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PSALM 137. Third Part. S.M.
Love to the church. (cont.)

  3 These hands let useful skill forsake,
   This voice in silence die.
  4 If e'er my heart forget
   Her welfare, or her woe,
Let ev'ry joy this heart forsake,
   And ev'ry grief o'erflow.
  5 For her my tears shall fall;
   For her my prayers ascend;
To her my cares and toils be giv'n,
   Till toils and cares shall end.
  6 Beyond my highest joy
   I prize her heav'nlv ways;
Her sweet communion, solemn vows,
   Her hymns of love and praise.
  7 Jesus, thou Friend divine,
   Our Saviour, and our King,
Thy hand from ev'ry snare and foe
   Shall great deliv'rance bring.
  8 Sure as thy truth shall last,
   To Zion shall be giv'n
The brightest glories, earth can yield,
   And brighter bliss of heav'n.

PSALM 138. L.M.
Restoring and preserving grace.

  1 WITH all my pow'rs of heart and tongue,
I'll praise my Maker in my song:
Angels shall hear the notes I raise,
Approve the song, and join the praise.
  2 Angels, that make thy church their care,
Shall witness my devotion there;
While holy zeal directs mine eyes
To thy fair temple in the skies.
  3 I'll sing thy truth and mercy, Lord,
I'll sing the wonders of thy word;

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PSALM 138. L.M.
Restoring and preserving grace. (cont.)

  3 Not all thy works and names below
So much thy pow'r and glory show.
  4 To God I cried when troubles rose;
He heard me, and subdu'd my foes;
He did my rising fears control,
And strength diffus'd thro' all my soul.
  5 The God of heav'n maintains his state,
Frowns on the proud, and scorns the great;
But from his throne descends, to see
The sons of humble poverty.
  6 Amid a thousand snares I stand,
Upheld and guarded by thy hand:
Thy words my fainting soul revive,
And keep my dying faith alive.
  7 Grace will complete what grace begins,
To save from sorrows and from sins:
The work, that wisdom undertakes,
Eternal mercy ne'er forsakes.

PSALM 139. First Part. L.M.
The omniscience and omnipresence of God.

  1 THOU, Lord, by strictest search hast known
My rising up and lying down:
My secret thoughts are known to thee,
Known long before conceiv'd by me.
  2 Thine eye my bed and path surveys,
My public haunts and private ways;
Thou know'st what 'tis my lips would vent:
My yet unutter'd words' intent.
  3 Within thy circling pow'r I stand;
On ev'ry side I find thy hand:
Awake, asleep, at home, abroad,
I am surrounded still with God.
  4 O! could I so perfidious be,
To think of once deserting thee!

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