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405 [ My longing Eyes look out
For thy enliv'ning Ray,
eager than the Morning Watch
With chearful Hope rely;
Nor hated Sin destroy.
And fill our Hearts with Pain;
And cleanses ev'ry Stain.
PSALM CXXX. Sixth Version. STEELE.
And mark, with Eye severe,
My mournful Thoughts could cheer? 2 But fov'reign Mercy dwells with thee,
Hope dawns amid my Fears; 4 Divine Forgiveness, large and free,
Shall stay my flowing Tears.
His facred Word my Stay ;
And turn my Night to Day.
To see the chearful Morn; So shall my ardent Wishes rise,
Till thou, my God, return.
With humble Hope recline;
With boundless Glory shine.
And fill their Hearts with Pain; His faving Love dispels their Fcar, And cleanses ev'ry Stain.
PSALM CXXX. Seventh Verfion.
O let thy Mercy bring Relief.
Our Faults, and as severely chide,
Bright Theme of universal Praise !
Before his Throne my Soul attends,
In Contemplation to the Skies.
Yet contrite Minds on God rely;
PSALM CXXXI. First Version. MERRICK.
HINE Eyes in me nor lofty Mind,
T , , and ;
Nor Earth's vain Pomp attracts my View,
Nor Honor's Prize my Thoughts pursue. 2 Behold me of Affections mild,
Rehold me humble as the Child,
Wean'd from the tender Parent's Breast. 3 O, fonder than the Parent, see
Thy Maker, Ifrael, cherish thee;
PSALM CXXXI. Second Version.
Heart? Search, gracious God, and fee; Or do I act a haughty Part?
Lord, I appeal to thee.
And all my Carriage mild,
And lowly as a Child.
Shall have a large Reward : Let Saints in Sorrow lie resign'd,
And trust a faithful Lord,
PSALM CXXXI. Third Version.
and sacred Lord of all, Of Life the only Spring, Creator of unnumber'd Worlds,
Immensely glorious King; 2 Drive from the Confines of my Heart,
Impenitence and Pride : Nor let me in erroneous Paths
With thoughtless Sinners glide. 3 Whate'er thine all-discerning Eye
Sees for thy Creature fit,
The Profp'rous and the Great;
With odious Self-Conceit.
And Patience for my own. 6 Feed me with necessary Food,
I ask not Wealth nor Fame :
And Sense to praise thy Name.
First Version. WATTS. 4 Ani At the Settlement of a Church, cr the Ordination of a Minife
He God of Israel chose the Hill
Of Zion for his antient Reft;
His Church is with his Presence blest.
And reign for ever, faith the Lord;
Bleu 3 Here will I meet the hungry Poor,
And fill their Souls with living Bread.;
My Priests, my Ministers shall thine;
Made an Appearance fo divine.
The Saints, unable to contain
13 For PSALM CXXXII. Second Version. WATTS.
A Churcb established.
The Pfalmift would afford,
A Dwelling for the Lord.
His Ark was settled there ;
But we have no such Lengths to go,
Nor wander far abroad;
There is a House for God.
And enter to thy Rest:
Thus to be own'd and blest.
Thy Spirit and thy Word;
Could no such Grace afford.
Here let thy Praise be, spread;
And fill thy Poor with Bread.
PSALM CXXXIII. First Version. TATE.
In Offices of Love!
On Hermon's Top distil ;
On Sion's fruitful Hill,
Where the almighty King,
And Life's eternal Spring.
PSALM CXXXIII. Second Version.
O, what an entertaining Sight
Are Brethren who agree, Brethren whose chearful Hearts unite
In Bands of Piety!