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2 At Salem's courts we must appear,
With our assembled powers,
Like her united towers.
The tribes of God repair,
His Name with praise and prayer. 4 O, ever pray for Salem's
peace; For they shall prosp'rous be, Thou holy city of our God,
Who bear true love to thee.
A constant guest be found;
Thy palaces be crown'd. 6 For my dear brethren's sake, and friends
No less than brethren dear,
A constant guest appear.
And ever wish thee well,
Where God vouchsafes to dwell.
SELECTION 100. C. M.
From the cxxiv Psalm of David.
1 HAD not the LORD, may Israel say,
On Israel's side engaged,
So furiously he raged.
To check his fierce control,
Had overwhelm'd our soul.
Who left us not his prey;
And we again are free.
4 Secure in God's almighty Name
Our confidence remains ;
Of both sole monarch reigns.
SELECTION 101 C. M.
From the cxxv. Psalm of David. 1 WHO place on Sion's God their trust,
Like Sion's rock shall stand; Like her immoveably be fix'd
By his almighty hand.
To guard them from their foes.
Who righteous deeds affect; The heart that innocence retains,
Let innocence protect.
The LORD shall soon destroy;
With lasting peace and joy.
SELECTION 102. C. M.
From the cxxvii. Psalm of David.
1 WE build with fruitless cost, unless
The LORD the pile sustain; Unless the LORD the city keep,
The watchman wakes in vain.
3 Supplies of life, with ease to them,
He on his saints bestows;
Their nights with safe repose.
SELECTION 103. C. M.
From the cxxviii. Psalm of David.
Nor only worship pays,
To his appointed ways.
Of his own labor feed;
His wishes all succeed.
Him Sion's God shall bless, And grant him all his days to see
SELECTION 104. S. M.
From the cxxx. Psalm of David. 1 FROM lowest depths of woe
To God I sent my cry;
And graciously reply.
Who can the trial bear?
And quite renounce thy fear. 3 My soul with patience waits
For thee, the living LORD;
Thy never-failing word. 4 My longing eyes look out
For thy enlivening ray,
To spy the dawning day. 5 Let Israel trust in God,
No bounds his mercy knows; The plenteous source and spring from whence
Eternal succor flows :
Supplies in want convey;
And wash our guilt a way.
I LORD, for ever at thy side
Let my place and portion be: Strip me of the robe of pride,
Clothe me with humility. 2 Meekly may my soul receive
All thy Spirit hath reveal'd; Thou hast spoken-I believe,
Though the oracle be seal'd. 3 Humble as a little child,
Weaned from the mother's breast. By no subtleties beguiled,
On thy faithful word I rest. 4 Israel! now and evermore
In the LORD Jehovah trust;
SELECTION 106. C. M.
From the cxxxii. Psalm of David.
To God's abode repair ;
prayer. 2 Arise, O LORD, and now possess
Thy constant place of rest; Be that, not only with thy ark,
But with thy presence bless'd. 3 Clothe thou thy priests with righteousness,
Make thou thy saints rejoice; And, for thy servant David's sake,
Hear thy anointed's voice.
All other seats excel;
Where he desires to dwell.
Her poor with plenty bless;
His saving health confess.
SELECTION 107. C. M.
From the cxxxii. Psalm of David.
How great their pleasure prove,
In offices of love!
Which, pour'd on Aaron's head,
Its costly fragrance shed.
On Hermon's top distil ;
On Sion's favor'd hill.
Where the Almighty King
And life's eternal spring.
SELECTION 108. C. M.
From the cxxxiv. Psalm of David. | BLESS God, ye servants, that attend
Upon his solemn state,
With humble reverence wait.
And bless his holy Name: From Sion bless thy Israel, LORD,
Who earth and heaven didst frame.
SELECTION 109. C. M.
From the cxxxv. Psalm of David. 1 O PRAISE the LORD with one consent,
And magnify his Name;
His worthy praise proclaim.
Attend with constant care; With those that to his outmost courts
With humble zeal repair.