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But, when our eyes behold thy word,

We read thy name in fairer lines. 2 The rolling sun, the changing light,

And nights and days thy power confess; But the blest volume thou hast writ

Reveals thy justice and thy grace. 3 Sun, moon and stars convey thy praise

Round the whole earth, and never stand; So when thy truth began its race,

It touch'd and glanc'd on every land. \ Nor shall thy spreading gospel rest

Till through the world thy truth has run; Till Christ has all the nations blest,

That see the light, or feel the sun. 5 Great Sun of Righteousness, arise,

Bless the dark world with heavenly light? Thy gospel makes the simple wise ;

Thy laws are pure, thy judgments right. 6 Thy noblest wonders here we view,

In souls renew'd, and sins forgiven:
Lord, cleanse my sins, my soul renew,
And make thy word my guide to heaven.

PSALM 19.-L. P. M. [*]

The books of nature and scripture. 1

frame Declares the glories of thy name;

There thy rich works of wonder shine ; A thousand starry beauties there, A thousand radiant marks appear

Of boundless power and skill divine. 2 From night to day, from day to night,

The dawning and the dying light

GREAT God, the heaven's well orderd

Lectures of heavenly wisdom read;
With silent eloquence they raise
Our thoughts to our Creator's praise,

And neither sound nor language need.
3 Yet their divine instructions run
Far as the journies of the sun,

And every nation knows their voice; The sun, like some young bridegroom drest, Breaks from the chambers of the east,

Rolls round, and makes the earth rejoice.
4 Where'er he spreads his beams abroad,
He smiles and speaks his Maker, God;

All nature joins to shew thy praise.
Thus God in every creature shines ;
Fair is the book of nature's lines,

But fairer is thy book of grace.

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5 I love the volumes of thy word;
What light and joy those leaves afford

To souls benighted and distrest!
Thy precepts guide my doubtful way;
Thy fear forbids my feet to stray:

Thy promise leads my heart to rest.
6 From the discoveries of thy law
The perfect rules of life I draw;

These are my study and delight:
Not honey so envites the taste,
Nor gold, that has the furnace pass'd,

Appears so pleasing to the sight.
7 Thy threat'nings wake my slumb’ring eyes,
And warn me where my danger lies ;

But 'tis thy blessed gospel, Lord,

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That makes my guilty conscience clean,
Converts my soul, subdues my sin,

And gives a free, but large reward. 8 Who knows the errors of his thoughts P My God, forgive my secret faults,

And from presumptuous sins restrain ;
Accept my poor attempts of praise,
That I have read thy book of grace,
And book of nature not in vain.

PSALM 20.-L. M. [*]

Prayer and hope of victory. For a day of prayer in time of war. 1 TOW

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the God of power and grace Jehovah hears wlien Israel prays,

And brings deliverance from on high. 2 The name of Jacob's God defends

Better than shields or brazen walls :
He from his sanctuary sends

Succour and strength when Zion calls : 3 Well he remembers all our sighs;

His love exceeds our best deserts;
His love accepts the sacrifice

Of humble groans and broken hearts. * In his salvation is our hope,

And in the name of Israei's God
Our troops sua!l lift their banners up,

Our navies spread their flags abroad. 5 Some trust in horses train'd for war,

And some of chariots maķe their boasts ;
Our surest expectations are
From thee, the Lord of heavenly hosts

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6 [O may the memory of thy name

Inspire our armies for the fight!
Our foes shall fall and die with shame,

Or quit the field with shameful flight.] 7 Now save us, Lord, from slavish fear ;

Now let our hope be firm and strong,
Till thy salvation shall appear,
And joy and triumph raise the song.

PSALM 21.-C. M. Altered. [*]

Our country the care of heaven.
UR land, O Lord, with songs of praise

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And, blest with thy salvation, raise

To heaven their cheerful voice. 2 Thy sure defence, through nations round,

Has spread our wondrous name;
And our successful actions crown'd

With dignity and fame.
Then let our land on God alone

For timely aid rely;
His mercy, which adorns his throne,

Shall all our wants supply. 4 But, righteous Lord, thy stubborn foes

Shall feel thy dreadful hand;
Thy vengeful arm shall find out those

Who hate all just command.
5 When thou against them dóst engage,

Thy just, but dreadful doom,
Shall, like a fiery oven's rage,

Their hopes and them consume. 6 Thus, Lord, thy wondrous power deelare,

And ibus exalt thy fame;

Whilst we glad songs of praise prepare
For thine almighty name.

PSALM 21.--L. M. [*]
Ver. 1-9. Christ exalted lo the kingrlom.

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1 D Raisia to the throne

by special grace ;

But Christ the Son appears at length,

Fulfils the triunph and the praise. 2 How great is the Messialı’s joy

In the salvation of thy hand!
Lord, thou hast rais'il his kingdom high,

And giv’n the worid to his cominand. 8 Tliy goodness grants whate'er he will,

Nor doth the least request withhold;
Blessings of love prevent him still,

And crowns of glory, not of gold. 4 Honour and majesty divine

Around his sacred temples shine;
Piest with the favour of thy face,

And length of everlasting days.
5 Thine hand shall find out all his foes:

And as a fiery oven glows
With raging heat and living coals,
So shall thy wrath devour their souls.

PSALM 22.--1st Part. C. M. [b] Ver. 1-16. The sufferings and dcath of Christ. 1 " CHY has my God my soul forsook,

" Nor will a smile afford ?" (Thus David once in anguish spoke,

And thus dur dying Lord.) % Though 'tis my chief delight to dwell

Among thy praising saints,

WHY

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