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And men that love revenge shall know,
Rejoicing in God our Saviour. 1 JUST are thy ways, and true thy word,
Great Rock of my secure abode : Who is a God beside the Lord ?
Or where's a refuge like our God?
Gives me his holy sword to wield;
Spreads his salvation for my shield. 3 He lives, (and blessed be my Rock)
The God of my salvation lives;
Sweet is the peace my Saviour gives. 4. Before the scoffers of the age
I will exalt my Saviour's name:
Victory over temporal enemies. 1 We love thee, Lord, and we adore ; Thou art our strength, our heav'nly tow'r;
Our bulwark and our shield. 2 We fly to our eternal rock,
And find a sure defence :
And draw salvation thence.
What mortal heart can bear The thunder of his loud alarms ? The lightning of his spear
4 He rides upon the winged wind;
And angels in array,
And swift as flames obey.
Whole armies are dismay'd ;
Strikes all their courage dead.
With all their dreadful skill ;
And makes their hearts of steel, 7 He arms our captains to the fight,
(Tho' there his name's forgot) He girded Cyrus with his might,
When Cyrus knew him not.
For his own children's sake :
The Conqueror's Song. 1 TO
O thine almighty arm we owe
The triumphs of the day;
And melt his strength away.
And break united pow’rs :
The proudest of their tow'rs. 3 How have we chas'd them thro' the field,
And trod them to the ground; While thy salvation was our shield, And they no shelter found !
4 In vain to idol saints they cry,
And perish in their blood: Where is a rock so great, so high,
So pow'rful as our God? 5 The Rock of Israel ever lives,
His name be ever blest; 'Tis his own arm the vict'ry gives, He gives his people rest.
PSALM 18. Sixth Part. P. M. Thanksgiving, applied to the American Revolution. 1 То O bless the Lord, our God, in strains divine,
[join : With thankful hearts, and raptur'd voices To us what wonders his right hand hathy shown !
[known! Mercies, his chosen tribes have scarcely Like David blest, begin th' enraptur'd song;
Let praise and joy awaken ev'ry tongue.
Heard ev'ry pray’r, and ev'ry want supply'd. 3 He gave their armies captive to our hands,
Or sent them frustrate to their native lands;
The fairest empire spread beneath the sun. 4 When, dark and threat'ning, civil broils arose, Each hope grew dim, and friends were chang'd
God was our stay, our help, our heav'nly
shield : His grace preserv'd us, and his arm upheld ; Say'd us from tumults dire, and deep distress; Enlarg'd our blessings, and confirm'd our
peace. 5 No more against our land shall strangers rise,
But fade, and fade, beneath avenging skies : Pleas'd, the fierce heathen yield to happier
sway ; The groping savage hail the gospel day ; Low sink the proud, the sons of blood be
slain, Nor injur'd Zion lift her cries in vain. 6 But, O thou pow'r belov'd! our shores around
Be ev'ry virtue, ey’ry blessing found.
The soul unfetter'd, and the conscience free. 7 With clearest splendor, here, let knowledge
shine ; Here ev'ry glory beam from truth divine ; To Jesus call the soul obsequious bend; Grace from thy Spirit in rich show’rs descend; Nations each day ascend the bright abode, And boundless praise unceasing rise to God.
PSALM 19. First Part. S. M.
The book of nature and scripture. |
Declares its maker God, And all his starry works on high
Proclaim his pow'r abroad.
2 The darkness and the light
Still keep their course the same;
Divinely teach his name.
Their gen’ral voice is known : They shew the wonders of his hand,
And orders of his throne. 4. Ye Western lands rejoice,
Here he reveals his word : We are not left to nature's voice
To bid us know the Lord. 5 His statutes and commands
Are set before our eyes ;
Where our salvation lies.
His truth without deceit;
And his rewards are great.
Affords so much delight;
So much allures the sight.
Thy glory to proclaim ;
In my Redeemer's name.
The word of God most excellent.
Begins his glorious way;
And life and light convey.