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{ 3 This man is like the wide-spread tree,

That strikes its root by river's side ;
His leaves, all green, no frost shall see,

His fruit and honors shall abide,
4 Th’ ungodly are not so, but like

The thresher's chaff or stubble light,
f Which strong winds in their fury strike,

And bear off quickly out of sight.
5 They cannot meet the Judge's eye:-

In heav'n above they have no home,

But, while the righteous dwell on high, р In dark abyss they find their doom.

ALLEX,

THIRD VERSION.-C. M. Dedham, Winter.

End of the Righteous and the Wicked.
1 BLEST is the man, that shuns the place,

Where sinners love to meet,
Who fears to tread their wicked ways,

And hates the scoffer's seat,
2 But in the statutes of the Lord

Has plac'd his chief delight;
By day he reads or hears the word,

And meditates by night.
mf 3 He, like a plant of gen'rous kind,

By living waters' side,
Safe from the storms and blasting wind,

Shall spread his branches wide.
--4 Green as the leaf, and fair and clear

Shall his profession shine,
While fruits of holiness appear,

Like clusters on the vine.
mp 5 Not so the impious and unjust ;-

What vain designs they form?
Their hopes are blown away like dust,

Or chaff, before the storm.
6 Sinners in judgment shall not stand

Among the sons of grace,
When Christ, the Judge, at his right hand
Appoints his saints a place.

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( 9 This man is like the wide-spread tree,

That strikes its root by river's side ;
His leaves, all green, no frost shall see,

His fruit and honors shall abide. 4 Th’ungodly are not so, but like

The thresher's chaff or stubble light, f Which strong winds in their fury strike,

7 His eye beholds the path, they tread,

His heart approves it well ; mp But crooked ways

of sinners lead Down to the gates of hell. FOURTH VER.-S. M. Bladensburg. Olmutz.

And bear off quickly out of sight. - 5 They cannot meet the Judge's eye:

In heav'n above they have no home,

But, while the righteous dwell on bigh, р In dark abyss they find their doom.

ALLET

The Saint happy, the Sinner miserable.
1 THE man is ever blest,
Who shuns the sinners' ways,
Who in their counsels doth not rest,

Nor takes the scorner's place:
2 But doth God's law survey

And study with delight,
Amidst the labors of the day,

And watches of the night.
mf 3 He, like a tree, shall thrive,

With waters near the root:
Fresh as the leaf his name shall live,

His works are heav'nly fruit.
mp 4 Not so th’ungodly race ;

They no such blessings find:
< Their hopes, like chatt' from threshing-place,

Shall fly before the wind.
Firth Version.-S. M. Boylston, Dover.

Blessedness of the Holy Man.
1 THAT man is blest alway,

Who shuns advice unmeet,
Who stands not in the sinner's way,

Nor sits in scorners' seat.
2 He reads God's word with awe,

And yet with pure delight;
Each day he meditates the law,

And ponders it at night.
mf 3 He's like the wide-branch'd tree,
That

grows by river's side ;
His

green leaf fadeless you may see,
His fruit comes in its tide.
mp 4 But sinners' doom deplore:

In the great judgment day
They'lî be like chaff of threshing floor,
By tempest borne away!

THIRD Version.-C. M. Dedham, Winter.

End of the Righteous and the Wicked. 1 BLEST is the man, that shuns the place,

Where sinners love to meet,
Who fears to tread their wicked ways,

And hates the scoffer's seat.
2 But in the statutes of the Lord

Has plac'd his chief delight;
By day he reads or hears the word,

And meditates by night.
mf 3 He, like a plant of gen'rous kind,

By living waters' side,
Safe from the storms and blasting wind,

Shall spread bis branches wide.
- 4 Green as the leaf, and fair and clear

Shall his profession shine,
While fruits of holiness appear,

Like clusters on the vine.
mp 5 Not so the impious and unjust ;-

What vain designs they form? Their hopes are blown away

like dust, Or chaff, before the storm. 6 Sinners in judgment shall not stand

Among the sons of grace, mf When Christ, the Judge, at his right hand

Appoints his saints a place.

WATTS.

ALLEN.

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Sixth Version.-7. Enfield. Wilson.

God's Servants blessed.
1 BLEST is he, whose prudent feet

Sinners' by-paths ne'er have known,
Blest, who in the scorner's seat

Ne’er with blasphemy sits down.
2 But who eagerly doth look,

With a pure and sweet delight,
Into God's most holy book,

Pond'ring truth both day and night. mf 3 He is like a spreading tree,

Planted by the river's side;
Ever green his leaf shall be,

And his fruit comes in its tide.
4 But God's foes shall feel his power:-

They are fruitless, fire-doom'd trees,
Or like chaff of threshing floor,

Borne away by swift-wing'd breeze. p 5 When the sleepers in the ground

Rise to judgment from the dust,
Sinners then shall not be found
Glad companions of the just.

ALLEN.

