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2 At Salem's courts we must appear,

With our assembled powers,
In strong and beauteous order ranged,

Like her united towers.
3 'Tis thither, by divine command,

The tribes of God repair,
Before his ark to celebrate

His Name with praise and prayer. 4 O, ever pray for Salem's

peace; For they shall prosp'rous be, Thou holy city of our God,

Who bear true love to thee.
5 May peace within thy sacred walls

A constant guest be found;
With plenty and prosperity

Thy palaces be crown'd. 6 For my dear brethren's sake, and friends

No less than brethren dear,
I 'll pray-May peace in Salem's towers

A constant guest appear.
7 But most of all I'll seek thy good,

And ever wish thee well,
For Sion and the temple's sake,

Where God vouchsafes to dwell.


From the cxxiv Psalm of David.

1 HAD not the LORD, may Israel say,

On Israel's side engaged,
The foe had quickly swallow'd us,

So furiously he raged.
2 Had not the Lord himself vouchsafed

To check his fierce control,
The adversary's dreary flood

Had overwhelm'd our soul.
3 But praised be our eternal LORD,

Who left us not his prey;
The snare is broke, his rage disarm'd,

And we again are free.

4 Secure in God's almighty Name

Our confidence remains ;
The God who made both heaven and earth,

Of both sole monarch reigns.

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From the cxxv. Psalm of David. 1 WHO place on Sion's God their trust,

Like Sion's rock shall stand; Like her immoveably be fix'd

By his almighty hand.
2 Look how the hills on every side,

Jerusalem enclose;
So stands the LORD around his saints,

To guard them from their foes.
3 Be good, O righteous God, to those

Who righteous deeds affect; The heart that innocence retains,

Let innocence protect.
4 All those who walk in crooked paths,

The LORD shall soon destroy;
Cut off th' unjust, but crown the saints

With lasting peace and joy.

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From the cxxvii. Psalm of David.

1 WE build with fruitless cost, unless

The LORD the pile sustain; Unless the LORD the city keep,

The watchman wakes in vain.

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3 Supplies of life, with ease to them,

He on his saints bestows;
He crowns their labors with success,

Their nights with safe repose.


From the cxxviii. Psalm of David.
1 THE man is bless, that fears the LORD,

Nor only worship pays,
But keeps his steps confined with care

To his appointed ways.
2 He shall upon the sweet returns

Of his own labor feed;
Without dependence live, and see

His wishes all succeed.
3 Who fears the Lord shall prosper thus;

Him Sion's God shall bless, And grant him all his days to see

Jerusalem's success.


From the cxxx. Psalm of David. 1 FROM lowest depths of woe

To God I sent my cry;
LORD, hear my supplicating voice,

And graciously reply.
2 Shouldst thou severely judge,

Who can the trial bear?
But thou forgiv'st, lest we despond,

And quite renounce thy fear. 3 My soul with patience waits

For thee, the living LORD;
My hopes are on thy promise built,

Thy never-failing word. 4 My longing eyes look out

For thy enlivening ray,
More duly than the morning watch

To spy the dawning day. 5 Let Israel trust in God,

No bounds his mercy knows; The plenteous source and spring from whence

Eternal succor flows :
6 Whose friendly streams to us

Supplies in want convey;
A healing spring, a spring to cleanse

And wash our guilt a way.

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I LORD, for ever at thy side

Let my place and portion be: Strip me of the robe of pride,

Clothe me with humility. 2 Meekly may my soul receive

All thy Spirit hath reveal'd; Thou hast spoken-I believe,

Though the oracle be seal'd. 3 Humble as a little child,

Weaned from the mother's breast. By no subtleties beguiled,

On thy faithful word I rest. 4 Israel! now and evermore

In the LORD Jehovah trust;
Him, in all his ways, adore,
Wise, and wonderful, and just.


From the cxxxii. Psalm of David.
1 0, WITH due reverence let us all

To God's abode repair ;
And, prostrate at his footstool fall'n,
Pour out our humble

prayer. 2 Arise, O LORD, and now possess

Thy constant place of rest; Be that, not only with thy ark,

But with thy presence bless'd. 3 Clothe thou thy priests with righteousness,

Make thou thy saints rejoice; And, for thy servant David's sake,

Hear thy anointed's voice.
4 Fair Sion does, in God's esteem,

All other seats excel;
His place of everlasting rest,

Where he desires to dwell.
5 Her store th' Almighty will increase,

Her poor with plenty bless;
Her saints shall shout for joy, her priests

His saving health confess.

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From the cxxxii. Psalm of David.
1 HOW vast must their advantage be,

How great their pleasure prove,
Who live like brethren, and consent

In offices of love!
2 True love is like the precious oil,

Which, pour'd on Aaron's head,
Ran down his beard, and o'er his robes

Its costly fragrance shed.
3 'Tis like refreshing dew, which does

On Hermon's top distil ;
Or like the early drops that fall

On Sion's favor'd hill.
4 For Sion is the chosen seat

Where the Almighty King
The promised blessing has ordain’d,

And life's eternal spring.


From the cxxxiv. Psalm of David. | BLESS God, ye servants, that attend

Upon his solemn state,
That in his temple's hallow'd courts

With humble reverence wait.
2 Within his house lift up your hands

And bless his holy Name: From Sion bless thy Israel, LORD,

Who earth and heaven didst frame.


From the cxxxv. Psalm of David. 1 O PRAISE the LORD with one consent,

And magnify his Name;
Let all the servants of the LORD

His worthy praise proclaim.
2 Praise him all ye that in his house

Attend with constant care; With those that to his outmost courts

With humble zeal repair.

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