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4 Such guests shall to thy courts be led,
To banquet on thy love's repast;
And drink, as from a fountain's head,
Of joys that shall for ever last.
5 With thee the springs of life remain,
Thy presence is eternal day;
O let thy saints thy favor gain,
To upright hearts thy truth display.

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Yet let not their successful state

PSALM 31.

3 GOD to the just will aid afford,
Their only safeguard is the LORD,

From the xxxvii. Psalm of David.
PART I. II. 2.

Their strength in time of need is he:
Because on him they still depend,

1 THOUGH wicked men grow rich or The LORD will tinely succor send, And from the wicked set them free.

Thy anger or thy envy raise; For they, cut down like tender grass, Or like young flowers away shall pass, Whose blooming beauty soon decays. 2 Depend on GOD, and him obey, So thou within the land shalt stay,

Secure from danger and from want: Make his commands thy chief delight, And he, thy duty to requite,

Shall all thy earnest wishes grant.
3 In all thy ways trust thou the LORD,
And he will needful help afford,

To perfect every just design;
He'll make like light, serene and clear,
Thy clouded innocence appear,

And as a mid-day sun to shine.
4 With quiet mind on GOD depend,
And patiently for him attend,

Nor envy the success of crime;
For GOD will sinful men destroy,
Whilst they his presence shall enjoy,
Who trust on him, and wait his time.

PART II

II. 2.

1 THE good man's way is God's delight: He orders all the steps aright

Of him that moves by his command; Though he sometimes may be distress'd, Yet shall he ne'er be quite oppress'd,

For God upholds him with his hand. 2 With caution shun each wicked deed, In yirtue's ways with zeal proceed,

And so prolong your happy days;
For GOD, who judgment loves, does still
Preserve his saints secure from ill,

While soon the wicked race decays. The upright shall possess the land, flis portion shall for ages stand;

His mouth with wisdom is supplied, His tongue by rules of judgment moves, His heart the law of GOD approves; Therefore his footsteps never slide.

But he was gone as swift as thought;
And, though in every place I sought,
No sign or track of him I found.

PART III.

II. 2.

I 'THE wicked I in power have seen,
And like a bay-tree fresh and green

That spreads its pleasant branches round:

2 Observe the perfect man with care,
And mark all such as upright are;

Their roughest days in peace shall end
While on the latter end of those
Who dare God's sacred will oppose,
A common ruin shall attend.

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PSALM 34.

L. M.
From the xl. Psalm of David.

1 I WAITED meekly for the LORD,
Till he vouchsafed a kind reply;
Who did his gracious ear afford,
And heard from heaven my humble cry.
2 The wonders he for me has wrought
Shall fill my mouth with songs of praise;
And others, to his worship brought,

To hopes of like deliv'rauce raise.
3 For blessings shall that man reward,
Who on th Almighty LORD relies;
Who treats the proud with disregard,

And hates the hypocrite's disguise. 4 Who can the wondrous works recount Which thou, O GOD, for us hast wrought? The treasures of thy love surmount The power of numbers, speech, and thought.

5 I've learnt that thou hast not desired
Off'rings and sacrifice alone;
Nor blood of guiltless beasts required
For man's transgression to atone.
6 I therefore come-come to fulfil
The oracles thy books impart;
"T is my delight to do thy will,

Thy law is written in my heart. 7 In full assemblies I have told

Thy truth and righteousness at large: Nor did, thou know'st, my lips withhold From uttering what thou gav'st in charge: 8 Nor kept within my breast confined

Thy faithfulness and saving grace; But preach'd thy love, for all design'd,

That all might that and truth embrace. 9 Then let those mercies I declared

To others, LORD, extend to me; Thy loving-kindness my reward, Thy truth my sate protection be.

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PSALM 38.

L. M.
From the xliii. Psalm of David.

1 LET me with light and truth be bless'd;
Be these my guides to lead the way
Till on thy holy hill I rest,

And in thy sacred temple pray.

2 Then will I there fresh altars raise
To GOD, who is my only joy;
And well-tuned harps, with songs of praise,
Shall all my grateful hours employ.
8 Why then cast down, my soul? and why
So much oppress'd with anxious care?
On GoD, thy GOD, for aid rely,

Who will thy ruin'd state repair.
C. M.
From the xlv. Psalm of David.

PSALM 39.

1 WHILE I the King's loud praise rehearse, Indited by my heart,

My tongue is like the pen of him es
That writes with ready art.

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4 Ride on in state, and still protect
The meek, the just, and true;
Whilst thy right hand, with swift revenge,
Does all thy foes pursue.

6 But thy firm throne, O GOD, is fix'd, For ever to endure;

5 How sharp thy weapons are to them That dare thy power despise!

Down, down they fall, while through their The piercing arrow flies.

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Thy sceptre's sway shall always last, By righteous laws secure.

7 Because thy heart, by justice led,
Did upright ways approve,
And hated still the crooked paths
Where wand'ring sinners rove:

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8 Therefore did GOD, thy GOD, on thee
The oil of gladness shed
And has, above thy fellows round,
Advanced thy lofty head.

PSALM 40.

II. 2.
From the xlvi. Psalm of David.

1 GOD is our refuge in distress,
A present help when dangers press,

In him, undaunted, we'll confide; Though earth were from her centre tost, And mountains

Torn piece-meal by the roaring tide. 2 A gentler stream with gladness still The city of our LORD shall fill,

The royal seat of GOD most high: GOD dwells in Sion, whose fair towers Shali mock th' assaults of earthly powers, While his almighty aid is nigh.

