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Judgment and truth for ever stand,
Like heaven establish’d by his hand. 2 Thus to his Son the Father spoke,
“ My promise I can ne'er revoke,
The counsels of my sovreign will. 3 In thee shall dying sinners live,
Pardon and peace are thine to give,
In thee to bless thy numerous seed.
My sovreign will to men below;
Shall stand eternal like mine owII.
My mercy shall thro thee prevail,
I violate the word I swore.
So much my likeness or my love,
Then what can earth with thee compare? 7 David, my servant, whom I chose
To feed my flock, to crush my foes,
Was buț a feeble type of thee.”
How Jesus sav'd the world from hell,
PSALM 89. Part 2. L. M.
Mortality and hope. 1 REMEMBER, Lord, our mortal state,
How frail is life, how short the date;
Where is the man who draws his breath,
Safe from disease, secure from death? 2 To thee, my God, we thus complain,
" Why hast thou made mankind in vain;' Must death for ever live and rage,
And with a stroke consume an age. 3 Is this thy kindness to the just,
To send thy children to the dust?
A dying sufferer from the grave!"
And sees the resurrection nigh,
And saints shall rise to die no more.
Wipes the reproach of saints away,
Confirms our faith, and calms our fear 6 Blest be the Lord, for ever blest,
Who died to give his people rest;
PSALM 89. Part 1. C. M.
The faithfulness of God.
Thy mercies, Lord, are sure,
How firm thy words endure. 2 Thy first born Son the covenant sealid,
As first thy counsel will’d;
Thou hast in time fulfill'd.
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3 How long by David's royal seed,
Was Judah's scepter sway'd; Till David's Son came down to bleed,
And greater grace display'd.
And earth in vain despise,
Shall high in glory rise. 5 Lord God of hosts, thy wondrous ways
Are sung by saints above,
PSALM 89. Part 2. C. M.
Reverential worship. 1 WITH reverence let the saints appear,
Let all the 'assembly bow,
Fall on the people now. 2 How terrible Jehovah is,
What man or angel dare,
Or with the Lord compare.
And the more boisterous deep,
At his command they sleep.
When men in war engage,
He governs all its rage. 5 Heaven, earth and sea to God belong,
His word created all,
And makes the proud to fall.
6 The distant poles, the north and south,
Were fashion'd by his hands,
And move as he commands.
The mountains fear his frown, Now in his name the hills rejoice,
Anon he casts them down.
How glorious is his grace!
A blessed gospel. | BLEST are the men, who hear and know,
The gospel's joyful sound,
And light their steps surround.
And frustrate all their wiles,
Shall triumph in his smiles.
The children of the dust;
And well rewards the just.
His arm the victory gives;
PSALM 89. Part 4. C. M.
Christ's mediatorial kingdom. 1 IN vision thus the Lord declar'd,
Ye sinners, seek mine aid,
Jesus,your Savior stands prepar’d,
On him your help is laid.
To save the world from hell,
My hands support him well.
And he shall reign your King,
My grace new subjects bring.
Deride the man they hate,
shall exalt his horn, And power defend his state. 5 O'er heaven I 'll give him high command,
And spread his kingdom wide,
He shall in triumph ride.
And call the Lord his Rock,
And he shall feed my flock.
Shall sit enthron'd above,
And monarchs seek his love.
My promises are strong;
PSALM 89. Part. 5. C. M.