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10 His steadfast throne, from changes free,
Shall stand for ever fast;
But time itself outlast.
PART II. C. M. 1 The LORD does them support that fall,
And makes the prostrate rise;
Who timely food supplies.
With open hand he gives;
Of every thing that lives.
How righteous all his ways!
For his assistance prays!
Who him with fear adore;
When they his aid implore. 5 The LORD preserves all those with care
Whom grateful love employs;
In justice he destroys.
Shall still advance his fame;
For ever bless his Name.
PSALM 118. III. 3.
From the cxlv. Psalm of David. 1 GOD, my King, thy might confessing,
Ever will I bless thy Name;
Still will I thy praise proclaim 2 Honor great our God befitteth;
Who his majesty can reach ?
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. 4 Nor shall fail from mem'ry'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 sov’reign 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 thy royal might remain;
Ever lasts thy righteous reign.
He sustains the bow'd and bent;
Fix'd on thee, its nourishment. 10 Thou to all, great God of nature,
Giv'st in season due their food;
Satisfiest still with good.
Kind is he in all his ways;
When a faithful servant prays. 12 Who sincerely seek and fear him,
He to them their wish will give;
He will hear them, and relieve. 13 From Jehovah all who prize him
Shall his saving health enjoy;
He will in their sin destroy. 14 Still, Jehovah, thee confessing,
Shall my tongue thy praise proclaim; And may all mankind with blessing Ever hail thy holy Name.
PSALM 119. C. M.
From the cxlvi. Psalm of David. 1 O PRAISE the LORD, and thou, my soul,
For ever bless his Name:
My constant praise shall claim. 2 On princes, on the sons of men,
Let none for aid rely;
And all their counsels die.
3 Then happy he, who Jacob's GOD
For his protector takes;
His constant refuge makes. 4 The LORD, who made both heaven and earth,
And all that they contain,
Nor make his promise vain.
Are eased by his decree;
And sets the prisoners free.
The weak and fall’n he rears; With kind regard and tender love
He for the righteous cares. 7 The strangers he preserves from harm,
The orphan kindly treats; Defends the widow, and the wiles
Of wicked men defeats.
Is our eternal King:
PSALM 120. II. 2.
From the cxlvi. Psalm of David.
Praise shall employ my nobler powers
Or immortality endures. 2 Why should I place in man my trust? Ev'n princes die and turn to dust,
Vain is the help of flesh and blood; Their breath departs, their pomp, and power, And thoughts, all vanish in an hour,
Nor can they make their promise good. 3 Happy the man whose hopes rely On Israel's God: he made the sky,
And earth, and seas, with all their train ; 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 eye-sight to the blind, The Lord supports the sinking mind,
He sends the righteous strength and peace,
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 !
PART 1. c. M. 1 O PRAISE the LORD with hymns of joy,
And celebrate his fame;
To praise his holy Name.
Though levell’d with the ground; Bring back his people, though dispersed
Through all the nations round. 3 He kindly heals the broken hearts,
And all their wounds does close; He tells the number of the stars,
Their several names he knows.
His wisdom has no bound;
The wicked to the ground.
With grateful voices sing;
And strike each warbling string. 6 He covers heaven with clouds, and thence
Refreshing rain bestows,
The grass in plenty grows.
With timely food supplies ;
And stops their hungry cries.
His tender love extends;
With steadfast hope depends. 9 Let Sion and Jerusalem
To God their praise address;
PART II. L. M.
To earth the sovereign mandate flies; The elements confess their LORD, With prompt obedience to his word:
2 The thick descending flakes of snow
O’er earth a fleecy mantle throw; And glittering frost o'er all the plains
Binds nature fast in icy chains.
And nature's fetters melt away;
And murm'ring waters freely flow. 4 But nobler works his grace record :
To Israel he reveals his word;
He makes his sacred precepts known. 5 Such bliss no heathen nation shares,
His oracles are only theirs :
PSALM 122. - II. 4.
From the cxlviii. Psalm of David. 1 YE boundless realms of joy,
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.
And praise his holy Name,
And all shall last,
Stands ever fast.
Praise him ye dreadful whales,
Fire, hail, and snow,
He bids them blow.