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4 His seed for ever shall possess

A throne above the skies;
The meanest subject of his grace,

Shall to that glory rise. 5 Lord God of hosts, thy wond'rous ways

Are sung by saints above;
And saints on earth their honours raise
To thy unchanging love.
PSALM 89. Third Part. C. M.

The power and majesty of God. 1 ITH rey’rence let thy saints appear,

And bow before the Lord ;
His high commands adoring hear,

And tremble at his word. 2 How terrible thy glories be!

How bright thine armies shine! Where is the pow'r that vies with thee?

Or truth compar'd with thine ?
3 The northern pole and southern rest

On thy supporting hand ;
Darkness and day from east to west

Move round at thy command.
4 Thy words the raging winds control,

And rule the boist'rous deep:
Thou mak’st the sleeping billows roll,

The rolling billows sleep. 5 Heav'n, earth, and air, and sea are thine,

And the dark world of hell;
How did thine arm in vengeance shine

When Egypt durst rebel !
6 Justice and judgment are thy throne,

Yet wondrous is thy grace ;
While truth and mercy, join'd in one,

Invite us near thy face.

PSALM 89. Fourth Part. C. M.

A blessed Gospel. 1 BLEST are the souls that hear and know

The gospel's joyful sound; Peace shall attend the path they go,

And light their steps surround. 2 Their joy shall bear their spirits up

Thro' their Redeemer's name; His righteousness exalts their hope,

Nor Satan dares condemn.
3 The Lord, our glory and defence,

Strength and salvation gives;
Israel, thy King for ever reigns,
Thy God for ever lives.
PSALM 89. Fifth Part. C. M.

Christ's mediatorial Kingdom.
HEAR what the Lord in vision said,


known; Sinners, behold, your help iš laid

“On my almighty Son."
2 High shall he reign on David's throne,

My people's better King;
My arm shall beat his rivals down,

And still new subjects bring.
3 My truth shall guard him in his way,

With mercy by his side ;
While in my name thro' earth and sea

He shall in triumph ride.
4. My cov’nant stands for ever fast,

My promises are strong ;
Firm as the heav'ns his throne shall last,

His seed endure as long.

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PSALM 89. Sixth Part. C.M.

The covenant of grace unchangeable.
ET (saith the Lord) if David's race,

The children of my Son,
Should break my laws, abuse my grace,

And tempt mine anger down; 2 Their sins I'll visit with the rod,

And make their folly smart; But I'll not cease to be their God,

Nor from my truth depart. 3 My cov'nant I will ne'er revoke,

But keep my grace in mind; And what eternal love hath spoke,

Eternal truth shall bind.
4 Once have I sworn (I need no more)

And pledg'd my holiness, ,
To seal my sacred promise sure

To David and his race.
5 The sun shall see his offspring rise,

And spread from sea to sea, Long as he travels round the skies

To give the nations day.
6 Sure as the moon that rules the night,

His kingdom shall endure ;
'Till the fix'd laws of shade and light
Shall be obsery'd no more.
PSALM 89. Seventh Part. L. M.

Mortality and hope. A funeral psalm.
* REMEMBER, Lord, our mortal state;

How frail our life, how short the date ! Where is the man that draws his breath

Safe from disease, secure from death? 2 Lord, while we see whole nations die,

Our flesh and sense repine, and cry,

“Must death for ever rage and reign ?

"Or hast thou made mankind in vain ?
3 “Where is thy promise to the just?

“Are not thy servants turn’d to dust ?”
But faith forbids these mournful sighs,

And sees the sleeping dust arise.
4 That glorious hour, that dreadful day,

Wipes the reproach of saints away ;
And clears the honour of thy word:
Awake, our souls, and bless the Lord.

PSALM 90. First Part. L. M.
Man mortal and God eternal. A funeral psalm.
"THRO' ev'ry age, eternal God!

Thou art our rest, our safe abode;
High was thy throne, ere heav'n was made,

Or earth thy humble footstool laid.
2 Long had'st thou reign'd ere time began,

Or dust was fashion'd into man;
And long thy kingdom shall endure,

When earth and time shall be no more.
3 But man, weak man, is born to die, :

Made up of guilt and vanity:
Thy dreadful sentence, Lord, was just,

“ Return, ye sinners, to your dust.”
4 A thousand of our years amount

Scarce to a day in thine account;
Like yesterday's departed light,

Or the last watch of ending night.
5 Death, like an overflowing stream,

Sweeps us away : our life's a dream;
An empty tale; a morning flow'r,

Cut down and wither'd in an hour.
6 Our age to seventy years is set;

How short the term ! how frail the state !

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And if to eighty we arrive,

We rather sigh and groan, than live: 7 But oh! how oft thy wrath appears,

And cuts off our expected years !
Thy wrath awakes our humble dread:

We fear the pow'r that strikes us dead. 8 Teach us, O Lord, how frail is man;

And kindly lengthen out our span;
'Till faith, and love, and piety,
Fit us to die, and dwell with thee.
PSALM 90. Second Part. C. M.

Man frail, and God our refúge.
OUR God, our help in ages past,

Our hope for years to come, Our shelter from the stormy blast,

And our eternal home! 2 Before the hills in order stood,

Or earth receiv'd her frame, From everlasting thou art God,

To endless years the same.
3 Time, like an ever-rolling stream,

Bears all its sons away;
They fly, forgotten, as a dream

Dies at the op’ning day.
4 Our God, our help in ages past,

Our hope for years to come,
Be thou our guard while troubles last,
And our eternal home.

Third Part. C. M.
Infirmities and death the effects of sin.
I LORD, if thine eyes survey our faults.

And justice grows severe,
Thy dreadful wrath exceeds our thoughts,

And burns beyond our fear.

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