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3 But ah, how far from mortal sight
A Funeral Thought.
ARK! from the tombs, a mournful sound, 4 O could my longing spirit rise
My ears attend the cry; On strong immortal wing,
“ Ye living men, come view the ground, And reach thy palace in the skies,
“Where you must shortly lie." My Saviour and my King!
2 “Princes, this clay must be 5 There thousands worship at thy feet, “In spite of all your towers! And there (divine employ!)
“ The tall, the wise, the reverend head The triumphs of thy love repeat,
“ Must lie as low as ours." In songs of endless joy.
3 Great God! is this our certain doom? 6 Thy presence beams eternal day
And are we still secure?
Still walking downward to the tomb;
4 Grant us the power of quick’ning grace,
To fit our souls to fly ;
Then when we drop this dying flesh,
tures. "ATHER of mercies! in thy word
For ever be thy name ador'd
A Charity Hymn.
Thou, in glory unconfin'd,
Deign'st to make thy humble dwelling,
With the poor of humble mind. And lasting as the mind. 3 Here the fair tree of knowledge grows,
2 As thy love, through all creation, And yields a free repast,
Beams like thy diffusive light;
So the scorn'd and humble station
Shrinks before thine equal sight.
3 Thus thy care, for all providing,
Warm’d thy faithful prophet's tongue; Spreads heavenly peace around; And life, and everlasting joys
Who, the lot of all deciding, Attend the blissful sound.
To thy chosen Israel sung: 5 O may these heavenly pages be
4 When thine harvest yields thee pleasure, My ever dear delight;
Thou the golden sheaf shalt bind; And still new beauties may I see,
To the poor belongs the treasure And still increasing light.
Of the scatter'd ears behind. 6 Divine Instructor, gracious Lord,
Chorus Be thou for ever near;
These thy God ordains to bless Teach me to love thy sacred word,
The widow and the fatherless. And view my Saviour there.
15 When thine olive plants increasing,
Pour their plenty o'er thy plain,
But not search the bough again.
Chorus. These, &c.
6 When thy favour'd vintage flowing, While in thy temple we appear,
Gladdens thy autumnal scene, To hail thee, Sov'reign of the year.
Own the bountcous hand bestowing, 2 Wide as the wheels of nature roll,
But thy vines the poor shall gleun.
Chorus. These, &c.
7 Still we read thy word declaring 3 The flow'ry spring, at thy command, Perfumes the air, and paints the land;
Mercy, Lord, thine own decree; The summer rays with rigour shine
Mercy every sorrow sharing
Warms the heart resembling thee. To raise the corn and cheer the vine. 4 Thy hand in autumn richly pours
8 Still the orphan and the stranger,
Still the widow owns thy care, Through all our coast redundant stores ;
Screen'd by thee in every danger, And winters, soften’d by thy care,
Heard by thee in every prayer. No more the face of horror wear. 5 Seasons, and months, and weeks, and days
Hallelujah. Amen. Demand successive songs of praise;
At the Ordination or Institution of a
ATHER of mercies! in thy house
We pay our homage and our vows;
Whilst with a grateful heart we share
HYMN LVII. These pledges of our Saviour's care.
Prayer for Ministers. 2 The Saviour, when to heaven he rose, ATHER of mercies ! bow thine ear, In splendid triumph o'er his foes,
Attentive to our earnest prayer ; Scatter'd his gifts on men below,
We plead for those who plead for thee, And wide his royal bounties flow.
Successful pleaders may they be! 3 Hence sprang th’ Apostle's honour'd name, 2 How great their work, how vast their charge! Sacred beyond heroic fame;
Do thou their anxious souls eplarge ; Hence dictates the prophetic sage,
Their best acquirements are our gain, And hence the evangelic page.
We share the blessings they obtain. 4 In lower forms to bless our eyes,
3 Clothe, then, with energy divine
Suppress their fear, inflame their zeal. 5 From Christ their varied gifts derive, 4 Teach them to sow the precious seed, And, fed by him, their graces live;
Tench them thy chosen flock to feed; Whilst guarded by his potent hand,
Teach them immortal souls to gain? Amidst the rage of hell they stand.
Souls that will well reward their pain 6 So shall the bright succession run,
5 Let thronging multitudes around, Through all the courses of the sun;
Hear from their lips the joyful sound; Whilst unborn churches, by their care,
In humble strains thy grace implore,
And feel thy new-ereating power.
