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PSALMS,

IN METRE,

SELECTED FROM

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THE PSALMS OF DAVID;

SUITED TO THE

FEASTS AND FASTS OF THE CHURCH,

AND

OTHER OCCASIONS OF PUBLIC WORSHIP.

Philadelphia:

PUBLISHED BY JOHN C. PECHIN, NO. 13 SOUTH FOURTH STREET.

1834.

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In pursuance of a resolution of the General Convention of the Protestant Episcopal Church in the United States of America, we, the subscribers, a Committee authorized for the purpose, do hereby set forth this Selection of Psalms.

Philadelphia, December 27th, 1832.

Messrs. George, Latimer & Co., of Philadelphia, are appointed the pul lishers of the edition, authorized by the Committee.

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WM. WHITE.

H. U. ONDERDONK.
W. E. WYATT.
BIRD WILSON.
SAM. H. TURNER.
JAS. MONTGOMERY
W. MEREDITH.
SAM. J. DONALDSON

H. U. ONDERDONK.
JAS. MONTGOMERY.

STEREOTYPED BY L. JOHNSON.

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"By the Bishops, the Clergy, and the Laity of the Protestant Episcopal Church in the United States of America, in Convention, this twenty-ninth day of October, in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and thirty-two; this book of Psalms in Metre, selected from the Psalms of David, with Hymns, is set forth, and allowed to be sung in all congregations of the said church, before and after Morning and Evening Prayer, and also before and after Sermons, at the discretion of the minister.

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And it shall be the duty of every minister of any church, either by standing directions, or from time to time, to appoint the portions of Psalms which are to be sung."

"And further, it shall be the duty of every minister, with such assistance as he can obtain from persons skilled in music, to give order concerning the tunes to be sung at any time in his church; and especially, it shall be his duty to suppress all light and unseemly music, and all indecency and irreverence in the performance, by which vain and ungodly persons profane the service of the Sanctuary."

SELECTED FROM THE PSALMS OF DAVID

PSALM 1. (C. M.)
From the i. Psalm of David.

OW blest is he, who ne'er consents

HBy ill advice to walk,

Nor stands in sinners' ways, nor sits
Where men profanely talk;

2 But makes the perfect law of God
His business and delight;
Devoutly reads therein by day,
And meditates by night.

With timely fruit does bend,

He still shall flourish, and success
All his designs attend.

Ungodly men, and their attempts.
No lasting root shall find;
Untimely blasted and dispers'd

Like chaff before the wind.

5 Their guilt shall strike the wicked dumb

Before their Judge's face:
No formal hypocrite shall then
Among the saints have place.
For GoD approves the just man's

(C. M.)
From the iii. Psalm of David.

Like some fair tree, which, fed by THOU, gracious Gop, art my de:
On thee my hopes rely: [fence;
Thou art my glory, and shalt yet
Lift up my head on high.

streams,

ways;

To happiness they tend':
But sinners, and the paths they tread,
Shall both in ruin end.

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5 Appease the Son with due respect,
Your timely homage pay:
Lest he revenge the bold neglect,
Incens'd by your delay.

3" Ask, and receive thy full demands;
Thine shall the heathen be;
The utmost limit of the lands

Shall be possess'd by thee."

4 Learn then, ye princes; and give
Ye judges of the earth;
Worship the LORD with holy fear;
Rejoice with awful mirth,

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6 If but in part his anger rise,

Who can endure the flame?

Then blest are they, whose hope relies
On his most holy Name.

PSALM 3.

2 Since whensoe'er, in my distress,
TO GOD I made my prayer,
He heard me from his holy hill;
Why should I now despair?

3 Guarded by him I lay me down
My sweet repose to take;
For I through him securely sleep.
Through himn in safety wake.

4 Salvation to the LORD belongs;
He only can defend:...
His blessings he extends to all
That on his power depend.

PSALM 4.

(C. M.) From the iv. Psalm of David.

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YONSIDER that the righteous man
Is God's peculiar choice;
And when to him I make my prayer,
He always hears my voice.

2 Then stand in awe of his commands,
Flee every thing that's ill,
Commune in private with your hearts,
And bend them to his will.

3 The sacrifice of righteousness
Present to Gop on high;
And let your hope, securely fix'd,
On him alone rely.

4 While worldly minds impatient grow
More prosperous times to see;
Still let the glories of thy face

Shine brightly, LORD, on me.

5 So shall my heart o'erflow with joy,
More lasting and more true [wine
Than theirs, who stores of corn aud
Successively renew,

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