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And men that love revenge shall know,
God hath an arm of vengeance too.
PSALM 18. Third Part. L. M.

Rejoicing in God our Saviour.
UST are thy ways, and true thy word,

Great Rock of my secure abode :
Who is a God beside the Lord ?

Or where's a refuge like our God?
2 'Tis he that girds me with his might,

Gives me his holy sword to wield ;
And while with sin and hell I fight,

Spreads his salvation for my shield. . 3 He lives, (and blessed be my Rock)

The God of my salvation lives;
The dark designs of hell he broke :

Sweet is the peace my Saviour gives. 4 Before the scoffers of the age

I will exalt my Saviour's name:
Nor tremble at their mighty rage;
But meet reproach, and bear the shame.

Fourth Part. C. M.

Victory over tomporal enemies.
1 E love thee, Lord, and we adore ;

Now is thine arm reveal'd :
Thou art our strength, our heav'nly tow'r;

Our bulwark and our shield. 2 We fly to our eternal rock,

And find a sure defence :
His holy name our lips.invoke,

And draw salvation thence.
3 When God our leader shines in arms,

What mortal heart can bear
The thunder of his loud alarms ?
The lightning of his spear



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3 How have we chas'd them thro' the field, While thy salvation was our shield, And they no shelter found !

4 He rides upon the winged wind;

And angels in array,
In millions, wait to know his mind,

And swift as flames obey.
5 He speaks, and at his fierce rebuke

Whole armies are dismay'd; His voice, his frown, his

Strikes all their courage dead.
6 He forms our gen’rals for the field,

With all their dreadful skill;
Gives them his awful sword to wield,

And makes their hearts of steel. 7 He arms our captains to the fight,

(Tho' there his name's forgot) He girded Cyrus with his might,

When Cyrus knew him not.
8 Oft has the Lord whole nations blest

For his own children's sake :
The pow’rs, that give his people rest,
Shall of his care partake.
PSALM 18. Fifth Part. C. M.

The Conqueror's Song.
To thine almighty arm we owe

The triumphs of the day ; Thy terrors,

Lord, confound the foe,
And melt his strength away.
2 'Tis by thine aid our troops prevail,

And break united pow’rs :
Or burn their boasted fleets, or scale
The proudest of their tow'rs.

And trod them to the ground;

4 In vain to idol saints they cry,

And perish in their blood: Where is a rock so great, so high,

So pow'rful as our God? 5 The Rock of Israel ever lives,

His name be ever blest; 'Tis his own arm the vict'ry gives, He gives his people rest.

PSALM 18. Sixth Part. P. M. Thanksgiving, applied to the American Revolution. 1 То O bless the Lord, our God, in strains divine,

[join : With thankful hearts, and raptur'd voices To us what wonders his right hand hathy shown !

[known! Mercies, his chosen tribes have scarcely Like David blest, begin th' enraptur'd song;

Let praise and joy awaken ev'ry tongue.
2 When, fir'd to rage, against our nation rose
Chiefs of proud name, and bands of haughty

He train'd our hosts to fight, with arms ar-
With health invigor'd, and with bounty fed :
Gave us his chosen chief our sons to guide ;

Heard ev'ry pray’r, and ev'ry want supply'd. 3 He gave their armies captive to our hands,

Or sent them frustrate to their native lands;
Burst the dark snare, disclos'd the miry pit,
And led to broad, safe grounds, our sliding

feet :
Bounteous, for us, extended regions won

The fairest empire spread beneath the sun. 4 When, dark and threat'ning, civil broils arose, Each hope grew dim, and friends were chang'd

to foes;


God was our stay, our help, our heav'nly

shield : His

grace preserv'd us, and his arm upheld ;
Say'd us from tumults dire, and deep distress;
Enlarg’d our blessings, and confirm'd our

5 No more against our land shall strangers rise,

But fade, and fade, beneath avenging skies :
Pleas'd, the fierce heathen yield to happier

sway ;
The groping savage hail the gospel day;
Low sink the proud, the sons of blood be

Nor injur'd Zion lift her cries in vain.
6 But, Othou pow'r belov'd! our shores around

Be ev'ry virtue, ev'ry blessing found.
Here bid thy seasons crown the fruitful plain ;
Here bid fair peace extend her blissful reign :
Let laws, let justice, hold perpetual sway,

The soul unfetter'd, and the conscience free.
7 With clearest splendor, here, let knowledge

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Here ev'ry glory beam from truth divine ;
To Jesus' call the soul obsequious bend ;
Grace from thy Spirit in rich show'rs descend;
Nations each day ascend the bright abode,
And boundless praise unceasing rise to God.

PSALM 19. First Part. S. M.

The book of nature and scripture.
EHOLD! the lofty sky

Declares its maker God,
And all his starry works on high

Proclaim his pow'r abroad.



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2 The darkness and the light

Still keep their course the same ; While night to day, and day to night,

Divinely teach his name. 3 In ev'ry different land

Their gen’ral voice is known : They shew the wonders of his hand,

And orders of his throne. 4 Ye Western lands rejoice,

Here he reveals his word : We are not left to nature's voice

To bid us know the Lord. 5 His statutes and commands.

Are set before our eyes ; He puts his gospel in our hands,

Where our salvation lies. 6 His laws are just and pure,

His truth without deceit; His promises for ever sure,

And his rewards are great. 7 Not honey to the taste

Affords so much delight;
Nor gold that has the furnace pass'd

So much allures the sight.
8 While of thy works I sing,

Thy glory to proclaim ;
Accept the praise, my God, my King,

In my Redeemer's name.
PSALM 19. Second Part. S. M.

The word of God most excellent. 1

Begins his glorious way; His beams thro' all the nations run,

And life and light convey,

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