2. First VERSION.-L.M. Sherburne. Rockingham.

Christ triumphing over his Enemies.
1 WHY do God's enemies arise,

His holy kingdom to depress?
Why take proud counsel, and devise

Malignant plots of foolishness?
2 They say,-"Come, let us break his bands,

And his anointed Son oppose;"-
But He, who heav'n and earth commands,

Holds in derision all his foes.
3 The King on Zion's holy hill,

Unless they bow, will smite them down;
Their souls with anguish He will fill,

And meet them with terrific frown. f 4 Jesus shall reign, till all the world

Shall feel his blest and righteous sway,
Till tyrants from their seats are hurld,
And pagans cast their gods away.

Sixth Version.-75. Enfield. Wilson.

God's Servants blessed.
1 BLEST is he, whose prudent feet

Sinners' by-paths ne'er have known,
Blest, who in the scorner's seat

Ne'er with blasphemy sits down.
2 But who eagerly doth look,

With a pure and sweet delight,
Into God's most holy book,

Pond'ring truth both day and night. mf 3 He is like a spreading tree,

Planted by the river's side;
Ever green his leaf shall be,

And his fruit comes in its tide.
- 4 But God's foes shall feel his power:-

They are fruitless, fire-doom'd trees,
Or like chaff of threshing floor,

Borne away by swift-wingod breeze.
5 When the sleepers in the ground

Rise to judgment from the dust,
Sinners then shall not be found
Glad companions of the just.

p 5 Be wise now, therefore, O ye Kings;

Ye Chiefs and Judges, serve the Lord,
Lest, when the judgment-trumpet rings,

“Depart!" shall be your dooming word! allen. Second Version.-C. M. Marlow. Lutzen.

Christ exalted.
1 WHY did the nations join to slay
The Lord's anointed Son?
Why did they cast his laws away

And tread his gospel down?
2 The Lord, who sits above the skies,

Derides their rage below;
He speaks with vengeance in his eyes,

And strikes their spirits through.
3 "I call Him my eternal Son,

And raise Him from the dead;
I make my holy hill his throne,

And wide his kingdom spread.”
4 Be wise, ye Rulers of the earth,

Obey th anointed Lord ;
Adore the King of heav'nly birth,

And tremble at his word.
5 With humble love address his throne,

For, if He frown, ye die ;-
Those are secure, and those alone,
Who on his grace rely.
Tuird Version.—7s. Palmer. Rutland.

Vain Resistance to Christ.
1 LO, what tumult rises high!
Why do foolish nations rage?
Why do kings God's wrath defy?

Vain the contest, which they wage:-
mf "Quick his bands we'll break," they say,

"Quick his fetters cast away!”
– 2 God doth smile, as He looks down;

God their projects doth deride:
Soon their forces are o'erthrown,

By his wrath they're scatter'd wide:-
mf "Lo, my King a crown doth wear
On my hill of Zion fair!”

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ALLEN,

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2. First Version.-L.M. Sherburne, Rockingham.

Christ triumphing over his Enemies.
1 WHY do God's enemies arise,

His holy kingdom to depress?
Why take proud counsel, and devise

Malignant plots of foolishness?
2 They say,—"Come, let us break his bands,

And his anointed Son oppose;"?–
But He, who heav'n and earth commands,

Holds in derision all his foes.
3 The King on Zion's holy hill,

Unless they bow, will smite them down;
Their souls with anguish He will fill

,
And meet them with terrific frown.
[ 4 Jesus shall reign, till all the world

Shall feel his blest and righteous sway,
Till tyrants from their seats are hurld,
And nagans cast their gods away.

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ALLEN

3 “ This is my divine decree:

Thee, my Son, at my right hand
I have plac'd in majesty!
Ask of Me; at my command
Thou shalt' have for heritage

All earth's tribes from age to age!” 4 Kings below! submit, be wise

Judges of the earth! attend ;-
Him, who came down from the skies,

Rev'rence now ; before Him bend ; р

Lest He soon his wrath display,
And ye perish from the way!
Fourth Version.—88. 4. Palestine.

Christ's universal Kingdom.
1 UPRAIS’D on Zion's holy hill,

Jesus is high enthron’d in light;
His Kingdom all the earth shall fill,
His beams on heathen lands shine bright,

From Mercy's throne.
2 Be wise now, therefore, 0 ye Kings!

Be warn’d, ye Judges of the earth!
To God present pure offerings,
Extol his name with revèrent mirth,

With songs bow down.
3 The Gospel of his Son obey,

Lest soon his flaming wrath arise, р

And so ye perish from the way,
And lose the honors of the wise,-

A heav'nly Crown!
FIFTH VERSION.-H. M. Mandell. Stow.

Jesus the King of Zion.
1 ON Zion's holy hill

Jesus now reigneth King;
His truth the earth shall fill,
His praise through earth shall ring ;
For such is God's unchang'd decree,

And what He says will surely be!
% Why then do foes combine

His rightful bands to burst?
Though Kings and Judges join,
These foes shall die accurst ;

ALLEN.

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