Let light through distant realms be spread,
portions of the Psalms of David in metre shall also be sung.
END OF THE HYMNS!
8 As pants the hart for cooling streams 19 No change of time shall ever shock At length, by certain proofs, 'tis plain 31 O all ye people, clap your hands
21 Behold, o God, how heathen hosts 35 0 come, loud anthems let us sing Bless God, my soul; thou Lord, alone 45 of mercy's never-failing spring
43 Bless God, ye servants that attend
60 God, who hast our troops dispers'd 26 Defend me, Lord, from shame 13 O God, my gracious God, to thee
26 Deliver me, O Lord, my God 25 O God, my heart is fully bent
49 Do thou, O God, in mercy help
24 O God, whose former mercies make 49 For ever bless'd be God the Lord 63 O God of hosts, the mighty Lord
37 For thee, O God, our constant praise 27 O God, to whoni revenge belongs
41 From lowest depths of foe
59 O Israel's Shepherd, Joseph's Guide 35 From my youth up, may Israel say, 59 O Lord, thou art my righteous Judge Give ear, thou Judge of all the earth 24 O Lord, my God, since I have plac'd 4 God in the great assembly stands 37 O Lord, my rock, to thee I cry.
13 God is our refuge in distress 21 O Lord, our fathers oft have told
20 God's temple crowns the holy mount 38 O Lord, to my relief draw near
30 Had not the Lord, may Israel say 58 O Lord, the Saviour and defence
40 Happy the man whose tender care 19 O Lord, I am not proud of heart
60 Have mercy, Lord, on me
23 O praise the Lord, and thou, my soul 64 Hear, O my people, to my law 33 O praise the Lord with hymns of joy
65 He's blest whose sins have pardon gain'd 14 O praise the Lord, for he is good
47 How long wilt thou forget me, Lord GO 'twas a joyful sound to hear
13 Praise ye the Lord; our God to praise 50 In deep distress I oft have cry'd
58 Preserve me, Lord, from crafty foes 62 In Judah the Almighty's known 33 Protect me from my cruel foes
7 In thee I put my steadfast trust 30 Resolv'd to watch o'er all my ways
18 In vain, O man of lawless might
25 Save me, O God, from waves that roll 29 I waited meekly for the Lord
18 Since I have plac'd my trust in God 6 Jehovah reigns, let all the earth
42 Since godly men decay, O Lord Jehovah reigns ; let therefore all 43 Sing to the Lord a new made song
42 Judge me, O Lord, for I the paths 12 Sing to the Lord a new made song
43 Just Judge of heaven, against my foes 19 Speak, O ye judges of the earth
25 Let all the just to God, with joy
14 Sure wicked fools must needs suppose 7 Let all the lands, with shouts of joy 27 |That man is blest who stands in awe
50 Let all the list’ning world attend
22 Thee I will bless, my God and King 64 Let David, Lord, a constant place 60 T'he heavens declare thy glory, Lord Let God, the God of battle, rise
28 The king, O Lord, with songs of praise 10 Lord, hear my cry, regard my prayer 26 The Lord hath spoke, the mighty God 22 Lord, hear my prayer, and to my cry 63 The Lord himself, the mighty Lord 11 Lord, hear the voice of my complaint 4 The Lord, the only God, is great
11 Lord, thou hast granted to thy land 38 The wicked fools must sure suppose
23 Lord, who's the happy man that may 7 Through all the changing scenes of life 15 My crafty foe, with Matt'ring art 16 Though wicked men grow rich or great 17 My God, my God, why leav'st thou me 10 Thou, Lord, by strictest search hast known 62 My soul for help on God relies
26 Thy chast’ning wrath, O Lord, restrain. 17 My soul, inspir'd with sacred love 44 | Thy dreadful anger; Lord, restrain
Page. Thy mercy, Lord, to me extend
25 We build with fruitless cost, unless 59 Thy mercies, Lord, shall be my song 39 When I pour out my soul in prayer 44 Thy presence why withdraw'st thou, Lord 5 When Israel, by th' Almighty led 51 To bless thy chosen race
28/ When Sion's God her sons recallid 59 To celebrate thy praise, O Lord
5 When we, our weary limbs to rest 61 To God, in whom I trust
