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4. Earth, with its caverns dark and deep,

Lies in his spacious hand; He fix'd the seas, what bounds to keep,

And where the hills must stand.
5 Come, and with humble souls adore,

Come, kneel before his face ;
O! may the creatures of his pow'r

Be children of his grace!
6 Now is the time : he bends his ear,

And waits for your request :
Come, lest he rouse his wrath, and swear,
6 Ye shall not see my rest.”
PSALM 95. Second Part. S. M.

A psalm before sermon.
COME, sound his praise abroad,

And hymns of glory sing :
Jehovah is the sov'reign God,

The universal King. 2 He form'd the deeps unknown ; He gave

the seas their bound; The wat'ry worlds are all his own,

And all the solid ground. 3 Come worship at his throne,

Come bow before the Lord : We are his work, and not our own,

He form'd us by his word. 4 To-day attend his voice,

Nor dare provoke his rod : Come, like the people of his choice,

And own your gracious God. 5 But if your ears refuse

The language of his grace ; And hearts grow hard like stubborn Jews,

That unbelieving race :

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.
OME, let our souls address the Lord,

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

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.
ING to the Lord, ye distant lands,

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


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

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

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 :


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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.
HE heathen know thy glory, Lord;

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 him in evangelic strains :

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.

Let all the angels of God worship him.
HE 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 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.
NH' Almighty reigns, exalted high

O’er all the earth, o'er all the sky:
Tho'clouds and darkness yeil his feet,
His dwelling is the mercy-seat.


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2 O ye, 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.
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.

Second Part. C. M.
The Messiah's coming and kingdom.
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 ;

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