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9 Erect your heads, ye gates; unfold

PSALM 21.

C. M In state to entertain

From the xxvi. Pralm of David. The King of glory: see! he comes

I JUDGE me, O LORD, for I the paths With all his shining train.

Of righteousness have trod; 10 Who is the King of glory? who? I shall not fail, who all my trust The LORD of hosts renown'd;

Repose on thee, my God. of glory he alone is King,

2 I'll wash my hands in innocence, Who is with glory crown'd.

And round thine altar go;

Pour the glad hymn of triumph thence,
PSALM 20. S. M.

And therice thy wonders show.
From the xxv. Psalm of David.

3 My thanks I'll publish there, and tel TO GOD, in whom I trust,

How thy renown excels; I lift my heart and voice;

That seat affords me most delight, O let me not be put to shame,

In which thine honor dwells. Nor let thy foes rejoice.

PSALM 22.

C. M. 2 Those who on thee rely,

From the xxvii. Psalm of David. Let no disgrace attend;

1 WHOM should I fear, since God to the Be that the shameful lot of such As wilfully offend.

Is saving health and light?

Since strongly he my life supports, 3 To me thy truh impart,

What can my soul affright? And lead me in thy way,

2 Henceforth within his house to dwell For thou art he that brings me help ; I earnestly desire; On thee I wait all day.

His wondrous beauty there to view, 4 Thy mercies and thy love,

And of his will inquire. O LORD, recall to mind

3 For there I may with comfort rest, And graciously continue still,

In times of deep distress; As thou wert ever, kind.

And safe, as on a rock, abide

In that secure recess. 5 Let all my youthful crimes Be blotted out by thee ;

4 When us to seek thy glorious face And, for thy wondrous goodness' sake

Thou kindly dost advise;"

“ Thy glorious face I'll always seek,” In mercy think on me.

My grateful heart replies. 6 His mercy and his truth

5 Then hide not thou thy face, O LORA The righteous LORD displays,

Nor me in wrath reject;
In bringing wand'ring sinners home, My God and Saviour, leave not him
And teaching them his ways.

Thou didst so oft protect. 7 He those in justice guides

6 Though all of nearest earthly ties Who his direction seek;

Me, in my wo, forsake, And in his sacred paths shall lead

Yet thou, whose love excels them all, The humble and the meek.

Wilt care and pity take.

7 Instruct me in thy paths, O LORD, 8 Through all the ways of God Buth truth and mercy shine,

My ways directly guide;

Lest sinful men, who watch my steps, To such as with religious hearts,

Should see nie tread aside. To his blest will incline.

8 I trusted that my future life 9 Since mercy is the grace

Should with thy love be crown'd; That ajost exalts thy fame

Or else my fainting soul had sunk, Forgive my heinous sin, O LORD,

With sorrow compassid round. And so advance thy name.

9 God's time with patient faith expect, 10 Whoe'er with humble fear,

Who will inspire thy breast To God his duty pays,

With inward strength : do thou thy part, Shall find the LORD a faithful guide,

And leave to him the rest. In all his righteous ways.

• Extract from the Journal of the General Con11 For God to all his saints

vention, 1832. His secret will imparts,

"4 Resolved, As the sense and declaration And does his gracious covenant write

of this Convention, that so much of the rubrics In their obedient hearts.

in the form of consecration of a churela or

chapel as requires the singing of Psalm 2 12 To Israel's chosen race

verses 6, 7, and 8,' will hereafter be dnly complied Continue ever kind;

with by singing verses 2 and 3. in the selection And, in the midst of all their wants,

from the 26th Psalm, included in the Palms in Let them thy succor find.

Metre authorized by these resolutions to be sed forth."

PSALM 2

C. M,

PSALM 26. S. M From the xxviii. Psalm of David.

From the xxxi. Pealm of David.
I ADORED for ever be the LORD; 1 DEFEND me, LORD, from shame,
His praise I will resound,

For still I trust in thee;
From whom the cries of niy distress As just and righteous is thy Name,
A gracious answer found.

From danger set me free.
2 He is my strength and shield ; my heart 2 Bow down thy gracious ear,
Has trusted in his Name;

And speedy succor send;
And now relieved, my heart, with joy, Do thou my teadfast ruck appear,
His praises shall proclaim.

To shelter and defend.
9 The LORD, the everlasting God,
Is my defence and rock,

3 To thee, the God of truth, The saving health, the saving strength,

My life and all that's mine, Of his anointed flock.

