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PSALM 21. (C.M.) 17 Instruct me in thy paths, O LORD, The LORD of Los
My ways directly guide; d of glory be alone is from the xxvi. Psalm of David.
Lest sinful men, who watch my stepe Who is will
Should see me tread aside.
I shall not fail, who all my trust Should with thy love be crown'd;
Or else my fainting soul had sunk,
9 GOD's time with patient faith exi I lift my heart 22. Pour the glad hymn of triumph thence, pect,
And thence thy wonders show. Who will inspire thy breast 3 My thanks I'll publish there, and tell With inward strength: do thou thy How thy renown excels;
And leave to him the rest.
His praise I will resound,
; WHOM should I fear
, since God to From whom the cries of my distress Is saving health and light? Since strongly he my life supports,
2 He is my strength and shield; my What can my soul affright?
Has trusted in his Name; 2 Henceforth, within his house to And now reliev'd, my heart, with joy I earnestly desire;
His praises shall proclaim.
3 The LORD, the everlasting God,
Is my defence and rock,
Of his anointed flock.
4 O save and bless thy people, Lord, In that secure recess.
Thy heritage preserve; 4 When us to seek thy glorious face Feed, strengthen, and support their Thou kindly dost advise;
That they may never swerve. 7 He those in justice " Thy glorious face I'll always seek,"
My grateful heart replies.
PSALM 24. (L. M.)
From the xxix. Psalm of David.
prepare Thou didst so oft protect.
God's glorious actions loudly tem, 6 Though all of nearest earthly ties His wondrous pow'r to all declare. Me, in my wo, forsake,
2 To his great Name fresh altars raise Yet thou, whose love excels them all,
Devoutly due respect afford;
Him in his holy temple praise,
Where he's with solemn stato * Extract from the Journal of the
ador'd. General Convention, 1832.
“4. Resolned, As the sense and de 3 Tis he that, with amazing noise, claration of this Convention, that só
The watery clouds in sunder breaks niuch of the rubrics in the form of con. The dcean trembles at his voice, secration of a church or chapel as
When he from heav'n in thunder requires the singing of Psalm 26, speaks. verses 6, 7, and 8,' will hereafter be 4 How full of pow'r his voice appears! duly complied with by singing verses With what majestic terror crown'di 2 and 3, in the selection from the 26th Which from their roots tall cedar. Psalm, included in the Psalms in Me.
tears, tre authorized by these resolutions to And strews their scatter'd branches be set forth."
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5 GoD rules the angry floods on high;j8 o all ye saints, the LORD His boundless sway shall never With eager love pursue; cease ;
Who to the just will help afford, Ilis saints with strength he will sup- And give the proud their due. ply,
9 Ye that on God rely, And bless his own with constant
Courageously proceed; peace.
For he will still your hearts supply PSALM 25. (C. M.) With strength in time of need. From the xxx. Psalm of David,
PSALM 27. (L. M.) N my distress to God I cried,
From the xxxii. Psalm of David. And from the grave's expecting mouth HTE's blest
whose sins have pardon My hopeless life retrieve.
No more in judgment to appear; 2 O to his courts, ye saints of his,
Whose guilt remission has obtain'd, With songs of praise repair;
And whose repentalice is sincere. With me commemorate his truth, 2 No sooner I my wound disclos'd, And providential care.
The guilt that tortur'd me within, 3 His wrath has but a moment's reign, But thy forgiveness interpos'd, His favour no decay;.
And mercy's healing balm pour'd in. The night of grief is recompens'd 3 Sorrows on sorrows multiplied, With joy's returning day.
The harden'd sinner shall confound; 4. Therefore, O LORD, I'll gladly sing But them who in his truth confide, Thy praise in grateful verse;
Blessings of inercy shall surround, And, as thy favours endless are, 4. His saints, that have performid hia Thy endless praise rehearse.
Their life in triumph shall employ
Let them, as they alone have cause,
For still I trust in thee;
From the xxxiii. Psalm of Daord.
PART I. (C. M.) 2 Bow down thy gracious ear, TET , And speedy succour send;
Their cheerful voices raise; Do thou my steadfast rock appear,
For well the righteous it becomes To shelter and defend.
