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5 Such honours never come by chances

Nor do the winds promotion blow;
But God the Judge doth one advances,

'Tis he that lays another low.
6 No vain pretence to royal birth,

Shall raise a tyrant to the throne;
Th' impartiai Sovereign of the earth

Will make the rights of men be known. 7 His hand will yet uphold the just,

And whilft he'tramples on the proud,
And lays their glory in the dust,
Our lips fhall ng his praise aloud.

Altered from WATTS.

Plalm LXXVI. Common Mctre. Ex os b]

God's guardian Care for bis People.
N Judah, Cod of old was known,

This name in Ifrael great ;

In Salem stood his sacred throne,

And Sion was his feat.
2 Froin Sion went his dreadful word,

And broke the threat’ning bow;
The spear, the arrow, and the sword,

Anä сrulu'd th' Ailyrian foe.
3 What are the earth’s wide kingdoms else

But mighty hills of prey ?
The hill on which Jehovah dwells,

Is glorious more than they.
4 What power can stand before thy fight,

When once thy wrath appears?
When heaven fines round with dreadful light,

The earth lies lill and scars.

When God, by his own sovereign grace,

Appears to save th' opprefs'd,
The wrath of mari fhall work his praise,
And he'll restrain the rest.

WATTS.

W

plati LXXVII. Common Metre. [b]

Comfort derived from ancient Providences. VHEN overwhelm'd with pain and grief,

Beneath thy chaitening rod; Depriv'd of comfort and relief,

We look to thee our God. 2 Wilt thou forever cast us off?

And will thy wrath prevail ? Haft thou forgot thy tender love ?

And will thy promise fail? 3 But faith forbids this hopeless thought,

And checks this doubting frame; We know the works thy hand has wrought,

Thy hand is still the same.
4 Long did the fons of Jacob lie,

By Egypt's yoke oppress’d;
Didit thou refuse to near their cry,

And give thy people rest?
5 In thine own way, thy chosen sheep

Must hear thy mighty call;
Mutt venture thro' the parted deep ;

Beside the liquid wall.
6 Strange was their journey thro' the sea,

A path before unknown!
Terrors attend their wond'rous way,

But mercy leads them on.

in Tho' trackless waves of ocean hide

Thy footiteps from our fight,
We'll follow where thy hand shall guide,
For thou wilt lead us right.

Altered from WATTS.

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Palm LXXVIII. First Part.C.M.[xorb.

Religious Education of Children.
IVE car, ye children, to my law,

Devout attention lend;
Let the instructions of my mouth

Deep in your heart descend.
2 My tongue by inspiration taughty

Shall parables unfold ; Dark oracles, but understood,

And own'd for truths of old; 3 Which we from sacred registers

Of ancient times have known, And our forefathers' pious care

To us have handed down. 4 Let children learn the mighty deeds

Which God perform'd of old ; Which in our younger years we saw,

And which our fathers told. 5 Our lips shall tell them to our sons,

And they again to theirs ; That generations yet unborn

May teach them to their heirs.
6 Thus shall they learn, in God alone

Their hope securely stands ;
That they may ne'er forget his works,
But practise his commands.

Tate and WATT

plaint LXXVIII. Second Part. C.M. Verse 19, 20.

[x or b] A Table in the Wilder nefs. ARENT of universal good,

We own thy bounteous hand; Which did so rich a table spread,

Ev'n in a desart land. .
2 Struck by thy power, the fiinty rocks

In gushing torrents flow;
The feather'd wanderers of the air

Thy guiding instinct know.
3 From pregnant clouds, at thy command,

Descends celestial bread;
And by light drops of pearly dew

Are numerous armies fed.
4 Supported thus, thine Israel march’d,

The promis'd land to gain;
And shall thy children now begin

To seek their God in vain ?
5 Are all thy stores exhausted now?

Or does thy mercy fail ?
That faith should languish in our breast,

And anxious care prevail ?
6 Ye base unworthy fears, be gone,

And wide disperse in air;
For we deserve our Father's rod,
When we distrust his care.

DOODRIDGE. Psalm LXXIX. - Long Mctre. [b]

The Devasiation of War. EHOLD, O God, how cruel foes Our peaceful heritage invade ;

Their lawless tribute they impole,

And in the dust our towns are laid.
2 To ravnous birds, our slefh they gave,

Slaughter'd on fields, with crimion dy'd;
The cheap indulgence of a grave

Is by inhuman foes denyd.
3 How long, O Lord, fhall we endure ?

Wilt thou not hear the captive's cry?
Rescue, by thine almighty power,

The trembling wretch, condemn'd to die. 4 Remember not our former guilt,

But fave us by thy boundleis grace;
Then shall our waites again be built,
And all our mouths be fill'd with praise.

Altered from BARLOW.
Plalm LXXX. Long Metre. [b]

The Vineyard of God laid wofie.
REAT Shepherd of thine

G WAT didi beru een the cherubs dwell,

And lead the tribes, thy chosen fheep,

Safe thro' the desart and the deep : 2 Thy church deserted now appears ;

Shine from on high, dispel our fears ;
Turn us to thee, thy love restore,

We shall be fav’d, and figh no more. 3 Haft thou not planted with thy hand

A lovely vine in this our land?
Did not thy power defend it round,

And heavenly dews enrich the ground? 4 How did the spreading branches fhoot,

And bless thy people with its fruit;
But now, O Lord, look down and see
Thy moutning vine, thy lovely tree !

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