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2 If you desire a length of days,

And peace to crown your mortal state,
Restrain your feet from impious ways,
Your lips from slander and deceit.

HYMN 214. P. M.
Deliverance and Protection. Ps. xl.
TITH patient hope my God I sought;

He to his suppliant's want his thought
In happiest hour applied :
He trom the dark and miry pit,
High on the rock has rais'd my feet;

Nor fear my steps to slide.
2 His praise inspires my grateful tongue,
And dictates to my lips a song

la sirains unheard before.
Adiniring crowds his work shall see,
Their strength on him repose with me,

With me his name adore.
3 Blest, who in thee, great God! confide,
Nor madly trust the arm of pride,

And helps that but betray.
Thy mercies, Lord, all praise surmount,
Nor numbers can their sum recount,

Nor words their worth display.
-4 With strong desire my bosom glows
Thy truth and mercy to disclose,

Io man's relief display'd :
O! let that truth dispel my wo,
That mercy, Lord, around me throw
Its all-protecting shade.

HYMN 215, C. M.

Absence from God. Ps. xliii.
OTHOU, whose tender mercy

Contrition's humble sigh;
Whose hand, indulgent, wipes the tears

From sorrow's weeping eye!

2 See! low before thy thrope of grace,

A wretched wand'rer mourn ;
Hast thou not bid me seek thy face?

Hast thou not said, return ?
3 Absent from thee, my guide, my light!

Without one cheering ray;
Through dangers, fears, and gloomy night,

How desolate my way!
4 O shine on this benighted heart,

With beams of mercy shine ; And let thy healing voice impart

A taste of joys divine ! 5 Thy presence only can bestow

Delights which never cloy : Be this my solace here below, And my eternal joy!


HYMN 216. L. M.

God unchangeably good. Ps. Ixxvi.
THIS God is the God we adore,

The faithful, unchangeable friend,
Whose love is as great as his pow'r,

And knows neither measure nor end. 2 'Tis he is the first and the last,

Whose band shall conduct us safe home;
We'll praise hiin for all that is past,
And trust him for all that's to come. TOPLADY's Coll.

HYMN 217. P. M.

Solemn Invocation. cviii.
COME, thou almighty King,

Help us thy name to sing,
Help us to praise !
Father all-glorious,
O'er all victorious,
Come and reign over us,
Ancient of days!



Come, thou eternal Lord,
By beav'n and eartb ador'd,
Our pray'r attend,
Come, and thy people bless;
Give thy good word success ;
Make thine own holiness
On us descend !
Be thou our comforter ;
Thy sacred witness bear
In this glad hour;
Omnipotent thou art:
Then rule in every heart,
And ne'er from us depart,
Spirit of pow'r !
O holy One! to thee
Eternal praises be
Hence, evermore!
Thy sov'reign majesty
May we io glory see,
And to eternity
Love and adore !


HYMN 218. P. M.

Idolatry reproved. Ps. cxv.
TOT to our names, thou only just and true,

Not to our worthless names is glory due :
Thy pow'r and grace, thy truth and justice claim
Immortal honours to thy sov’reign name;
Shine through the earth, from heav'n thy blest abode;

Nor let the heathen say, where is your God? 2 Heav'n is thy higher court; there stands thy throne,

And thro' the lower worlds thy will is done!
God fram'd this earth; the starry heavens he spread ;
But fools adore the gods their hands have made ;
The koeeling crowd, with looks devout, behold

Their silver saviours, and their saints of gold.
3 Be heav'n and earth amaz'd! "Tis bard to say,

Which are more stupid, or their gods, or they ;

O christian, trust the Lord; he bears and sees;
He knows thy sorrows, and restores thy peace;
His worship does a thousand comforts yield;
He is thy help, and he thy heav'nly shield. WATTS.

HYMN 219. C. M.

Prudence. Ps. CXX.
O 'TIS a lovely thing to see

The man of prudent heart !
Whose thoughts, and lips, and life agree

To act a useful part.
2 When envy, strife, and war begin
In little


souls ; Mark how the sons of peace come in,

And quench the kiodling coals !
3 Their minds are humble, mild, and meek,

No furious passions rise;
Nor malice moves their lips to speak,

Nor pride exalts their eyes. .
4 Their lives are prudence mix'd with love;

Good works employ their day; They join the serpent with the dove,

But cast the sting away. 5 Such was the Saviour of mankind;

Such pleasures he pursu'd ; His manners gentle and refin'd,

His soul divinely good.


HYMN 220. C. M.

Victory from God. Ps. cxxiv.
AD not the God of truth and love,

When hosts against us rose,
D-play'd his vengeance from above,

And crush'd the conqu’ring foes : 2 Their armies, like a raging flood, Had swept the guardless land,


Destroy'd on earth his bless'd abode,

And whelm'd our feeble band. 3 But safe beneath his spreading shield

His sons securely rest, Defy the dangers of the field,

And bare the fearless breast.
4 And now our souls shall bless the Lord,

Who broke the deadly soare:
Who sav'd us from the murd’ring sword,

And made our lives his care. 5 Our help is in Jehovah's name,

Who form’d the bear'ns above :
He that supports their wond'rous frame,

Can guard bis church by love. Mrs. BARBAULD.



HYMN 221. P. M.
Thanksgiving. Ps. cxlix.

ye the Lord,
Prepare your glad voice,
His praise in the great
Assembly to sing.
In their great creator
Let all men rejoice,
And heirs of salvation
Be glad in their king.
Let them his great name
Devoutly adore;
In loud swelling strains
His praises express,
Who graciously opens
His bountiful store,
Their wants to relieve, and
His children to bless.
With glory adorn'd,
His people shall-sing
To God, who defence
And plenty supplies :


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