To sing glad songs of praise. 3 To thee, the God of truth,
2 Let harps, and psalteries, and lutes, My life, and all that's mine,
In joyful concert meet; (For thou preserv'st me from my
And new-made songs of loud applause youth)
The harmony complete. I willingly resign.
3 For faithful is the word of God, 4 My hope, my steadfast trust,
His works with truth abound; I on thy help repose:
He justice loves; and all the earth
Is with his goodness crown'd.
The heav'nly arch was rear'd ;
"And all the beauteous hosts of light Then, Lord, thy servant safely hide
At his command appear'd. From those that seek his fall. 5 Let earth, and all that dwell therein, 6 The brightness of thy face
Before him trembling stand; (made To me, O LORD, disclose,
For, when he spake the word, 'twas And, as thy mercies still increase,
'Twas fix'd at his command. Preserve me from my foes.
PART 11. (C. M.) 7 How great thy mercies are
1 WHATE'ER the mighty LORD decreen To such as fear thy Name, (care, Shall stand for ever sure; Which thou, for those that trust thy The settled purpose of his heart Dost to the world proclaiin!
To ages snall endure.
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2 How happy then are they, to whom|4 The LORD from heav'n beholds the The LORD for God is known!
With favourable eyes;
just Whom he, from all the world besides, And, when distress'd, his gracious ear Has chosen for his own.
Is open to their cries;
Whom mercy can't reclaim,
To cut them off, and from the earth
6 Deliv'rance to his saints he gives,
He's nigh to heal the broken heart,
7 Great troubles may afilict the just,
Yet God will save them still;
The righteous he will keep from harm,
3 The wicked, from their wickedness,
Their ruin shall derive; [test, of life,
Shall them and their's survive.
Who on his truth depend;
To theni, and their posterity
His blessings shall descend.
PSALM 30. (L. M.)
From the xxxvi. Psalm of David.
LORD, thy mercy, my sure hope, When in 'distress to him I callid,
The highest orb of heav'n tran.
scends; He to my rescue came.
Thy sacred truth's unmeasur'd scope 4 The Angel of the Lord encamps 1 Beyond the spreading sky extends. Around the good and just;
2 Thy justice like the hills remains, Deliv'rance he affords to all Who on his succour trust.
Unfathom'd depths thy judgments
are; 5 O make but trial of his love, Thy providence the world sustains, Experience will decide
The whole creation is thy care, How blest they are, and only they,
3 Since of thy goodness all partake, Who in his truth confide.
With what assurance should the just 6 Fear him, ye saints; and you will Thy shell’ring wings their refuge then
make, Have nothing else to fear:
And saints to thy protection trust!' Make you his service your delight,
114 Such guests shall to thy courts be Your wants shall be his care.
To banquet on thy love's repast;
Of joys that shall for ever last.
Thy presence is eternal day;
O let thy saints thy favour gain,
To upright hearts thy truth display.
THOUGH wicked men grow rich or
Yet let not their successful state
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PART I CI
1 WHATE'ER the privedi
Shall stand for person
Thy anger or thy envý raise; 3 God to the just will aid afford,
Whose blooming beauty soon decays. Because on him they still depend, 2 Depend on God, and him obey,
The Lord will tiniely suceour send, So thou within the land shalt stay,
And from the wicked set them frea Secure from danger and from want: Make his commands thy chief delight,
PSALM 32. (C. M.) And he, thy duty to requite,
Shall all thy earnest wishes grant. From the xxxviii. Psalm of David. 3 In all thy ways trust thou the LORD, And he will needful help afford,
HY chast'ning wrath, O LORD To perfect every just design;, ! He'll make like light, serene and clear, Though I deserve it all; Thy clouded innocence appear, Nor let on me the heavy storm
And as a mid-day sun to shine. Of thy displeasure fali.. 4 With quiet mind on God depend, 2 My sins, which to a deluge swell, And patiently for him attend,
My sinking head o'erflow, Nor envy the success of crime; And, for my feeble strength to bear, For God will sinful men destroy,
Too vast a burden grow. Whilst they his presence sliall cnjoy, 13 But, LORD, before thy searching eye Who trust on him, and wait his time. All my desires appear; PART II. (II. 2.)
