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4 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 sign 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.

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 ti.nely succor send, reat,

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,

Too vast a burden grow. 3 In all thy ways trust thou the LORD, 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, my God 4 With quiet min 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.

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 stale 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; För 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 walkı,
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 possess'd. While soon the wicked race decays.

4 Why then should I on worthless toys $ 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, 21

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


L M 16 Let therefore Israel's LORD and God From the xl. Psalm of David.

From age to age be bless'd; 1 I WAITED meekly for the LORD,

And all the people's glad applause Till he vouchsafed a kind reply;

With loud Amens express'd. Who did his gracious ear afford,


C. M. And heard from heaven my humble cry.

From the xlii. Psalın of David. 2 The wonders he for me has wrought

Shall fill iny mouth with songs of praise; 1 AS pants the heart for cooling streams. And others, lo his worship brought,

When heated in the chase; To hopes of like deliv'rauce raise. So longs my soul, O God, for thee, 3 For blessings shall that inan reward,

And thy refreshing grace. Who on th Almighty LORD relies ; 2 For thee, my God, the living GOD, Who treats the proud with disregard, My thirsty soul doth pine;

And hates the hypucrile's disguise. O! when shall I behold thy face, 4 Who can the wondrous works recount

Thou Majesty divine ? Which thou, O God, for us hast wrought? 3 Why restless, why cast down, my soul? The treasures of thy love surmount

Trust God; who will employ The power of numbers, speech, and His aid for thee, and change these sighs thought

To thankful hymns of joy. 5 I've learnt that thou hast not desired 4 God of my strength, how long shall 1, O'rings and sacrifice alone;

Like one forgotten, mourni; Nor blood of guiltless beasts required Forlorn, fursaken, and exposed For man's transgression to atone.

To my oppiessor's scorin? 6 I therefore come--come to ful61

5 My heart is pierced, as with a sword, The oracles thy hooks impart;

While thus my foes upbraid: "T is my delight to do thy will,

“ Vain boaster, where is now thy God? Thy law is written in my heart.

And where his proinised aid." 7 In full assemblies I have told

6 Wny restless, why cast down, my soul ! Thy truth and righteousness at large : Hope still; and thou shalt sing Nor did, thou know'st, iny lips withhold The praise of himn who is thy. GOD,

From uttering what thou gav'st in charge : Thy health's eternal spring. 8 Nor kept within my breast confined Thy faithfulness and saving grace ;

PSALM 37. II. 5. But preach'd thy love, for all desiguid,

From the xlii. Psala of David. That all mighé that and truth embrace.

1 AS pants the wearied hart for cooling 9 Then let those mercies I declared

springs, To others, LORD, extend to me ;

Thal sinks exhausted in the summer's Thy loving-kindness my reward,

chase, Thy truth my sate protection be. So pants my soul for thee, great King of

kings, PSALM 35. C. M.

So thirsts to reach thy sacred dwelling. From the xli. Psalm of David.

place. I HAPPY the man whose tender care 2 Why throb, my heart? why sink, my Relieves the poor distress'd!

saddning soul? When troubles compass him around,

Why droop to earth, with various woes The LORD shall give him rest.

oppress'd? 2 The LORD his life, with blessings crown'd, My years shall yet in blissful circles roll, In safety shall prolong;

And peace be yet an inmate of this hrenst. And disappoint the will

of those

3 LORD, thy sure mercies, ever in my sight, That seek to do him wrong.

My heart shall gladden through the sedi 3 If he, in languishing estate,

ous day; Oppress'd with sickness lie;

And 'inidst the dark and gloomy shades The LORD will easy make his bed,

of night, And inward strength supply.

