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He sent salvation from on high,
And drew me from the depths of death. -7 Great were my fears, my foes were great,
Much was their strength, and more their But Christ, my Lord, is conqu’ror still, [rage;
In all the wars that devils wage. 8 My song for ever shall record
That terrible, that joyful hour;
Christian Sincerity. 1 ORD, thou hast form'd my soul sincere,
Hast made thy truth and love appear : Before mine
eyes I set thy laws,
I've walk'd upright before thy face :
It grieves my soul, it wounds my heart, 3 What sore temptations broke my rest !
What wars and strugglings in my breast !
I guard against my darling sin.
That works and strives against my will:
Destroy it, that it rise no more?
Deals out to mortals their reward :
A God all faithful and most kind. 6. The just and pure shall ever say,
Thou art more pure, more just than they :
And men that love revenge shall know,
Rejoicing in God our Saviour.
Great Rock of my secure abode : Who is a God beside the Lord ?
Or where's a refuge like our God?
Gives me his holy sword to wield ;
shield. 3 He lives, (and blessed be my Rock)
The God of my salvation lives;
Sweet is the peace my Saviour gives. 4 Before the scoffers of the
Victory over temporal enemies.
Our bulwark and our shield. 2 We fly to our eternal rock,
And find a sure defence :
And draw salvation thence.
What mortal heart can bear
The lightning of his spear?
4 He rides upon the winged wind ;
And angels in array,
And swift as fames obey.
Whole armies are dismay'd ;
Strikes all their courage dead.
With all their dreadful skill;
And makes their hearts of steel, 7 He arms our captains to the fight,
(Tho' there his name's forgot) He girded Cyrus with his might,
When Cyrus knew him not.
For his own children's sake :
The Conqueror's Song.
The triumphs of the day ;
And melt his strength away.
And break united pow'rs :
The proudest of their tow'rs. 3 How have we chas'd them thro' the field,
And trod them to the ground; While thy salvation was our shield, And they no shelter found !
4 In vain to idol saints they cry,
And perish in their blood: Where is a rock so great, so high,
So pow'rful as our God? 5 The Rock of Israel ever lives,
His name be ever blest; 'Tis his own arm the vict'ry gives, He gives his people rest.
PSALM 18. Sixth Part. P. M. Thanksgiving, applied to the American Revolution. 1
O bless the Lord, our God, in strains divine,
[join : With thankful hearts, and raptur'd voices To us what wonders his right hand hath shown !
[known ! Mercies, his chosen tribes have scarcely Like David blest, begin th' enraptur'd song ;
Let praise and joy awaken ev'ry tongue. 2 When, fir'd to rage, against our nation rose Chiefs of proud name, and bands of haughty
[ray'd, He train'd our hosts to fight, with arms arWith health invigor'd, and with bounty fed : Gave us his chosen chief our sons to guide ;
Heard ev'ry pray’r, and ev'ry want supply'd. 3 He gave their armies captive to our hands,
Or sent them frustrate to their native lands;
The fairest empire spread beneath the sun. 4 When, dark and threat'ning, civil broils arose,
Each hope grew dim, and friends were chang'd
God was our stay, our help, our heav'nly
shield : His grace preserv'd us, and his arm upheld ;
, Sav'd us from tumults dire, and deep distress; Enlarg'd our blessings, and confirm'd our
peace. 5 No more against our land shall strangers rise,
But fade, and fade, beneath avenging skies : Pleas'd, the fierce heathen yield to happier
sway ; The groping savage hail the gospel day ; Low sink the proud, the sons of blood be
slain, Nor injur'd Zion lift her cries in vain. 6 But, O thou pow'r belov'd! our shores around
Be ev'ry virtue, ev'ry blessing found.
The soul unfetter'd, and the conscience free. 7 With clearest splendor, here, let knowledge
shine ; Here ev'ry glory beam from truth divine ; To Jesus call the soul obsequious bend ; Grace from thy Spirit in rich show'rs descend; Nations each day ascend the bright abode, And boundless praise unceasing rise to God.
PSALM 19. First Part. S. M.
The book of nature and scripture.
Declares its maker God,
Proclaim his pow'r abroad.