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For my dear brethren's sake, and 3 Supplies of life, with ease to them,


No less than brethren dear,
'll pray-May peace in Salem's tow'rs
A constant guest appear.

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.

PSALM 100. (C. M.)
From the cxxiv. Psalm of David.

He on his saints bestows;
He crowns their labours with success,
Their nights with safe repose.

PSALM 103. (C. M.)

From the cxxviii. Psalm of David.

THE man is blest that fears the


Nor only worship pays,

But keeps his steps confin'd with care
To his appointed ways.

HAD not the LORD, may Israel say. 2 He shall upon the sweet returns

Israel's side

The foe had quickly swallow'd us,
So furiously he rag'd.

2 Had not the LORD himself vouchsaf'd
To check his fierce control,
The adversary's dreary flood
Had overwhelm'd our soul.

3 But prais'd be our eternal LORD,
Who left us not his prey;

The snare is broke, his rage disarm'd,
And we again are free.

Secure in GoD's almighty Name
Our confidence remains; [earth
The GOD who made both heav'n and
Of both sole monarch reigns.

PSALM 101.. (C. M.) From the cxxv. Psalm of David.

Of his own labour feed;
Without dependence live, and see
His wishes all succeed.

3 Who fears the LORD shall prosper
Him Sion's GOD shall bless, thus;
And grant him all his days to see
Jerusalem's success.

PSALM 104. (S. M.)
From the cxxx. Psalm of David.
ROM lowest depths of wo

FT GOD I sent my cry:
LORD, hear my supplicating voice,
And graciously reply.

2 Should'st thou severely judge,
Who can the trial bear?
But thou forgiv'st, lest we despond,
And quite renounce thy fear.

WHO place on Sion's, God their 3 My soul with patience waits

Like Sion's rock shall stand;
Like her immoveably be fix'd
By his almighty hand.

Look how the hills on ev'ry side
Jerusalem enclose;

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Bo 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.

PSALM 102. ~(C. M.)
From the cxxvii. Psalm of David.

WE build with fruitless cost, unless

The LORD the pile sustain;
Unless the LORD the city keep,
The watchman wakes in vain.

In vain we rise before the day,
And late to rest repair,"
Allow no respite to our toil,
And eat the bread of care:

For thee, the living LORD;
My hopes are on thy promise built,
Thy never-failing word.

4 My longing eyes look out
For thy enliv'ning 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
Eternal succour flows: [whence

6 Whose friendly streams to us
Supplies in want convey;

A healing spring, a spring to cleanse
And wash our guilt away.

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3 Humble as a little child,
Weaned from the mother's breast,
By no subtilties beguil'd,

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.
PSALM 106. (C. M.)

From the cxxxii. Psalm of David.

WITH due rev'rence, let us all

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

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;
Hir 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..

PSALM 107. (C. M.):
From the cxxxiii. Psalm of David.

HOW vast must their advantage be,
How great their pleasure prove,
Who live like brethren, and consent
In offices of love!

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 favour'd hill.

4 For Sion is the chosen seat

Where the almighty King

The promis'd blessing has ordain'ą,
And life's eternal spring.

PSALM 108. (C. M.)
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 rev'rence wait.

2 Within his house lift up your hands
And bless his holy Name:
From Sion bless thy Israel, LORD,
Who earth and heav'n didst frame.

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PSALM 109. (C. M )

From the cxxxv. Psalm of David.

PRAISE the LORD with one con sent,

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.

3 For God his own peculiar choice
The sons of Jacob makes';
And Israel's offspring for his own
Most valued treasure takes.

4 That Gop is great, we often have
By glad experience found: [pow'
And seen how he, with wondrous
Above all gods is crown'd.

5 For he, with unresisted strength, Performs his sov'reign will,

In heav'n and earth, and wat'ry stores That earth's deep caverns fill.

6 Their just returns of thanks to GoD Let grateful Israel pay;

Nor let anointed Aaron's race

To bless the LORD delay.

