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PSALM 21. (C.M.) 17 Instruct me in thy paths, O LORD, The LORD of Los

My ways directly guide; d of glory be alone is from the xxvi. Psalm of David.

Lest sinful men, who watch my stepe Who is will


Should see me tread aside.
Of righteousness have trod; 8 I trusted that my future life

I shall not fail, who all my trust Should with thy love be crown'd;
Repose on thee, my God.

Or else my fainting soul had sunk,
2 I'll wash my hands in innocence, With sorrow compass'd round.
GOD, in shamiss
And round thine altar go;

9 GOD's time with patient faith exi I lift my heart 22. Pour the glad hymn of triumph thence, pect,

And thence thy wonders show. Who will inspire thy breast 3 My thanks I'll publish there, and tell With inward strength: do thou thy How thy renown excels;

That seat affords me most delight,

And leave to him the rest.
In which thine honour dwells.

PSALM 22, *(C. M.) From the xxviii. Psalm of David.
From the xxvii. Psalm of David.

His praise I will resound,

; WHOM should I fear

, since God to From whom the cries of my distress Is saving health and light? Since strongly he my life supports,

2 He is my strength and shield; my What can my soul affright?


Has trusted in his Name; 2 Henceforth, within his house to And now reliev'd, my heart, with joy I earnestly desire;


His praises shall proclaim.
His wondrous beauty there to view,
And of his will inquire.

3 The LORD, the everlasting God,

Is my defence and rock,
3 For there I may with comfort rest, The saving health, the saving strength,
In times of deep distress;

Of his anointed flock.
And safe, as on a rock, abide

4 O save and bless thy people, Lord, In that secure recess.

Thy heritage preserve; 4 When us to seek thy glorious face Feed, strengthen, and support their Thou kindly dost advise;


That they may never swerve. 7 He those in justice " Thy glorious face I'll always seek,"

My grateful heart replies.
5 Then hide not thou thy face, o

PSALM 24. (L. M.)

From the xxix. Psalm of David.
MM Gop and Saviour, leave not him Y votat gratefur sacrifice

prepare Thou didst so oft protect.

God's glorious actions loudly tem, 6 Though all of nearest earthly ties His wondrous pow'r to all declare. Me, in my wo, forsake,

2 To his great Name fresh altars raise Yet thou, whose love excels them all,

Devoutly due respect afford;
Wilt care and pity take.

Him in his holy temple praise,

Where he's with solemn stato * Extract from the Journal of the

ador'd. General Convention, 1832.

“4. Resolned, As the sense and de 3 Tis he that, with amazing noise, claration of this Convention, that só

The watery clouds in sunder breaks niuch of the rubrics in the form of con. The dcean trembles at his voice, secration of a church or chapel as

When he from heav'n in thunder requires the singing of Psalm 26, speaks. verses 6, 7, and 8,' will hereafter be 4 How full of pow'r his voice appears! duly complied with by singing verses With what majestic terror crown'di 2 and 3, in the selection from the 26th Which from their roots tall cedar. Psalm, included in the Psalms in Me.

tears, tre authorized by these resolutions to And strews their scatter'd branches be set forth."


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5 GoD rules the angry floods on high;j8 o all ye saints, the LORD His boundless sway shall never With eager love pursue; cease ;

Who to the just will help afford, Ilis saints with strength he will sup- And give the proud their due. ply,

9 Ye that on God rely, And bless his own with constant

Courageously proceed; peace.

For he will still your hearts supply PSALM 25. (C. M.) With strength in time of need. From the xxx. Psalm of David,

PSALM 27. (L. M.) N my distress to God I cried,

From the xxxii. Psalm of David. And from the grave's expecting mouth HTE's blest

whose sins have pardon My hopeless life retrieve.

No more in judgment to appear; 2 O to his courts, ye saints of his,

Whose guilt remission has obtain'd, With songs of praise repair;

And whose repentalice is sincere. With me commemorate his truth, 2 No sooner I my wound disclos'd, And providential care.

The guilt that tortur'd me within, 3 His wrath has but a moment's reign, But thy forgiveness interpos'd, His favour no decay;.

And mercy's healing balm pour'd in. The night of grief is recompens'd 3 Sorrows on sorrows multiplied, With joy's returning day.

The harden'd sinner shall confound; 4. Therefore, O LORD, I'll gladly sing But them who in his truth confide, Thy praise in grateful verse;

Blessings of inercy shall surround, And, as thy favours endless are, 4. His saints, that have performid hia Thy endless praise rehearse.


Their life in triumph shall employ
PSALM 26. (S. M.)

Let them, as they alone have cause,
From the xxxi. Psalm of David. In grateful raptures shout for joy.

EFEND me, LORD, from shame,

For still I trust in thee;
As just and righteous is thy Name,

From the xxxiii. Psalm of Daord.
From danger set me free.

PART I. (C. M.) 2 Bow down thy gracious ear, TET , And speedy succour send;

Their cheerful voices raise; Do thou my steadfast rock appear,

For well the righteous it becomes To shelter and defend.

