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5 Such honours never come by chances
Nor do the winds promotion blow;
'Tis he that lays another low.
Shall raise a tyrant to the throne;
Will make the rights of men be known. 7 His hand will yet uphold the just,
And whilft he'tramples on the proud,
Altered from WATTS.
Plalm LXXVI. Common Mctre. Ex os b]
God's guardian Care for bis People.
This name in Ifrael great ;
In Salem stood his sacred throne,
And Sion was his feat.
And broke the threat’ning bow;
Anä сrulu'd th' Ailyrian foe.
But mighty hills of prey ?
Is glorious more than they.
When once thy wrath appears?
The earth lies lill and scars.
When God, by his own sovereign grace,
Appears to save th' opprefs'd,
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.
By Egypt's yoke oppress’d;
And give thy people rest?
Must hear thy mighty call;
Beside the liquid wall.
A path before unknown!
But mercy leads them on.
in Tho' trackless waves of ocean hide
Thy footiteps from our fight,
Altered from WATTS.
Palm LXXVIII. First Part.C.M.[xorb.
Religious Education of Children.
Devout attention lend;
Deep in your heart descend.
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.
Their hope securely stands ;
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. .
In gushing torrents flow;
Thy guiding instinct know.
Descends celestial bread;
Are numerous armies fed.
The promis'd land to gain;
To seek their God in vain ?
Or does thy mercy fail ?
And anxious care prevail ?
And wide disperse in air;
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.
Slaughter'd on fields, with crimion dy'd;
Is by inhuman foes denyd.
Wilt thou not hear the captive's cry?
The trembling wretch, condemn'd to die. 4 Remember not our former guilt,
But fave us by thy boundleis grace;
Altered from BARLOW.
The Vineyard of God laid wofie.
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 ;
We shall be fav’d, and figh no more. 3 Haft thou not planted with thy hand
A lovely vine in this our land?
And heavenly dews enrich the ground? 4 How did the spreading branches fhoot,
And bless thy people with its fruit;