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Thrice happy he, O God of hosts,
Whose spirit trusts alone in thee !
PSALM 85. First Part. L. A.

Waiting for an answer to prayer. 'LORD, thou hast call'd thy grace to mind,

So God forgave when Israel sinn'd,

And brought his wand'ring captives home. 2 Thou hast begun to set us free,

And made thy fiercest wrath abate :
Now let our hearts be turn'd to thee;
And thy salvation be complete.
3 Revive our dying graces, Lord,

And let thy saints in thee rejoice:
Make known thy truth, fulfil thy word;
We wait for praise to tune our voice.
4 We wait to hear what God will say ;

He'll speak, and give his people peace :
But let them run no more astray,
Lest his returning wrath increase.
PSALM 85. Second Part. L. M.

Salvation by Christ.
1 ALVATION is for ever nigh

The souls, that fear and trust the Lord; And grace, descending from on high,

Fresh hopes of glory shall afford. 2 Mercy and truth on earth are met,

Since Christ the Lord came down from heav'n: By his obedience so complete, Justice is pleas’d, and peace is giv’n. 3 Now truth and honour shall abound ; Religion dwell on earth again ; And heav'nly influ’nce bless the ground, In our Redeemer's gentle reign.

4 His righteousness is gone before,

To give us free access to God :
Our wand'ring feet shall stray no more,
But mark his steps, and keep the road.

PSALM 86. First Part. C. M.

A general song of praise to God. 1 A MONG the princes, earthly gods,

; Nor is their nature, mighty Lord !

Nor are their works like thine. 2 The nations, thou hast made, shall bring

Their off'rings round thy throne : For thou alone dost wond'rous things;

For thou art God alone.
3 Lord, I would walk with holy feet:

Teach me thy heav’nly ways;
And my poor scatter'd thoughts unite
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Father's praise. 4. Great is thy mercy, and my tongue

. Shall those sweet wonders tell; How by thy grace my sinking soul Rose from the deeps of hell.

PSALM 86. Second Part. L. M. Mourning over unbelirf, and pleading for the evidence of an

interest in Christ. 1 JESUS, my God, my all in all

, Display thy pow'r, unveil thy face; Wilt thou not hear when sinners call ? Is not thy reign, a reign of A thousand times my tongue hath said, “ Bought with a price, I'm not my own;" A thousand times my soul hath fled,

And sought relief before thy throne. 3 But now I grope, as in the night,

I can't believe, and dare not trust;

grace ?

My path is hedg’d, I see no light,

My hopes are prostrate in the dust. 4 With fears that all experience past

Hath been delusive, false and vain,
I dread, lest falling short at last,

I never shall the prize obtain.
5 When to the cross I wish to fly,

And see the blood of sprinkling flow;
To Sinai's mount, not Calvary,

A legal spirit bids me go.
6 Striving to stretch my wither'd arms,

, I fain would give myself away ; But sins and guilt excite alarms,

And check a near approach to thee. 70! if already I've believ'd,

If Christ and I indeed be one :

prove thyself my help and shield,
Or, let the work be now begun.
8 Show me a token, Lord, for good,

And let me know that I am thine ;
Dispel my doubts, disperse the cloud,

And on my soul benignant shine. 9 Now, let thy Spirit from above,

Bear witness to my troubled heart;
Now shed abroad my Father's love,

And filial confidence impart.
10 Then shall my foes, who hate me, see

That God is faithful to his saints;
That he hath heard and helped me,
And chang'd to praise my sad complaints.

PSALM 87. L. M.

The christian church. 1 OD Foundations for his heay’nly praise,

' GOD in his earthly temple lays

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He likes the tents of Jacob well;

But still in Zion loves to dwell. 2 His mercy visits ev'ry house,

That pays its night and morning vows;
But makes a more delightful stay,

Where churches meet to praise and pray. 3 What glories were describ'd of old !

What wonders are of Zion told !
Thou city of our God below,

Thy fame shall Tyre and Egypt know. 4 Egypt and Tyre, the Greek and Jew,

Shall there begin their lives anew :
Angels and men shall join to sing

The Hill, where living waters spring.
5 When God makes up his last account

Of natives in his holy mount,
'Twill be an honour to appear,
As one new born and nourish'd there.
PSALM 88. First Part.' L. M.

Life the only accepted time. 1 HILE life prolongs its precious light,

Mercy is found and peace is giv'n; But soon, ah soon ! th' approaching night

Shall blot out ev'ry hope of heav'n. 2 While God invites, how bless'd the day !

How sweet the gospel's charming sound ! “Come sinners, haste, O! haste away,

“While yet a pard’ning God he's found. 3 - In that lone land of deep despair,

“ No Sabbath's heav'nly light shall rise ;
“No God regard your bitter pray’r,
« Nor Saviour call you to the skies.”

PSALM 88. Second Part. S. M.

Sickness sanctified.
STRETCHD on the bed of grief,

For sore disease and wasting pain

Had worn my strength away.
2 How mourn'd my sinking soul

The Sabbath's hours divine ;
The day of grace, that precious day,

Consum'd in sense, and sin. 3 The work, the mighty work

Of life so long delay'd ;
Repentance, yet to be begun,

Upon a dying bed !
4 Then to the Lord I pray'd,

And rais'd a bitter cry:
- Hear me, O God, and save my soul,

" Lest I for ever die."
5 He heard my humble cry;

He sav'd my soul from death :
To him I'll give my heart and hands,

And consecrate my breath. 6 Ye sinners, fear the Lord,

While yet ’tis call'd to-day ;
Soon will the awful voice of death

Command your souls away.
PSALM 88. Third Part. L. M.

Death nct the end of our being:
SHALL man, O God of light and life,

For ever moulder in the grave ?
Can'st thou forget thy glorious work,

Thy promise, and thy pow'r to save ?
2 Cease, cease, ye vain desponding fears :

When Christ, our Lord, from darkness sprang,

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