11 Who place on Sion's God their trust 58 To God I cry'd, who to my help
33 While I the King's loud praise rehearse 20 To God, our never-failing strength
36 Whom should I fear, since God to me 19 To God the mighty Lord
61 With cheerful notes, let all the earth 52 To God, with mournful voice
63 With glory clad, with strength array'd 41 To God your grateful voices raise 48 With my whole heart, my God and King 61 To my complaint, O Lord my God 38 With restless and ungovern'd rage To my just plea and sad complaint 7 With one consent let all the earth
43 To Sion's bill I lift my eyes 58 Why hast thou cast us off, O God
32 To thee, my God and Saviour, I 38 Ye boundless realms of joy
65 To thee, o God, we render praise 32 Ye princes, that in might excel
18 To thee, O Lord, my cries ascend 63 Ye saints and servants of the Lord
74 How long shall earth's alluring toys
76 My God, and is thy table spread
74 Our Lord is risen from the dead Eternal source of every joy
77 Salvation doth to God belong Far from my thoughts, vain world, be gone 76 Since Christ our Passover is slain Father of mercies ! in thy word
77 Should rature's charms to please the eye Father of mercies! in thy house
77 The God of life, whose constant care Father of mercies ! bow thine ear
78 The Lord my pasture shall prepare
71 To our Redeemer's glorious name
72 When I can read my title clear How beauteous are their feet
72 While angels thus, O Lord, rejoice How oft, alas! this wretched heart 73 While shepherds watch'd their flocks by How long, thou faithful God, shall I 73 night How helpless guilty nature lies
73/Ye humble souls, approach your God
74 55 70 77 68 71 70 73 73 72 70 67 76 68 70 69 68 76 76 76 69 71 69 71 75 67
To find Psalms suited to particular Subjects and Occasions,
gathered and settled, Psalm 132.
its beauty, worship and order, Psalms 48 and
safety and joy in it, Psalm 27, verse 4, &c.
CHURCH, destruction of its enemies, Psalm 76.
Gentiles gathered into it, Psalms 45 and 47.
God defends it and fights for it, Psalm 20,
46, 125 and 135.
CHURCH, Christ's love to it, Psalm 45.
-, God's presence in it, and delight in i Psalms
the spouse of Christ, Psalın 45.
-, its increase, Psalm 67.
in affliction, Psalms 44, 80, and 89, verse
CHURCH comforted, Psalm 125.
its festivals joyfully attended, Psalm 122.
COMFORT and support in God from a view of his
past mercies, Psalm 77, verse 10, &c.
102 and 142.
COMMUNION of Saints, Psalm 16, verses 4 and 5,
COMPLAINT of absence from public worship, Psalm 42.
- of sickness, Psalm 6.
of temptation and spiritual affliction,
edness, Psalms 10 and 19.
of heavy affictions in mind and body,
Psalms 102 and 143.
COMPASSION of God, Psalms 103 and 145, verse 9
to the end
32, 38, 51, 130 and 143.
instructed in God's law, Psa. 78, ver. 6, &c. 25, verse 7, &c. 34, ver, 11, &c. 51, ver. 9, 8cc.
119, ver. 9, &c. ver. 33, &c. ver. 103, &c.
CONSECRATION of a Church, Psalm 132, verse 7, &c.
CONTENTION, complained of, Psalm 120.
CONVERSE with God, Psalm 63.
, David in the person of, describes his sorrows 106 and 126
COUNSEL and support from God, Psalms 16 and 119.
of David, Psalms 22 35, 40, 41, 55 and 69. COVENANT made with Christ in the person of David,
9, &c. Psa. 69, ver. 29, &c Psa. 118, ver. 22, &c CREATION and Providence, Psalms 33, 104, 135, 136,
his exaltation in his human nature to his CREATURES, no trust in them, and God all sufficient,
CREATURES praising God, Psalm 148
his love to his Church celebrated, Psalm 45. type of Christ, Psalms 2, 18, 21, 22, 35, 40, 44, 45,
his glory and power, Psalm 45, verse 2, &c. DEATH, courage in, Psalm 16, and Psalm 23, ver. 4, &c.
his kingdom among the Gentiles, Psalms 72,87, DEATH, deliverance from, Psalms 31 and 118.
of Christ, Psalms 22 and 69.
of saints and sinners, Psalms 37 and 49.
DEFENCE and salvation in God, Psalms 3, 18, 61 and
DELAYING sinners warned, Psalm 95, verse 7, &c.
DELIVERANCE begun and perfected, Psalm 85.
from despair, Psalm 18.