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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.
Search, gracious God, and see;
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.
Shall have a large reward :
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 reign forever, saith the Lord ;
4. Here will I meet the hungry poor,
And fill their souls with living bread;
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, 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.
And enter to thy rest :
Thus to be own'd and blest.
Thy Spirit and thy word :
Could no such grace afford. .
Let truth their tongues employ;
Thy saints may shout for joy.
Here let thy prai-e be spread ;
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.
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.
Brethren whose cheerful hearts unite
In bonds of piety. 2 When streams of love from Christ, the spring,
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.
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 134. C. M.
Daily and nightly devotion.
Attend his place
And bless his wondrous grace.
2 Lift up your hands by morning light,
And raise your souls on high ; Send
your admiring thoughts by night
With rays of quick’ning grace ;
The church is God's house and care.
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 :
He treats his servants as his friends :
His name, and breaks th' oppressor's rod;
And will be known th’ Almighty God. 5 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. 1 GREAT is the Lord, exalted high,
Above all pow'rs and ev'ry throne ;