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6 Then down in peace I'll lay my head, [2 In heaven thy wondrous acts are
And take my needful rest;
No other guard, O LORD, I crave,
Of thy defence possess'd.

Accept my secret prayer;
To thee alone, my King, my God,
Will I for help repair,

PSALM 5. (C. M.)
From the v. Psalm of David.

3 When heaven, thy beauteous work
on high,

Employs my wond'ring sight;

REGARD my words, O gracious The moon, that nightly rules the sky,

With stars feebler

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And yet thou mak'st the infant tongue
Thy boundless praise declare.

sung,

Nor fully reckon'd there;

4 O, what is man, that, LORD, thou
To keep him in thy mind? [lov'st
Or what his offspring, that thou prov'st
To them so wondrous kind?

THOU, to whom all creatures bow Within this earthly frame, [thou! Through all the world how great art How glorious is thy name!

5

Him next in power thou didst create
To thy celestial tuin;
Ordain'd, with dignity and state,
O'er all thy works to reign.

They jointly own

his pow'rfui

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2.If God the righteous, whom he loves, !
For trial does correct,

What must the sons of violence,
Whom he abhors, expect?

3 Snares, fire, and brimstone, on their
heads

Shall in one tempest show'r;
This dreadful mixture his revenge
Into their cup shall pour.
4 The righteous LORD will righteous

deeds

With signal favour grace,
And to the upright man disclose
The brightness of his face.

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HOW LORD?

Must 1 for ever mourn?

3 Who never did a slander forge, His neighbour's fame to wound; Nor hearken to a false report

By malice whisper'd round.
4 Who vice, in all its p pomp
and pow'r,
Can treat with just neglect;
And piety, though clothed in rags,
Religiously respect.

How long wilt thou withdraw from 5 Who to his plighted vows and trust
Has ever firmly stood;

.me,

PSALM 10.

(C. M.)
From the xiii. Psalm of David.
OW long wilt thou forget me,

Oh! never to return?

O hear, and to my longing eyes
Restore thy wonted light,

Dawn on my spirit, lest I sleep
In death's most gloomy night.

To thee, my God, ascend,
Who to thy servant in stress
Such bounty didst exter d.

PSALM 11.

12 Tis he who walketh uprightly,

Whose gen'rous tongue disdains to
Whom righteousness directs; [speak

The thing his heart rejects.

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3 Since I have always plac'd my trust
Beneath thy mercy's wing,
Thy saving health will come; and then
My heart with joy shall spring.
4 Then shall my song, with praise in-
spir'd,

PSALM 12. 蹰 (C. M.) From the xv. Psalm of David.

LORD, who's the happy man that

may

To thy blest courts repair,
Not, stranger-like, to visit them,
But to inhabit there?

(L. M.)
From the xiv. Psalm of David.
THE LORD look'd down from hea.
ven's high tow'r,

THE

And all the sons of men did, view,
To see if any own'd his pow'r,
If any truth or justice knew;

But all, he saw, were gone aside,
All were degenerate grown and base;
None took religion for their guide,
Not one of all the sinful race.

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 this righteous

course

Has happiness insur'd, [stand, When earth's foundation shakes, shall By Providence secur'd.

PSALM 13. (C. M.) From the xvi. Psalm of David.

MY grateful soul shall bless the

Whose precepts give me light; And private counsel still afford. In sorrow's dismal night.

2 I strive each action to approve
To his all-seeing eye;

No danger shall my hopes remove,
Because he still is nigh.

3 Therefore my heart all grief defies,
My glory does rejoice;

My flesh shall rest, in hope to rise,
Wak'd by his powerful voice.

Thou, LORD, when I resign my
breath,

My soul from hell shalt free;
Nor let thy Holy One in death
The least corruption see.

3 How will they tremble then for fear,
When his just wrath shall them o'er-4
take:

For to the righteous GoD is near,
And never will their cause forsake.
4 O that from Sion he'd employ

His might, and burst th' oppressive
band!
Then shouts of universal joy
Should loudly echo through the land.