(For thou preservist me from my youth,)

I willingly resign. 4 O save and bless thy people, LORD, Thy heritage preserve ;

4 My hope, my steadfast trust, Feed, strengthen, and support their hearts, That thou, my God, art good and just.

I on thy help repose :
That they may never swerve.

My soul with comfort knows.
PSALM 24. L. M. 5 Whate er events betide,
From the xxix. Psalm of David.

Thy wisdoin times them all;

Then, LORD, thy servant safely hide 1 YE that in might and power excel,

From those that seek his fall.
Your grateful sacrifice prepare;
God's glorious actions loudly tell,

6 The brightness of thy face His wondrous power to all declare.

To me, 0 LORD, disclose;

And, as thy mercies stiil increase, 2 To his great Name fresh altars raise ; Preserve me from iny fues.

Devoutly due respect afford; Him in his holy temple praise,

7 How great thy mercies are Where he's with solemn state adored.

To such as fear thy name, 8 'T is he that, with amazing noise,

Which thou, for those that trust thy care,

Dost to the world proclaiın'
The watery clouds in sunder breaks i
The ocean trembles at his voice,

8 O all ye saints, the LORD When be from heaven in thunder speaks. With eager love pursue; 4 How full of power his voice appears!

Who to the just will help afford With what majestic terror crown'd!

And give the proud their due. Which from their roots tall cedars tears,

9 Ye that on God rely, And strews their scatter'd branches round.

Courageously proceed;
5 God rules the angry floods on high ; For he will still your hearts supply

His boundless sway shall never cease ; With strength in time of need.
His saints with strength he will supply,
And bless his own with constant peace,

PSALM 27.

L. M.
PSALM 25. C. M.

From the xxxii. Pealm of David.
From the xxx. Psalm of David.

1 HE 's blest, whose sins have pardon

gain'd, 1 IN my distress to God I cried,

No more in judgment to appear; Who kindly did relieve,

Whose guilt remission has obtain'd, And from the grave's expecting mouth And whose repentance is sincere. My hopeless life retrieve.

2 No sooner I my wound disclosed, 2 0 to his courts, ye saints of his,

The guilt that tortured me within,
With songs of praise repair;

But thy forgiveness interposed,
With me commemorate his truth,
And providential care.

And mercy's healing balın pour'd in. 3 His wrath has but a moment's reign,

3 Sorrows on sorrows multiplied, His favor no decay;

The harden'd sinner shall confound The night of grief is recompensed

But them who in His truth confide, With joy's returning day.

Blessings of mercy shall surround. 4 Therefore, O LORD, ! 'll gladly sing 4 His saints, that have perform'd his laws Thy praise in grateful verse;

Their life in triumph shall employ; And, as thy favors endless are,

Let them, as they alone have cause, Thy endless praise rehearse.

Ia grateful raptures shout for joy

PSALM 28.

15 O make but trial of his love, From the xxxiii. Psalm of David.

Experience will decide

How blest they are, and only they,
PART I. C. M.

Who in his truth confide.
1 LET all the just to God, with joy,
Their cheerful voices raise;

6 Fear himn, ye saints; and you will then

Have nothing else to fear: For weil the righteous it becomes

Make you his service your delight, To sing glad songs of praise.

Your wants shall be his care.
2 Let harps, and psalteries, and lutes,
In joyful concert meet;

PART II. C. M.
And new-made songs of loud applause
The harmony complete.

1 APPROACH, ye children of the LORD,

And my instruction hear; 3 For faithful is the word of God; I'll teach you the true discipline His works with truth abound;

of his religious fear. He justice loves; and all the earth

2 Let him who length of life desires, Is with his goodness crown'd.

And prosp'rous days 'would see, 4 By his almighty word at first,

From sland'ring language keep his tongue The heavenly arch was reard;

His lips from falsehood free;
And all the beauteous hosts of light 3 The crooked paths of vice decline,
At his command appear’d.

And virtue's ways pursue
5 Let earth, and all that dwell therein, Establish peace, where 't is begun;
Before bim trembling stand;

And where 't is lost, renew, For, when he spake the word, 't was made, 4 The Lord from heaven beholds the just 'T was fix'd at his cominand.

With favorable eyes;
PART II. C. M.

And, when distress'd, his gracious ear

Is open to their cries; | WHATE'ER the mighty LORD decrees, Shall stand for ever sure;

5 But turns his wrathful look on those

Whom mercy can't recaim,
The settled purpose of his heart
To ages shall endure.

To cut them off, and from the earth

Blot out their evil name. 2 How happy then are they, to whom The LORD for God is known!

6 Deliv'rance to his saints he gives Whom he from all the world besides,

When his relief they crave; Has chosen for his own.