To thee, my God, I'll tune the grale 4 Secure of this, to thee, my God,

ful lay. thus my prayer address'd; “ LORD, for thy mercy, heal my soul,

4 Why faint, my soul? why doubt JEHO

VAH's aid? Though I have much transgress'd. Thy God, the God of mercy still shall 5 Thy tender care secures my life

prove; From danger and disgrace;

Within his courts thy thanks shall get be And thou vouchsaf'st to set me still

paidBefore thy gloriqus face,

Unquestion'd be his faithfulness and love


L. M 13 Subinit to God's almighty sway,
From the xliii. Psalm of David.

For him the Heathen shall obey, 1 LET me with light and truth be bless'd; The God of hosts conducts our arms,

And earth her sovereign LORD confess Be these iny guides to lead the way

Our tower of refuge in alarms,
Till on thy holy hill I rest,
And in ihy sacred temple pray.

As to our fathers in distress. 2 Then will I there fresh altars raise

PSALM 41. L. M. To God, who is my only joy ; And well-tuned harps, with songs of praise,

From the xlvii. Psalm of David. Shall all my grateful hours employ. 1 0 ALL ye people, clap your hands, 3 Why then cast down, my soul? and why No force the mighty power withstands

And with triumphant voices sing:
So much oppress'd with anxious care?
On God, thy God, for aid rely,

of God, the universal King. Who will thy ruin'd state repair.

2 He shall assaulting foes repel, PSALM 39.

C. M.

And with success our battles fight;

Shall fix the place where we must dwell, Frein the xlv. Psalm of David.

The pride of Jacob his delight. IWHILE I the King's loud praise rehearse, s God is gone up, our LORD and King, Indited by my heart,

With shouts of joy, and trumpet's sound; My longue is like the pen of him That writes with ready art.

To him repeated praises sing,

And let the cheerful song rebound. 2 How matchless is thy form, O King!

4 Your utmost skill in praise be stown, Thy mouth with grace o'erflows;

For him who all the world commauds, Because fresh blessings God on thee Eternally bestuws.

Who sits upon his righteous throne,

And spreads his sway o'er heathen lands. 9 Gird on thy sword, most mighty prince ; And clad in rich array,


C. M. Witn glorious ornaments of power,

From the xlviii. Psalm of David. Majestic pornp display. 4 Ride on in state, and still protect

1 THE LORD, the only God, is great, The ineek, the just, and true;

And greatiy to be praised Whilst thy right hand, with swift revenge,

In Sion, on whose happy mount

His sacred throne is raised. Does all thy fues pursue. 5 How sharp thy weapons are to them

2 In Sion we have seen perform'd That dare thy power despise !

A work that was foretold, Down, down they fall, while through their

In pledge that GOD, for times to come, The piercing arrow Bies. [heart

His city will uphold, 6 But thy firm throne, O God, is fix'd,

3 Let Sion's mount with joy resound; For ever to endure;

Her daughters all be taught Thy scepure's sway shall always last,

Iu songs his judgınents to extol,

Who this delivrance wrought. By righteous laws secure. 7 Because thy heart, by justice led,

4 Compass her walls in solemn pomp, Did upright ways approve,

Your eyes quite round her cast; And hated still the crooked paths

Count all her towers, and see if there Where wand'ring sinners rove!

You find one stone displaced. 8 Therefore did God, thy God, on thee

5 Her forts and palaces survey, The oil of gladness shed ;

Observe their order well; And has, above thy fellows round,

That to the ages yet tu come

VENEM Advanced thy lofty head.

His wonders you may tell.

Il. 2

6 This God is ours and will be ours, From the xlvi. Psalm of Davidl.

Whilst we in him confide;

Who, as he has preserved us now, 1 GOD is our refuge in distress,

Till death will be our guide.
A present help when dangers press,
In him, undaimted, we'll confide;

Though earth were from her centre tost,

From the l. Psalm of David.
And mountains in the ocean lost,
Torn piece-meal by the roaring tide.

