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3 Surrounded by thy power I stand,
On every side I find thy hand:
Too dazzling bright sor mortal eye! 4 From thy all-seeing Spirit, LORD,
What hiding-place does earth afford ?
Or whither from thy presence run? 5 If up to heaven I take my flight,
'T is there thou dwell'st enthroned in light;
There also hast thou thine abode.
And fly beyond the western main;
I still should find thy guiding hand. 7 Or, should I try to shun thy sight
Beneath the sable wings of night,
Would kindle darkness into day. 8 The veil of night is no disguise,
No screen from thy all-searching eyes ;
As in the blazing noon of day.
Mv reins and every vital part:
A work of such a wondrous frame. 10 Let me acknowledge too, O God,
That since this maze of life I trod,
The power of numbers to recount. 11 Far sooner could I reckon o'er
The sands upon the ocean's shore;
I find th' account but new begun.
If mischief lurk in any part;
PSALM 114. C. M.
From the cxli. Psalm of David.
Like morning incense rise;
As ev’ning sacrifice.
And let a constant guard
With wary silence barra.
1 LORD, hear my prayer, and to my cry
Thy wonted audience lend;
A gracious answer send.
Thy servant to be tried ;
Can e'er be justified.
I servently stretch out;
Like land oppress'd with drought. 4 Hear me with speed, my spirit fails;
Thy face no longer bide,
That in the grave reside.
Whose trust on thee depends;
My soul to thee ascends.
Preserve and set me free; A safe retreat, a hiding place,
My soul implores from thee.
Instruct me to obey ;
My soul in thy right way.
Revive my drooping heart;
Thy saving health impart.
PSALM 116. L. M.
From the cxliv. Psalın of David. 1 LORD, what's in man, that thou should'st love
Of him such tender care to take ? What in his offspring could thee move
Such great account of him to make ?
2 The life of man does quickly fade,
His thoughts but empty are and vain,
Of whose short stay no signs remain. 3 To thee, almighty King of kings,
In new-made hymns my voice I 'll raise; And instruments of many strings
Shall help me to adore and praise.
1 THEE I will bless, my God and King,
Thy endless praise proclaim; This tribute daily I will bring,
And ever bless thy Name.
And highly to be praised;
Above our knowledge raised.
To future time extends;
And wondrous works express,
And thy great power confess.
They shall with joy proclaim; Thy truth of all their grateful songs
Shall be the constant theme.
His pity still supplies ;
His willing mercy flies.
To all thy works express'd; These show thy praise, whilst thy great Name
Is by thy servants bless'd.
Shall of thy kingdom speak;
Their lofty subject make.
Shall thus to all be known;
1 The LORD does them support that fall,
And makes the prostrate rise;
Who timely food supplies.
With open hand he gives;
Of every thing that lives.
How righteous all his ways!
For his assistance prays!
Who him with fear adore;
When they his aid implore.
Whom grateful love employs;
In justice he destroys.
Shall still advance his fame;
For ever bless his Name.
1 GOD, my King, thy might confessing,
Ever will I bless thy Name;
Still will I thy praise proclaim 2 Honor great our God befitteth;
Who his majesty can reach?
Age to age his power shall teach. 3 They shall talk of all thy glory,
On thy might and greatness dwell,
And thy deeds of wonder tell.
Works by love and mercy wrought;
Works of mercy passing thought.
5 Full of kindness and compassion,
Slow to anger, vast in love,
All his works his goodness prove. 6 All thy works, O LORD, shall bless thee,
Thee shall all thy saints adore;
And proclaim thy sov'reign power. 7 They thy might, all might excelling,
Shall to all mankind make known;
And the glories of thy throne. 8 Ever, God of endless praises,
Shall thy royal might remain;
Ever lasts thy righteous reign.
He sustains the bow'd and bent;
Fix'd on thee, its nourishment. 10 Thou to all, great God of nature,
Giv'st in season due their food;
Satisfiest still with good. 11 God is just in all he doeth,
Kind is he in all his ways;
When a faithful servant prays. 12 Who sincerely seek and fear him,
He to them their wish will give;
He will hear them, and relieve. 13 From Jehovah all who prize him
Shall his saving health enjoy ;
He will in their sin destroy. 14 Still, JEHOVAH, thee confessing,
Shall my tongue thy praise proclaim; And may all mankind with blessing Ever hail thy holy Name.
PSALM 119. C. M.
From the cxlvi. Psalm of David. 1 O PRAISE the LORD, and thou, my soul,
For ever bless his Name:
My constant praise shall claim. 2 On princes, on the sons of men,
Let none for aid rely;
And all their counsels die.