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6 Then down in peace P'll lay my head, 12 In heaven thy wondrous acts are And take my needful rest;
sling, No other guard, O LORD, I crave.
Nor fully reckon'd there; Of thy defence possess'd.
And yet thou mak'st the infant tongue
Thy boundless praise declare.
3 When heaven, thy beautéous work From the v. Psalm of David.
Employs my wond'ring sight; REGARD, my words, o gracious The most that rehely, ithes
the sky, Accept my secret prayer; To thee alone, my King, my God,
4 O, what is man, that, LORD, thou Will I for help repair,
* To keep him in thy inind ? [lovist
Or what his offspring, that thou prov'st 9 Thou in the morn my voice shalt
To them so wondrous kind ? And, with the dawning day, shear 5 Him next in power thou didst create To thee devoutly I'll look up, To thee devoutly pray,
To thy celestial t.uin;
Ordain'd, with dignity and state, 3 LORD, I within thy house will come, O'er all thy works to reign.
In thy abundant grace;
his pow'rfui Tow'rds thy most holy place.
The beasts that prey or graze ; Let those, O. LORD, who trust in thee, The bird that wings its airy way;
With shouts their joy proclaim: The fish that cuts the seas. Let them rejoice whom thou pre And all that love thy name. (serv'st, 7 Q thou, to whom all creatures bow
Within this earthly frame, (thou! $ To righteous men, the righteous Through all the world how great an
His blessing will extend ; (LORD How glorious is thy name! And with his
favour all his saints, As with a shield defend.
PSALM 8. (C. M.)
From the ix. Psalm of David
To will my heart prepare;
10 celebrate thy praise, O LORD, mercy, not in wrath,
To all the list'ning world, thy works, Lest, if thy whole displeasure rise,
Thy wondrous works, declare. I sink beneath thy rod.
2 The thought of them shall to my soul * Touch'd by thy quick’ning pow'r,
Exalted pleasures bring i [High,
Whilst to thy name, 0 thou Most My load of guilt I feel: The wounds thy Spirit hath unclos'd,
Triumphant praise I sing. O let that Spirit heal.,
3 The LORD for ever lives, who has 3 In trouble and in gloom,
His righteous throne prepard, Must I for ever mourn ?
Impartial justice to dispense. And wilt thou not, at length, O God,
To punish or reward. In pitying love return ?
4 AN those who have his goodness
prov'd 4 O come, ere life expire,
Will in his truth confide; Send down thy pow'r to save; For who shall sing thy name in death, whose mercy ne'er forsook the man Or praise thee in the grave ? *
That on his help relied, 5 Why should I doubt thy grace,
5 Sing praises therefore to the LORD, Or yield to dread despair?
From Sion, his abode; Thou wilt fulfil thy promis'd word,
Proclaim his deeds, till all the world And grant me all my prayer.
Confess no other GOD.
PSALM 9. (C. M.)
From the xi. Psalm of David.
And righteous throne, above: Through all the world how great art Whence he surveys the sons of men, How glorious to thy name !
And how their counsels move.
? In heaven to
And vet thou make
op high, Employs my sodra The moon, tha: se
With stars of jeder
To keep him to the
To them so ONTE EN
To thy celestial Lt
O'er all thy works DELFI
The fish:hai cuts
How Long Wilt thou forget me,
70 thou, to wealcs
Within this eartalta
2 IrGod the righteous, whom he loves, PSALM 12. (C. M.)
For trial does correct,
From the xv. Psalm of David.
ORD, who's the happy man that 3 Snares, fire, and brimstone, on their
To thy blest courts repair,
Not, stranger-like, to visit them,
But to inhabit there?
2 'Tis he who walketh uprightly, 4 The righteous LORD will righteous
Whom righteousness directs; (speak deeds
Whose gen'rous tongue disdains to With signal favour grace,
The thing his heart rejects. And to the upright man disclose 3 Who never did a slander forge, The brightness of his face.
His neighbour's fame to wound; Nor hearken to
By malice whisper'd round.
Can treat with just neglect;
And piety, though cluthed in rags,
Has ever firmly stood;
And, though he promise to his logs, ! O hear, and to my longing eyes
He makes his promise good.
