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12 Who sincerely seek and fear him, He to them their wish will give; When they call, the LORD will hear them,

He will hear them, and relieve.
13 From JEHOVAH all who prize him
Shall his saving health enjoy;
All the wicked, who despise him,
He will in their sin destroy.
14 Still, JEHOVAH, thee confessing,
Shall my tongue thy praise proclaim;
And may all mankind with blessing
Ever Eail thy holy Name..

PSALM 119. (C. M.)
From the cxlvi. Psalm of David.
PRAISE the LORD, and thou, my

For ever bless his Name:
His wondrous love, while life shall last,
My constant praise shall claim.

2 On princes, on the sons of men,
Let none for aid rely;
They cannot help, they turn to dust,
And all their counsels die.

3 Then happy he, who Jacob's GOD
For his protector takes; [LORD
Who still, with well-plac'd hope, the
His constant refuge makes.

4 The LORD, who made both heav'n and earth,

And all that they contain,
Will never quit his steadfast truth,
Nor make his promise vain.

5 The poor, oppress'd, from all their

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My days of praise shall ne'er be past, While life, and thought, and being last, Or immortality endures.

2 Why should I place in man my truste Ev'n princes die and turn to dust,

Vain is the help of flesh and blood; Their breath departs, their pomp, and pow'r,

And thoughts, all vanish in an hour. Nor can they make their promise good:

3 Happy the man whose hopes rely On Israel's GOD: he made the sky,

And earth, and seas, with all their train;

He saves th' oppress'd, he feeds the > poor;

His truth for ever stands secure,

And none shall find his promise vain. 4 The LORD gives eye-sight to the blind,

The LORD supports the sinking mind, He sends the righteous strength and

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PSALM 121.

From the cxlvii. Psalm of David PART I. (C. M.)

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PRAISE the LORD with hymns of joy,

And celebrate his fame;

For pleasant, good, and comely 'tis
To praise his holy Name.

2 His holy city Gon will build,

Though levell'd with the ground Bring back his people, though dispers'd Through all the nations round.

3 He kindly heals the broken hearts, And all their wounds does close; He tells the number of the stars, Their several names he knows.

4 Great is the LORD, and great his pow'r,

His wisdom has no bound; The meek he raises, and throws down The wicked to the ground.

• To God the LORD, a hymn of praise 12 Thou moon, that rul'st the night,
With grateful voices sing;
To songs of triumph tune the harp,
And strike each warbling string.

6 He covers heav'n with clouds, and
Refreshing rain bestows; [thence
And on the mountains, through his
The grass in plenty grows.

7 Hiscare the beasts that loosely range
With timely food supplies;
He feeds the ravens' tender brood,
And stops their hungry cries.

8 The LORD to him that fears his Name
His tender love extends;

To him that on his boundless grace
With steadfast hope depends.

9 Let Sion and Jerusalem

To Goo their praise address; Whose strength secures their lasting gates,

Who does their children bless.

PART II. (L. M.)

1 JEHOVAH speaks: swift from the

To earth the sov'reign mandate flies;
The elements confess their LORD,
With prompt obedience to his word:

2 The thick descending flakes of snow
O'er earth a fleecy mantle throw;
And glittering frost o'er all the plains
Binds nature fast in icy chains.
3 He speaks: the ice and snow obey,
And nature's fetters melt away;
Softly the vernal breezes blow,
And murm'ring waters freely flow.

4 But nobler works his grace record:
To Israel he reveals his word;
To them, his chosen flock, alone,
He makes his sacred precepts known,
5 Such bliss no heathen nation shares,
His oracles are only theirs:
Let Israel then their voices raise,
And bless their GOD in songs of praise!

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And sun, that guid'st the day,
Ye glitt'ring stars of light,
To him your homage pay:
His praise declare,
Ye heav'ns above,
And clouds that move
In liquid air.

3 Let them adore the LORD,
And praise his holy Name,
By whose almighty word.
They all from nothing came;
And all shall last,
From changes free;
His firm decree

Stands ever fast.

4 Let earth her tribute pay:
Praise him ye dreadful whales,
And fish that through the sea
Glide swift with glitt'ring scales
Fire, hail, and snow,
And misty air,

And winds that where
Ile bids them blow.

5 By hills and mountains, all
In grateful concert join'd;
By cedars stately tall,
And trees for fruit design'd
By every beast,
And creeping thing,
And fowl of wing,

His name be blest.

6 Let all of highest birth,
With those of humbler name,
And judges of the earth,
His matchless praise proclaim
In this design,
Let youths with maids,
And hoary heads
With children, join

7 United zeal be shown
'His wondrous fame to raise,
Whose glorious Name alone
Deserves our endless praise:

Earth's utmost ends
His pow'r obey;
His glorious sway
The sky transcends.

8 His chosen saints to grace,
He sets them up on high;
And favours Israel's race,
Who still to him are nigh:
O therefore raise
Your grateful voice,
And still rejoice

The LORD to praise!

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N. B. The metre marks, affixed to the preceding psalms and hymns, have Ieference to a division of the metres, founded on the nature of the verse, into four classes, marked-I. II. III. IV.

Class I. includes common, long, and short metres, marked-C. M., L. M., S. M. Class II. includes the other Iambic metres, eight in number, marked-II. 1, II. 2, II. 3, II. 4, &c. which may be named; Two, one; Two, two; Two, three, &c.

Class III. includes the Trochaic metres, being five in number, marked-III. 1, III. 2, III. 3, &c. which may be named; Three, one; Three, two, &c.

Class IV. includes the metres consisting chiefly of triplets, being five in num. ber, marked-IV. 1, IV. 2, IV. 3, &c. and may be named; Four, one; Four two, &c.

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II. 1.


To Father, Son, and Holy Ghost,
The God whom heav'n's triumphant
And saints on earth adore;
Be glory, as in ages past,
As now it is, and so shall last
When time shall be no more.
II. 2.

To Father, Son, and Holy Ghost,
The God whom heav'n's triumphant

And suff'ring saints on earth adore;
Be glory, as in ages past,
As now it is, and so shall last
When time itself shall be no more.
II. 3.
To God the Father, God the Son,
And God the Spirit, Three in One,
Be glory in the highest giv'n,
By all on earth, and all in heav'n ;
As was through ages heretofore,
Is now, and shall be evermore.

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As was, and is, and ever shall be giv'n.
II. 6.
Eternal praise be given,

And songs of highest worth,
By all the hosts of heaven,
And all the saints on earth,
To God, supreme confessed,
To Christ, his only Son,
And to the Spirit blessed,
Eternal Three in One.
II. 7.

To Father, Son, and Spirit bless'd,
Supreme o'er earth and heaven,
Eternal Three in One confess'd,

Be highest glory given,
As was through ages heretofore,
Is now, and shall be evermore,

By all in earth and heaven.

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III. 3.

Praise the Father, earth and heaven,
Praise the Son, the Spirit praise,
As it was, and is, be given
Glory through eternal days.
III. 4.

To the Father, thron'd in heaven,
To the Saviour, Christ, his Son,
To the Spirit, praise be given,
Everlasting Three in One:
As of olu, the Trinity
Still is worshipp`d, still shall be.
III. 5.

Great Jehovah! we adore thee,
God the Father, God the Son,
God the Spirit, join'd in glory

On the saine eternal throne:
Endless praises

To Jehovah, Three in One.

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Whenever the Hymns are used at the celebration of divine service, a certain portion or portions of the Psalms of David in metre shall also be sung.

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