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And sordive Thou, in thy righteous judgment 7 The promise of his aiding grace
Perverse de weigh'st
Shall reach its purpos'd end;
The fatherless and

His servants from this faithless race
He ever shall defend.

8 Then shall the wicked be perplex'd,
Nor know which way to fly;

When those whom they despis'd and

vex'd,

Shall be advanc'd on high.
PSALM XIII.

4 To

poor; Their haat so the tyrants of the earth And therMay persecute no more.

No thoug

PSALM XI.

5 OppresINCE I have plac'd my trust in God,
And all the A refuge always nigh,

Because they should I, like a tim'rous bird,
Are far abo distant mountains fly?

They Behold, the wicked bend their bow,
state and ready fix their dart,

H Must I for ever mourn?

TOW long wilt thou forget me, Lord?

Shal making in ambush to destroy

They think the men of upright heart.

How long wilt thou withdraw from me,
Oh! never to return?

thrive, When once the firm assurance fails, 2 How long shall anxious thoughts my

From allWhich public faith imparts,
Vain and de time for innocence to fly
With curses rom such deceitful arts.

By which then he Lord hath both a temple here,
They stand righteous throne above;

Near publisere he surveys the sons of men,
And all thand how their councils move.
he innocent God the righteous, whom he loves,
To rifle and or trial does correct,
Not lions, coat must the sons of violence,
Surprise thebehom he abhors, expect?

4 Restore me, lest they proudly boast 'Twas their own strength o'ercame ;

ith greater snares, fire, and brimstone, on their Permit not them that vex my soul More sangen heads

To triumph in my shame.

5 Since I have always placed my trust Beneath thy mercy's wing,

Sometimes hall in one tempest shower; And modest s dreadful mixture his revenge at so deceird to their cup

shall

pour.

Thy saving health will come; and then
My heart with joy shall spring.

Their sudden she righteous Lord will righteous
PAST

deeds

6 Then shall my song, with praise
inspired,

ith signal favour grace,
to the upright man disclose
brightness of his face.

For God Of their unge or their oppress

never minds thes

PSALM XII.

NCE godly men decay, O Lord, But thou, Do thou my cause defend;

tretch forth t by the greate efend the pore

he just and faithful friend.

he neighbour now can scarce believe

To longer let that t'other does impart;
d, proudly both flatt'ring lips they all deceive,
h, God regard with a double heart.
e never will it lips that with deceit abound
ut sure then never prosper long;

deeds partially destr

righteous vengeance will found

's

soul,

And grief my heart oppress?
How long my enemies insult,
And I have no redress?

3 Oh! hear, and to my longing eyes
Restore thy wonted light,
And suddenly, or I shall sleep
In everlasting night.

PSALM XIV. wicked fools must need

afford S That God is nothing but a suppos Corrupt and lewd their practice grows; No breast is warm'd with holy flame. 2 The Lord look'd down from Heaven's high tower,

If

And all the sons of men did view, To see if any own'd his power; any truth or justice knew. 3 But all, he saw, were gone aside, All were degen'rate grown and base; None took religion for their guide, Not one of all the sinful race.

con

To thee, my God, ascend,
Who to thy servant in distress
Such bounty didst extend.

rphan, there proud blaspheming tongue. thee for aid vain those foolish boasters say, fenceless leur tongues are sure our own;

il their streng doubtful words we'll still betray,
und, O God, thend be controll'd by none.'

no remains a God, who hears the suff'ring poor,
ert thy just dod their oppression knows,
ch shall fore soon arise and give them rest,
who the beath spite of all their foes.

this thy the word of God shall still abide,
u hear'st the void of falsehood be,
to thy throw the silver, seven times try'd,

om drossy mixture free.

rst prepar's hen accept

4 But can these workers of deceit

Be all so dull and senseless grown, That they, like bread, my people eat,

And God's almighty power disown? 5 How will they tremble then for fear, When his just wrath shall them o'ertake?

For to the righteous God is near,
And never will their cause forsake.
6 Il men, in vain, with scorn expose
Those methods which the good pursue

Since God a refuge is for those
Whom his just eyes with favour view.
7 Would he his saving power employ
To break his people's servile band,
Then shouts of universal joy

Should loudly echo through the land.

17 Therefore my soul shall bless the Lord,
Whose precepts give me light;
And private counsel still afford.
In sorrow's dismal night.
8. I strive each action to approve
To his all-seeing eye;
No danger shall my hopes remove,
Because he still is nigh.

PSALM XV.

