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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 ; 'T is 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.

PSALM 99. C. M.

From the cxxii. Psalm of David.
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 vouchsases to dwell.

PSALM, 100. C. M.

From the cxxiv. Psalm of David.
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,

PSALM 101. C. M.

From the cxxv. Psalm of Davido
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 proteet. 4 All those who walk in crooked paths.

The LORD shalt 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:

3 Supplies of life, with ease to them,

He on his saints bestows;
He crowns their labors with success,
Their nights with sase repose.

PSALM 103. C. M.

From the cxxviji. Psalm of David.
1 THE man is bless'd that fears the LORD,

Nor only worship pays,
But keeps his steps confined with care

To his appointed ways.
2 He shall upon the sweet returns

Of his own labor feed; Without dependence live, and see

His wishes all succeed. 3 Who fears the Lord shall prosper thus;

Him Sion's God shall bless, And grant him all his days to see Jerusalem's success.

PSALM 104. S. M.

From the cxxx. Psalm of David. 1 FROM lowest depths of wo

To God I sent my cry;
LORD, hear my supplicating voice,

And graciously reply.
2 Shouldst thou severely judge,

Who can the trial bear?
But thou forgiv'st, lest we despond,

And quite renounce thy fear. 3 My soul with patience waits

For thee, the living LORD;
My hopes are on thy promise built,

Thy never-failing word. 4 My longing eyes look out

For thy enliv’ning ray,
More duly than the morning watch

To spy the dawning day, 5 Let Israel trust in God,

No bounds his mercy knows; The plenteous source and spring from whence

Eternal succor flows:
6 Whose friendly streams to us

Supplies in want convey;
A healing spring, a spring to cleanse
And wash our guilt away.

PSALM 105. III. 1.

From the cxxxi. Psalm of David. ; I LORD, for ever at thy side

Let my place and portion be: Strip me of the robe of pride,

clothe me with humility.

2 Meekly may my soul receive

All ihy Spirit hath reveal'd;
Thou hast spoken-I believe,

Though the oracle be seal'd. 3 Humble as a little child,

Weaned from the mother's breast By no subtleties beguild,

On thy faithful word I rest, 4 Israel! now and evermore

In the LORD JEHOVAH trust; Him, in all his ways, adore,

Wise and wonderful, and just.

PSALM 106. C. M.

From the cxxxii. Psalm of David. 1 0, WITH due rev’rence, let us all

To God's abode repair;
And, prostrate at his footstool fall'n,

Pour out our humble prayer. 2 Arise, O LORD, and now possess

Thy constant place of rest; Be that, not only with thy ark,

But with thy presence bless'd. 3 Clothe thou thy priests with righteousness,

Make thou thy saints rejoice; And, for thy servant David's sake,

Hear thy anointed's voice. 4 Fair Sion does, in God's esteem, . .

All other seats excel;
His place of everlasting rest,

Where he desires to dwell.
5 Her store th’ Almighty will increase,

Her poor with plenty bless; Her saints shall shout for joy, her priests

His saving health confess.

PS. A LM 107. C. M,

From the cxxxjii. Psalm of David.
I HOW vast must their advantage be,

How great their pleasure prove,
Who live like brethren, and consent

In offices of love!
2 True love is like the precious oil,

Which, pour'd on Aaron's head,
Ran down his beard, and o'er his robes

Its costly fragrance shed.
3 ’T is like refreshing dew, which does

On Hermon's top distil;
Or like the early drops, that fall

On Sion's favor'd hill.

4 For Sion is the chosen seat

Where the Almighty King
The promised blessing has ordain'd,

And life's eternal spring.

PSALM 108. C. M.

From the cxxxiv. Psalm of David.
I BLESS God, ye servants, that attend

Upon his solemn state,
That in his temple's hallow'd courts

With humble rev’rence wait.
2 Within his house lift up your hands

And bless his holy Name:
From Sion bless thy Israel, LORD,

Who earth and heaven didst frame.

PSALM 109. C. M.

From the cxxxv. Psalm of David. 1 O PRAISE the Lord with one consent,

And magnify his Name;
Let all the servants of the LORD

His worthy praise proclaim.
2 Praise him all ye that in his house

Attend with constant care;
With those that to his outmost courts

With humble zeal repair.
3 For God his own peculiar choice

The sons of Jacob makes;
And Israel's offspring for his own

Most valued treasure takes.
4 That God is great, we often have

By glad experience found : And seen how he, with wondrous power,

Above all gods is crown'd. 5 For he, with unresisted strength,

Performs his sov'reign will, In heaven and earth, and wat'ry stores

That earth's deep caverns fill. 6 Their just returns of thanks to God

Let grateful Israel pay; Nor let anointed Aaron's race

To bless the LORD delay.
7 Their sense of his unbounded love

Let Levi's house express;
And let all those who fear the LORD,

His Name for ever bless. 8 Let all with thanks his wondrous works

In Sion's courts proclaim;
Let them in Salem, where he dwells,

Exalt his holy Name.

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