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3 I told nim all my silent grief,

My secret groaning reached his ears;

He gave my inward pains relief,
P And calmed the tumult of my fears.

4 His holy angels pitch their tents

Around the men who serve the Lord ; mf Oh fear and love him, all his saints,

Accept his grace-and trust his word.

34 SECOND PART. C. M. Corinth.

I'LL bless the Lord from day to day;

How good are all his ways!
Ye humble souls that use to pray,

Come help my lips to praise.
2 Sing to the honor of his name;
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In deep distress I cried;
Nor was my hope exposed to shame,

Nor was my suit denied. р

3 I told the Lord my sore distress,

With heavy groans and tears ;
He gave my sharpest sorrows ease,

And silenced all my sears.
mf11 4 Oh sinners, come and taste his love,

Come learn his pleasant ways,
And let your own experience prove

The sweetness of his grace.
5 Oh love the Lord, ye saints of his;

His eye regards the just :
How greatly blest their portion is,

Who make the Lord their trust!

34 THIRD PART. C. M. St. Martin s.

Trusting and Praising God.
THROUGH all the changing scenes of life,

In trouble, and in joy,
The praises of my God shall still

My heart and tongue employ.
2 of his deliverance I will boast,

Till all that are distressed,
From my example comfort take,

And charm their griefs to rest.

3 Oh! magnify the Lord with me,

With me exalt his name;
When in distress, to him I called,

He to my rescue came.
4 The hosts of God encamp around

The dwellings of the just;
Deliverance he affords to all,

Who on his succor trust.
5 Oh! make but trial of his love,

Experience will decide
How blest are they—and only they,

Who in his truth confide.
6 Fear him, ye saints and you will then

Have nothing else to fear;
Make you his service your delight,

He'll make your wants his care.

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34 FOURTH PART. C. M. Dedham.

THEE will I bless, O Lord, my God,

To thee my voice I'll raise,
For ever spread thy fame abroad,

And daily sing thy praise.
2 My soul shall glory in the Lord,

His wondrous acts proclaim;
Oh let us now his love record,

And magnify his name.
3 Mine eyes beheld his heavenly light,

When I implored his grace ;
I saw his glory with delight,

And joy beamed o'er my face.
4 Oh taste and see the Lord is good,

Ye, who on him rely;
He shall your souls with heavenly food

And strengthening aid supply.

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8.7. & 4. Tamworth.
Christ exalted over his Enemies.
O! the Lord, the mighty Saviour,

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Object of his endless favor,
God o'er all exalts his name;

Those who hate him
Clothed with everlasting shame.
2 Shout for joy-with songs of praises,

Ye, who in his name delight:
Shout-for God our Saviour raises
To his throne, iu endless might!

'Tis Jehovah-
Crowns our Lord in realms of light
3 God his servant lifts to glory,

Bids him all nis honors share:
Now, Jehovah, we alore thee,
And thy righteousness declare:

Endless praises-
Shall thy ransomed church prepare.

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FIRST Part. L. M. St. Paul's.

Immutable Perfections and Glory of God.
HGH in the heavens, eternal God,

Thy goo Iness in full glory shines;
Thy truth shall break through every cloud

That veils thy just and wise designs.
2 Forever firm thy justice stands,

As mountains their foundations keep;
Wise are the wonders of thy hands,

Thy judgments are a mighty deep.
3 O God, how excellent thy grace!

Whence all our hope and comfort springs;
The sons of Adam, in distress,

Fly to the shadow of thy wings.
4 From the provisions of thy house,

We shall be fed with sweet repast;
There mercy, like a river, flows,

And brings salvation to our taste. mf 5 Life, like a fountain, rich and free,

Springs from the presence of my Lord;
And in thy light our souls shall see

The glories promised in thy word.

36 SECOND PART. L. M. Hague.

O LORD, thy mercy, my sure hope,

The highest orb of heaven transcends;
Thy sacred truth's unmeasured scope

Beyond the spreading skies extends.
2 Thy justice, like the hills, remains ;

How deep, great God, thy judgments are:
Thy providence the world sustains;

The whole creation is thy care.

3 With thee the springs of lise remain, mf Thy presence is eternal day ;Aff Oh let thy saints thy favor gain ! mf To upright hearts truth dis play. 36 THIRD PART. C. M. St. Ann's.

ABOVE these heavens' created rounds

Thy mercies, Lord, extend;
Thv truth outlives the narrow bounds,

Where time and nature end.
mf 2 Thy justice shall maintain its throne,

Though mountains melt away ;
Thy judgments are a world unknown,

A deep, unfathomed sea.
3 Though all created light decay,

And death close up our eyes;

Thy presence makes eternal day,

Where clouds can never rise. 36 FOURTH PART. S. M. Olmutz mp SURE there's a dreadful God,

Though men renounce his fear;
His justice, hid behind the cloud,

Shall one great day appear. mf 2 His truth transcends the sky,

In heaven his mercies dwell 3
Deep as the sea his judgments lie,

His anger burns to hell. mf 3 How excellent his love,

Whence all our safety springs ! Af Oh never let my soul remove

From underneath his wings.

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FIRST PART. C. M.

Ormond.

God the Guardian of the Pious.

trust,
And practise all that's good :
So shall I dwell among the just,

And he'll provide me food.
2 I to my God my ways commit,

And cheerful wait his will;
Thy hand, which guides my doubtful feet,

Shall my desires fulfil.
3 Mine innocence shalt thou display,

And make thy judginents known, mf Fair as the light of dawning day,

And glorious as the noon.
4 The meek, at last, the earth possess,

And are the heirs of heaven;
True riches, with abundant peace,

To humble souls are given.

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Second Part. C. M. Arlington.

mp MY God, the steps of pious men

Are ordered by thy will;
Though they should fall-they rise again;

Thy hand supports them still.
mf 2 The Lord delights to see their ways,

Their virtue he approves;
He'll ne'er deprive them of his grace,

Nor leave the men he loves.
3 Wait on the Lord, ye sons of men,

Nor fear when tyrants frown;
Ye shall confess their pride was vain,

When justice casts them down.
dol 4 But mark the man of righteousness,

His several steps attend

True pleasure runs through all his ways, Len And peaceful is his end

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