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2 Thy praise more constant than before,
Shall fill his daily breath;
Defends him still from death. 3 Open the gates of Zion now,
For we shall worship there,
Thy mercy to declare.
Our thaokful voice we raise;
And there we speak thy praise.
PSALM CXVIII. Third Part. 22, 23.
Christ the foundation of his church.
1 Ehold the sure fouodation Stone
Which God in Zion lays,
And his eternal praise.
And faiots adore the name,
Nor shall they suffer shame.
Reject it with disdain;
And envy rage in vain.
Yet must this building rile;
And wondrous in our eyes,
The calls the hours his own
PSALM CXVIII. Fourth Part. 24, 25, 26.
änd our salvation.
And praise surround the throne. 2 To-day he rose and left the dead,
And Satan's empire fell;
And all his wonders tell.
To David's holy Son:
Salvation from the throne.
With messages of grace;
To save our sinful race.
The church on earth can raise;
Shall give him nobler praise,
PSALM CXVIII. 22,-27. Short Metre.
An Hosanna for the Lord's day; or, A new song
of salvation by Chrift:
The builders did refuse;
lo spite of covious Jews.
2 The scribe and angry priest
Reject thine only Son;
As the chief corner-stone.
And wondrous in our eyes;
This day did Jesus rise. 4 This is the glorious day
That our Redeemer made; Let us rejoice, and sing, and pray.
Let all the church be glad.
Of David's royal blood:
Salvation from your God.
Which all this grace displays: And offer on thiae altar, Lord,
Our facrifice of praise.
PSALM CXVIII. 22, 27. Long Metre.
An hofanna for the Lord's day; or, A new fong of
Jalvation by Christ.
O! what a glorious Corner-Stone
The Jewish builders did refuse; But God hath built his church thereon
In spite of envy, and the Jews.
The joy and wonder of our eyes;
3 Sioners rejoice, and saints be glad:
Hosanna; let his name be bleft:
With peace and light and glory rest! 4 In God's own name he comes to bring
Salvation to our dying race;
I have collected and disposed the most useful ver. ses of this Pfalm under eighteen different heads, and formed a divine song upon each of thein. But the verses are much transposed, to attain some degree of connection.
In some places among the words, law, commands judgments, teftimonies, I have used gospel, word, grace, truth, promises, &c. as more agreeable to the New Testament, and the common language of Christians; and it equally answers the design of the Psalmist, which was to recommend the holy fcripture,
PSALM CXIX. First Part.
The blessedness of saints, and mifery of finners.
Ver. 1, 2, 3.
Whose ways are right and clean;
But fy from ev'ry fin.
And practise thy commands;
And serve thee with their hands.
3 Great is their peace who love thy law;
How firm their souls abide;
And keep my face from shame,
Ver. 21, 118.
The proud Mall die accurft;
Ver. 119, 115
And those that leave thy ways
fant converse with God.
Ver. 147, 55
My gracious God, I pray;
Thy promife bears me up; And while salvation long delays, Thy word supports my hope.
Ver. 104. 3 Seven times a day I lift my hands,
And pay my thanks to thee: