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6 Then down in peace I'll lay my head, [2 In heaven thy wondrous acts are
Accept my secret prayer;
PSALM 5. (C. M.)
3 When heaven, thy beauteous work
Employs my wond'ring sight;
REGARD my words, O gracious The moon, that nightly rules the sky,
With stars feebler
And yet thou mak'st the infant tongue
Nor fully reckon'd there;
4 O, what is man, that, LORD, thou
THOU, to whom all creatures bow Within this earthly frame, [thou! Through all the world how great art How glorious is thy name!
Him next in power thou didst create
They jointly own
2.If God the righteous, whom he loves, !
What must the sons of violence,
3 Snares, fire, and brimstone, on their
Shall in one tempest show'r;
With signal favour grace,
Must 1 for ever mourn?
3 Who never did a slander forge, His neighbour's fame to wound; Nor hearken to a false report
By malice whisper'd round.
How long wilt thou withdraw from 5 Who to his plighted vows and trust
Oh! never to return?
O hear, and to my longing eyes
Dawn on my spirit, lest I sleep
To thee, my God, ascend,
12 Tis he who walketh uprightly,
Whose gen'rous tongue disdains to
The thing his heart rejects.
3 Since I have always plac'd my trust
PSALM 12. 蹰 (C. M.) From the xv. Psalm of David.
LORD, who's the happy man that
To thy blest courts repair,
And all the sons of men did, view,
But all, he saw, were gone aside,
And, though he promise to his loss,
6 Whose soul in usury disdains
7 The man, who by this righteous
Has happiness insur'd, [stand, When earth's foundation shakes, shall By Providence secur'd.
PSALM 13. (C. M.) From the xvi. Psalm of David.
MY grateful soul shall bless the
Whose precepts give me light; And private counsel still afford. In sorrow's dismal night.
2 I strive each action to approve
No danger shall my hopes remove,
3 Therefore my heart all grief defies,
My flesh shall rest, in hope to rise,
Thou, LORD, when I resign my
My soul from hell shalt free;
3 How will they tremble then for fear,
For to the righteous GoD is near,
His might, and burst th' oppressive
5 Thou shalt the paths of life display
From the xviii. Psalm of David. PART I. (L. M.)
12 The dawn of each returning day
No change of time shall ever shock 3 Their powerful language to no realm
Or region is
My firm affection, LORD, to thee; For thou hast always been my rock, A fortress and defence to me.
'Tis nature's voice, and understood Alike by all mankind.
Thou my deliverer art, my GOD; My trust is in thy mighty pow'r; Thou art my shield from foes abroad,
At home my safeguard and my tow'r. 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.
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
2 Thou to the just shalt justice show; The pure thy purity shall see: Buch as perversely choose to go, [thee.
Shall meet with due returns from 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 turned to light.
4 Who then deserves to be ador'd, But God, on whom my hopes depend?
Or who, except the mighty LORD, Can with resistless pow'r defend? 5 Let the eternal LORD be prais'd,
The rock on whose defence I rest!
To highest heav'ns his name be rais'd,
Who me with his salvation bless'd! 6 My God, to celebrate thy fame,
My grateful voice to heav'n I'll
And nations, strangers to thy name, Shall learn to sing thy glorious praise.
8 So shall my prayer and praises be
PSALM 16. (S. M.)
From the xx. Psalm of David.
MAnd hear us in distress;
Our succour from his temple send Our cause from Sion bless!
4 Of more esteem than
Or gold refu'd with sed More sweet than hon
That from the combs 5 My trusty counselin
And friendly warn Divine rewards attenda
2 May he accept our vow,
6 But what frait menden He does from virtee O cleanse me from
Our heart's devout request allow,
3 O LORD! thy saving grace
Our banner in thy name we raise-
Of truth and justice 2 Lo! I am treated like a worm,
Like none of human birth;
From the xx. Pas!) "AY Jacob's Goodel
And hear us in s
4 Now know we that the LORD
When I with anguish faint?
Who by thy precepts 4" In GoD he trusted, boasting oft
That he was heaven's delight;
3 With laughter all the gazing crowd
Thou God that 5 Withdraw not, then, so far from me,
When trouble is so nigh;
14 My body's rack'd, till all bones
PART II. (C. M.)
1 LIKE water is my life pour'd out,
From the xxii. Psalm of David.
GOD, my God, why leav'st thou In presence of thy saints perform
5 As spoil, my garments they divide
Like wax before the flame:
2 My strength is like a potsherd dried,
My tongue is parch'd with drought;|
My fainting soul is brought.
3 Like dogs, to compass me, my foes
Our succour from his te They pierc'd my inoffensive hands,
They pierc'd my harmless feet.
Our cause from Sion be
PART III. (C. M.)
LORD, to my brethren I'll declare
2 "Ye worshippers of Jacob's God,
O praise the Lord, and to your praise
3 "He ne'er disdain'd on low distress
4 Thus, in thy sacred courts, will I
5 The meek companions of my grief
7 Let no presumptons i Dominion have ger That, by thy grace press The great transgresa
And I secure on the My heart dissolves within my breast, To their adoring sons his truth
8 So shall my prayer an
And glorious acts proclaim.
In tender grass he makes me feed, 110 Who is the King of glory? who f
3 But for himself this LORD of all One chosen seat design'd;
O who shall to that sacred hill
Whose thoughts from pride are free;
3 To me thy truth impart,
8 Who is the King of glory? who?
From the xxv. Psalm of David.
Tflint my heart and voice;
9 Erect your heads, ye gates; unfold
The King of Glory see! he comes
O let me not be put to shame,
Through all the ways of GOD
5 This, this is he, on whom the LORD
For thou art he that brings me help;
Thy mercies and thy love,
5 Let all my youthful crimes
And, for thy wondrous goodness' sake
6 His mercy and his truth
The righteous LORD displays,
And in his sacred paths shall lead
Since mercy is the grace
10 Whoe'er, with humble fear,
Shall find the LORD a faithful guide,
11 For God to all his saints
And does his gracious cov'nant write
12 To Israel's chosen race
And, in the midst of all their wants,