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5 High o'er the earth, his mercy reigas,

And reaches to the utmost sky: His truth to endless years remains,

When lower worlds diffolve and die.

6 Be thou exalted, O my God,

. Above the heav'ns where angels dwell: Thy pow'r on earth be known abroad,

And land to land thy wonders tell,

1xi. I, 6.

CLXXXI. Safety in God. Psal.

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HEN overwhelm'd with grief,

My heart within me dies ; Helpless and far from all relief,

To heav'n Ilift my eyes. 2 O lead me to the rock

That's h'gh above my head ; And make the covert of thy wings My shelter and

my

shade.

3 Within thy presence Lord,

For ever I'll abide ;
Thou art the tow'r of my defence,

The refuge where I hide.

4 Thou givest me the lot

Of those that fear thy name ; If endless life be their reward,

I shall possess the same.

CLXXXII

CLXXXII. God the only Object of Faith. Psalm lxii. 5, 12.

Y Spirit looks to God alone;
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My rock and refuge is his throne;
In all my fears, in all my ftraits,

My soul on his salvation waits.
2 Trust him, ye faints, in all your ways,

Pour out your hearts before his face:
When helpers fail and foes invade,

God is our all-sufficient aid,
3 False are the men of high degree;.

The baser sort are vanity :
Laid in the balance, both appear, ..
Light as a puff of empty air.

4 Make not increafing gold your truft;

Nor set your hearts on glitt'ring duft:
Why will ye grasp the fleeting smoke,
And not believe what God hath spoke?

5 Once has his awful voice declar'd;

Once and again, my ears have heard,
" All pow'r is his eternal due;
" He must be lov'd and trusted too.'

6 For sov'reign pow'r reigns not alone ; ;

Grace is the partner of his throne ;
Thy grace and justice, mighty Lord,
Shall well divide our last reward.
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CLXXXIII. Grace tried by

Affiliations. Psalm Ixvi. (First

Part.) 'SING all ye nations, to the Lord,

Sing with a joyful noise With melody of sound record

His honours and your joys.
2 say to the pow'r that shakes the sky,

“ How terrible art thou !
Sinners before thy prefence fly,

" Or at thy feet they bow."
[3 Come, fee the wonders of our God;

How glorious are his ways! In Moses' hand he pu:s his rod,

And cleaves the frighted seas. 4 He made the ebbing channel dry,

While Ifrael pass'd the flood ; There did the church begin their joy,

And triumph in their Gud. 5

He rules by his resistless might:

Will rebel-mortals dare Provoke th' Eternal to the fight,

Or tempt that dreadful war ?] 6 O bless our God, and never cease; Ye faints, fulfil his praise :

He

He keeps our life, maintains our peace,

And guides our doubtful ways.

7 Lord, thou hast prov'd our fuff'ring souls,

To make our graces shine :
So filver bears the burning coals,

The metal to refine.

8 Thro' watry deeps, and fiery ways,

We march at thy command : Led to possess the promis'd place

By thy unerring hand.

CLXXXIV. Praise to God for

hearing Prayers. Psalm lxvi.

13, 20.

NOW

OW fhall my solemn vows be paid

To that almighty pow'r That heard the long requests I made,

In my distressful hour.

2 My lips, and chearful heart, prepare

To make his mercies known:
Come ye that fear

my God, and hear
The wonders he hath done.
3 When on my head huge forrows fell,

I fought his heav'nly aid :
He fav'd my finking foul from hell,

And death's eternal shade.

4

If sin lay cover'd in my heart,

While pray'r employ'd my tongue ; The Lord had shewn me no regard,

Nor I his praises sung.

5

But God (his name be ever bleft)

Has set my spirit free;
Nor turn'd from him my poor request

Nor turn'd his heart from me.

CXXXV. God our Portion here

and hereafter. Psalm 1xxiii.

23, 28.

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TOD my supporter and my hope,

My help for ever near; Thy arm of mercy held me up,

When sinking in despair.

2 Thy counsels, Lord, shall guide my feet

Thro' this dark wilderness :
Thy hand conduct me near thy seat,

To dwell before thy face.

3 Were I in heav'n without my God,

'Twould be no joy to me; And while this earth is my abode,

I long for none but thee.

4 What if the springs of life were broke,

And flesh and heart thould faint ;

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