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2 Why throb, my heart? why sink, 4 Ride on in state, and still protect my saddning soul?"
The meek, the just, and true; Why droop to earth, with various Whilst thy right hand, with swift rewoes oppressid ?
[roll, venge, My years shall yet in blissful circles Does all thy foes pursue. And peace be yet an inmate of this 5. How sharp thy weapons are to them breast.
That dare thy pow'r despise ! 3 LORD, thy sure mercies, ever in my Down, down they fall, while through sight,
their heart My heart shall gladden through the The piercing arrow flies.
tedious day; (of night, 6 But thy firm throne, O God, is fix'd, And’midst the dark and gloomy shades
For ever to endure; To thee, my God, I'll tune the grate. Thy sceptre's sway shall always last, ful lay.
By righteous laws secure. 4 Why faint, my soul ? why doubt JE-7 Because thy heart, by justice led, HOVAH's aid?
Did upright ways approve, Thy God the God of mercy still shall And hated still the crooked paths, prove;
Where wand'ring sinners rove: Within his courts thy thanks shall be paid
8 Therefore did God, thy God, on thee Unquestion'd be his faithfulness and The oil of gladness shed; love!
And has, above thy fellows round,
Advanc'd thy lofty head.
PSALM 40. (II. 2.)
From the xlvi. Psalm of Darid. LET me with light and truth be
A present help when dangers Be these my guides to lead the way,
press, Till on Thy holy hill I rest,
In him, undaunted, we'll confide;
And mountains in the ocean lost, And well-tun'd harps, with songs of Torn piece-meal by the roaring tide. praise,
2 A gentler stream with gladness still Shall all my grateful hours employ: The city of our Lord shall fill, 3 Why then east down, my soul ? and The royal seat of God most. high: why
- God dwells in Sion, whose fair low'rs So much oppressid 'with anxious Shall mock th' assaults of eartbly care?
pow'rs, On God, thy God, for aid rely,
While his Almighty aid is nigh.
For him the heathen shall obey,
And earth her sov'reign LORD CON
fess: From the xlv. Psalm of David,
The God of hosts conducts our arms, WHILE heathe King's loud praise our tow'r of refuge in alarms, Indited by my heart,
PSALM 41. My tongue is like the pen of him
(L.M.) That writes with ready art.
From the xlvii. Psalm of David. 2 Hów matchless is thy form, o king! And with triumphant voices sing:
ALL ye people, clap your hands, Thy mouth with grace o'erflows; Because fresh blessings God on thee No force the mighty pow'r withstands Eternally bestows.
Of God, the universal King. 3 Gird on thy sword, most mighty 2 He shall assanlting foes repel, prince;
And with success our battles fight; And, clad in rich array,
Shall fix the place where we must With glorious ornaments of pow'r,
dwell, Najestic pomp display.
The pride of Jacob his delight
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I God is gone up, our LORD and King, 13 Assemble all my saints to me, With shouts of joy, and trumpet's (Thus runs the great divine decree,) sound;
That in my lasting cov'nant live, To him repeated praises sing, And off'rings bring with constant And let the cheerful song rebound.
care: Your utmost skill in praise be shown. The beav'ns his justice shall declare, For him who all the world com.
For God himself shall sentence give mands, Who sits upon his righteous throne,
PART 11. (II. 2.)
Thy strong accuser I'll appear;
Thy God, thine only God am I:
"Tis not of off'rings I complain, From the xlviii. Psalm of David.
Which, daily in my temple slain,
My sacred altar did supply.
Are hearts which love and zealinspire
And vows with strictest care made 9 In Sion we have seen perform'd
In time of trouble call on me,
And thou shalt praise thy gracious 3 Let Sion's mount with joy resound;
Who this deliv'rance wrought. And none will dare your cause to 4 Compass her walls in solemn pomp, Who praises me due honour gives,
And to the man that justly lives
My strong salvation shall be shown 3 Her forts and palaces survey,
PSALM 44. (S.M.)
From the li. Psalm of David.
AVE mercy, LORD, on me,
Let me, oppress'd with loads of guilt,
And cleanse me from my sin;
For I confess my crime, and see
3 Against thee, Lord, alone,
And only in thy sight, !
