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-3 If I had e'er provok'd them first,

Or once abus'd my foe;
Then let him tread my life to dust,

And lay mine honour low.
e4 If there were malice found in me,

(I know thy piercing eyes,)
I should not dare appeal to thee,

Nor ask my God to rise.
• 5 Arise, my God, lift up thy hand,

Their präle and pow'r control;
Awake to judgment, and command

Deliv'rance for my soul.

PSALM 8. S. M. St. Thomas. [*]
God's Condescension in conferring Honour on Mar.

LORD, our heav'nly King,
Thy glories round the earth are spread,

And o'er the heav'ns they shine,
2 When to thy works on high,

I raise my wond'ring eyes,
And see the moon complete in light,

Adorn the darksome skies;
3 When I survey the stars,

And all their shining forms,-
Lord, what is man, that worthless thing;

Akin to dust and worms?
4 Lord, what is worthless man;

That thou should'st love him so? g Next to thine angels is he plac'd,

Ang lord of all below.
h 5 Thine honours crown his head,

While beasts like slaves obey,
And birds that cut the air with wings,

And fish that cleave the sea.
6 How rich thy bounties are!

And wond'rous are thy ways:
o Of dust and worms thy pow'r can frame

A monument of praise.
L. M. FIRST PART. Btendon. Bath. [*]
Verse 1, 2, Paraphrased.--Children Praising God.

Thro' the wide earth thy name is spread;

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g And thine eternal glories rise,

O'er all the heav'ns thy hands have made. - To thee the voices of the young

A monument of honour raise; e And babes, with uninstructed tongue, e Declare the wonders of thy praise.

3 Thy pow'r assists their tender age, To bring proud rebels to the ground; To still the bold blasphemer's rage,

And all their policies confound. 0 4 Children amidst thy temple throng,

To see their great Redeemer's face; -The Son of David, is their song,

And young hosannas fill the place. e 5 The frowning scribes and angry priests

In vain their impious cavils bring:

Revenge sits silent in their breasts, o While Jewish babes proclaim their King. L. M. SECOND PART. Quercy. Moreton. (*)

Ver. 3, &c. Paraphrased. Adam, and CHRIST, Lords of the old and new Creation. e 1 ORD, what was man, when made at first,

That thou should'st set him and his race
But just below an angel's place?
2 That thou should'st raise his nature so,
And make him lord of all below;
Make ev'ry beast and bird submit,

And lay the fishes at his feet?
o 3 But O what brighter glories wait,

To crown the second Adam's state! @ What honours shall thy Son adorn,

Who condescended to be born! e 4 See him below his angels made! p See him in dust among the dead,

To save a ruin'd world from sin!
o But he shall reign with pow'r divine.
g 5 The world to come, redeem'd from all

The mis'ries that attend the fall,
New made, and glorious shall submit
At our exalted Saviour's feet.

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PSALM 9. C. M. FIRST PART. Mear. [*]

Wrath and mercy from the Judgment Seat.

ITH my whole heart, I'll raise my song,

Thy wonders I'll proclaim; Thou sov'reign Judge of right and wrong,

Wilt put my foes to shame.
2 I'll sing thy majesty and grace;

My God prepares his throne,
To judge the world in righteousness,

And make his vengeance known.
3 Then shall the Lord a refuge prove

For all who are opprest;
To save the people of his love,

And give the weary rest.
e 4 The men who know thy Name, will trust

In thy abundant grace;
For thou hast ne'er forsook the just,

Who humbly seek thy face.
o 5 Sing praises to the righteous Lord,

Who dwells on Zion's hill;
Who executes his threat'ning word,

And doth his grace fulfil.
C. M. SECOND PART. Colchester. [*]
Verse 12.-The Wisdom and Equity of Providence.
1 WHEN the great Judge supreme and just,

The humble souls who mourn in dust,

Shall find a faithful God.
. 2 He from the dreadful gates of death

Does his own children raise:
In Zion's gates, with cheerful breath,

They sing their Father's praise.
3 His foes shall fall, with heedless feet,

Into the pit they made;
And sinners perish in the net,

That their own hands have spread.
-6 Tho' saints to sore distress are brought,

And wait and long complain;
Their cries shal never be forgot,
Nor shall their hopes be vain.

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o 7 Rise, great Redeemer, from thy seat,

To judge and save the poor; g Let nations tremble at thy feet,

And man prevail no more.

PSALM 10. C. M. Walsal. [b] Prayer heard, and Saints saved from the Wicked p1

THY does the Lord stand off so far!

And why conceal his face,
Wher great calamities appear,

And times of deep distress?
e 2 Lord, shall the wicked still deride

Thy justice and thy power?
Shall they advance their heads in pride,

And still thy saints devour?
04 Arise, O Lord, lift up thy hand,

Attend our humble cry;
No enemy shall dare to stand,

When God ascends on high.
07 Thou wilt prepare our hearts to pray,

And cause thine ear to hear;
Hearken to what thy children say,

And put the world in fear.
8 Proud tyrants shall no more oppress,

No more despise the just;
And mighty sinvers shall confess

They are but earth and dust.
PSALM 11, L. M. Psalm 97. Geneva. [b]

Gon loves the Righteous, and abhors the Wickeder
1 Y

Why do my foes insult and cry, d "Fly like a tim’rous trem'bling dove,

To distant woods or mountains fly?” e 2 If government be once destroy'd,

(That firm foundation of our peace,)
And violence make justice void,

Where shall the righteous seek redress?
g 3 The Lord in heav'n has fix'd his throne,

His eye surveys the world below:
To him all mortal things are known,
His eye-lids search our spirits through.

MYvefugle is the God of love;

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4 If he afflicts his saints so far,

To prove their love, and try their grace;
What may the bold transgressor fear?

His very soul abhors their ways.
§ 5 On impious wretches he shall rain

Tempests of brimstone, fire, and death!
Such as he kindled on the plain
Of Sodom, with his angry breath.
-6 The righteous Lord loves righteous souls,
Whose thoughts and actions are sincere;
And with a gracious eye beholds
The men who his own image bear.
PSALM 12. C. M. Plymouth. [b]

General Corruption of Manners.
1 ELP, Lord! for men of virtue fail,

H Religion ioses ground;

The sons of violence prevail,

And treacheries abound.
e 2 Their oaths and promises they break,

Yet act the flatt’rer's part;
With fair deceitful lips they speak,

And with a double heart.
4 Scoffers appear on every side,

Where a vile race of men
Is raised to seats of pow'r and pride,

And bears the sword in vain.
5 Lord, when iniquities abound,

And blasphemy grows bold,
When faith is hardly to be found,

And love is waxing cold;-
0 6 Is not thy chariot hast’ning on?

Hast Thou not giv’n the sign? May we not trust and live upon

A promise so divine?
$ 8 Thy word like silver sev'n times try'd,

Through ages shall endure;
The men who in thy truth confide,

Shall find thy promise sure.
PSALM 13. L. M. Pleyels. Armley. [6]

Pleading under Desertion: or, Hope in Darkness. piH

JW long, O Lord, shall I complain,
Like one who seeks his God in vain

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