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Supreme in Sion thou shalt be, 10 Who wisdom's sacred prize would * And all thy proud opposers see

win, "Subjected to thy just command. Must with the fear of God begin: 3 · Thee, in thy power's triumphant Immortal praise and heavenly skill day,

Have they who know and do his will. * " The willing nations shall obey :

PSALM CXII. * And, wben thy rising beams they

HALLELUJAH. view,

THAT

THAT man is bless'd who stands in *: Sball all, redeem'd from error's night,

Appear as numberiess and bright of God, and loves his sacred law;

" As crystal drops of morning dew.' 2 His seed on earth shall be renown'd, 4 The Lord hath swarn, nor sworn in And with successive honours crown'd. vain,

3 His house, the seat of wealth, shall That, like Melchisedech's, thy reign

be And priesthood shall no period know: An inexhausted treasuir: 25 No proud competitor to sit

His justice, free from all decay, At thy right hand will he permit, Shall blessings to his heirs convey: But in his wrath crown'd heads o'er- 4 The soul that's fill'd with virtue's throw,

light 6 The sentenced heathen he shall slay, 'Shines brightest in affliction's night; And fill with carcases his way, To pity the distress'd inclined, Till he hath struck earth's tyrants As well as just to all mankind. dead;

5 His lib'ral favours he extends, 7 But in the high-way brooks shall first, To some he gives, to others lends ; Like a poor pilgrim, slake his thirst, Yet what his charity impairs, And then in triumph raise his head. He saves by prudence in affairs. PSALM CXI.

6 Beset with threatning dangers round, PRAISEE the Lord; our God to Unmoved shall he maintain his ground?

The sweet remembrance of the just My soul her utmost power shall raise; Shall flourish when he sleeps in dust. With private friends, and in the throng 7 Ill tidings never can surprise. of saints, his praise shall be my song. His heart, that, fix'd on God relies: 2 His works, for greatness though re- 8 On safety's rock he sits and sees nowo'd,

The shipwreck of his enemies. His wondrous works with ease are 9 His hands, while they his alms he. found

stow'u, By those who seek for them aright, His glory's future harvest sow'd, And in the pious search delight. Whence he shall reap wealth, fame, re3 His works are all of matchless fame,

nown, And universal glory claim;

A temporal and eternal crown. His truth, confiru'd through ages past, 10 The wicked shall his triumph see, Shall to eternal ages last. 4 By precepts he hath us enjoin'd

While their unrighteous hopes decay, To keep his wondrous works in mind; And vanish with themselves away. And to posterity record,

PSALM CXIII. That good and gracious is our Lord. TE saints and servants of the Lord, 5 His

bounty, like a flowing tide, Has all his servants' wants supriy'd; 2 His sacred name for ever bless : And be will ever keep in mind

3 Where'er the circling sun displays His coy'nant with our fathers sign'd. His rising beams or setting rays, 6 At once astonish'd and o'erjoy'd, Due praise to bis great name ac They saw his matchless power en.

dress. ploy'd,

4 God through the world extends his Whereby the heathen were suppress'd, sway: And we their heritage possess'd. The regions of eternal day

7 Just are the dealings of his bands, But shadows of his glory are: un Immutable are his commands,

5 With him whose majesty excels, A 8 By truth and equity sustain', Who made the heaven in which he And for eternal rules ordain'd.

dwells, 9 He set his saints from bondage free, Let no created power compare. And then establish'd his decree, 6 Though 'tis beneath his state to view For ever to remain the same:

In highest heaven what avgels do, Holy and reverend is his name.

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He takes the needy from his ceil, 5 With speechless mouth and sightlets Advancing him in courts w dwell,

eyes Companion to the greatest there. The molten idol stands. 7 When childless families despair, 6 The pageant has both ears and nose, He sends the blessing of an heir,

But neither hears nor smells; To rescue their expiring name;

7 Its hands and feet nor feel nor move;
Makes her that barren was, to bear, No life within it dwells.
And joyfully hier fruit to rear: 8 Such senseless stocks they are, that
O then extol his matchless fame!
PSALM CXIV.

