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S. M. With fresh returns of plenty crown;

From the lxvii. Psalm of David. And where thy glorious paths appear,

The fruitful clouds drop fatness down. 1 TO bless thy chosen race, 4 They drop on barren deserts, changed

In mercy, LORD, incline; By them io pastures fresh and green:

And cause the brightness of thy face The hills about, in order ranged,

On all thy saints to shine: In beauteous robes of joy are seen.

2 That so thy wondrous way

May through the world be known; 5 Large flocks with fleecy wool adorn While distant lands their tribute pay,

The cheerful downs; the valleys bring And thy salvation own. A plenteous crop of full ear'd corn, 3 Let diff'ring nations join And seein, for joy, to shout and sing.

To celebrate thy fame;

Let all the world, O LORD, combine

To praise thy glorious Name.
From the lxvi. Psalm of David, 4 O let them shout and sing,

With joy and pious mirth;

For thou, the righteous Judge and King. 1 LET all the lands, with shouts of joy,

Shalt govern all the earth. To God their voices raise ;

5 Let diff'ring nations join

To celebrate thy fame;
Sing psalms in honor of his name,
And spread his glorious praise.

Let all the world, O LORD, combine

To praise thy glorious Name. 2 And let them say, How dreadful, LORD, 6 Then God upon our land In all thy works, art thou !

Shall constant blessings shower; To thy great power thy stubborn foes

And all the world in awe shall stand Shall all be forced to bow.

Of his resistless power. 3 Through all the earth, the nations round Shall thee, their God, confess;

PS A L M 53. L M. And, with glad hymns, their awful dread

From the lxviii. Psalm of David. of thy great Name express.

1 THE servants of JEHOVAH's will 40 come! behold the works of GOD, His favor's gentle beams enjoy ; And then with me you 'll own

Their uprighi hearts let gladness fill, That he to all the sons of men

And cheerful songs their tongues employ Has wondrous judgment shown.

2 To him your voice in anthems raise,

JEHOVAH's awful Name he bears; 5 O all ye nations, bless our God, And loudly speak his praise ;

In him rejoice, exto his praise, Who keeps our souls alive, and still

Who rides upon high-rolling spheres. Confirms our steadfast ways.

3 His chariots numberless, his powers

Are lieavenly hosts, that wait his will;

His presence now fills Sion's towers,

As once it honor'd Sinai's hill. 1 My off'rings to God's house I'll bring, And there my vows will pay,

4. Ascending high, in triumph thont Which I with solemn zeal did make

Captivity hast captive led, In trouble's dismal day.

And on thy people didst bestow

Thy gifts and graces freely shed. 2 0 come, all ye that fear the LORD,

5 Ev'n rebels shall partake thy grace, Attend with heedful care,

Aod bumble proselyles repair Whilst I what God for me has done

To worship at thy dwelling-place, With grateful joy declare.

And all the world pay homage there. 3 As 1 before his aid unplored,

6 For benefits each day bestow'd, So now I praise his Name;

Be daily his great Name adored, But, if my heart to sin incline,

Who is our Saviour and our God, My prayer will God disclaim.

Of life and death the sov'reigo LORD. 4 But God to me, whene'er I cried,

His gracious ear did bend,
And to the voice of my request

From the lxix. Psalm of David.
With constant love attend

PART I. L. M. 5 Then bless'd for ever be


GOD, 1 SAVE me, O GOD, from waves that rol Who never, when I pray,

And press to overwhelm boy soul; Withholds his mercy from my soul, With painful steps in mire I tread, Nor turns his face away.

And deluges O'ertlow my head.


2 O LORD, to thee I will repair 16 Thou, LORD, hast taught me from my For help, with humble, timely prayer; To praise thy glorious Name; [youth Relieve me from thy mercy's store, And ever since, thy wondrous works Display thy truth's preserving power. Have been my constant theme. 3 From threat'ning dangers me relieve, 7 Therefore, with psaltery and harp And from the mire my feet retrieve; Thy truth, O LORD, I'll praise ; From all my foes in safety keep,

To thee, the God of Jacob's race, And snatch me from the raging deep. My voice in anthems raise. 4 Lord, hear the humble prayer I make,

8 Then joy shall fill my mouth, and songs For thy transcending goodness' sake; Employ my cheerful voice; Relieve thy supplicant once more My grateful soul, by thee redeem'd, From thy abounding mercy's store.

Shall in thy strength rejoice. 5 Reproach and gries have broke my heart, PSALM56.

