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2 On cherubim and seraphim,

Full royally he rode,
And, on the wings of mighty winds,

Came flying all abroad.
3 He sat serene upon the floods,

Their fury to restrain;
And he, as sovereign Lord and King,

For evermore shall reign.

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PSALM 18, 8s and 78. 18

Christ triumphant. f 1

LOHI
O! the Lord Jehovah liveth;

He's my rock, I bless his name;
He, my God, salvation giveth;

All ye lands! exalt his fame.
2 God, Messiah's cause maintaining,

Shall his righteous throne extend;
O'er the world the Saviour reigning,

Earth shall at his footstool bend.
3 O'er his enemies exalted,

Great Redeemer !-see him rise;
Though by powers of hell assaulted,

God exalts him to the skies.
f" 4 Jesus ! hail! enthroned in glory,

There for ever to abide;
All the heavenly host adore thee,

Seated at thy Father's side.

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PSALM 19, First Part, L. M.

Nature and Revelation.
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"HE heavens declare thy glory, Lord!

In every star thy wisdom shines ;
But, when our eyes behold thy word,

We read thy name in fairer lines.
2 The rolling sun, the changing light,

And nights and days thy power confess;
But the blest volume thou hast writ

Reveals thy justice, and thy grace.
3 Sun, moon, and stars convey thy praise,

Round the whole earth, and never stand:
So, when thy truth began its race,
Ít touched and glanced on every

land.

4 Nor shall thy spreading gospel rest,

Till through the world thy truth has run, Till Christ has all the nations blest,

That see the light, or feel the sun. 5 Great Sun of righteousness! arise ;

Bless the dark world with heavenly light; Thy gospel makes the simple wise,

Thy laws are pure, thy judgments right. mf 6 Thy noblest wonders here we view,

In souls renewed, and sins forgiven: aff Lord! cleanse my sins, my soul renew,

And make thy word my guide to heaven.

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PSALM 19, Second Part, L. M.

The Language of the Heavens.
THE spacious firmament on high,

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And spangled heavens, a shining frame,

Their great Original proclaim.
2 Th’ unwearied sun, from day to day,

Does his Creator's power display,
And publishes to every land,

The work of an almighty hand.
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The moon takes up the wondrous tale,
And nightly, to the listening earth,

Repeats the story of her birth:-
4 While all the stars that round her burn,

And all the planets in their turn, mf Confirm the tidings, as they roll,

And spread the truth from pole to pole.
5 What though, in solemn silence, all

Move round this dark terrestrial ball ?
What though no real voice, nor sound,

Amid their radiant orbs, is found ?
6 In reason's ear they all rejoice,

And utter forth a glorious voice;
For ever singing, as they shine,
^ The hand that made us is divine.".

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PSALM 19, L. M., 6 Lines.

Starry Heavens.
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THY
HY glory, Lord! the heavens declare,

The firinament displays thy skill;
The changing clouds, the viewless air,

Tempest and calm, thy word fulfill;
Day unto day doth utter speech,

And night to night thy knowledge teach.
2 Though voice nor sound inform the ear,

Well-known the language of their song,
When, one by one, the stars appear,

Led by the silent moon along,
Till round the earth, from all the sky,

Thy beauty beams on every eye.
3 Waked by thy touch, the morning sun

Comes like a bridegroom from his bower,
And, like a giant, glad to run

His bright career with speed and power, Thy flaming messenger, to dart

Life through the depth of nature's heart.
4 While these transporting visions shine,

Along the path of providence,
Glory eternal, joy divine,

Thy word reveals, transcending sense ;
My soul thy goodness longs to see,
Thy love to man, thy love to me.

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PSALM 19, C. M.

Divine Revelation.
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THY law is perfect, Lord of light!

Thy testimonies sure;
The statutes of thy realm are right,

And thy commandments pure.
2 Holy, in violate thy fear,

Enduring as thy throne;
Thy judgments, chastening, or severe,

Justice and truth alone.
8 Let these, O God! my soul convert,

And make thy servant wise;
< Let these be gladness to my heart,

The day-spring to mine eyes.
P 4 By these, may I be warned betimes ;

Who knows the guile within?

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Lord ! save me from presumptuous crimes,

Cleanse me from secret sin.
5 So may the words my lips express,

The thoughts that throng my mind,
O Lord, my strength and righteousness !
With thee acceptance find.

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The Books of Nature and Scripture. f 1

BEHOL
EHOLD! the lofty sky

Declares its maker, God;
And all his starry works, on high,

Proclaim his power 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 every different land,

Their general voice is known;
They show the wonders of his hand,

And orders of his throue.
4 Ye Christian lands! rejoice;

Here he reveals his word;
We are not left to nature's voice,

To bid us know the Lord.
5 His laws are just and pure,

His truth without deceit;
His promises for ever sure,

And his rewards are great.
6 While of thy works I sing,

Thy glory to proclaim,
Accept the praise, my God, my King!
In my Redeemer's name.

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The Gospel ; for the Sabbath.
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Begins his glorious way;
His beams through all the nations run,

And life and light convey.
2 But where the gospel comes,

It spreads diviner light;

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It calls dead sinners from their tombs,

And gives the blind their sight mp 3 How perfect is thy word!

And all thy judgments just! mf For ever sure thy promise, Lord!

And men securely trust. af 4 My gracious God! how plain

Are thy directions given!
Oh! may I never read in vain,

But find the path to heaven.

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Prayer and Praise.
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1 I HEAR thy word with love,

And I would fain obey;
Send thy good Spirit from above,

To guide ine, lest I stray.
2 Oh! who can ever find

The errors of his ways?
Yet, with a bold presumptuous mind,

I would not dare transgress.
3 Warn me of every sin,

Forgive my secret faults,
And cleanse this guilty soul of mine,

Whose crimes exceed my thoughts. s 4 While, with my heart and tongue,

I spread thy praise abroad,
Accept the worship and the song,

My Saviour and my God!

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PSALM 19, L. P. M.

The Excellency of the Scriptures.
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LOVE the volumes of thy word;
What light and joy these leaves afford,

To souls benighted and distressed !
Thy precepts guide my doubtful way,

Thy fear forbids my feet to stray,
> Thy promise leads my heart to rest.

2 From the discoveries of thy law,
The perfect rules of life I draw:

These are my study and delight:

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