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he mouth, may profes ed vered to the Saints. De yhe sins of heresy ast war by the foot of pride come p menor the hand of the g in down." And grant th my this world may be so pears by thy governance, that ve joyfully serve thee in alg to that so they may wan es- truth and peace, and a with thy Saints in ga is through thy merits, ur thou gracious Bishop and our souls, who art, with de P, the Holy Ghost, one Go end. Amen.
THE PSALMS OF DAVID;
SUITED TO THE
FEASTS AND FASTS OF THE CHURCH,
OTHER OCCASIONS OF PUBLIC WORSHIP.
PUBLISHED BY JOHN C. PECHIN, NO. 13 SOUTH FOURTH STREET.
In pursuance of a resolution of the General Convention of the Protestant Episcopal Church in the United States of America, we, the subscribers, a Committee authorized for the purpose, do hereby set forth this Selection of Psalms.
Philadelphia, December 27th, 1832.
Messrs. George, Latimer & Co., of Philadelphia, are appointed the pul lishers of the edition, authorized by the Committee.
H. U. ONDERDONK.
H. U. ONDERDONK.
STEREOTYPED BY L. JOHNSON.
"By the Bishops, the Clergy, and the Laity of the Protestant Episcopal Church in the United States of America, in Convention, this twenty-ninth day of October, in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and thirty-two; this book of Psalms in Metre, selected from the Psalms of David, with Hymns, is set forth, and allowed to be sung in all congregations of the said church, before and after Morning and Evening Prayer, and also before and after Sermons, at the discretion of the minister.
And it shall be the duty of every minister of any church, either by standing directions, or from time to time, to appoint the portions of Psalms which are to be sung."
"And further, it shall be the duty of every minister, with such assistance as he can obtain from persons skilled in music, to give order concerning the tunes to be sung at any time in his church; and especially, it shall be his duty to suppress all light and unseemly music, and all indecency and irreverence in the performance, by which vain and ungodly persons profane the service of the Sanctuary."
SELECTED FROM THE PSALMS OF DAVID
PSALM 1. (C. M.)
OW blest is he, who ne'er consents
HBy ill advice to walk,
Nor stands in sinners' ways, nor sits
2 But makes the perfect law of God
With timely fruit does bend,
He still shall flourish, and success
Ungodly men, and their attempts.
Like chaff before the wind.
5 Their guilt shall strike the wicked dumb
Before their Judge's face:
Like some fair tree, which, fed by THOU, gracious Gop, art my de:
To happiness they tend':
5 Appease the Son with due respect,
3" Ask, and receive thy full demands;
Shall be possess'd by thee."
4 Learn then, ye princes; and give
6 If but in part his anger rise,
Who can endure the flame?
Then blest are they, whose hope relies
2 Since whensoe'er, in my distress,
3 Guarded by him I lay me down
4 Salvation to the LORD belongs;
(C. M.) From the iv. Psalm of David.
YONSIDER that the righteous man
2 Then stand in awe of his commands,
3 The sacrifice of righteousness
4 While worldly minds impatient grow
Shine brightly, LORD, on me.
5 So shall my heart o'erflow with joy,