The groanings of my burden'd soul
Have reach'd thine open car. I The good man's way is God's de- 4 Forsake me not, O LORD, my GOD. He orders all the steps aright [light: Of him that moves by his command; Make haste to my relief, Ó thou
Nor far from me depart; Though he sometimes may be dis
Who my salvation art. tress'd Yet shall he ne'er be quite oppress'd,'
For God upholds him with his hand. PSALM 33. (C.M.) 2 With caution shun each wicked, deed,
From the xxxix. Psalm of David. In virtue's ways with zeal proceed,
And so prolong your happy days; LORDA Jet me know my term of For God, who judgment loves, does still
How soon my life will end:. Preserve his saints secure from ill, The num'rous train of ills disclose, While soon the wicked race decays.
Which this frail state attend. 3 The upright shall possess the land, 2 My life, thou know'st, is but a span,
His mouth with wisdom is supplied, And ev'ry man, in best estate, His tongue by rules of judgment moves,
But vanity appears. His heart the law of God approves; 3 Man, like a shadow, vàinly walks, Therefore his footsteps never slide. With fruitless cares oppress'd; PART II. (II. 2.)
He heaps up wealth, but cannot tell
By whom 'twill be possess'd. 1 The wicked I in pow'r have sech, And like a bay-tree fresh and green
4 Why then should I on worthless toys
With anxious cares attend? That spreads its pleasant branches round:
On thee alone my steadfast hope But he was gone as swift as thought;
Shall ever, LORD, depend. And, though in every place I sought,"|5 LORD, hear my cry accept my teak,
No sign or track of him I found. And listen to my prayer, 2 Observe the perfect man with care,
Who sojourn like a stranger here, And mark aH such as upright are;
As all my fathers were. 'Their roughest days in peace shall 6 O spare me yel a little time; While on the latter end of those send : My wasted strength restore, Who dare God's sacred will oppose, Before I vanish quite from hence, A common ruin shall attend.
And shall be seen no more.
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(L. M.) 3 If he, in languishing estate,
Oppress'd with sickness lie;
The LORD will easy make his bed, Their strength a WAITED meekly for the LORD, And inward strength supply.
4 Secure of this, to thee, my God,
I thus my pray'r address'd ;
Though I have much transgress'd."
From'danger and disgrace;
And thou vouchsaf'st to set me still
Before thy glorious face.
6 Let therefore Israel's LORD and God restrais,
. For blessings shall that man reward,
From age to age be bless'd;
And all the peopie's glad applause
With loud Amens express'd. 2 My sins, which 1924 Who can the wondrous works ry. PSALM 36. (C.M.)
From the xlii. Psalm of David. wrought?
S pants the hart for' cooling
When heated in the chase;
So longs my soul, O God, for thee,
And thy refreshing grace.
2 For thee, my God, the living GOD, Nor blood of guiltless beasts requir'd
My thirsty soul doth pine;
01 when shall I behold thy face,
Thou Majesty Divine?
The oracles thy books impart;
3 Why restless, why cast down, my
Thy truth and righteousness at large: To thankful hymns of joy.
Like one forgotten, mourn;
To my oppressor's scorn?
Thy faithfulness and saving grace; While thus my foes upbraid:
And where his promis'd aid ?"
6 Why restless, why cast down, my I Then let those mercies I declar'd
soul? To others, LORD, extend to me;
Hope still; and thou shalt sing I'hy loving-kindness my reward,
The praise of him who is thy God,
PSALM 37. (II. 5.)
From the xlii. Psalm of Danid.
ing springe, The LORD shall give hinn rest.
That sinks exhausted in the sun5 LORD, hear my Cty at TVhen troubles compass him around, TAS pants the wearied hart for cool
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So pants my soul for thee, great King
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From the uni Psia
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dars, How soon my life will The num rous train
Which this frail sta: 2 My life. thon koomes
A cipher sums my pas And ev'ry inan, in bexts
But vanity appears 3 Man, like a shadow, TE
With fruitless cares He heaps up wealth, as
By whom 'will be posters 4 Why then should I
With an rious care se On thee alone mr steaiast
Shall ever, LORD, de
And listen to my pre Who sojourn like a strange
So thirsts to reach thy sacreddwell That seek to do him li rong,
As all my fathers 16 O spare me yet a little Before I vanish gaiteiros
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