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2 Confed'rate as in ancient days,
In awful league they join;
Malice and rage combine.
Let all the heathen know,
Is misery and woe.
Oh, may they seek Thy face; Teach them to know Thy holy name,
And they shall praise Thy grace.
PSALM 84. (c. M.) Under the figure of an Israelite deprived of access
to the sanctuary, as King David was during the rebellion of Absalom, this Psalm describes the carnest desire of a devout soul after the temple and presence of God; and concludes with an act
of faith in the Divine power and goodness. ? How lovely is Thy dwelling-place,
O LORD of hosts, the mighty Gop!
And thirsts to visit Thy abode,
Within Thy courts, my God, my KING;
With holy joy Thy praise to sing.
3 How blest are they, whose daily praise
Dwells on Thy love, delightful theme!
Display the glory of Thy name.
Conducted through the vale of tears;
With joy before his God appears. 5 O LORD of hosts, within Thy courts,
One day my soul would value more Than thousand days in gay resorts
Of splendid pomp, or golden store. 6 Thou art our sun, our shield, look down,
With grace divine direct our way; And grace with glory deign to crown
In realms of everlasting day.
PSALM 84. II. Metre. (C. M.)
How lovely is the place
The brightness of Thy face!
To view Thy blest abode;
For Thee, the living God.
How highly blest are they, Who in Thy.temple always dwell, And there Thy praise display.
4 Thy saints advance from strength to strength,
Approaching still more near; Till all on Sion's holy mount
Before their God appear." 5 For God, who is our sun and shield, 01110
Will grace and glory give;
From those who justly live.
How highly blest is he,
Is still repos’d on Thee,
PSALM 84. III. Metre. (C.M.) 1 My soul, how lovely is the place
To which thy God resorts !
Though in His earthly courts.
His-saving power displays,
With kind and quick’ning rays.
Descend and fill the place,
And sheds abroad His grace.
The secrets of Thy will;
And sing Thy praises stiil.
5 My heart and Aesh cry out for. Thee,
While far from Thine abode :
My Saviour and my God.
And hear Thy gracious voice, Exceeds a whole eternity
Employ'd in earthly joys.
PSALM 85. (Old 113.) This Psalm is appointed by the Church for Christmas-day :-it celebrates the redemption of the Israel of God from spiritual captivity, and the
blessed effects of the advent of MESSIAH. 1 LORD, Thou hast heal?d the land that mourn'd,
Our long captivity hast turn'd,,
Or war's terrific din.
Speak the reviving word.
In Thy salvation, LORD.
Ne'er let us turn from Thee again,
1: Ert91) 4 Mercy and truth united meet;
Our land yields her increase.
of everlasting peace.
PSALM 86. (4.M.) A prayer of David in great affliction, calculated for
the use of the Church, during her pilgrimage of
Attentive to Thy suppliant's prayer;
To Thee I lift my plaintive voice :
In mercy hear, and bid me live.
Who, who is like unto the Lord?
Adore, and glorify Thy name.
Thou art JEHOVAH, God alone,