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3 When heaven, thy beautevus work on high,

Employs my wondering sight;
The moon, that nightly rules the sky,

With stars of feebler light;
4 Oh, what is man, that, LORD, thou lov'st

To keep him in thy mind?
Or what his offspring, that thou prov'st

To them so wondrous kind ?
5 Him next in power thou didst create

To thy celestial train; Ordain'd with dignity and state

O’er all thy works to reign. 6 They jointly own his powerful sway;

The beasts that prey or graze; The bird that wings its airy way;

The fish that cuts the seas. 7 0 Thou, to whom all creatures bow

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

How glorious is thy Name !


From the ix. Psalm of David.

I TO celebrate thy praise, O LORD,
I will my heart

To all the listening world, thy works,

Thy wondrous works, declare.
2 The thought of them shall to my soul

Exalted pleasure bring;
Whilst to thy Name, O thou Most High,

Triumphant praise I sing.
3 The Lord for ever lives, who has

His righteous throne prepared,
Impartial justice to dispense

To punish or reward. 4 All those who have his goodness proved,

Will in his truth confide;
Whose mercy ne'er forsook the man
That on his help relied.


5 Sing praises therefore to the LORD,

From Sion, his abode;
Proclaim his deeds, till all the world

Confess no other God.


From the zi. Psalm of David. 1 THE LORD a holy temple hath,

And righteous throne, above; Whence he surveys the sons of men,

And how their counsels move.
2 If God the righteous, whom he loves,

For trial does correct,
What must the sons of violence,

Whom he abhors, expect?
3 Snares, fire, and brimstone, on their heads

Shall in one tempest shower;
This dreadful mixture his revenge
Into their


4 The righteous Lord will righteous deeds

With signal favor grace,
And to the upright man disclose

The brightness of his face.

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From the xiii. Psalm of David.

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1 HOW long wilt thou forget me, LORD?

Must I for ever mourn ?
How long wilt thou withdraw from me,

Oh! never to return ?
2 O hear, and to my longing eyes.

Restore thy wonted light, Dawn on my spirit, lest I sleep

In death's most gloomy night.
3 Since I have always placed my trust

Beneath thy mercy's wing,
Thy saving health will come; and then

My heart with joy shall spring.
4 Then shall my song, with praise inspired,

To thee, my God, ascend; Wlio to thy servant in distress

Such bounty didst extend.


From the xiv. Psalm of David.

1 THE LORD look'd down from heaven's high

And all the sons of men did view,
To see if any own'd his power,

If any truth or justice knew;
2 But all, he saw, were gone aside,

All were degenerate grown and base;
None took religion for their guide,

Not one of all the sinful race.
3 How will they tremble then for fear,

When his just wrath shall them o'ertake! For to the righteous God is near,

And never will their cause forsake. 4 O, that from Sion he'd employ

His might, and burst th' oppressive band! Then shouts of universal joy

Should loudly echo through the land.


From the xv. Psalm of David.

+ LORD, who 's the happy man that may

To thy blest courts repair,
Not, stranger-like, to visit them,

But to inhabit there?
2 'Tis he who walketh uprightly,

Whom righteousness directs;
Whose gen'rous tongue disdains to speak

The thing his heart rejects. 3 Who never did a slander forge,

His neighbor's fame to wound; Nor hearken to a false report

By malice whisper'd round. 1 Who vice, in all its pomp and power,

Can treat with just neglect; And piety, though clothed in rags,

Religiously respect.

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5 Who to his plighted vows and trust

Has ever firmly stood;
And, though he promise to his loss,

He makes his promise good. 6 Whose soul in usury disdains

His treasure to employ ;
Whom no rewards can ever bribe

The guiltless to destroy.
7 The man, who by this righteous course

Has happiness insured,
When earth's foundation shakes, shall stand,
By Providence secured.


From the Xvi. Psalm of David. 1 MY grateful soul shall bless the LORD,

Whose precepts give me light; And private counsel still afford

In sorrow's dismal night.
2 I strive each action to approve

To his all-seeing eye;
No danger shall my hopes remove,

Because he still is nigh.
3 Therefore my heart all grief defies,

My glory does rejoice;
My flesh shall rest, in hope to rise,

Waked by his powersul voice.
4 Thou, LORD, when I resign my breath,

My soul from hell shalt free; Nor let thy Holy One in death

The least corruption see.
5 Thou shalt the paths of life display,

Which to thy presence lead;
Where pleasures dwell without allay,

And joys that never fade.

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From the xviii. Psalm of David.

PART 1. L. M.
1 NO change of time shall ever shock

My firm affection, LORD, to thee; For thou hast always been my rock,

A fortress and defence to me.

2 Thou my deliverer art, my God;

My trust is in thy mighty power;
Thou art my shield from foes abroad,

At home my safeguard and my tower. 3 To thee I will address my prayer,

To whom all praise we justly owe;
So shall I, by thy watchful care,
Be guarded safe from every foe.

PART II. L. M. 1 Thou suit'st, O LORD, thy righteous ways

To various paths of human kind;
They who for mercy merit praise,

With thee shall wondrous mercy find. 2 Thou to the just shalt justice show;

The pure thy purity shall see :
Such as perversely choose to go,

Shall meet with due returns from thee. 3 That he the humble soul will save,

And crush the haughty's boasted might, In me the LORD an instance gave,

Whose darkness he has turn’d to light. 4 Who then deserves to be adored,

But God, on whom my hopes depend? Or who, except the mighty LORD,

Can with resistless power defend ? 5 Let the eternal Lord be praised,

The rock on whose defence I rest!
To highest heavens his Name be raised,

Who me with his salvation bless'd ! 6 My God, to celebrate thy fame,

My grateful voice to heaven I 'll raise; And nations, strangers to thy Name,

Shall learn to sing thy glorious praise.

From the xix. Psalm of David.

I THE heavens declare thy glory, LORD,

Which that alone can fill ;
The firmament and stars express

Their great Creator's skill.

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