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The Lord is good, as well as just,

And plenteous in his grace. 8 There's full redemption at his throne

For sinners long enslav'd : * The great Redeemer is his Son ; And Israel shall be sav'd.

PSALM 131. C. M.

Humility and submission.
Is there ambition in my heart?

Search, gracious God, and see;
Or do I act a haughty part?

Lord, I appeal to thee. 2 I charge my thoughts, be humble still,

And all my carriage mild; Content, my Father, with thy will,

And quiet as a child.
3 The patient soul, the lowly mind

Shall have a large reward :
Let saints in sorrow lie resign'd,
And trust a faithful Lord.
PSALM 132. - First Part. L. M.

At the ordination of a minister. WHERE shall we go, to seek and find

A habitation for our God; A dwelling for th' eternal mind,

Among the sons of Aesh and blood ?. 2 The God of Jacob chose the hill

Of Zion for his ancient rest;
And Zion is his dwelling still ;
His church is with his presence blest.
3 Here will I fix my gracious throne,

And reign forever, saith the Lord ;
Here shall my pow'r and love be known,
And blessings shall attend my

word.

4. Here will I meet the hungry poor,

And fill their souls with living bread;
Sinners that wait before my door,

With sweet provision shall be fed. 5 Girded with truth, and cloth'd with grace,

My priests, my ministers shall shine:
Not Aaron, in his costly dress,

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, ť uphold his glorious name; His crown shall flourish on his head, While all his foes are cloth'd with shame. PSALM 132 Second Part. C. M.

At the dedication of a Church.
1
A RISE, O king of grace, arise,

And enter to thy rest :
Lo! thy church waits with longing eyes,

Thus to be own'd and blest.
2 Enter with all thy glorious train,

Thy Spirit and thy word :
All, that the ark did once contain,

Could no such grace afford. .
3 Clothe all thy ministers with grace,

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.

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5 Here let the Son of David reign,

Let God's anointed shine ;
Justice and truth his court maintain,
With love and pow'r divine.

PSALM 132. Third Part. C. M.
The privileges of the church under the Nen-Testament.
THE 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,

6. And with fresh lustre shine. 6“ The faces of his vanquish'd foes

“ Confusion shall o'erspread; “ Whilst, with confirm’d success, his crown " Shall flourish on his head.” PSALM 133. First Part. C. M.

Brotherly love.
O! what an entertaining sight
Are brethren that agree;

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Brethren whose cheerful hearts unite

In bonds of piety. 2 When streams of love from Christ, the spring,

Descend to ev'ry soul,
And heav'nly peace with balmy wing,

Shades and bedews the whole : 3 'Tis like the oil divinely sweet,

On Aaron's rey'rend head;
The trickling drops perfum'd his feet,

And o'er his garments spread.
4 'Tis pleasant as the morning dews

That fall on Zion's hill;
Where God his mildest glory shows,
And makes his grace distil.
PSALM 133. Second Part. S. M.

Love and worship in a Family:
1 LEST are the sons of peace,

Whose hearts and hopes are one ;
Whose kind designs to serve and please,

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 134. C. M.

Daily and nightly devotion.
1
YEthat obey th’immortal King,

Attend his place
Bow to the glories of his pow'r,

And bless his wondrous grace.

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2 Lift up your hands by morning light,

And raise your souls on high ; Send

your admiring thoughts by night
Above the starry sky,
3 The God of Zion cheers our hearts,

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.
2 Praise ye the Lord, the Lord is good;

To praise his name is sweet employ :
Israel he chose of old, and still
His church is his peculiar joy.
3 The Lord himself will judge his saints ;

He treats his servants as his friends :
And when he hears their sore complaints,
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 5 Bless ye the Lord, who taste his love ;

People and priests exalt his name :
Among his saints he ever dwells ;
His church is his Jerusalem.

PSALM 135. Second Part. L. M.

Creation, Providence, and Redemption. 1 GREAT is the Lord, exalted high,

Above all pow'rs and ev'ry throne ;

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