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5 But ah, how far from mortal sight
The Lord of glory dwells!
A veil of interposing night
His radiant face conceals. .
4. Q could my longing spirit rise
On strong immortal wing, , ,
And reach thy palace in the skies,
My Saviour and my King!
5 There thousands worship at thy feet,
And there (divine employ!)
The triumphs of thy love repeat,
In songs of endless joy.
6 Thy presence beams eternal day
O'er all the blissful place;
Who would not drop this load of clay,
And die to see thy face?

HYMN LII.

The Excellency and Sufficiency of the Scrip-
tures.
ATHER of mercies! in thy word
What endless glories shine!
For ever be thy name ador’d
For these celestial lines.
2 Here may the wretched sons of want
Exhaustless riches find;
Riches above what earth can grant,
And lasting as the mind.
3 Here the fair tree of knowledge grows,
And yields a free repast,
Sublimer sweets than nature knows
Invite the longing taste.
4 Here the Redeemer’s welcome voice
Spreads heavenly peace around;
And life, and everlasting joys
Attend the blissful sound.
5 9 may these heavenly pages be
My ever dear delight;
And still new beauties may I see,
And still increasing light.
6 Divine Instructor, gracious Lord,
Be thou for ever near;
Teach me to love thy sacred word,
And view my Saviour there.

HYMN LIII.

The Seasons crowned with Goodness.
Psalm lxv. 11.

TERNAL source of every joy!
Well may thy praise our lips employ,

While in thy temple we appear,
To hail thee, Sov’reign of the year.
2. Wide as the wheels of nature roll,
Thy hand supports and guides the whole;
The sun is taught by thee to rise,
And darkness when to veil the skies.
3. The flow'ry spring, at thy command,
Perfumes the air, and paints the land;
The summer rays with rigour shine
To raise the corn and cheer the vine.
* Thy hand in autumn richly pours
Through all our coast redundant stores;
And winters, soften’d by thy care,
No more the face of horror wear.
5 Seasons, and months, and weeks, and days
Demand successive songs of praise;
And be the grateful homage paid,
With morning light and evening shade.
6 Here in thy house let incense rise,
And circling sabbaths bless our eyes,
Till to those lofty heights we soar,
Where days and years revolve no more.

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HYMN LVII. Prayer for JMinisters. Fo of mercies! bow thine ear, Attentive to our earnest prayer ; We plead for those who plead for thee, Successful pleaders may they be! 2 How great their work, how vast their charge! Do thou their anxious souls enlarge ; Their best acquirements are our gain, We share the blessings they obtain. 3 Clothe, then, with energy divine Their words, and let those words be thine; To them thy sacred truth reveal, Suppress their fear, inflame their zeal. 4 Teach them to sow the precious seed, Teach them thy chosen flock to feed; Teach them immortal souls to gain—Z Souls that will well reward their pain. 5 Let thronging multitudes around, Hear from their lips the joyful sound; In humble strains thy grace implore, And feel thy new-ereating power. 6 Let sinners break their massy chains, Distressed souls forget their pains; Let light through distant realms be spread, And Zion rear her drooping head.

Whilst with a grateful heart we share
These pledges of our Saviour's care.
2 The Saviour, when to heaven he rose,
In splendid triumph o'er his foes,
Scatter'd his gifts on men below, s
And wide his royal bounties flow.
3 Hence sprang th' Apostle's honour’d name,
Sacred beyond heroic fame;
Hence dictates the prophetic sage,
And hence the evangelic page.
4. In lower forms to i. our eyes,
Pastors from hence and Teachers rise;
Who, though with feebler rays they shine,
Still mark a long extended line.
5 From Christ their varied gifts derive,
And, fed by him, their graces live;
Whilst guarded by his potent hand,
Amidst the rage of hell they stand.
6 So shall the bright succession run,
Through all the courses of the sun;
Whilst unborn churches, by their care,
Shall rise and flourish large and fair.
7 Jesus, our Lord, their hearts shall know
The spring whence all these blessings flow;
Pastors and people shout his praise,
Through the long round of endless days.

* Whenever the Hymns are used at the celebration of divine service, a certain portion or portions of the Psalms of David in metre shall also be surg.