Can nothing like them find,
THEN Israel, by th' Almighty led, But those who on their belp rely,
Enrich'd with their oppressor's And them for gods design’d.
spoil,

9 O Israel, make the Lord your trust, From Egypt march'd, and Jacob's seed Who is your help and shield;

From bondage in a foreigu soil ; 10 Priests, Levites, trust in him alone, 2 Jehovah, for his residence,

Who only help can yield.
Chose out imperial Judah's tent, 11 Let all who truly fear the Lord,
His mansion royal, aud from thence On him they fear rely ;
Through Israel's camp his orders Who them in danger can defend,
sent.

And all their wants supply.
3 The distant sea with terror saw, 12, 13 of us he oft has mindful been,
And from the Almighty's presence And Israel's house will bless;

Priests, Levites, proselytes, even all Old Jordan's streams, surprised with Who his great name confess. awe,

14 On you, and on your heirs, he will Retreated to their fountain's head. Increase of blessings bring; 4 The taller mountains skipp'd like 15 Thrice happy you, wbo fav'rites

rams, When danger near the fold they hear; of this Almighty King! The hills skipp'd after them like 16 Heaven's highest orb of glory be lambs

His empire's seat design'd; Affrighted by their leader's fear. And gave this lower globe of earth 3 O sea! what made your tide withdraw, A portion to mankind.

And naked leave your oozy bed? 17 They who in death and silence sleep Why Jordan, against nature's law, To him no praise afford;

Recoil' Ist thou to thy fountain's head?|18 But we will bless for evermore 6 Why, mountains, did ye skip, like Our ever-living Lord. rams

PSALM CXVI. When danger de en piga cha the fold? My son

with grateful thoughts of When they their leader's flight be Entirely is possest, hold?

Because the Lord vouchsafed to hear 7 Earth, tremble on; well may'st thou The voice of my request. fear

2 Since he has now his ear inclined, Thy Lord and Maker's face to see; I never will despair; When Jacob's awful God draws near, But still in all the straits of life

'Tis time for earth and seas to flee: To him address my prayer. 8 To flee from God, wbo nature's law 3 With deadly sorrows compass'd round,

Confirms and cancels at his will; With pains of hell oppressid;
Who springs from flinty rocks can draw, When trouble seiz'd my aching heart,
And thirsty vales with water fill. And anguish rack'd my breast;
PSALM CXV.

4 On God's Almighty name I call'd,
LOBut to the sacred name
ORD, not to us, we claim no share, And thus to him I pray'd,

Lord, I beseech thee, save my soul Give glory, for thy mercy's sake, With sorrow quite dismay'd.' And truth's eternal fame.

5, 6 How just and merciful is God 2 Why should the heathen cry, Where's How gracious is the Lord !

Who saves the harmless, and to me The God whom we adore ?

Does timely help afford. S Convince them that in heaven thou art, 7 Then free from pensive cares, my soul And uncontrol'd thy power.

Resume thy wonted rest; 4 Their gods but gold and silver are, For God has wondrously to thee The works of mortal bands:

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8 When death alarm'd me, he removed To all my foes I need not doubt My dangers and iny fears;

A just return to make. My feet from falling he secured, 8, 9 For better 'tis to trust in God, And dry'd my eyes from tears.

And have the Lord our friend, 9 Therefore my life's remaining years, Than on the greatest human power Which God to me shall lend,

For safety to depend. Wili ( in praises to his name,

10, 11 Though nany nations, closely And in his service spend.

leagued, 10, 11 In God I trusted, and of him Did oft beset me round;

In greatest straits did boast; Yet, by his boundless power sustain'd, For in my flight all hopes of aid

I did their strength confound. From faithless men were lost. 12 Tbey swarı'd like bees, and yet 12, 13 Then what return to him shall I

their rage For all his goodness make ?

Was but a short-lived blaze; I'll praise his name, and with glad zeal For wbilst on God I still rely'd, The cup of blessing take.

I vanquish'd them with ease. 14, 15 I'll pay my vows among his 13 When all united press'd me hard, saints,

In hopes to make me fall,
Whose blood, howe'er despised The Lord vouchsafed to take my past,
By wicked men, in God's account

And save me from them all.
Is always highly prized.

14 The honour of my strange escape 16 By various ties, O Lord, must I To him alone belongs ; To thy dominion bow;

He is my Saviour and my strength, Thy humble handmaid's son before, He only claims my songs.

Thy ransom'd captive now! 15 Joy fills the dwelling of the just, 17, 18 To thee I'll off’rings bring of Whom God has saved from harm; pra:se;

For wondrous things are brought to pass And whilst I bless thy name,

By his Almighty arm. The just performance of my vows 16 He, by his own resistless power, To all thy saints proclaim.