To sing glad songs of praise. 3 To thee, the God of truth,

2 Let harps, and psalteries, and lutes, My life, and all that's mine,

In joyful concert meet; (For thou preserv'st me from my

And new-made songs of loud applause youth)

The harmony complete. I willingly resign.

3 For faithful is the word of God, 4 My hope, my steadfast trust,

His works with truth abound; I on thy help repose:

He justice loves; and all the earth
That thou, my God, art good and just,

Is with his goodness crown'd.
My soul with comfort knows. 4 By 'bis almighty word, at first,
Whate'er events betide,

The heav'nly arch was rear'd ;
Thy wisdom times them all;

"And all the beauteous hosts of light Then, Lord, thy servant safely hide

At his command appear'd. From those that seek his fall. 5 Let earth, and all that dwell therein, 6 The brightness of thy face

Before him trembling stand; (made To me, O LORD, disclose,

For, when he spake the word, 'twas And, as thy mercies still increase,

'Twas fix'd at his command. Preserve me from my foes.

PART 11. (C. M.) 7 How great thy mercies are

1 WHATE'ER the mighty LORD decreen To such as fear thy Name, (care, Shall stand for ever sure; Which thou, for those that trust thy The settled purpose of his heart Dost to the world proclaiin!

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just Whom he, from all the world besides, And, when distress'd, his gracious ear Has chosen for his own.

Is open to their cries;
3 Our soul on God with patience 5 But turns his wrathful look on those

Whom mercy can't reclaim,
Our help and shield is he;

To cut them off, and from the earth
Then, LORD, let still our hearts rejoice, Blot out their evil name.
Because we trust in theè.

6 Deliv'rance to his saints he gives,
4 The riches of thy mercy, LORD, When his relief they crave;
Do thou to us extend;

He's nigh to heal the broken heart,
Since we, for all we want or wish And contrite spirit save.
On thee alone depend.

7 Great troubles may afilict the just,

Yet God will save them still;

The righteous he will keep from harm,
From the xxxiv. Psalm of David. And guard from every ill.
PART 1. (C. M.)

3 The wicked, from their wickedness,

Their ruin shall derive; [test, of life,

Shall them and their's survive.
In trouble and in joy,
The praises of my God shall still 9 For God preserves the souls of those
My heart and tongue employ.

Who on his truth depend;

To theni, and their posterity
2 of his deliv'rance I will boast,

His blessings shall descend.
Till all that are distress'd
From my example comfort take,

PSALM 30. (L. M.)
And charra their griefs to rest.

From the xxxvi. Psalm of David.
30 magnify the LORD with me,
With me exalt his name:


LORD, thy mercy, my sure hope, When in 'distress to him I callid,

The highest orb of heav'n tran.

scends; He to my rescue came.

Thy sacred truth's unmeasur'd scope 4 The Angel of the Lord encamps 1 Beyond the spreading sky extends. Around the good and just;

2 Thy justice like the hills remains, Deliv'rance he affords to all Who on his succour trust.

Unfathom'd depths thy judgments

are; 5 O make but trial of his love, Thy providence the world sustains, Experience will decide

The whole creation is thy care, How blest they are, and only they,

3 Since of thy goodness all partake, Who in his truth confide.

With what assurance should the just 6 Fear him, ye saints; and you will Thy shell’ring wings their refuge then

make, Have nothing else to fear:

And saints to thy protection trust!' Make you his service your delight,

114 Such guests shall to thy courts be Your wants shall be his care.

PART II. (C. M.)

To banquet on thy love's repast;
I APPROACH, ye children of the Lord, And drink, as from a fountain's head,
And any instruction hear;

Of joys that shall for ever last.
*P'll teach you the true discipline 5 With thee the springs of life reruain,
Of his religious fear.

Thy presence is eternal day;
? Let him who length of life desires,

O let thy saints thy favour gain,
And prosp'rous days would see,

To upright hearts thy truth display.
From stand'ring language' keep his PSALM 31. (II. 2.)

His lips from falsehood free; From the xxxvii. Psalm of David.
3 The crooked paths of vice decline,

And virtue's ways pursue;

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THY restrain,

Thy anger or thy envý raise; 3 God to the just will aid afford,
For they, cut down like tender grass, Their only safeguard is the LORD,
Or like young flow'rs away shall pass, Their strength in time of need is he

Whose blooming beauty soon decays. Because on him they still depend, 2 Depend on God, and him obey,

The Lord will tiniely suceour send, So thou within the land shalt stay,

And from the wicked set them frea Secure from danger and from want: Make his commands thy chief delight,

PSALM 32. (C. M.) And he, thy duty to requite,

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

HY chast'ning wrath, O LORD To perfect every just design;, ! He'll make like light, serene and clear, Though I deserve it all; Thy clouded innocence appear, Nor let on me the heavy storm

And as a mid-day sun to shine. Of thy displeasure fali.. 4 With quiet mind on God depend, 2 My sins, which to a deluge swell, And patiently for him attend,

My sinking head o'erflow, Nor envy the success of crime; And, for my feeble strength to bear, For God will sinful men destroy,

Too vast a burden grow. Whilst they his presence sliall cnjoy, 13 But, LORD, before thy searching eye Who trust on him, and wait his time. All my desires appear; PART II. (II. 2.)

