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6 Convince their madness, Lord,
And make them seek thy name': Or else their stubborn rage confound, ,
That they may die in shame. 7 Then shall the nations know
That glorious dreadful word:
And thou the sov’reign Lord.
The pleasure of public worship.
O Lord of hosts, thy dwellings are ! With long desire my spirit faints
To meet th' assemblies of thy saints. 2 My flesh would rest in thine abode,
My panting heart cries out for God;
And for her young provides her nest ;
That pleasure which his children want? 4 Blest are the saints who sit on high,
Around thy throne of majesty;
And seek thy face, and learn thy praise. 6 Blest are the men whose hearts are set
To find the way to Zion's gate :
7 Cheerful they walk with growing strength,
Till all shall meet in heav'n at length;
Grace and glory.
The joy, that from thy presence springs: To spend one day, with thee on earth,
Exceeds a thousand days of mirth. 2 Might I enjoy the meanest place
Within thy house, O God of grace;
pow'r, Should tempt my feet to leave thy door. 3 God is our sun, he makes our day;
God is our shield, he guards our way
From foes without and foes within. 4 All needful grace God will bestow,
And crown that grace with glory too :
No real good from upright souls.
The glorious hosts of heav'n obey;
Longing for the house of God.
pleasant and how fair
Thine earthly temples are
2 The sparrow for her young
With pleasure seeks a nest,
To find their wonted rest :
Where God appoints to hear !
Their constant service there!
Thro' this dark vale of tears;
"Till each in heav'n appears.
Where God and saints abide,
Than thousand days beside:
Our light and our defence;
We draw our blessings thence:
His hand no good withholds
Thrice happy he, O God of hosts,
Waiting for an answer to prayer. 1
LORD, thou hast call'd thy grace to mind, So God forgave when Israel sinn'd,
And brought his wand'ring captives home. 2 Thou hast begun to set us free,
And made thy fiercest wrath abate :
And thy salvation be complete.
And let thy saints in thee rejoice:
We wait for praise to tune our voice. 4 We wait to hear what God will say ;
He'll speak, and give his people peace :
Salvation by Christ.
The souls, that fear and trust the Lord; And grace, descending from on high,
Fresh hopes of glory shall afford. 2 Mercy and truth on earth are met,
Since Christ the Lord came down from heav'n:
Justice is pleas’d, and peace is giv’n.
4. His righteousness is gone before,
To give us free access to God :
PSALM 86. First Part. C. M.
A general song of praise to God. 1
There's none hath pow'r divine ;
Nor are their works like thine.
Their off'rings round thy throne :
For thou art God alone.
Teach me thy heav'nly ways;
In God my Father's praise.
Shall those sweet wonders tell;
PSALM 86. Second Part. L. M.
interest in Christ.
Display thy pow'r, unveil thy face;
Is not thy reign, a reign of grace ?
Bought with a price, I'm not my own; A thousand times my soul hath fled,
And sought relief before thy throne. 3 But now I grope, as in the night,
I can't belieye, and dare not trust;