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The Works of the Lord a Subject of Praise.

. TRURO. L. M.
O PRAISE the Lord! our God to praise
My soul her utmost powers shall raise :
With private friends, and in the throng
Of saints, his praise shall be my-song.
His works, for greatness though renown'd,
His wondrous works, with ease are found
By those who seek for them aright,
And in the pious search delight.
His works are all of matchless fame,
And universal glory claim :
His truth, confirm'd through ages past,
Shall to eternal ages last.
By precept he hath us enjoin'd
To keep his wondrous works in mind;
And to posterity record,
That “good and gracious is the Lord.”

PSALM CXI. (Part 11.)
The Unchangeableness of God a Subject of Praise.

SAVOY. L. M.
GOD'S bounty, like a flowing tide,
Hath all his servants' wants supplied ;
And he will ever keep in mind
His cov'nant with our fathers sign'd.
Just are the dealings of his hands;
Immutable are his commands;
By truth and equity sustain'd,
And for eternal rules ordain'd.
He set his saints from bondage free,
And then establish'd his decree,
For ever to remain the same ;-
Holy and rev'rend is his name.
Who wisdom's sacred prize would win,
Must with the fear of God begin :
Immortal praise and heav'nly skill
Have they, who know and do his will.

The Rewards of Godliness.

SURREY. L. M.
THAT man is blest who'stands in awe
Of God, and loves his sacred law:
In heav'nly peace his days shall end,
And blessings to his seed descend.
The soul that's fill'd with holy light,
Shines brightest in affliction's night:
He trusts in God, and will not fear,
Though evil tidings he may hear.,
His stedfast piety shall claim
A lasting favor for his name:
The sweet remembrance of the just
Shall flourish, when he sleeps in dust.
His name the poor shall learn to bless,
Who oft hath succour'd their distress;
And many an humble mourner's tear
Shall grace the good man's honor'd bier.

PSALM CXIII.
God's Greatness and Condescension.

ANNIVERSARY. P. M.
YE saints and servants of the Lord,
The triumphs of his name record;

His sacred name for ever bless ::
Where'er the circling sum displays i
His rising beams, or setting rays,

Due praise to his great name address. God through the world extends bis sway; " The regions of eternal day

But shadows of his glory are : With him, whose majesty excels, Who made the heaven in which he dwells,

Let no created power compare. Though 'tis beneath his state to view In highest heaven what angels do,

Yet he to earth vouchsafes his care : " , He takes the needy from his cell,' Advancing him in courts to dwell,

Companion to the greatest there.

The awful Majesty of God.

MONTGOMERY.' L. M.
WHEN Israel forth from Egypt: went,
And Jacob left the stranger's land,
God's glory shadow'd Judah's tént,
And Israel own'd her monarch's hand.
The sea beheld his power, and fled;
Back to her source was Jordan driven ;
The trembling mountains shook for dread; -
From their strong base the hills were riven.
O sea! what terrors urg'd thy flight;-
Why, Jordan, did thy flood retreat ;-
Why mov'd the hills;--and whence the friglit
That shook the mountains from their seat?
Tremble, O earth, when God appears, --
Before the might of Jacob's God; !
Whose power the ffinty rock declares,
And, melting, pours the gushing flood.

PSALM CXV.
An Exhortation to trust in the Lord.

MANCHESTER. C. M.
NOT unto us, almighty Lord,

But to thy sacred name
Be glory, for thy mercy's sake,

Thy truth's eternal fame.
O let us make the Lord our trust,

He is our help and shield: ( let us look to him alone,

Who only help can yield.
Let all who truly fear the Lord,

On him, their strength, rely ;
For who but he can well defend,

And all their wants supply?.
For mercies past,-how great the sum!

His sacred name we bless;
And, trusting to his mercy still,

To him our prayers address.

Dedication to God.

MARTYRDOM. c. M.
I LOVE the Lord; he lent an ear

When I for help implor'd;
He rescued me from all my fear,

Therefore I love the Lord.
Return, my soul, unto thy rest,

From God no longer roam; His hand hath bountifully blest,

His goodness call’d thee home. What shall I render unto thee,

My Saviour in distress,
For all thy benefits to me,

So great and numberless ?
The cup of blessing to my mouth

With grateful hand I'll raise ;
And in thy public courts shew forth

My sacrifice of praise.
Henceforth to thee myself I give;

And on thy grace rely;
To walk before thee while I live,

To bless thee when I die.

PSALM CXVII. ."
An Exhortation to universal Praise.

DENBIGH. D. L. M.
FROM all that dwell below the skies,
Let the Creator's praise arise ;
Let the Redeemer's name be sung
Through ev'ry land, by ev'ry tongue.
Eternal are thy mercies, Lord !
Eternal truth attends thy word;
Thy praise shall sound from shore to shore,
Till suns shall rise and set no more,

Praise for God's bountiful Mercy.

HART's. P. M.
LIFT your voice, and thankful sing
Praises to your heav'nly King;
For his mercies far extend,
And his bounty knows no end.
Let your tongues Jehovah bless;
Let your joyful hearts confess
That his mercies far extend,
And his bounty knows no end.
Oh, how safe the man, whose mind
Rests on Jacob's God reclin'd!
Safer far than they who trust
On the help of breathing dust.
Songs of joy and hymns of praise,
To our God and Saviour raise;
For his mercies far extend,
And his bounty knows no end.

PSALM CXVIII. (PART 11.)
· Gratitude for Redemption.

DOXOLOGY. C. M.
THIS day is God's; let all the land

Exalt a cheerful voice :
Lord, we beseech thee, save us now,

And make us still rejoice.
Then open wide the temple gates,

To which the just repair ;
That we may enter in, and praise

Our great Deliv'rer there.
That which the builders once refus'd,

Is now the corner stone;
This is the wondrous work of God,

The work of God alone.
With me, ye saints, give thanks to him,

Who still doth gracious prove; And let the tribute of our praise

Be endless as his love.

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