C. M. I look'd for some to take my part,

From the lxxii. Psalm of David. To pity, or relieve my pain;

1 LO! hills and mountains shall bring forth But look'd, alas ! for both in vain.

The happy fruits of peace;
6 With hunger pined, for food I call, Which all the land shall own to be
Instead of food they give me gall;

The work of righteousness:
And when with thirst my spirits sink, 2 While David's Son our needy race
They give me vinegar to drink.

Shall rule with gentle sway;
7 For new afflictions they procured And from their humble neck shall take
For hint who had thy stripes endured; Oppressive yokes away.
And made the wounds thy scourge had torn 3 In every heart thy awful fear
To bleed afresh with sharper scorn.

Shall then be rooted fast,

As long as sun and moon endure,

Or time itself shall last, 1 My soul, howe'er distress'd and poor, 4 He shall descend like rain, that cheers Thy strong salvation shall restore; Thy power with songs I'll then proclaim, or like warm showers whose gentle drops

The meadow's second birth; And celebrate with thanks thy Name.

Refresh the thirsty earth. 2 Our God shall this more highly prize 5 In his blest days the just and good Than herds or flocks in sacrifice;

Shall spring up all around; Which humble saints with joy shall see, The happy land shall every where And hope for like redress with me.

With endless peace abound. 3 For God regards the poor's complaint,

6 His uncontroll'd dominion shall And frees the captive from restraint;

From sea to sea extend; Let heaven, earth, sea, their voices raise,

Begin at proud Euphrates' stream, And all the world resound his praise.

At nature's limits end.

7 To him the gavage nations round PSALM 55.

C. M. Shall bow their servile heads;

His vanquish'd foes shall lick the dust, From the lxxi. Psalm of David.

Where he his conquest spreads. 1 IN thee I put my steadfast trust, 8 The kings of Tarshish and the isles Defend me, LORD, from shame:

Shall costly presents bring; Incline thine ear, and save my soul, From spicy Sheba gifts shall come, For righteous is thy Name.

And wealthy Saba's king. 2 Be thou my strong abiding-place, 9 To him shall every king on earth To which I may resort:

His humble homage pay; Thy promise, Lord, is my defence, And difl'ring nations gladly join Thou art my rock and fort.

To own his righteous sway. 3 My steadfast and unchanging hope 10 For he shall set the needy free, Shall on thy power depend;

When they for succor cry; And I in grateful songs of praise

Shall save the helpless and the poor, My time to come will spend.

And all their wants supply. 4 Thy righteous acts and saving health 11 For him shall constant prayer be made My mouth shall still declare;

Through all his prosp'rous days: Unable yet to count them all,

His just dominion shall afford Though summ'd with utnost care. A lasting theme of praise. 5 While God vouchsales me his support, 12 The mem'ry of his glorious Name I'll in his strength go on;

Through endless years shall run; All other righteousness disclaim,

His spotless fame shall shine as bright And mention his alone,

And lasting as the sun

13 In him the nations of the world

Their sin overflowing Shall be completely bless'd,

Thy power will restrain ; And his unbounded happiness

Thy arm on the wicked By every longue confessid.

New glory will gain. 14 Then bless'd be God, the mighty LORD, 3 Ye nations, to God The God whoin Israel fears;

Vow homage sincere ; Who only wondrous in his works

Devote to hiin gifts, Beyond compare, appears.

Love, worship, and fear! 15 Let earth be with his glory filld,

Before him, ye mighty, For ever bless his Name;

Your spirits repress! Whilst to his praise the list'ning world

Ye high, and ye humble,
Their glad assent proclaim.

His wonders confess!

L. M.

C. M.
From the Ixxiii. Psalm of David.

From the lxxviii Psalm of David. 1 THY presence, LORD, hath me supplied, 1 HEAR, O my people, to my law

Thou my right hand support dost give: Devout attention lend;
Thou first shalt with thy counsel guide, Let the instruction of my mouth
And then to glory me receive,

Deep in your hearts descend.
2 Whom then in heaven, but thee alone, 2 My tongue shall oracles proclaim
Have I, whose favor I require?

Which ancient times have known; Throughout the spacious earth there's none, The truths which our forefathers' care Compared with thee, that I desire.

To us has handed down. 3 My trembling flesh and aching heart 3 We will not hide them from our sons, May often fail to succor me;

Our offspring shall be taught But God shall inward strength impart, The praises of the LORD, whose strength And my eternal portion be.

Has works of wonder wrought. 4 For they that far from thee remove 4 For Jacob he his law ordain'd, Shall into sudden ruin fall;

His league with Israel made;
If after other gods they rove,

With charge to be from age to age,
Thy vengeance shall destroy them all. From race to race, convey'd.
6 But as for me, 'l is good and just 5 Thal generations yet to come
That I should still to God re i

Should to thcir unborn heirs
In him I always put my trust,

Religiously transmit the same, And will his wondrous works declare. And they again to theirs.