LORD, who's the happy man that may 9 Therefore my heart all grief defies,

To thy best courts

My glory rejoice;
My flesh shall rest, in hope to rise,
Wak'd by his pow'rful voice.
10 Thou, Lord, when I resign my breath
My soul from hell shalt free;
Nor let thy Holy One in death

The least corruption see.
11 Thou shalt the paths of life display
Which to thy presence lead;
Where pleasures dwell without allay,
And joys that never fade.

Not stranger-like, to visit them,
But to inhabit there?

2 'Tis he, whose every thought and deed
By rules of virtue moves;
Whose gen'rous tongue disdains to speak
The thing his heart disproves.
3. Who never did a slander forge,
His neighbour's fame to wound;
Nor hearken to a false report,

and power,

By malice whisper'd round. 4 Who vice, in all its pomp Can treat with just neglect; And piety, though cloth'd in rags, Religiously respect. 5 Who to his plighted vows and trust

Has ever firmly stood;

And though he promise to his loss,
He makes his promise good.
6 Whose soul in usury disdains
His treasure to employ;
Whom no rewards can ever bribe
The guiltless to destroy.
7 The man, who by his steady course
Has happiness insur'd,,
When earth's foundation shakes, shall
stand,

By providence secur'd.

PSALM XVII.

ТА
10 my just plea and sad compli
Attend, O righteous Lord;
And to my prayer, as 'tis unfeign'd,
A gracious ear afford.
2. As in thy sight I am approv'd,
So let my sentence be;
And with impartial eyes, O Lord,

PSALM XVI.

PROTECT me from my cruel foes,
And shield me, Lord, from harm;
Because my trust I still repose

On thy almighty arm.

2 My soul all help but thine does slight,
All gods but thee disown;
Yet can no deeds of mine requite

The goodness thou hast shown.
3 But those that strictly virtuous are,
And love the thing that's right,
To favour always, and prefer,
Shall be my chief delight.

4 How shall their sorrows be increas'd,
Who other gods adore!
Their bloody off'rings I detest,
Their very names abhor.
5 My lot is fall'n in that blest land
Where God is truly known;
He fills my cup with lib'ral hand,

'Tis he supports my throne.
6 In nature's most delightful scene
My happy portion lies;
The place of my appointed reign
All other lands outvies.

My upright dealing see.
3 For thou hast search'd my heart by da
And visited by night;
And, on the strictest trial, found
Its secret motions right.
Nor shall thy justice, Lord, alone
My heart's designs acquit;
For I have purpos'd that my tongue

Shall no offence commit.
4 I know what wicked men would

Their safety to maintain;
But me thy just and mild command
From bloody paths restrain.
5 That I may still, in spite of wrong-
My innocence secure,
O guide me in thy righteous ways,
And make my footsteps sure.
6 Since, heretofore, I ne'er in vain
To thee my prayer address'd;
O! now, my God, incline thine ear
To this my just request.
7 The wonders of thy truth and love
In my defence engage;
Thou, whose right hand

preserves
saints
From their oppressor's rage,

PART II

8,90! keep me in thy tendrest

Thy shelt ring wings stretch out To guard me safe from savage foes,

That compass me about: 10 O'ergrown with luxury, enclos'd In their own fat they lie;

15, 16, 1

id with a proud blaspheming mouth, 19 He left the beauteous realms of light, 17 Therer Both God and man defy. Whilst heaven bow'd down its awful head;

Who Well may they boast, for they have And pris

now

Insoniy paths encompass'd round;
Istrieir eyes at watch, their bodies bow'd,
To And couching on the ground;
No dage In posture of a lion set,
Becane When greedy of his prey;
There a young lion, when he lurks
a covert way.
My gi Vithin

Beneath his feet substantial night
Was like a sable carpet spread.
10 The chariot of the King of kings,
Which active troops of angels drew,
On a strong tempest's rapid wings,

With most amazing swiftness flew.
11, 12 Black watery mists and clouds
conspir'd,

With thickest shades his face to veil; ]
But at his brightness soon retir'd,

Arise, O Lord, defeat their plots,
Waldheir swelling rage control;
The Latom wicked men, who are thy sword,
deliver thou my soul:

And fell in showers of fire and hail.
13 Through heaven's wide arch a thun-
d'ring peal

From wordly men, thy sharpest
scourge,

Whose portion's here below;

hich, fill'd with earthiy stores, aspire

let thy B The least c

Thor da

No other bliss to know.

ere please

Their race is num'rous, that partake djoysTheir substance while they live; Meir heirs survive, to whom they may jhe vast remainder give. But I, in uprightness, thy face ball view without control; waking, shall its image find by effected in my soul.

ttend, cons act,

PSALM XVIII.

