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2 O happy souls that pray
Where God appoints to hear!
Their constant service there!
3 They go from strength to strength
Through this dark vale of tears,
Till each in heaven appears;
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 depend on thee alone. 2 Thy glorious being singly stands,
Of all within itself possessed ;
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
PSALM LXXXIX. L. M.
· Divine sovereignty.
To vie with Israel's God shall dare?
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 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.
The sacred trumpet's joyful sound;
With thy most glorious presence crown’d. 6 With reverence and religious dread,
Thy saints will to thy temple press;
PSALM XC. First Part. C. M.
Eternity of God and frailty of man.
Of all the human race!
Their stay and dwelling place!
2 Before the mountains heaved their heads
Beneath thy forming hand ;
Arose at thy command ;
3 That power which raised, and still up
From countless, unbeginning time,
Was ever still the same.
4 Those mighty periods of years,
Which seem to us so vast,
Than yesterday that's past.
5 But man is like the morning flower,
In beauty's pride arrayed ;
All withered and decayed !
PSALM XC. Second Part. C. M.
1 0 God! our help in ages past,
Our hope for years to come,
And our eternal home!
2 Before the hills in order stood,
Or earth received her frame,
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.
Bears all its sons away;
Dies at the opening day.
Pleased with the morning light;
Lie withering ere 'tis night. 6 O God! our help in ages past,
Our hope for years to come!
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 ;