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2 Why throb, my heart? why sink, 4 Ride on in state, and still protect my saddning soul?"

The meek, the just, and true; Why droop to earth, with various Whilst thy right hand, with swift rewoes oppressid ?

[roll, venge, My years shall yet in blissful circles Does all thy foes pursue. And peace be yet an inmate of this 5. How sharp thy weapons are to them breast.

That dare thy pow'r despise ! 3 LORD, thy sure mercies, ever in my Down, down they fall, while through sight,

their heart My heart shall gladden through the The piercing arrow flies.

tedious day; (of night, 6 But thy firm throne, O God, is fix'd, And’midst the dark and gloomy shades

For ever to endure; To thee, my God, I'll tune the grate. Thy sceptre's sway shall always last, ful lay.

By righteous laws secure. 4 Why faint, my soul ? why doubt JE-7 Because thy heart, by justice led, HOVAH's aid?

Did upright ways approve, Thy God the God of mercy still shall And hated still the crooked paths, prove;

Where wand'ring sinners rove: Within his courts thy thanks shall be paid

8 Therefore did God, thy God, on thee Unquestion'd be his faithfulness and The oil of gladness shed; love!

And has, above thy fellows round,

Advanc'd thy lofty head.
PSALM 38. (L. M.)

PSALM 40. (II. 2.)
From the xliji. Psalm of David.

From the xlvi. Psalm of Darid. LET me with light and truth be

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A present help when dangers Be these my guides to lead the way,

press, Till on Thy holy hill I rest,

In him, undaunted, we'll confide;
And in thy sacred temple pray. Though earth were from her centre
2 Then will I there fresh astars raise tost,
To God, who is my only juy;

And mountains in the ocean lost, And well-tun'd harps, with songs of Torn piece-meal by the roaring tide. praise,

2 A gentler stream with gladness still Shall all my grateful hours employ: The city of our Lord shall fill, 3 Why then east down, my soul ? and The royal seat of God most. high: why

- God dwells in Sion, whose fair low'rs So much oppressid 'with anxious Shall mock th' assaults of eartbly care?

pow'rs, On God, thy God, for aid rely,

While his Almighty aid is nigh.
Who will thy ruin'd state repair. 3 Submit to God's almighty sway,

For him the heathen shall obey,
PSALM 39. (C. M.)

And earth her sov'reign LORD CON

fess: From the xlv. Psalm of David,

The God of hosts conducts our arms, WHILE heathe King's loud praise our tow'r of refuge in alarms, Indited by my heart,

PSALM 41. My tongue is like the pen of him

(L.M.) That writes with ready art.

From the xlvii. Psalm of David. 2 Hów matchless is thy form, o king! And with triumphant voices sing:

ALL ye people, clap your hands, Thy mouth with grace o'erflows; Because fresh blessings God on thee No force the mighty pow'r withstands Eternally bestows.

Of God, the universal King. 3 Gird on thy sword, most mighty 2 He shall assanlting foes repel, prince;

And with success our battles fight; And, clad in rich array,

Shall fix the place where we must With glorious ornaments of pow'r,

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I God is gone up, our LORD and King, 13 Assemble all my saints to me, With shouts of joy, and trumpet's (Thus runs the great divine decree,) sound;

That in my lasting cov'nant live, To him repeated praises sing, And off'rings bring with constant And let the cheerful song rebound.

care: Your utmost skill in praise be shown. The beav'ns his justice shall declare, For him who all the world com.

For God himself shall sentence give mands, Who sits upon his righteous throne,

PART 11. (II. 2.)
And spreads his sway o'er heathen 1 ATTEND, my people ; Israel, hear;

Thy strong accuser I'll appear;
PSALM 42. (C. M.)

Thy God, thine only God am I:

"Tis not of off'rings I complain, From the xlviii. Psalm of David.

Which, daily in my temple slain,

My sacred altar did supply.
And greatly to be prais'd 2 The sacrifices I require
In Sion, on whose happy mount

Are hearts which love and zealinspire
His sacred throne is rais'd.

And vows with strictest care made 9 In Sion we have seen perform'd

A work that was foretold,

In time of trouble call on me,
In pledge that God, for times to come, And I will set thee safe and free,
His city will uphold.

And thou shalt praise thy gracious 3 Let Sion's mount with joy resound;

Her daughters all be taught 3 Consider this, ye thoughtless men! .
In songs his judgments to extol, My vengeance shall not fall in vain,

Who this deliv'rance wrought. And none will dare your cause to 4 Compass her walls in solemn pomp, Who praises me due honour gives,

Your eyes quite round wer cast ;
Count all her tow'rs, and see if there

And to the man that justly lives
You find one stone displac'd.

My strong salvation shall be shown 3 Her forts and palaces survey,

PSALM 44. (S.M.)
Observe their order well;
That to the ages yet to come

From the li. Psalm of David.
His wonders you may tell.


AVE mercy, LORD, on me,
3 This God is ours, and will be ours, As thou wert ever kind;
Whilst we in him confide;

Let me, oppress'd with loads of guilt,
Who, as he has preserv'd us now, Thy wonted mercy find.
Till death will be our guide. 2 Wash off my foul offence,

And cleanse me from my sin;

For I confess my crime, and see
From the l. Psalm of David. How great my guilt has been.
PART 1. (II. 2.)

