Abbildungen der Seite
PDF
EPUB

6 The Lord in vengeance drest

Will lift his hand and swear;
“ Ye that despise my promis'd rest,

“Shall have no portion there.”
PSALM 95. Third Part. L. M.

A call to delaying sinners.
1
COM
OME, let our souls address the Lord,

Who fram'd our natures with his word: He is our shepherd; we the sheep, His

mercy chose, his pastures keep. 2 Come, let us hear his voice to-day,

The counsels of his love obey ;
Nor let our harden'd hearts renew

The sins and plagues that Israel knew. 3 Seize the kind promise, while it waits,

And march to Zion's heav'nly gates ;
Believe, and take the promis'd rest :
Obey, and be for ever blest.

PSALM 96. First Part. C. M.

The first and second coining of Christ.
}
ST
ING to the Lord, ye distant lands,

Ye tribes of ev'ry tongue ;
His rich display of grace demands

A new and nobler song.
2 Say to the nations, Jesus reigns,

God's own almighty Son:
His pow'r the sinking world sustains,

And grace surrounds his throne.
3 Let heav'n proclaim the joyful days

Joy thro’ the earth be seen : Let cities shine in bright array,

And fields in cheerful green, 4 Let an unusual joy surprise

The islands of the sea :

[ocr errors]

Ye mountains sink; ye vallies rise ;

Prepare the Lord his way.
5 Behold he comes ! he comes to bless

The nations as their God :
To show the world his righteousness,

And send his truth abroad.
6 But when his voice shall raise the dead,

And bid the world draw near;
How will the guilty nations dread,
To see their Judge appear!
PSALM 96. Second Part. P. M.

The God of the Gentiles.
heathen ,
The wond'ring nations read thy word;
In these far climes Jehovah's known :
Our worship shall no more be paid
To gods which mortal hands have made ;

Our Maker is our God alone.
2 He fram'd the globe, he built the sky;
He made the shining worlds on high ;

And reigns complete in glory there :
His beams are majesty and light;
His beauties, how divinely bright!

His temple, how divinely fair !
3 Come, the great day, the glorious hour,
When earth shall feel his saving pow'r,

And barb'rous nations fear his name:
Then shall the race of man confess
The beauty of his holiness ;
And in his courts his grace proclaim.

PSALM 97. First Part. L. M.
Christ reigning, and coming to judgment.
E reigns ; the Lord, the Saviour reigns!
Praise

[ocr errors]

Let the whole earth in songs rejoice,

And distant islands join their voice. 2 Deep are his counsels and unknown; But

grace and truth support his throne: Tho' gloomy clouds his way surround, Justice is their eternal ground. 3 In robes of Judgment, lo, he comes !

Shakes the wide earth, and cleaves the tombs : Before him burns devouring fire ;

The mountains melt, the seas retire. 4. His enemies, with sore dismay,

Fly from the sight, and shun the day :
Then lift your heads, ye saints, on high,
And sing, for your redemption's nigh.

PSALM 97. Second Part. L. M.

Lct all the angels of God worship him. I THE Lord is come; the heav'ns proclaim

His birth; the nations learn his name: An unknown star directs the road

Of eastern sages to their God.
2 All ye bright armies of the skies,

Go, worship, where the Saviour lies :
Angels and kings before him bow,

Those Gods on high and gods below. 3 Let idols totter to the ground,

And their own worshippers confound:
Let Judah shout, let Zion sing,
And earth confess her sov’reign King.
PSALM 97. Third Part. L. M.

Grace and glory.
1 TH Almighty reigns, exalted high

O’er all the earth, o'er all the skyTho' clouds and darkness veil his feet, His dwelling is the mercy-seat.

[ocr errors]

2 Oye, that love his holy name,

Hate ev'ry work of sin and shame!
He guards the souls of all his friends,

And from the snares of hell defends. 3 Immortal light, and joys unknown,

Are for the saints in darkness sown : Those glorious seeds shall spring and rise;

And the bright harvest bless our eyes. 4 Rejoice, ye righteous, and record

The sacred honours of the Lord :
None but the soul that feels his grace,
Can triumph in his holiness.
PSALM 98. First Part. C. M.

Praise for the gospel.
1 10 our almighty Maker, God,

New honours be addrest: His great salvation shines abroad,

And makes the nations blest.
2 He spake the word to Abraham first;

His truth fulfils the grace :
The Gentiles make his name their trust,

And learn his righteousness.
3 Let the whole earth his love proclaim,

With all her diff'rent tongues ;
And spread the honours of his name
In melody and songs.
PSALM 98. Second Part. C. M.

The Messiah's coming and kingdom. 1 OY to the world; the Lord is come:

Let earth receive her King;
Let ev'ry heart prepare him room,

And heav'n and nature sing.
2 Joy to the earth; the Saviour reigns :

Let men their songs employ;

JOY

:

THE

While fields and floods, rocks, hills and plains

Repeat the sounding joy.
3 No more let sins and sorrows grow,

Nor thorns infest the ground :
He comes, to make his blessings flow

Far as the curse is found.
4 He rules the world with truth and grace,

And makes the nations prove The glories of his righteousness, And wonders of his love. PSALM 99. First Part.

First Part. S. M. The kingdom and majesty of Christ. 1 HE Lord, Jehovah, reigns,

Let all the nations fear ; Let sinners tremble at his throne;

And saints be humbled there. 2 Jesus the Saviour reigns,

Let earth adore its Lord : Bright cherubs his attendants stand,

And swift fulfil his word. 3 In Zion is his throne;

His honours are divine ;
His church shall make his wonders known :

For there his glories shine. 4 How holy is his name !

How terrible his praise !
justice and truth, and judgment join,

In all his works of grace.
PSALM 99. Second Part. S. M.

A holy God worshipped with reverence. i XALT the Lord our God,

And worship at his feet;
His

ways are wisdom, pow'r and truth,
And
mercy

is his seat.

[ocr errors]
« ZurückWeiter »