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3 The Sparrow choofes where to reft,
And for her Young provides a Neit;
That Pleasure which his Children want? 4
Bleft the Saints who sit on high,
And all their Work is Praise and Love, 5 Blest are the Souls that find a Place
Within the Temple of thy Grace ;
And seek thy Face, and learn thy Praise. 6 Bleft are the Men whose Hearts are set
To find the Way to Zion's Gate ; [Road
They lean upon their Helper GOD.
Till All fhall meet in Heav'n at length,
The Joy that from thy Presence springs :
Exceeds a Thousand Days of Mirth. 9 Might I enjoy the meanest Place
Within thy House, O God of Grace,
10 God is our Sun, he makes our Day ;
God is our Shield, he guards our Way
11 All needful Grace will God bestow,
And crown that Grace with Glory too:
12 O God, our King, whose sov'reign Sway
The glorious Hofts of Heav'n obey,
PS A L M LXXXIV. · Metre iii.
How pleasant and how fair
To thine Abode
2 The Sparrow for her Young,
With Pleafure, seeks a Neft;
My Spirit faints
O happy Souls that pray
They praise Thee ftill ;
4 They go from Strength to Strength,
Through this dark Vale of Tears,
O glorious Seat,
PART II. 5 TO spend one facred Day
Where God and Saints abide,
Where God resorts
Than shine in Courts. 6 God is our Sun and Shield,
Our Light and our Defence';
He shall bestow
The LORD his People loves ;
Thrice happy he,
PSA L M LXXXIV. Metre iv.
What Peace, what Bliss, inhabit there!
My God, the living God, to see.
The Sparrow finds her peaceful Home ;
Commits th' unfeather'd'Innocence.
Within thy House permitted ftay;
To Hymns of Gratitude and Praise. 4 One Day if in thy House I dwell,
That Day a Thousand shall excel :
Be this far happier Station mine, [Thine.
Than Courts where Crimes in Splendour 5 Thou, LORD, art Ifrael's Sun and Shield; Thy Love shall Grace and
PSALM LXXXV. Metre i.
HY gracious Favour, Lord, display,
Which we have long implor'd; And for thy.wondrous Mercy's Sake, i
Thy wonted Aid afford.
For He with glad Success,
His mourning Saints will bless. 3 To all that fear his holy Name,
His great Salvation's near ;
May in our Land appear.
And Righteousness with Peace,
[Heav'n 5 Truth from the Earth fhall fpring, while
Shall Streams of Justice pour;
Shall endlefs Plenty show'r,