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And everlasting holiness
Becomes the dwellings of thy grace,
PSALM 94. First Part. C. M.

Instructive afflictions.
1 GOD, to whom revenge belongs,

Let sov'reign pow'r redress our wrongs,

Let justice smite the proud.
2 They say, “ The Lord nor sees nor hears : ,

When will the fools be wise ?
Can he be deaf, who form'd their ears?

Or blind, who made their eyes ?
3 He knows their impious thoughts are vain,

And they shall feel his pow'r :
His wrath shall pierce their souls with pain

In some surprising hour.
4 But if thy saints deserve rebuke,

Thou hast a gentler rod; Thy providences and thy book

Shall make them know their God. 5 Blest is the man, thy hands chastise,

And to his duty draw :
Thy chastnings make thy children wise,

When they forget thy law.
6 But God will ne'er cast off his saints,

Nor his own promise break ;
He pardons his inheritance
For their Redeemer's sake.
PSALM 94. Second Part. C. M.

God our support and comfort.
VHO will arise and plead my right

Against my num'rous foes ;
While earth and hell their force unite,

And all my hopes oppose ?

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2 Had not the Lord, my rock, my help,

Sustain’d my fainting head,
My life had now in silence dwelt;

My soul among the dead. .
3 “ Alas ! my sliding feet!” I cried,

Thy promise was my prop :
Thy grace stood constant by my side,

Thy spirit bore me up.
4 While multitudes of mournful thoughts


bosom roll;
Thy boundless love forgives my faults,

Thy comforts cheer my soul.
5 Pow'rs of iniquity may rise,

And frame pernicious laws;
But God, my refuge, rules the skies ;

He will defend my cause.
6. Let malice vent her rage aloud,

Let bold blasphemers scoff:
The Lord our God shall judge the proud,
And cut the sinners off.
PSALM 95. First Part. C. M.

A psalm before prayer.
I CING to the Lord Jehovah's name,

And in his strength rejoice :
When his salvation is our theme,

Exalted be our voice.
2 With thanks approach his awful sight,

And psalms of honour sing:
The Lord's a God of boundless might,

The whole creation's King.
3 Let princes hear, let angels know,

How mean their natures seem,
Those gods on high, and gods below,

When once compar'd with him.


4 Earth, with its caverns dark and deep,

Lies in his spacious hand;
He fix'd the seas, what bounds to keep,

And where the hills must stand.
5 Come, and with humble souls adoré,

Come, kneel before his face ;
O! may the creatures of his pow'r

Be children of his grace!
6 Now is the time : he bends his ear,

And waits for your request :
Come, lest he rouse his wrath, and swear,
“ Ye shall not see my rest."
PSALM 95. Second Part. S. M.

A psalm before sermon.
OME, sound his praise abroad,

And hymns of glory sing :
Jehovah is the sov'reign God,

The universal King. 2 He form'd the deeps unknown ;

He gave the seas their bound; The wat'ry worlds are all his own,

And all the solid ground. 3 Come worship at his throne,

Come bow before the Lord : We are his work, and not our own,

He form'd us by his word. 4 To-day attend his voice,

Nor dare provoke his rod : Come, like the people of his choice,

And own your gracious God. 5 But if your ears refuse

The language of his grace ;
And hearts grow hard like stubborn Jews

That unbelieving race:

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6 The Lord in vengeance drest

Will lift his hand and swear;
“ Ye that despise my promis'd rest,

“Shall have no portion there.”
PSALM 95. Third Part. L. M.

A call to delaying sinners.
OME, let our souls address the Lord,

Who fram'd our natures with his word: He is our shepherd; we the sheep, His

mercy chose, his pastures keep.
2 Come, let us hear his voice to-day,
The counsels of his love obey ;
Nor let our harden'd hearts renew
The sins and plagues that Israel knew.
3 Seize the kind promise, while it waits,

And march to Zion's heav'nly gates ;
Believe, and take the promis'd rest :
Obey, and be for ever blest.

PSALM 96. First Part. C. M.

The first and second coining of Christ.
ING to the Lord, ye distant lands,

Ye tribes of ev'ry tongue ;
His rich display of

A new and nobler song. 2 Say to the nations, Jesus reigns,

God's own almighty Son: His

pow'r the sinking world sustains,

And grace surrounds his throne.
3 Let heav'n proclaim the joyful days

Joy thro’ the earth be seen :
Let cities shine in bright array,

And fields in cheerful green, 4 Let an unusual joy surprise

The islands of the sea :

grace demands

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Ye mountains sink; ye vallies rise ;

Prepare the Lord his way.
5 Behold he comes ! he comes to bless

The nations as their God :
To show the world his righteousness,

And send his truth abroad.
6 But when his voice shall raise the dead,

And bid the world draw near ;
How will the guilty nations dread,
To see their Judge appear!
PSALM 96. Second Part. P. M.

The God of the Gentiles.
HE heathen know thy glory, Lord;

The wond'ring nations read thy word ;
In these far climes Jehovah's known:
Our worship shall no more be paid
To gods which mortal hands have made ;

Our Maker is our God alone.
2 He fram'd the globe, he built the sky;
He made the shining worlds on high ;

And reigns complete in glory there :
His beams are majesty and light;
His beauties, how divinely bright!

His temple, how divinely fair !
3 Come, the great day, the glorious hour,
When earth shall feel his saving pow'r,

And barb'rous nations fear his name:
Then shall the race of man confess
The beauty of his holiness ;
And in his courts his grace proclaim.

PSALM 97. First Part. L. M.

Christ reigning, and coming to judgment. 1 E reigns; the Lord, the Saviour reigns! !

Praise him in evangelic strains :

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