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3 The foften'd ridges of the field

Permit the corn to spring ; The vallies rich provision yield,

The grateful labourers fing. 4 The little hills on every side

Rejoice at falling showers ;
The meadows dress’d, in all their pride,

Perfume the air with flowers.
5
The barren clods refreih'd with rain,

Promise a joyful crop ;
The fields with verdure fill’d, again

Revive the reaper's hope. 6 The various months thy goodness crowns,

How bounteous are thy ways! The bleating flocks spread o'er the downs, And shepherds shout thy praise.

WATTS. Psalm LXV. ' Long Metre. [X]

A New Version. TAY

HY praise, O God, in Zion waits ;

All flesh shall crowd thy sacred gates, To offer facrifice and prayer,

And pay their willing homage there. '? What though iniquity prevail,

And feeble flesh be prone to fail ;
Yet, Lord, thy grace thou wilt display,
And
purge
each hateful stain

away. 3 Bleft is the man approv'd by thee,

And brought thy holy courts to see !
Goodness, immense and unconfin’d,

Shail largely feast his longing mind. 4 Great God, by thy Almighty hard

Tac crerlailing mountains liand :

And every storm and every flood

Obey thy all commanding nod.
5 Thy lightnings, flashing through the skies,

Fill the wide earth with fad surprise ;
But, cheer'd by thy enliv'ning voice,

Rising and setting suns rejoice.
6 From thy vast inexhausted stores,
The earth is bleft with kindly showers ;
And favage wilds and defarts drear

Confess thee, Father of the year. 7

The flocks which graze the mountain's brow,
The corn which clothes the plains below,
To every heart new transports bring,
And hills and vales rejoice and fing.

JACOB KIMBALL. Plaim LXVI. First Part.

Divine Power and Goodness.
OW to the Lord of heaven and earth,

Address a cheerful song ;
Let gratitude inspire your mirth,

And joy the notes prolong.
2 Come see the wonders of our God,

How glorious are his ways !
In Moses hand he puts his rod,

The sea his voice obeys,
3.
He made the ebbing channel dry,

Whilst lfrael pass’d the flood ;
The tribes beheld, with wondering eye,

A guardian in their God.
O bless the Lord, and never cease ;

Ye faints fulfil his praise ;
He keeps our life, maintains our peace,

And guides our doubtful ways.

C. M. (*)

NOW.

5 Lord, thou hast prov'd our suffering fouls,

To make our graces shine ;
So filver bears the burning coals,

The metal to refine.
6 Through wat'ry deeps, and fiery ways,

We march at thy command ; Led to possess the promis'd place, By thy unerring hand.

WATTS. Psalm LXVI. Second Part. C. M. [*]

Praise to God for bearing Prayer, JOW shall my folemn vows be paid

To that Almighty Power ; Who heard the long requests I made In

my distressful hour.
2 My lips and cheerful heart prepare

To make his mercies known;
Come ye who love my God, and hear

The wonders he hath done. 3 If fin lay cover'd in my heart,

When praise employ'd my tongue, The Lord had shewn me no regard,

Nor I his praises sung.
4 But God, his name be ever bleft,

Has set my spirit free ;
He ne'er rejected my request,
Nor turn'd his heart from me.

WATTS.
Pfalm LXVII. Short Metre. [*]

Universal Praise.
O blefs thy chosen race,

, ;

And cause the brightness of thy face

On all thy church to line.

2 That fo thy gracious way

May thro’ the world be known; Whilft diftant lands their homage pay,

And thy falvation own. 3 Let all the nations join

To celebrate thy fame;
Let the whole world, O Lord, combine,

To praise thy glorious name. 4

O let them shout and fing,

In humble, pious mirth;
For thou, the righteous Judge and King,
Shalt govern all the earth,

TATE,

Praim LXVIII. T.Part. 6 Line L. M.[1.

The Justice and Compallica of God.
ET God arise in all his might,

put his enemies to flight ;
As smoke that fought to cloud the skies,
Before the rising tempelt flies,
Or wax that melts before the fire,

So fhall his fainting foes expire.
2 Kingdoms and thrones to God belong,

Praise him, ye nations, in your song ;
He rides and thunders through the sky,
His name, Jehavah, founds on high ;
Sing to his name, ye fons of grace,

Ye saints rejoice before his face. 3 The widow and the fatherless

Fly to his aid in fliarp distress ;
In him the poor and helpless find
A Judge moft jult, a Father kind;
He breaks the captive's galling chain,
And sifoners fee the light again.

His wond'rous name and power rehearse,
His honours thall enrich your verse ;
Proclaim him King, pronounce him bleft,
He's your defence, your joy, your rest ;
When terrors rise and nations faint,
God is the strength of every faint.

Watte. Plalm LXVIII. ver. 17, 18. S.P. L. M.[*]

Compared with Ephes. iv. 8, 9, 10.
The Afcenfion of Cbrifl, and the Gift of bis Spirit.
ORD, when thou didft ascend on high,

Ten thousand angels filld the sky ;
Those heavenly guards around thee wait,

Like chariots that attend thy state. 2 Not Sinai's mountain could appear

More glorious when the Lord was there
When he proclaim'd his dreadful law,

And struck the chosen tribes'with awe. 3 How bright the triumph none can tell,

When the rebellious powers of hell,
Which thousand fouls had captive made,
Were all in chains like captives led.
4 Rais'd by his Father to the throne,

He sent his promis'd Spirit down,
With gifts and grace for rebel men,
That God might dwell on earth again.

WATTS.

Plalm LXVIII. Third Part. L. M, [*]

Praise for Divine Care and Goodness.
E bless the Lord, the juft, the good,

Who fills our hearts with joy and food; Who pours his blessings from the skies,

And loads us with his rich supplies.

W

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