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2 But makes the law of God

His study and delight,
Amid the labors of the day,

And watches of the night. cr 3 He, like a tree shall thrive,

With waters near the root:
Fresh as the leaf his name shall live,

His works are heavenly fruit. ex 4 Not so th’ ungodly race,

They no such blessings find; f Their hopes shall flee like empty chaff

Before the driving wind. ag 5 How will they bear to stand

Before that judgment-seat,
Where all the saints at Christ's right hand

In full assembly meet?
di [6 He knows, and he approves

The way the righteous go:
But sinners and their works shall meet

A dreadful overthrow.]


FIRST PART. C. M.--Peterborough. 2.

Fruitless opposition to the reign of Christ.
Il 1 WHY did the nations join to slay

The Lord's anointed Son ?
Why did they cast his laws away,

And tread his gospel down?
'f 2 The Lord that sits above the skies

Derides their rage below;
He speaks, and terror and surprise

Will strike their spirits through. di 3 “I call him my eternal Son,

And raise him from the dead;
I make my holy hill his throne,

And wide his kingdom spread.” ec 4 Be wise, ye rulers of the earth,

Obey th' anointed Lord,

Adore the king of heavenly birth ug

And tremble at his word.


p 5 With humble love address his throne,

For if he frown, ye die:
Those are secure, and those alone,
Who on his grace rely.

SECOND PART. 8. M.-Clapton. 2.

Christ triumphs and fills his mediatorial throne.
Il 1 WHY did the Gentiles rage,

And Jews, with one accord,
Bend all their counsels to destroy

Th? Anointed of the Lord }
2. Rulers and kings agree

To form a vain design;
Against the Lord their powers unite,

Against his Christ they join. f 3 The Lord derides their rage,

And will support his throne;
He that hath raised him from the dead

Hath own'd him for his Son.


lll 4 Christ has ascended high,

To rule the subject earth;
The merit of his blood he pleads,

And pleads his heavenly birth.
5 He asks, and God bestows

A large inheritance; f

Far as the world's remotest ends

His kingdom shall advance. ex 6 The nations that rebel

Must feel his iron rod :
He'll vindicate those honors well,

That he received from God. m 7 Be wise, ye rulers, now,

And worship at his throne; vi With trembling joy, ye people, bow

To God's exalted Son.

THIRD PART. L. M.-Sterling. 2.

Exhortation to rulers.
1 NOW ye that boast of earthly power,

Be wise, and serve the Lord, the Lamb;
Bow at his footstool and adore;

Rejoice and tremble at his name.

2 For God, who high in glory reigns,

Laughs at your pride, your rage controls;

His power can fill your hearts with pains, ag And speak in thunders to your souls. 3 With humble love address the Son,

Lest he be angry, and ye die ;
His wrath will burn to worlds unknown,

If ye provoke his jealousy. f 4 His storms may drive you quick to hell; P He is a God, and ye but dust : cr di Happy the men who know him well,

And make his grace their only trust.


FIRST PART. C. M.-Windsor. 3.

God our defence.
af 1 MY God, how many are my fears !

How fast my foes increase!
Conspiring my eternal death,

They break my present peace.
2 The subtle tempter would persuade

There's no relief in heaven,
That all my swelling sins are now

Too big to be forgiven.
cr 3 But thou, my glory and my strength,
f Shalt on the tempter tread;
di Shalt silence all my threatning guilt,

And raise my drooping head.
4 I cried, and from his holy hill

He bow'd a listning ear;
I calld my Father, and my God,

And he subdued my fear.
5 He shed soft slumbers on mine eyes,

In spite of all my foes;
I woke, and wonder'd at the grace

That guarded my repose.
f 6 What though the hosts of death and hell

All arm’d, against me stood :
Terrors no more shall shake my soul;

My refuge is my God.




THIRD PART. L. M.-Luton.

SECOND PART. L. M. - Quito. 3.

af 1 0 LORD, how many are my foes,

In this weak state of flesh and blood!
My peace they daily discompose:

But my defence and hope is God.
2 Tired with the burdens of the day,

To thee I raised an evening cry;
Thou heard'st when I began to pray,

And thine almighty help was nigh.

3 Supported by thy heavenly aid, di I laid me down and slept secure:

Not death would make my heart afraid,

Though I should wake and rise no more, di 4 But God sustain'd me all the night;

Salvation doth to God belong:
He raised my head to see the light,

And praise him in my morning song. 3.

Same subject. aff* 1 THE tempter to my soul hath said,

“There is no help in God for thee;" Lord, lift thou up thy servant's head,

My glory, shield, and solace be. 2 Thus to the Lord I raised my cry,

He heard me from his holy hill;

At his command the waves roll’d by ; P He beckon'd, and the winds were still. -cr3 I slept in quiet and awoke;

Thou, Lord, my spirit didst sustain; vi Bright from

the east the morning broke,
Thy comforts rose on me again.
4 I will not fear, though armed throngs

Compass my steps in all their wrath ;
Salvation to the Lord belongs,
His presence guards his people's path.

Montgomery, FIRST PART. L. M.-Sterling. 4.

A prayer-hearing God, our portion and hope.
P 1 O GOD of grace and righteousness,

Hear and attend when I complain:
Thou didst deliver from distress,
Bow down thy gracious ear again.



2 Ye sons of men, in vain ye try

To turn my glory into shame:
How long will scoffers love to lie,

And dare reproach my Saviour's name? 3 Know that the Lord divides his saints

From all the tribes of men beside; di He hears and pities their complaints,

For the dear sake of Christ that died.
4 When our obedient hands have done

A thousand works of righteousness,
We put our trust in God alone,

And glory in his pard’ning grace.
5 Let the unthinking many say,

" Who will bestow some earthly good ?" But, Lord, thy light and love we pray ; Our souls desire this heavenly food.

SECOND PART. L. M.-Duke-street. 4.

Protection from scoffers.
1 HOW long, ye sons of men, will ye

The servant of the Lord despise,
Delight yourselves with vanity,

And trust in refuges of lies ?
2 Know that the Lord hath set apart

The godly man in every age;
He loves a meek and lowly heart-

His people are his heritage. 3 Then stand in awe, nor dare to sin ; d Commune with your own heart; be still:

The Lord requireth truth within ;
The sacrifice of mind and will.

Montgomery. THIRD PART. C. M.-Barby. 4.

1 LORD, thou wilt hear me when I pray,

I am for ever thine:
I fear before thee all the day,

Nor would I dare to sin.
2 And while I rest my weary head

From care and business free,
'Tis sweet conversing on my bed

With my own heart and thee.

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