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5 Thou shalt the paths of life display
Which to thy presence lead;
Where pleasures dwell without allay
And joys that never fade

PSALM 14.

From the xviii. Psalm of David. PART I. (L. M.)

12 The dawn of each returning day
Fresh beams of knowledge brings;
And from the dark returns of night
Divine instruction springs.

No change of time shall ever shock 3 Their powerful language to no realm

Or region is

My firm affection, LORD, to thee; For thou hast always been my rock, A fortress and defence to me.

'Tis nature's voice, and understood Alike by all mankind.

Thou my deliverer art, my GOD; My trust is in thy mighty pow'r; Thou art my shield from foes abroad,

At home my safeguard and my tow'r. 3 To thee I will address my prayer,

To whom all praise we justly owe; So shall I, by thy watchful care,

Be guarded safe from every foe.
PART II. (L. M.)

1 THOU suit'st, O LORD, thy righteous ways

To various paths of human kind; They who for mercy merit praise, With thee shall wondrous mercy

find.

2 Thou to the just shalt justice show; The pure thy purity shall see: Buch as perversely choose to go, [thee.

Shall meet with due returns from 3 That he the humble soul will save, And crush the haughty's boasted might,

In me the LORD an instance gave, Whose darkness he has turned to light.

4 Who then deserves to be ador'd, But God, on whom my hopes depend?

Or who, except the mighty LORD, Can with resistless pow'r defend? 5 Let the eternal LORD be prais'd,

The rock on whose defence I rest!

To highest heav'ns his name be rais'd,

Who me with his salvation bless'd! 6 My God, to celebrate thy fame,

My grateful voice to heav'n I'll

raise;

And nations, strangers to thy name, Shall learn to sing thy glorious praise.

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8 So shall my prayer and praises be
With thy acceptance blest;
And I secure on thy defence,
My strength and Saviour, rest.

PSALM 16. (S. M.)

From the xx. Psalm of David.
AY Jacob's Gon defend

MAnd hear us in distress;

Our succour from his temple send Our cause from Sion bless!

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4 Of more esteem than

Or gold refu'd with sed More sweet than hon

That from the combs 5 My trusty counselin

And friendly warn Divine rewards attenda

2 May he accept our vow,
Our sacrifice receive,

6 But what frait menden He does from virtee O cleanse me from

PSALMS.

Our heart's devout request allow,
Our holy wishes give!

3 O LORD! thy saving grace
We joyfully declare;

MA

Our banner in thy name we raise-
"The LORD fulfil our prayer!"

Of truth and justice 2 Lo! I am treated like a worm,

Like none of human birth;
Not only by the great revil'd,
But made the rabble's mirth.

From the xx. Pas!) "AY Jacob's Goodel

And hear us in s

4 Now know we that the LORD
His chosen will defend; [ford,
From heav'n will strength divine af-1
And will their prayer attend.
5 Some earthly succour trust,
But we in GoD's right hand: [boast,
Lo! while they fall, so vain their
We rise and upright stand.
6 Still save us, LORD! and still
Thy servants deign to bless;
Hear, King of heav'n, in times of ill,
The prayers that we address.
PSALM 17.

MY

me,

When I with anguish faint?
O! why so far from me remov'd,
And from my loud complaint?

Who by thy precepts 4" In GoD he trusted, boasting oft

That he was heaven's delight;
Let GOD come down to save him now,
And own his favourite."

3 With laughter all the gazing crowd
My agonies survey;
[head,
They shoot the lip, they shake the
And thus deriding say:"

Thou God that 5 Withdraw not, then, so far from me,

"

When trouble is so nigh;
O send me help! thy help, on which
Alone I can rely.

14 My body's rack'd, till all bones
Distinctly may be told;
Yet such a spectacle of wo
As pastime they behold.

PART II. (C. M.)

