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15 Again thou send'st thy spirit forth,
Thou dost the waste of time repair
Possessest empire without bounds, With honour thou art crown'd, thy
Eternal majesty surrounds.
e With light thou dost thyself enrobe," And glory for a garment take; Heav'n's curtains stretch beyond the globe,
Thy canopy of state to make.
3 Gop builds on liquid air, and forms His palace chambers in the skies; The clouds his chariots are, and storms The swift-wing'd steeds with which
As bright as flame, as swift as wind, His ministers heav'n's pa.ace fill; They have their sundry tasks assign'd, All prompt to do their Sov'reign's will.
In praising GoD while he prolongs My breath, will that breath emAnd join devotion to my songs, [ploy; Sincere, as in him is my joy. PART II. (L. M.)
How various, LORD, thy works are found,
For which thy wisdom we adore! The earth is with thy treasure crown'd, 'Till nature's hand can grasp no
All creatures, both of sea and land, In sense of common want agree; All wait on thy dispensing hand, And have their daily alms from thee. 3 They gather what thy stores dis
perse, Without their trouble to provide; Thou op'st thy hand, the universe,
The craving world, is all supplied. 4 Thou for a moment hid'st thy face, The num'rous ranks of creatures. mourn; [race Thou tak'st their breath, all nature's Decay, and to their dust return.
PSALM 84. (II. 3.) From the civ. Psalm of David. HOW manifold thy works, O LORD, In wisdom, pow'r, and goodness wrought!
The earth is with thy riches stor'd,
Hide but thy face, their comforts fly; They gather what thy seasons give,
Take thou away their breath, they
But send again thy spirit forth,
Joy in his works JEHOVAH takes, Yet to destruction they return; He looks upon the earth, it quakes, Touches the mountains, and they burn:
But God for ever is the same;
From the cv. Psalm of David.
Invoke his sacred Name; Acquaint the nations with his deeds, His matchless deeds proclaim.
1 THY wondrous pr
That rules the bas
And swell the
3 Dismay'd they in the
4 Then to the Lot
He hears their d
5 Rejoicing, they fire
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The goodness of the L
His wondrous love re
GOD, my heart is
My tongue with chee
The highest bear's
Thy faithful truth exte
From the ex. Painf
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Supreme in Sion thou shalt be,
Subjected to thy just command.
From the cxi, Psalm of David.
PRAISE ye the LORD! Our GOD to
My soul her utmost pow'r shall raise;
From the evil. His wondrous works with ease are Where'er the circling sun displays
His rising beams or setting rays,
Shall all, (redeem'd from error's night,)
That, like Melchisedec's, thy reign
Then raise thy head in victory!
By those who seek for them aright,
3 His works are all of matchless fame,
Shines brightest in affliction's night;
4 Beset with threat'ning dangers
Unmov'd shall he maintain his ground;
4 By precepts he hath us enjoin'd
7 He set his saints from bondage
Must with the fear of God begin:
PSALM 92. (II. 2.)
From the cxili. Psalm of David.
E and servants of the LORD
The triumphs of his Name re
His sacred Name for ever bless:
2 GOD through the world extends his
But shadows of his glory are:
Let no created pow'r compare.
3 Though 'tis beneath his state to view
In highest heav'n what angels do,
Yet he to earth vouchsafes his care; He takes the needy from his cell, Advancing him in courts to dweil, Companion of the greatest there.
PSALM 93. (C. M.)
2 Why should the heathen cry, "Where's now
The GoD whom ye adore?" [art, Convince them that in heav'n thou And uncontroll'd thy pow'r.,
8 Therefore my life's remaining years,
Because the LORD Vouchsaf'd to hear
9 In Gon I trusted, and of him
10 O what return to GoD shall I
2. Since he has now his ear inclin'd,
But still in all the straits of life
3 With deadly sorrows compass'd
With pains of hell oppress'd,
And thus to him I pray'd;
6 Then, free from pensive cares, my
Resume thy wonted rest;
To heav'n their voices raise;
2 GOD's tender mercy knows no bound
PSALM 96. (C. M.)
2 Their sense of his eternal love
That fear the LORD confess.
3 Far better 'tis to trust in Gon,
And have the LORD our friend, Than on the greatest human pow'r For safety to depend.
4 The LORD has been my help; the praise
To him alone belongs;
He is my Saviour and my strength,
10 O what return to For all his roc
From the cxvi. Pah!
I praise his Nam.
8 When God had sorely me chastis'd,
11 I'll per my vows
Whose blood ho
quite of hopes bereav'd,
Is always highly pez
9 Then open wide the temple gates
To all thy saints r 13 They in Jerusalend
10 Within those gates of God's abode To which the righteous press, And in thy house Since thou hast heard, and set me safe,
To bless thy Name vis
Let all inspir'd with
2 Gop's tender merg
B Joy fills the dwelling of the just,
WITH cheerful 12 This day is God's; let all the land
Exalt their cheerful voice:
PRAISE the La His mercies e That his kind farcuse Let thankful Israel
3 Such men their utmost caution use
6 He, by his own resistless pow'r,
7 GOD will not suffer me to fall,
To heav'n their Lord, we beseech thee, save us now
And make us still rejoice."
13 Him that approaches in GoD's name
2 Their sense of his
Let Aaron's boas es And that it never fa
That fear the Loo
3 Far better 'tis to trust And have the Lat: Than on the greatest For safety to depend 4 The LORD has been praise To him alone bel
11 That which the builders once re-
This is the wondrous work of God,
His truth shall We that belong to God's own house
Have wish'd you good success."
Then let the willing
Their grateful tr 14 GOD is the LORD, through whom
Both light and comfort find:
From the exvi. Fast to the altar's horns with cords
12 How bless'd, who, to his righteous
16 O then with me give thanks to GOD,
From the cxix. Psalm of David.
The pure and perfect way;
Of God's commandments stray!
He is my Saviour Who never from the sacred paths
He only claims my
The chosen victim bind.
15 Thou art my LORD, O GOD, and still To succour me with timely aid
When sinful thoughts arise.
I'll celebrate thy fame.
O suffer not my careless steps
3 Safe in my heart, and closely hid, Thy word, my treasure, lies,
4 Secur'd by that, my grateful soul
O teach me then by thy just laws
5 My lips, unlock'd by pious zeal To others have declar'd
How well the judgments of thy mouth
6 Whilst in the way of thy commands, More solid joy I found,
Than had I been with vast increase
Of envied riches crown'd. 7 Therefore thy just and upright laws Shall always fill my mind;