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To thin abode
My heart aspires,
With warm desires,

To see my God.
2 The sparrow for her young

With pleasure seeks a neft,
And wand'ring swallows long
To find their wonted relt:

My spirit faints,
With equal zeal,
To rise and dwell

Among thy faints.
3. O happy fouls that pray

Where God appoints to hear!
O happy men that pay
Their constant service there!

They praise thee still;
And happy they
That love the way

To Zion's hill. 4 They go from strength to strength,

Thro this dark vail of tears,
Till each arrives at length,
Till each in heav'n appearso

O glorious feat,
When God our king
Shall thither briag
Our willing feet !

5 To spend one facred day,
Where God and saints abide,
Affords diviner joy
Than thousand days beside:


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4. There, mighty God, thy words declare

The secrets of thy will;
And still we seek thy mercy there,
And sing thy praises still.

5 My heart and Aesh cry out for thee,

While far from thine abode;
When shall I tread thy courts, and see

My Saviour and my God?
6 The sparrow builds herself a pelt,

And suffers no remove;
O make me like the sparrows blest,

To dwell but where I love.,
7 To fit one day beneath thine eye,

And hear thy gracious voice,
Exceeds a whole eternity

Employ'd in carnal joys.
8 Lord, at thy threshold I would wait

While Jesus is within,
Rather than fill a throne of state,

Or live in tents of fin.
9 Could I command the spacious land,

And the more boundless fea,
For one bleft hour at thy right-hand

I'd give them both away.

PSALM LXXXIV. As the 148th Pfalm.

Longing for the house of God.

Ord of the worlds above,

L How pleasant and how fair

The dwellings of thy love,

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Treir confiant service there!

They praise thee Nill;
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1. Zo's hill.
4 Thet gs from strength to strength,

The this dark vail of tears,
Till each arrives at length,
Tiliaach in bear's appears.

Ogrisus feat,
When God oer king
Sbali tiba briog
Our willsg feet!

5 Toisas one sacred day,
Wizadasi lints abide,
Afrores miser jo
Than those cass befide:

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Where God resorts,
I love it more
To keep the door

Than (hine in courts.
6 God is our fun and shield,

Our light and our defence;
With gifts his hands are fill'd,
We draw our bleffings thence:

He shall bestow
On Jacob's race
Peculiar grace

And glory too.
7 The Lord his people loves;

His hand no good with-holds
From those his heart approves,
From pure and pious fouls;
. Th:ice happy he,
O God of hosts,
Whose spirit trusts
Alone in chce.

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PSALM LXXXV. 1,-8. Firft Part. Waiting for an answer to Prayer; or, Deliverance

begun and compleated. ORD, thou hast call'd thy grace to mind,

Thou hast revers'd our heavy doom; So God forgave when Isra'l fion'd,

And brought his wand'ring captives home, 2. Thou hast begun to fet us free,

And made thy fierceft wrath abate:
Now let our hearts be turn'd to thee,

And thy falvation be complete. 3

Revive our dying graces, Lord,
And let thy saints in thee rejoice;


Make konown thy truth, fulfil thy word;

We wait for praise to tune our voice. 4 We wait to hear what God will fay;

He'll speak, and give his people peace :
But let them run no more astray,

Left his returning wrath increase.
PSALM LXXXV. Ver 9, &c. Second Part.

Salvation by Christ.
Alvation is for ever nigh

The souls that fear and trust the Lord :
And grace descending from on high

Fresh hopes of glory shall afford.
2 Mercy and truth on earth are met,

Since Christ the Lord came down from hear'a,
By his obedience lo complete

Justice is pleas'd, and peace is giv'n.
3 Now truth and honour shall abound,

Religion dwell on earth again,
And heav'nly influence bless the ground,

In our Redeemer's gentle reiga. 4 His righteousness is gone before,

To give us free access to God:

wand'ring feet shall stray no more,
But mark his steps, and keep the road,
PSALM LXXXVI. Ver. 8,-13.

A general song of praise to God.
Mong the princes, earthly gods,

There's none hath pow'r divine;
Nor is their nature, mighty Lord,

Nor are their works like thine.
2 The nations thou hast made, fhall bring

Their off'rings round thy throne;


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