6 To teach them that in God alone
PSALM 58. C. M.

Their hope securely stands ;.
From the lxxiv. Psalm of David.

That they should ne'er his works forget,

But keep his just commands. 1 THINE is the cheerful day, O LORD ; Thine the return of night;


L. M. Thou hast prepared the glorious sun,

From the lxxx. Psalm of David And every feebler light. 2 By thee the borders of the earth

10 THOU whom heavenly hosts obey, In perfect order stand;

How long shall thy fierce anger buro?' The summer's warmth and winter's cold,

How long thy suff'ring people pray, Attend on thy command.

And to their prayers have no return ?

2 Thou brought'st a vine from Egypt's land. PSALM 59.

IV. 1.

And casting out the heathen race,

Didst plant it with thine own right hand, From the lxxiv. Psalm of David.

And firmly fix it in their place. 1 TUE name of our God

3 Before it thou prepar'dst the way, In Israel is known;

And mad'st it take a lasting rool, His mansion beloved

Which, bless'd with thy indulgent ray, Is Sion alone;

O'er all the land did widely shoot. There broke he the arrows

4 The hills were cover'd with its shade, The enemy hurl'd,

Its goodly boughs did cedars seem; And honor'd his mountain

Its branches to the sea were spread, Above all the world.

And reach'd to proud Euphrates' stream 2 The pride of thy foes

5 To thee, O God of hosts, we pray, Is turn'd to thy praise ;

Thy wonted goodness, LORD, renew; Their fierceness o'er-ruled

From heaven, thy throne, this vine survey, Thy providence sways.

And her sad state with pity view.

6 Behold the vineyard made by thee, 19 Much rather in God's house will I

Which thy righi hand did guard so long; The meanest office take,
And keep that branch from danger free, Than in the wealthy tents of sin

Which for thyself thou mad'st so strong. My pompous dwelling make. 7 Do thou convert us, LORD, do thou 10 For God, who is our sun and shield, The lustre of thy face display;

Will grace and glory give; And all the ills we suffer now,

And no good thing will he withhold Like scatter'd clouds, shall pass away. From them that justly live. PSALM 62

C. M.

J1 Thou, God, whom heavenly hosts oboy

How highly bless'd is he,
From the Ixxxi. Psalm of David.

Whose hope and trust, securely placed, ITO God, our never-failing strength, Are still reposed on thee!

With loud applauses sing;
And jointiy make a cheerful noise


C. M. To Jacob's awful King.

From the lxxxv. Psalm of David. 2 Compose a hymn of praise, and touch 10 GOD, our Saviour, all our hearts Your instruments of joy;

To thy obedience turn; Let psalteries and tuneful harps

That, quench'd with our repenting tears, Your grateful skill employ.

Thy wrath no more may burn. 3 Let trumpets at the festival

2 For why should'st thou be angry still, Their joyful voices raise,

And wrath so long retain ? To celebrate th' appointed time,

Revive us, LORD, and let thy saints The solemn day of praise.

Thy wonted comfort gain. 4 For this a statute was of old,

3 Thy gracious favor, LORD, display, Which Jacob's God decreed

Which we have long implored: 'To be with pious care observed,

And, for thy wondrous inercy's sake,
By Israel's chosen seed.

Thy wonted aid afford.

C. M. 4 God's answer patiently I'll wait;

For he with glad success,
From the lxxxiv. Psalm of David.

If they no more to folly turn,
1 O GOD of hosts, the mighty LORD, His mourning saints will bless.
How lovely is the place

5 To all that fear God's holy Name Where thon, enthroned in glory, show'st His sure salvation's near; The brightness of thy face!

His glory in our happy land 2 My longing soul faints with desire For ever shall appear. To view thy blest abode;

6 For mercy now with truth is join'd My panting heart and flesh cry out

And righteousness with peace, For thee, the living God.

Like kind companions, absent long, 3 The birds, more happy far than I, With friendly arms embrace. Around thy temple throng;

7 Truth from the earth shall spring, whilst Securely there they build, and there

heaven Securely hatch their young.

Shall streams of justice pour; 4 O LORD of hosts, my king and God, And God, from whom all goodness flows, How highly bless'd are they,

Shall endless plenty shower.
Who in thy temple always dwell,
And there thy praise display!

8 Before him righteousness shall march,

And his just paths prepare;
5 Thrice happy they, whose choice has thee While we his holy steps pursue
Their sure protection made,

With constant zeal and care.
Who long to tread the sacred ways
That to thy dwelling lead!

PSALM 65. C. M. 6 Who pass through parch'd and thirsty From the lxxxvi. Psalm of David.