3 Against thee, Lord, alone,
HE LORD hath spoke, the mighty Have I transgress'd ; and, though con

And only in thy sight, !

Hath sent his summons all abroad, Must own thy judgment right.
From dawning light till day de.


4 In guilt each part was form'd

Of all this sinful frame;
The list’ning earth his voice hath
And he from Sion hath appear'd,

In guilt I was conceiv'd, and born

The heir of sin and shame.
Where beauty in perfection shines.
2 Our God shall come, and keep no

5 Yet, LORD, thy searching eye

Does inward truth require;
Misconstru'd silence as before,

And secretly with wisdom's faws
But wasting flames before him send;

My soul thou wilt inspire.
Around shall tempests fiercely rage, 6 With hyssop purge me, LORD,
Whilst he does heav'n and earth en- And so I clean shall be:

I shall with snow in whiteness vie,
His just tribunal to attend.

When purified by thee.


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May with fresh strength rejoice. Where peace and quiet dweil." 8 Blot out my crying sins,

6 Thus will I call on God, who still Nor me in anger view:

Shall in my aid appear; Create in me a heart that's clean, At morn, at noon, at night I'll pray, An upright mind renew.

And he my voice shall hear. 9 Withdraw not thou thy help,

PSALM 46. (C. M.)
Nor cast me from thy sight;
Nor let thy Holy Spirit take

From the lvi. Psalm of David. His everlasting flight. 10 The joy thy favour gives

fear, Let me, O Lord, regain,

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Yet still for succour I depend My fainting soul sustain.

'On thy almighty arm. 11 So I thy righteous ways

2 God's faithful promise I shall praise, To sinners will impart;

On which I now rely; Whilst my advice shall wicked men

In God I trust, and, trusting him, To thy just laws convert.

The arm of flesh defy. 12 Could sacrifice atone,

3 I'll trust God's word, and so despise Whole flocks and herds should die;

The force that man can raise; But on such offrings thou disdain'st

To thee, O God, my vows are due, To cast a gracious eye.

To thee I'll render praise. 13 A broken spirit is

4 Thou hast retriev'd my soul from By God most highly priz'd;

And thou wilt still secure [death, By him a broken, contrite heart,

The life thou hast so oft preservid, Shall never be despis’d.

And make my footsteps sure: 14 Let Sion favour find,

5 That thus, protected by thy pow'r, Of thy good will assur'd;

I may this light enjoy ; And thy own city flourish long,"

And in the service of my God By lofty walls secur'd.

"My lengthen'd days employ. 15 The just shall then attend,

PSALM 47. (L. M.) And pleasing triba'te pay;

From the lvii. Psalm of Davida And sacrifice of choicest kind Upon thy altar lay.

GOD, my heart is fix'd, 'tis bent, O

Its thankful tribute to present; PSALM 45. (C. M.).

And, with my beart, my voice I'll raise

To thee, my God, in songs of praise From the lv. Psalm of David...

2 Awake, my glory; harp and lute, VIVE ear, thou Judge of all the No longer let your strings be mute:

And I, my tuneful part to take, And listen when I pray;

Will with the early dawn awake. Nor from thy humble suppliant turn Thy glorious face away.

3 Thy praises, LORD, I will resound

To all the list ning nations round: My heart is paind; the shades of Thy inercy highest heav'n transcends, death

Thy truth heyond the clouds extends. Their terrors round me spread; While fearful tremblings seize my

4 Be thou, O GOD, exalted high; breast,

And as thy glory fills the sky Horrors o'erwhelm my head.

So let it be on earth display's 3 And thus

I breathe my heavy sigh 1"Till thou art here, as there, obey'd. To Him who hears above:

PSALM 48. (L. M.) " that my soul on wings could fly, From the Ixii. Psalm of David. And emulate the dove!

My on him alone thy trust

repose; *"Swift I'd' escape, and flee afar, Some secret place to find,

My rock and health will strength Hide from the world's distracting care, súpply, And rest my weary mind.

To bear the shock of all my foes.


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8 In him, ye people, ałways trust;

And washest out the crimson dye. Before his throne pour out your 4 Blest is the man, who, near thee hearts:

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Within thy sacred dwelling lives! His timely aid to us imparts. 'Tis there abundantly we taste 4 The LORD has oft his will express'a,

The vast delights thy temple gives.
And I this truth have fully known;

PART II. (L. M.)
To be of boundless pow'r possess'd,
Belongs of right to God alone. 1 LORD! from thy unexhausted store,

Thy rain relieves the thirsty ground $ Though mercy in his darling grace, Makes lands, that barren were before, In which he chiefly takes delight;

With corn and useful fruits abound
Yet he will all the human race
According to their works requite. 2 On rising ridges down it pours,

And ev'ry furrow'd valley fills:
PSALM 49. (II. 2.) Thou mak'st them soft with gentle
From the Ixjii. Psalm of David.