6 Whose soul in usury disdains
His treasure to employ ;
The guiltless to destroy.
7 The man, who by this righteous Thy saving health will come; and then course
My heart with joy shall spring. Has happiness insur'd, (stand, 4 Then shall my song, with praise in. When earth's foundation shakes, shali spír’d,
By Providence secur'd.
PSALM 13. (C. M.)
From the xvi. Psalm of David.
(L. M.) My grateful soul shall bless the
In sorrow's dismal night.
To his all-seeing eye;
Because he still is nigh.
Not one of all the sinful race. My flesh shall rest, in hope to rise, 3 How will they tremble then for fear,"
Wak'd by his powerful voice. When his just wrath shall them o'er: 4 Thou, LORD, when I resign my take:
And never will their cause forsake. Nor let thy Holy One in death
The least corruption see.
Which to thy presence lead;
Where pleasures dwell without allay
To celebrate the price
I will my heart is
Thy wondrous work,
Exalted pleasures by
Triumphant praise isi
His righteous three years
To punish or renat
That on bis belp red
From Sion, his ainde
Proclaim his deek to all
And righteous texto
Whence he surrender
And how their name
12 The dawn of each returning day
Fresh beams of knowledge brings;
And from the dark returns of night
Divine instruction springs.
My firm affection, LORDthee; Or region is confin'd;
Alike by all mankind.
My trust is in thy mighly pow'r; Through earth's extent display ;
At home my safeguard ond mytow'r. Does round the world convey.
To whom all praise we justly owe; His ceaseless course he goes; (east, Bo shall I, by thy watchful care, And, through his progress, cheerful Be guarded safe from every foe. And vital warmth bestows. flight PART N. (L. M.)
PART u. (C. M.)
Reclaims from false desires;
And bring sincere delight;
The pure thy purity shall see: Assist the feeblest sight.
On sure foundations laid ;
4 Of more esteem than golden mines, In me the Lord an instance gave, Whose darkness he has turned to More sweet than honey, or the drops
- Or gold refin'd with skill; light.
That from the comb distil. 4 Who then deserves to be ador'd,
5 My trusty counsellors they are, But God, on whom my hopes de.
And friendly warnings give : pend?
Divine rewards attend on those Or who, except the mighty LORD,
Who by thy precepts live. Can with resistless pow'r defend?
6 But what frail man observes how on 5 Let the eternal LORD be prais'd,
He does from virtue fall ? The rock on whose defence I rest!
O cleanse me from my secret faults, To highest heav'ns his name be rais'd,
Thou God that know'st them all! Who me with his salvation bless'd!
7 Let no presumptuous sin, O LORD, 6 My God, to celebrate thy fame,
Dominion have o'er me;
The great transgression flee. Shall learn to sing thy glorious 8 So shall my prayer and praises be praise.
With thy acceptance blest;
And I secure on thy defence,
My strength and Saviour, rest.
PSALM 16. (S. M.)
From the xx. Psalm of Davida
AY Jacob's God defend Which that alone can fill;
And hear us in distress; The firmament and stars express Our succour from his temple send Their great Creator's skill.
Our cause from Sion bless
And vital warmth
2 The dawn of each
14 My body's rack'd, till all bones i Our sacrifice receive,, And from the darte
Distinctly may be told;
As pastime they behold.
Lots for my vesture cast :'Tis nature's Voice, INE
Our banner in thy name we raise- Therefore, O leave me not, my God, Alike by all harbiy
“ The LORD fulfil our prayer 1" But to my succour häste. 4 Their doctrines
4 Now know we that the LORD Through earth's rank His chosen will defend; [ford,
PART III. (C. M.) Its bright contents de 22
From heav'n will strength divine af- 1 LORD, to my brethren I'll declare Does round the wala And will their prayer attend.
The triumphs of thy Name:
In presence of assembled saints
Thy glory thus proclaim':
All you of Israel's line,
O praise the Lord, and to your praise
Sincere obedience join. s!1 God's perfect 125 eur Hear, King of heav'n, in times of ill, 3. He ne'er disdain'd on low distress The prayers that we address.
To cast a gracious eye;
Nor turn'd from misery his face,
But hears its humble cry."