He's nigh to heal the broken heart, 3 Our soul on God with patience waits;

And contrite spirit save. Our help and shield is he;

7 Great troubles may afflict the just, Then, Lord, let still our hearts rejoice,

Yet God will save them still; Because we trust in thee.

The righteous he will keep from harm, 4 The riches of thy mercy, LORD,

And guard from every ill. Do thou to us extend;

8 The wicked, from their wickedness, Since we, for all we want or wish,

Their ruin shall derive: On thee alone depend.

Whilst righteous men, whom they detest,

Shall them and their's survive. 7 PSALM 29.

9 For God preserves the souls of those From the xxxiv. Psalm of David.

Who on his tru:h depend;
PART I. C. M,

To them, and their posterity, 1 THROUGH all the changing scenes of

His blessing shall descend. lite, In trouble and in joy,

PSALM 30.

L. M. The praises of my God shall still

From the xxxvi. Psalm of David. My heart and tongue emplog.

1 O LORD, thy mercy, my sure hope, 2 of his deliv'rance I will boast,

The highest orb of heaven transcends: Till all that are distress'd

Thy sacied truth's unmeasured scope
From my example comfort take,
And charm their griefs to rest.

Beyond the spreading sky extends. 3 O uragnify the LORD with me,

2 Thy justice like the hills remains, With me exalt his name:

Unfathom'd depths thy judgments are When in distress to him I callid,

Thy providence the world sustains, He to iny rescue came.

'The whole creation is thy care. 4 The Angel of the LORD encamps 3 Since of thy goodness all partake, Around the good and just

With what assurance should the just Deliv'rance he affords to all

Thy shelt'ring wings their refuge make Who on his succor trust

And saints. Lo thy protection trust

Such guests shall to thy courts be led, But he was gone as swift as thought;

To banquet on thy love's repast; And, though in every place I sought, And drink, as from a fountain's head, No sigu or track of him I found. of joys that shall for ever last.

2 Observe the perfect man with care, 5 With thee the springs of life remain, And mark all such as upright are; Thy presence is eternal day;

Their roughest days in peace shall end O let thy saints thy favor gain,

While on the latter end of those
To upright hearts thy truth display. Who dare God's sacred will oppose,

A common ruin shall attend.
PSALM 31.

3 God to the just will aid afford,
From the xxxvii. Psalm of David. Their only safeguard is the LORD,

Their strength in time of need is he: PART I. II. 2

Because on him they still depend,
1 THOUGH wicked men grow rich or The LORD will tinely succor send,
great,

And from the wicked set them free.
Yet let not their successful state
Thy anger or thy envy raise;

PSA L M 32 C. M. For they, cut down like tender grass,

From the xxxviii. Psalm of David. Or like young flowers away shall pass,

Whose blooming beauty soon decays. 1 THY chastning wrath, O LORD, restrain, 2 Depend on God, and him obey,

Though I deserve it all; So thuu within the land shalt stay,

Nor let on me the heavy storm
Secure from danger and from want :

Of thy displeasure fall.
Make his cominands thy chief delight, 2 My sins, which to a deluge swell,
And he, thy duty to requite,

My sinking head o'erflow,
Shall all thy earnest wishes grant. And, for my feeble strength to bear,
3 In all thy ways trust thou the LORD,

Too vast a burden grow. And he will needful help afford,

3 But, LORD, before thy searching eyes To perfect every just design;

All my desires appear ;,
He'll make like light, serene and clear, The groanings of my burden'd soul
Thy clouded innocence appear,

Have reach'd thine open ear.
And as a mid-day sun to shine

4 Forsake me not, O LORD, ny GOD 4 With quiet mind on God depend, Nor far from me depart; And patiently for him attend,

Make haste to my relief, O thou
Nor envy the success of crime;

Who my salvation art.
For God will sinful men destroy,
Whilst they his presence shall enjoy,

PSALM 33.

