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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. 16 The Lord himself chose out their way,
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;
And be th? Almighty's care.
PSALM 106.-L. M. Ver. 1-5. [*] Praise to God; ör, conimunion with saints. 1 TO God the great, the ever bless'd,
His mercy firm forever stands!
Give him the thanks his 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 of thy grace. 4 O may I see thy tribes rejoice,
And aid their triumphs with my voice!
PSALM 106.-S. M. [*] Ver. 7, 8, 12-14, 43—48. Israel punished and pardoned ; or, God's unchangeuble love. 1 HOD of eternal love,
G How ways!
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 flow;
And be reduc'd them low.
A Yet when they mourn'd their faults,
He hearken’d to their groans ;
And call'd them still his sons.
He sav'd them from their foes :
The people that he chose.
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 mercy, ages past have known,
And ages long to come shall own,
The wonders of his grace record :
Ad rescu'd from their mighty foes.
Their fetters and th’ Egyptian yoke,
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 for 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. 3 O let the saints with joy record
The truth and goodness of the Lord !
PSALM 107.–20 Part. L. M. [*]
Correction for sin, and release by prayer. 1 ROM
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 i
Takes off the load of guilt and grief,
And gives the labouring soul relief. 6 O may the sons of men record
The wondrous goodness of the Lord ! How great his works ! how kind his ways! Let every tongue pronounce his praise.
PSALM 107.-3d Part. L. M. [*] Intemperance punished and pardoned; or, a psalm for the glutton and the drunkard.
AÍN man, on foolish pleasures bent,
What pains, what loathsome maladies
From luxury and lust arise! 2 The drunkard feels his vitals waste,
Yet drowns his health to please his taste; Till all his active powers are lost,
And fainting life draws near the dust. 3 The glutton groans, and loathes to eat;
His soul abhors delicious meat;
Would yield to death to be releas'd. 4 Then how the frighted sinners fly
To God for help, with earnest cry!
breath, And saves them from approaching deatk. 5 No med'cine could effect the cure
So quick, so easy, or so sure ;
He sends his sov'reign word, and heale. 6 O may the sons of men record
The wondrous goodness of tbe Lord!