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6 In vain shall Satan rage

Against a book divine, Where wrath and lightning guard the page,

Where beams of mercy shine.

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Watts. Paradise on Earth. 1 GLORY to God, that walks the sky,

And sends his blessings through,
That tells his saints of joys on high,

And gives a taste below. 2 When Christ, with all his graces crowned,

Sheds his kind beams abroad, 'Tis a young heaven on earthly ground,

And glory in the bud.
3 A blooming paradise of joy

In this wild desert springs,
And every sense I straight employ

On sweet, celestial things.
4 White lilies all around appear,

And each his glory shows;
The rose of Sharon blossoms here,

The fairest flower that blows.
5 But, ah! how soon my joys decay!

How soon my sins arise,
And snatch the heavenly scene away

From these lamenting eyes!
6 Up to the fields above the skies

My hasty feet would go;
There everlasting flowers arise,

And joys unwithering grow.

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Watts. Christ's Kingdom. Ps. 72. 1 JESUS shall reign where'er the sun

Does his successive journeys run;
His kingdom stretch from shore to shore,

Till moons shall wax and wane no more; 2 From north to south the princes meet,

To pay their homage at his feet;
And barbarous nations, at his word,

Submit, and bow, and own their Lord. 3 For him shall endless prayer be made,

And praises throng to crown his head ;
His name like sweet perfume shall rise

With every morning sacrifice;
4 People and realms of every tongue

Dwell on his love with sweetest song,
And infant voices shall proclaim

Their early blessings on his name.
5 Blessings abound where'er he reigns;

The prisoner leaps to loose his chains;
The weary find eternal rest,
And all the sons of want are blest.

6 Let every creature rise and bring

Peculiar honors to our King ;
Angels descend with songs again,
And earth repeat the loud Amen.

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WATTS. The Kingdom of Christ. Ps. 72, 1 GREAT God, whose universal sway

The known and unknown worlds obey,
Now give the kingdom to thy Son;

Extend his power, exalt his throne. 2 With power he vindicates the just,

And treads the oppressor in the dust ;
His worship and his fear shall last

Till hours, and years, and time, be past. 3 As rain on meadows newly mown,

So shall he send his influence down ;
His grace on fainting souls distils,

Like heavenly dew on thirsty hills. 4 The heathen lands, that lie beneath

The shades of overspreading death,
Revive at his first dawning light,

And deserts blossom at the sight.
5 The saints shall flourish in his days,

Dressed in the robes of joy and praise ;
Peace, like a river, from his throne
Shall flow to nations yet unknown.

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Watts. The God of the Gentiles. Ps. 96. 1 LET all the earth their voices raise, And sing the choicest psalm of praise, To sing

and bless Jehovah's name ; His glory let the heathens know, His wonders to the nations show,

And all his saving works proclaim.

2 He framed the globe ; he built the sky;
He made the shining worlds on high,

And reigns complete in glory there;
His beams are majesty and light ;
His beauties, how divinely bright!

His temple, how divinely fair!
3 Come, the great day, the glorious hour,
When earth shall feel his saving power,

And barbarous nations fear his name;
Then shall the race of man confess
The beauty of his holiness,

And in his courts his grace proclaim.

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DODDRIDGE.
The Glory of the Church in the latter Day. Is. lx. 1.
1 O ZION, tune thy voice,

And raise thy hands on high ;
Tell all the earth thy joys,
And boast salvation nigh.
Cheerful in God,

Arise and shine,

While rays divine
Stream all abroad.

2 He gilds thy mourning face

With beams that cannot fade ;
His all-resplendent grace
He pours around thy head.
The nations round

Thy form shall view,

With lustre new
Divinely crowned.

3 In honor to his name,

Reflect that sacred light,
And loud that grace proclaim,
Which makes thy darkness bright:
Pursue his praise,

Till sovereign love

In worlds above
The glory raise.

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DORDRINGE
The Triumph of Christ.
1 LOUD to the Prince of heaven

Your cheerful voices raise;
To him your vows be given,
And fill his courts with praise :
With conscious worth,

All clad in arms,

All bright in charms,
He sallies forth.

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2 Fair truth, and smiling love,

And injured righteousness,
In thy retinue move,
And seek from thee redress :
Thou in their cause

Shalt prosperous ride,

And far and wide

Dispense thy laws. 3 Before thine awful face

Millions of foes shall fall,
The captives of thy grace, -

That grace which conquers all :

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