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5 The faints shall flourish in his days,

Dreit in the robes of joy and praise;
Peace, like a river, from his throne
Shall How to nations yet unknown.

WATTS, altered.

Plalm LXXII. Second Part. L, M.[*]

The Kingdom of Cbrift.
ESUS shall reign, where'er the sun

Does his fucceflive journies run;
His kingdom ítretch from shore to shore,

Till moons small wax and wane no more. 2 Through him shall endless prayers be made,

And praises throng to crown his head;
His name, like sweet perfume, shall rife

With every daily sacrifice.
3 From north to south shall princes meet,
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pay their homage at his feet;
And barbarous nations, at his word,
Submit and bow, and own their Lord.
4 People and realms of every tongue

Dwell on his love, with grateful song;
And infant voices shall proclaim

Their early blessings on his name.
5 Blessings abound where'er he reigns,

The prisoner leaps to lose his chains ;
The weary find eternal rest,

And all the sons of want are blest.
6 Where he displays his healing power,

The sting of death is known no more ;
In him the sons of Adam boast
More blessings than their father loft.

7 Let every creature rise and bring

Peculiar 'honours to our King;
Angels descend with fongs again,
And earth repeat the long Amen.

WATTs, altered.

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Psalm LXXII. Third Part. L. M. EX

Divine Influence compared to Rain.
S showers on meadows newly mown,

Our God shall send his spirit down ;
Eternal Source of grace divine,

What foul reireihing drops are thine ! 2. Lands which beneath a burning sky

Have long been defolate and dry,
Th' effufions of his love shall share,

And sudden life and verdure wear. 3

The dews and rains in all their fore,
Watering the pastures o'er and o'er,
Are not fo copious as that grace

Which fanctifies and saves our race. 4 As in soft filence, vernal showers

Descend and cheer the fainting flowers ;
So in the secrecy of love,

Falls the blest influence from above. s That heavenly influence let me find,

In holy filence of the mind;
Whilit every grace maintains its bloom,

Diffufing wide its rich perfume.
6 Nor let thife blelings be confiad

To me, but pour'd on all mankind;
Till all the waites in verdure rise,
And a new Eden bless our eyes.

Rippon's Collection.

Pfalm LXXIII. First Part. L. M. [b] Dangerous Prosperity.

I, To mourn and murmur and repine; To see the wicked plac'd on high,

And pride in robes of honour shine. 2 To fathom this, my thoughts I bent,

But found the case too hard for me ;
Till to the house of God I went,

Then I their end did plainly see. 3 However high advanc'd, they all

On flippery places loosely stand;
Thence into ruin headlong fall,

Caft down by thine Almighty hand.
A Their fancied joys, how fast they flee!

Just like a dream when man awakes ;
Their songs of softest harmony

Are but a preface to their plagues. 5 But still thy presence me supplied,

And thy right hand directs my way;
Thy counsels, Lord, shall be my guide
To realms of peace and endless day.

WATTS and TAT2, Plaim LXXIII. Sec. Part. C. M. [X]

God our Portion.
OD, my supporter and my hope,
My help forever near ;

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When sinking in despair.
2 Thy counsels, Lord, shall guide my feet

Through this dark wilderness ;
Thy hand conduct me ricar thy feat,
To dwell before thy face.

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3 Were I in heaven without my God,

'Twould be no joy to me;
And whilft this earth is my abode,

I long for none but thee.
4 What if the springs of life were broke,

And flesh and heart should faint ?
God is my foul's eternal rock,

The strength of every faint.
5 Behold, the finners who remove

Far from thy presence, die ; Not all the idol gods they lov,

Can fave them when they cry. 6 But to draw near to thee, my God,

Sliall be my sweet employ; My tongue thall found thy works abroad, And tell the world my joy.

WATTS.

Calm LXXIV. ver. 12, 17. C. M.[*

Divine Providence,
ARENT of nature, GOD fupreme,
Thy works are great

and good; All nature manifests thy name,

The sky, the earth, the food.
2 Thine is the cheerful day, and thine

The dark re:urn of night;
Thou haft pr pır'd the fun to shine,

And every feebler light.
3 By thee each region of the earth

in perfect order stands;
The glowing fouth, the frozen north

Obey thy fix'd commands,

4 Thou didft divide th' Egyptian sea,

By thy refiftiess might;
To make thy tribes a wondrous way,

And then secure their flight.
5 At thy command, the folid rock

Pour'd water from its side ;
And thou didst lead thy chosen lock

Through Jordan's parting ride.
6 If nature owns its sovereign Lord,

We would obey thy will ; And whilst we trust thy faithful word, We fing thy praises till. WATTS and TATE, with Variation and Addition.

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Paalm Lxxv.

Long Metre. (*) Power of Government from God alone. (Applied to the American Revolution.)

thee, most holy and most high,

We render thanks and sing thy praise ; Thy works declare thy name is nigh,

Thy works of wonder and of grace.
? To bondage doom'd, thy free-born sons
Beheld their foes indignant rise;
And, fore oppress'd by earthly thrones,

Appeal'd to him who rules the skies.
3 Then, mighty God, with equa lpower

Arofe thy vengeance and thy grace,
To drive their legions from our shore,

And save the men who foug'it thy face.
A Let haurhty princes sink their pride,

Nor lift so high their scornful head;
But lay their impious thoughts aside,
And own the powers which God has made

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