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- Page. GAINST all those that strive with me 15 As pants the hart for cooling streams 19

At length, by certain proofs, ’tis plain 31 Behold, O God, how heathen hosts 35 Bless God, my soul; thou Lord, alone 45 Bless God, ye servants that attend 60 Defend me, Lord, from shame 13 Deliver me, O Lord, my God 25 Do thou, O God, in mercy help 24 For ever bless'd be God the Lord 63 For thee, O God, our constant praise 27 From lowest depths of foe 59 From my youth up, may Israel say 59 Give ear, ū. Judge of all the earth 24 God in the great assembly stands 37 God is our refuge in distress 21 God’s temple crowns the holy mount 38 Had not the Lord, may Israel say 58 Happy the man whose tender care 19 Have mercy, Lord, on me 23 Hear, O my people, to my law 33 He’s blest whose sins have pardon gain’d 14 He that has God his guardian made 40 How good and pleasant must it be 41 Hold not thy peace, O Lord our God 37 How blest are they, who always keep 52 How blest is he, who ne’er consents 3 How long wilt thou forget me, Lord 6 How many, Lord, of late are grown 3 How vast must their advantage be 60 I'll celebrate thy praises, Lord 13 In deep distress I oft have cry’d - 58 In Judah the Almighty’s known 33 In thee I put my steadfast trust 30 In vain, O man of lawless might 23 I waited meekly for the Lord 18 Jehovah reigns, let all the earth 42 Jehovah reigns; let therefore all 43 Judge me, O Lord, for 1 the paths 12 Just Judge of heaven, against my foes 19 Let all the just to God, with joy 14 Let all the lands, with shouts of joy 27 Let all the list’ning world atten 22 Let David, Lord, a constant place 60 Let God, the God of battle, rise 28 Lord, hear my cry, regard my prayer 26 Lord, hear my prayer, and to my cry 63 Lord, hear the voice of my complaint 4 Lord, hear the voice of my complaint 27 Lord, let thy just decrees the king 30 Lord, not to us, we claim no share 51 lord, save me, for thy glorious name 23 Lord, thou hast granted to thy land 38 Lord, who's the happy man that may 7 My crafty foe, with flatt’ring art 16 My God, my God, why leav'st thou me 10 My soul for help on God relies 26 My soul, inspir’d with sacred love 44

My soul with grateful thoughts of love
No change of time shall ever shock
O all ye people, clap your hands
0 come, loud anthems let us sing
Qf merey’s never-sailing spring

O Č. who hast our troops dispers'd
O God, my gracious God, to thee
O God, my heart is fully bent
O God, whose former mercies make
O God of hosts, the mighty Lord
O God, to whom revenge belongs
O Israel's Shepherd, Joseph’s Guide
O Lord, thou art my righteous Judge
O Lord, my God, since I have plac'd
O Lord, my rock, to thee I cry
O Lord, our fathers oft have told
O Lord, to my relief draw near
O Lord, the Saviour and defence
O Lord, I am not proud of heart
O praise the Lord, and thou, my soul
O praise the Lord with hymns of joy
O praise the Lord, for he is good
Q praise the Lord with one consent
O praise the Lord in that blest place
Q praise ye the Lord
O render thanks, and bless the Lord
O render thanks to God above
Q’twas a joyful sound to hear
O thou, to whom all creatures bow
On thee, who dwell'st above the skies
Praise ye the Lord; our God to praise
Preserve me, Lord, from crafty foes
Protect me from my cruel foes
Resolv’d to watch o'er all my ways
Save me, O God, from waves that roll
Since I have plac'd my trust in God
Since godly men decay, O Lord
Sing to the Lord a new made song
Sing to the Lord a new made song
Speak, O ye judges of the earth
Sure wicked fools must needs suppose
That man is blest who stands in awe
Thee I will bless, my God and King
The heavens declare thy glory, Lord
The king, O Lord, with songs of praise
The Lord hath spoke, the mighty God
The Lord himself, the mighty Lord
The Lord, the only God, is great
The Lord to thy request attend
The Lord unto my Lord thus spake
The man is blest that fears the Lord
The spacious earth is all the Lord's
The wicked fools must sure suppose
Through all the changing scenes of life
Th o wicked men grow rich or great

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Thou, Lord, by strictest search hast known 62

Thy chast’ning wrath, O Lord, restrain

Thy dreadful anger; Lord, restrain

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Page. 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 recall’d 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 12 To God the mighty Lord 61 With cheerful notes, let all the earth 52

'I'o God, with mournful voice
To God your grateful voices raise .
To my complaint, O Lord my God
To my just plea and sad complaint
To Sion's hill I lift my eyes
To thee, my God and Saviour, I
To thee, O God, we render praise
To thee, O Lord, my cries ascend

