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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.

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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,

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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

own;
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.
4
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:
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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.
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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.

PSALM CXIX.

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.

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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.
PSALM CXIX.

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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