1 LIKE water is my life pour'd out,
My joints are out of frame;

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

GOD, my God, why leav'st thou In presence of thy saints perform
The vows of my distress.

5 As spoil, my garments they divide
Lots for my vesture cast:-
Therefore, O leave me not, my God,
But to my succour haste.

Like wax before the flame:

2 My strength is like a potsherd dried,

My tongue is parch'd with drought;|
And to the dismal shades of death

My fainting soul is brought.

3 Like dogs, to compass me, my foes
In wicked council meet:

Our succour from his te They pierc'd my inoffensive hands,

They pierc'd my harmless feet.

Our cause from Sion be

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PART III. (C. M.)

LORD, to my brethren I'll declare
The triumphs of thy Name:
In presence of assembled saints
Thy glory thus proclaim':

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2 "Ye worshippers of Jacob's God,
All you of Israel's line,

O praise the Lord, and to your praise
Sincere obedience join.

3 "He ne'er disdain'd on low distress
To cast a gracious eye;
Nor turn'd from misery his face,
But hears its humble cry."

4 Thus, in thy sacred courts, will I
My cheerful thanks express;

5 The meek companions of my grief
Shall find my table spread;
And all that seek the LORD shall be
With joys immortal fed.

7 Let no presumptons i Dominion have ger That, by thy grace press The great transgresa

And I secure on the My heart dissolves within my breast, To their adoring sons his truth

8 So shall my prayer an
With thy acceptance
My strength and Sanse"
PSALM 16

And glorious acts proclaim.

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And gently there repose; [where The LORD of hosts renown'd;
Then leads me to cool shades, and Of glory he alone is King,
Refreshing water flows.
Who is with glory crown'd.

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3 But for himself this LORD of all One chosen seat design'd;

th

O who shall to that sacred hill
Deserv'd admittance find?
The man whose hands and heart
are pure,

Whose thoughts from pride are free;
Who honest poverty prefers
To gainful perjury."

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3 To me thy truth impart,
And lead me in thy way;

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8 Who is the King of glory? who?
The LORD, for strength renown'd;
In battle mighty; o'er his foes
Eternal victor crown'd.

PSALM 20.

(S. M.)

From the xxv. Psalm of David.
GOD, in whom I

Tflint my heart and voice;

9 Erect your heads, ye gates; unfold
In state to entertain

The King of Glory see! he comes
With all his shining train,

O let me not be put to shame,
Nor let thy foes rejoice.

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Through all the ways of GOD
Both truth and mercy shine,
such as, with religious hearts,
To his blest will incline..

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5 This, this is he, on whom the LORD
Shall shower his blessings down;
Whom God, his Saviour, shall vouch.
With righteousness to crown. [safe
Such is the race of saints, by whom
The sacred courts are trod;
And such the proselytes that seek
Thy face, O Jacob's GoD..

For thou art he that brings me help;
On thee I wait all day.

4

Thy mercies and thy love,
O LORD, recall to mind;
And graciously continue still,
As thou wert ever, kind.

5 Let all my youthful crimes
Be blotted out by thee;"

And, for thy wondrous goodness' sake
In mercy think on me.

6 His mercy and his truth

The righteous LORD displays,
In bringing wand'ring sinners home,
And teaching them his ways.
7 He those in justice guides
Who his direction seek;

And in his sacred paths shall lead
The humble and the meek.

9

Since mercy is the grace
That most exalts thy fame,
Forgive my heinous sin, O LORD,
-And so advance thy name.

10 Whoe'er, with humble fear,
To GoD his duty pays,

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Shall find the LORD a faithful guide,
In all his righteous ways.

11 For God to all his saints
His secret will imparts,

And does his gracious cov'nant write
In their obedient hearts.

12 To Israel's chosen race
Continue ever kind;

And, in the midst of all their wants,
Let them thy succour find.

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