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PART XIX. KOPH. C. M.
Lord, hear my earnest cry;
Will all my care apply.
O save me, that I may
And steadfastly obey.
Prevented, while I cried
My hope alone relied.
That of thy testimonies I
The full extent may know.
In all respects divine;
PART XVII. PE. C. M.
No words can represent; Therefore to learn and practise them
My zealous heart is bent.
Celestial light displays,
To simplest minds conveys.
And wonted favour show;
Thy judgements ever true.
My soul has known, of old,
To endless ages hold.
And fainting with desire,
The sacred skill acquire.
Who thy relief implore ;
Who thy blest Name adore. 5 Directed by thy heavenly word
Let all my footsteps be; Nor wickedness of any kind
Dominion have o'er me. 6 On me, devoted to thy fear,
Lord, make thy face to shine: Thy statutes both to know and keep My heart with zeal incline.
PART XVIII. TSADDI. C. M.
Wrong'd innocence may trust;
In all respects are just.
Which thou didst first decree; And all with faithfulness perform'd
Succeeding times shall see. 3 Lord, each neglected word of thine,
Howe'er by men despised, Is pure, and for eternal truth
By me, thy servant, prized.
When time itself is past;
Which shall for ever last.
To compass me unite;
Thy precepts my delight. 6 Eternal and unerring rules Thy testimonies give :
PART XX. RESCH. C. M.
And me from bondage draw;
Who ne'er forgets thy law.
Thy timely aid afford;
According to thy word.
Salvation far away;
Who from thy statutes stray.
To all who thee adore;
My fainting hopes restore.
How I thy precepts love;
Of mercy from above.
Has held through ages past,
To endless ages last.
PART XXI. SCHIN. C.M.
1 Thy sacred word my joyful breast
With heav'nly rapture warms; Nor conquest, nor the spoils of war,
Have such transporting charms.
8 Though like a sheep that's lost I've stray'd,
And from thy ways declined,
Who keeps thy laws in mind.
2 Perfidious practices and lies
I utterly detest;
Too vast to be express’d.
Thy praises I resound,
With truth and justice crown'd.
Who truly love thy law;
Nor frowning danger awe.
And, though so long delay'd,
All thy commands obey'd.
And constantly obey'd ;
Thy service easy made.
I never yet withdrew;
PART XXII. TAU. C. M.
Attend, O gracious Lord;
According to thy word.
Before thy throne appear;
For my relief draw near.
The tribute of their praise,
And taught me thy just ways.
Shall thanksully resound;
With truth and justice crown'd.
And bring me timely aid ;
My heart's free choice have made.
Thy saving grace restored ;
Thy heav'nly laws, afford.
My great Restorer's praise;
My fainting soul shall raise.
PSALM 98. C. M.
From thence expecting aid;
Who heaven and earth has made. 2 He will not let thy foot be moved,
Thy guardian will not sleep; Behold, the God who slumbers not
Will favour'd Israel keep.
Thou shalt securely rest,
By day or night molest.
The Lord shall guard thee still 'Tis even he that shall preserve
Thy soul from every ill.
Thy God shall thee defend;
Safe to thy journey's end.
PSALM 99. C. M.
From the cxxii. Psalm of David.
'TWAS a joyful sound, to hear
Our tribes devoutly say,
And keep your festal-day! 2 At Salem's courts we must appear,
With our assembled powers,
Like her united towers.
The tribes of God repair, Before his ark to celebrate
His Name with praise and prayer. 4 O, ever pray for Salem's peace;
For they shall prosp’rous be, Thou holy city of our God,
Who bear true love to thee. 5 May peace within thy sacred walls
A constant guest be found; With plenty and prosperity
Thy palaces be crown'd. 6 For my dear brethren's sake, and friends
No less than brethren dear, I'll pray-May peace in Salem's towers A constant guest appear.
7 But most of all I'll seek thy good,
And ever wish thee well,
Where God vouchsafes to dwell.
PSALM 100. C. M.
From the cxxiv. Psalm of David,
On Israel's side engaged,
So furiously he raged.
To check his fierce control, The adversary's dreary flood
Had overwhelm'd our soul.
Who left us not his prey;
And we again are free.
Our confidence remains
or both sole monarch reigns.
PSALM 103. C. M.
From the coxviii. Psalm of David.
Nor only worship pays,
To his appointed ways.
Of his own labour feed;
His wishes all succeed.
Him Sion's God shall bless,
PSALM 101. C. M.
Like Sion's rock shall stand;
By his almighty hand. 2 Look how the hills on every side
To guard them from their foes.
Who righteous deeds affect; The heart that innocence retains,
Let innocence protect.
The Lord shall soon destroy;
With lasting peace and joy.
PSALM 104. S. M.
To God I sent my cry;
And graciously reply.
Who can the trial bear?
And quite renounce thy fear.
