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2 The sparrow for her young

With pleasure seeks a nest,
And wand'ring swallows long

To find their wonted rest :
My spirit faints with equal zeal,
To rise and dwell among thy saints.
3 O happy souls that

Where God appoints to hear!
O happy men that pay

Their constant service there!
They praise thee still ; and happy they
That love the way to Zion's hill.
4. They go from strength to strength,

Thro’ this dark vale of tears;
STill each arrives at length;

'Till each in heav'n appears. O glorious seat, when God our King Shall thither bring our willing feet ! 5 To spend one sacred day,

Where God and saints abide,
Affords diviner joy,

Than thousand days beside :
Where God resorts, I cover more
To keep the door, than shine in courts.
6 God is our sun and shield,

Our light and our defence ;
With gifts his hands are fillid;

We draw our blessings thence:
He shall bestow on Jacob's race
Peculiar grace, and glory too.
✓ The Lord his people loves;

His hand no good withholds
From those his heart approves;
From pure and pious souls.


Thrice happy he, O God of hosts,
Whose spirit trusts alone in thee !
PSALM 85. First Part. L. AI.

Waiting for an answer to prayer.
LORDthou hast call'd thy grace to mind,

Thou hast our
So God forgave when Israel sinn'd,

And brought his wand'ring captives home. 2 Thou hast begun to set us free,

And made thy fiercest wrath abate :
Now let our hearts be turn'd to thee;

And thy salvation be complete.
3 Revive our dying graces, Lord,

And let thy saints in thee rejoice :
Make known thy truth, fulfil thy word;
We wait for praise to tune our voice.
We wait to hear what God will say ;
He'll speak, and give his people peace :
But let them run no more astray,
Lest his returning wrath increase.
PSALM 85. Second Part. L. M.

Salvation by Christ.
I SALVATION is for ever nigh

The souls, that fear and trust the Lord;
And grace, descending from on high,
Fresh hopes of glory shall afford.
2 Mercy and truth on earth are met,

Since Christ the Lord came down from heav'n: By his obedience so complete,

Justice is pleas’d, and peace is giv’n.
3 Now truth and honour shall abound;

Religion dwell on earth again ;
And heav'nly influ'nce biess the ground,
In our Redeemer's gentle reign.

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4 His righteousness is gone before,

To give us free access to God :
Our wand'ring feet shall stray no more,
But mark his steps, and keep the road.

PSALM 86. First Part. C. M.

A general song of praise to God. 1

There's none hath pow'r divine ;
Nor is their nature, mighty Lord !

Nor are their works like thine.
2 The nations, thou hast made, shall bring

Their off'rings round thy throne :
For thou alone dost wond'rous things;

For thou art God alone.
3 Lord, I would walk with holy feet :

Teach me thy heav'nly ways;
And my poor scatter'd thoughts unite

In God my Father's praise.
4 Great is thy mercy, and my tongue

Shall those sweet wonders tell;
How by thy grace my sinking soul
Rose from the deeps of hell.

PSALM 86. Second Part. L. M. Mourning over unbelirf, and pleading for the evidence of an

interest in Christ.
ESUS, my God, my all in all,

Display thy pow'r, unveil thy face;
Wilt thou not hear when sinners call ?

Is not thy reign, a reign of grace ?
2 A thousand times my tongue hath said,

Bought with a price, I'm not my own;
A thousand times my soul hath fled,

And sought relief before thy throne. 3 But now I grope, as in the night,

I can't believe, and dare not trust;'

My path is hedg'd, I see no light,

My hopes are prostrate in the dust. 4 With fears that all experience past

Hath been delusive, false and vain,
I dread, lest falling short at last,

I never shall the prize obtain.
5 When to the cross I wish to fly,

And see the blood of sprinkling flow;
To Sinai's mount, not Calvary,

A legal spirit bids me go.
6 Striving to stretch my wither'd arms,

I fain would give myself away ;
But sins and guilt excite alarms,

And check a near approach to thee. 70! if already I've believ'd,

If Christ and I indeed be one :
Then prove thyself my help and shield,

Or, let the work be now begun.
8 Show me a token, Lord, for good,

And let me know that I am thine ;
Dispel my doubts, disperse the cloud,

And on my soul benignant shine. 9 Now, let thy Spirit from above,

Bear witness to my troubled heart;
Now shed abroad my Father's love,

And filial confidence impart.
10 Then shall my foes, who hate me, see

That God is faithful to his saints;
That he hath heard and helped me,
And chang'd to praise my sad complaints.

PSALM 87. L. M.

The christian church. 1 OD in his earthly temple lays Foundations for his heav'nly praise ;


He likes the tents of Jacob well;

But still in Zion loves to dwell. 2 His mercy visits ev'ry house,

That pays its night and morning vows;
But makes a more delightful stay,

Where churches meet to praise and pray 3 What glories were describ'd of old !

What wonders are of Zion told !
Thou city of our God below,

Thy fame shall Tyre and Egypt know. 4 Egypt and Tyre, the Greek and Jew,

Shall there begin their lives anew :
Angels and men shall join to sing

The Hill, where living waters spring. 5 When God makes up his last account

Of natives in his holy mount,
'Twill be an honour to appear,
As one new born and nourish'd there.
PSALM 88. First Part. L. M.

Life the only accepted time. 1

HILE life prolongs its precious light,
Mercy is found and peace is giv'n;

; But soon, ah soon ! th' approaching night

Shall blot out ev'ry hope of heav'n. 2 While God invites, how bless'd the day !

How sweet the gospel's charming sound ! “Come sinners, haste, O! haste away,

“While yet a.pard’ning God he's found. 3 “ In that lone land of deep despair,

“ No Sabbath's heav'nly light shall rise ;
“ No God regard your bitter pray’r,
« Nor Saviour call you to the skies."

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