4 Thus, in thy sacred courts, will I Y GOD, my God, why leav'st thou In presence of thy saints perform
My cheerful thanks express;
The vows of my distress.
5 The meek companions of my grief And from my loud complaint ?
Shall find my table spread;
And all that seek the LORD shall be Of truth and justice Lo! I am treated like a worm,
With joys immortal fed.
6 Then shall the glad converted world Or gold retu'd FTESA Not only by the great revil'd, But made the rabble's mirth.
To God their homage pay; 3 With laughter all the gazing crowd
And scatter'd nations of the earth
One sovereign Lord obey.
O'er all mankind to reign;
Who does the world sustain.
That he was heaven's delight ;'
His bounty must confess;
Their generous patron bless.
When trouble is so nigh;
9 With humble worship to his throne Alone I can rely.
They all for aid resort; [gave,
That power, which first their being PART 11.' (C. M.)
Alone can them support.
Devoted to his Name,
And glorious acts proclaim.
My tongue'is parch'd with drought; PSALM 18. (C.M.)
From the xxiii. Psalm of David. 3 Like dogs, to compass me, my foes IT
THE LORD himself, the mighty Lord
Vouchsafes to be my guide;
The shepherd, by whose constant care They pierc'd my harmless feet. My wants are all supplied. Our succour from bs They pierc'd my inoffensive hands,
Reclaims frem With sacred wisdon 50
The ignorant leses 9 The statutes of the la
And bring sizeer is His pure commande
Assist the feebles 3 His perfect worship
On sure foundations His equal laws are in the
4 of more esteem tb2 s
More sweet than bila
That from the colis 5 My trusty counseling
And friendly warna Divine rewards aties a3
6 But what trail man
He does from vinter O cleanse me from C
7 Let no presumpose
Dominion have de That, by the grace presse
The great transgreed 8 So shall my praper an
With thy acceptan And I secure on the My strength and Sara
PSALM 16 41
From the al Pas AY Jacob's Goodete
And hear us in
Our cause from Sans
In tender grass He makes me feed, 110 Who is the King of glory? who i And gently there repose; (where The Lord of hosts renown'd; Then leade me to cool shades, and of glory he alone is King, Refreshing water flows.“
Who is with glory crown'd.
PSALM 20. (S. M.)
From the xxv. Psalm of David.
I lift my heart and voice; For there his aiding rod and staff O let me not be put to shame, Defend and comfort me.
Nor let thy foes rejoice, 5 Since God doth thus his wondrous 2 Those who on thee rely, love
Let no disgrace åttend; Through all my life extend,
Be that the shameful lot of such That life to him I will devote,
As wilfully oftend. And in his temple spend.
3 To me thy truth impart, PSALM 19. (C.M.) ।
And lead me in thy way;
For thou art he that brings me help:
O LORD, recall to mind;
As thou wert ever, kind.
Be blotted out by thee;
In mercy think on me. 3 But for himself this Lord of all
6 His mercy and his truth One chosen seat design'd;
The righteous LORD displays, Dl who shall to that sacred hill
In bringing wand'ring sinners home, Desery'd admittance find ?
And teaching them his ways. The man whose hands and heart
7 He those in justice guides Whose thoughts from pride are free ; And in his sacred paths shall lead
Who his direction seek;
The humble and the meek.
Both truth and mercy shine, Whom God, his Saviour, shall vouch. To such as, with religious hearts, With righteousness to crown. (safe
To his blest will incline. 6 Such is the race of saints, by whom 9 Since mercy is the grace The sacred courts are trod;
That most exalts thy fame, And such the proselytes that seek Forgive my heinous sin, O LORD, Thy face, O Jacob's God.
And so advance thy name. 7 Erect your heads, eternal gates; 10 Whoe'er, with humble fear, Unfold, to entertain
To God his duty pays, The King of glory: 'see! he comes Shall find the Lord'a
faithful guide, With his celestial train.
In all his righteous ways. 8 Who is the King of glory? who? 11 For God to all his saints
The LORD, for strength renown'd; His secret will imparts,
In their obedient hearts. 9 Erect your heads, ye gates; unfold 12 To Israel's chosen race In state to entertain
Continue ever kind;
Let then thy succour find.