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2 But ere this spacious world was made,

Or had its first foundations laid,
Thy throne eternal ages stood,

Thyself the ever-living God.
3 Like floods the angry nations rise,

And aim their rage against the skies ;,
Vain foods, that aim their rage so high ;

At thy rebuke the billows die.
4 For ever shall thy throne endure;

Thy promise stands for ever sure:
And everlasting holiness
Becomes the dwellings of thy grace.
Second PART.

10. 11. 93

The Lord reigneth."
1
THE
THE Lord of glory reigns, he reigns on high,

His robes of state are strength and majesty;
This wide creation rose at his command,
Built by his word, and 'stablished by his hand:
Long stood his throne ere he began creation,

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:
In vain the storms, in vain the floods arise,
And roar, and toss their waves against the skies,
Foaming at heaven, they rage with wild commotion;

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:
Built on his truth, his church must ever stand:
Firm are his promises, and strong his hand :
See his own sons, when they appear before him,
Buw at his footstool, and with fear adore him.

P. M.

The same,

THIRD PART.
93
1
THE
HE Lord Jehovah reigns,

And royal state maintains ;
His head with awful glories crowned ;
Arrayed in robes of light,
Begirt with sovereign might,
And rays of majesty around.

2 Upheld by thy commands,

The world securely stands,
And skies and stars obey thy word :

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;
Let swelling tides assault the sky:

The terrors of thy frown
Shall beat their madness down;
Thy throne for ever stands on high.

Thy promises are true,
Thy grace is ever new;
There fixed, thy church shall ne'er remove:
Thy saints, with holy fear

Shall in thy courts appear,
And sing thine everlasting love.
94
FIRST PART.

C. M.
Ver. 1, 2, 7–14. Instructive Afflictions.
1 O GOD, to whom revenge belongs,

Proclaim thy wrath aloud ;
Let sovereign power 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 formed their ears,

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

And they shall feel his power;
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.

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5 Bless'd is the man thy hands chastise,

And to his duty draw;
Thy scourges 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. SECOND PART.

C.M. 94

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 ?
2 Had not the Lord, my Rock, my Help,

Sustained my fainting head,
My life had now in silence dwelt,

My soul amongst 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

Within my bosom roll,
Thy boundless love forgives my faults,

Thy comforts cheer my soul. 5 Powers 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.
95 A Psalm before Prayer.

C. M. 1 SING 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 honor 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 compared with him.
4 Earth, with its caverns dark and deep,

Lies in his spacious hand ;
He fixed the seas what bounds to keep,

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

Come, kneel before his face;
Oh may the creatures of his power

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--

“Yé shall not see my rest.”
95
A Psalm before Sermon.

S. M. 1 COM

HOME, sound his praise abroad,

And hymns of glory sing ;
Jehovah is the sovereign God,

The universal King.
2 He formed the deeps unknown,

He gave the seas their bound;
The watery 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 formed 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;

6 The Lord, in vengeance dressed,

Will lift his hand and swear-
“ You that despise my promised rest,
Shall have no portion there.”
Ver. 1, 2, 3, 6–11.

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.
2 Come, let our souls address the Lord,

Who framed our natures with his word;
He is our Shepherd; we the sheep

His mercy chose, his pastures keep. 3 Come, let us hear his voice to-day,

The counsels of his love obey;
Nor let our hardened hearts renew

The sins and plagues that Israel knew. 4 Israel, that saw his works of grace,

Tempted their Maker to his face;
A faithless, unbelieving brood,

That tired the patience of their God! 5 Thus saith the Lord, “How false they prove!

Forget my power; abuse my love:
Since they despise my rest, I swear

Their feet shall never enter there.”
6 Look back, my soul, with holy dread,

And view those ancient rebels dead :
Attend the offered grace to-day,

Nor lose the blessing by delay.
7 Seize the kind promise while it waits,

And march to Zion's heavenly gates :
Believe, and take the promised rest ;
Obey, and be for ever bless'd.
Ver. 1-10, &c.

C. M. 96

Christ's first and second Coming.
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S!
NING to the Lord, ye distant lands,

Ye tribes of every tongue;
His new discovered grace

demands A new and nobler song.

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