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FROM THE PSALMS OF DAVID.

PSALM 1. C. M.

From the i Psalm of David.
1 HOW blest is he, who ne'er consents

By ill advice to walk,
Nor stands in sinners' ways, nor sits

Where men profanely talk;
2 But makes the perfect law of God

His business and delight;
Devoutly reads therein by day,

And meditates by night.
3 Like some fair tree, which, fed by streams,

With timely fruit does bend,
He still shall flourish, and success

All his designs attend.
4 Ungodly men, and their attempts,

No lasting root shall find ;
Untimely blasted and dispersed

Like chaff before the wind.
5 Their guilt shall strike the wicked dumb

Before their Judge's face:
No formal hypocrite shall then

Among the saints have place.
6 For God approves the just man's ways;

To happiness they tend :
But sinners, and the paths they tread,
Shall both in ruin end.

PSALM 2. C. M.

From the ii. Psalm of David.
I THUS God declares his sovereign will :

“ The King that I ordain,
Whose throne is fix'd on Sion's hill,

Shall there securely reign."
2 Attend, O earth, whilst I declare

God's uncontroll'd decree: “ Thou art my Son; this day, my heir,

Have I begotten thee.
3 “Ask, and receive thy full demands;

Thine shall the Heathen be ;
The utmost limit of the lands

Shall be possess'd by thee."

4 Learn then, ye princes; and give ear,

Ye judges of the earth ;
Worship the LORD with holy fear ;

Rejoice with awful mirth.
5 Appease the Son with due respect,

Your timely homage pay :
Lest he revenge the bold neglect,

Incensed by your delay.
6 If but in part his anger rise,

Who can endure the flame ?
Then blest are they, whose hope relies
On his most holy Name.

PSALM 3. C. M.

From the iii. Psalm of David.
1 THOU, gracious God, art my defence;

On thee my hopes rely :
Thou art my glory, and shalt yet

Lift up my head on high.
2 Since whensoe'er, in my distress,

To God I made my prayer, He heard me from his holy hill ;

Why should I now despair ? 3 Guarded by him I lay me down

My sweet repose to take;
For I through him securely sleep,

Through him in safety wake. 4 Salvation to the Lord belongs ;

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5 So shall my heart o’erflow with joy,

More lasting and more true
Than theirs, who stores of corn and wine

Successively renew.
6 Then down in peace I 'll lay my head,

And take my needful rest ;
No other guard, O LORD, I crave,

Of thy defence possess'd.

PSALM 5. L. M.

From the v. Psalm of David.
1 REGARD my words, O gracious LORD

Accept my secret prayer;
To thee alone, my King, my God,

Will I for help repair.
2 Thou in the morn my voice shalt hear,

And, with the dawning day,
To thee devoutly I 'll look up,

To thee devoutly pray.
3 LORD, I within thy house will come,

In thy abundant grace;
And I will worship in thy fear,

Tow’rd thy most holy place.
4 Let those, O LORD, who trust in thee,

With shouts their joy proclaim:
Let them rejoice whom thou preserv'st,

And all that love thy name.
5 To righteous men, the righteous LORD

His blessing will extend;
And with his favor all his saints,
As with a shield, defend.

PSALM 6. S. M.

From the vi. Psalm of David. 1 IN mercy, not in wrath,

Rebuke me, gracious God!
Lest, if thy whole displeasure rise,

I sink beneath thy rod.
2 Touch'd by thy quick’ning power,

My load of guilt I feel :
The wounds thy Spirit hath unclosed,

O let that Spirit heal.
3 In trouble and in gloom,

Must I for ever mourn ?
And wilt thou not, at length, 0 6

In pitying love return ? 4 O come, ere life expire,

Send down thy power to save;
For who shall sing thy name in death,

Or praise thee in the grave ?

GOD,

5 Why should I doubt thy grace,

Or yield to dread despair ?
Thou wilt fulfil thy promised word,
And grant me all my prayer.

PSALM 7. C. M.

From the viii. Psalm of David.
1 0 THOU, to whom all creatures bow

Within this earthly frame,
Through all the world how great art thou !

How glorious is thy name!
2 In heaven thy wondrous acts are sung,

Nor fully reckon'd there;
And yet thou mak'st the infant tongue

Thy boundless praise declare. 3 When heaven, thy beauteous work on high, - ,

Employs my wond'ring sight;
The moon, that nightly rules the sky,

With stars of feebler light;
4 Oh, what is man, that, LORD, thou lov'st

To keep him in thy mind?
Or what his offspring, that thou prov'st

To them so wondrous kind ?
5 Him next in power thou didst create

To thy celestial train ;
Ordain'd with dignity and state,

O'er all thy works to reign.
6 They jointly own his powerful sway:

The beasts that prey or graze; The bird that wings its airy way;

The fish that cuts the seas.
7 0 Thou, to whom all creatures bow

Within this earthly frame,
Through all the world how great art thou !
How glorious is thy name!

PSALM 8. C. M.

From the ix. Psalm of David.
1 TO celebrate thy praise, O LORD,

I will my heart prepare ;
To all the list’ning world, thy works,

Thy wondrous works, declare.
2 The thought of them shall to my soul

Exalted pleasures bring ;
Whilst to thy name, O thou Most High,

Triumphant praise I sing.
3 The Lord for ever lives, who has

His righteous throne prepared, Impartial justice to dispense,

To punish or reward.

4 All those who have his goodness proved

Will in his truth confide;
Whose mercy ne'er forsook the man

That on his help relied.
5 Sing praises therefore to the LORD,

From Sion, his abode;
Proclaim his deeds, till all the world
Confess no other God.

PSALM 9. C. M.

From the xi. Psalm of David. 1 THE LORD a holy temple hath,

And righteous throne, above; Whence he surveys the sons of men,

And how their counsels move.
2 If God the righteous, whom he loves,

For trial does correct,
What must the sons of violence,

Whom he abhors, expect ?
3 Snares, fire, and brimstone, on their heads

Shall in one tempest shower; This dreadful mixture his revenge

Into their cup shall pour.
4 The righteous Lord will righteous deeds

With signal favor grace,
And to the upright man disclose
The brightness of his face.

PSALM 10. C. M.

From the xiii. Psalm of David.
1 HOW long wilt thou forget me, LORD?

Must I for ever mourn?
How long wilt thou withdraw from me,

Oh! never to return ?
2 O hear, and to my longing eyes

Restore thy wonted light, Dawn on my spirit, lest I sleep

In death's most gloomy night.
3 Since I have always placed my trust

Beneath thy mercy's wing,
Thy saving health will come; and then

My heart with joy shall spring.
4 Then shall my song, with praise inspired,

To thee, my Gon, ascend, Who to thy servant in distress Such bounty didst extend.

PSALM 11. L. M.

From the xiv. Psalm of David. 1 THE Lord look'd down from heaven's high tower,

And all the sons of men did view, To see if any own'd his power,

If any truth or justice knew ;

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