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Mercy and truth forever stand, Like heaven, establish'd by his hand. 2 Thus to his Son he sware, and said, "With thee my cov'nant first is made; In thee shall dying sinners live;
'Glory and grace are thine to give.
3 "Be thou my Prophet, thou my Priest; Thy children shall be ever blest;
"Thou art my chosen King; thy throne "Shall stand eternal, like my own.
4 "There's none of all my sons above "So much my image or my love;
Celestial powers thy subjects are: Then what can earth to thee compare! 5"David, my servant, whom I chose, "To guard my flock, to crush my foes, "And rais'd him to the Jewish throne, "Was but a shadow of my Son."
6 Now let the church rejoice and sing
PSALM 89.-1st Part. C. M. [b]
never ceasing songs shall show The mercies of the Lord;
And make succeeding ages know
How faithful is his word.
2 The sacred truths his lips pronounce
And if he speak a promise once,
3 How long the race of David held
His seed forever shall possess
5 Lord God of Hosts, thy wondrous ways Are sung by saints above;
And saints on earth their honours raise
PSALM 89.-2d Part.
C. M. [*]
Ver. 7, &c. The power and majesty of God; or, reverential worship.
Wand bow before the Lord:
ITH reverence let the saints appear,
His high commands with reverence hear,
2 How terrible thy glories be!
How bright thine armies shine!
3 The northern pole and southern rest
Thy words the raging winds control,
5 Heaven, earth, and air, and sea are thine, And the dark world of hell:
How did thy arm in vengeance shire,
6 Justice and judgment are thy throne,
While truth and mercy, join'd in one,
PSALM 89.-3d Part. C. M. [*]
1 OLEST are the souls that hear and know
The gospel's joyful sound;
Peace shall attend the paths they go,
3 The Lord, our glory and defence,
PSALM 89.-4th Part. C. M. [b] Ver. 19, &c. Christ's mediatorial kingdom or, his divine and human nature.
EAR what the Lord in vision said,
"Sinners, behold your help is laid
2 "Behold the man my wisdom chose
"Among your mortal race, "His head my holy oil o'erflows, "The spirit of my grace.
"High shall he reign on David's throne, My people's better King;
"My arm shall beat his rivals down, "And still new subjects bring.
"My truth shall guard him in his way, "With mercy by his side,
"While in my name, through earth and se "He shall in triumph ride.
"Me for his Father and his God
"He shall forever own,
"Call me his rock, his high abode, "And I'll support my Son.
6 "My first-born Son, array'd in grace, "At my right hand shall sit; "Beneath him angels know their place, "And monarchs at his feet.
"My covenant stands forever fast;
My promises are strong;
"Firm as the heavens his throne shall last, "His seed endure as long."
PSALM 89.-5th Part. C. M. [b] Ver. 30, &c. The covenant of grace unchang able; or, afflictions without rejection.
ET (saith the Lord) if David's race, "The children of iny Son,
"Should break my laws, abuse my grace.
2 "Their sins I'll visit with the rod,
8" My covenant will ne'er revoke,
"And what eternal love hath spoke, "Eternal truth shall bind.
"Once have I sworn, (I need no more)
"To seal the sacred promise sure
5 The sun shall see his offspring rise,
"Sure as the moon, that rules the night,
PSALM 89.-2d Part. C. M. [b]
EMEMBER, 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 Besh and sense repine and cry, "Must death forever rage and reign? Or hast thou made mankind in vain ? 8 "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. ▲ 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.