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From the i. Psalm of David.
1 HOW blest is he, who ne'er consents

By ill advice to walk,
Nor stands in sinners' ways, nor sits

Where men profanely talk;
2 But makes the perfect law of God

His business and delight;
Devoutly reads therein by day,

And meditates by night. 3 Like some fair tree, which, fed by streams,

With timely fruit does bend,
He still shall flourish, and success

All his designs attend.
4 Ungodly men, and their attempts,

No lasting root shall find;
Untimely blasted, and dispersed

Like chaff before the wind.
5 Their guilt shall strike the wicked dumb

Before their Judge's face:
No formal hypocrite shall then

Among the saints have place.
6 For God approves the just man's ways;

To happiness they tend :
But sinners, and the paths they tread,

Shall both in ruin end.


From the ü. Psalm of David.

1 THUS God declares his sovereign will :

" The King that I ordain,
Whose throne is fix'd on Sion's hill,
Shall there securely reign.”


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2 Attend, O carth, whilst I declare

God's uncontroll'd decree : “Thou art my Son, this day my heir

Have I begotten thee. 3“ Ask, and receive thy full demands;

Thine shall the heathen be;
The utmost limit of the lands

Shall be possess'd by thee." 4 Learn then, ye princes; and give ear,

Ye judges of the earth;
Worship the LORD with holy fear;

Rejoice with awful mirth.
5 Appease the Son with due respect,

Your timely homage pay:
Lest he revenge the bold neglect,

Incensed by your delay.
6 If but in part his anger rise,

Who can endure the flame?
Then blest are they, whose hope relies

On his most holy Name.


From the iii. Psalm of David.

1 THOU, gracious God, art my defence;

On thee my hopes rely:
Thou art my glory, and shalt yet

Lift up my head on high.
2 Since whensoe'er, in my distress,

To God I made my prayer,
He heard me from his holy hill;

Why should I now despair ?
3 Guarded by him I lay me down

My sweet repose to take;
For s through him securely sleep,

Through him in safety wake. 4 Salvation to the LORD belongs;

He only can defend :
His blessing he extends to all

That on his power depend.


From the iv. Psalm of David.
1 CONSIDER that the righteous man

Is God's peculiar choice;
And when to him I make my prayer,

He always hears my voice,
2 Then stand in awe of his commands,

Flee every thing that 's ill;
Commune in private with your hearts,

And bend them to his will. 3 The sacrifice of righteousness

Present to God on high ;
And let your hope, securely fix'd,

On him alone rely.
4 While worldly minds impatient grow

More prosperous times to see; Still let the glories of thy face

Shine brightly, LORD, on me. 5 So shall my heart o'erflow with joy,

More lasting and more true Than theirs, who stores of corn and wine

Successively renew.
6. Then down in peace I 'll lay my head,

And take my needful rest;
No other guard, O LORD, I crave,
Of thy defence possess’d.


From the v. Psaim of David. 1 REGARD my words, O gracious LORD,

Accept my secret prayer;
To thee alone, my King, my God,

Will I for help repair. 2 Thou in the morn my voice shalt hear,

And, with the dawning day, To thee devoutly I 'll look up,

To thee devoutly pray.
3 Lord, I within thy house will come,

In thy abundant grace;
And I will worship in thy fear,

Tow'rd thy most holy place.

4 Let those, O Lord, who trust in thee,

With shouts their joy proclaim;
Let them rejoice whom thou preserv'st,

And all that love thy Name.
5 To righteous men, the righteous LORD

His blessing will extend ;
And with his favor all his saints,

As with a shield, defend.


From the vi. Psalm of David. 1 IN mercy, not in wrath,

Rebuke me, gracious God!
Lest, if thy whole displeasure rise,

I sink beneath thy rod.
2 Touch'd by thy quick’ning power,

My load of guilt I feel;
The wounds thy Spirit hath unclosed,

O let that Spirit heal. 3 In trouble and in gloom,

Must I for ever mourn ?
And wilt thou not, at length, O GOD,

In pitying love return ? 4 O come, ere life expire,

Send down thy power to save;
For who shall sing thy Name in death,

Or praise thee in the grave ? 5 Why should I doubt thy grace,

Or yield to dread despair ?
Thou wilt fulfil thy promised word,
And grant me all my prayer.


From the viii. Psalm of David. 1 0 THOU, to whom all creatures bow

Within this earthly frame, Through all the world how great art thou !

How glorious is thy Name!
2 In heaven thy wondrous acts are sung,

Nor fully reckon’d there;
And yet thou mak'st the infant tongue

Thy boundless praise declare.

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