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9 O blest Redeemer, great and kind !
Thy shield, thy saving strength, shall be
That loves thy name, and trusts in thee. 10 Remember, Lord, thy chosen seed;
Israel defend from guilt and woe :
And guard their steps from ev'ry foe. 11 Zion exalt, her cause maintain ;
With peace and joy her courts surround :
PSALM 29. L. M.
Storm and Thunder. 1 G.
IVE to the Lord, ye sons of fame,
Give to the Lord renown and pow'r : Ascribe due honours to his name,
And his eternal might adore.
Upon the ocean and the land :
And lightnings blaze at his command. 3 He speaks, and tempest, hail and wind,
Lay the wide forest bare around :
Leap at the terror of the sound. 4 To Lebanon he turns his voice,
And lo, the stately cedars break
The vallies roar, the desarts quake.
The Thund'rer reigns for ever king;
6 In gentler language there the Lord
The counsels of his grace imparts :
PSALM 30. L. M.
His love is life and length of days :
“What can'st thou profit by my blood ? "Deep in the dust can I declare
Thy truth, or sing thy glories there? 7 Hear me, O God of grace,” I said,
" And bring me from among the dead :">
PSALM 31. Third Part. L. M.
Prayer for deliverance from unfaithful friends. 1 OW many
, To mark the mercies of thy hand ! How many pray’rs have reach'd thy throne !
How often has thy grace been shown ! 2 When sorrows rise and pains prevail,
Or angry foes my peace assail ;
In thee alone my help is found.
Fresh evils threaten to devour:
Still drives me to the throne of grace. 4 My former friends their friend forget,
And change their love to cruel hate ;
My Saviour always is the same,
While all forsake, and some oppress;
Justification and sanctification.
LEST is the man, for ever blest,
Whose guilt is pardon'd by his God ; Whose sins with sorrow are confess'd,
And cover'd with his Saviour's blood. 2 Blest is the man to whom the Lord,
Imputes not his iniquities;
And, not on works, but grace, relies. 3. From guile his heart and lips are free ;
His humble joy, his holy fear,
With deep repentance well agree;
And join to prove his faith sincere, 4 How glorious is that righteousness,
That hides and cancels all his sins !
Confession and pardon.
My heavy guilt within my heart, What torments doth my conscience feel!
What agonies of inward smart !
And all my secret faults confess :
Thy holy spirit seals the grace.
Make swift addresses to thy seat :
There shall they find a blest retreat. 4 How safe beneath thy wings I lie,
When days grow dark, and storms appear :
PSALM 33. First Part. C. M.
Works of creation and providence. 1 REJOICE, ye righteous, in the Lord;
This work belongs to you:
How holy, just and true !
His works of nature and of grace
Reveal his wondrous name. 3 His wisdom and almighty word:
The heav'nly arches spread ; And by the spirit of the Lord
Their shining hosts were made. 4 He bid the liquid waters fow
To their appointed deep:
And their own station keep.
With fear before him stand :
And rests on his command.
And breaks their vain designs : His counsel stands thro' ev'ry age, And in full glory shines. PSALM 33. Second Part. C. M.
Creatures vain, and God all-sufficient.
Hath fix'd his gracious throne ;
And calls their tribes his own. 2 His eyes, with infinite survey,
The spacious world behold;
And knows our feeble mould.
Of armies from the grave :
Can the bold rider save. 4. Vain is the strength of beasts or men,
To hope for safety thence;