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How glorious in our Sight! [wrought! And Men in ev'ry Age have fought

His Wonders with Delight.
3 How most exact is Nature's Frame !

How wife th’ Eternal Mind !
His Counsels never change the Scheme

That his first Thoughts design'd.
4. When He redeem'd his chosen Sons,

He fix'd his Cov'nant sure :
The Orders that his Lips pronounce,

To endless Years endure.
5 Nature and Time, and Earth and Skies,

Thy heav'nly Skill proclaim ; What shall we do to make us wise,

But learn to read thy Name ?
6 To fear thy Pow'r, to trust thy Grace,

Is our divinest Skill;
And he's the wisest of our Race

Who best obeys thy Will.

PA RT II.

7 GREAT is the Lord, his Works of Might

Demand our noblest Songs; Let his assembled Saints unite

Their Harmony of Tongues. 8 Great is the Mercy of the LORD,

He gives his Children Food; And ever mindful of his Word,

He makes his Promise goud.

9 His Son, the great RedeEMER, came

To seal his Cov'nant fure :
Holy and rey'rend is his Name,

His Ways are just and pure.
10 They that would grow divinely wise,

Muft with his Fear begin ;
Our faireft Proof of Knowledge lies

In hating ev'ry Sin.

PSALM CXI. Metre ii.

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Y Soul, with facred Zeal inspir'd,

Shall wake to God the thankful In secret with his Saints retird, [Strain,

And 'midit fair Sian's crowded Fane. 2 Great are his Works : with studious Aim

Each faithful Heartthofe Works has trac’d; His Acts thall higheft Honour claim,

His Righteousness for ever last.
3 His Wonders to the grateful Sense

In fweet Memorial ftand.confeit:
For boundless Grace his Hands dispense,

And tend'rest Pity warms his Breast. 4 His Love, the Souls to him ally'd,

With Food of heav'nly Growth has fill'd, Nor suffers from his Thoughts to slide

The Promise to his People feal'd.
5 Salvation from our God defcends ;

His Faith shall Ifrael's Bliss enfure :
Majestic Awe his Name'attends,
And Sanctity from Blemish pure.

6 His Fear th' obedient Heart refines,

And Wisdom's Path to View displays:
In brightest Beanis array’d it shines,
And prompts, each Tongue to endless Praise.

PSALM CXII.

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HAT Man is bleit who stands in Awe

OF GOD, and loves his sacred' Law : His Seed on Earth shall be renown'd; His House, the Seat of Wealth, Thall be An unexhausted Treasury,

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2 His ‘lib'ral Favours he extends,
To fome he gives, to others lends ;

A gen'rous Pity fills his Mind;
Yet what his Charity impairs,
He saves by Prudence in Affairs,

And thus he's just to all Mankind. 3 His Hands, while they his Alms bestow'd, His Glory's future Harvest sow'd :

The sweet Remembrance of the Just,
Like a green Root, revives and bears
A Train of Blefings for his Heirs,

When dying Nature sleeps in Dust. 4. Beset with threat’ning Dangers round, Unmoy'd the Just maintains his Ground;

His Conscience holds his Courage up:
The Soul that's fill’d with Virtue's Light,
Shines brightest in Amiction's Night,
And fees in Darkness Beams of Hope.

5 Ill Tidings never can furprise
His Heart, that fix'd on God relies;

Though Waves and Tempests roar around:
Safe on the Rock he fits and fees
The shipwreck of his Enemies,

And all their Hope and Glory drown'd. 6 The Wicked fhall his Triumph see, And gnash their_Teeth in Agony,

To find their Expectations croft : They and their Envy, Pride, and Spite, Sink down to everlasting Night,

And all their Names in Darkness loft.

PSALM CXIII.

Metre i.

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E Saints and Servants of the LORD,

The Triumphs of his Name record, His sacred Name for ever bless : Where'er the circling Sun displays His rising Beams, or setting Rays,

Due Praise to his great Name address. 2 God through the World extends his Sway, The Regions of eternal Day

But Shadows of his Glory are : With Him whose Majesty excels, Who made the Heav’n in which He dwells,

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 dwell,

Companion to the greatest there.

4 When childless Families despair,
He sends the Blessing of an Heir,

To rescue their expiring Name :
The Mother, with a thankful Voice,
Proclaims his Praises and her Joys :

Let ev'ry Age advance his Fame.

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PSA L M CXII.

Metre ii.

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Where'er the Sun shall rise or fet,

The Nations shall his Praise repeat. 2 Above the Earth, beyond the Sky,

Stands his high Throne of Majesty;
Nor Time, nor Place his Pow'r reftrain,

Nor bound his universal Reign.
3 Behold his Love :-He stoops to view

What Saints above and Angels do ;
And condescends yet more to know

The mean Affairs of Men below. 4 From Dust and Cottages obscure

His Grace exalts the humble Poor ;
Gives them the Honour of his Sons,
And fits them for their heav'nly Thrones.

PSALM CXIV. Metre i.

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THEN Yacob's Sons, thro' Paths un

From Egypt took their Way, (known,
In Judah's Tribe his Presence shone,

And Israel own'd his Sway.

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