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Death, the last foe, was captive led,

And heav'n with praise and wonder rang. 3 Him, the first fruits, his chosen sons

Shall follow from the vanquish'd grave;
He mounts his throne, the King of Kings,

His church to quicken, and to save.
4 Faith sees the bright eternal doors
Unfold, to make his children way :
They shall be cloth'd with endless life,

And shine in everlasting day.
5 The trump shall sound; the dust awake;

From the cold tomb the slumb’rers spring; Thro' heav'n with joy their myriads rise, And hail their Saviour and their King.

PSALM 88. Fourth Part. C. M.

A be’iever walking long in darkness. ? La Thy grace prevail'd, and made me thine ;

ORD, in a day of pow'r divine
To thee, my soul, when young, I gave,

And trusted in thy pow'r to save.
2 But where remain the joy and peace,

Which, then I thought, would never cease ? If I am thine, how can it be,

That comforts should for ever flee? 3 Involv'd in glooms of darkest night,

And banish'd from thy blissful sight,
I seek thy face on ev'ry side;

But still the glooms of night abide.
4 Up from my youth, depriv'd of joy,

Afflictions all my peace destroy ;
Thy terrors oft distract my soul,

And sorrows rise beyond control.
5 O! turn thine hand, command relief,

Restore my peace, assuage my grief;

And let, of future rest, an heir,
One drop of consolation share.
PSALM 89. First Part. L. M.

The covenant made with Christ.
ITOR ever shall my song record

The truth and mercy of the Lord;
Mercy and truth for ever stand,

Like heav'n establish'd by his hand.
2 Thus to his Son he sware, and said,

"With thee my cov'nant first was made ; “In thee shall dying sinners live;

"Glory and grace are thine to give.
3. Be thou my Prophet, thou my Priest ;
" Thy children shall be ever blest;
“ Thou art my chosen King; thy throne
“Shall stand eternal like my own."
# Now let the church rejoice, and sing

Jesus her Saviour, and her King :
Angels his heav'nly wonders show,
And saints declare his works below.
PSALM 89. Second Part. C. M.

The faithfulness of God.
M Y never ceasing songs shall show

The mercies of the Lord :
And make succeeding ages know

How faithful is his word.
2 The sacred truths his lips pronounce,

Shall firm as heav'n endure;
And if he speaks a promise once,

Th' eternal grace is sure.
3 How long the race of David held

The promis'd Jewish throne !
But there's a nobler cov’nant seal'd

To David's greater Son.

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4 His seed for ever shall possess

A throne above the skies;
The meanest subject of his grace,

Shall to that glory rise. 5 Lord God of hosts, thy wond'rous ways

Are sung by saints above;
And saints on earth their honours raise
To thy unchanging love.
PSALM 89. Third Part. C. M.

The power and majesty of God. 1 ITH rey’rence let thy saints appear,

And bow before the Lord ;
His high commands adoring hear,

And tremble at his word. 2 How terrible thy glories be!

How bright thine armies shine! Where is the pow'r that vies with thee?

Or truth compar'd with thine ?
3 The northern pole and southern rest

On thy supporting hand ;
Darkness and day from east to west

Move round at thy command.
4 Thy words the raging winds control,

And rule the boist'rous deep:
Thou mak’st the sleeping billows roll,

The rolling billows sleep. 5 Heav'n, earth, and air, and sea are thine,

And the dark world of hell;
How did thine arm in vengeance shine

When Egypt durst rebel !
6 Justice and judgment are thy throne,

Yet wondrous is thy grace ;
While truth and mercy, join'd in one,

Invite us near thy face.

PSALM 89. Fourth Part. C. M.

A blessed Gospel. 1 BLEST are the souls that hear and know

The gospel's joyful sound; Peace shall attend the path they go,

And light their steps surround. 2 Their joy shall bear their spirits up

Thro' their Redeemer's name; His righteousness exalts their hope,

Nor Satan dares condemn.
3 The Lord, our glory and defence,

Strength and salvation gives;
Israel, thy King for ever reigns,
Thy God for ever lives.
PSALM 89. Fifth Part. C. M.

Christ's mediatorial Kingdom.
1
HEAR what the Lord in vision said,

mercy

known; Sinners, behold, your help iš laid

“On my almighty Son."
2 High shall he reign on David's throne,

My people's better King;
My arm shall beat his rivals down,

And still new subjects bring.
3 My truth shall guard him in his way,

With mercy by his side ;
While in my name thro' earth and sea

He shall in triumph ride.
4. My cov’nant stands for ever fast,

My promises are strong ;
Firm as the heav'ns his throne shall last,

His seed endure as long.

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PSALM 89. Sixth Part. C.M.

The covenant of grace unchangeable.
1 ET (saith the Lord) if David's race,

The children of my Son,
Should break my laws, abuse my grace,
And tempt mine anger

down ; 2 Their sins I'll visit with the rod,

And make their folly smart;
But I'll not cease to be their God,

Nor from my truth depart.
3 My cov'nant I will ne'er revoke,

But keep my grace in mind;
And what eternal love hath spoke,

Eternal truth shall bind.
4. Once have I sworn (I need no more)

And pledg'd my holiness,
To seal my sacred promise sure

To David and his race,
5 The sun shall see his offspring rise,

And spread from sea to sea, Long as he travels round the skies

To give the nations day.
6 Sure as the moon that rules the night,

His kingdom shall endure ;
'Till the fix'd laws of shade and light
Shall be obsery'd no more.
PSALM 89. Seventh Part. L. M.

Mortality and hope. A funeral psalm. 1

, our How frail our life, how short the date ! Where is the man that draws his breath

Safe from disease, secure from death? 2 Lord, while we see whole nations die,

Our flesh and sense repine, and cry,

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