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God is my soul's eternal rock,
The strength of ev'ry faint.
Behold the finners that remove
Far from thy presence die :
Can fave them when they cry.
6 But to draw near to thee, my God,
Shall be my sweet employ ; .
And tell the world my joy.
CLXXXVI. The Pleasures of pub
lic Worship Psalm lxxxiv. . (Firf Parr)
OW pleasant, how divinely fair,
To meet th' assemblies of thy saints.
My panting heart cries out for God,
3 The sparrow chuses where to rest ;
And for her young, provides her nest;
4 blest are the souls who fit on high,
Around thy throne of majesty;
Bleft are fouls that find a place,
6 Bleft are the men whose hearts are set
To find the way to Zion's gate ;
7 Chearful they walk with growing ftrength,
'Till all shall meet in heav'n at length;.
CLXXXVII. God and his Church:
Or, Grace and Glory. Psalm.. lxxxiv. (Second Part.)
REAT God, attend, while Zion sings
The joy that from thy presence springs;
2 Might I enjoy the meanest place
Within thy house, O God of grace,
Not tents of ease, or thrones of pow'r,
3 God is our sun, he makes our day:
God is our shield, he guards our way,
From foes without, and foes withio. 4 All needful grace will God bestow, And crown that
grace with glory too! He gives us all things, and witholds No real good from upright fouls,
5 O God, our king, whose rov'reign (way,
The glorious hosts of heav'n obey;
CLXXXVIII. Delight. in Ordi
Y foul, how lovely is the place
To which thy God resorts ! 'Tis heav'n to see his smiling face,
Tho'in his earthly courts.
2 There the great monarch of the skies
His faving pow'r displays:
With kind and quick’ning rays.
Descends and fills the place ;
Where Christ reveals his wondrous love,
And sheds abroad his grace.
4. There, mighty God, thy words declare
The secrets of thy will :
And fing thy praises ftill.
s To fit one day beneath thy eye,
And hear thy gracious voice, Exceeds a whole eternity
Employ'd in carnal joys.
6 Lord, while my Saviour is within,
I at thy door would wait, Rather than dwell in tents of sin,
Or fill a throne of state.
2 Could I command the spacious land,
Or the more boundless sea,
I'd give them both away.
CLXXXIX A general Song of
Praise to God. Plalm. lxxxv.
MONG the princes, earthly Gods,
There's none hath pow'r divine; Nor is their nature, mighty Lord,
Nor are their works like thine.
2 The nations thou hast made shall bring
Their off'rings round thy throne: For thou alone dost wondrous things;
For thou art God alone.
Lord I would walk with holy feet;
Teach me thy heav'nly ways;
In God, my father's praise.
4. Great is thy mercy, and my tongue
Shall those sweet wonders tell, How by thy grace my finking foul
Rose from the gates of hell,
CXC. Man frail,
Man frail, and God eternal. Plalm xc. 1, 5.
UR God, our help in ages.paft,
Our hope for years to come;
And our eternal hoine.
2 Under the shadow of thy throne,
Thy saints have dwelt secure; Sufficient is thy arm alone,
And our defence is sure.
3 Before the hills in order stood,
Or earth receiv'd her frame, From everlasting thou art God,
To endless years the samě.