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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 cxxviii. 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. ; 1 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 thy 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. 10, 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.

PSALM 107. C. M,

From the cxxxiii. Psalm of Davide | 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.
1 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 list 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.

PSALM 110. II. 4.

From the CXXXVI. Psalm of David
1 TO God, the mighty LORD,

Your joyful thanks repeat;
To him due praise afford,
As good as he is great :
For God does prove

Our constant friend;
His boundless love

Shall never end.
2 To him, whose wondrous power

All other gods obey,
Whom earthly kings adore,
Your grateful homage pay:

For God &c.
3 By his almighty hand

Amazing works are wrought;
The heavens by his command
Were to perfection brought:

For God &c.
4 He spread the ocean round

About the spacious land;
And bade the rising ground
Above the waters stand:

For God &c.
5 By him the heavens display

Their num’rous hosts of light,
The sun to rule by day,
The moon and stars, by night:

For God &c.
6 He, in our depth of woes,

On us with favor thought;
And from our cruel foes
In peace and safety brought:

For God &c.
7 He does the food supply

On which all creatures live:
To God, who reigns on high,
Eternal praises give:
For God will prove

Our constant friend ;
His boundless love

Shall never end,

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PSALM 111. L. M.

From the cxxxvii. Psalm of David
1 WHEN we, our weary limbs to rest,

Sat down by proud Euphrates' stream,
We wept, with doleful thoughts oppress'd,
And Sion was our mournful theme.

2 Our harps, that, when with joy we sung,

Were wont their tuneful parts to bear, With silent strings neglected hung

On willow trees that wither'd there. 3 0 Salem, our once happy seat,

When I of thee forgetful prove, Let then my trembling hand forget

The speaking strings with art to move ! 4 If I to mention forbear,

Perpetual silence be my doom; Or if my chiefest joy compare

With thee, Jerusalem, my home!

PSALM 112. C. M.

From the cxxxviii. Psalm of David. 1 WITH my whole heart, my God and King,

Thy praise I will proclaim; Before the mighty I will sing,

And bless thy holy Name.
2 I'll worship at thy sacred seat,

And, with thy love inspired,
The praises of thy truth repeat,

O'er all thy works admired.
3 Thou graciously inclin’dst thine ear,

When I to thee did cry;
And, when my soul was press'd with fear,

Didst inward strength supply.
4 For God, although enthroned on high,

Does thence the poor respect; The proud, far off, his scornful eye

Beholds with just neglect.
5 Though I with troubles am oppress'd,

He shall my foes disarın,
Relieve my soul when most distress'd,

And keep me safe from harm.
6 The LORD, whose mercies ever last,

Shall fix my happy state; And, mindful of his favors past,

Shall his own work complete.

PSALM 113. L. M.

From the cxxxix. Psalm of David: | THOU, LORD, by strictest search hast known

My rising up and lying down;
My secret thoughts are known to thee,

Known long before conceived by me. 2 Thine eye my bed and path surveys,

My public haunts and private ways:
Thou know'st what 't is my lips would vent,
My yet unutter'd words intent.

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