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Bcawty. Isaiah, xxxiii. 17.
SHOULD nature's charms to please
2 Vain were her fairest heams display d,
Her hrightness languishes to shade, 'Her heauty is no more.
3 But ah, how far from mortal sight
A veil of interposing night
4 O coul£ my longing spirit rise
And reach thy palace in the skies,
5 There thousands worship at thy feet.
The triumphs of thy love repeat.
6 Thy presence heams eternal day
Who would not drop this load of clay,
And die to see thy face?
The Excellency and Sufficiency of the
FATHER of mercies', in thy word
2 Here may the wretched sons of want
Riches ahove what earth can grant,
3 Here the fair tree of knowledge grows,
Suhlimer sweets than nature knows
4 Here the Redeemer's welcome voice
And life, and everlasting joys
5 Omay these heavenly pages he
And still new heauties may I sec,
6 Divine Instructor, gracious Lord,
Teach me to love thy sacred word,
Psalm lxv. 11.
ETERNAL source of every joy!
2 Wide as the wheels of nature roll, Thy hand supports and guides the
4 Thy hand in autumn richly pours
5 Seasons, and months, and weeks, and
Demand successive songs of praise;
Ana oe me graieiui uouia^e jmiu.
HARK! from the tomhs, a mournful
And are we still secure?
And yet prepare no more?
LORD of life, all praise excelling,
2 As thy love, through all creation,
So tin* scocn'd and humhle station
3 Tims thy care, for all providing,
Who, the lot of nil deciding,
4 When thiue harvest yields thee pica
Thou the golden sheaf shalt hind,
5 When thine olive plants increasing',
Grateful thou slialt take the hlessing:,
6 When thy tavour' d vintage flowing, Gladdens thy autumnal scene,
Own the hounteous hand hestowing, l)ut thy vines the poor shall glean. Chorus. These, &.c.
7 Still we read thy word declaring Mercy, Lord, thine own decree;
Mercy, every sorrow sharing,
Warms the heart resemhling thee.
8 Still the orphan and the stranger,
Screen'd hy thee in every danger',
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flATHER of mercies! in thy house 1 We pay our homage and our vows; Whilst with a grateful heart we share These pledges of our Saviour's care.
2 The Saviour, when to heaven he rose, In splendid triumph o'er his foes, Scatter'd his gifts on men helow,
And wide his royal hounties flow.
3 Hence sprang the Apostle's honour'd
4 W. lower forms, to hless our eyes, Pastors from hence and Teachers rise; Who, though with feehler rays they
shine, fit;J mark a long extended line.
5 From Christ their varied gifts derhfc And, fed hy him, their graces live; Whilst guarded hy his potent hand, Amidst the rage of hell they stand.
6 So shall the hright succession run, Through all the courses of the sun; Whilst unhorn churches, hy their cut. Shall rise and flourish large and fair,
7 Jesus, our Lord, their hearts sha
know The spring whence all these hlessing
flow; Pastors and people shout his praise, Through the long round of endless dy,
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FATHER of mercies! how thine ear, Attentive to our earnest prayer; We plead for these who plead for the*t Successful pleaders may tney he!
2 How great their work, how vast their
charge! Do thou their anxious souls enlarge; Their hest acquirements are our gain, We share the hlessing* they ohtain.
3 Clothe, then, with energy divine. Their words, and let those words he
thine; To them thy sacred truth reveal, Suppress their fear, inflame their xeaL'
4 Teach them to sow the precious seed, Teach them thy chosen flock to feed; Teach them immortal souls to gainSouls that will well reward their pahv
5 Let thronging multitudes around, Hear from their lips the joyful sound \ In humhle strains thy grace implore, And feel thy new-creating power.
ti Let sinners hreak their massy chains, Distressed souls forget their pains; Let light through distant realms he
spread, And Zlon rear her drooping head.
4 Whatever the Hymn* are wA at the celthmeio* »/ divine service, a certain portion «r fr tums tij the Psalms of David in metre shall aim he wnf.
