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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."
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,

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.

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.


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.”
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.
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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