7 Their sense of his unbounded love Let Levi's house express;

And let all those who fear the LORD, His Name for ever bless.

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3 By his almighty hand

Amazing works are wrought; The heav'ns by his command Were to perfection brought: For GOD &c.

♦ He spread the ocean round
About the spacious land;
And bade the rising ground
Above the waters stand:
For GOD &c.

5 By him the heav'ns display Their num'rous hosts of light, The sun to rule by day,

The moon and stars, by night:
For GoD &c.

€ He, in our depth of woes,
On us with favour thought;
And from our cruel foes

In peace and safety brought:
For GOD &c.

7 He does the food supply

On which all creatures live:
To GOD, who reigns on high,
Eternal praises givé:
For GoD will prove
Our constant friend;
Shall never end.


(L. M.)

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My rising up and lying down; My secret thoughts are known to thee, From the cxxxvii. Psalm of David. Known long before conceiv'd by me. WHEN we, our weary limbs to rest, 2 Thine eye my bed and path surveys. Sat down by proud Euphrates' My public haunts and private ways; [press'd, Thou know'st what 'tis my lips would My yet unutter'd words' intent.



We wept, with doleful thoughts opAnd Sion was our mournful theme.

? Our harps, that, when with joy we sung,

Were wont their tuneful parts to bear,

With silent strings neglected hung On willow trees that wither'd there. 3 O Salem, our once happy seat,

When I of thee forgetful prove,
Let then my trembling hand forget
The speaking strings with art to

4 If I to mention thee forbear,
Perpetual silence be my doom;
Or if my chiefest joy compare
With thee, Jerusalem, my home!

PSALM 112. (C. M.) From the cxxxviii. Psalm of David. 7ITH my whole heart, my GOD

WITH and King,

Thy praise I will proclaim; Before the mighty I will sing, And bless thy holy Name.


3 Surrounded by thy pow'r I stand,' On every side I find thy hand: O skill for human reach too high! Too dazzling bright for mortal eye! 4 From thy all-seeing Spirit, LORD, What hiding-place does earth afford 1 O where can I thy influence shun, Or whither from thy presence run? 5 If up to heav'n I take my flight, 'Tis there thou dwell'st, enthron'd in light;

If to the world unseen, my GOD.: There also hast thou thine abode. 6 If I the morning's wings could gain, And fly beyond the western main; E'en there, in earth's remotest land, 1 still should find thy guiding hand. 7 Or, should I try to shun thy sight Beneath the sable wings of night, One glance from thee, one piercing

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From the cxli. Psalm of David.

LORD, in thy sight, O let my pray'r

Like morning incense rise;

My lifted hands accepted be
As evening sacrifice.

2 From hasty language curb my tongue,
And let a constant guard
Still keep the portal of my lips
With wary silence barr'd.

3. From wicked men's designs



My heart and hands restrain; Nor let me share their evil works, Or their unrighteous gain.

4 Let upright men reprove my faults,

And I shall think them kind; Like healing oil upon my head I their reproof shall find.

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3 To thee my hands in humble prayer
I fervently stretch out;
My soul for thy refreshment thirsts,
Like land oppress'd with drought.
4 Hear me with speed, my spirit fails;
Thy face no longer hide,
Lest I become forlorn, like them
That in the grave reside.

5 Thy kindness early let me hear,
Whose trust on thee depends;'
Teach me the way where I should go,
My soul to thee ascends.

6 Do thou, O LORD, from all my foes
Preserve and set me free;

A safe retreat, a hiding place,

My soul implores from thee.
7 Thou art my God, thy righteous will
Instruct me to obey;

Let thy good Spirit lead and keep
My soul in thy right way.

8 O, for the sake of thy great Name,
Revive my drooping heart;
For thy truth's sake, to me distress'd
Thy saving help impart.

PSALM 116. (L. M.)
From the cxliv. Psalm of David.

