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And strike the pow'rs and princes dead,
Who dare oppose his reign.
PSALM 110. Third Part. L. M.

The council of peace.
ESUS the Priest ascends the throne;

While counsels of eternal peace
Between the Father and the Son,

Proceed with honour and success. 2 Thro' the whole earth his reign shall spread,

And crush the pow'rs that dare rebel :
Then shall he judge the rising dead,

And send the guilty world to hell.
3 Tho' while he treads his glorious way,

He drinks the cup of tears and blood;
The suff’rings of that dreadful day
Shall but advance him near to God.
PSALM 111. First Part. C. M.

The wisdom of God in his works.
I SONGS of immortal praise belong

To my almighty God:
He hath my heart, and he my tongue,

To spread his name abroad. 2 How great the works, his hand hath wrought?

How glorious in our sight!
And men in ev'ry age have sought

His wonders with delight.
3 How most exact is nature's frame !

How wise th' Eternal mind!
His counsels never change the scheme,

That his first thoughts design’d. 4 When he redeem'd his chosen sons,

He fix'd his coy'nant sure : "The orders, that his lips pronounce

To endless years endure,

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Nature and time, and earth and skies,

Thy heav'nly skill proclaim : I

What shall we do to make us wise,

But learn to read thy name?
26 To fear thy pow'r, to trust thy grace,

Is our divinest skill ;
And he's the wisest of our race,
Who best obeys thy will.
PSALM 111. Second Part. C. M.

The perfections of God.
GREAT is the Lord, his works of might

songs :
Let his assembled saints unite

Their harmony of tongues.
2 Great is the mercy of the Lord,

He gives his children food;
And ever mindful of his word,

He makes his promise good.
3 His Son, the great Redeemer, came

To seal his cov’nant sure :
Holy and rev’rend is his name;

His ways are just and pure.
4 They that would grow divinely wise,

Must with his fear begin :
Our fairest proof of knowledge lies
In hating ev'ry sin.

PSALM 112. L. M.
The blessings of the pious and charitable,
HAPPY is he that fears the Lord,

And follows his commands;
Who lends the poor, without reward,

Or gives with lib'ral hands.
2 As pity dwells within his breast
To all the sons of need ;

So God shall answer his request

With blessings on his seed, 3 No evil tidings shall surprise

His well establish'd mind :
His soul to God, his refuge, fies,

And leaves his fears behind. 4 In times of general distress

Some beams of light shall shine, To show the world his righteousness,

And give him peace divine. 5 His works of piety and love

Remain before the Lord :
Honour on earth, and joys above,
Shall be his sure reward.

PSALM 113. L. M.

The sovereignty and goodness of God.
E servants of th' Almighty King,

In ev'ry age his praises sing :
Where'er the sun shall rise or set,

The nations shall his praise repeat. 2 Above the earth, beyond the sky,

Stands his high throne of majesty :
Nor time, nor place, his pow'r restrain,

Nor bound his universal reign.
3 Which of the sons of Adam dare,

Or angels with their God compare ?
His glories how divinely bright,

Who dwells in uncreated light!
4. Behold his love ! he stoops to view

What saints above, and angels do;
And condescends yet more to know

The mean affairs of men below.
5 From dust and cottages obscure,

His grace exalts the humble poor ;

Gives them the honour of his sons,

And fits them for their heav'nly thrones. 6 A word of his creating voice

Can make the barren house rejoice;
Tho' Sarah's ninety years were past,

The promis'd seed is born at last.
7 With joy the mother views her son,

And tells the wonders God has done:
Faith may grow strong, when sense despairs ;
Tho' nature fails, the promise bears.

PSALM 114. L. M.

Miracles attending Israel's journey. 1 WHEN Israel freed from Pharaoh's hanchy

Left the proud tyrant and his land; The tribes with cheerful homage own

Their King, and Judah was his throne. 2 Across the deep their journey lay;

The deep divides to make them way ;
Jordan beheld their march, and fled

With backward current to his head.
3 The mountains shook, like frighted sheep;

Like lambs, the little hillocks leap;
Nor Sinai, on her base, could stand,

Conscious of sov'reign pow'r at hand.
4 What pow'r could make the deep divide ?

Or Jordan, backward roll his tide ?
Why did ye leap, ye little hills ?
And whence the fright that Sinai feels ?
5 Let ev'ry mountain, ev'ry flood,

Retire and know th' approaching God;
The king of Israel, see him here;

Tremble thou earth, adore and fear.
6 He thunders, and all nature mourns ;

The rocks to standing pools he turns ;

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Flints spring with fountains at his word,
And fires and seas confess the Lord.

PSALM 115. L.M.
The true God is our refuge ; or, Idolatry reproved.
1 OT to ourselves, who are but dust,

Not to ourselves is glory due;
'Tis thine, great God, the only just,

The only gracious, wise, and true..
2 Shine forth in all thy dreadful name;

Why should a heathen's haughty tongue
Insult us; and, to raise our shame, [long ?

Say, “Where's the God you've serv'd so 3 The God, we serve, maintains his throne

Above the clouds, beyond the skies :
Thro' all the earth his will is done,

He knows our groans, he hears our'cries.
4 But the vain idols, they adore,

Are senseless shapes of stone and wood ;-
At best a mass of glitt'ring ore,

A silver saint, or golden god.
5. With eyes and ears they carve the head ;

Deaf are their ears, their eyes are blind ;
To them in vain are off'rings made,

And vows are scattered in the wind.
6 Their feet were never made to move,

Nor hands to save when mortals pray:
Mortals, that pay them fear or love,

Seem to be blind and deaf, as they.
17 O Israel! make the Lord thy hope,

Thy help, thy refuge and thy reșt;
The Lord shall build thy ruins up,

And bless the people and the priest.
3 The dead no more can speak thy praise :

They dwell in silence and the grave ;

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