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3 That sin, that close besets me still,

That works and strives against my will —
When shall thy Spirit's sovereign power

Destroy it, that it rise no more?
4 With an impartial hand, the Lord

Deals out to mortals their reward :
The kind and faithful souls shall find

A God more faithful, and more kind.
5 The just and pure shall ever say,

Thou art more pure, more just than they;
But men that love revenge shall know
God hath an arm of vengeance too.

18 Fourth PART. L. M. Appleton. 1 JUST are thy ways, and true thy word,

Great Rock of my secure abode;
Who is a God, beside the Lord ?

Or where's a refuge like our God?
2 Tis he that girds me with his might,

Gives me his holy sword to wield;
And while with sin and hell I fight,

Spreads his salvatïon for my shield.
3 He lives-and blessings crown his reign-

The God of my salvation lives;
The dark designs of hell are vain,

While heavenly peace my Father gives.

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18 FIFTH PART. C. M. St. Martin's. 1 NO change of time shall ever shock

My trust, O Lord, in thee;
For thou hast always been my rock,-

A sure defence to me.
2 Thou our deliverer art, O God;

Our trust is in thy power;
Thou art our shield from foes abroad,

Our safeguard, and our tower. mp3 To thee will we address our prayer,

To whom all praise we owe;
So shall we, by thy watchful care,
Be saved from every foe.


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4 Then let Jehovah be adored,

On whom our hopes depend;
For who, except the mighty Lord,

His people can defend.




SIXTH PART. C. M. London.

Jehovah coming to reign.
1 THE Lord descended from above,

And bowed the heavens most high,
And underneath his feet he cast

The darkness of the sky.
2 On cherubim and seraphim

Full royally he rode,
And on the wings of mighty winds,

Came flying all abroad.
3 He sat serene upon the floods,

Their fury to restrain;
And he, as sovereign Lord and King,

For evermore shall reign.

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18 SEVENTH PART. 8s. & 78. Suffolk.
1 LO! the Lord Jehovah liveth!

He's my rock, I bless his name:
He, my God, salvation giveth;

All ye lands, exalt his fame.
2 God, Messiah's cause maintaining,

Shall his righteous throne extend:
O'er the world the Saviour reigning,

Earth shall at his footstool bend.
3 O'er his enemies exalted,

Great Redeemer !-see him rise!
Though by powers of hell assaulted,

God supports him to the skies.
4 Jesus, hail! enthroned in glory,

There forever to abide ;
All the heavenly host adore thee,
Seated at thy Father's side.

19 FIRST PART. L. P. M. St. Helen's.

Delight and Instruction from the Bible.
1 I LOVE the volume of thy word;

What light and joy those leaves afford
To souls benighted and distressed !
Thy precepts guide my doubtful way,
Thy fear forbids my feet to stray,

Thy promise leads my heart to rest.
2 Thy threatenings wake my slumbering eyes,
And warn me where my danger lies;

But 'tis thy blessed gospel, Lord,
That makes my guilty conscience clean,
Converts my soul, subdues my sin,

And gives a free, but large reward.
3 Who knows the errors of his thoughts?
My God, forgive my secret faults,

And from presumptuous sins restrain:
Accept my poor attempts of praise,
That I have read thy book of grace,
And book of nature not in vain.


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SECOND PART. L. M. Danvers.
The Heavens declaring the Glory of God.
1 THE spacious firmament on high,

With all the blue ethereal sky,
And spangled heavens, a shining frame,

Their great Original proclaim.
2 Th' unwearied sun, from day to day,

Does his Creator's power display,
And publishes to every land

The work of an almighty hand.
3 Soon as the evening shades prevail,

The moon takes up the wondrous tale,
And nightly, to the listening earth,

Repeats the story of her birth;-
4 While all the stars that round her burn,

And all the planets, in their turn,
Confirm the tidings, as they roll,
And spread the truth from pole to pole.

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P 5 What! though in solemn silence all

Move round this dark terrestrial ball-
What! though nor real voice, nor sound

Amid their radiant orbs be found
6 In reason's ear they all rejoice,

And utter forth a glorious voice;
For ever singing, as they shine,
“ The hand that made us is Divine.”

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THIRD PART. L. M. Hebron.
The Glory of God in his Works and in his Word.
1 THE heavens declare thy glory, Lord,

In every star thy wisdom shines;
But when our eyes behold thy word,

We read thy name in fairer lines.
2 The rolling sun--the changing light,

And nights, and days, thy power confess;
But that blest volume thou hast writ

Reveals thy justice and thy grace. 3 Sun, moon, and stars, convey thy praise

Round the earth-and never stand; So when thy truth began its race,

It touched and glanced on every land. mf 4 Nor shall thy spreading, gospel rest,

Till through the world thy truth has run; 'Till Christ has all the nations blest,

Which see the light, or feel the sun. 5 Great Sun of Righteousness, arise!

Oh bless the world with heavenly light! Thy gospel makes the simple wise :

Thy laws are pure-thy judgments right. 6 Thy noblest wonders here we view,

In souls renewed and sins forgiven :Lord, cleanse my sins-my soul renew,

And make thy word my guide to heaven.

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FOURTA PART. C. M. Dunchurch.

Deliverance from Sin implored.
1 GOD'ş perfect law converts the soul,

Reclaims from false desires;
With sacred wisdom, his sure word

The ignorant inspires.



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2 But what frail man observes how oft

He does from virtue fall?
Oh! cleanse me from my secret faults,

Thou God that know'st them all!
3 So shall my prayer and praises be

With thy acceptance blest;
And I secure, on thy defence,

My Strength and Saviour, rest.


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FIFTH PART. S, M. Haverhill. 1 I HEAR thy word with love,

And I would fain obey ;
Lord, send thy Spirit from above

To guide me, lest I stray.
2 Oh! who can ever find

The error of his ways?
Yet, with a bold presumptuous mind,

I would not dare transgress.
3 Warn me of every sin,

Forgive my secret faults,
And cleanse this guilty soul of mine,

Whose crimes exceed my thoughts."
4 While with my heart and tongue,

I spread thy praise abroad,
Accept the worship and the song,

My Saviour, and my God.

The Glory of God in his works and in his Word.
1 BEHOLD, the lofty sky

Declares its maker God;
And all the starry works on high

Proclaim his power abroad.
2 The darkness and the light

Still keep their course the same;
While night to day--and day to night,

Divinely teach his name.
3 In every different land

Their general voice is known;
They show the wonders of his hand,

And orders of his throne.

S. M.

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