A Selection of Psalms for Social Worship

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Ward, 1786 - Bible - 294 pages

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Page 80 - By day, by night, at home, abroad, Still we are guarded by our God ; By his incessant bounty fed, By his unerring counsel led. 3 With grateful hearts the past we own ; The future, all to us unknown, We to thy guardian care commit, And peaceful leave before thy feet.
Page 46 - BEFORE Jehovah's awful throne, Ye nations bow with sacred joy ; Know that the Lord is God alone, He can create, and he destroy.
Page 197 - AWAKE, my soul, stretch every nerve, And press with vigor on ; A heavenly race demands thy zeal, And an immortal crown. 2 A cloud of witnesses around Hold thee in full survey ; Forget the steps already trod, And onward urge thy way.
Page 37 - THOU, that hear'st when sinners cry, Though all my crimes before thee lie, Behold them not with angry look, But blot their memory from thy book. 2 Create my nature pure within, And form my soul averse to sin ; Let thy good Spirit ne'er depart, Nor hide thy presence from my heart. 3 I cannot live without thy light, Cast out and banished from thy sight ; Thy holy joys, my God, restore, And guard me, that I fall no more.
Page 170 - If o'er my sins I think to draw The curtains of the night, Those flaming eyes that guard thy law, Would turn the shades to light.
Page 148 - LET children hear the mighty deeds Which God performed of old ; Which in our younger years we saw, And which our fathers told. 2 He bids us make his glories known, His works of power and grace ; And we'll convey his wonders down Through every rising race. 3 Our lips shall tell them to our sons, And they again to theirs, That generations yet unborn May teach them to their heirs. 4 Thus...
Page 153 - God of boundless might, The whole creation's King. 3 Let princes hear, let angels know How mean their natures seem, Those gods on high, and gods below, When once compar'd with him.
Page 161 - THAT the Lord would guide my ways To keep His statutes still ! O ! that my God would grant me grace To know and do His will...
Page 218 - A thousand ages in Thy sight Are like an evening gone ; Short as the watch that ends the night Before the rising sun. 5 Time, like an ever-rolling stream, Bears all its sons away ; They fly forgotten, as a dream Dies at the opening day...
Page 26 - Who mourn for sin with inward smart; The blood of Christ divinely flows, A healing balm for all their woes. 3 Blest are the meek who stand afar From rage and passion, noise and war; God will secure their happy state, And plead their cause against the great.

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