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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.
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
3 Within thy presence Lord,
For ever I'll abide ;
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. God the only Object of Faith. Psalm lxii. 5, 12.
Y Spirit looks to God alone;
My rock and refuge is his throne;
My soul on his salvation waits.
Pour out your hearts before his face:
God is our all-sufficient aid,
The baser sort are vanity :
4 Make not increafing gold your truft;
Nor set your hearts on glitt'ring duft:
5 Once has his awful voice declar'd;
Once and again, my ears have heard,
6 For sov'reign pow'r reigns not alone ; ;
Grace is the partner of his throne ;
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.
“ How terrible art thou !
" Or at thy feet they bow."
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 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 :
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.
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:
my God, and hear
I fought his heav'nly aid :
And death's eternal shade.
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.
But God (his name be ever bleft)
Has set my spirit free;
Nor turn'd his heart from me.
CXXXV. God our Portion here
and hereafter. Psalm 1xxiii.
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 :
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 ;