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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;
And baughty kings, that on them frown'd,

Severely he reprov'd.
7" Touch mine anointed, and mine arm

“Sball soon revenge the wrong:
'The man that does my prophets harma,

“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.
10 He call'd for darkness; darkness came

Like an o'erwhelming flood ;
He turn'd each lake and every stream

To lakes and streams of blood.
11 He gave the sign, and noisome flies

Through the whole country spread;
And frogs, in croaking armies, rise

About the monarch's bed. 12 Through fields, and towns, and palaces,

The tenfold vengeance flew ;
Locusts in swarms devour'd their troes,

And hail their cattle slew.
1$ Then by an angel's midnight stroke,

The flower of Egypt dy'd;

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The strength of every house was broke,

Their glory and their pride.
14 Now let the world forbear its rage,

Nor put the church in fear;
Israel must live through every agen

And be th’ Almighty's care.

PAUSE II.

15 Thus were the tribes from bondage

brought,
And left the hated ground:
Each some Egyptian spoils had got,

And not one feeble found.
16 The Lord himself chose out their way,

And mark'd their journies right;
Gave them a leading cloud by day,

A fiery guide by night. 17 They thirst; and waters from the rock

In rich abundance flow,
And following still the course they took,

Ran all the desert through.
18 O wondrous stream! O blessed type

Of ever-flowing grace!
So Christ our rock maintains our life

Through all this wilderness.
19 Thus guarded by th’ Almighty hand,

The chosen tribes possess'd
Canaan, the rich, the promis'd land,

And there enjoy'd their rest.
20 Then let the world forbear its rage,

The church renounce her fear; Israel must live through every age,

Apd be th' Almighty's care.

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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 ?
Blest are the souls that fear thee still,

And pay their duty to thy will. 3 Remember what thy mercy did

For Jacob's race, thy chosen seed;
And with the same salvation bless

The meanest suppliant thy grace.
4 O may I see thy tribes rejoice,
And aid their triumphs with my voice!
This is my glory, Lord, to be
Join'd to thy saints, and near to thee,

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 ,
And yet how oft diu Israel prove

Thy constancy of grace!
2 They saw thy wonders wrought,

And then thy praise they sung;
But soon tby works of power forgot,

And murmur'd with their tongue. 3 Now they believe his word,

While rocks with rivers How ;
Now, witi their lusts provoke the Lord,

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;
And christians join the solemn word,

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;

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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 :
Israel, the nation whom he chose,

A d rescu'd from their mighty foes.
3 (When God's almighty arm had broke

Their fetters and th’ Égyptian yoke, They trac'd the desert, wandering round,

A wild and solitary ground !
4 There they could find no leading road,

Nor city for a fix'd abode;
Nor food, nor folintain to assuage

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,
We have this desert world to pass,
A dangerous and a tiresome place.
He feeds and clothes us all the way,
He guides our footsteps, lest we stray;
He guards us with a powerful hand,

And brings us to the heavenly land. 30 let the saints with joy record

The truth and goodness of the Lord!
How great his works! how kind his ways
Let every tongue pronounce his praise.

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PSALM 107.-2d Part. L. M. [*]

Correction for sin, and release by prayer. 1

TROM age to age exalt his name:
He fills the hungry soul with food,

And feeds the poor with every good. 2 But if their hearts rebel, and rise

Against the God that rules the skies;
If they reject his heavenly word,

And slight the counsels of the Lord; 3 He'll bring their spirits to the ground,

And no deliverer shall be found :
Laden with grief, they waste their breath

In darkness and the shades of death. & Then to the Lord they raise their cries;

He makes the dawning light arise,
Aud scatters all that dismal shade

That hung so heavy round their head. 5 He cuts the bars of brass in two,

And lets the smiling prisoners througla ;

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