PART I. II. 2. 2 A gentler stream with gladness still 1 THE LORD hath spoke, the mighty God The city of our Lord shall fill,

Hath sent his suminons all abroad, The royal seat of God most high : From dawning light till day declines : God dwells in Sion, whose fair towers The list'ving earth his voice' hath heard, Stiali muck thi' assaults of earthly powers, And he trom Sion hath appearid, While his almighty aid is nigh.

Where beauty in perfection shines,

2 Our God shall come, and keep no niore 18 Blut out my crying sias,
Misconstrued silence as before,

Nor me in anger view:
But wasting flames before him send i Create in me a leart that's clean,
Around shall tempests fiercely rage,

An upright mind renew.
Whilst he does heaven and earth engage
His just tribunal to attend.

9 Withdraw not thou thy help,

Nor cast me from thy sight; 3 Assemble all my saints to me,

Nor let thy Holy Spirit take (Thus runs the great divine decree,) His everlasting flight.

That in my lasting covenant live,
And offerings hring with constant care: 10 The joy thy favur gives
The heavens his justice shall declare,

Let me, O LORD, regain,
For God himself shall sentence give.

And thy free Spirit's firm support

My fainting soul sustain.
PART II. 11. 2.

11 So I thy righteous ways 1 ATTEND, my people; Israel, hear;

To sinners will impart;. Thy strong accuser I'll appear;

Whilst my advice shall wicked men Thy God, thine only God am I: 'T is not of offerings I complain,

To thy just laws convert. Which, daily in my teinple slain,

12 Could sacrifice atone, My sacred altar did supply,

Whole locks and herds should die; 2 The sacrifices I require

But on such off'rings thou disdain'st
Are hearts which love and zeal inspire,

To cast a gracious eye.
And vows with strictest care made good: 13 A broken spirit is
In time of trouble call on me,

By God most highly prized;
And I will set thee safe and free,

By him a broken, contrite heart, And thou shalt praise thy gracious God. Shall never be despised. 8 Consider this, he thonghtless Enen!

14 Let Sion favor find, My vengeance shall not fall in vain, And none will dare your cause to own:

Ot thy good will assured; Who praises me due honor gives,

And thy own city flourish long,
And to the man that justly lives

By lofty walls secured.
My strong salvation shall be shown. 15 The just shall then attend,

And pleasing tribute pay;

S. M. And sacrifice of choicest kind
From the H. Psalm of Daric.

Upon thy altar lay.
I HAVE mercy, LORD, on me,


C. M. As thou wert ever kind;

From the lv. Psalm of David.
Let me, oppress'd with loads of guilt,
Thy wonted mercy find.

1 GIVE ear, thou Judge of all the earth, 2 Wash off my foul offence,

And listen when I pray; And cleanse me from my sin;

Nor from thy humble suppliant turn For I confess my crime, and see

Thy glorious face away. How great my guilt has been.

2 My heart is pain d; the shades of deala 3 Against thee, LORD, alone,

Their terrors round ine spread ;. And only in thy sight,

While fearful tremblings seize my breast, Have I transgress'd; and, though condemn'd, Horrors o'erwhelm my head. Must own thy judgment right.

3 And thus I breathe my heavy sigh 4 In guilt each part was formid

To Him who hear above; Of all this sinful frame;

"O that my soul on wings could ily, In guilt I wag nceived, and born

And emulate the dove ! The heir of sin and shame. 5 Yet, LORD, thy searching eye

4 " Swift I'd escape, and flee afar, Does inward truth require;

Some secret place to find,

Hide from the worlds distracting care, And secretly with wisdom's laws My soul thou wilt inspire.

And rest my weary mind. 6 Wil: hyssop purge me, LORD,

5" I'd wing my everlasting Right, And so I clean shall be:

Bidding the world farewell, I shall with snow in whiteness vie,

From sin and strife, lo realms of light, When purified by thee.

Where peace and quiet dwell." 7 Make me to hear with joy

6 Thus will I call on God, who still Thy kind forgiving voice:

Shall in my aid appear;
Chat so the bones which thou hast broke At morn, at noon, at night I'll pray,
May with fresh strength rejoice.

