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2 But ere this spacious world was made,
Or had its first foundations laid,
Thyself the ever-living God.
And aim their rage against the skies ;,
At thy rebuke the billows die.
Thy promise stands for ever sure:
10. 11. 93
“ The Lord reigneth."
His robes of state are strength and majesty;
And his own Godhead is the firm foundation. 2 God is th' eternal King: thy foes in vain
Raise their rebellion, to confound thy reign:
Bat heaven's high arches scorn the swelling ocean. 3 Ye tempests, rage no more; ye floods, be still;
And the mad world, obedient to his will:
And royal state maintains ;
2 Upheld by thy commands,
The world securely stands,
Thy throne was fixed on high,
Before the starry sky: Eternal is thy kingdom, Lord. 3 In vain the noisy crowd,
Like billows fierce and loud, Against thine empire rage and roar; In vain with angry spite
The surly nations fight, And dash like waves against the shore. 4 Let floods and nations rage,
And all their powers engage;
The terrors of thy frown
Thy promises are true,
Shall in thy courts appear,
Proclaim thy wrath aloud ;
Let justice smite the proud.
When will the fools be wise ?
Or blind who made their eyes?
And they shall feel his power;
In some surprising hour.
Thou hast a gentler rod; Thy providences and thy book
Shall make them know their God.
5 Bless'd is the man thy hands chastise,
And to his duty draw;
When they forget thy law.
Nor his own promise break; He pardons his inheritance For their Redeemer's sake. SECOND PART.
Ver. 16-23. God our Support. 1 WHO will arise, and plead
my right Against my numerous foes, While earth and hell their force unite,
And all my hopes oppose ?
Sustained my fainting head,
My soul amongst the dead.
_Thy promise was my prop;
Thy Spirit bore me up.
Within my bosom roll,
Thy comforts cheer my soul. 5 Powers of iniquity may rise,
And frame pernicious laws;
He will defend my cause.
Let bold blasphemers scoff;
And cut the sinners off.
C. M. 1 SING to the Lord Jehovah's name,
And in his strength rejoice;
2 With thanks approach his awful sight,
And psalms of honor sing;
The whole creation's King.
How mean their natures seem, (Those gods on high, and gods below,)
When once compared with him.
Lies in his spacious hand ;
And where the hills must stand.
Come, kneel before his face;
Be children of his grace.
And waits for your request;
“Yé shall not see my rest.”
S. M. 1 COM
HOME, sound his praise abroad,
And hymns of glory sing ;
The universal King.
He gave the seas their bound;
And all the solid ground.
Come, bow before the Lord :
He formed us by his word. 4 To-day attend his voice,
Nor dare provoke his rod;
And own your gracious God. 5 But if your ears refuse
The language of his grace,
That unbelieving race;
6 The Lord, in vengeance dressed,
Will lift his hand and swear-
L. M. 95
A Warning to delaying Sinners. 1 COME, let our voices join to raise
A sacred song of solemn praise ; God is a sovereign King, rehearse
His honors in exalted verse.
Who framed our natures with his word;
His mercy chose, his pastures keep. 3 Come, let us hear his voice to-day,
The counsels of his love obey;
The sins and plagues that Israel knew. 4 Israel, that saw his works of grace,
Tempted their Maker to his face;
That tired the patience of their God! 5 Thus saith the Lord, “How false they prove!
Forget my power; abuse my love:
Their feet shall never enter there.”
And view those ancient rebels dead :
Nor lose the blessing by delay.
And march to Zion's heavenly gates :
C. M. 96
Christ's first and second Coming.
Ye tribes of every tongue;
demands A new and nobler song.