In which a blest increase distils.
GOD, my gracious GOD, to thee

3 Thy goodness does the circling year My morning prayers shall offer'd

With fresh returns of plenty crown; be, For thee my thirsty soul does pant:

And where thy glorious paths appear, My fainting flesh implores my grace,

The fruitful clouds drop fatness

down. As in a dry and barren place,

Where I refreshing waters want. 14 They drop on barren deserts, chang'd 20! to my longing eyes, once more. The hills about, in order rang’d,

By them to pastures fresh and green:
That view of glorions power restore,
Which thy majestic house displays;

In beauteous robes of joy are seen.
Because to me thy wondrous love 5 Large flocks with fleecy wool adorn
Than life itself does dearer prove. The cheerful downs; the valleys
My lips shall always speak thy bring

A plenteous crop of full-eard corn,
3 My life, while I that life enjoy, . And seem, for joy, to shout and sing
In blessing God I will employ,
With lifted hands adore his name,

As with the choicest food supplied, From the lxvi. Psalm of David.
My soul shall be full satisfied,
While I with joy his praise proclaim.

PART 1. (C. M.)

ET all the lands, with shouts of 4 When down Ilie, sweet sleep to fina, L.

Thou, LORD, art present to my mind;

To God their voices raise;
And when I wake in dead of night, sing psalms in honour of his name
Because thou still dost succour bring,
Beneath the shadow of thy wing

And spread his glorious praise.
I rest with safety and delight.

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In all thy works, art thou !
From the Ixv. Psalm of David.

To thy great pow'r thy stubborn foes
PART I. (L. M.)

Shall all be forc'd to bow.
Fofnsion walls, thy chosen seat;
POR thee, O God, our constant praise 3 Through all the earth, the nations

Our promis'd altars there we'll raise,

Shall thee, their God, confess;
And all our zealous vous complete. And with glad hymns, their awful
2 Thou ! who to every humble prayor,

Of thy great Name express. [dread
Dost always bend thy listning ear, 4 O come! behold the works of God,
To thee shall all mankind repair, And then with me you'll own
And at thy gracious throne appear. That he to all the sons of men

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Who keeps our souls alive, and still
Confirms our steadfast ways.

THE servants of JEHOVAR's will

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Their upright hearts let gladness fill, 1 My ofl'rings to God's house I'll And cheerful songs their tongues bring,

employ. And there my vows will pay, 2 To him your voice in anthems raise Which I with solemn zeal did make

JEHOVAH's awful Name he bears; In trouble's dismal day.

In him rejoice, extol his praise, % O come, all ye that fear the LORD,

Who rides upon high-rolling spheres Attend with heedful care,

3 His chariots numberless, his pow'rs Whilst I what God for me has done

Are heav'niy hosts, that wait his With grateful joy declare,

will; 3 As I before his aid implor'd,

His presence now fills Sion's tow'ts,

As once it honour'd Sinai's bill. So now I praise his Name; But, if my heart to sin incline, 4 Ascending high, in triumph thou My pray'r will God disclaim.

Captivity hast captive led, 4 But God to me, whene'er I cried,

And on thy people didst bestow His gracious ear did bend,

Thy gifts and graces freely shed. And to the voice of my request 5 Ev'n rebels shall partake thy grace With constant love attend.

And humble proselytes repair

To worship at thy dwelling place, 5 Then bless'd for ever be my God, And all the world pay homage there

Who never, when I pray, Withholds his mercy from my soul,

6 For benefits each day bestow'd, Nor turns his face away.

Be daily his great Name ador'd,

Who is our Saviour and our GOD, PSALM 52. (S. M.)

Oflife and death the sov'reign LORD From tħc lxvii. Psalm of David.

To bless thy chosen race,

From the lxix. Psalm of David.
In mercy, LORD, incline;
And cause the brightness of thy face

PART I. (L, M.) On all thy saints to shine: è That so thy wondrous way And press to o'erwhelm my soul

May through the world be known; With painful steps in mire I tread, While distant lands their tribute pay, And deluges o'erflow my head. And thy salvation own.

2 O LORD, to thee I will repair, 3 Let diff'ring nations join

For help, with hwnble, timely pray'r; To celebrate thy fame;

Relieve me from thy mercy's store, Let all the world, O LORD, combine Display thy truth's preserving pow'T. To praise thy glorious Name.

3 From threat'ning dangera me relieve, 4 O let them shout and sing,

And from the mire my feet retrieve; With joy and pious mirth;

From all my foes in safety keep,
For thou, the righteous Judge and And snatch me from the raging deep.

Shalt govern all the earth.

4 LORD, hear the humble pray'r I

make, 5 Let diffring nations join

For thy transcending goodness' sake; To celebrate thy fame;

Relieve thy supplicant once more Let all the world, O LORD, combine From thy abounding mercy's store. To praise thy glorious Ņame.

5 Reproach and grief have broke my Then God upon our land

heart, Shall constant blessings show'r; I look'd for some to take my part, And all the world in awe shall stand To pity, or relieve my pain; of his resistless pow'r

But look'd, alas ! for both in vain.

SAVFome, O God; froni waves that

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