DIY Senday fo

change of time shall ever shock My firm affection, Lord, to thee; thou hast always been my rock, fortress and defence to me.

led by ag

www, my deliv'rer art, my God;

My trust is in thy mighty power; ou art my shield from foes abroad, At home my safeguard and my tower. o thee I will address my prayer, To whom all praise we justly owe;

shall I, by thy watchful care, be guarded from my treach❜rous foe.

By floods of wicked men distress'd, With seas of sorrow compass'd round, th dire infernal pangs oppress'd, n death's unwieldy fetters bound; o heaven I made my mournful prayer,

To God address'd my humble moan;
ho graciously inclined his ear,
And heard me from his lofty throne.

PART II.

When God arose my part to take,
he conscious earth was struck with
fear;

hills did at his presence shake,
or could his dreadful fury bear.
hick clouds of smoke dispers'd

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abroad, nsigns of wrath before him came; During fire around him glow'd, hat coals were kindled at its flame.

God's angry voice did loudly roar;
While earth's sad face with heaps of hail
And flakes of fire was cover'd o'er.
14 His sharpen'd arrows round he threw,
Which made his scatter'd foes retreat;
Like darts his nimble lightnings flew,

And quickly finish'd their defeat.
15 The deep its secret stores discios'd,
The world's foundation naked lay;
By his avenging wrath expos'd,

Which fiercely rag'd that dreadful day.
ᏢᎪᎡᎢ III.

16 The Lord did on my side engage;
From heaven, his throne, my cause
upheld;

And snatch'd me from the furious rage Of threat'ning waves, that proudly swell'd.

17 God his resistless power employ'd

My strongest foes' attempts to break; Who else with ease had soon destroy'd

The weak defence that I could make. 18 Their subtle rage had near prevail'd, When I distress'd and friendless lay; But still, when other succours fail'd,

God was my firm support and stay.
19 From dangers that enclos'd me round,

He brought me forth and set me free:
For some just cause his goodness found,
That mov'd him to delight in me.
20 Because in me no guilt remains,

God does his gracious help extend;
My hands are free from bloody stains;

Therefore the Lord is still my friend.
21, 22 For I his judgments keep in sight,
In his just paths I always trod;
I never did his statutes slight,

Nor loosely wander'd from my God. 23, 24 But still my soul, sincere and

pure,

Did even from darling sins refrain;
His favours therefore yet endure,

Because my heart and hands are clean.
PART IV.

25, 26 Thou suit'st, O Lord, thy righte

ous ways

To various paths of human-kind;

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32, 33 'Tis God that girds my armour on, And all my just designs fulfils; Through him my feet can swiftly run,

And nimbly climb the steepest hills. 34 Lessons of war from him I take,

And manly weapons learn to wield; Strong bows of steel with ease I break, Forc'd by my stronger arms to yield. 35 The buckler of his saving health

Protects me from assaulting foes; His hand sustains me still; my wealth And greatness from his bounty flows. 36 My goings he enlarged abroad,

Till then to narrow paths confined; And, when in slipp'ry ways I trod,

The method of my steps design'd. 37 Through him I num'rous hosts defeat, And flying squadrons captive take; Nor from my fierce pursuit retreat, Till I a final conquest make. 38 Cover'd with wounds, in vain they try Their vanquish'd heads again to rear; Spite of their boasted strength, they lie Beneath my feet, and grovel there. 39 God, when fresh armies take the field, Recruits my strength, my courage

When my successful name they hear Strangers for my commands attend,

Charm'd with respect, or aw'd by lear 45 All to my summons tamely yield

Or soon in battle are dismay'd; For stronger holds they quit the field,

And still in strongest holds afraid. 46 Let the eternal Lord be prais'd,

The rock on whose defence I rest! To highest heavens his name bé raise

Who me with his salvation blest! 47 'Tis God that still supports my right

His just revenge my foes pursue 'Tis he, that, with resistless might

Fierce nations to my yoke subdues. 48 My universal safeguard he!

