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7 If God the righteous, whom He loves,
For trial doth correct;
Whom He abhors, expect?
8 Snares, fire, and brimstone, on their heads
Shall in one tempest show'r;
Into their cup shall pour. 9 The righteous LORD will righteous deeds
With signal favour grace;
The brightness of His face.
The true Worshipper of God., i LORD! who shall think the place to bear
Thy matchless glories fill?
Ascend Thy holy hill ?-
2 No evil heart, no sland'rous tongue,
Shall entrance there obtain ;
Or seeks unlawful gain.
3 'Tis he who, if he act or speak,
Sets God before his eyes ; Contemns the vile, defends the weak,
And mercy ne'er denies ;
4 To whom the saints are truly dear;
Whose promise truth defenás; And who, in all his works sincere,
For grace on God depends.
5 This is the man who needs not fear
The place Thy glories fill: · He shall with Christ, his life, appear,
And dwell on Zion's hill.
Vanity of the world.-Prospect of a happy resurrection.
i WHAT sinners value I resign:
And stand complete in righteousness. 2 This life's a dream, an empty show ;
But the bright world to which I go
3 O glorious hour! O blest,abode!
I shall be near, and like my God! · And flesh and sin no more control
The sacred pleasures of the soul.
4 My flesh shall slumber in the ground,
Till the last trumpet's joyful sound;
Psalm XVIII. Grandeur of the Divine Interposition, 1 WHEN GOD arose my part to take,
The conscious earth was struck with fear; The hills did at His presence shake,
Nor could His dreadful fury bear. 2 Thick clouds of smoke dispers'd abroad,
Ensigns of wrath, before Him came; Devouring fire around Him glow'd,
That coals were kindled at it's flame. 3 He left the beauteous realms of light,
Whilst Heav'n bow'd down it's awful head; Beneath His feet substantial night
Was, like a sable carpet, spread. 4 The chariot of the King of kings,
Which active troops of angels drew, On a strong tempest's rapid wings,
With most amazing swiftness flew. 5 Black watry mists and clouds conspir'd
With thickest shades His face to veil ; But at His brightness soon retir'd,
And fell in show'rs of fire and hail. 6 Through Heav'n's wide arch a thund'ring peal,
God's angry voice, did loudly roar; . While earth's sad face with heaps of hail,
And flakes of fire, was cover'd o'er. His sharpen'd arrows round He threw, .
Which made His scatter'd foes retreat ;, Like darts His nimble lightnings flew,
And quickly finish'd their defeat.
8 The deep it's secret stores disclos'd,
The world's foundations naked lay, By His avenging wrath expos'd, Which fiercely rag'd that dreadful day.
God our Refuge and Deliverer.
1 JUST are Thy ways, and true Thy Word,
Great Rock of my secure abode : Who is a God beside the LORD?
Or where's a refuge like our God?
2 'Tis He that girds me with His might,
Gives me His holy sword to wield; And while with sin and hell I fight,
Spreads His salvation for my shield.
3 He lives! (and blessed be my Rock !)
The God of my salvation lives!
4 Before the scoffers of the age,
I will exalt my FATHER's name, Not tremble at their mighty rage,
But meet reproach, and bear the shame.
5 To David and his royal seed
Thy grace for ever shall extend; Thy love to saints, in CHRIST their head,
Knows not a limit nor an end.
Instruction derivable from creation,
1 THE spacious firmament on high,
2 Th' unwearied sun, from day to day,
Doth his Creator's pow'r display;
3 Soon as the ev'ning shades prevail,
The moon takes up the wondrous tale, And nightly to the list’ning earth Repeats the story of her birth;
4. While all the stars that round her burn,
And all the planets in their turn,
5 What, though, in solemn silence, all
Move round the dark terrestrial ball! What-though no real voice nor sound Amid their radiant orbs be found !
6 In reason's ear they all rejoice,
And utter forth a glorious voice,