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8 O Lord, our hear'nly King,

Thy name is all divine:
Thy glories round the earth are spread,

And o'er the heav'ns they shine.]

PSALM VIII.

Common Metre.

Christ's condefcenfion, and glorification : or, God

made man.

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LORD, our Lord, how wondrous great,

Is thine exalted name !
The glories of thy heav'nly state

Let men and babes proclaim.
2 When I behold thy works on high,

The moon that rules the night,
And stars that well adorn the sky,

Those moving worlds of light. 3. Lord, what is man, or all his race,

Who dwells so far below,
That thou should'st visit him with grace,

And love his nature fo:
4 That thine eternal Son should bear

To take a mortal form,
Made lower than his angels are,

To fave a dying worm.
5 [Yet while he liv?d on earth unknown,

And men would not adore, Th’obedient feas and fishes own

his Godhead and his pow'r.
6 The waves lay spread bencath his feet;

And fish at his command,
Bring their large foals to Peter's Det,

Bring tribute to his hand.

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7 These lesser glories of the Son,

Shone thro' the fleshly cloud; Now we behold him on his throne,

And men confess him God.] 8 Let him be crown'd with majesty,

Who bow'd his head to death; And be his honours founded high,

By all things that have breath.
9 Jesus, our Lord, how wondrous great

Is thine exalted name!
The glories of thy heav'nly state,

Let the whole earth proclaim.

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PSALM VIII. Ver. 1, 2, Paraphrased,

First part. Long Metre.
The hosanna of the children : or, Infants praising

God.
LMIGHTY Ruler of the skies,

Thro' the wide earth thy name is spread, And thine eternal glories rise,

O’er all the heav'ns thy hands have made. 2. To thee the voices of the young

A monument of honour raise;
And babes with uninstructed tongue

Declare the wonders of thy praise. 3 Thy pow'r affifts their tender age

To bring proud rebels to the ground,
To still the bold blasphemer's rage,

And all their policies confound.
4 Children amidst thy temple throng

To lee their great Redeemer's face;
The Son of David is their song,
And young hosanna's fill the place.

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5 The frowning fcribes and angry priests

Jo vain their impious cavils bring:
Revenge fits filent in their breasts,
While Jewish babes proclaim their King.

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PSALM VIII. Ver. 3, &c. Paraphrased.

Second part. Long Metre.
Adam and Chrift, lords of the old and new creation,

ORD, what was man, when made at first,

Adam, the offspring of the dust,
That thou should'ft let him and his race

But juft below an angel's place!
2 That thou should'It raise his nature so,

And make him lord of all below,
Make ev'ry beast and bird submit,

And lay the fishes at his feet?
3 But O what brighter glories wait

To crown the second Adam's state?
What honours shall thy Sop adorn,

Who condescended to be born ?
4 See him below his angels made;

See him in duft among the dead,
To save a ruin'd world from fin:

But he shall reign with pow'r divine.
5 The world to come redeem'd from all

The mis’ries that attend the fall,
New made, and glorious, Mall submit
At our exalted Saviour's feet,

PSALM IX. First part.
Wrath and mercy from the judgment feat.
JITH my whole heart I'll raise my song,

Thy wonders I'll proclaim,

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Thou for’reign judge of right and wrong

Wilt put my foes to shame. 2 I'll fing thy majesty and grace;

My God prepares his throne
To judge the world in righteousness,

And make his vengeance known.
Then shall the Lord a refuge prove

For all the poor opprest;
To save the people of his love,

And give the weary rest.
4 The men that know thy name will trust

In thy abundant grace:
For thou hast ne'er forsook the just,

Who humbly seek thy face.
$ Sing praises to the righteous Lord,

Who dwells on Zion's hill,
Who executes his threat’ning word,

And doth his grace fulfil.

PSALM IX. Ver. 12. Second part.

The wifiom and equity of providence. WHEN

HEN the great Judge supreme and just,

Shall once enquire for blood, The humble fouls i hat mourn in dust,

Shall find a faithful God.
2 He from the dreadful gates of death

Does his owo children raise:
In Zion's gates with chearful breath

They sing their Father's praile.
His foes shall fall with heedless feet

Into the pit they made;
And sioners perish in the net
That their own hands have spread.

4 Thus by thy judgments, mighty God,

Are thy deep counsels known; When men of mischief are destroy'd, The snare must be their own.

PAUSE. 5 The wicked shall sink down to hell;

Thy wrath devour the lands That dare forget thee, or rebel

Against thy known commands.
6 Tho' faints to fore distress are brought,

And wait and long cumplain,
Their cries shall not be still forgot,

Nor shall their hopes be vain.
7 [Rise, great Redeemer, from thy seat,

To judge and save the poor ;
Let nation's tremble at thy feet,

And man prevail no more.
8 Thy thunder shall affright the proud,

And put their hearts to pain,
Make them confess that thou art God,

And they but feeble men.

PSA L M X. Prayer heard, and saints faved: or, Pride, atheis

and oppression punished.

For a humiliation day.
HY doth the Lord stand off so far?

And why conceal his face,
When great calamities appear,

And times of deep distress?
2 Lord, shall the wicked still deride

Thy justice and thy pow'r?

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