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But heathen gods should ne'er be nam'd

Where our Jehovah's known. 5 O Zion trust the living God,

Serve him with faith and fear;
He makes thy courts his blest abode,
And claims his honours there.

PSALM 136. First Part. P. M. The wonders of Creation, Providence, and Redemption. 1

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VIVE thanks to God most high,

The universal Lord;
The sov'reign King of kings;

And be his grace ador'd. “ His pow'r and grace are still the same; " And let his name have endless praise.” 2 How mighty is his hand !

What wonders hath he done !
He form'd the earth and seas,
And spread the heav'ns alone.
“ Thy mercy, Lord, shall still endure ;
“ And ever sure abides thy word.”
3 His wisdom fram'd the sun,

To crown the day with light;
The moon and twinkling stars,

To cheer the darksome night. “ His pow'r and grace are still the same; “And let his name have endless praise." 4 He smote the first born sons,

The flow'r of Egypt, dead ;
And thence his chosen tribes

With joy and glory led.
“Thy mercy, Lord, shall still endure;
“And ever sure abides thy word.”
5 His pow'r and lifted rod

Cleft the Red Sea in two;

And for his people made

A wondrous passage through. “ His pow'r and grace are still the same; “ And let his name have endless praise." 6 But cruel Pharaoh there,

With ail his host he drown'd,
And brought his Israel safe

Thro' a long desert ground.
“ Thy mercy, Lord, shall still endure;
“ And ever sure abides thy word.”
7 The kings of Canaan fell

Beneath his dreadful hand ;
While his own servants took

Possession of their land. “ His pow'r and grace are still the same ; “ And let his name have endless praise." 8 He saw the nations lie All perishing in sin ; And pitied the sad state

The ruin'd world was in.
“ Thy mercy, Lord, shall still endure ;
“ And ever sure abides thy word.”
9 He sent his only Son

To save us from our woe,
From Satan, sin, and death,

And ev'ry hurtful foe. “ His pow'r and grace are still the same; “And let his name have endless praise.' 10 Give thanks aloud to God,

To God the heav'nly king ;
And let the spacious earth
His works and glories sing.
Thy mercy, Lord, shall still endure;
And ever sure abides thy word.”

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PSALM 136. Second Part. L. M.

Praise ye the Lord.
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LIVE to our God immortal praise ;

Mercy and truth are all his ways:
Give to the Lord of lords renown,

The King of kings with glory crown.
2 He built the earth, he spread the sky,

And fix'd the starry lights on high :
He fills the sun with morning light,

He bids the moon direct the night.
3. The Jews he freed from Pharaoh's hand,

And brought them to the promis'd land :
He saw the Gentiles dead in sin,
And felt his pity work within.
4. He sent his Son with pow'r to save

From guilt, and darkness, and the grave :
“Wonders of grace to God belong,

Repeat his mercies in your song.”
5 Thro' this vain world he guides our feet,

And leads us to his heav'nly seat :
“ His mercies ever shall endure,
<< When this vain world shall be no more."
PSALM 137. First Part. L, M.

The sorrows of Israel in captivity.
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BY Babel's stream the captives sate,

And wept for Zion's hapless fate :
Useless, their harps on willows hung,

While foes requir'd a sacred song.
2 With taunting voice, and scornful eye,

Sing us a song of heav'n,” they cry :
“ While foes deride our God, and King,
.“ How can we tune our harps or sing ?”
3 “ If Zion's woes our hearts forget,

" Or cease to mourn for Israel's fate,

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“Our hearts with hopeless sorrow break.” 4 “ Thou, ruin'd Salem, to our eyes

“ Each day, in sad remembrance rise ! • Should we e'er cease to feel thy wrongs,

“Lost be our joys, and mute our tongues. 5 “ Remember, Lord, proud Edom's sons,

“ Who cried, exulting at our groans, " While Salem trembled at her base,

“ Rase them : her deep foundations rase.” 6 While thus they sung, the mourners view'd

Their foes by Cyrus' arm subdu'd,
And saw his glory rise, who spread

Their streets, and fields, with hosts of dead. 7 Pleas'd, they foresaw, the blest decree,

That set their tribes from bondage free ;
Renew'd the temple, and restor'd
The sacred worship of the Lord.
PSALM 137. Second Part. L. M.

The church's complaint.
I LORD in those dark and dismal days,

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Proud enemies our path surround,

To level Zion with the ground.
2 Her sons, her worship, they deride,

And hiss thy word with tongues of pride; And cry, to insult our humble prayer,

“Where is your God, ye Christians, where ?" 3 Errors, and sins, and follies grow ;

Thy saints bow down in deepest woe :
Their love decays, their zeal is o'er ;

And thousands walk with Christ no more. 4 To happier days our bosoms turn;

Those days but teach us how to mourn:

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The God, who bade his mercy flow,

In wrath withdraws his blessing now.
5 The blessing from thy truth's withdrawn ;

Its quick’ning, saving influ'nce gone :
Unwarn’d, unwaken'd, sinners hear,

Nor see their awful danger near.
S6 In dews unseen, in scanty show'rs,

Thy Spirit sheds his healing pow'rs :
Thy thirsty ground is parch'd beneath,

And all is barrenness, and death.
E 7 Yet still, thy name be ever blest,

On thee our hope shall safely rest :
Zion her Saviour soon shall see

Array'd to set his Israel free.
8 Jesus, with vengeance arm'd, shall come

To crush his foes, and seal their doom ;
The mystic Bable wheim in dust,

Her pomp, her idols, pow'r and trust.
9 Then shall thy saints exult, and sing

The matchless glories of their King ; dars Nations before his altar bend,

And peace from realm to realm extend.
PSALM 137. Third Part. S. M.

Love to the church.
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The house of thine abode ;
The church our blest Redeemer say'd

With his own precious blood.

2 I love thy Church, O God ! :

Her walls before thee stand,
Dear as the apple of thine eye,

And graven on thy hand.

3 If e'er to bless thy sons 21

My voice, or hands deny,

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