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1. When man, I see, grows bold in sin,
My heart may well advise,
That there's no true religious fear
Of God, before his eyes.
2. Himself he flatters with deceit,
And thinks himself approved;
Until, at length, he's sadly forced
To hate the crimes he loved.
3. The words are mischief and deceit
Which from his mouth proceed;
Wisdom is banished from his heart,
And goodness from his deed.
4. In bad designs, while on his bed,
He wastes his waking time;
Himself he hardens in his sins,
Nor sticks at any crime.
5. Thy mercy, Lord, from heaven shines,
And spares the guilty blood;
Thy faithfulness above the clouds,
And makes thy promise good.
6. Thy justice, like the mounts of God,
Stands firm, and ne'er decreased;
Thy judgments are unfathomed depths,
Thou, Lord, sav'st man and beast.
7. O God, how excellent's thy grace!
How unconfined it flows!
Therefore, in shadow of thy wings,
Men's sons their trust repose.
8. They, with the fatness of thy house,
Shall fully be supplied;
And drink immortal joys, at streams
Which from thy favor glide.
9. Thou art the fountain of our life,
All richly flows from thee;
We in thy face's gracious light,
An heavenly light shall see.
10. The wonders of thy love to them
That know thee, still impart;
And let thy faithfulness extend,
To all, upright in heart.
11. Let not the foot of haughty foes,
Against me fatal prove;
Nor all the force of wicked hands,
Me, from my hopes, remove.
12. Lo! there the workers of deceit
Are fallen before our eyes;
Down are they thrust, deprived of power,
For ever more, to rise.
John Barnard, born in Boston, Nov. 6, 1681; in 1752 made a version of psalms with the music; settled at Marblehead; introduced new music ther; died Jan 14, 1770, aged 89.
A Dictionary of Musical Information by John W. Moore, Boston: Oliver, Ditson & Company, 1876
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