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Again he makes their cities thrive,

And bids the dying churches live.
8 The righteous with a joyful sense,
Admire the works of Providence;
And tongues of atheists shall no more

Blaspheme the God, that saints adore. 9 How few with pious care record

These wondrous dealings of the Lord !
But wise observers still shall find,
The Lord is holy, just and kind.

PSALM 108. First Part. L. M:

Praise to God for his care of the church. 1 A GAIN, my tongue thy silence break,

My heart, and all my pow'rs, awake; My tongue, the glory of my frame,

Awake, and sing Jehovah's name. 2 O'er heav'n exalted is his throne;

In ev'ry world his glory shown:
The church, he loves, his hand shall save

From death, and sorrow, and the grave. 3 Ye kingdoms, hear his awful voice!

“ In Zion shall my heart rejoice;
« This hand shall all her foes dismay,

- And make their scatter'd strength a prey. 4 “ Mine are the sons of Zion, mine “ Their glory, grace, and truth divine;

My sceptre shines in Judah's hands, “And still my strength in Ephraim stands. 5 “ My foes to ruin shall be giv'n,

“ The shame of earth, the scorn of heav'n; “ Their eyes shall see my church prevail ; “ Their strength shall shrink, their courage


6 0 thou, beneath whose sov'reign sway

Nations, and worlds, in dust decay,
Tho' thy sweet smile has been withdrawn,

Thine aid denied, thy presence gone ; 7 Yet wilt thou still with love return;

With duty teach our hearts to burn;
Our dying graces, Lord, revive,

And bid thy fainting children live.
8 Save us from sin, and fear, and woe,

From ev'ry snare, and ev'ry foe,
And help us boldly to contend,
Falsehood resist, and truth defend.
PSALM 108. Second Part. C. M..

Fervent praise. 1 A WAKE my soul, with fervent praise,

Awake my heart to sing ;
Join all my pow'rs the song to raise,

And morning incense bring. 2 Among the people of his care,

And thro' the nations round,
Glad songs of praise will I prepare,

And high his name resound. 3 Be thou exalted, O my God,

Above the starry train ;
Diffuse thy heav'nly grace abroad,

And teach the world thy reign. 4 The church is thine ; thou wilt maintain

Her cause in ev'ry age :
Built on a rock, her foes in vain

Against her rights engage.
5 Then let thy chosen sons rejoice,

And throng thy courts above;
While sinners hear thy pard’ning voice,

And taste redeeming love.

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PSALM 109. C. M. Love to enemics, from the example of Christ. 1 OD of my mercy and my praise,

Thy glory is my song; Tho’sinners speak against thy grace

With a blaspheming tongue. 2 When in the form of mortal man

Thy Son on earth was found; With cruel slanders false and vain,

They compass'd him around. 3 Their mis'ries his compassion move,

Their peace he still pursu'd; They render hatred for his love,

And evil for his good.
4 Their malice rag'd without a cause ;

Yet with his dying breath,
He pray'd for murd'rers on his cross,

And blest his foes in death.
5 Lord, shall thy bright example shine

In vain before my eyes ?
Give me a soul a-kin to thine,

To love mine enemies.
6 The Lord shall on my side engage;

And in my Saviour's name,
I shall defeat their pride and rage,
Who slander and condemn.
PSALM 110. First Part. L. M.

The success of the gospel.
THUS the eternal Father spake

To Christ the Son ; “ Ascend and sit “ At my right hand, till I shall make

Thy foes submissive at thy feet.
“ From Zion shall thy word proceed ;

Thy word, the sceptre in thy hand,

“Shall make the hearts of rebels bleed, “ And bow their wills to thy command. 3 “ That day shall show thy pow'r is great;

“ When saints shall flock with willing minds, " And sinners crowd thy temple-gate,

“Where holiness in beauty shines.
4 0 blessed pow'r! O glorious day!
What a large vict'ry shall ensue!
And converts, who thy grace obey,
Exceed the drops of morning dew.
PSALM 110. Second Part. C. M.

Christ's kingdom and priesthood.
JESUS, our Lord, ascend thy throne,

In Zion shall thy pow'r be known,

And make thy foes submit.
2 What wonders shall thy gospel do !

Thy converts shall surpass
The num'rous drops of morning dew,

And own thy sov’reign grace.
3 God hath pronounc'd a firm decree,

Nor changes what he swore :
“ Eternal shall thy priesthood be,

- When Aaron is no more.
4 " Melchisedec, that wondrous priest,

“ That king of high degree; " That holy man, whom Abraham blest,

“ Was but a type of thee.” 5. Jesus our Priest, forever lives,

To plead for us above ;
Jesus our King forever gives

The blessings of his love.
o God shall exalt his glorious head,

His lofty throne maintain ;

JESHIS the Priest ascends the throne ;

And strike the pow'rs and princes dead,
Who dare oppose his reign.
PSALM 110. Third Part. L. M.

The council of peace. 1

Between the Father and the Son,

Proceed with honour and success. 2 Thro’ the whole earth his reign shall spread,

And crush the pow'rs that dare rebel :
Then shall he judge the rising dead,

And send the guilty world to hell.
3 Tho' while he treads his glorious way,

He drinks the cup of tears and blood;
The suff’rings of that dreadful day
Shall but advance him near to God.
PSALM 111. First Part. C. M.

The wisdom of God in his works. 1


my He hath my heart, and he my tongue,

To spread his name abroad. 2 How great the works, his hand hath wrought?

How glorious in our sight!
And men in ev'ry age have sought

His wonders with delight.
3 How most exact is nature's frame !

How wise th' Eternal mind!
His counsels never change the scheme,

That his first thoughts design'd. 4 When he redeem'd his chosen sons,

He fix'd his coy'nant sure:
The orders, that his lips pronounce

To endless years endure,

SONGS of immortal praise belong

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