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And men that love revenge shall know,
Rejoicing in God our Saviour.
Great Rock of my secure abode :
Or where's a refuge like our God?
Gives me his holy sword to wield ;
Spreads his salvation for my shield. . 3 He lives, (and blessed be my Rock)
The God of my salvation lives;
Sweet is the peace my Saviour gives. 4 Before the scoffers of the age
I will exalt my Saviour's name:
Fourth Part. C. M.
Victory over tomporal enemies.
Now is thine arm reveal'd :
Our bulwark and our shield. 2 We fly to our eternal rock,
And find a sure defence :
And draw salvation thence.
What mortal heart can bear
3 How have we chas'd them thro' the field, While thy salvation was our shield, And they no shelter found !
4 He rides upon the winged wind;
And angels in array,
And swift as flames obey.
Whole armies are dismay'd; His voice, his frown, his
Strikes all their courage dead.
With all their dreadful skill;
And makes their hearts of steel. 7 He arms our captains to the fight,
(Tho' there his name's forgot) He girded Cyrus with his might,
When Cyrus knew him not.
For his own children's sake :
The Conqueror's Song.
The triumphs of the day ; Thy terrors,
Lord, confound the foe,
And break united pow’rs :
And trod them to the ground;
4 In vain to idol saints they cry,
And perish in their blood: Where is a rock so great, so high,
So pow'rful as our God? 5 The Rock of Israel ever lives,
His name be ever blest; 'Tis his own arm the vict'ry gives, He gives his people rest.
PSALM 18. Sixth Part. P. M. Thanksgiving, applied to the American Revolution. 1 То O bless the Lord, our God, in strains divine,
[join : With thankful hearts, and raptur'd voices To us what wonders his right hand hathy shown !
[known! Mercies, his chosen tribes have scarcely Like David blest, begin th' enraptur'd song;
Let praise and joy awaken ev'ry tongue.
Heard ev'ry pray’r, and ev'ry want supply'd. 3 He gave their armies captive to our hands,
Or sent them frustrate to their native lands;
The fairest empire spread beneath the sun. 4 When, dark and threat'ning, civil broils arose, Each hope grew dim, and friends were chang'd
God was our stay, our help, our heav'nly
shield : His
grace preserv'd us, and his arm upheld ;
But fade, and fade, beneath avenging skies :
Be ev'ry virtue, ev'ry blessing found.
The soul unfetter'd, and the conscience free.
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Here ev'ry glory beam from truth divine ;
PSALM 19. First Part. S. M.
The book of nature and scripture.
Declares its maker God,
Proclaim his pow'r abroad.
2 The darkness and the light
Still keep their course the same ; While night to day, and day to night,
Divinely teach his name. 3 In ev'ry different land
Their gen’ral voice is known : They shew the wonders of his hand,
And orders of his throne. 4 Ye Western lands rejoice,
Here he reveals his word : We are not left to nature's voice
To bid us know the Lord. 5 His statutes and commands.
Are set before our eyes ; He puts his gospel in our hands,
Where our salvation lies. 6 His laws are just and pure,
His truth without deceit; His promises for ever sure,
And his rewards are great. 7 Not honey to the taste
Affords so much delight;
So much allures the sight.
Thy glory to proclaim ;
In my Redeemer's name.
The word of God most excellent. 1
Begins his glorious way; His beams thro' all the nations run,
And life and light convey,