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Thrice happy he, O God of hosts,
Waiting for an answer to prayer. 'LORD, thou hast call'd thy grace to mind,
And brought his wand'ring captives home. 2 Thou hast begun to set us free,
And made thy fiercest wrath abate :
And let thy saints in thee rejoice:
He'll speak, and give his people peace :
Salvation by Christ.
The souls, that fear and trust the Lord; And grace, descending from on high,
Fresh hopes of glory shall afford. 2 Mercy and truth on earth are met,
Since Christ the Lord came down from heav'n: By his obedience so complete, Justice is pleas’d, and peace is giv’n. 3 Now truth and honour shall abound ; Religion dwell on earth again ; And heav'nly influ’nce bless the ground, In our Redeemer's gentle reign.
4 His righteousness is gone before,
To give us free access to God :
PSALM 86. First Part. C. M.
A general song of praise to God. 1 A MONG the princes, earthly gods,
; Nor is their nature, mighty Lord !
Nor are their works like thine. 2 The nations, thou hast made, shall bring
Their off'rings round thy throne : For thou alone dost wond'rous things;
For thou art God alone.
Teach me thy heav’nly ways;
Father's praise. 4. Great is thy mercy, and my tongue
. Shall those sweet wonders tell; How by thy grace my sinking soul Rose from the deeps of hell.
PSALM 86. Second Part. L. M. Mourning over unbelirf, and pleading for the evidence of an
interest in Christ. 1 JESUS, my God, my all in all
, Display thy pow'r, unveil thy face; Wilt thou not hear when sinners call ? Is not thy reign, a reign of A thousand times my tongue hath said, “ Bought with a price, I'm not my own;" A thousand times my soul hath fled,
And sought relief before thy throne. 3 But now I grope, as in the night,
I can't believe, and dare not trust;
My path is hedg’d, I see no light,
My hopes are prostrate in the dust. 4 With fears that all experience past
Hath been delusive, false and vain,
I never shall the prize obtain.
And see the blood of sprinkling flow;
A legal spirit bids me go.
, I fain would give myself away ; But sins and guilt excite alarms,
And check a near approach to thee. 70! if already I've believ'd,
If Christ and I indeed be one :
prove thyself my help and shield,
And let me know that I am thine ;
And on my soul benignant shine. 9 Now, let thy Spirit from above,
Bear witness to my troubled heart;
And filial confidence impart.
That God is faithful to his saints;
PSALM 87. L. M.
The christian church. 1 OD Foundations for his heay’nly praise,
' GOD in his earthly temple lays
He likes the tents of Jacob well;
But still in Zion loves to dwell. 2 His mercy visits ev'ry house,
That pays its night and morning vows;
Where churches meet to praise and pray. 3 What glories were describ'd of old !
What wonders are of Zion told !
Thy fame shall Tyre and Egypt know. 4 Egypt and Tyre, the Greek and Jew,
Shall there begin their lives anew :
The Hill, where living waters spring.
Of natives in his holy mount,
Life the only accepted time. 1 HILE life prolongs its precious light,
Mercy is found and peace is giv'n; But soon, ah soon ! th' approaching night
Shall blot out ev'ry hope of heav'n. 2 While God invites, how bless'd the day !
How sweet the gospel's charming sound ! “Come sinners, haste, O! haste away,
“While yet a pard’ning God he's found. 3 - In that lone land of deep despair,
“ No Sabbath's heav'nly light shall rise ;
PSALM 88. Second Part. S. M.
Had worn my strength away.
The Sabbath's hours divine ;
Consum'd in sense, and sin. 3 The work, the mighty work
Of life so long delay'd ;
Upon a dying bed !
And rais'd a bitter cry:
" Lest I for ever die."
He sav'd my soul from death :
And consecrate my breath. 6 Ye sinners, fear the Lord,
While yet ’tis call'd to-day ;
Command your souls away.
Death nct the end of our being:
For ever moulder in the grave ?
Thy promise, and thy pow'r to save ?
When Christ, our Lord, from darkness sprang,