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Far as the world's remotest ends

His kingdom shall advance. 8 The nations that rehel

Must feel his iron rud;
He'll vindicate those honours well

Which he received from God. (9 Be wise, ye rulers, now,

And worship at his throne;
With trembling joy, ye people, bow

To God's exalted Son. 10 If once his wrath arise,

Ye perish on the place;
Then blessed is the soul that flies

For refuge to his grace.]

WHY did the nations

join to slay

PSALM 2. C. M.

(b) 1 HY

The Lord's anointed Son ?
Why did they cast his laws away,

And tread his gospel down?
2 The Lord who sits above the skies,
Derides their

rage below;
He speaks with vengeance in his eyes,
And strikes their

spirits through. 3 “I call him my eternal Son,

" And raise him from the dead; "I make my holy hill his throne,

“And wide his kingdom spread. \ " Ask me, my Son, and then enjoy

66 The utmost heathen lands : " Thy rod of iron shall destroy

" The rebel who withstands."

5 Be wise, ye rulers of the earth,

Oboy th' anointed Lord;
Adore the King of heavenly birth,

And tremble at his word.
6 With humble love address his throne;

For if he frown, ye die;
Those are secure, and those alone,

Who on his grace rely.

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PSALM 2. L. M. (b) Christ's death, resurrection, and ascension.

HY did the Jews proclaim their rage! Against the Lord their pow'rs engage

His dear Anointed to destroy. 2 “ Come, let us break his bands,” they say:

• This man shall never give us laws:”
And thus they cast his yoke away,

And nail'd the monarch to the cross. 3 But God, who high in glory reigns,

Laughs at their pride, their rage controls;
He'll vex their hearts with inward pains,
And speak in thunder to their souls.
“I will maintain the King I made,
“On Zion's everlasting hill ;
My hands shall bring him from the dead,

And he shall stand your sov'reign still." 5 [His wondrous rising from the earth

Makes his eternal Godhead known :
The Lord declares his heavenly birth;
"This day have I begot my Son.

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Ascend, my Son, to my right hand, 6. There thou shalt ask, and I bestow, The utmost bounds of heathen land:

" To thee the northern isles shall bow." ng But nations that resist his grace

Shall fall beneath his iron stroke:
His rod shall crush his foes with ease.
As potter's earthen work is broke.

PAUSE.

8 Now ye who sit on earthly thrones,

Be wise, and serve the Lord, the Lamb;
Now at his feet submit your crowns,

Rejoice and tremble at his name.
9 With humble love address the Son,

Lest he grow angry and ye die :
His wrath will burn to worlds unknown,

If ye provoke bis jealousy. 10 His storms shall drive you quick to hell ?

He is a God, and ye but dust :
Happy the souls that know bim well,
And make his grace their only trust.

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PSALM 3. C. M.

(6) Doubts and fears suppressed ; or, God our de

fence from sin and Satan.

* MY !

How fast my foes increase!
Conspiring my eternal death,

They break my present peace.
2 The lying tempter would persuade

There's no relief in heaven,

And all my swelling sins appear

Too big to be forgiven.
8 But thou, my glory, and my strength,

Shalt on the tempter tread,
Shalt silence all my threatning guilt,

And raise my drooping head. bi [I cried, and from his holy hill

He bow'd a list’ning ear ;
I call'd, my Father, and my God,

And he subdu'd my fear.
5 He sheds soft slumbers on mine eyes,

In spite of all my foes ;
I woke, and wonder'd at the grace

Which guarded my repose.]
What though the hosts of death and hell,

All arm’d, against me stood;
Terrors no more shall shake my soul ;

My refuge is my God.
7 Arise, O Lord, fulfil thy grace,

While I thy glory sing:
My God has broke the serpent's teeth,

And death has lost his sting. 8 Salvation to the Lord belongs,

His arm alone can save:
Blessings attend thy people here,
And reach beyond the grave.

PSALM 3. L. M. (6)
Ver. 1-5. A morning psalm.
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LORD, how many are my foes

In this weak state of flesh and blood ?
My peace they daily discompose
But my defence and hope is God.

2 Tird with the burdens of the day,

To thee I rais'd an evening cry;
Thou heard'st when I began to pray,

And thine almighty help was nigh. 3 Supported by thine heavenly aid,

I laid me down, and slept secure ;
Not death should make my heart afraid,

Though I should wake and rise no more. & But God sustain'd me all the night ;

Salvation doth to God belong;

He rais'd my head to see the light, • And makes his praise my morning song.

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PSALM 4. L. M. (b) Ver. 1, 2, 3, 5, 6, 7. Hearing of prayer ; or,

God our portion and Christ our hope.

GOD of grace and righteousness,

? O ;

Thou hast enlarg'd me in distress;

Bow down a gracious ear again. 2 Ye sons of men, in vain ye try

To turn my glory into shame;
How long will scoffers love to lie,

And dare approach my Saviour's name? 3 Know that the Lord divides his saints

From all the tribes of men beside :
He hears the cry of penitents,

For the dear sake of Christ who died. di When our obedient hands have done

A thousand works of righteousness,
We put our trust in God alone,
And glory in his pard’ning grace.

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