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Whilst we glad songs of praise compose To thy Almighty name. PSALM XXII. Y God, my God, why leav'stthoume When I with anguish faint? o' why so far from me remov’d, And from my loud complaint? 2 All day, but all the day unheard, To thee do I complain; With cries implore relief all might, But cry all might in vain. 3 Yet thou art still the righteous Judge Of innocence oppress'd; And therefore Israel's praises are Of right to thee address'd, 4, 5 on thee our ancestors rely'd, And thy deliv'rance found; with pious considence they pray'd, And with success were crown'd. 6 But I am treated like a worm; Like mone of human birth; Not only by the great revil'd, But made the rabble’s mirth. 7 With laughter all the gazing crowd My agonies survey; They shoot the lip, they shake the head, And thus deriding say: 3 * In God he trusted, boasting oft ‘That he was heaven's delight; * Let God come down to save i. now, “And own his favourite.” PART II. 9 Thou mad'st my teeming mother's womb A living offspring bear; When but a suckling at the breast, I was thy early care. 0 Thou, guardian-like, didst shield from wrongs My helpless infant days; And since hast been my God, and guide, Through life's bewilder'd ways. 11. Withdraw not them so far from When trouble is so nigh; O send me help! thy help, on which I only can rely. 12 High-pamper'd bulls, herd, From Basan's forest met, With strength proportion'd to their - rage, Have me around beset. 13 They gape on me, and every mouth yawning grave appears; The desertion’s savage roar

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parch'd; My tongue cleaves to my jaws; And to the silent shades of death My fainting soul withdraws. 16 Like blood-hounds, to surround: they In pack’d assemblies meet: They pierc'd my inoffensive hands; They pierc'd my harmless feet. 17 My body's rack'd, till all my bos. Distinctly may be told; Yet such a spectacle of woe As pastime they behold. 18. As spoil, my garments they divio Lots for my vesture cast; 19. Therefore approach, O Lord, I strength, And to my succour haste. 20 From their sharpswords prote: me, Of all but life bereft; Nor let my darling in the power Of cruel dogs be left. 21. To save me from the lion's jaws, Thy present succour send; As once, from goring unicorns, Thou didst my life defend. 22 Then to my brethren I'll declan The triumphs of thy name; In presence of assembled saints Thy glory thus proclaim: 23 “Ye worshippers of Jacob's God “All you of Israel's line, “O praise the Lord, and to your prio ‘Sincere obedience join. 24 He me'er disdain’d on low dist: “To cast a gracious eye; “Nor turn’d from poverty his face, “But hears its humble cry.

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25 Thus, in thy sacred courts, will.i.
My cheerful thanks express:
In presence of thy saints perform
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26 The meek companions of my god
Shall find my table spread;
And all that seek the Lord shall be
With joys immortal fed.
27. Then shall the god converted wo
To God their homage pay;
And scatter'd nations of the earth
One sov’reign Lord obey.
28 'Tis his supreme prerogative
O'er subject kings to reign;
*Tis just that he should rule the wo
Who does the world sustain.
29. The rich, who are with plenty so
His bounty must confess;
The sons of want, by him reliev'd.
Their gen’rous Patron bless.

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humble worship to his throne ey all for aid resort; pow'r, which first their beings gave, n only them support. Then shall a chosen spotless race, voted to his name, eir admiring heirs his truth, d glorious acts, proclaim.

PSALM XXIII.

IE Lord himself, the mighty Lord, Vouchsafes to be my guide; Shepherd, by whose constant care wants are all supply'd. tender grass he makes me feed, d gently there repose; leads me to cool shades, and where sreshing water flows.

does my wand'ring soul reclaim, d, to his endless praise, uct with humble zeal to walk his most righteous ways. ass the gloomy vale of death, ym fear and danger free; here his aiding rod and staff send and comfort me. presence of my spiteful foes does my table spread; owns my cup with cheerful wine, th oil anoints my head. ce God doth thus his wondrous love rough all my life extend, life to him. I will devote, d in his temple spend.

PSALM XXIV.

