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Here will I meet the hungry poor,
With sweet provision shall be fed. 5 Girded with truth, and cloth'd with grace,
My priests, my ministers shall shine:
Made an appearance so divine. 6 The saints unable to contain
Their inward joy, shall shout and sing : The Son of David here shall reign,
And Zion triumph in her King. 7 Jesus shall see a num'rous seed
Born here, t' uphold his glorious name ; His crown shall flourish on his head, While all his foes are cloth'd with shame. PSALM 1326 Second Part. C. M.
At the dedication of a Church. 1
A RISE, O king of grace, arise,
Thus to be own'd and blest. 2 Enter with all thy glorious train,
Thy Spirit and thy word :
Could no such grace afford.
Let truth their tongues employ; That in the Saviour's righteousness
Thy saints may shout for joy. 4 Here, mighty God! accept our vows,
Here let thy prai:e be spread ; Bless the provisions of thy house,
And fill thy poor with bread.
5 Here let the Son of David reign,
Let God's anointed shine ;
PSALM 132. Third Part. C. M. The privileges of the church under the New Testament. 2 HE Lord in Zion plac'd his throne,
His ark was settl'd there : To Zion the whole nation came,
To worship thrice a year. 2 But we have no such lengths to walk,
Nor wander far abroad; Where'er thy saints assemble now,
There is a house for God. 3 Blest Zion still, in God's esteem,
All other seats excels : Wherever he records his name,
'Tis Zion; there he dwells. 4." Her store,” says he, “ I will increase ;
“ Her poor with plenty bless; “ Her saints shall shout for joy ; her priests
My saving health confess. 5 “ There David's pow'r shall long remain
" In his establish'd line ; “ There David's Son and Lord shall reign,
" And with fresh lustre shine. 6 " The faces of his vanquish'd foes
6 Confusion shall o'erspread ; " Whilst, with confirm's success, his crown "Shall flourish on his head." PSALM 133. First Part. C. M.
Brethren whose cheerful hearts unite
In bonds of piety.
Descend to ev'ry soul,
Shades and bedews the whole : 3 'Tis like the oil divinely sweet,
On Aaron's rey'rend head;
And o'er his garments spread. 4. 'Tis pleasant as the morning dews
That fall on Zion's hill ;
Love and worship in a Family:
Whose hearts and hopes are one ;
Thro’ all their actions run. 2 Blest is the pious house,
Where zeal and friendship meet:: Their songs of praise, their mingled vows,
Make their communion sweet. 3 Thus, on the heav'nly hills
The saints are blest above, Where joy, like morning dew distils, And all the air is love.
PSALM 131. C. M.
Daily and nightly devotion.
Attend his holy place ;
2 Lift up your hands by morning light,
And raise your souls on high ;
Above the starry sky,
With rays of quick’ning grace; The God that spread the heav'ns abroad, And rules the swelling seas. PSALM 135. First Part. L. M.
The church is God's house and care. PRAISE ye the Lord, exalt his name, ,
While in his earthly courts ye wait, Ye saints that to his house belong,
Or stand attending at his gate.
To praise his name is sweet employ :
His church is his peculiar joy. 3 The Lord himself will judge his saints ;
He treats his servants as his friends :
Repents the sorrows, that he sends. 4 Thro' ev'ry age the Lord declares
His name, and breaks th' oppressor's rod; He gives his suff’ring servants rest,
And will be known th’ Almighty God. 5 Bless ye the Lord, who taste his love ;
People and priests exalt his name :
PSALM 135. Second Part. L. M.
Creation, Providence, and Redemption.
REAT is the Lord, exalted high,
Whate'er he pleas'd in earth or sea,
Or heav'n, or hell, his hand hath done. 2 At his command the vapours rise,
The lightnings flash, the thunders roar;
And tempest from his airy store.
O Egypt, thro’ thy stubborn land !
Fell dead by his avenging hand.
He slew, and their whole country gave
No more to be proud Pharaoh's slave,
That saves us from the hosts of hell a
Praise due to God alone. 1
A WAKE, ye saints, to praise your King, Your pious pleasure, while you sing,
Are his divine employ ;
His treasure and his joy.
He bids the vapours rise : Lightning and storms at his command
Sweep thro' the sounding skies. 4 All 'pow'r, that gods or kings have claim’d,
Is found with him alone;