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4 With favor, LORD, look down on me,

Who thy relief implore;
As thou art wont to visit those

Who thy blest Name adore.
5 Directed by thy heavenly word

Let all my footsteps be; Nor wickedness of any kind

Dominion have o'er me, 6 On me, devoted to thy fear,

LORD, make thy face to shine: Thy statutes both to know and keep My heart with zeal incline,

1 Thou art the righteous Judge, in whom

Wrong'd innocence may trust;
And, like thyself, thy judgments, LORD,

In all respects are just.
2 Most just and true those statutes were

Which thou didst first decree; And all with faithfulness perform'd

Succeeding times shall see, 3 Lord! each neglected word of thine,

Howe'er by men despised, Is pure, and for eternal truth

By me, thy servant, prized.
4 Thy righteousness shall then endure

When time itself is past;
Thy law is truth itself, that truth

Which shall for ever last. 5 Though trouble, anguish, doubts and dread,

To compass me unite;
Beset with danger, still I make

Thy precepts my delight, 6 Eternal and unerring rules

Thy testimonies give:
Teach me the wisdorn that will make
My soul for ever live.

I With my whole heart to God I call'd

LORD, hear my earnest cry;
And I thy statutes to perform

Will all my care apply,
2 Again more fervently I pray'd

O save me, that I may
Thy testimonies fully know,

And steadfastly obey.
3 My earlier prayer the dawning day

Prevented, while I cried
To him upon whose faithful word

My hope alone relied.


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4 LORD, hear my supplicating voice,

And wonted favor show;
O quicken me, and so approve

Thy judgments ever true.
5 Concerning thy divine commands

My soul has known, of old
That they were true, and shall their truth

To endless ages hold.

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1 CONSIDER my affliction, LORD,

And me from bondage draw; Think on thy servant in distress,

Who ne'er forgets thy law.
2 Defend my cause, and me to save

Thy timely aid afford;
With beams of mercy quicken me,

According to thy word.
3 From harden'd sinners thou remov'st

Salvation far away; 'T is just thou should'st withdraw from them

Who from thy statutes stray. 4 Since great thy tender mercies are

To all who thee adore; According to thy judgments, LORD,

My fainting hopes restore.
5 Consider, O my gracious God,

How I thy precepts love;
O therefore quicken me with beams

Of mercy from above.
6 As from the birth of time thy truth

Has held through ages past,
So shall thy righteous judgments firm

To endless ages last.

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1 To my request and earnest cry

Attend, O gracious LORD;
Inspire my heart with heavenly skill,

According to thy word.
2 Let my repeated prayer at last

Before thy throne appear; According to thy plighted word,

For iny relief draw near.
3 Then shall my grateful lips return

The tribute of their praise,
When thou thy counsels hast reveald,

And taught me thy just ways.
4 My tongue the praises of thy word

Shall thankfully resound;
For thy commands are right, thy laws

With truth and justice crown'd. 5 Let thy almighty arm appear,

And bring me timely aid;
For I the laws thou hast ordain'd

My heart's free choice have made, 6 My soul has waited long to see

Thy saving grace restored ;
Nor comfort knew, but what thy laws,

Thy heavenly laws afford.
7 Prolong my life, that I may sing

My great Restorer's praise;
Whose justice, from the depths of wo,

My fainting soul shall raise. 8 Though like a sheep that's lost I've stray'd,

And from thy ways declined,
Do thou, O LORD, thy servant seek,

Who keeps thy laws in mind.

PSALM 98. C. M.

From the cxxi. Psalm of David. 1 TO Sion's hill I lift my eyes,

From thence expecting aid;
From Sion's hill and Sion's God,

Who heaven and earth has made.

2 He will not let thy foot be moved,

Thy guardian will not sleep;
Behold, the God who slumbers not

Will favor'd Israel keep. 3 Shelter'd beneath th' ALMIGHTY's wings,

Thou shalt securely rest,
Where neither sun nör moon shall thee

By day or night molest.
4 From common accidents of life

The LORD shall guard thee still; 'Tis even he that shall preserve

Thy soul from every ill.
5 At home, abroad, in peace, in war,

Thy God shall thee defend;
Conduct thee through life's pilgrimage,

Safe to thy journey's end.

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1 O’T WAS a joyful sound, to hear

Our tribes devoutly say,
Up, Israel, to the temple haste,

And keep your festal day!
2 At Salem's courts we must appear,

With our assembled powers,
In strong and beauteous order ranged

Like her united towers.
3 'T is thither, by divine command,

The tribes of God repair,
Before his ark to celebrate

His Name with praise and prayer. 4 O, ever pray for Salem's peace;

For they shall prosp’rous be,
Thou holy city of our God,

Who bear true love to thee.
5 May peace within thy sacred walls

A constant guest be found;
With plenty and prosperity

Thy palaces be crown'd. 6 For my dear brethren's sake, and friends

No less than brethren dear,
I'll pray-May peace in Salem's towers

A constant guest appear.
7 But most of all I 'll seek thy good,

And ever wish thee well,
For Sion and the temple's sake,

Where God vouchsafes to dwell.

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1 HAD not the LORD, may Israel say,

On Israel's side engaged,
The foe had quickly swallow'd us,

So furiously he raged,
2 Had not the Lord himself vouchsafed

To check his fierce control, The adversary's dreary flood

Had overwhelm'd our soul,
3 But praised be our eternal LORD,

Who left us not his prey ;
The snare is broke, his rage disarm’d,

And we again are free,
4 Secure in God's almighty Name

Our confidence remains; The God who made both heaven and earth

Of both sole monarch reigns,

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I WHO place on Sion's God their trust

Like Sion's rock shall stand ; Like her immoveably be fix'd

By his almighty hand.
2 Look how the hills on every side

Jerusalem enclose ;
So stands the LORD around his saints,

To guard them from their foes.
3 Be good, O righteous God, to those

Who righteous deeds affect ; The heart that innocence retains

Let innocence protect.
4 All those who walk in crooked paths,

The Lord shall soon destroy ;
Cut off th' unjust, but crown the saints

With lasting peace and joy.

PSALM 102. C. M.

From the cxxvii. Psalm of David.
I WE build with fruitless cost, unless.

The Lord the pile sustain;
Unless the LORD the city keep,

The watchman wakes in vain. 2 In vain we rise before the day,

And late to rest repair, Allow no respite to our toil,

And eat the bread of care:

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