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PSALM 48. Second Part. S.M.
The worship and order of the Church. (cont.)

  1 Thy saints, O Lord, before thy throne,
   Their songs of honour raise.
  2 With joy thy people stand
   On Zion's chosen hill,
Proclaim the wonders of thy hand,
   And counsels of thy will.
  3 Let strangers walk around
   The city where we dwell,
Compass and view thy holy ground,
   And mark the building well;
  4 The orders of thy house,
   The worship of thy court,
The cheerful songs, the solemn vows,
   And make a fair report.
  5 How decent and how wise!
   How glorious to behold!
Beyond the pomp that charms the eyes,
   And rites adorn'd with gold.
  6 The God we worship now,
   Will guide us till we die;
Will be our God while here below,
   And ours above the sky.

PSALM 49. First Part. C.M.
The vanity of life and riches.

  1 WHY doth the man of riches grow
   to insolence and pride;
To see his wealth and honours flow
   With ev'ry rising tide?
  2 Why doth he treat the poor with scorn,
   Made of the self-same clay;
And boast as tho' his flesh were born
   Of better dust than they?
  3 Not all his treasures can procure
   His soul a short reprieve;

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PSALM 49. First Part. C.M.
The vanity of life and riches. (cont.)

  3 Redeem from death one guilty hour,
   Or make his brother live.
  4 Life is a blessing can't be sold,
   The ransom is too high;
Justice will ne'er be brib'd with gold,
   That man may never die.
  5 He sees the brutish and the wise,
   The tim'rous and the brave,
Quit their possessions, close their eyes,
   And hasten to the grave.
  6 Yet 'tis his inward thought and pride,
   "My house shall ever stand;
"And that my name may long abide,
   "I'll give it to my land."
  7 Vain are his thoughts, his hopes are lost,
   How soon his mem'ry dies!
His name is buried in the dust,
   Where his own carcass lies.
  8 This is the folly of their way;
   And yet their sons, as vain,
Approve the words their fathers say,
   And act their works again.
  9 Men void of wisdom and of grace,
   If honour raise them high,
Live like the beasts, a thoughtless race,
   And like the beasts they die.
 10 Laid in the grave like silly sheep,
   Death feeds upon them there;
'Till the last trumpet breaks their sleep
   In terror and despair.

PSALM 49. Second Part. C.M.
Death and the resurrection.

  1 YE sons of pride that hate the just,
   And trample on the poor;

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