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And those sound rules which thou 6 Thy faithful ways, thou GoD of trutha
Entire respect shall find

My happy choice I've made;
Thy judgments, as my rule of life,
Before me always laid.

To keep thy statutes undefac'd
Shall be my constant joy;
The strict remembrance of thy word
Shall all my thoughts employ.

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7 My care has been to make my life With thy commands agree;

O then preserve thy servant, LORD,
From shame and ruin free.

1 My soul, oppress'd with deadly care,
Close to the dust doth cleave;
Revive me, LORD, and let me now

Thy promis'd aid receive.

4 But see, my soul within me sinks,
Press'd down with weighty care;
Do thou, according to thy word,
My wasted strength repair.

5 Far, far from me be all false ways
And lying arts remov'd;
But kindly grant 1 still may keep
The path by thee approvd

8 So in the way of thy commands
Shall I with pleasure run;
And, with a heart enlarg'd with joy.
Successfully go on.

PART V HE. (C. M.)

1 INSTRUCT me in thy statutes, LORD
Thy righteous paths display;,
And I from them, through all my life.
Will never go astray

2 If thou true wisdom from above
Wilt graciously impart,
To keep thy perfect laws I will
Devote my zealous heart.

3 If thou wilt make me know thy And by their guidance walk, [laws,

The wondrous works which thou hast done

Shall be my constant talk,

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Thy saving hea

3 Then let not quite the word of truth | 4 Prolonging not the time, my soul
Be from my mouth remov'd;
Resolv'd without delay
Since still my ground of steadfast hope To watch, that I might never more
Thy judgments, LORD, have prov'd. From thy commandments stray.
4 So I to keep thy righteous laws 5 To such as fear thy holy Name
Will all my study bend;
Myself I closely join;
And constantly my time to come
In their observance spend.

To all who their obedient wills
To thy commands resign.

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5 My soul shall gladly walk at large,
From all oppression free,

Since I resolve to make my life
With thy commands agree.

6 My longing heart and ravish'd soul
Shall both o'erflow with joy,
When in thy lov'd commandments I
My happy hours employ.

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7 Then will I to thy holy laws
Lift up my willing hands;
My care and business then shall be
To study thy commands.


1 ACCORDING to thy promis'd grace,
Thy favour, LORD, extend;
Make good to me the word on which
Thy servant's hopes depend.
2 That only comfort in distress

Did all my griefs control; [round,
Thy word, when troubles hemm'd me
Reviv'd my fainting soul.

3 Thy judgments then of ancient date
I quickly call'd to mind,

Till, ravish'd with such thoughts, my


To guide my steps aright.

5 That peace of mind, which has my

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Did speedy comfort find.

4 Thy name, that cheer'd my heart by


Has fill'd my thoughts by night:

Who to transgress I then resolv'd by thy just laws


10 LORD, my God, my portion thou
And sure possession art;
Thy words I steadfastly resolve
To treasure in my heart.


2 With all the strength of warm desire
I did thy grace implore;-
Disclose, according to thy word,
Thy mercy's boundless store.

6 O'er all the earth thy mercy, LORD Abundantly is shed;

3 With deep reflection and strict care
On all my ways I thought;
And so, reclaim'd to thy just paths,
My wand'ring steps I brought.


O grant that I may truly learn
Thy sacred paths to tread.


1 WITH me, thy servant, thou hast
Most graciously, O LORD; [dealt
Repeated benefits bestow'd,
According to thy word.

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3 Let still my sandto With thee acc

To me, thy servant in distress,
Thy wonted grace display,
And discipline my willing heart
Thy statutes to obey.

The very entrance to thy word
Celestial light displays,


2 I've vow'd, and for And knowledge of true happiness

Instruct my wing 4 Thy testimonies I lov My heritage and that For they, when con My drooping heart 5 My heart with Thy statutes to

Thy laws and precepts I account
In all respects divine;
They teach me to discern the right,
And all false ways decline.

I THE Wonders which thy laws contain
No words can represent;
Therefore to learn and practice them
My zealous heart is bent.

To simplest minds conveys.

With eager hopes I waiting stood,
And fainting with desire,
That of thy wise commands I might
The sacred skill acquire.

Who thy relief implore
As thou art wont to visit those
Who thy blest Name adore.
Directed by thy heav'nly word
Let all my footsteps be;
Nor wickedness of any kind
Dominion have o'er me.


And, till my course 6 On me, devoted to thy fear,

Shall keep thine

I utterly detest:
But to thy law aft
Too great to be a
2 My hiding place

LORD, make thy face to shine:
Thy statutes both to know and keep
My heart with zeal incline.


Wrong'd innocence may trust;

And shield art the ad, like thyself, thy judgments, LORD,

In all respects are just.

I firmly anchor alm

I THOU art the righteous Judge, in


On thy unerring 2 Most just and true those statutes

3 Away from me Approach not my For firmly I resolve al The precepts of y 4 According to th

From danger set
Nor make me of the is

That I repose on

And in thy righteous With favour, LORD, look down on O quicken me, and so approve


Thy judgments ever true.

5 Concerning thy divine commands
My soul has known, of old
That they were true, and shall their
To endless ages hold, [truth



Which thou didst first decree;
And all with faithfulness perform'd
Succeeding times shall see.

4 Thy righteousness shall then endure
When time itself is past; "7

1 MINE eves, alas Thy law is truth itself, that truth

Which shall for ever last.

Till thy salvatio

In long expectance And righteous word b

15 Though trouble, anguish, doubts, and dread,

To compass me unite;
Beset with danger, still I make
Thy precepts my delight.

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1 CONSIDER my affliction, LORD,
And me from bondage draw;
Think on thy servant in distress,
Who ne'er forgets thy law.

2 Defend my cause, and me to save
Thy timely aid afford;
With beams of mercy quicken me,
According to thy word.

3 LORD! each neglected word of thine, 5 Consider, O my gracious God,
Howe'er by men despis'd,
Is pure, and for eternal truth

By me, thy servant, priz'd.

3 From harden'd sinners thou remov'st
Salvation far away;
'Tis just thou should'st withdraw from
Who from thy statutes stray.

4 Since great thy tender mercies are
To all who thee adore;
According to thy judgments, LORD,
My fainting hopes restore.

How I thy precepts love;

O therefore quicken me with beams
Of mercy from above.

6 As from the oirth of time thy truth
Has held through ages past,

So shall thy righteous judgments firm
To endless ages last

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