God, his perfections and providence extolled, Psalm 96, verse fi, he. FMlms 65,
105, 145, and 147.
God, his omnipotence, Psalm 68, Psalm 89, verse 6, 7, 8, and 9, Psalms 93, and 96.
God, his sovereignty and goodness, Psalms 8, 75, 82,113, and 144.
God, greatness and goodness, Psalms 68,144,145, and 147.
149, last verse.
God, mercy and truth, Psalm 36, verse 5, he. Psalms 39,103,136, and 145.
God our support and comfort, Psalm 94, verse 12, he.
55, and 69. (See Christ, his sufferings and death.)
verse 3, he. Psalms 112, and 119.
125, and 138.
33, he. verse 57, Ate. verse 77, kc.
verses, and Psalm 102, last two verses.
97, vent 11, kc . Psalm 106, verses 3 and 4.
Historical psalms, 73, 105, and 106.
Holiness, psalm 4, verse 3. fee. psalm IS, psalm 24, verse 4, fee. psalm 108, Tcne
S, be. psalms 112, and 119.
psalm 56, last three verses, psalms 62, 71, 86, psalm 115, verse 9, fee psaba
Humiliation, day of, psalms .proper for, 10, and 60. (See Penitential Psatmt.)
Humility, profession of, psalm 131.
Hypocrites and hypocrisy, psalm 12, psalm 50, verse 17 to the end.
idolatry reproved, psalm 115, verse 2, Ate psalm 135, verse 15, ice.
Incarnation of Christ, psalm 40, verse 6, fee
Instruction, spiritual, psalm 25, verse 3, fee psalm 34, verse 11, fee. psalm 119.
Institution of a Minister, psalm proper for, 122, psalm 132, verse 9, fee. psalm
Instructive psalms, displaying the different characters and end of good and had
men, 1, 5, 7, 9, 10, 11, 12, 14, 15, 17, 24, 25, 32, 34, 36, 37, 50, 52, 53, 58, 73,
75, 84, 91, 92, 94, 112, 119, 121, 125, 127, 128, 133. *a ~a —i—»"a ~"
and 136. '^'
Jews'" travels-in the wilderness, psalm 78, psalm 106, verse 6, fee- psalm 114.
stanzas, psalm 97, psalm 98, three last verses. tSee Advent.)
verse 5, fee. verse 33, fee verse 97, fee. verse 103, fee. verse 128, fee.
psalm 90. ^
Isife, uncertainty of, psalm 39.
19 to the end. „. .
Itevc to our neighhour, psalm 15.
verse 12, fee. ^
I,oset brotherly, psalm 133.
Man, his dominion, psalm 8, third and three following verses.
90, verse 3, fee psalm 102. ■
Marriage, mystical, and typical of the union between Christ and his Church
psalm 45, verse 9, fee
103,136, and 145.
Morning psalms, 3, v.-?rse 3, fee 19, 63, 130, verse 6, fee and 141.
Mortality of man. (See Man, his mortality.) .
Motion'* safety is the Church, psalm 48, verse 9, fee.
AN ALPHABETICAL TABLE,
SHOWING WHERE TO FIND EACH HYMN BY ITS BEGINNING.
All-glorious God, what hymiis of
Awake, my soul, and with the sun 91
Christ from the dead is rais'd, and
Come, Holy Ghost! Creator, come 82
G od of the seas! thine ewful voice 85
Lord i 87
Glory to thee, my God, this night 91
Hark! from the tomhs, a mournful
Hear what the voice from heaven
He's come! let every knee he hent 82
Bow oft. alas! this wretched heart 88
How long, thou faithful God, shall I 89
How long shall earth's alluring toys 90
My God, since thou hast raised me
Now may the God of grace and
O that my load of sin were gone 89
Salvation doth to God helong 85
Since Christ our Passover is slain 81
the eye . 98
The God of life, whose constant care 83
Welcome, sweet day of rest 92
When all thy mercies, O my God 84
When, rising from the hed of death 83
flocks hy night 6J
Ye humhle souls, approach your