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3 That he the humble soul will save, 16 But what frail man observes bow oft

And crush the haughty's boasted might, I He does from vistue fall? In me the LORD an instance gave,

O cleanse me from my secret faules, Whose darkness he has turn'd to light I Thou God that know'st them all! 4 Who then deserves to be adored, 17 Let no presumptuous sin, O LORD,

Bint God, on whom my hopes depend? | Dominion have o'er me; Or who, except the mighty LORD,

That, by thy grace preserved, I may Can with resistless power defend?

The great transgression flee. 5 Let the eternal LORD be praised, 8 So shall my prayer and praises be The rock on whose defence I rest!

With thy acceptance blest; To highest heavens his name be raised, And I, secure on thy defence, Who me with his salvation bless'd!

My strength and Saviour, rest. 6 My GOD, to celebrate thy fame,

PSALM 16.

8. M. My grateful voice to heaven I'll raise;

From the xx. Psalm of David And nations, strangers to thy name,

I MAY Jacob's GoD defend
Shall learn to sing thy glorious praise

And hear us in distress;
PSALM 15.

Our succor from his temple send,
From the xix. Psalm of David.

Our cause from Sion bless!

2 May he accept our vow, PART I. C. M.

Our sacrifice receive, 1 THE heavens declare thy glory, LORD, IOur heart's devout request allow Which that alone can fill;

Our holy wishes give! The firmament and stars express

3 O LORD! thy saving grace Their great Creator's skill.

1. We joyfully declare; 2 The dawn of each returning day

Our banner in thy name we raiseFresh beams of knowledge brings; “ The LORD fulfil our prayer!" And from the dark returns of night

4 Now know we that the LORD Divine instruction springs.

His chosen will defend; 3 Their powerful language to no realm From heaven will strength divine afford, Or region is confined;

And will their prayer attend. T is nature's voice, and understood

6 Some earthly succor trust. Alike by all mankind.

But we in GOD's right hand : 4 Their doctrine does its sacred sense Lo! while they fall, so vain their boast, Through earth's extent display;

We rise and upright stand. Its bright contents the circling sun

6 Still save us, LORD! and still Does round the world convey.

Thy servants deign to bless;
5 From east to west, from west to east, Hear, King of heaven, in times of ill,
His ceaseless course he goes;

The prayers that we address.
And, through his progress, cheerful light
And vital warmth bestows.

PSALM 17.

From the xxii. Pealm of David,
PART II. C. M.

PART 1. c. M. 1 God's perfert law converts the soul, 11 MY GOD, my God, why leav'st thou me, Reclaims from false desires;

When I with anguish faint ? With sacred wisdom his sure word

Oh! why so far from me removed, The ignorant inspires.

And from my loud complaint ? 2 The statutes of the LORD are just, 12 Lo! I am treated like a worm, And bring sincere delight;

Like none of human birth; His pure commands in search of truth Not only by the great reviled, Assist the feeblest sight.

But made the rabble's mirth. 3 His perfect worship here is fix'd,

3 With laughter all the gazing crowd On sure foundations laid;

My agonies survey; His equal laws are in the scales

They shoot the lip, they shake the head. or truth and justice weigh'd;

And thus deriding say: 4 of more esteem than golden mines, 14 “ In God he trusted, boasting oft Or gold refined with skill;

That he was Heaven's delight; More sweet than honey, or the drops Let Got come down to save him now That from the comb distil.

And own his favorite." 5 My trusty counsellors they are,

5 Withdraw not, then, so far from me And friendly warnings give:

When trouble is so nigh, Divine rewards attend on those

O send me help! thy help, on wnich Who by thy precepts live.

Alone I can rely

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PSALM 23. C. M. PSALM 26. S. M.
From the xxviii. Psalm of David.

From the xxxi. Pealm of David. 1 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 my distress As just and righteous is thy Name,
A gracious answer found.

From danger set ine free.
2 He is my strength and shield; my cart 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 steadfast ruck appear,
His praises shall proclaim.

