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2 The darkness and the light
Still keep their course the same ; While night to day, and day to night,
Divinely teach his name. 3 In ev'ry different land
Their gen’ral voice is known :
And orders of his throne.
Here he reveals his word :
To bid us know the Lord. 5 His statutes and commands
Are set before our eyes ;
Where our salvation lies.
His truth without deceit;
And his rewards are great.
Affords so much delight;
So much allures the sight.
Thy glory to proclaim ;
In my Redeemer's name.
The word of God most excellent.
Begins his glorious way; His beams thro' all the nations run,
And life and light convey
2 But where the gospel comes,
It spreads diviner light;
And gives the blind their sight. 3 How perfect is thy word !
And all thy judgments just : For ever sure thy promise, Lord ;
And men securely trust. 4 My gracious God, how plain
Are thy directions giv'n! Oh may I never read in vain,
But find the path to heav'n! 5 I hear thy word with love,
And I would fain obey : Send thy good Spirit from above,
To guide me, lest I stray. 6 O, who can ever find
The errors of his ways !
I would not dare transgress. 7 Warn me of ev'ry sin ;
Forgive my secret faults ;
Whose crimes exceed my thoughts, 8 While with my heart and tongue
I spread thy praise abroad ; Accept the worship and the song, My Saviour and
In ev'ry star thy wisdom shines ;
2 The rolling sun, the changing light,
And nights and days thy pow'r confess
Reveals thy justice and thy grace.
Round the whole earth, and never stand
It touch'd and glanc'd on ev'ry land. 4 Nor shall thy spreading gospel rest,
'Till thro' the world thy truth has run: Till Christ has all the nations blest,
That see the light, or feel the sun. 5 Great Sun of righteousness, arise ;
Bless the dark world with heav'nly light ;
Thy laws are pure, thy judgments right. 6 Thy noblest wonders here we view,
In souls renew'd, and sins forgiv'n:
LOVE the volume of thy word :
To souls benighted and distrest !
Thy promise leads my heart to rest,
These are my study and delight :
Appears so pleasing to the sight,
3 Thy threat’nings wake my slumb'ring eyes, And warn me where my danger lies;
But 'tis thy blessed gospel, Lord,
And gives a free, but large reward.
And from presumptuous sins restrain :
PSALM 20. Lo M.
Prayer in time of war. 1
Attend his people's humble cry!
And brings delivrance from on high. 2 The name of Jacob's God defends,
Better than shields or brazen walls :
Succour and strength when Zion calls. 3 Well he remembers all our sighs ;
His love exceeds our best deserts :
Of humble groans, and broken hearts, 4 In his salvation is our hope ;
And in the name of Israel's God,
Our navies spread their fags abroad. 5 Some trust in horses train'd for war,
And some of chariots make their boasts;
6 Oh may the mem'ry of thy name
Inspire our armies for the fight !
Or quit the field with shameful flight. 7 Now save us, Lord, from slavish fear ;
Now let our hope be firm and strong;
PSALM 21. First Part. C. M.
Pious rulers are the care of heaven. 1 OUR rulers
, Lord, with songs Should in thy strength rejoice; And, blest with thy salvation, raise
To heav'n their cheerful voice.
Has spread their honours far;
Alike in peace and war.
For wisdom, and for grace ;
PSALM 21. Second Part. C. M.
Our favour'd realms rejoice ; And, blest with thy salvation, raise
To heav'n their cheerful voice. 2 Thy sure defence, from foes around,
Hath spread our rising name ; And all our feeble efforts crown'd
With freedom and with fame. 3 In deep distress our injur'd land
Implor'd thy pow'r to save :