And he my voice shall hear.


C. M. 15 Though mercy is his darling grace,

In which he chiefly takes delight;
From the lvi. Psalm of David.

Yet he will all the human race
I LORD! though at times surprised by

According to their 'orks requite. fear, Ow danger's first alarm,


II. 2
Yet il for succor I depend

From the Ixiii. Psalm of David.
On thy almighty arm.
2 Goo's faithful promise I shall praise, 10 GOD, my gracious God, to thee
On which I now rely ;

My morning prayers shall offered be,
In God I trust, and, trusting him,

For thee my thirsty soul does pant; The arm of flesh defy.

My fainting flesh implores thy grace, 3 I'll trust God's word, and so despise,

As in a dry and barren place, The force that man can raise;

Where I refreshing waters want. To thee, O God, my vows are due,

20! to my longing eyes, once more, To thee I'll render praise.

That view of glorious power restore, 4 Thou hast retrieved my soul from death, Because to me thy wondrous love

Which thy majestic house displays. And thou wilt still secure

Than life itself does dearer prove, The life thou hast so oft preserved,

My lips shall always speak thy praise. And make my footsteps sure : 5 That thus, protected by thy power,

3 My life, while I that life enjoy, I may this light enjoy;

In blessing God. I will employ,

With lifted hands adore his name:
And in the service of my GOD
My lengthen'd days employ,

As with its choicest food supplied,

While I with joy his praise proclaim.
PSALM 47. L. M.

4 When down I lie, sweet sleep to find
From the Ivii. Psalm of David.

Thou, LORD, art present to my mind, 10 GOD, my heart is fix'd, 't is bent, And when I wake in dead of nighi, Its thankful tribute to present;

Because thou still dost succor bring, And, with my heart, my voice I'll raise Beneath the shadow of thy wing To thee, my God, in songs of praise.

I rest with safety and delight. 2 Awake, my glory; harp and lute, No longer let your strings be mute:

PSALM 50. And I, my tuneful part to take,

From the Ixv. Psalm of David. Will with the early dawn awake.

PART I. L. M. 3 Thy praises, LORD, I will resound To all the list'ning nations round: I FOR thee, O GOD, our constant praise Thy mercy highest heaven transcends,

In Sion waits, thy chosen seat; Thy truth beyond the clouds extends.

Our promised altars there we'll raise, 4 Be thou, O God, exalted high ;

And all our zealous vows complete. And as thy glory fills the sky,

2 Thou ! who to every humble prayer, So let it be on earth display'd, "Till thou art here, as there, obey'd.

Dost always bend thy list'ning ear,

To thee shall all mankind repair,

L M.

And at thy gracious throne appear.
From the lxii. Psalm of David.

3 Our sins, though numberless, in vain

To stop thy flowing mercy try; I MY soul, fo: help on God rely,

Whilst thou o'erlook'st the guilty stain, On him alone thy trust repose ;

And washest out the crimson dye. My rock and health will strength supply, 4 Blest is the man, who near thee placed. To bear the shock of all my foes.

Within thy sacred dwelling lives! 2 God does his saving health dispense,

'T is there abundantly we taste And flowing blessings daily send :

The vast delights thy temple gives.
He is my fortress and defence,
On hiin my soul shall still depend.

PART II. L. M. 3 In him, ye people, always trust;, I LORD! from thy unexhausted store,

Before his throne pour out your hearts : Thy rain relieves the thirsty ground, For God, the merciful and just,

Makes lands, that barren were before, His timely aid to us imparts.

With corn and useful fruits abound. 4 The LORD has oft his will express'd, 2 On rising ridges down it pours,

And I this truth have fulig known; And every furrow'd valley fills.
To be of boundless power possess'd, Thou mak'st them soft with gentle showers
Belongs of right to God alone

In which a blest increase distils.


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