From whom my lasting honours for He made me great, and set me free

From my remorseless bloody for. 49 Therefore, to celebrate his fame,

My grateful voice to heaven I'll rat And nations, strangers to his name,

Shall thus be taught to sing his praise: 50 God to his king deliv'rance sends;

Shows his anointed signal grace;
His mercy evermore extends
To David and his promised race
PSALM XIX.

which that alone can fill; THE heavens declare thy glory,Lon

2

The firmament and stars express
Their great Creator's skill.
The dawn of each returning day
Fresh beams of knowledge brings;
And from the dark returns of night
Divine instruction springs.
Their pow'rful language to no real
Or region is confin'd;
'Tis nature's voice, and understood
Alike by all mankind.
4 Their doctrine does its sacred sense
Through earth's extent display;
Whose bright contents the circling s

3

warms;

He makes my strong opposers yield,
Subdu'd by my prevailing arms.
40 Through him the necks of prostrate
foes

My conq'ring feet in triumphi press;
Aided by him, I root out those

Who hate and envy my success.
41 With loud complaints all friends they
try'd;

But none was able to defend;
At length to God for help they cry'd;
But God would no assistance lend.

Does round the world convey.
5 No bridegroom on his nuptial day
Has such a cheerful face;
No giant does like bim rejoice
To run his glorious race.
6 From east to west, from west to es
His restless course he goes;

ALM 19.
142 Like
Their brian

1, through his progress, cheerful light 18 But from their steeds and chariots
nd vital warmth bestows.

thrown,

Their sh

PART II.

od's perfect law converts the soul;
greclaims from false desires;
gh sacred wisdom his sure word
he ignorant inspires.

Or fhe statutes of the Lord are just,
By Gond bring sincere delight;
The heather br

pure commands in search of truth
And forassist the feeblest sight.
Remotes is perfect worship here is fix'd,
When my sure foundations laid;
ngers equal laws are in the scales
hard truth and justice weigh'd;

Soon in b

of more esteem than golden mines, gold refined,with skill; strongere sweet than honey, or the drops that from the comb distil. they trusty counsellors they are, add friendly warnings give; thest bene rewards attend on those neva ho by thy precepts live. God tut what frail man observes how oft e does from virtue fall? hatanse me from my secret faults, hou God that know'st them all? et no presumptuous sin, O Lord, minion have o'er me;

Like a

eg, by thy grace preserv'd, I may rame great transgression flee.

o shall my prayer and praises be ith thy acceptance blest; Isecure on thy defence, by strength and Saviour, rest.

is king

AD

PSALM XX.

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HE Lord to thy request attend, And hear thee in distress; name of Jacob's God defend, grant thy arms success: aid thee from on high repair, d strength from Sion give; member all thy off'rings there, y sacrifice receive: compass thy own heart's desire, y counsels still direct; e kindly all events conspire bring them to effect. thy salvation, Lord, for aid e cheerfully repair,

Behold them through the plain,
Disorder'd, broke, and trampled down,
Whilst firm our troops remain.
9 Still save us, Lord, and still proceed
Our rightful cause to bless;
Hear, King of heaven, in times of need,
The prayers that we address.
PSALM XXI.

THE king, O Lord, with songs of praise

With thy salvation crown'd, shall raise
To heaven his cheerful voice.
2 For thou, whate'er his lips request,
Not only dost impart;

But hast, with thy acceptance, blest
The wishes of his heart.

3 Thy goodness and thy tender care
Have all his hopes outgone;

A crown of gold thou mad'st him wear,
And sett'st it firmly on.

4 He pray'd for life; and thou, O Lord,
Did'st to his prayer attend,

And graciously to him afford
A life that ne'er shall end.

Thy sure defence through nations

round

Has spread his glorious name;
And his successful actions crown'd

With majesty and fame.
6 Eternal blessings thou bestow'st,
And mak'st his joys increase;
Whilst thou to him unclouded show'st
The brightness of thy face.

PART II.

7 Because the king on God alone
For timely aid relies;

His mercy still supports his throne,
And all his wants supplies.

banners in thy name display'd; The Lord accept thy prayer? - hopes are fix'd, that now the Lord -sov'reign will defend;

heaven resistless aid afford, d to his prayer attend.

me trust in steeds for war design'd; chariots some rely;

nst them all we'll call to mind
e power of God most high.

8 But, righteous Lord, thy stubborn foes.
Shall feel thy heavy hand;
Thy vengeful arm shall find out those
That hate thy mild command.
9 When thou against them dost engage,
Thy just but dreadful doom
Shall, like a glowing oven's rage,

Their hopes and them consume.
10 Nor shall thy furious anger cease,
Or with their ruin end;

But root out all their guilty race,
And to their seed extend.

11 For all their thoughts were set on ill
Their hearts on malice bent;

But thou with watchful care didst still
The ill effects prevent.

12 While they their swift retreat shall

make,

To 'scape thy dreadful might,
Thy swifter arrows shall o'ertake,
And gall them in their flight.

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