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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.'

PSALM 58. P. M.

Warning to magistrates.
1 UDGES, who rule the world by laws,

Will ye despise the righteous cause,
When vile oppression wastes the land ?
Dare ye condemn the righteous poor,
And let rich sinners 'scape secure,

While gold and greatness bribe your hand ? 2 Forgot ye then, or never knew, That God will judge the judges too?

High in the heav'ns his justice reigns !
Yet you invade the rights of God,
And send your bold decrees abroad,

To bind the conscience in your chains. 3 A poison’d arrow is your tongue, The arrow sharp, the poison strong,

And death attends where'er it wounds;
You hear no counsels, cries nor tears ;
So the deaf adder stops her ears

Against the pow'r of charming sounds.
4 Break out their teeth, eternal God !
Those teeth of lions, dy'd in blood ;

And crush the serpents in the dust : As empty chaff, when whirlwinds rise, Before the sweeping tempest flies,

So let their names and hopes be lost. 5 The Almighty thunders from the sky, Their grandeur melts, their titles die,

As hills of snow dissolve and run ;

Or snails that perish in their slime,
Or births that come before their time,

Vain births, that never see the sun. 6 Thus shall the vengeance of the Lord, Safety and joy to saints afford :

And all that hear shall join and say, - Sure there's a God that rules on high, “ A God that hears his children cry, “ And will their suff'rings well repay.”

PSALM 59. S. M.

Complaints against invading foes. 1 FROM foes that round us rise,

O God of heay'n, defend; Who brave the vengeance of the skies,

And with thy saints contend. 2 Behold! from distant shores,

And desert wilds they come, Combine for blood their barb'rous force,

And thro' our cities roam. 3 Beneath the silent shade,

Their secret plots they lay ; Our peaceful walls by night invade;

And waste the fields by day. 4 And will the God of grace,

Regardless of our pain, Permit secure that impious race,

To riot in their reign ?
5 In vain their secret guile,

Or open force they prove :
His eye can pierce the deepest veil ;

His hand their strength remove.
6 Yet save them, Lord, from death,

Lest we forget their doom ;

But drive them with thine angry breath, ,

Thro' distant lands to roam. 7 Then shall our grateful voice

Proclaim our guardian God; The nations round the earth rejoice, And sound the praise abroad.

PSALM 60. C. M.

On a day of humiliation in war.
I
LORD thou hast scourg'd our guilty land,

Behold thy people mourn:
Shall vengeance ever guide thy hand ?

Shall mercy ne'er return?
2 Beneath the terrors of thine eye,

Earth's haughty tow'rs decay;
Thy frowning mantle spreads the sky,

And mortals melt away.
3 Our Zion trembles at thy stroke,

And dreads thy lifted hand !
O! heal the nation thou hast broke,

And save the sinking land. 4. Exalt the banner in the field,

For those that fear thy name ;
From barb'rous hosts thy people shield,

And put our foes to shame.
5 Attend our armies to the fight,

And be their guardian God :
In vain shall num'rous pow'rs unite,

Against thy lifted rod.
6 Our troops, beneath thy guiding hand;

Shall gain a glad renown: 'Tis God who makes the feeble stand,

And treads the mighty down,

PSALM 61. First Part. S. M.

Safety in God. 1 WHEN overwhelm’d with grief, Helpless and far from all relief,

To heav'n I lift mine eyes, 2 O lead me to the rock, That's high 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.
PSALM 61. Second Part. L. M..

Jesus is our king.
Y soul of thy protection sure,

Against her foes shall rest secure ;
For thou, O God, hast heard my vows,

And brought me joyful to thy house. 2 With all thy saints I'll strive to sing

The glories of my heav'nly king;
Whom thou in mercy didst ordain,

Should o'er thy chosen people reign. 3 Jesus shall live for ever blest,

And give his people peace and rest :
His years shall last, and God will own

His righteous sceptre, and his throne. 4 O let thy truth prepare the way,

In mercy, Lord, extend his sway :

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Thus we'll devote our future days,
To pay our vows and sing thy praise.

PSALM 62. L. M.
Faith in the grace and power of the Redeemer.
MY spirit looks to God alone ;

My rock and refuge is his throne;
In all my fears, in all my straits,
My soul on his salvation waits.
2 Trust him, ye saints, 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 increasing gold your trust,
Nor set your hearts on glitt'ring dust;
Why will ye grasp the fleeting smoke,

And not believe what God has spoke ? 5 Once hath his awful voice declar'd,

Once and again my ears have heard, “ All pow'r is his eternal due ;

" He must be fear'd and trusted too." 6 For sov’reign pow'r reigns not alone, Grace is a partner of the throne : Thy grace and justice, mighty Lord, Shall well divide our last reward. PSALM 63. First Part. C. M.

The inorning of a Lord's day.
ARLY, my God, without delay,

I haste to seek thy face ;
My thirsty spirit faints away,

Without thy cheering grace,

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