LORD what's in man, that thou


Of him such tender care to take? What in his offspring could thee move Such great account of him to make? 2 The life of man does quickly fade, His thoughts but empty are and vain, His days are like a flying shade,

Of whose short stay on signs remain. 3 To thee, almighty King of kings, In new-made hymns my voice I'll raise;

And instruments of many strings

Shall help me to adore and praise.

PSALM 117.

From the cxlv. Psalm of David.
PART 1. (C. M.)

THEE I will bless, my GoD anu

Thy endless praise proclaim;
This tribute daily I will bring,
And ever bless thy Name.

2 Thou, LORD, beyond compare art

And highly to be prais'd;
Thy majesty, with boundless height,
Above our knowledge rais'd.

3 Renown'd for mighty acts, thy fame
To future time extends;
From age to age thy glorious Name
Successively descends.

4 Whilst I thy glory, and renown,
And wondrous works express,
The world with me thy might shall


And thy great pow'r confess.

5 The praise that to thy love belongs
They shall with joy proclaim;
Thy truth of all their grateful songs
Shall be the constant theme.

5 The LORD preserves all those with
Whom grateful love employs; [care
But sinners, who his vengeance dare,
In justice he destroys.

6 My time to come, in praises spent,
Shall still advance his fame;
And all mankind, with one consent,
For ever bless his Name.

PSALM 118. (III. 3.)

From the cxlv. Psalm of David.


OD, my King, thy might confess. ing,

Ever will I bless thy Name;

The LORD is good; fresh acts of Day by day thy throne addressing,


His pity still supplies;

His anger moves with slowest pace, His willing mercy flies.

Thy love through earth extends its fame,

To all thy works express'd'

Still will 1 thy praise proclaim.

2 Honour great our God befitteth;
Who his majesty can reach?
Age to age his works transmitteth,
Age to age his pow'r shall teach.
3 They shall talk of all thy glory,
On thy might and greatness dwell,

These show thy praise, whilst thy Speak of thy dread acts the story

great Name

Is by thy servants bless'd.

8 They, with a glorious prospect fir'd,
Shall of thy kingdom speak;
And thy great pow'r, by all admir'd,
Their lofty subject make.

9. Gon's mighty works of ancient date
Shall thus to all be known;
And thus his kingdom's glorious state
In all its splendour shown.

10 His steadfast throne, from changes free,

Shall stand for ever fast';

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And thy deeds of wonder tell.

Nor shall fail from mem'ry's trea


Works by love and mercy wrought; Works of love surpassing measure, Works of mercy passing thought. 5 Full of kindness and compassion, Slow to anger, vast in love, God is good to all creation;

All his works his goodness prove. 6 All thy works, O LORD, shall bless thee,

Thee shall all thy saints adore';

His boundless sway no end shall see, King supreme shall they confess thee,

But time itself outlast.

PART II. (C. M.)

1 THE LORD does them support that fall,

And makes the prostrate rise; For his kind aid ail creatures call, Who timely food supplies.

Whate'er their various wants require

With open hand he gives;
And so fulfils the just desire
Of every thing that lives.

3 How holy is the LORD, how just,
How righteous all his ways!
How nigh to him, who with firm trust
For his assistance prays!

4 He grants the full desires of those
Who him with fear adore;
And will their troubles soon compose,
When they his aid implore.

And proclaim thy sov'reign pow'r. 7 They thy might, all might excelling, Shall to all mankind make known; And the brightness of thy dwelling; And the glories of thy throne.

8 Ever, GoD of endless praises,

Shall thy royal might remain; Evermore thy brightness blazes,

Ever lasts thy righteous reign. 9 Them that fall the LORD protecteth. He sustains the bow'd and bent; Every eye from thee expecteth,

Fix'd on thee, its nourishment. 10 Thou to all, great GoD of nature, Giv'st in season due their food; Spread'st thy hand, and every creature Satisfiest still with good.

11 GOD is just in all he doeth,

Kind is be in all his ways;
He his ready presence showeth,
When a faithful servant praya.

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