Yet no refreshinent want; (vales, 1 TO my complaint, O LORD my God, Their pools are filld with rain, which thou Thy gracious ear incline; At their request dost grant.

Hear ine di-tress'd and destitute 7 Thus they proceed from strength to

Of all relief but thine. strength,

2 Do thou, O God, preserve my soul, And still approach more near ;

That does thy Name adore ; Till all on Sion's holy mount

Thy servant keep, and him whose trust Before their God appear.

Relies on thee, restore. B. Within thy courts one single day 3 To me, who daily thee invoke, 'T is better to attend,

Thy mercy, LORD, extend; Than, LORD, in any other place

Refresh thy servant- soul, whose hopes A thousand days to spend.

On thee alone depend. 27*

4 Thou, LORD, art good, nor only good,


L M. But prompt to pardon too; Of plenteous mercy to all those

From the lxxxviii. Pealm of David. Who for thy mercy sue.

1 GOD of my life, O LORD most high, 5 Tomy repeated humble prayer,

To thee by day and night I cry; O LORD, attentive be;

Vouchsafe my moinnful voice to hear, When troubled, I on thee will call,

To my distress ircline thine ear. For thou wilt answer me.

2 Like those whose strength and hopes ar 6 Among the gods there's none like thee,

fled, O LORD, alone divine !

They number me among the dead; To thee as much inferior they,

Like those who, shrouded in the grave, As are their works to thine.

From thee no more rencmbrance hav 7 Therefore their great Creator, thee,

3 Wilt thou by miracle revive The nations shall adore ;

The dead whom thou forsook'st alire? Their long-misguided prayers and praise

Shall the mute grave thy love confess, To thy bless'd Name restore.

A mould'ring tomb thy faithfulness? 8 All shall confess thee great, and great

4 To thee, O LORD, I cry forlorn, The wonders thou hast done;

My prayer prevents the early morn: Confess thee God, the God supreme,

Why hast thou, LORD, my soul forsook, Confess thee God alone.

Nor once vouchsafed a gracious look? 9 Teach me thy way, O LORD, and I

5 Companions dear, and friends beloved, From truth shall ne'er depart;

Far froin my sight thou hast removed : In rev'rence to thy sacred Name

God of my life, 0 LORD most high, Devoully fix my heart.

Vouchsafe to hear my mournful cry! 10 Thee will I praise, O LORD my God, PSALM 68.

L. M. Praise thee with heart sincere, And to thy everlasting Name

From the lxxxix. Psalm of David. Eternal trophies rear.

I THY mercies, LORD, shall be my song 11 Thy boundless mercy shown to me My song on them shall ever dwell; - Transcends my power to tell ;

To ages yet unborn, my tongue For thou hast oft redeem'd my soul

Thy never-failing truth shall tell. Frum lowest deeps of hell.

2 I have affirm'd, and still maintain, 12 And thou thy constant goodness didst

Thy mercy shall for ever last; To my assistance bring :

Thy truth, that does the heavens kustain, Of patience, mercy, and of truth,

Like them shall stand for ever fast. Thou everlasting spring!

3 Thus,spak'st thou by thy prophet's voice

“ With David I a league have made;

To him, my servant, and my choice, PSALM 66.

II. 3.

By solemn oath this grant convey'd: From the lxxvii. Psalm of David.

4 “While earth, and seas, and skies endure

Thy seed shall in my sight remain; 1 GOD'S temple crowns the holy mount,

To then thy throne I will ensure, The LORD there condescends to dwell; They shall to endless ages reign.” His Sion's gates, in his account,

5 For such stupendous truth and love, Our Israel's fairest tents excel :

Both heaven and earth just praises owe, Yea, glorious thiugs of thee we sing, By choirs of angels sung ahnve, O city of th' Almighty King!

And by assembled saints below. 2 Of honor'd Sion we aver,

6 What seraph of celestial birth Illustrious throngs from her proceed;

To vie with Israel's God shall dare? Th’ Almighty shall establish her,

Or who among the gods of earth And shall enrol her holy seed :

With our Almighty LORD compare? Yea, for his people he shall count 7 With reverence and religious dread, The children of his favor'd mount.

His saints should to his temple press; 3 He'll Sion find with numbers fill'd

His fear through all their hearts should Who celebrate his matchless praise;

spread, Who, here in hallelujahs skill'd,

Who his almighty Name confess. In heaven their harps and hymns shall S LORD God of armies. who can boast raise :

of strength or power like thine renown'd? Sion, seat of Israel's King,

Of such a num'rous, faithful host, Be mine to drink thy living spring!

As that which docs thy throue surround?


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