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To thine abode.

Our hearts aspire,
· With warm desire,

To meet our God.
O happy souls that pray,

Where God appoints to hear!
O happy men that pay
Their constant service there!
They praise Thee still :-

Thrice happy they,

That love the way

To Zion's hill.
3 They go from strength to strength

Through this dark vale of tears;
Till each arrives at length,
Till each in heaven appears : wot
To that blest seat,

O God our King! so a

Direct and bring 01 Our willing feet.

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PSALM LXXXV. L. M. 1 ARISE, O God! and let thy grace

Diffuse its beams on Jacob's race:
Restore the long-lost scatter'd band,
And call them to their native land.

2 How long shall Jacob's offspring prove

The sad suspension of thy lo

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For ever shall thine anger burn!

And wilt Thou never, Lord, return? 3 In pity their backslidings heal,

Their trespass hide, their pardon seal ;
Check in mid course thy dreadful ire,

And bid its kindled flames expire.
4 Thy quickening Spirit now impart,

And wake to joy each grateful heart:
May Israel's ransom'd tribes in Thee,
Their bliss and full salvation see!

PSALM XC. C. M.
I O God! our help in ages past,

Our Hope in years to come,
Our Shelter from life's stormy blast,

And our eternal Home!
2 Before the hills in order stood,

Or earth received her frame, From everlasting Thou art God,

To endless years the same. 3 Thy word commands our flesh to dust,

« Return ye sons of men;" All nations rose from earth at first, .

And turn to earth again. "... 4 A thousand ages in thy sight',' 1'

Are like an evening gone; 4, Short as the watch that ends the night, Before the rising sun." } ,

PSALM XCII. C. M. 1 How good and pleasant must it be

To thank the Lord most high;
And with repeated hymns of praise

His name to magnify!
With ev'ry morning's early dawn

His goodness to relate;
And of His constant truth each night

The glad effects repeat! 3 For thro' thy wondrous works, O Lord,

Thou mak'st my heart rejoice;
The thoughts of them shall make me glad
And shout with cheerful voice.

PSALM XCV. L. M.
i O COME, loud anthems let us sing,

Loud thanks to our Almighty Kings
For we our voices high should raise,
When our salvation's rock we praise.
2 Into His presence let us haste,

To thank him for his favours past;
To Him address, in joyful songs,

The praise that to His name belongs. 3 O let us to His courts repair,

And bow with adoration there;
Down on our knees devoutly all
Before the Lord our Maker fall.

PSALM XCV. Second Version. S. M. 1 COME, sound His praise abroad;

And hymns of glory sing;
Jehovah is the Sovereign God,

The universal King.
2 He forin'd the deeps unknown;

He gave the sea its bound;
The watery worlds are His alone,

And His the solid ground.

3 Come worship at His throne, .

Come, bow before the Lord;
We are His work, and not our own;

He form'd us by his word. 4 To-day obey His voice,

Nor dare provoke His rod; Come, as the people of His choice,

And own your gracious God.

PSALM XCVI. C. M.
1 SING to the Lord, ye distant lands,

Ye tribes of ev'ry tongue :
His new-discover'd grace demands

A new and holy song. -; : 2 Say to the nations-Jesus reigns, '...

Say to the natiAlmighty, Son sustains,

His pow'r the sinking world sustains,

And grace surrounds His throne.

3 Let an unusual joy surprise

The islands of the sea :
Ye mountains sink, ye valleys rise;

Prepare the Lord his way.

PSALM XCVIII. C. M.
1 Joy to the world, the Lord is come!

Let earth receive her King:
Let ev'ry heart prepare Him room;

Let all creation sing.
2 Ye saints, rejoice, the Saviour reigns !

In praise your tongues employ : Floods, clap your hands; exult ye plains;

And shoui, ye hills, for joy.

3 Behold, he comes! He comes to bless

The nations as their God;
To shew the world His righteousness,

And send His truth abroad.

4 No more let sins and sorrows grow,

Nor thorns infest the ground:
He comes to make His blessings flow,

Far as the curse is found.,
5 Joy to the world! the Lord is come!

Let earth receive her King:
Let every heart prepare Him room ;

Let all creation sing.

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