To shelter and defend. 9 The LORD, the everlasting God,

3 To thee, the God of truth, Is my defence and rock, The saving health, the saving strength,

My life and all that's mine, of his anointed fluck.

(For thou preserv'st 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, !

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

That thou, my God, art good and just,

My soul with comfort knows.
PS AL M24. L. M. 5 Whate'er events betide,
From the xxix. Psalm of David.

Thy wisdom times them all;

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

From those that seek bis fall. i
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 my 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, S 'T is he that, with amazing noise,

Which thou, for those that trust thy care, The watery clouds in sunder breaks ;

Dost to the would proclain The ocean trembles at his voice,

8 O all ye saints, the LORD When he 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 scaiter'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. Psalm of David. From the XXX. Psalm of David.

11 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 O to his courts, ye saints of his,

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

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

And mercy's healing balm 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, I'll gladly sing 14 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.

la grateful raptures shout for joy

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

1 JUDGE me, O LORD, for I the paths With all his stining 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 allar go;

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

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

3 My thanks ['ll publish there, and tell 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 to Be that the shameful lot of such

Is saving health and light? As wilfully offend.

Since strongly he my life supports, 3 To me thy truth 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

14 When us to seek thy glorious face Be blotted out by thee;

Thou kindly dost advise;" And, for thy wondrous goodness' sake

4 Thy glorious face l '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

16 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.

17 Instruct me in thy paths, O LORD, 8 Through all the ways of GOD

My ways directly guide; Both truth and mercy shine,

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

Should see ne 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 most exalts thy fames

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

With sorrow compass'd round. And so advance thy name.

19 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 churels of

chapel as requires the singing of 'Psalm 28, 12 To Israel's chosen race

verses 6, 7, and 8,' will hereafter be duly 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 Pralms in

Metre authorized by these resolutions to be set Let then thy succor find.

I forth."

PSALM 23. C, M. PSALM 26. S. M. . From the xxviii. Psalm of David.

From the xxxi. Pealm of David. 1 ADORED for ever be the LORD; J1 DEFEND me, LORD, from shame, His praise I will resound,

For still I trust in thee;
From whom the cries of ny 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. 40 save and bless thy people, LORD, Thy heritage preserve;

4 My hope, my steadfast trust, Feed, strengthen, and support their hearts,

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

That thou, my God, art good and just,

My soul with comfort knows.
PSALM 24. L. M. 15 Whate'er events betide,
From the xxix. Psalm of David.

Thy wisdom 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 Nane 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, S'Tis he that, with amazing noise,

Which thou, for those that trust thy care, The watery clouds in sunder breaks ;

Dost to the world proclainn! The ocean trembles at his voice,

80 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 belp afford With what majestic terror crown'd!

And give the proud their due. Which from their roots tall cedars tears, 19 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. Psalm of David. From the xxx. Psalm of David.

1 HE 's blest, whose sins have pardon

gain'd, 1 JN 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 mercy's healing balın pour'd in. And providential care. 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, I'll gladly sis 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.

la grateful raptures shout for joy

PSALM 28.

5 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,

6 Fear hiin, ye saints; and you will then Their cheerful voices raise;

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 psalleries, and lutes, In joyful concert meet;

PART II. c. M. And new-made songs of loud applause

1 APPROACH, ye children of the LORD, The harmony complete.

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 rear'd;

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 Lel earth, and all that dwell therein,

Establish peace, where 't is begun; Before him trembling stand;

1 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 II. C. M.

And, when distress'd, his gracious ear

Is open to their cries; 1 WHATE'ER the mighty LORD decrees,

15 Bul turns his wrathful look on those Shall stand for ever sure; The settled purpose of his heart

Whom mercy can't recaim, To ages shall endure.

To cut them oft, 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;

17 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.

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

Who on his truth depend;
PART 1. 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 employ.

IO 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,

Beyond the spreading sky extends. And charm their griefs to rest. 3 O magnify 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

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