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Page. Page. A LAS, what hourly dangers rise 74|How long shall earth's alluring toys 74 All glorious God, what hymns of praise 70|Life is the time to serve the Lord 55 And are we now brought near to God 68|Lord, for the just thou dost provide 70 Awake, my soul, and with the sun 75|Lord of life, all praise excelling 77 Before Jehovah's awful throne 76|My God, and is thy table spread 68 Christ from the dead is rais'd, and made 67 |My God, since thou hast rais'd me up 71 Come, Holy Ghost, Creator, come 67|Now may the God of grace and power 70 Come, Holy Spirit, heavenly Dove 68|Q that my load of sin were gone 73 Come, Lord, and warm each languid heart 74|0 thou that hear'st when sinners cry 73 Come, we that love the Lord 74|Our Lord is risen from the dead 72 Eternal source of every joy 77|Salvation doth to God belong 70 Far from my thought, vain world, be gone 76|Since Christ our Passover is slain 67 Father of mercies! in thy word 77|Should nature’s charms to please the eye 76 Father of mercies! in thy house 77|The God of life, whose constant care 68 Father of mercies' bow thine ear 78|The Lord my pasture shall prepare 70 From whence these direful omens round 67|The spacious firmament on high 69 God of the seas! thine awful voice 70|Thou, God, all glory, honour, power 68 Go forth, ye heralds, in my name 71 To our Redeemer’s glorious name 7 Go preach my Gospel, saith the Lord 72|To Jesus, our exalted Lord 76 Glory to thee, my God, this night 75|Welcome, sweet day of rest 7 Hark the glad sound, the Saviour comes 72|When all thy mercies, O my God 69 Hark! from the tombs, a mournful sound 77|When dangers, woes, or death are nigh 71 Hear what the voice from heaven declares 71 |When, rising from the bed of death 69 He's come! let every knee be bent 68|When we are rais'd from deep distress 71 He dies! the friend of sinners dies 72|When I can read my title clear 75 How beauteous are their feet 72|While angels thus, O Lord, rejoice 67 How oft, alas! this wretched heart 73|While shepherds watch'd their flocks by How long, thou faithful God, shall I 73 night 67 73|Ye humble souls, approach your God 75

How helpless guilty nature lies

To find Psalms suited to farticular Subjects and Occasions.

CHURCH built on Jesus Christ, Psalm 118, ver, 22, &c.
—— gathered and settled, Psalm 132.
– its beauty, worship and order, Psalms 48 and
122.

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Psalm 42.
COMPLAINT, of the prevalence of impiety and wick-
edness, Psalms 10 and 12.
COMPLAINT of quarrelsome neighbours, Psalm 11.
— of heavy afflictions in mind and body,
Psalms 102 and 143.
COMPASSION of God, Psalms 103 and 145, verse 9
to the end
CONFESSION of sin, repentance, and pardon, Psalms
32, 38, 51, 130 and 143.
CONFIRMATION, Psalms proper for, 19. verse 7,
&c. 25, verse 7, &c. 34, ver. 11, &c. 51, ver. 9, &c.
119, ver. 9, &c. vet. 33, &c. ver, 103, &c.
CONSCIENCE, its guilt relieved, Psalms 32 and 130.
CONSECRATION of a Church, Psalm 132, verse 7, &c.
(See Qftce of Consecration.)
CONTENTION, complained of Psalm 120.
CONTRITION, an act of, Psalms 25 and 51.
CONVERSE with God, Psalm 63.
CONVERSION of Jews and Gentiles, Psalms 87, 96,
106 and 126
CORRUPTION of manners general, Psalms 11 and 12,
COUNSFL and support from God, Psalms 16 and 119.
COURAGE in joi. Psalm 16.
COVENANT made with Christ in the person of David,
Psalm 89.
CREATION and Providence, Psalms 33, 104, 135, 136,
147 and 148.
CREATURES, no trust in them, and God all sufficient,
Psalm 33, verse 12 to the end, Psalms 62 and 146.
CREATURES praising God, Psalm 148
DAVID, in his sufferings, deliverances, kingdom, &c. a
type of Christ, Psalms 2, 18, 21, 22, 35, 40, 44, 45,
55, 69, 72, 89, 109, 110, 118 and 132. (See Christ. 2
DEATH, courage in, Psalm 16, and Psalm 23, ver, 4, &c.
DEATH, deliverance from, Psalms 31 and 118.
of Christ, Psalms 22 and 69.
of saints and sinners, Psalms 37 and 49.
—— the effect of sin, Psalm 90
DEFENCE and salvation in God, Psalms 3, 18, 61 and
121.
DELAYING sinners warned, Psalm 95, verse 7, &c.
DELIGHT in God, Psalms 18, 42, 63, 73 and 84.
DELIVERANCE begun and perfected, Psalm 85.

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poRATION of God, Psalms 8,65, 95, 96 and 145.
(See Praise.J
ADORATION of the second person in the Trinity,
Psalm 47.
ADVENT, Psalms proper for, 18, verse 8, &c. 50, 89.
96, 97, 98, and 146, verse 6, &c.

AFFLICTED, prayer of, Psalms 13,42, 94, 102, 119,

ver, 8.1, &c. and Psalm 143.
AFFLICTH D, comforts of, Psalm 119, verse 49, &c.