[Espacious earth is all the Lord's, The Lord's her fulness is; world, and they that dwell therein, Sov’reign right are his. fram’d and fix’d it on the seas; 1 his Almighty hand, inconstant floods, has made ! stable fabric stand. for himself, this Lord of all chosen seat design'd; lo shall to that sacred hill erv'd admittance find? man, whose hands and heart are pure, ose thoughts from pride are free; homest poverty prefers gainful perjury. 5, this is he on whom the Lord ll show'r his blessings down, * God, his Saviour, shall vouchsafe h righteousness to crown. his the race of saints, by whom sacred courts are trod; ach the proselytes that seek face of Jacob's God. o; your heads, eternal gates; old to entertain

The King of Glory: see : he comes
With his celestial train.
8 Who is the King of Glory? who
The Lord, for strength renown'd;
In battle mighty; o'er his soes
Eternal victor crown'd.
9 Erect your heads, ye gates; unfold
In state to entertain
The King of Glory: see : he comes
With all his shining train.
10 Who is the King of Glory? who
The Lord of hosts renown'd;
Of glory he alone is King,
Who is with glory crown'd.

PSALM XXV,

O God, in whom I trust,
I lift my heart and voice;
O! let me not be put to shame,
Nor let my foes rejoice.
3 Those who on thee rely,
Let no disgrace attend ;
Be that the shameful lot of such
As wilfully offend.
4, 5 To me thy truth impart,

And lead me in thy way;
For thou art he that brings me help;

On thee I wait all day. 6 Thy mercies, and thy love, O Lord, recall to mind: And graciously continue still, As thou wert ever, kind. 7 Let all my youthful crimes Be blotted out by thee; And for thy wondrous goodness' sake, In mercy think on me. 8 His mercy, and his truth, The righteous Lord displays, In bringing wand'ring sinners home, And teaching them his ways. 9 He those in justice guides, Who his direction seek; And in his sacred paths shall lead The humble and the meek. 10 Through all the ways of God Both truth and mercy shine, To such as, with religious hearts, To his blest will incline.

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And does his gracious cov'nant write
In their obedient hearts.
15 To him I list my eyes,
And wait his timely aid,
who breaks the strong and treacherous
snare,
Which for my feet was laid.
16 of turm, and all my griefs,
In mercy, Lord, redress;
For I am compass'd round with woes,
And plung'd in deep distress.
17 The sorrows of my heart
To mighty sums increase;
o! from this dark and dismal state
My troubled soul release!
18 do thou with tender eyes,
My sad affliction see;
Acquit me, Lord, and from my guilt
Entirely set me free.
19 Consider, Lord, my foes,
How vast their numbers grow :
What lawless force and rage they use,
What boundless hate they show !
20 Protect, and set my soul
From their fierce malice free;
Nor let me be ashamed, who place
My steadfast trust in thee.
21 Let all my righteous acts
To full perfection rise;
Because my firm and constant hope
On thee alone relies. -
22 To Israel’s chosen race
Continue ever kind;
And, in the midst of all their wants,
Let them thy succour find.
PSALM XXVI.
UDGE me, O Lord, for I the paths
Of righteousness have trod;
I cannot fail, who all my trust
Repose on thee, my God.
2, 3 Search thou my heart, whose inno-
cence
Will shine the more 'tis try’d;
For I have kept thy grace in view,
And made thy truth my guide.
4 Inever for companions took
The idle or profane; -
No hypocrite, with all his arts,
Could ever my friendship gain.

5 I hate the busy plotting crew,

Who make distracted times; And shun their wicked company,

As I avoid their crimes. 6 I’ll wash my hands in innocence,

And bring a heart so pure, That when thy altar I approach,

My welcome shall secure.
7, 8 My thanks I’ll publish there, and tell

How thy renown excels;
That seat affords memost delight,

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10 Who others' rights, by secreto
Or open force, invade.
11. But I will walkinpaths of truth.
And innocence pursue;
Protect me, therefore, and to me
Thy mercies, Lord, renew.
12 In spite of all assaulting foes,
I still maintain my ground;
And shall survive among thysails
Thy praises to resound.

