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6 Kingdoms and thrones to God belong;

Crown him, ye nations, in your song:
His wondrous names and powers rehearse;

His honours shall enrich your verse. 7 He shakes the heavens with loud alarms;

How terrible is God in arms!
In Israel are his mercies known,

Israel is his peculiar throne. 8 Proclaim him king, pronounce him blest;

He's your defence, your joy, your rest :
When terrors rise, and nations faint,
God is the strength of every saint.

PSALM 68.-22 Part. L. M. [*]
17, 18. Christ's ascension and the gift

of the Spirit.

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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
While he pronounc'il his dreadful law,

And struck the chosen tribes with awe. 3 How bright the triumph none can tell

When the rebellious powers of hell,
That thousand souls had captive made,

Were all in chains like captives led. # Rais'd by his Father to the throne,

He sent the promis'd Spirit down,
With gifts and grace for rebel men,
That God might dwell on earth again.

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.
3 'Tis to his care we owe our breath,

And all our near escapes from death :
Safety and health to God belong;

He helps the weak, and guards the strong. 4 He makes the saint and sinner prove

The common blessings of his love;
But the wide difference that remains

Is endless jpys, or endless pains. 5 The Lord, that bruis'd the serpent's head,

On all the serpent's seed shall tread;
The stubborn sinner's hope confound,

And smite him with a lasting wound.
6 But his right hand his saints shall raise

From the deep earth, or deeper seas ;
And bring them to his courts above,
There shall they taste his special love.

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

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“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.
3 “ They hate my soul without a cause,

« And still their number grows
• More than the hairs around my head,

" And mighty are my foes.
* "'Twas then I paid that dreadful debt,

" That men could never pay,
“And gave those honours to thy law,

" Which sinners took away."
5 Thus, in the great Messiah's name,

The royal prophet mourns ;
l'hus he awakes our hearts to grief,

And gives us joy by turns.
6 “Now shall the saints rejoice, and find

“Salvation in my name,
** For I have borne their heavy load

“Of sorrow, pain, and shaine. ✓ “Gricf, like a garment, cloth'd me round,

" And suckcloth was my diess,
" While I procur'd for naked souls

" A. robe of righteousness.
8“ Amongst my brethren and the Jews,

“ 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;
Yet, when I cleans'd my Father's house,

They scandaliz'd my zeal.

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My fastings and my holy groans
• Were made the drunkard's song;
" But God from his celestial throne,

“ Heard my complaining tongue. 11 “He sav'd me from the dreadful deep,

“ Nor let my soul be drown'd;
“ He rais'd and fix'd my sinking feet

“ On well establish'd ground.
12 “'Twas in a most accepted hour,

· My prayer arose on high ; “ And, for my sake, my God shall hear

“ The dying sinner's cry.".
PSALM 69.2d Part.

C. M. [b]
Ver. 14-21, 26, 29, 32.
The passion and exaltation of Christ.
1 W let our lips with holy fear

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

upon

the ground. 5 "They tread my honour to the dust,

“And laugh when I complain ;

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Their sbarp insulting slanders add

“ Fresh anguish to my pain. 6 “All my reproach is known to thee,

" The scandal and the shame;
Reproach has broke my bleeding heart,

" Ånd lies defil'd my name.
"I look'd for pity, but in vain :

My kindred are my grief:
“I ask my friends for comfort round,

" But meet with no relief.
$ “ With vinegar they mock my thirst;

“They give me gall for food :
* And, sporting with my dying groans,
They triumph in my.

blood. 9 “Shine into my distressed soul,

“Let thy compassion save;
And though my flesh sink down to death,

* Redeem it from the grave.
30 “ I shall arise to praise thy name,

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.
ATHER! I sing thy wondrous grace,

I bless my Saviour's name;
He bought salvation for the poor,

And bore tbe sinner's shame.
2 His deep distress bas rais'd us high ;

His duty and his zeal
Fulfill'd the law which mortals broke,

And finish'd all thy will

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