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PSALM 89. Sixth Part. C.M.
The covenant of grace unchangeable.

  1 YET (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 observ'd no more.

PSALM 89. Seventh Part. L.M.
Mortality and hope. A funeral psalm.

  1 REMEMBER, Lord, our mortal state;
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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PSALM 89. Seventh Part. L.M.
Mortality and hope. A funeral psalm. (cont.)

  2 "Must death for ever rage and reign?
"Or hast thou made mankind in vain?
  3 "Where is thy promise to the just?
"Are not thy servants turn'd to dust?"
But faith forbids these mournful sighs,
And sees the sleeping dust arise.
  4 That glorious hour, that dreadful day,
Wipes the reproach of saints away;
And clears the honour of thy word:
Awake, our souls, and bless the Lord.

PSALM 90. First Part. L.M.
Man mortal and God eternal. A funeral psalm.

  1 THRO' ev'ry age, eternal God!
Thou art our rest, our safe abode;
High was thy throne, ere heav'n was made,
Or earth thy humble footstool laid.
  2 Long had'st thou reign'd ere time began,
Or dust was fashion'd into man;
And long thy kingdom shall endure,
When earth and time shall be no more.
  3 But man, weak man, is born to die,
Made up of guilt and vanity:
Thy dreadful sentence, Lord, was just,
"Return, ye sinners, to your dust."
  4 A thousand of our years amount
Scarce to a day in thine account;
Like yesterday's departed light,
Or the last watch of ending night.
  5 Death, like an overflowing stream,
Sweeps us away: our life's a dream;
An empty tale; a morning flow'r,
Cut down and wither'd in an hour.
  6 Our age to seventy years is set;
How short the term! how frail the state!

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