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Gop interpos'd, ---His arm display'd,

great JEHOVAH heard.
4 The heav'ns bow'd---our God came down,

The cherubim Thou mad'st Thy car.
Our foes subdu'd, indignant own

Thy conquests, 0 Thou God of war, 5 Thy glorious arm maintain'd our cause,

Thy banner of salvation spread.
Our country, king, religion, laws,

Guarded by Thee, lift up their head. 6 The triumphs of the day be Thine!

Feeble our pow'r, our praise we own;
Preserv'd by Thee, to Thee we'll raise

Our glowing praises round Thy thronę,


Applied to Messiah ---Vide Bishop Horne, on the

Psalms. 1 ALL hail, MESSIAH, mighty Prince !

Thou rock, on which our hopes we build, In Thy distress Thou call’dst on God;

JEHOVAH's arm Thy strength, Thy shield. 2 Death's sorrows compass'd Thee about,

Floods of ungodliness distrest;
The pains of hell, with awful pow'r

Thy agonizing soul oppress'd.
3 God, from His temple, heard Thy voice;

The mountain mov’d,---for God was there. The earth to its foundations shook,

Convuls'd in sympathizing fear,

4 Darkness all o'er the world proclaims,

The rending veil, the op'ning grave, All nature feels, Thou Son of God,

Thy pain, Thy death, Thy pow'r to save. 5 JEHOVAH thunders in the skies.

Ye heav'ns, the dying triumphs tell; Behold the strong one captive led !

Repeat it thro' the shades of Hell. 6 The conqu’ror rises; he ascends.

Ye saints His grand achievements sing; Pursue his chariot to the skies,

The cherubim's extended wing. 7 Arise and conquer; lift Thine arm;

With trophies deck Thy blest abode, Display Thy pow'r, Thy truth, Thy grace;

And bring Thine enemies to God. 8 Ye heathen lands, obey, submit,

Attest the honor of His name, Ye Gentiles, glorify your God,

Sound thro' the world Messiah's fame.

PSALM 19. The glory of the Sun, an emblem of the light of

divine truth; the 4th verse is applied by St.Paul, to the shining of the Sun of righteousness. Rom.

I THE Heav'ns declare the praise of God,

The glories of His throne;
In ev'ry language, speech and land,

Their silent voice is known. 2 Behold the sun diffusing life,

With genial warmth and light,

Gigantic in his circuit seen,

Rejoicing in his might. 3 The gladden'd world with joy beholds,

The splendor of its rise;
Emblem of God, of grace and truth,

The glory of the skies.
4 The Law of God converts the soul,

Diffusing nobler light;
Its influence makes the simple wise,

The blind restores to sight.
5 How perfect is Thy Law, O GOD,

How pure the sacred word;
How holy, righteous, just and good,

The judgements of the LORD! 6 0 precious more than finest gold,

The knowledge of the LORD!
O sweeter far than honey comb,

The sweetness of thy word ! 7 By this Thy servant, timely warn’d,

Escapes the snares of sin
By these instructions daily taught,

Preserves his conscience clean. 80 who can count his num'rous faults?

Who can his heart explore ? LORD, keep me from presumptuous sin,

Lest I offend Thee more.
9 O may the musing of my heart,

My ev'ry thought and word,
Accepted alway be by Thee,

My strength, Redeemer, Lord.

I THE spacious firmament on high,

With all the blue etherial sky,
And spangled heav'ns, a shining frame,
Their great Original proclaim,
Th’unwearied sun, from day to day,
Does his Creator's pow'r display,
And publishes to ev'ry land

The work of an almighty hand.
2 Soon as the ev’ning shades prevail,

The moon takes up the wondrous tale,
And nightly to the list’ning earth
Repeats the story of her birth,
Whilst 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. 3 What though in solemn silence all

Move round the dark terrestrial ball ?
What though nor real voice nor sound
Amid the radiant orbs be found ?
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.'

PSALM 20. (l. m.) The Church prayeth for the prosperity of King

Messiah, going forth to the battle as her Champion, Deliverer and High Priest; blesseth the hing in his exploits, and expresses confidence

in his Salvation. 1

IN Thy distress the LORD attend,
The name of Jacob's God defend;

Sustain Thee in Thy trying hour,

And succour with almighty pow'r. 2 Go, Captain of Salvation, go,

Perfect thro’ suff'ring made below,
Thy God Thy agonies relieve,

And Thy grand sacrifice receive. 3 God shall supply thy every want,

Thine heart's desire fulfil, and grant';
By Thee to bliss shall millions rise,

Lo! countless trophies grace the skies. 4 Messiah's heard ; the work is done;

The great Salvation's all Thy own!
Our banners we exulting raise;

Thine all the glory! Thine the praise ! 5 Triumphant in Thy sacred name,

All other refuge we disclaim;
By Thee upheld; by Thee we rise;

Thy name our passport to the skies.
6 They, who thy grace refuse, shall fall,

Lord save us, hear us, when we call.
Let saints in earth, and heav'n proclaim
Endless HOSANNAS to Thy name,

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PSALM 21. Appointed by the Church for Ascension Day, cele. brating the victory and glory of the Redeemer,

his kingdom and final triumph. 1 THE king shall in Thy

strength rejoice,
O Lord of Hosts, with grateful voice;
Salvation's glorious work is done;
Let heav'n and earth the triumph own.

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