C. M. Who trust on him, and wait his time

From the xxxix. Psalm of David.
PART II,
II. 2

I LORD, let me know my term of dayı, 1 The good man's way is God's delight : The numerous train of ills disclose,

How soon my life will end :
He orders all the steps aright
Of him that moves by his command;

Which this frail state attend. Though he sometimes may be distress'd, 2 My life, thou know'st, is but a span, Yet shall he ne'er be quite oppressid,

A cipher sums my years; Fər God upholds him with his hand. And every man, in best estate, 2 With caution shun each wicked deed,

But vanity appears.
In yirtue's ways with zeal proceed, 3 Man, like a shadow, vainly walks,
And so prolong your happy days;

With fruitless cares oppress'd;
For God, who judgment loves, does still He heaps up wealth, but cannot tell
Preserve nis saints secure from ill,

By whom 't will be possexs'd. While soon the wicked race decays. 4 Why then should I on worthless toys 3 The upright shall possess the land, With anxious cares attend? flis portion shall for ages stand;

On thee alone my steadfast hope
His mouth with wisdom is supplied, Shall ever, LORD, depend.
His tongue by rules of judgment moves,
His heart the law of God approves;

5 LORD, hear my cry, accept my tears,

And listen to my prayer, Therefore his footsteps never slide. Who sojourn like a stranger here,

As all my fathers were.
PART III. 11. 2

6 O spare me yet a little time; I The wicked I in power have seen,

My wasted strength restore, And like a bay-tree fresh and green

Before I vanish quite from hence, That spreads its pleasant branches round: And shall be seen no more

PSALM 28.

15 O make but trial of his love,
From the xxxiii. Psalm of David. Experience will decide

How blest they are, and only they,
PART 1. C. M.

Who in his truth confide.
1 LET all the just to God, with joy,
Their cheerful voices raise;

6 Fear hiin, ye saints; and you will then

Have nothing else to fear: For weil the righteous it becomes

Make you his service your delight, To sing glad songs of praise.

Your waits shall be his care.
2 Let harps, and psalteries, and lutes,
In joyful concert meet;

PART II. C. M.
And new-made songs of loud applause
The harmony complete.

1 APPROACH, ye children of the LORD,

And my instruction hear; 3 For faithful is the word of God; I'll teach you the true discipline His works with truth abound;

of his religious fear. He justice loves; and all the earth Is with his goodness crown'd.

2 Let him who length of life desires,

And prosp'rous days "would see, 4 By his almighty word at first,

From sland'ring language keep his tongue, The heavenly arch was rear'd;

His lips from falsehood free;
And all the beauteous hosts of light
At his command appear'd.

3 The crooked paths of vice decline,

And virtue's ways pursue ; 5 Lel earth, and all that dwell therein, Establish peace, where 't is begun; Before him trembling sland;

And where 't is lost, renew. For, when he spake the word, 't was made, 4 The Lord from heaven beholds the just "T was fix'd at his command.

With favorable eyes;.
PART JI.

And, when distress'd, his gracious ear
C. M.

Is open to their cries;
I WHATE'ER the mighty LORD decrees,
Shall stand for ever sure;

5 But turns his wrathful look on those

Whom mercy can't recaim,
The settled purpose of his heart
To ages shall endure.

To cut them off, and from the earth

Blot out their evil name. 2 How happy then are they, to whom The LORD for God is known!

6 Deliv'rance to his saints he gives Whom he from all the orld besides,

When his relief they crave; Has chosen for his own.

He's nigh to heal the broken heart,

And contrite spirit save. 3 Our soul on God with patience waits; Our help and shield is he;

7 Great troubles may afflict the just, Then, Lord, let still our hearts rejoice,

Yet God will save them still; Because we trust in thee.

The righteous he will keep from harm, 4 The riches of thy mercy, LORD,

And guard from every ill. Do thou to us extend;

8 The wicked, from their wickedness, Since we, for all we want or wish,

Their ruin shall derive: On thee alone depend.

Whilst righteous men, who they detest,

Shall them and their's survive.
PSALM 29.

9 For God preserves the souls of those From the xxxiv. Psalm of David

Who on his truth depend;
PART I. C. M.

To them, and their posterity,
I THROUGH all the changing scenes of

His blessing shall descend. lite, In trouble and in joy,

PSALM 30.

L. M. The praises of my God shall still

From the xxxvi. Psalm of David. My heart and tongue employ.

1 O LORD thy mercy, my sure hope, 2 of his deliv'rance I will hoast,

The highest orb of heaven transcends Till all that are distress'd

Thy sacied truth's unmeasured scope
From my example comfort take,
And charm their griefs to rest.

Beyond the spreading sky extends. 3) uagnify the Lord with me,

2 Thy justice like the hills remains, With me exalt his name:

Unfathom'd depths thy judgments are When in distress to him I callid,

Thy providence lhe world sustains, He to iny rescue came.

The whole creation is thy care. 4 The Angel of the LORD encamps

3 Since of thy goodness all partake, Around the good and just

With what assurance should the just Deliv'rance he affords to all

Thy shelt'ring wings their refuge make Who ou his succor trust

And saints. To thy protectiep trust

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