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I bless my

Is not thy mercy still the same,

To cheer my drooping heart?
5 Is blooming health my happy share ;

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God!
Thy goodness let my song declare,

And spread thy praise abroad. 6 While such delightful gifts as these

Are kindly dealt to me,
Be all iny hours of health and ease

Devoted, Lord, to thee.
7 If cares and sorrows me surround,

Their power why should I fear ? My joward peace they cannot wound,

If thou, my God, art near. 8 Thy sovereign ways are all unknown

To my weak, erring sight; Yet let my soul, adoring, own That all thy ways are right.

MRS. STEELE.

THE

HYMN 147. S. M.
A holy God worshipped with Reverence. Ps. xcix.
THE God, Jehovab reigos,

Let all the nations fear;
Let sinners tremble at his throne,

And saints be humble there.
2 Exalt the Lord our God,

And worship at his feet;
His nature is ail holiness,

his seat.
3 When Israel was his church,

When Aaron was his priest,
When Moses cry’d, when Samuel pray'd,

He gave his people rest.
4 Oft he forgave their sins,

Nor would destroy their race;
And oft he made his vengeance known,
When they abus'd his grace.

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And mercy

5 Exalt the Lord our God, Whose grace

is still the same; Still he's a God of holiness,

And jealous for his name.

WATTS.

HYMN 148. C. M.

A general Song of Praise. Psa. cyiii.
O GOD, my grateful soul aspires

To magnify thy name !
My tongue, with cheerful songs of praise,

Shall celebrate thy fame.
2 Awake, my heart, and thou, my voice,

Thy willing tribute pay; And let a hymn of sacred joy

Salute the op'ning day.
3 To all the list'ning world around

Thy goodness I will sing;
Whilst ev'ry grateful tongue shall join

To praise th'.eterpal King :
4 Because thy mercy's boundless height

The highest hear’n transcends ; And far beyond the spreading earth

Thy faithfulness extends. 5 Be thou exalted, O my God,

Above the starry frame;
And let the world, with one consent,

Confess thy glorious dame. TATE, altered.

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HYMN 149. L: M.
Divine Greatness and Condescension, Psa. cxiii.
E servants of th' Almighty King,

In ev'ry age his praises sing,
Where'er the circling sun displays

His rising beams or setting rays. 2 Above the earth, beyond the sky,

Stands his high throne of majesty;

YE

Not time, nor nature's narrow rounds,

Can give his vast dominion bounds. 3 What impioùs mortal rashly dare,

What angel with our God compare?
His glories, how divinely bright,

Who dwells in uncreated light!
4 He bows his glorious head to view

What the bright hosts of angels do;
And condescends yet more to koow

The mean affairs of men below.
5 From dust and cottages obscure,
His
grace

exalts the humble poor;
Gives them the honour of his soos,
And makes them meet for hear’nly thrones.

WATTS,

THY name, Almighty Lord,

HYMN 150. S. M.
Praise to God from all Nations. Psa. cxvii.
NHY

Shali sound through distant lands;
Great is thy grace, and sure thy word,

Thy truth for ever stands.
2 Far be thine honours spread;

Long may thy praise endure,
Till morning light and ev'ning shade
Shall be exchang’d no more.

Watts.

,

HYMN 151. C. M.

For the Lord's Day. Ps. cxviii.
NHIS is the day the Lord hath made,
He calls the hours his

OWD;
Let hear’n rejoice, let earth be glad,

And praise surround thy throne. 2 This day, the Saviour left the dead,

Aud Satan's empire fell;
This day, the saints his triumph spread,

And all his wonders tell,

Watts.

3 Hosanna to th' anointed King,

To David's holy Son!
Save us, O Lord, descend and bring

Salvation from thy throne.
4 Blest be the Lord, who comes to men
With messages

of

grace ; Who comes in God, his Father's name,

To save our sinful race,
5 Hosanna in the highest strains

The church on earth can raise !
The highest heav'ns in which he reigns
Shall give him nobler praise.

HYMN 152. S. M.

Salvation by Christ. Psa. cxviii.
BE
EHOLD the Corner-Stone,

Which God in Zion lays,
To build our heav'nly bopes upon,

And his eternal praise !
2 The Jewish scribe and priest

Reject it with disdain ;
Yet on this Rock shall Zion rest,

And envy rage in vain.
The work, O Lord, is thine,

And wond'rous in our eyes ;
This day declares it all divine;

This day did Jesus rise.
4 How glorious is the day,

By our Redeemer made !
Let us rejoice, and sing and pray,

Let all the church be glad.
6 Hosanga to the King

Ot David's royal blood !
Bless him, ye saints, he comes to bring

Salvation from your God.
6 We bless thy holy word,

Which all bis grace displays ;
And offer on thine altar, Lord,

Our sacrifice of praise.

WATTS. HYMN 153. C. M.

Repentance and Obedience. Psa. cxix.
TH
THOU art my portion, O my God!

Soon as I know thy way,
My heart prepares t' obey thy word,

And suffers no delay.
2 I choose the path of heav'nly truth,

And glory in my choice;
Not all the riches of the earth

Can make me so rejoice.
3 The testimonies of thy grace

I set before my eyes ;
Tbence I derive my daily strength,

And there my comfort lies.
4 Jf e'er I wander from thy path,

I think upon my ways,
Then turn my feet to thy commands,

And trust thy pard'oing grace.
s If thou incline this wand'ring heart

Thy precepts to fulfil;
Then, till my mortal life shall end,
I shall perform thy will.

WATTS.
HYMN 154. C. M.

Instruction from Scripture. Ps. cxix.
THY
HY word is like a heav'nly light,

Which guides us all the day ;
And through the dangers of the night,

A larop to lead our way.
2 When once it enters to the mind

It spreads such light abroad,
The meanest souls instruction find,

And raise their thoughts to God. 3 The starry heav'ns tby rule obey,

The earth preserves her place;
In nature's volume, night and day;

Thy power and skill we trace.

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