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The God, who bade his mercy flow,

In wrath withdraws his blessing now.
5 The blessing from thy truth's withdrawn ;

Its quick’ning, saving influ’nce gone :
Unwarn'd, unwaken'd, sinners hear,

Nor see their awful danger near.
6 In dews unseen, in scanty show'rs,

Thy Spirit sheds his healing pow'rs:
Thy thirsty ground is parch'd beneath,

And all is barrenness, and death.
7 Yet still, thy name be ever blest,

On thee our hope shall safely rest :
Zion her Saviour soon shall see

Array'd to set his Israel free.
8 Jesus, with vengeance arm’d, shall come

To crush his foes, and seal their doom ;
The mystic Bable wheim in dust,

Her pomp, her idols, pow'r and trust.
9 Then shall thy saints exult, and sing

The matchless glories of their King ;
Nations before his altar bend,
And peace from realm to realm extend.
PSALM 137. Third Part. S. M.

Love to the church.

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The house of thine abode ;
The church our blest Redeemer sav'd

With his own precious blood.
2 I love thy Church, O God!

Her walls before thee stand,
Dear as the apple of thine eye,

graven on thy hand.
3 If e'er to bless thy sons

My voice, or hands deny,


These hands let useful skill forsake,

This voice in silence die. 4 If e'er my heart forget

Her welfare, or her woe, Let ev'ry joy this heart forsake,

And ev'ry grief o'erflow. 5 For her my tears shall fall ;

For her my prayers ascend ; To her my cares and toils be giv'n,

Till toils and cares shall end. 6 Beyond my highest joy

I prize her heav'nly ways;
Her sweet communion, solemn vows,

Her hymns of love and praise. 7 Jesus, thou Friend divine,

Our Saviour, and our King, Thy hand from ev'ry snare and foe

Shall great deliv'rance bring. 8 Sure as thy truth shall last,

To Zion shall be giv'n
The brightest glories, earth can yield,
And brighter bliss of heav'n.

PSALM 138. L. M.

Restoring and preserving grace. 1 WITH all my pow’rs of heart and

tongue, I'll praise my Maker in my song: Angels shall hear the notes I raise,

Approve the song, and join the praise.
2 Angels that make thy church their care,

Shall witness my devotion there;
While holy zeal directs mine eyes

To thy fair temple in the skies.
3 I'll sing thy truth and mercy, Lord,

I'll sing the wonders of thy word ;


Not all thy works and names below

So much thy. pow'r and glory show.
4 To God I cried when troubles rose;
He heard me, and subdu'd my foes;
He did my rising fears control,
And strength diffus'd thro' all


soul. 5 The God of heav'n maintains his state,

Frowns on the proud, and scorns the great ; But from his throne descends, to see

The sons of humble poverty.
6 Amid a thousand snares I stand,
Upheld and guarded by thy hand :
Thy words my fainting soul revive,
And keep my dying faith alive.
7 Grace will complete what grace begins,

To save from sorrows and from sins :
The work, that wisdom undertakes,
Eternal mercy ne'er forsakes.

PSALM 139. First Part. L. M.

The omniscience and omnipresence of God. 1

My rising up and lying down: [known My secret thoughts are known to thee,

Known long before conceiv'd by me. 2 Thine eye my bed and path surveys,

My public haunts and private ways;
Thou know'st what 'tis my lips would vent;
My yet unutter'd words' intent.
3 Within thy circling pow'r I stand ;

On ev'ry side I find thy hand :
Awake, asleep, at home, abroad,
I am surrounded still with God.
40! could I so perfidious be,
To think of once deserting thee !

THOU: Lord, by strictest search hast

Where, Lord, could I thy influ’nce shun?

Or whither from thy presence run? 5. If up to heav'n I take my flight,

'Tis there thou dwell'st enthron'd in light; If down to hells infernal plains,

'Tis there almighty vengeance reigns. 8 If I the morning wings could gain,

And fly beyond the western main,
Thy swifter hand would first arrive,

And there arrest thy fugitive.
7 Or should I try to shun thy sight

Beneath the sable wings of night;
One glance from thee,

one piercing ray,
Would kindle darkness into day,
8 The veil of night is no disguise,

No screen from thy all-searching eyes ; Thro' midnight shades thou find'st thy way,

As in the blazing noon of day. 9 “O may these thoughts possess my breast,

“ Where'er I rove, where'er I rest!
“Nor let my weaker passions dare
e Consent to sin; for God is there."

PSALM 139. Second Part. C. M.

The wisdom of God in the formation of man.
VHEN I with pleasing wonder stand,

And all my frame survey;
Lord, 'tis thy work; I own, thy hand

Thus built my humble clay.
2 Thy hand my heart and reins possest,

Where unborn nature grew :
Thy wisdom all my features trac'd,

And all my members drew.
3 Thine eye with nicest care survey'd

The growth of every part ;

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Till the whole scheme, thy thoughts had laid,

Was copied by thine art. 4 Heav'n, earth, and sea, and fire, and wind,

Show me thy wondrous skill;

But I review myself, and find
1 Diviner wonders still.
5 Thine awful glories round me shine,

My flesh proclaims thy praise ;
Lord, to thy works of nature join
Thy miracles of grace.

PSALM 139. Third Part. C. M.
The mercies of God innumerable. An evening Psalm.
LORD, whine Icount thy mercies o’er,

They strike me with
Not all the sands that spread the shore

To equal numbers rise.
the 2 My flesh with fear and wonder stands,

The product of thy skill ;
And hourly blessings from thy hands

Thy thoughts of love reveal.
3 These on my heart by night I keep ;

How kind, how dear to me!

0 O! may the hour that ends my sleep
Still find my thoughts with thee.
PSALM 139. Fourth Part. L. M.

Grace tried.

Y God, what inward grief I feel,

When impious men transgress thy will ! I mourn to hear their lips profane,

Take thy tremendous name in vain.
2 Does not my soul detest and hate

The sons of malice and deceit ?
Those that oppose thy laws and thee,
I count them enemies to me.

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