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[trusted that my future life hould with thy love be crown'd; alse my fainting soul had sunk, With sorrow compass'd round. God's time with patient faith expect, Who will inspire thy breast thinward strength: do thouthy part, ind leave to him the rest. PSALM XXVIII. | LORD, my rock, to thee I cry, In sighs consume my breath; answer, or I shall become ike those that sleep in death. egard my supplication, Lord, he cries that I repeat, th weeping eyes, and lifted hands, efore thy mercy-seat. et me escape the sinners' doom, Who make a trade of ill, lever speak the person fair, Whose blood they mean to spill. ccording to their crimes’ extent, et justice have its course; entless be to them, as they Iave sinn'd without remorse. ince they the works of God despise, Ior will his grace adore; wrath shall utterly destroy, ind build them up no more. out I, with due acknowledgment, Iis praises will resound, 'm whom the cries of my distress, ; gracious answer found. sy heart its confidence repos'd m.God, my strength and shield: lim I trusted, and return'd riumphant from the field. he hath made my joys complete, "is just that I should raise cheerful tribute of my thanks, nd thus resound his praise: His aiding pow'r supports the troops, That my just cause maintain: was he advanc'd me to the throne; Tis he secures my reign.” reserve thy chosen, and proceed hine heritage to bless; h plenty prosper them, in peace; 1 battle, with success. PSALM XXIX. E princes, that in might excel, Your grateful sacrifice prepare; 's glorious actions loudly tell, is wondrous pow'r to all declare. his great name fresh altars raise; evoutly due respect afford; in his holy temple praise, here he's with solemm state ador'd. is he that, with amazing moise, he wat'ry clouds in sunder breaks; ocean trembles at his voice, hen he from heav'n in thunder speaks

4, 5 How full of pow'r his voice appears!
With what majestic terror crown'd?
Which from their roots tall cedars tears,
And strews their scatter'd branches
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6 They, and the hills on which they
Are sometimes hurry’d far away,
And leap like hinds that bounding go,
Or unicorns in youthful play.
7, 8 When God, in thunder loudly speaks,
And scatter'd flames of lightning
sends,
The forest nods, the desert quakes,
And stubborn Kadesh lowly bends.
9 He makes the hinds to cast their
young,
And lays the beasts’ dark coverts bare;
While those that to his courts belong,
Securely sing his praises there.
10, 11 God rules the angry floods on high;
Isis boundless sway shall never cease;
His saints with strength he will supply,
And bless his own with constant

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Invested me with robes of state,
Who late in sackcloth mourn’d.

12 Exalted thus, I'll gladly sing
Thy praise ingrateful verse;

And, as thy favours endlessare,
Thy endless praise rehearse.

PSALM XXXI.
EFEND me, Lord, from shame,
For still I trust in thee:
As just and righteous is thy name,
From danger set me free.
2 Bow down thy gracious ear,
And speedy succour send;
Do thou my steadfast rock appear;
To shelter and defend.
3 Since thou, when foes oppress,
My rock and fortress art,
To guide me forth from this distress,
Thy wonted health impart.
4 Release me from the snare,
Which they have closely laid;
Since I, O God, my strength, repair
To thee alone for aid.
5 To thee, the God of truth,
My life, and all that's mine,
(For thou preservidst me from my
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willingly resign.
6 All vain § of hate
Of those that trustin lies;
And still my soul, in every state,
To God for succour flies.

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14 But still my steadfast trust
I on thy help repose:

That thou, my God, art good and just
My soul with comfort knows.

PART III.
15 Whate'er events betide,
Thy wisdom times them all;
Then, Lord, thy servant safely hide
From those that seek his fall.
16 The brightness of thy face
To me, O Lord, disclose;
And, as thy mercies still increase,
Preserve me from my foes.
17 Me from dishonour save,
Who still have call’d on thee;
Let that, and silence in the grave,
The sinner's portion be.
18 Do thou their tongues restrain,
Whose breath in lies is spent:
Who false reports, with proud disdai,
Against the righteous vent.
19 How great thy mercies are
To such as fear thy name,
Which thou for those that trustthytom
Dost to the world proclaim!
20 Thoukeep'st them in thy sight
From proud oppressors free;.
From tongues that do in strife deigo
They are preserv’d by thee.
21 With glory and renown
God’s name be ever bless'd;
Whose lovein Keilah's well-fencodtown
Was wondrously express'd!
22 I said, in hasty flight,
*I'm banish’d from thine eyes?
Yet still thoukeep'st me intly sight
And heard'st my earnest cries.
28 0 all ye saints, the Lord
With eager love pursue;
Who to the just will help afford,
And give the proud their due.
24 Ye that on God rely,
Courageously proceed;
For he will still your hearts supply
With strength, in time of need

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