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or The poor in God shall find a friend,
He saves the humble souls;
For God their rage controls.
That triumph o'er the proud; I'll bless my Savior in my songs, And sing his praise aloud.
PSALM 109. L. M. Love to enemies from the example of Christ. 1 JEHOVAH loves our sinful race,
His love in Christ shall be my theme, For thousands spurn his offer'd grace,
And daring infidels blaspheme. 2 When in the form of mortal man,
Jesus to save us sinners came, Slander in torrents o'er him ran,
And lies defil'd his sacred name. 3 With words of hatred, not applause,
The sons of earth beset him 'round, Became his foes without a cause,
But Christ in fervent prayer was found. 4 'T'was pity brought him from above,
But when in sinners' place he stood, They show'd him enmity for love,
And render'd evil for his good. 5 They nail'd him to the 'accursed tree,
But when his murderers pierc'd him thro, “ Forgive them, O my God, said he,
Father, they know not what they do." 6 Lord, shall thy bright example shine,
Like heavenly light before the blind;
To friends and foes divinely kind.
7 Now I mine envious toes forgive,
From me let malice far be driven; So shall my soul for ever live, And know her numerous sins forgiven.
PSALM 110. Part 1. L. M. Christ exalted and sinners converted, | JEHOVAH thus addrest my Lord,
“ At my right hand come take thy seat, 'Till all thy foes accurst, abhorr’d,
Became a footstool at thy feet. 2 The rod of strength from Zion goes,
The word of truth that mercy sends, Rule thou, my Son, amid thy foes,
Convert thine enemies to friends. 3 'Tis thine to give the power to will,
Thy spirit forms the soul anew, And grace descends from Zion's bill
Soft as the drops of giorning dew. 4. Yes, I have sworn nor can repent,
A priest for ever thou shalt be, As in thine order once I sent,
Melchisedeck the type of thee.
Then what can feeble rebels do;
Shall feel thy vengeance strike them thro. 6 The sword that from thy mouth proceeds,
Shall fill the world with millions slain; Victorious in triumphant deeds,
Thousands of thousands fill thy train. 7 As conquerers stoop to drink the stream,
And then pursue their glorious way;
So thou beneath the sultry gleam*
PSALM 110. Part 2. L. M.,
And thus to God the Son he swore; “Thy priesthood shall for ever stand,
And change from hand to hand no more. 2 Aaron, and all his sons must die,
But everlasting life is thine,
For refuge from the wrath divine. . 3, Melchisedeck was made by me
An holy priest and monarch both; And in his order thou shalt be
A King and Priest by solemn oath." 4 Jesus our King ascends his throne,
The word of power from Zion goes! Jesus our Priest has blood alone,
Effectual to subdue his foes. 5 His hand shall strike proud monarchs thro,
Who dare against the Lord to rise, Then what can feeble sinners do,
Who God's almighty Son despise. 8 The heads o'er many countries plac'd,
Expire beneath the fatal wound, Dethron'd, unburied, and disgrac'd,
Their lifeless bodies strew the ground.. 7 To do what Jesus undertook,
Not thirst can long detain the Son, He stoops to drink the purling brook,
But stops not till the cause is won.
* Gleam, sudden luster, dazel of arms.
PSALM 110. Part 3. L. M.
The conversion of the Gentiles.
To Christ the Son; ascend and sit
Repenting foes to thee submit.
Thy word the scepter in thine hand,
And bow their wills to thy command, 4 That day shall show thy royal state,
When sinners feel the power of grace, And thousands croud thy temple gate
To see the beauties of thy face. 4. O blessed power! O glorious day!
When God creates our souls anew,
Exceed the drops of morning dew. 5 Dear Savior, let thy power and truth
Convert our souls, subdue our sins,
PSALM 110. C. M.
The success of the gospel.
And near thy Father sit;
And stubborn foes submit.
Thy saints shall yet surpass
Or countless spires of grass.
Nor changes what he swore;
66 Thy priesthood shall for ever stand,
When Aaron's is no more.
A king by solemn oath;
A Priest and Monarch both." 5 Jesus our Priest for ever lives,
To plead for us above; Jesus our King for ever gives
The blessings of his love.
And his high throne maintain,
PSALM 111. Part 1. C. M.
The wisdom of God in his works. 1 SONGS of immortal praise belong
To God the 'eternal King,
And thy Creator sing. 2 How great the works his hand has wrought!
How glorious in our sight!
His wonders with delight.
The stars around us shine;
And sav'd the world from hell,
His works of power to 'excell!
His heavenly skill proclaim;