The groanings of my burden'd soul

Have reach'd thine open car. I The good man's way is God's de- 4 Forsake me not, O LORD, my GOD. He orders all the steps aright [light: Of him that moves by his command; Make haste to my relief, Ó thou

Nor far from me depart; Though he sometimes may be dis

Who my salvation art. tress'd Yet shall he ne'er be quite oppress'd,'

For God upholds him with his hand. PSALM 33. (C.M.) 2 With caution shun each wicked, deed,

From the xxxix. Psalm of David. In virtue's ways with zeal proceed,

And so prolong your happy days; LORDA Jet me know my term of For God, who judgment loves, does still

How soon my life will end:. Preserve his saints secure from ill, The num'rous train of ills disclose, While soon the wicked race decays.

Which this frail state attend. 3 The upright shall possess the land, 2 My life, thou know'st, is but a span,

His mouth with wisdom is supplied, And ev'ry man, in best estate, His tongue by rules of judgment moves,

But vanity appears. His heart the law of God approves; 3 Man, like a shadow, vàinly walks, Therefore his footsteps never slide. With fruitless cares oppress'd; PART II. (II. 2.)

He heaps up wealth, but cannot tell

By whom 'twill be possess'd. 1 The wicked I in pow'r have sech, And like a bay-tree fresh and green

4 Why then should I on worthless toys

With anxious cares attend? That spreads its pleasant branches round:

On thee alone my steadfast hope But he was gone as swift as thought;

Shall ever, LORD, depend. And, though in every place I sought,"|5 LORD, hear my cry accept my teak,

No sign or track of him I found. And listen to my prayer, 2 Observe the perfect man with care,

Who sojourn like a stranger here, And mark aH such as upright are;

As all my fathers were. 'Their roughest days in peace shall 6 O spare me yel a little time; While on the latter end of those send : My wasted strength restore, Who dare God's sacred will oppose, Before I vanish quite from hence, A common ruin shall attend.

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From the xl. Psalm of David.

Oppress'd with sickness lie;

The LORD will easy make his bed, Their strength a WAITED meekly for the LORD, And inward strength supply.

4 Secure of this, to thee, my God,
The LORD wili tumea Who did his gracious çar afford,
And heard from heav'n my humble « LORD, for thy mercy, heal my soul,

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From'danger and disgrace;
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And others, to his worship brought,

And thou vouchsaf'st to set me still
To hopes of like deliv'rance raise.

Before thy glorious face.

6 Let therefore Israel's LORD and God restrais,

. For blessings shall that man reward,
Who on th' Almighty LORD relies;

From age to age be bless'd;

And all the peopie's glad applause
Nor let on me the bes Who treats the proud with disregard,
And hates the hypocrite's disguise.

With loud Amens express'd. 2 My sins, which 1924 Who can the wondrous works ry. PSALM 36. (C.M.)

Which thou, O God, for us hast

From the xlii. Psalm of David. wrought?

S pants the hart for' cooling

3 But, LORD, before three The treasures of thy love surmount
The pow'r of numbers, speech, and

When heated in the chase;

So longs my soul, O God, for thee,
Have reach'd the mus I've learnt that thon hast not desir'd

And thy refreshing grace.
Off'rings and sacrifice alone;

2 For thee, my God, the living GOD, Nor blood of guiltless beasts requir'd

My thirsty soul doth pine;
For man's transgression to atone.

01 when shall I behold thy face,

Thou Majesty Divine?
11 lo my salvace e I therefore come-come to fulfil

The oracles thy books impart;
Tis my delight to do thy will,

3 Why restless, why cast down, my

Thy law is written in my heart.) Trust God; who will employ
In full assemblies I have told His aid for thee, and change these sighs

Thy truth and righteousness at large: To thankful hymns of joy.
Nor did, thou know'st, my lips with. 4 God of my strength, how long shall I,

From uttering what thou gav'st in Forlorn, forsaken, and expos'd

Like one forgotten, mourn;

To my oppressor's scorn?
1 Nor kept within my breast confind 5 My heart is pierc'd, as with a sword,

Thy faithfulness and saving grace; While thus my foes upbraid:
But preach'd thy love, for all design'd, “ Vain boaşter, where is now thy God?
That all might that and truth em.

And where his promis'd aid ?"

6 Why restless, why cast down, my I Then let those mercies I declar'd

soul? To others, LORD, extend to me;

Hope still; and thou shalt sing I'hy loving-kindness my reward,

The praise of him who is thy God,
Thy truth my safe protection be. Thy health's eternal spring.
PSALM 35. (C. M.)

PSALM 37. (II. 5.)
From the xli, Psalm of David.
APPY the man whose tender care

From the xlii. Psalm of Danid.
Relieves the poor distress'd !

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