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And with the same salvation bless

The meanest suppliant of thy grace. 4 O may I see thy tribes rejoice,

And aid their triumphs with my voice!.
This is my glory, Lord, to be
Join'd to thy saints, and near to thee.
PSALM 106. Second Part. S. M..

The unchangeable love of God.
1 OD of eternal

How fickle are our ways!
And yet how oft did Israel prove

Thy constancy of grace!
2 They saw thy wonders wrought,

And then thy praise they sung ;
But soon thy works of pow'r forgot,

And murmur'd with their tongue. 3 Now they believ'd his word,

While rocks with rivers flow; Now with their lusts provok'd the Lord,

And he reduc'd them low. 4 Yet when they mourn’d their faults,

He hearken'd to their groans ; Brought his own cov'nant to his thoughts,

And call'd them still his sons.
5 Their names were in his book ;

He sav'd them from their foes :
Oft he chastis'd, but ne'er forsook

The people that he chose.
6 Let Israel bless the Lord,

Who lov'd their ancient race;
And Christians join the solemn word,

Amen, to all their praise.

PSALM 107. First Part. L. M.

Israel led to Canaan, and Christians to heaven. I G IVE thanks to God; he reigns above;

Kind are his thoughts, his name is love: His mercy ages past have known,

And ages long to come shall own. 2 Let the redeemed of the Lord

The wonders of his grace record ;
Israel, the nation whom he chose,

And rescued from their mighty foes. 3 In their distress to God they cried,

God was their Saviour and their guide ;
He led their march far wand'ring round :

'Twas the right path to Canaan's ground. 4 Thus when our first release we gain

From sin's old yoke and Satan's chain,
We have this desert world to pass,

A dang’rous and a tiresome place. 5 He feeds and clothes us all the

way, He guides our footsteps lest we stray ; He guards us with a pow'rful hand,

And brings us to the heav'nly land. 6 O let the saints with joy record

The truth and goodness of the Lord !
How great his works! how kind his ways!
Let ev'ry tongue pronounce his praise.
PSALM 107. Second Part.

Second Part. L. M.
Correction for sin, and release by prayer.
1 ROM age to age exalt his name ;

God and his grace are still the same He fills the hungry soul with food,

And feeds the poor with ev'ry good. 2 But if their hearts rebel and rise

Against the God, that rules the skies;

ove; Jove:

If they reject his heav'nly word,

And slight the counsels of the Lord ;
3 He'll bring their spirits to the ground,

And no deliv'rer shall be found :
Laden with grief they waste their breath

In darkness, and the shades of death.
4 Then to the Lord they raise their cries ;

He makes the dawning light arise ;
And scatters all that dismal shade,
That hung so heavy round their head.
5 He cuts the bars of brass in two,

And lets the smiling pris'ners through;
Takes off the load of guilt and grief,

And gives the lab’ring soul relief.
6 O may the sons of men record

The wondrous goodness of the Lord !
How

great his works, how kind his ways ! Let ev'ry tongue pronounce his praise.

PSALM 107. Thuird Part. L. M.

Intemperance punished and pardoned.
I VAIN man on foolish pleasures bent,

Prepares for his own punishment :
What pains, what loathsome maladies

From luxury and lust arise !
2 The drunkard feels his vitals waste,

Yet drowns his health to please his taste;
Till all his active pow'rs are lost,

And fainting life draws near the dust.
3 The glutton groans, and loathes to eat ;

His soul abhors delicious meat :
Nature with heavy loads opprest,

Would yield to death to be releas’d.
4 Behold the frightned sinners fly

To God for help with earnest cry!

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He hears their groans; prolongs their breath;

And saves them from approaching death. 5 No med'cines could effect the cure

So quick, so easy, or so sure :
The deadly sentence God repeals,

He sends his sov'reign word and heals. 6 O may the sons of men record

The wondrous goodness of the Lord !
And let their thankful off'rings prove
How they adore their Maker's love.
PSALM 107. Fourth Part. C. M.

The mariner's psalm.
1 HY works of glory, mighty Lord,

Thy wonders in the deeps, The sons of courage shall record,

Who trade in floating ships. 2 At thy command the winds arise,

And swell the tow'ring waves; The men astonish'd mount the skies.

And sink in gaping graves. 3 Frighted to hear the tempest roar,

They pant with flutt'ring breath; And hopeless of the distant shore,

Expect immediate death. 4 Then to the Lord they raise their cries,

He hears their loud request; And orders silence thro’ the skies,

And lays the floods to rest.
5 Sailors rejoice to lose their fears,

And see the storm allay'd :
Now to their eyes the port appears ;

There let their vows be paid.
6 "Tis God that brings them safe to land

Let stupid mortals know,

That waves are under his command,

And all the winds that blow.
7. O that the sons of men would praise

The goodness of the Lord !
And those that see thy wondrous ways;
Thy wondrous love record.

PSALM 107. Fifth Part. L. M. Nations blest and punished. 4 psalm for America. 1 HEN God, provok’d with daring crimes,

Scourges the madness of the times, He turns the fields to barren sand,

And dries the rivers from the land.
2 His word can raise the springs again,

And make the wither'd mountains green ;
Send show'ry blessings from the skies;

And harvests in the desert rise,
3 Where nothing dwelt but beasts of prey,

Or men as fierce and wild as they ;
He bids th’ opprest and poor repair,

And builds them towns and cities there.
4 They sow the fields, the trees they plant ;

Whose yearly fruit supplies their want :
Their race grows up from fruitful stocks ;

Their wealth increases with their flocks. 5 Thus they are blest ; but if they sin,

He lets the heathen nations in:
A savage crew invades their lands;

Their people die by barb'rous hands; 6 Their captive sons, expos'd to scorn,

Wander unpitied and forlorn :
The country lies unfenc'd, untill'd,

And desolation spreads the field.
7 Yet if the humbled nation mourns,

Again his dreadful hand he turns ;

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