תמונות בעמוד
PDF
ePub

M

4 Jesus, the priest, ascends his throne,

While counsels of eternal peace,
Between the Father and the Son,

Proceed with honour and success. 5 Thro' the whole earth his reign shall spread,

And crush the powers that dare rebel ;
Then shall he judge the rising dead,

And send the guilty world to hell. 6 Though while he treads his glorious way,

He drinks the cup of tears and blood,
l'he sufferings of that dreadful day
Shall but advance him near to God.

PSALM 110.-C. M. (*)

Christ's kingdom and priesthood. 1

JESUS, our Lord ascend thy throne,
In Ziou shall thy power be known,

And make thy foes subunit.
2 What wonders shall thy gospel do!

Thy.converts shall surpass
The numerous drops of morning dew,

And own thy sovereign grace. 3. God hath pronoune'd a firm decree,

Nor changes what he swore ;
“ Eternal shall thy priesthood be,

" When Aaron is no more.
$ “ Melchizedek, that wondrous priesto

6. That king of high degree, " That holy man, who Abrah'm blesty

4. Was but a type of thee.” $ Jesus our priest foreyur lives

To plead for us above;

Jesus our King forever gives

The blessings of his love.
6 God shall exalt his glorious head,

And his high throne maintain ;
Shall strike the powers and princes dead

Who dare oppose his reign.

SON

PSALM 111.-1st Part, C. M.[*]

The wisdom of God in his works. 1 GONGS of immortal praise belong

To my almighty God;
He has my heart, and he my tongue,

To spread his name abroad. 2 How great the works Iris hand has wrought.

How glorious in our sight!
Good men in every age have sought

His wonders with delight.
3 How most exact is nature's frame!

How wise th' eternal Mind!
His coninsels never change the scheme

That his first thoughts design'd. & When he redeem'd his chosen sons,

He fix'd his covenant sure :
The orders that his lips pronounce,

To endless years endure.
5 Nature and time, and earth and skies,

Thy heavenly skill proclaim;
What shall we do to make us wise,

But learn to read thy name?
6 To fear thy power, to trust thy grace,

Is our divinest skill;
And he's the wisest of our race,

That best obeys thy will.

w

PSALM 111.-2d Part. C. M. (*)

The perfections of God. 1

G Bemand our noblest songs ;

VREAT is the Lord; his works of might Let his assembled saints unite

Their harmony of tongues.
Great is the mercy of the Lord,

He gives his children food ;
And, ever mindful of his word,

He makes his promise good.
3 His Son, the great Redeemer, came

To seal his covenant sure;
Holy and reverend is his name,

His ways are just and pure.
4 They that would grow divinely wise

Must with his fear begin,
Our fairest proof of knowledge lies
In hating every sin.

PSALM 112.-L. P. M. [*]

The blessings of the liberal man. 1 THAT man is blest who stands in awe)

His seed on earth shall be renown'd; His house the seat of wealth shall be, An inexhausted treasury,

And with successive honours crown'd. 2 His liberal favours he extends : To some he gives, to others lenfis;

A generous pity fills his mind :
Yet what his charity impaira,
He saves by prudence in affairs,

And thus he's just to all mankind.

8 His hands, while they his alms bestow'd, His glory's future harvest sow'd :

The sweet remembrance of the just, Like a green root, revives and bears A train of blessings for his heirs,

When dying nature sleeps in dust. 4 Beset with threatening dangers round, Unmoy'd shall he maintain his ground:

His conscience holds his courage up: The soul that's fill'd with virtue's light Shines brightest in affliction's night ; And sees in darkness beams of hope.

PAUSE. [6] 5 [5 Ill tidings never can surprise His heart that fix'd on God relies,

Though waves and tempests roar around: Safe on a rock he sits, and sees The shipwreck of his enemies,

And all their hope and glory drown'd. 6 The wicked shall his triumph see, And gnash their teeth in agony,

To find their expectations cross'd : They and their envy, pride and spite, Sink down to everlasting night,

And all their names in darkness lost.)

[ocr errors]

PSALM 112.-L. M. [*]
The blessings of the pious and charitable.

JHRICE happy man who fears the Lord, Honour and peace his days attend, [word :

And blessings to his seed descend. . Compassion dwells upon his mind,

To works of mercy still inclin'd;

He lends the poor some present aid,

Or gives them, not to be repaid. 3 When times grow dark, and tidings spread,

That fill his neighbours round with dread, His heart is arm'd against the fear,

For God with all his power is there, 4 His soul, well fix'd upon the Lord,

Draws heaveuly courage from his word;
Amidst the darkness light shall rise,

To cheer his heart, and bless his eyes. 5 He hath dispers'd his alms abroad,

His works are still before his God;
His name on earth shall long remain,
While envious sinners fret in vain.

[ocr errors]

PSALM 112.-C. M. [*]

Liberality rewarded.
1 APPY is he that fears the Lord,

And follows his commands,
Who lends the poor without reward,

Or gives with liberal hands.
2 As pity dwells within his breast

To all the sons of need;
So God shall answer his request

With blessings on his seed. 3 No evil tidings shall surprise

His well establish'd mind;
His soul to God, his refuge, flies,

And leaves his fears behind.
In times of general distress,

Some beams of light shall shine,
To shew the world his righteousness,

And give him peace divine.

« הקודםהמשך »