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2 Thy praise more constant than before,

Shall fill his daily breath;
Thy hand, that hath chastis'd him fore

Defends him still from death. 3 Open the gates of Zion now,

For we shall worship there,
The house where all the righteous go,

Thy mercy to declare.
4 Among th'assemblies of thy faints

Our thaokful voice we raise;
There we have told thee our complaints,

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,
To build our heav'nly hopes upon,

And his eternal praise.
2 Chofen of God, to fioners' dear,

And faiots adore the name,
They trust their whole falvation here,

Nor shall they suffer shame.
3 The foolish builders, scribe and priest,

Reject it with disdain;
Yet on this Rock the church shall rest,

And envy rage in vain.
4. What tho’ the gates of hell withstood,

Yet must this building rile;
*Tis thy own work, almighty God,

And wondrous in our eyes,


The calls the hours his own

PSALM CXVIII. Fourth Part. 24, 25, 26.
Hosanna; the Lord's day; or, Christ's refurrection,

änd our salvation.
HIS is the day the Lord hath made,
He calls the hours his

Let heav'n rejoice, let earth be glad,

And praise surround the throne. 2 To-day he rose and left the dead,

And Satan's empire fell;
To-day the saints his triumphs spread,

And all his wonders tell.
3 Hosanna to th' anointed King,

To David's holy Son:
Help us, O Lord, descend and bring

Salvation from the throne.
Bleft be the Lord who comes to men

With messages of grace;
Who comes in God his Father's name

To save our sinful race.
5 Hofanna in the highest strains

The church on earth can raise;
The highest heav'ns in which he reigas,

Shall give him nobler praise,

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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;
Yet God hath built his church thereon

lo spite of covious Jews.

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2 The scribe and angry priest

Reject thine only Son;
Yet on this Rock Mall Zion rest,

As the chief corner-stone.
3 The work, O Lord, is thine,

And wondrous in our eyes;
This day declares it all divine,

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.
5 Hosanna to the King

Of David's royal blood:
Bless him ye faiats; he comes to bring

Salvation from your God.
6 We bless thine holy word

Which all this grace displays: And offer on thiae altar, Lord,

Our facrifice of praise.

PSALM CXVIII. 22, 27. Long Metre.

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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.
2 Great God, the work is all divine,

The joy and wonder of our eyes;
This is the day that proves it thine,
The day that faw our Saviour rife,

3 Sioners rejoice, and saints be glad:

Hosanna; let his name be bleft:
A thousand honours on his head,

With peace and light and glory rest! 4 In God's own name he comes to bring

Salvation to our dying race;
Let the whole church address their King
With hearts of joy, and songs of praise.


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.
LEST are the undefil'd in heart,

Whose ways are right and clean;
Who never from thy law depart,

But fy from ev'ry fin.
2 Blest are the men that keep thy word,

And practise thy commands;
With their whole heart they seek the Lord,

And serve thee with their hands.

Ver. 165.

3 Great is their peace who love thy law;

How firm their souls abide;
Nor can a bold temptation draw
Their steady feet aside.

Ver. 6.
4 Then shall my heart have inward joy,

And keep my face from shame,
When all thy statutes I obey,
And honour all thy name.

Ver. 21, 118.
5 But haughty fingers God will hate,

The proud Mall die accurft;
The fons of fallhood and deceit
Are trodden to the dust.

Ver. 119, 115
6 Vile as the dross the wicked are;

And those that leave thy ways
Shall see salvation from afar,
But never taste thy grace.

Second part.
Secret devotion and spiritual mindedness; or, Con-

fant converse with God.

Ver. 147, 55
1 Othee, before the dawning light,

My gracious God, I pray;
I meditate thy name by night,
And keep thy law by day.

Ver 81.
2 My spirit faints to fee thy grace,

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:

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