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Age to age his works transmitteth,
Age to age his power shall teach. 3 They shall talk of all thy glory,
On thy might and greatness dwell, Speak of thy dread acts the story,
And thy deeds of wonder tell.
His anger moves with slowest pace,
His willing mercy flies. 7 Thy love through earth extends its fame,
To all thy works express’d;
Shall of thy kingdom speak;
Their lofty subject make.
Shall tlus to all be known ;
In all its splendour shown. 10 His steadfast ilırone, from changes free,
Shall stand for ever fast;
But time itself outlast.
4 Nor shall fail from memory's treasure,
Works by love and mercy wrought; Works of love surpassing measure,
Works of mercy passing thought. 5 Full of kindness and compassion,
Slow to anger, vast in love,
All his works his goodness prove. 6 All thy works, O Lord, shall bless thee,
Thee shall all thy saints adore;
And proclaim thy sovereign power. 7 They thy might, all might excelling,
Shall to all mankind make known;
And the glories of thy throne. 8 Ever, God of endless praises,
Shall tly royal might remain;
Ever lasts thy righteous reign.
IIe sustains the bow'd and beut:
Fix'd on tlice, its nourislıment.
PART II. C. M.
And makes the prostrate rise;
Who timely food supplies. 2 Whate'er their various wants require,
With open hand he gives;
Of every thing that lives.
How righteous all liis ways !
For leis assistance prays!
Who liim with fear adore;
When they liis aid implore. 5 The Lord preserves all those with care
Whom grateful love employs;
In justice lie destroys.
Shall still advance his fame;
For ever bless his Name.
10 Thou to all, great God of nature,
Giv'st in season due their food;
every creature Satisfiest still with good. 11 God is just in all he doeth,
Kind is he in all leis ways;
When a faithful servant prays. 12 Who sincerely seek and fear liim,
He to them their wislı will give; When they call, the Lord will hear them
IIe will hear them, and reliere.
SELECTION 119. C. M.
From the cxlvi. Psalm of David,
And earth, and seas, with all their tru; He saves th’ oppress'd, he feeds the poor ; His truth for ever stands secure,
And none shall find his promise vain. 4 The Lord gives eyesight to the blind, The Lord supports the sinking mind, Ile sends the righteous strength and
peace, lle helps the stranger in distress, The widow and the fatherless,
And to the prisoner grants release.
5 God shall the wicked overturn,
Sinners shall perish in their ways:
The Lord thy God for ever praise !
PRAISE the Lord, and thou, my soul,
For ever bless his Name:
My constant praise shall claim. ? On princes, on the sons of men,
Let none for aid rely;
And all their counsels (lie.
For his protector takes; Who still, with well-placed hope, the Lord
Ilis constant refuge makes. 4 The Lord, who madle both leaven and
Nor make his promise vain. 5 The poor, oppress'il, from all their wrongs
Are eased by his decree;
And sets the prisoners free.
The weak and fall'n lie rears; With kind regard and tender love
Ile for the righteous cares. ĩ The strangers le preserves from harın,
The orplan kinılly treats; Defends the widow, and the wiles
Of wicked men defeats.
Is our cternal king:
Let all his praises sing.
PART I. C. M.
To praise his holy Name. 2 His holy city God will build,
Though levell’d with the ground; Bring back his people, though dispersed
Through all the nations round.
And all their wounds does close ;
Their several names he knows.
Ilis wisdom lias no bound;
The wicked to the ground.
With grateful voices sing;
And strike each warbling string. 6 Ho covers licaven with clouds, and thence
Refreshing rain bestows;
The grass in plenty grows.
With timely food supplies;
And stops their hungry cries.
Ilis tender love extends;
With stead hope depends.
SELECTION 120. II. 2.
From the cxlvi. Psalm of David,
Praise shall employ my nobler powers: ly days of praise shall ne'er be past, While life, and thought, and being last,
Or immortality endures. ? Why shoull I place in mau my trust ? Lv'n princes die and turn to clust,
Vain is the help of fleshi and blood; Theirbreath departs, their pomp and power, And thoughts, all vanish in an hour,
Vor can they make their promise good. 3 Happy the man whose hopes rely On Israel's God: he made the sky,
9 Let Sion and Jerusalem
To God their praise address; Whose strength secures their lasting gates,
Who does their children bless.
PART II. L. M. 1 Jehovah speaks: swift from the skies
To earth the sovereign inandate flies;
With prompt obedience to his word; 2 The thick-descending flakes of snow
O'er earth a fleecy mantle throw";
Binds nature fast in icy chains.
And nature's fetters melt away;
And murmuring waters freely flow. 4 But nobler works his grace record ;
To Israel he reveals his word;
He inakes his sacred precepts known. 5 Such bliss no heathen nation shares,
His oracles are only theirs :
SELECTION 122. II. 4.
From the cxlviii. Psalm of David.
Exalt your Maker's fame;
Your voices raise,
To sing his praise.
And sun, that guid’st the day,
His praise declare,
In liquid air.
Aud praise liis holy Naine,
And all shall last
Stands ever fast.
Praise hiin, ye dreadful whales
And fish that through the sea
Fire, hail, and snow,
He bids them blow. 5 By hills, and mountains, all
In grateful concert join'd;
By every beast,
His Name be blest. 6 Let all of higliest birth,
With those of humbler name.
In this design,
With children, join. 7 United zeal be showr:
His wondrous fame to raise
Earth's utmost ends
The sky transcends. 8 His chosen saints to grace,
Ile sets them up on ligh;
O therefore raise
The Lord to praise !
YE boundless rcalins of joy,
SELECTION 123. IV. 1.
From the cxlix. Psalın of David.
Prepare your glad voice,
Assembly to sing :
Let Israel rejoice;
Be glad in their King. 2 Let them his great Name
Extol in their songs,
His praises express;
And waits with salvation
2 Praise him for all the mighty acts The humble to bless.
Which he in our behalf has done;
His kindness this return exacts, 3 With glory alloru'd, Ilis people shall sing
With which our praise should equal run. To God, who their heads
3 Let the shrill trumpet's warlike voice With safety doth shield;
Make rocks and hills his praise rebound; Such honour and triumph
Praise him with harp's melodious noise,
And gentle psaltery's silver sound.
4 Let them who joyful hymns compose,
To cymbals set their songs of praise; SELECTION 124. L. M. To well-tuned cymbals, and to those From the cl. Psalm of David.
That loudly sound on solemnn days. O
PRAISE the Lord in that blest place,
The breath he does to them afford, Praise him in heaven where he his face,
In just returns of praise employ: Unveil’d, in perfect glory shows.
Let every creature praise the Lord'
END OF THE SELECTIOXS OF PSALMS IX METRE.
SHOWING WHERE TO FIND EACH PSALM, AND PART OF A PSALM, BY TIIE BEGINNING
108 69 97 4
28 10 24 37 3
ACCORDING to thy promised grace
xix. Lxxxvii. cxxiv.
li. Lxxviii. xxxii.
i. xcii. xiii.
civ. cxxxiii. cxlvi.
vi. XXX. cxix. lxxi.
70 15 66 100 35 44 60 27 70 97
1 71 10 8-1 97 83 107
6 25 97 55 31