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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
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.)
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,
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,
5 The poor, oppress'd, from all their
Are eas'd by his decrec;
He gives the hungry needful food, And sets the prisoners free.
6 By him the blind receive their sight,
7 The strangers he preserves from harm,
The orphan kindly treats; Defends the widow, and the wiles Of wicked men defeats.
8 The God that does in Sion dwell "Is our eternal King: From age to age his reign endures; Let all his praises sing.
PSALM 120. (II. 2.)
I'LL praise my Maker with my
breath, And, when my voice is lost in death,
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 peace,
He helps the stranger in distress,
And to the prisoner grants release.
4 The LORD gives blind,
PSALM From the cxlvii P PART LI
PRAISE the Land
TO GOD the LORD, a hymn of praise 12 Thou moon, that rul'st the night,
2 His holy city Go
6 He covers heav'n with clouds, and
4 Great is the Laz pow'r, His wisdom has no The meek he raises
The wicked to the p
7 Hiscare the beasts that loosely range
8 The LORD to him that fears his Name
To him that on his boundless grace
9 Let Sion and Jerusalem
Who does their children bless.
The LORD supports the st
P..RT II. (L. M.)
1. JEHOVAH speaks: swift from the
He helps the strang To earth the sov'reign mandate flies;
He, he is king forever
The LORD thy Gopir 3 He speaks: the ice and snow obey, 6 Let all of highest birth,
And nature's fetters melt away;
of joy, And celebrate his f
For pleasant, good 5 Such bliss no heathen nation shares,
Let Israel then their voices raise,
4 But nobler works his grace record:
3 Let them adore the LORD,
PSALM 122. (II. 4.)
From the cxlviii. Psalm of David.
E boundless realms of joy,
Exalt your Maker's fame;
To sing his praise.
4 Let earth her tribute pay:
And winds that where
5 By hills and mountains, all
With those of humbler name,
In this design,
From the cxlix. Psalm of David. PRAISE ye the LORD,
His praise in the great
3 With glory adorn'd,
From the cl. Psalm of David.
PRAISE the LORD in that blest place [flows; From whence his goodness largely Praise him in heav'n, where he his face,
Unveil'd, in perfect glory shows.
2 Praise him for all the mighty acts Which he in our behalf has done; His kindness this return exacts, [run. With which our praise should equal 3 Let the shrill trumpet's warlike voice Make rocks and hills his praise rebound: [noise, Praise him with harp's melodious And gentle psalt'ry's silver sound. 4 Let them who joyful hymns compose, To cymbals set their songs of praise; To well-tun'd cymbals, and to those That loudly sound on solemn days. 5 Let all, that vital breath enjoy, The breath he does to them afford In just returns of praise employ: Let every creature praise the LORD!
To well-tun'd cym To Father, Son, and Holy Ghost,
That loudly sound
15 Let all, that ita Be glory, as it was, is now,
The breath be co In just returns of pra Let every creatur
N. B. The metre marks, affixed to the preceding psalms and hymns, have reference 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 III. includes the Trochaic metres, being five in number, marked-III. 1,
And shall be evermore.
Is now, and shall be evermore.
To Father, Son, and Spirit bless'd,
Be highest glory given,
By all on earth and all in heav'n,
To God the Father, God the Son,
Ere time had yet its course begun :-
All praise to the Father, all praise to the Son,
All praise to the Spirit, thrice bless'd, The holy, eternal, supreme Three in One,
Was, is, and shall still be address'd IV. 4.
O Father Almighty, to thee be address'd,
With Christ and the Spirit, one God ever bless'd,
All glory and worship from earth and from heav'n,
As was, and is now, and shall ever be giv'n.
All glory and praise to the Father be given,
The Son, and the Spirit, from earth and from heaven;
As was, and is now, be supreme ado ration,
As ever shall be, to the God of salva tion.
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.