Has endless honour won ; 19 They in Jerusalem shall meet, The saving strength of his right hand And in thy house shall join,

Amazing works has done.
To bless thy name with one consent, 17 God will not suffer me to fall,
And mix their songs with mine. But still prolongs my days;,
PSALM CXVII.

That, by declaring all his works,
ITH cheerful notes let all the I may advance his praise.
earth

18 When God had sorely me chastised, To heaven their voices raise;

Till quite of hopes bereaved, Let all, inspired with godly mirth, His mercy from the gates of death

Sing solemn hymns of praise. My fainting life reprieved. 2 God's tender mercy knows no bound,19

Then open wide the temple-gates, His truth shall ne'er decay ;

To which the just repair,
Theu let the willing nations round That I may enter in, and praise
Their grateful tribute pay.

My great Deliv'rei there.
PSALM CXVIII.

20, 21 Within those gates of God's abode,

To which the righteous press, O good,

His mercies ne'er decay; Since thou hast heard, and set me safe, That his kind favours ever last,

Thy holy name I'll bless.
Let thankful Israel say.

22, 23 That which the builders once ro S. 4 Their sense of his eternal love

fused, Let Aaron's house express;

Is now the corner stone; And that it never fails, let ali

This is the wondrous work of God, That fear the Lord confess.

The work of God alone. 5 To God I made my humble moan, 24, 25 This day is God's; let all tbe land With troubles quite oppress'd;

Exalt their cheerful voice; And he released me from my straits, Lord, we beseech thee, save us now, And granted my request.

And make us still rejoice. 6 Since therefore God does on my side 26 Him that approaches in God's name, So graciously appear;

Let all th' assembly bless;
Why should the vain attempts of men We that belong to God's own house,
Possess my soul with fear?

• Have wish'd you good success.' 7 Since God with those that aid my cause 27 Godis the Lord, through whom we all Vouchrases my past to take,

Both light and comfort find;

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Fast to the altar's horn, with cords, 112 Secured by that, my grateful sou The chosen victim bind.

Shall ever bless thy name; 28 Thou art my Lord, O God, and|0 teach me then by thy just laws still

My future life to frame. I'll praise thy holy name;

13 My lips, unlock'd by pious zeal, Because thou only art my God,

To others have declared I'll celebrate thy fame.

How well the judgments of thy mouth 29 O then with me give thanks to God, Deserve our best regard.

Who still does gracious prove; 14 Wbilst in the way of thy commands And let the tribute of our praise

More solid joy I found, Be endless as his love.

Than had I been with vast increase PSALM CXIX.

of envy'd riches crown'd. ALEPH.

15 Therefore thy just and upright law How row bless'd are they, who always Shall always fill my mind; keep

And those sound rules, which thou pre The pure and perfect way!

serib'st, Who never from the sacred paths All due respect sball find.

of God's commandments stray! 16 To keep thy statutes undefaced 2 How bless'd, who to his righteous Shall be my constant joyi laws

The strict remembrance of thy word Have still obedient been!

Shall all my thoughts employ. And have with fervent bumble zeal

GINEL. His favour sought to win!

17 Be gracious to thy servant, Lord, 3 Such men their utmost caution use Do thou my life defend, To shun each wicked deed;

That I, according to thy word, But in the path whirh he directs My future time may spend. With constant care proceed.

18 Enlighten both my eyes and mind, 4 Thou strictly hast enjoin'd us, Lord, That so I may discern To learn thy sacred will;

The wondrous works which they behold, And all our diligence employ

Who thy just precepts learn. Thy statutes to fulfil.

119 Though, like a stranger in the lande $0 then that thy most holy will From place to place I stray,

Might o'er my ways preside, Thy righteous judgments from my sight And I the course of all my life

Remove not thou away. By thy direction guide!

20 My fainting soul is almost pined, Then with assurance should I walk, With earnest longing spent, From all confusion free;

Wbilst always on the eager search
Convinced, with joy, that all myways Of thy just will intent.
With thy commands agree.