For thee, the living Lord;
For thy enliv’ning ray,
To spy the dawning day.
No bounds his mercy knows;
Eternal succour flows:
Supplies in want convey;
And wash our guilt away.
PSALM 102. C. M.
The Lord the pile sustain;
The watchman wakes in vain. 2 In vain we rise before the day,
And late to rest repair, Allow no respite to our toil,
And eat the bread of care.
He on his saints bestows;
PSALM 105. III. 1.
Let my place and portion be:
Clothe me with humility.
All thy Spirit hath reveald;
Though the oracle be seald.
Weaned from the mother's breast, By no subtleties beguiled,
On thy faithful word I rest.
4 Israel! now and evermore
In the Lord Jehovah trust;
PSALM 106. C. M.
To God's abode repair;
Pour out our humble prayer. 2 Arise, O Lord, and now possess
Thy constant place of rest; Be that, not only with thy ark,
But with thy presence bless’d. 3 Clothe thou thy priests with righteousness
Make thou thy saints rejoice; And, for thy servant David's sake,
Hear thy anointed's voice.
All other seats excel;
Where he desires to dwell.
Her poor with plenty bless ; Her saints shall shout for joy, her priests His saving health confess.
PSALM 107. C. M.
From the cxxxiii. Psalm of David. VYOW vast must their advantage be,
How great their pleasure prove, Who live like brethren, and consent
In offices of love!
Which, pour'd on Aaron's head,
Its costly fragrance shed.
On Hermon's top distill ;
On Sion's favour'd hill.
Where the Almighty King
PSALM 108. C. M.
Upon his solemn state;
With humble rev'rence wait. 2 Within his house lift up your hands,
And bless his holy Name:
Who earth and heaven didst frame.
PSALM 109. C. M.
And magnify his Name;
His worthy praise proclaim. 2 Praise him, all ye that in his house
Attend with constant care;
With humble zeal repair.
The sons of Jacob makes;
Most valued treasure takes.
By glad experience found; And seen how he, with wondrous power,
Above all gods is crown'd.
Performs his sovereign will,
That earth's deep caverns fill.
Let grateful Israel pay; Nor let anointed Aaron's race
To bless the Lord delay.
Let Levi's house express;
His Name for ever bless. 8 Let all with thanks his wondrous works
In Sion's courts proclaim;
Exalt his holy Name.
PSALM 110. II. 4.
Your joyful thanks repeat;
Our constant friend;
Shall never end. 2 To him, whose wondrous power
All other gods obey,
For God, &c. 3 By his almighty hand
Amazing works are wrought; The heavens by his command Were to perfection brought : For God, &c.
4 He spread the ocean round
3 Thou graciously inclin’dst thine ear, About the spacious land ;
When I to thee did cry; And bade the rising ground
And, when my soul was press'd with fear,
Didst inward strength supply.
4 For God, although enthroned on high, 5 By him the heavens display
Does thence the poor respect ;
Beholds with just neglect.
He shall my foes disarm, 6 He, in our depth of woes,
Relieve my soul when most distress'd, On us with favour thought;
And keep me safe from harm. And from our cruel foes
6 The Lord, whose mercies ever last, In peace and safety brought :
Shall fix my happy state;
And, mindful of his favours past, 7 He does the food supply
Shall his own work complete.
PSALM 113. L. M.
From the cxxxix. Psalm of David.
HOU, Lord, by strictest search hast
My rising up and lying down;
My secret thoughts are known to thee,
Known long before conceived by me.
2 Thine eye my bed and path surveys,
Thou know'st what 'tis my lips would rent, stream,
My yet unutter'd words’ intent.
On every side I find thy hand:
O skill for human reach too high! 2 Our harps, that, when with joy we sung,
Too dazzling bright for mortal eye!
4 From thy all-seeing Spirit, Lord,
What hiding-place does earth afford ? On willow-trees that wither'd there.
O where can I thy influence shun, 3 O Salem, our once happy seat,
Or whither from thy presence run?
5 If up to heaven I take my flight,
'Tis there thou dwell'st enthroned in light; The speaking strings with art to move! If to the world unseen, my God, 4 If I to mention thee forbear,
There also hast thou thine abode.
6 If I the morning's wings could gain, Or if my chiefest joy compare
And fly beyond the western main;
E’en there, in earth's remotest land,
I still should find thy guiding hand.
7 Or, should I try to shun thy sight
Beneath the sable wings of night,
One glance from thee, one piercing ray,
Would kindle darkness into day.
8 The veil of night is no disguise, And bless thy holy Name.
No screen froin thy all-searching eyes; 2 I'll worship at thy sacred seat, And, with thy love inspired,
As in the blazing noon of day. The praises of thy truth repeat,
9 Thou know'st the texture of my heart, O’er all thy works admired.
My reins in every vital part:
Through midnight shades thou find’st thy way,