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PSALM 8.-C. M. (*)
Christ's condescension and glorification ; or,

God made man.
LORD, our Lord, how wondrous great

Is thine exalted name!
The glories of thy heav'nly state

Let men and babes proclaim. 2 When I behold thy works on high,

The moon, which rules the night, And stars, that well adorn the sky,

Those moving worlds of light: 3 Lord, what is man, or all his race,

Who dwell so far below,
That thou shouldst visit him with grace,

And love his nature so!
$ That thine eternal Son should bear

To take a mortal form,
Made lower than his angels are,

To save a dying worm!
5 [Yet while he lived on earth unknown,

And men would not adore,
Th' obedient seas and fishes own

His Godhead and bis pow'r.'
6 The waves lay spread beneath his feet;

And fish, at his command,
Bring their large shoals to Peter's net,

And tribute to his hand.
7 These lesser glories of the Son

Shone through the fleshy cloud;
Now we behold him on his throne,

And men confess him God.]
8 Let him be crown'd with majesty

Who bow'd his head to death:

And be his honours sounded high,

By all things that liave broath.
9 Jesus, our Lord, how wondrous great

Is thine exalted name ;
The glories of thy heav'nly state

Let the whole earth proclaim.

PSALM 3.--1st Part. L. M.

Ver. 1, 2, paraphrased. The hosanna of the children ; or, infants prais

ing God.

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Through the wide earth thy name is

spread;
And thine eternal glories rise

O'er all the heavens thy lands lave made. 2 To thee the voices of the young

A monument of honour raise ;
And babes, with uniwstructed tongire,

Declare the wonders of thy praise." 3 Thy power assists their tender age

To bring proud rebels to the ground;
To still the bold blasphemer's rage,

And all their policies confound.
4 Children amidst thy temple throng

To see their great Redeemer's face;
The son of David is their song,

A d young hosannas fill the place.
5 The frowning scribes and angry priests

In vain their impious cavils bring;
Revenge sits silent in their breasts,
While Jewish babes proclaim thoir King.

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PSALM 8.-22 Part. L. M. [b]

Ver. 3, &c. paraphrased. Adam and Christ, lords of the old and new creo

ation.

'LORD, what was man when made at first!

Adam

That thou shouldst set him and his race
But just below an angel's place!
That thou shouldst raise his nature so,
And make him lord of all below;
Make every beast and bird submit,

And lay the fishes at his feet!
3 But O! what brighter glories wait

To crown the second Adam's state!
What hunours shall thy Son adorn,
Who condescended to be born !
See him below his angels made!
See him in dust among the dead,
To save a ruin'd world from sin :

But he shall reign with power divine! 5 The world to come, redeem'd from all

The mis'ries, which attend the fall,
New made, and glorious, shall submit
At our exalted Saviour's feet.

PSALM 9.-1st Pait. C. M. [*]
Wrath and mercy from the judgment seat.
ITH my whole heart I'll raise my song,

Thy wonders I'll proclaim;
Thou, sovereign Judge of right and wrong,

Wilt put my foes to shame.
2 I'li sing thy majesty and grace;

My God prepares his throne
To judge the world in righteousness,

And make bis vengeance known.

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3 Then shall the Lord a refuge prove

For all the poor opprest;
To save the people of his love,

And give the weary rest. \ The men who know thy name, will trust

In thy abundant grace;
For thou hast ne'er forsook the just,

Who humbly sought thy face.
5 Sing praises to the righteous Lord,

Who dwells on Zion's bill,
Who executes his threatening word,
And doth his grace fulfil.

PSALM 9.- Part. C. M.
Ver. 12. The wisdom and equity of Providence.

CHENthe Great Judge,supreme and just,

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The humble souls, who mourn in dust,

Shall find a faithful God.
2 He from the dreadful gates of death

Does his own children raise ;
In Zion's gates, with cheerful breath,

They sing their Father's praise.
3 His foes shall fail, with heedless feet,

Into the pit they made ;
And sinners perish in the net

Which their own hands had spread.
4 Thus by thy judgments, mighty God,

Are thy deep counsels known:
When men of mischief are destroyed,

The snaie must be their own.

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5 The wicked shall sink down to hell ;

Thy wrath devour the lands

That dare forget thee, or robel

Against thy known commands. 6 Though saints to sore distress are brought,

And wait, and long complain,
Their cries shall never be forgot,

Nor shall their hopes be vain.
the [Rise, great Redeemer, from thy seat,

To judge and save the poor;
Let nations tremble at thy feet,

And man prevail no more.
8 Thy thunder shall afiright the proud,

And put their hearts to pain;
Make them confess that thou art God,
And they but feeble men.]

PSALM 10.-C. M. [b] Prayers hcard, and sainis saved; or pride,

atheism, and oppression punished. { 1 THY doth the Lord stand off so far ?

WHAnd why conceal his face

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When great calamities appear,

And times of deep distress ?
2 Lord, shall the wicked still deride

Thy justice and thy power?
Shall they advance their heads in pride,

And still thy saints devour? 3 They put thy judgments from their sight,

And then insult the poor,
They boast in their exalted height,

That they shall fall no more.
4 Arise, o God, lift up thine hand;

Attend our humble cry;
No enemy shall dare to stand

When God ascends on high.

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