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3 When heaven, thy beautevus work on high,
Employs my wondering sight;
With stars of feebler light;
To keep him in thy mind?
To them so wondrous kind ?
To thy celestial train; Ordain'd with dignity and state
O’er all thy works to reign. 6 They jointly own his powerful sway;
The beasts that prey or graze; The bird that wings its airy way;
The fish that cuts the seas. 7 0 Thou, to whom all creatures bow
Within this earthly frame, Through all the world how great art thou !
How glorious is thy Name !
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From the ix. Psalm of David.
I TO celebrate thy praise, O LORD,
Thy wondrous works, declare.
Exalted pleasure bring;
Triumphant praise I sing.
His righteous throne prepared,
To punish or reward. 4 All those who have his goodness proved,
Will in his truth confide;
5 Sing praises therefore to the LORD,
From Sion, his abode;
Confess no other God.
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From the zi. Psalm of David. 1 THE LORD a holy temple hath,
And righteous throne, above; Whence he surveys the sons of men,
And how their counsels move.
For trial does correct,
Whom he abhors, expect?
Shall in one tempest shower;
With signal favor grace,
The brightness of his face.
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From the xiii. Psalm of David.
1 HOW long wilt thou forget me, LORD?
Must I for ever mourn ?
Oh! never to return ?
Restore thy wonted light, Dawn on my spirit, lest I sleep
In death's most gloomy night.
Beneath thy mercy's wing,
My heart with joy shall spring.
To thee, my God, ascend; Wlio to thy servant in distress
Such bounty didst extend.
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From the xiv. Psalm of David.
1 THE LORD look'd down from heaven's high
If any truth or justice knew;
All were degenerate grown and base;
Not one of all the sinful race.
When his just wrath shall them o'ertake! For to the righteous God is near,
And never will their cause forsake. 4 O, that from Sion he'd employ
His might, and burst th' oppressive band! Then shouts of universal joy
Should loudly echo through the land.
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From the xv. Psalm of David.
+ LORD, who 's the happy man that may
To thy blest courts repair,
But to inhabit there?
Whom righteousness directs;
The thing his heart rejects. 3 Who never did a slander forge,
His neighbor's fame to wound; Nor hearken to a false report
By malice whisper'd round. 1 Who vice, in all its pomp and power,
Can treat with just neglect; And piety, though clothed in rags,
5 Who to his plighted vows and trust
Has ever firmly stood;
He makes his promise good. 6 Whose soul in usury disdains
His treasure to employ ;
The guiltless to destroy.
Has happiness insured,
SELECTION 13. C. M.
From the Xvi. Psalm of David. 1 MY grateful soul shall bless the LORD,
Whose precepts give me light; And private counsel still afford
In sorrow's dismal night.
To his all-seeing eye;
Because he still is nigh.
My glory does rejoice;
Waked by his powersul voice.
My soul from hell shalt free; Nor let thy Holy One in death
The least corruption see.
Which to thy presence lead;
And joys that never fade.
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My firm affection, LORD, to thee; For thou hast always been my rock,
A fortress and defence to me.
2 Thou my deliverer art, my God;
My trust is in thy mighty power;
At home my safeguard and my tower. 3 To thee I will address my prayer,
To whom all praise we justly owe;
PART II. L. M. 1 Thou suit'st, O LORD, thy righteous ways
To various paths of human kind;
With thee shall wondrous mercy find. 2 Thou to the just shalt justice show;
The pure thy purity shall see :
Shall meet with due returns from thee. 3 That he the humble soul will save,
And crush the haughty's boasted might, In me the LORD an instance gave,
Whose darkness he has turn’d to light. 4 Who then deserves to be adored,
But God, on whom my hopes depend? Or who, except the mighty LORD,
Can with resistless power defend ? 5 Let the eternal Lord be praised,
The rock on whose defence I rest!
Who me with his salvation bless'd ! 6 My God, to celebrate thy fame,
My grateful voice to heaven I 'll raise; And nations, strangers to thy Name,
Shall learn to sing thy glorious praise.
PART I. C. M.
Which that alone can fill ;
Their great Creator's skill.