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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


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,
The weak and fall'n he rears;
With kind regard and tender love
He for the righteous cares,

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.

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PSALM 120. (II. 2.)
From the cxlvi. Psalm of David.

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,
The widow, and the fatherless,

And to the prisoner grants release.

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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,
With grateful voices sing;
And sun, that guid'st the day,
To songs of triumph tune the harp, Ye glitt'ring stars of light,
And strike each warbling string. To him your homage pay:
His praise declare,
Ye heav'ns above,
And clouds that move
In liquid air.

2 His holy city Go
Though levell'd with
Bring back his people th
Through all the nati
3 He kindly heals the
And all their wo
He tells the number of
Their several names

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

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
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


Who does their children bless.

The LORD supports the st
He sends the rig

P..RT II. (L. M.)

1. JEHOVAH speaks: swift from the


He helps the strang To earth the sov'reign mandate flies;
The widow, and the The elements confess their LORD,
And to the prisoner With prompt obedience to his word:
5 Gon shall the 2 The thick descending flakes of snow
On them his wrat O'er earth a fleecy mantle throw;
Sinners shapes And glittering frost o'er all the plains]
Sion! the Goo thy s Binds nature fast in icy chains.

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;
Softly the vernal breezes blow,
And murm'ring waters freely flow.

of joy, And celebrate his f

For pleasant, good 5 Such bliss no heathen nation shares,
To praise his holy His oracles are only theirs:

Let Israel then their voices raise,
And bless their GoD in songs of praise!


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,

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.

PSALM 122. (II. 4.)

From the cxlviii. Psalm of David.

E boundless realms of joy,

Exalt your Maker's fame;
His praise your song employ
Above the starry frame:
Your voices raise,
Ye Cherubim
And Seraphim,

To sing his praise.

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.

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

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PSALM 123.

(IV 1.)

From the cxlix. Psalm of David. PRAISE ye the LORD,


His praise in the great
Assembly to sing:
In their great Creator
Let Israel rejoice;
And children of Sion
Be glad in their King.
2 Let them his great Name
Extol in their songs,
With hearts well attun'd
His praises express;
Who always takes pleasure
To hear their glad tongues,
And waits with salvation
The humble to bless.

3 With glory adorn'd,
His people shall sing
To GOD, who their heads
With safety doth shield;
Such honour and triumph
His favour shall bring:
O therefore, for ever
All praise to him yield!

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PSALM 124.


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!


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C. M.

To well-tun'd cym To Father, Son, and Holy Ghost,
The God whom we adore,

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 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.

And shall be evermore.

L. M.
To Father, Son, and Holy Ghost,
The God whom earth and heav'n
Be glory, as it was of old,


Is now, and shall be evermore.
S. M.
To God the Father, Son,
And Spirit, glory be,
As 't was, and is, and shall be so
To all eternity.

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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.
II. 8.

By all on earth and all in heav'n,
Be everlasting glory giv'n

To God the Father, God the Son,
And God the Spirit; equal Three
In undivided Unity,

Ere time had yet its course begun :-
As was, and is, be highest praise,
As still shall be through endless days.

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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,

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All glory and worship from earth and from heav'n,

As was, and is now, and shall ever be giv'n.

IV. 5.

All glory and praise to the Father be given,

The Son, and the Spirit, from earth and from heaven;

IV. 2.
All praise to the Father, the Son,
And Spirit, thrice holy and bless'd.
Th' eternal, supreme Three in One,
Was, is, and shall still be address'd.

As was, and is now, be supreme ado ration,

As ever shall be, to the God of salva tion.

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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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