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And everlasting holiness
Let justice smite the proud.
When will the fools be wise ?
Or blind, who made their eyes ?
And they shall feel his pow'r :
In some surprising hour.
Thou hast a gentler rod; Thy providences and thy book
Shall make them know their God. 5 Blest is the man, thy hands chastise,
And to his duty draw :
When they forget thy law.
Nor his own promise break ;
God our support and comfort.
Against my num'rous foes ;
And all my hopes oppose ?
2 Had not the Lord, my rock, my help,
Sustain’d my fainting head,
My soul among the dead. .
Thy promise was my prop :
Thy spirit bore me up.
Thy comforts cheer my soul.
And frame pernicious laws;
He will defend my cause.
Let bold blasphemers scoff:
A psalm before prayer.
And in his strength rejoice :
Exalted be our voice.
And psalms of honour sing:
The whole creation's King.
How mean their natures seem,
When once compar'd with him.
4 Earth, with its caverns dark and deep,
Lies in his spacious hand;
And where the hills must stand.
Come, kneel before his face ;
Be children of his grace!
And waits for your request :
A psalm before sermon.
And hymns of glory sing :
The universal King. 2 He form'd the deeps unknown ;
He gave the seas their bound; The wat'ry worlds are all his own,
And all the solid ground. 3 Come worship at his throne,
Come bow before the Lord : We are his work, and not our own,
He form'd us by his word. 4 To-day attend his voice,
Nor dare provoke his rod : Come, like the people of his choice,
And own your gracious God. 5 But if your ears refuse
The language of his grace ;
That unbelieving race:
6 The Lord in vengeance drest
Will lift his hand and swear;
“Shall have no portion there.”
A call to delaying sinners.
Who fram'd our natures with his word: He is our shepherd; we the sheep, His
mercy chose, his pastures keep.
And march to Zion's heav'nly gates ;
PSALM 96. First Part. C. M.
The first and second coining of Christ.
Ye tribes of ev'ry tongue ;
A new and nobler song. 2 Say to the nations, Jesus reigns,
God's own almighty Son: His
pow'r the sinking world sustains,
And grace surrounds his throne.
Joy thro’ the earth be seen :
And fields in cheerful green, 4 Let an unusual joy surprise
The islands of the sea :
Ye mountains sink; ye vallies rise ;
Prepare the Lord his way.
The nations as their God :
And send his truth abroad.
And bid the world draw near ;
The God of the Gentiles.
The wond'ring nations read thy word ;
Our Maker is our God alone.
And reigns complete in glory there :
His temple, how divinely fair !
And barb'rous nations fear his name:
PSALM 97. First Part. L. M.
Christ reigning, and coming to judgment. 1 E reigns; the Lord, the Saviour reigns! !
Praise him in evangelic strains :