3 Submit to GOD's almighty sway,
For him the Heathen shall obey,

The GOD of hosts conducts our arms.
And earth her sovereign LORD confess ·
Our tower of refuge in alarms,
As to our fathers in distress.

PSALM 41.

L. M.

From the xlvii. Psalm of David.

1 O ALL ye people, clap your hands,
No force the mighty power withstands
And with triumphant voices sing:
Of God, the universal King.
2 He shall assaulting foes repel,
And with success our battles fight;
Shall fix the place where we must dwell,
The pride of Jacob his delight.
S GOD is gone up, our LORD and King,
With shouts of joy, and trumpet's sound;
To him repeated praises sing,

And let the cheerful song rebound.

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2 Our God shall come, and keep no more 18 Blot out my crying sins,
Misconstrued silence as before,

But wasting flames before him send;
Around shall tempests fiercely rage,
Whilst he does heaven and earth engage
His just tribunal to attend.
S Assemble all my saints to me,
(Thus runs the great divine decree,)

That in my lasting covenant live,
And offerings bring with constant care:
The heavens his justice shall declare,
For GOD himself shall sentence give.
PART II. II. 2.
1 ATTEND, my people; Israel, hear;
Thy strong accuser I'll appear;

Thy GOD, thine only GOD am I: "T is not of offerings I complain, Which, daily in my temple slain,

My sacred altar did supply.
2 The sacrifices I require
Are hearts which love and zeal inspire,
And vows with strictest care made good:
In time of trouble call on me,
And I will set thee safe and free,

And thou shalt praise thy gracious GOD.
S Consider this, ye thoughtless inen!
My vengeance shall not fall in vain,

And none will dare your cause to own:
Who praises me due honor gives,
And to the man that justly lives
My strong salvation shall be shown.

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Nor me in anger view:
Create in me a heart that's clean,
An upright mind renew.

9 Withdraw not thou thy help,
Nor cast me from thy sight;
Nor let thy Holy Spirit take
His everlasting flight.

10 The joy thy favor gives

Let me, O LORD, regain,
And thy free Spirit's firm support
My fainting soul sustain.

11 So I thy righteous ways
To ners will impart;

Whilst my advice shall wicked men
To thy just laws convert.

12 Could sacrifice atone,

Whole flocks and herds should die; But on such off'rings thiou disdain'st To cast a gracious eye.

13 A broken spirit is

By GoD most highly prized;
By him a broken, contrite heart,
Shall never be despised.

14 Let Sion favor find,

Of thy good will assured;
And thy own city flourish long,
By lofty walls secured.

15 The just shall then attend,
And pleasing tribute pay;
And sacrifice of choicest kind
Upon thy altar lay.

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PSALM 47.

L.M.
From the lvii. Psalm of David.

10 GOD, my heart is fix'd, 't is bent,
Its thankful tribute to present;
And, with my heart, my voice I'll raise
To thee, my GOD, in songs of praise.
2 Awake, my glory; harp and lute,
No longer let your strings be mute:
And I, my tuneful part to take,
Will with the early dawn awake.
3 Thy praises, LORD, I will resound
To all the list'ning nations round:
Thy mercy highest heaven transcends,
Thy truth beyond the clouds extends.
4 Be thou, O GOD, exalted high;
And as thy glory fills the sky,
So let it be on earth display'd,
"Till thou art here, as there, obey'd.
L. M.
From the lxii. Psalm of David.

PSALM 48.

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4 The LORD has oft his will express'd, And I this truth have fully known; To be of boundless power possess'd, Belongs of right to God alone

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5 Though mercy is his darling grace, In which he chiefly takes delight; Yet he will all the human race According to their works requite.

PSALM 49.

II. 2.
From the Ixiii. Psalm of David.

10 GOD, my gracious GOD, to thee
My morning prayers shall offer'd be,

For thee my thirsty soul does pant; My fainting flesh implores thy grace, As in a dry and barren place,

Where I refreshing waters want. 2 0! to my longing eyes, once more, That view of glorious power restore,

Which thy majestic house displays. Because to me thy wondrous love Than life itself does dearer prove,

My lips shall always speak thy praise. 8 My life, while I that life enjoy, In blessing GOD I will employ,

With lifted hands adore his name: As with its choicest food supplied, My soul shall be full satisfied

While I with joy his praise proclaim. 4 When down I lie, sweet sleep to find Thou, LORD, art present to my mind,

And when I wake in dead of night, Because thou still dost succor bring, Beneath the shadow of thy wing I rest with safety and delight.

PSALM 50.

From the 1xv. Psalm of David.
PART I. L. M.

1 FOR thee, O GOD, our constant praise
In Sion waits, thy chosen seat;
Our promised altars there we 'll raise,
And all our zealous vows complete.
2 Thou! who to every humble prayer,
Dost always bend thy list'ning ear,
To thee shall all mankind repair,
And at thy gracious throne appear.
3 Our sins, though numberless, in vain
To stop thy flowing mercy try;
Whilst thou o'erlook'st the guilty stain,
And washest out the crimson dye.
4 Blest is the man, who near thee placed.
Within thy sacred dwelling lives!
"T is there abundantly we taste
The vast delights thy temple gives.

PART II.

L. M.
1 LORD! from thy unexhausted store,
Thy rain relieves the thirsty ground,
Makes lands, that barren were before,

With corn and useful fruits abound. 2 On rising ridges down it pours,

And every furrow'd valley fills. Thou mak'st them soft with gentle showers In which a blest increase distils.

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