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PSALM 120. C.M.
Christians love peace. (cont.)

  3 O! might I fly to change my place,
   How would I choose to dwell
In some wide, lonesome, wilderness,
   And leave these gates of hell!
  4 Peace is the blessing that I seek:
   How lovely are its charms!
I am for peace; but, when I speak,
   They all declare for arms.
  5 New passions still their souls engage,
   And keep their malice strong:
What shall be done to curb thy rage,
   O thou devouring tongue!
  6 Should burning arrows smite thee through,
   Strict justice would approve;
But I would rather spare my foe,
   And melt his heart with love.

PSALM 121. First Part. L.M.
Divine protection.

  1 TO Zion's hill I lift my eyes,
   From thence expecting aid;
From Zion's hill, and Zion's God,
   Who heav'n and earth has made.
  2 Thou, then, my soul, in safety rest;
   Thy guardian will not sleep:
His watchful care, that Israel guards.
   Will thee in safety keep.
  3 Shelter'd beneath th' Almighty's wings,
   Thou shalt securely rest;
Where neither sun nor moon shall thee
   By day or night molest.
  4 At home, abroad, in peace, in war,
   Thy God shall thee defend;
Conduct thee thro' life's pilgrimage
   Safe to thy journey's end.

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PSALM 121. Second Part. P.M.
Preservation by day and night.

  1 UPWARD I lift mine eyes;
From God is all my aid;
The God that built the skies,
And earth and nature made:
   God is the pow'r,
   To which I fly;
   His grace is nigh
   In ev'ry hour.
  2 My feet shall never slide,
Nor fall in fatal snares;
Since God, my guard and guide,
Defends me from my fears.
   Those wakeful eyes,
   That never sleep,
   Shall Israel keep
   When dangers rise.
  3 No burning heats by day,
Nor blasts of ev'ning air,
Shall take my health away,
If God be with me there:
   Thou art my sun,
   And thou my shade,
   To guard my head
   By night, or noon.
  4 Hast thou not giv'n thy word
To save my soul from death?
And I can trust my Lord,
To keep my mortal breath.
   I'll go and come,
   Nor fear to die,
   Till from on high
   Thou call me home.

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