.
PSALM 106.-S. M. (*] Ver. 7, 8, 12-14, 43—48. Israel punished and pardoned ; or, God's unchangeuble love. 1 G How locklea.e our ways!
of eternal ,
Thy constancy of grace!
And then thy praise they sung;
And murmur'd with their tongue. 3 Now they believe his word,
While rocks with rivers How ;
And he reduc'd them low.
A Yet when they mourn'd their faults,
He hearken’d to their groans ; Brought his own covenant to his thoughts,
And call'd them still his sons. 5 Their names were in his book,
He sav'd them from their foes : Oft he chastis'd, but ne'er forsook
The people that he chose. 6 Let Israel bless the Lord,
Who lov'd their ancient race;
Amen to all the praise.
PSALM 107.- 1st Part. L. M. [*] Israel led to Canaan, and christians to heaven, 1 IVE thanks to God; he reigns above;
His inercy, ages past have known,
And ages long to come shall own. 2 Let the redeemed of the Lord
The wonders of his grace record :
A d rescu'd from their mighty foes.
Their fetters and th’ Égyptian yoke, They trac'd the desert, wandering round,
A wild and solitary ground !
Nor city for a fix'd abode;
Their burning thirst, or hunger's rage.] 5 In their distress to God they cry'd;
God was their Saviour and their guide; He led their march far wandering round; 'Twas the right path to Canaan's ground. 6 Thus when our first release we gain
From sin's old yoke, and Satan's chain,
And brings us to the heavenly land. 30 let the saints with joy record
The truth and goodness of the Lord!
PSALM 107.-2d Part. L. M. [*]
Correction for sin, and release by prayer. 1
TROM age to age exalt his name:
And feeds the poor with every good. 2 But if their hearts rebel, and rise
Against the God that rules the skies;
And slight the counsels of the Lord; 3 He'll bring their spirits to the ground,
And no deliverer shall be found :
In darkness and the shades of death. & Then to the Lord they raise their cries;
He makes the dawning light arise,
That hung so heavy round their head. 5 He cuts the bars of brass in two,
And lets the smiling prisoners througla ;