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6 Kingdoms and thrones to God belong;
Crown him, ye nations, in your song:
His honours shall enrich your verse. 7 He shakes the heavens with loud alarms;
How terrible is God in arms!
Israel is his peculiar throne. 8 Proclaim him king, pronounce him blest;
He's your defence, your joy, your rest :
PSALM 68.-22 Part. L. M. [*]
of the Spirit.
Ten thousand angels fill'd the sky: Those heavenly guards around thee wait,
Like chariots, that attend thy state. 2 Not Sinai's mountain could appear
More glorious when the Lord was there
And struck the chosen tribes with awe. 3 How bright the triumph none can tell
When the rebellious powers of hell,
Were all in chains like captives led. # Rais'd by his Father to the throne,
He sent the promis'd Spirit down,
PSALM 66.-30 Part. L. M. *] Ver. 19, 9, 20-22. Praise for temporal bless
ings; or, common and spiritilä mercies. 1 E bless the Lord, the just, the good,
Who pours his blessings from the skies,
And loads our days with rich supplies. 2 He sends the sun his circuit round,
To cheer the fruits, to warm the ground; He bids the clouds, with plenteous rain,
Refresh the thirsty earth again.
And all our near escapes from death :
He helps the weak, and guards the strong. 4 He makes the saint and sinner prove
The common blessings of his love;
Is endless jpys, or endless pains. 5 The Lord, that bruis'd the serpent's head,
On all the serpent's seed shall tread;
And smite him with a lasting wound.
From the deep earth, or deeper seas ;
PSALM 69.-1st Part. C. M. [b] Ver. 1-14. The sufferings of Christ for ous
salvation. 1" CLAVE me, O God; the swelling foods
“S. Break in upon my soul
“I sink, and sorrows o'er my head
“ Like mighty waters roll. 2“I cry till all my voice be gone ;
“ In tears I waste the day: " My God, behold my longing eyes,
“And shorten thy delay.
« And still their number grows
" And mighty are my foes.
" That men could never pay,
" Which sinners took away."
The royal prophet mourns ;
And gives us joy by turns.
“Salvation in my name,
“Of sorrow, pain, and shaine. ✓ “Gricf, like a garment, cloth'd me round,
" And suckcloth was my diess,
" A. robe of righteousness.
“ I like a stranger stood, “ And bore their vile reproach, to bring
" The Gentilcs near to God. A "I came in sinful mortals' stead
“ To do my Father's will;
They scandaliz'd my zeal.
My fastings and my holy groans
“ Heard my complaining tongue. 11 “He sav'd me from the dreadful deep,
“ Nor let my soul be drown'd;
“ On well establish'd ground.
· My prayer arose on high ; “ And, for my sake, my God shall hear
“ The dying sinner's cry.".
C. M. [b]
The sufferings of our great High Priesto
The sorrows of our King. 2 He sinks in floods of deep distress;
How high the waters rise! While to his heavenly Father's ear
He sends perpetual cries. 3 "Hear me, O Lord, and save thy Son,
“Nor hide thy shining face ; " Why should thy favourite look like one
“ Forsaken of thy grace ? “With rage they persecute the man
“That groans beneath thy wound, " While for a sacrifice I pour “ My life
the ground. 5 "They tread my honour to the dust,
“And laugh when I complain ;
“ Their sbarp insulting slanders add
“ Fresh anguish to my pain. 6 “All my reproach is known to thee,
" The scandal and the shame;
" Ånd lies defil'd my name.
My kindred are my grief:
" But meet with no relief.
“They give me gall for food :
blood. 9 “Shine into my distressed soul,
“Let thy compassion save;
* Redeem it from the grave.
Shall reige in worlds unknown; “ And thy salvation, O my God,
“Shall seat me on thy throne."
PSALM 69.-Sd Part. C. M. (*) Christ's obedience and death ; or, God glorified
and sinners saved.
I bless my Saviour's name;
And bore tbe sinner's shame.
His duty and his zeal
And finish'd all thy will