•——, complaint of, Psalms 42, 77, 102, 114,

verse 8.1, &c. and Psalm 143
AFFLICTED, Psalm proper for, 119.
AFFLICTIONS, benefits of, Psalm 94, verses

aid 14, Psalm 119, verses 65, 66, 67, 68, 71 and 75.

AFFLICTIONS, deliverance from them celebrated,

Psalms 34 and 107.
AGED SAINT, prayer of, Psalm 71, verses 17 and 18.
ALMS GIVING, Psalm 41, vel. 1,2 & 3, and Psalm 112.
ANGELS guard the righteous, Psalm 34, ver. 7, and
Psalm 91, ver. 11 and 12.
ANGELS called on to praise the Lord, Psalm 103, verses
19, 20 and 21.
ASCENSION, Psalms 24, 47 and 68, verses 18, &c.
ASH-WEDNESDAY, Psalms proper for, 51 and 130.
(See Penitential.)
ASSISTANCE from God, Psalms 138 and 144.
ATHEISM, practical, punishment denounced against,
Psalm 14.
ATHEISM, prevalence of, lamented, Psalms 10 and 12.
ATTRIBUTES of God, Psalm 36, verse 5, &c. Psalms
1 11, 145, 146 and 147.
BLESSING of God on temporal business and comforts,
Psalm 127.
BLESSINGs of a family, Psalm 128.
BLESSINGs, temporal, promised, Psalm 144, verse 12
to the end
BLESSINGS, promised to the righteous, Psalms 1, 32,
122 and 128.
BLOOD of Christ, cleansing from sin, prefigured by the
ceremonies of the law, Psalm 51.
BROTHERLY love, Psalm 133
CARE of God over his Saints, Psalm 34.
CHARITY to the poor. (See Almsgiving.)
CHARITABLE mam, blessings promised to, Psalm 41,
verses 1, 2 and 3.
CHILDREN, comforts of, Psalm 127, verses 3, 4 and 5.
— instructed in God’s law, Psa. 78, ver. 6,
&c. Psa. 119, ver 9, &c
cHRIST, the true David, Psalms 35 and 89. (See Da-
vid.
citor, covenant made with him typified by David,
Psalm 89.
chRIST, divinity of, Psalm 45, verse 6, &c. Psalms 47
and 110
CHRIST, his incarnation, Psalm 40, verse 6, &c.
, David in the person of, describes his sorrows
and the malice and pers cution of his enemies, and
prays for deliverance, Psalms 22, 35,41 and 55.
cHRíST, his death and sufferings set forth in the person
of David, Psalms 22 35, 40, 41, 55 and 69.
CHRIST, his resurrection predicted, Psa. 2, Psa. 16, ver
9, &c. Psa. 69, ver. 29, &c Psa. 118, ver. 22, &c
CHRIST, his ascension celebrated, Psalms 24,47, 68, &c.
, his exaltation in his human nature to his
Mediatorial Kingdom. Psalm 2, verse 7 to the end,
Psalms 8, 21, 72, 89, 110, 118 and 132
CHRIST, his glorification in his human nature, Psalm 8.
, his love to his Church celebrated, Psalm 45.
–—, his love to his enemies, Psalm 35, verse 11, &c.
, his glory and power, Psalm 45, verse 2, &c.
, his kingdom among the Gentiles, Psalms 72,87,
110 and 132
CHRIST, a Priest and King, Psalm 110.
, our strength and righteousness, Psalm 71,
verses 14, 15 and 16.
CHRIST, his first and second coming, Psalms 50,96, 97
and 98.

CHRISTMAS day, Psa. 45, Psa. 85, three last verses,
Psa. 89, 110 and 132.

12, 13

CHURCH, the birth place of Saints, Psalm 37.
- safety and joy in it, Psalm 27, verse 4, &c.
Psalms 48 and 84
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 to Psalms
34 and 132.
CHURCH the garden of the Lord, Psalm 92, ver.
- the spouse of Christ, Psalm 45.
, its increase, Psalm 67.

——— in affliction, Psalms 44, 80, and 89, verse
38, &c.
CHURCH comforted, Psalm 125.
– the honour and safety of a nation, Psalm 48.
— its festivals §§ attended, Psalm 122.
COMFORT and support in God, Psalm 4, Psalm 16, verse
5, &c. Psalms 32, 34, 46, and 94, verse 12, &c.
COMFORT and support in God from a view of his
past mercies, Psalm 77, verse 10, &c.
COMFORT, and support in sadness, prayed for, Psalms
* 102 and 142.
|COMFORT and support of God's spirit prayed for,
Psalms 42, 43 and 51.
COMMUNION of Saints, Psalm 16, verses 4 and 5,
Psalm 133.
COMPLAINT of absence from public worship, Psalm 42.
of sickness, Psalm 6.
of temptation and spiritual affliction,

CHURCH, established by God, Psalm 44.

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from despair, Psalm 18.

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