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For silent graves praise not the Lord ;
Our lips are seal'd in death.

PSALM . C. M. God's care of his people, and punishment of persecutors. 1 MY

Y trust is in my heavenly friend, . My hope in thee, my God; Rise, and my helpless life defend

From those that seek my blood. , 2 With insolence and fury they

My soul in pieces tear ;
As hungry lions rend the prey,

When no deliv’rer's near.
3 If I indulge in thoughts unjust,

And wish and seek their woe, Then let them tread my life to dust,

And lay mine honour low.
4 If there were malice hid 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 pride and power control ; Awake to judgment, and command

Deliv’rance for my soul.
6 Let sinners and their wicked rage

Be humbled to the dust;
Shall not the God of truth engage

To vindicate the just ?
7 He knows the heart, he tries the reins,

He will defend th’ upright His sharpest arrows he ordains

Against the sons of spite. 8 For me their malice dug a pit,

But there themselves are cast :

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My God makes all their mischief light

On their own heads at last. 9 That cruel persecuting race

Must feel his dreadful sword ;
Awake, my soul, and praise the grace,
And justice of the Lord.

PSALM 8. First Part. S. M.

The sovereignty and goodness of God.
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O LORD, our heavenly King,

Thy name is all divine,
Thy glories round the earth are spread,

And o'er the heavens they shine. 2 When to thy works on high

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

Adorn the darksonne skies: 3 When I survey the stars

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

A-kin to dust and worms!
4 Lord, what is worthless man,

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

And lord of all below.
5 How rich thy bounties are !

How wond'rous are thy ways!
Of dust and worms, thy power can frame

A monument of praise.
PSALM 8. Second Part. L. M.

Adam and Christ. 1 LORD, what was man, when made at first,

Adam, the offspring of the dust, That thou should'st set him and his race, But just below an angel's place !

2 That thou should'st raise his nature sm,

And make him lord of all below;
Make every beast and bird submit,

And lay the fishes at his feet!
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! 4 See him below his angels made :

See him in dust among the dead,
To save a ruin'd world from sin :

Yet he shall reign with power divine. 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.
PSALM 8. Third Part. L. M.

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The Hosannah of the Children.
I LMIGHTY Ruler of the skies,

Thro' the wide earth thy name is spread; And thine eternal glories rise,

O'er all the heav'ns thy hands have made. 2 To thee the voices of the

young A monument of honour raise ; And babes with uninstructed tongue

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 policy confound.

PSALM 9. First Part. C. M.

Wrath and mercy from the judgment-seat. 1 TITH my whole heart I'll raise my song,

Thy wonders I'll proclaim ;

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Thou, the great 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 the poor opprest;
To save the people of his love,

And give the weary rest.
4 The men, that know thy name, will trust

In thine abundant grace:
And thou wilt ne'er forsake the just,

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

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

grace

fulfil.
PSALM 9. Second Part. C. M.

The wisdom and equity of providence. 1 HEN the great judge, supreme and just,

Shall once enquire for blood, The humble souls, that mourn in dust,

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

Doth 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,

Which their own hands have spread. 4 Thus by thy judgments, mighty God,

Are thy deep councils known;

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When men of mischief are destroy'd,

The snare must be their own. 5 The wicked shall sink down to hell ;

Thy wrath devour the lands That dare forget thee, or rebel

Against thy known commands.
6 Tho' saints to sore distress are brought,

And wait and long complain ;
Their cries shall never be forgot,
Nor shall their hopes be vain.
PSALM 10. First Part. C. M.

For a day of Huniliation.
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WHY doth the Lord stand off so far?

And why conceal his face, When great calamities appear,

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

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

And still thy saints devour ? 3 They put their judgments from their sight,

And then insult the poor ;
They boast in their exalted height,

That they shall fall no more.
4. Arise, O God, lift up thy hand;
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Attend our humble cry:
No enemy shall dare to stand
When God ascends on high.

PSALM 10. Second Part. C. M.

God will hear the prayers of his chiidren. 1 WHY do the men of malice rage,

And say, with foolish pride,
The God of heav'n will ne'er engage

" To fight on Zion's side.”

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