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2 O happy souls that pray

Where God appoints to hear!
O happy men that pay

Their constant service there!
They praise thee still; And happy they
Who love the way To Zion's hill.

3 They go from strength to strength

Through this dark vale of tears,
Till each arrives at length,

Till each in heaven appears;
O glorious seat, When God our King
Shall thither bring Our willing feet!

PSALM LXXXVI. Six Line L. M.

The one living and true God. . 1 Eternal God! Almighty cause

Of earth, and seas, and worlds unknown,
All things are subject to thy laws; .

All things depend on thee alone. 2 Thy glorious being singly stands,

Of all within itself possessed ;
Controlled by none in thy commands,

Thou, in thyself alone art blessed. 3 To thee alone ourselves we owe;

To thee alone we homage pay;

All other Gods we disavow,

Deny their claims, renounce their sway. 4 Lord spread thy name through heathen

lands,
Their idol deities dethrone,
Subdue the world to thy commands,
And reign, as thou art, God alone.

PSALM LXXXIX. L. M.

· Divine sovereignty.
1 What seraph of celestial birth,

To vie with Israel's God shall dare?
Or who among the sons of earth,

Can with the mighty God compare ? 2 Lord God of armies, who can boast Of strength and power like thine re

nown'd ? Of such a numerous faithful host As that which does thy throne surround?

3 Thou dost the raging sea control,

And change the surface of the deep;
Thou mak'st the sleeping billows roll,

Thou mak’st the rolling billows sleep! 4 In thee the sovereign right remains

Of earth and heaven; thee Lord alone,

The world, and and all that it contains,

Their maker and preserver own.
5 Happy, thrice happy, they, who hear

The sacred trumpet's joyful sound;
And who among thy saints appear,

With thy most glorious presence crown’d. 6 With reverence and religious dread,

Thy saints will to thy temple press;
Thy fear through all their hearts shall

spread,
Who thy most glorious name confess.

PSALM XC. First Part. C. M.

Eternity of God and frailty of man.
10 Thou, the first, the greatest friend.

Of all the human race!
Whose strong right hand has ever been

Their stay and dwelling place!

2 Before the mountains heaved their heads

Beneath thy forming hand ;
Before this ponderous globe itself

Arose at thy command ;

3 That power which raised, and still up

holds
This universal frame,

From countless, unbeginning time,

Was ever still the same.

4 Those mighty periods of years,

Which seem to us so vast,
Appear no more before thy sight,'

Than yesterday that's past.

5 But man is like the morning flower,

In beauty's pride arrayed ;
And long ere night cut down it lies,

All withered and decayed !

PSALM XC. Second Part. C. M.

Same subject.

1 0 God! our help in ages past,

Our hope for years to come,
Our shelter from the stormy blast,

And our eternal home!

2 Before the hills in order stood,

Or earth received her frame,
From everlasting thou art God,

To endless years the same.

3 A thousand ages in thy sight

Are like an evening gone,

Short as the watch that ends the night

Before the rising sun.
4 Time like an overflowing stream,

Bears all its sons away;
They fly, forgotten, as a dream

Dies at the opening day.
5 Like flowery fields the nations stand,

Pleased with the morning light;
The flowers beneath the mower's hand,

Lie withering ere 'tis night. 6 O God! our help in ages past,

Our hope for years to come!
Be thou our guard while troubles last,

And our eternal home.

PSALM XC. L. M.

Divine protection through every age. 1 Thou, Lord ! through every changing

scene, Hast to thy saints a refuge been; Through every age, eternal God,

Their pleasing home, their safe abode. 2 In thee our fathers sought their rest;

In thee our fathers still are bless'd ;
And, while the tomb confines their dust,
In thee our souls abide, and trust.

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