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From the Scotch Psalter, 1635.

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XVI. (II.) L ORD, keep me, for I trust in Thee;

Be Thou my Guard and Guide : Securely may I walk or rest,

If Thou art at my side. Thou art my portion, Lord, from Thee

My cup with joy o'erflows:
The safety of my guarded home

Thy strong defence bestows.
My soul shall ever bless the Lord,

Whose precepts give me light; Whose warnings fill my silent thought

In watches of the night.
Before me, wheresoe'er I walk,

I still behold Him near;
While He upholds each step I tread,

No danger will I fear.
Thou wilt not leave my soul in hell,

Where darkness has the power ;
Nor doom Thy Holy One to feel

Corruption's mortal hour.
The path of endless life and light

Thy mercy shall make known,
And bid me taste the joy that beams

From Thy eternal throne.

Thou, Lord, when I resign my breath,

My soul from hell shalt free; Nor let Thy Holy One in death

The least corruption see.

Thou shalt the paths of life display,

That to Thy presence lead ; Where pleasures dwell without allay, And joys that never fade.

T. STANLEY. Died, 1786. Harmonized by R. Janes, Organist of

Ely Cathedral, 1856.


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1.-(1, 2, 3. 6.)

N. V. No change of times shall ever shock

To Thee I will address my prayer, My firm affection, Lord, to Thee : To whom all praise we justly owe; For Thou hast always been my rock, So shall I, by Thy watchful care, A fortress and defence to me.

Be guarded from my treach'rous foe. Thou my deliv'rer art, my God,

To heaven I made my mournful prayer, My trust is in Thy mighty power :

To God address'd my humble moan; Thou art my shield from foes abroad, Who graciously inclined His ear, At home my safeguard and my tower. And heard me from His lofty throne.

+ St. Ann's. C. M.

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II.-(9, 10. 30.) THE Lord descended from above

And bow'd the heavens high ; And underneath His feet He cast

The darkness of the sky:
On Cherubs and on Cherubims

Full royally He rode,
And on the wings of mighty winds

Came flying all abroad. For who is God, except the Lord ?

For other there is none : Or else who is omnipotent,

Saving our God alone ?

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I.--(1, 2, 3, 4.)

N. V.
HE heavens declare Thy Glory, Lord,

Which that alone can fill;
The firmament and stars express

Their great Creator's skill.
The dawn of each returning day

Fresh beams of knowledge brings;
And from the dark returns of night

Divine instruction springs.
Their powerful language to no realm

Or region is confined ;
'Tis nature's voice, and understood

Alike by all mankind.
Their doctrine does its sacred sense

Through earth's extent display;
Whose bright contents the circling sun

Does round the world convey.

t TALLIS. C. M. (Ordination Hymn.)

Thos. TALLIS. About 1565.

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II.—(7, 8. 13, 14.)
YOD'S perfect law converts the soul, ,

; With sacred wisdom His sure Word

The ignorant inspires.
The statutes of the Lord are just,

And bring sincere delight;
His pure commands, in search of truth,

Assist the feeblest sight.
Let no presumptuous sin, O Lord,

Dominion have o'er me;
That, by Thy grace preserved, I may

The great transgression flee.
So shall my prayer and praises be
With Thy

acceptance bless'd ; And I, secure on Thy defence,

My strength and Saviour, rest.

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