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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:
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;
And neither sound nor language need.
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.
All nature joins to shew thy praise.
But fairer is thy book of grace.
To souls benighted and distrest!
Thy promise leads my heart to rest.
These are my study and delight:
Appears so pleasing to the sight.
But 'tis thy blessed gospel, Lord,
That makes my guilty conscience clean,
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 ;
PSALM 20.-L. M. [*]
Prayer and hope of victory. For a day of prayer in time of war. 1 TOW
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 :
Succour and strength when Zion calls : 3 Well he remembers all our sighs;
His love exceeds our best deserts;
Of humble groans and broken hearts. * In his salvation is our hope,
And in the name of Israei's God
Our navies spread their flags abroad. 5 Some trust in horses train'd for war,
And some of chariots maķe their boasts ;
6 [O may the memory of thy name
Inspire our armies for the fight!
Or quit the field with shameful flight.] 7 Now save us, Lord, from slavish fear ;
Now let our hope be firm and strong,
PSALM 21.-C. M. Altered. [*]
Our country the care of heaven.
And, blest with thy salvation, raise
To heaven their cheerful voice. 2 Thy sure defence, through nations round,
Has spread our wondrous name;
With dignity and fame.
For timely aid rely;
Shall all our wants supply. 4 But, righteous Lord, thy stubborn foes
Shall feel thy dreadful hand;
Who hate all just command.
Thy just, but dreadful doom,
Their hopes and them consume. 6 Thus, Lord, thy wondrous power deelare,
And ibus exalt thy fame;
Whilst we glad songs of praise prepare
PSALM 21.--L. M. [*]
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!
And giv’n the worid to his cominand. 8 Tliy goodness grants whate'er he will,
Nor doth the least request withhold;
And crowns of glory, not of gold. 4 Honour and majesty divine
Around his sacred temples shine;
And length of everlasting days.
And as a fiery oven glows
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,