21 Thy sharp rebuke shall crush the 7 My upright heart shall my glad proud, mouth

Whom still thy curse pursues ; With cheerful praises fill;

Since they to walk in thy right ways When, by thy righteous judgments Presumptuously refuse. taught,

22 But far from me do thou, O Lord, I shall have learnt thy will.

Contempt and shame remove; 8 So to thy sacred laws shall I

For i thy sacred laws affect All due observance pay;

With undissembled love. o then forsake me not, my God, 23 Though princes oft, in council met Nor cast me quite away.

Against thy servant spake;
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Yet I thy statutes to observe
9 How shall the young preserve their My constant business make.
ways

24 For thy commands have always From all pollution free?

been By making still their course of life My comfort and delight; With thy commands agree.

By them I learn, with prudent care, 10 With hearty zeal for thee I seek, To guide my steps aright. To thee for succour pray ;

DALETĖ. O suffer not my careless steps

25 My soul, oppress'd with deadly care From thy right paths to stray.

Close to the chust does cleave; 11 Safe in my heart, and closely hid, Revive me, Lord, and let me now Thy word, my treasure lies;

Thy promised aid receive. To succour me with timely aid, 26 To thee I still declared my ways, When sinful thoughts arise.

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41 Thy constant blessing, Lord, bestow 27 If thou wilt make me know thy laws, To cheer my drooping heart;

And by their guidance walk, To me, according to thy word, The wondrous works which thou hast Thy saving health impart. done

42 So shall I, when my foes upbraio Shall be my constant talk.

This ready answer make; 28 But see, my soul within me sinks, In God I trust, who never will

Press'd down with weighty care; His faithful promise break. Do thou, according to thy word, 43 Then let not quite the word of truth My wasted strength repair.

Be from my mouth removed; 20 rar, far from me be all faise ways Since still my ground of steadfast hope And lying arts removed;

Thy just decrees have proved. But kindly grant I still may keep 44 So I to keep thy righteous laws The path by thee approved.

Will all my study bend; 30 Thy faithful ways, thou God of truth, From age to age my time to come My happy choice I've made;

In their observance spend. Thy judgments, as my rule of life, 45 Ere long I trust to walk at large, Before me always laid.

From all incumbrance free; 31 My care bas been to make my life Since I resolve to make my life With thy commands agree;

With thy commands agree. O then preserve thy servant, Lord, 46 Thy laws shall be my constant talk; From shame and ruin free.

And princes shall attend, 32 So in the way of thy commands

Whilst I the justice of thy ways
Shall I with pleasure run,

With confidence defend.
And, with a heart enlarged with soy, 47 My longing heart and ravish'd soul
Successfully go on.

Shall both o'erflow with joy,

When in thy lov'd commandments I HE.

My bappy hours employ.
33 Instruct me in thy statutes, Lord, 48 Then will I to thy just decrees
Thy righteous paths display:

Lift up my willing hands;
And I from them, through all my life, My care and business then shall be
Will never go astray.

To study thy commands. 34 If thou true wisdom from above

ZAIN. Wilt graciously impart, To keep thy perfect laws I will 49 According to thy promised grace, Devote my zealous heart.

Thy favour, Lord, extend; 35 Direct me in the sacred ways Make good to me the word on whicha To which thy precepts lead;

Thy servant's hopes depend. Because my chief delight has been 50 That only comfort in distress

Thy righteous paths to tread. Did all my griefs control; 36 Do thou to thy most just commands Thy word, when troubles hemm'd me Inclme my willing heart;

round, Let no desire of worldly wealth

Revived my fainting soul. From thee my thoughts divert. 51 Insulting foes did proudly mock, 37 From those vain objects turn my eyes, And all my hopes deride;

Which this false world displays; Yet from thy law not all their sooff's But give me lively power and strength Could make me turn aside.

To keep thy righteous ways. 52 Thy judgments then, of ancient 38 Confirm the promise which thou date, mad'st,

I quickly call to mind,
And give thy servant aid,

Till, ravish'd with such thoughts, my Who to transgress thy sacred laws

sow Is awfully afraid.

Did speedy comfort find. 38 The foul disgrace I justly fear, 53 Sometimes I stand amazed, like one In mercy, Lord, remove;

With deadly horror struck, For all the judgments thou ordain'st To think how all my sinful foe's Are full of grace and love.

Have thy just laws forsook. 40 Thou know'st how after thy com- 54 But I thy statutes and decrees mands

My cheerful anthems made; My longing heart does pant; Whilst through strange lands and deO then make haste to raise me up

sert wilds And promised succour grant.

I like a pilgrim stray'd

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