4 In guilt each part was form'd
Of all this sinful frame;
In guilt I was conceiv'd, and born
The heir of sin and shame.
5 Yet, LORD, thy searching eye
Does inward truth require;
And secretly with wisdom's faws
My soul thou wilt inspire.
I shall with snow in whiteness vie,
When purified by thee.
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7 Make me to hear with joy
16 “ld wing my everlasting flight, Thy kind forgiving voice; [broke Bidding the world farewell, That so the bones which thoá hast From sin and strife, to realms of light,
May with fresh strength rejoice. Where peace and quiet dweil." 8 Blot out my crying sins,
6 Thus will I call on God, who still Nor me in anger view:
Shall in my aid appear; Create in me a heart that's clean, At morn, at noon, at night I'll pray, An upright mind renew.
And he my voice shall hear. 9 Withdraw not thou thy help,
PSALM 46. (C. M.)
From the lvi. Psalm of David. His everlasting flight. 10 The joy thy favour gives
fear, Let me, O Lord, regain,
On danger's first alarm, And thy free Spirit's firm support di
Yet still for succour I depend My fainting soul sustain.
'On thy almighty arm. 11 So I thy righteous ways
2 God's faithful promise I shall praise, To sinners will impart;
On which I now rely; Whilst my advice shall wicked men
In God I trust, and, trusting him, To thy just laws convert.
The arm of flesh defy. 12 Could sacrifice atone,
3 I'll trust God's word, and so despise Whole flocks and herds should die;
The force that man can raise; But on such offrings thou disdain'st
To thee, O God, my vows are due, To cast a gracious eye.
To thee I'll render praise. 13 A broken spirit is
4 Thou hast retriev'd my soul from By God most highly priz'd;
And thou wilt still secure [death, By him a broken, contrite heart,
The life thou hast so oft preservid, Shall never be despis’d.
And make my footsteps sure: 14 Let Sion favour find,
5 That thus, protected by thy pow'r, Of thy good will assur'd;
I may this light enjoy ; And thy own city flourish long,"
And in the service of my God By lofty walls secur'd.
"My lengthen'd days employ. 15 The just shall then attend,
PSALM 47. (L. M.) And pleasing triba'te pay;
From the lvii. Psalm of Davida And sacrifice of choicest kind Upon thy altar lay.
GOD, my heart is fix'd, 'tis bent, O
Its thankful tribute to present; PSALM 45. (C. M.).
And, with my beart, my voice I'll raise
To thee, my God, in songs of praise From the lv. Psalm of David...
2 Awake, my glory; harp and lute, VIVE ear, thou Judge of all the No longer let your strings be mute:
And I, my tuneful part to take, And listen when I pray;
Will with the early dawn awake. Nor from thy humble suppliant turn Thy glorious face away.
3 Thy praises, LORD, I will resound
To all the list ning nations round: My heart is paind; the shades of Thy inercy highest heav'n transcends, death
Thy truth heyond the clouds extends. Their terrors round me spread; While fearful tremblings seize my
4 Be thou, O GOD, exalted high; breast,
And as thy glory fills the sky Horrors o'erwhelm my head.
So let it be on earth display's 3 And thus
I breathe my heavy sigh 1"Till thou art here, as there, obey'd. To Him who hears above:
PSALM 48. (L. M.) " that my soul on wings could fly, From the Ixii. Psalm of David. And emulate the dove!
My on him alone thy trust
repose; *"Swift I'd' escape, and flee afar, Some secret place to find,
My rock and health will strength Hide from the world's distracting care, súpply, And rest my weary mind.
To bear the shock of all my foes.
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Its thankful trim And, with my bean D To thee, my God, IA &* 12 Awake, my glory: bez * No longer let your sit
And I, my tunetus et
O God does his saving health dispense, 3 Our sins, though numberless, in vain
And flowing blessings daily send: To stop thy flowing mercy try;
On him my soul shall still depend. stain,
And washest out the crimson dye. Before his throne pour out your 4 Blest is the man, who, near thee hearts:
placid, For God, the merciful and just,
Within thy sacred dwelling lives! His timely aid to us imparts. 'Tis there abundantly we taste 4 The LORD has oft his will express'a,
The vast delights thy temple gives.
PART II. (L. M.)
Thy rain relieves the thirsty ground $ Though mercy in his darling grace, Makes lands, that barren were before, In which he chiefly takes delight;
With corn and useful fruits abound
And ev'ry furrow'd valley fills:
In which a blest increase distils.
3 Thy goodness does the circling year My morning prayers shall offer'd
With fresh returns of plenty crown; be, For thee my thirsty soul does pant:
And where thy glorious paths appear, My fainting flesh implores my grace,
The fruitful clouds drop fatness
down. As in a dry and barren place,
Where I refreshing waters want. 14 They drop on barren deserts, chang'd 20! to my longing eyes, once more. The hills about, in order rang’d,
By them to pastures fresh and green:
In beauteous robes of joy are seen.
A plenteous crop of full-eard corn,
PART 1. (C. M.)
ET all the lands, with shouts of 4 When down Ilie, sweet sleep to fina, L.
To God their voices raise;
And spread his glorious praise.
2 And let them say, How dreadfui
In all thy works, art thou !
To thy great pow'r thy stubborn foes
Shall all be forc'd to bow.
Shall thee, their God, confess;
Of thy great Name express. [dread
Has wondrous judgment shown.
3 Thy praises. Loen. In To all the list'ning Thy mercr highest lorem
Thy truth herond the potent
On him alone the
s o all ye nations, bless our GOD,
PSALM 53. (L. M.) And loudly speak his praise ;
From the lxviij. Psalın af Daord
THE servants of JEHOVAR's will
His favours gentle beama enjoyi
Their upright hearts let gladness fill, 1 My ofl'rings to God's house I'll And cheerful songs their tongues bring,
employ. And there my vows will pay, 2 To him your voice in anthems raise Which I with solemn zeal did make
JEHOVAH's awful Name he bears; In trouble's dismal day.
In him rejoice, extol his praise, % O come, all ye that fear the LORD,
Who rides upon high-rolling spheres Attend with heedful care,
3 His chariots numberless, his pow'rs Whilst I what God for me has done
Are heav'niy hosts, that wait his With grateful joy declare,
will; 3 As I before his aid implor'd,
His presence now fills Sion's tow'ts,
As once it honour'd Sinai's bill. So now I praise his Name; But, if my heart to sin incline, 4 Ascending high, in triumph thou My pray'r will God disclaim.
Captivity hast captive led, 4 But God to me, whene'er I cried,
And on thy people didst bestow His gracious ear did bend,
Thy gifts and graces freely shed. And to the voice of my request 5 Ev'n rebels shall partake thy grace With constant love attend.
And humble proselytes repair
To worship at thy dwelling place, 5 Then bless'd for ever be my God, And all the world pay homage there
Who never, when I pray, Withholds his mercy from my soul,
6 For benefits each day bestow'd, Nor turns his face away.
Be daily his great Name ador'd,
Who is our Saviour and our GOD, PSALM 52. (S. M.)
Oflife and death the sov'reign LORD From tħc lxvii. Psalm of David.
From the lxix. Psalm of David.
PART I. (L, M.) On all thy saints to shine: è That so thy wondrous way And press to o'erwhelm my soul
May through the world be known; With painful steps in mire I tread, While distant lands their tribute pay, And deluges o'erflow my head. And thy salvation own.
2 O LORD, to thee I will repair, 3 Let diff'ring nations join
For help, with hwnble, timely pray'r; To celebrate thy fame;
Relieve me from thy mercy's store, Let all the world, O LORD, combine Display thy truth's preserving pow'T. To praise thy glorious Name.
3 From threat'ning dangera me relieve, 4 O let them shout and sing,
And from the mire my feet retrieve; With joy and pious mirth;
From all my foes in safety keep,
4 LORD, hear the humble pray'r I
make, 5 Let diffring nations join
For thy transcending goodness' sake; To celebrate thy fame;
Relieve thy supplicant once more Let all the world, O LORD, combine From thy abounding mercy's store. To praise thy glorious Ņame.
5 Reproach and grief have broke my Then God upon our land
heart, Shall constant blessings show'r; I look'd for some to take my part, And all the world in awe shall stand To pity, or relieve my pain; of his resistless pow'r
But look'd, alas ! for both in vain.
SAVFome, O God; froni waves that