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2 Those who on thee rely,

Let no disgrace attend;
Be that the shameful lot of such

As wilfully offend.
3 To me thy truth impart,

And lead me in thy way;
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.
8 Through all the ways of God

Both truth and mercy shine,
To such as, with religious hearts,

To his blest will incline. 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,
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 covenant 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 succor find.

PSALM 21. C. M.

From the xxvi. Psalm of David. 1 JUDGE me, O LORD, for I the paths

of righteousness have trod; I shall not fail, who all my trust

Repose on thee, my God.
2 I'll wash my hands in innocence,

And round thine altar go ;.
Pour the glad hymn of triumph thence,

And thence thy wonders show.
3 My thanks I'll publish there, and tell

How thy renown excels;
That seat affords me most delight,

In which thine honor dwells,

PSALM 22. C, M.

From the xxyii. Psalm of David.
I WHOM should I fear, since God to me

Is saving health and light?
Since strongly he my life supports,

What can my soul affright?
2 Henceforth within his house to dwell

I earnestly desire;
His wondrous beauty there to view,

And of his will inquire.
3 For there I may with comfort rest,

In times of deep distress ; And safe, as on a rock, abide

In that secure recess.
4 When us to seek thy glorious face

Thou kindly dost advise ;
'Thy glorious face I'll always seek,”

My grateful heart replies.
5 Then hide not thou thy face, O LORD,

Nor me in wrath reject;
My God and Saviour, leave not him

Thou didst so oft protect.
6 Though all of nearest earthly ties

Me, in my wo, forsake,
Yet thou, whose love excels them all,

Wilt care and pity take.
7 Instruct me in thy paths, O LORD,

My ways directly guide;
Lest sinful men, who watch my steps,

Should see me tread aside.

* Extract from the Journal of the General Convention, 1832. "4. Resolved, As the sense and declaration of this Convention, that so much of the rubrics in the form of consecration of a church or chapel as requires the singing of 'Psalm 26, verses 6, 7, and 8,' will hereafter be duly complied with by singing verses 2 and 3, in the selection from the 26th Psalm, included in the Psalms in Metrc authorized by these resolutions to be set forth."

8 I trusted that my future life

Should with thy love be crown'd; Or else my fainting soul had sunk,

With sorrow compassid round.
9 God's time with patient faith expect,

Who will inspire thy breast
With inward strength: do thou thy part,

And leave to him the rest.

PSALM 23. C. M.

From the xviii. Psalm of David.
I ADORED for ever be the LORD;

His praise I will resound,
From whom the cries of my distress

A gracious answer found.
2 He is my strength and shield; my heart

Has trusted in his Name;
And now relieved, my heart, with joy,

His praises shall proclaim.
3 The LORD, the everlasting God,

Is my defence and rock,
The saving health, the saving strength,

Of his anointed flock.
4 O save and bless thy people, LORD,

Thy heritage preserve ;
Feed, strengthen, and support their hearts,

That they may never swerve.

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PSALM 24. L. M.

From the xxix. Psalm of David. 1 YE that in might and power excel,

Your grateful sacrifice prepare; God's glorious actions loudly tell,

His wondrous power to all declare. 2 To his great Name fresh altars raise ;

Devoutly due respect afford ; Him in his holy temple praise,

Where he's with solemn state adored. 3 'Tis he that, with amazing noise,

The watery clouds in sunder breaks ; The ocean trembles-at his voice,

When he from heaven in thunder speaks. 4 How full of power his voice appears !

With what majestic terror crown'd! Which from their roots tall cedars tears,

And strews their scatter'd branches round. 5 God rules the angry floods on high ;

His boundless sway shall never cease ;
His saints with strength he will supply,

And bless his own with constant peace.

PSALM 25. C. M.
From the IXX. Psalm of David

1 IN my distress to God I cried,

Who kindly did relieve,
And from the grave's expecting mouth

My hopeless life retrieve.
2 O to his courts, ye saints of his,

With songs of praise repair ;
With me commemorate his truth,

And providential care.
3 His wrath has but a moment's reign,

His favor no decay ;
The night of grief is recompensed

With joy's returning day.
4 Therefore, O LORD, I 'll gladly sing

Thy praise in grateful verse; And, as thy favors endless are, Thy endless praise rehearse.

PSALM 26. S. M.

From the mi. Psalm of David
I DEFEND me, LORD, from shame,

For still I trust in thee;
As just and righteous is thy Name,

From danger set me free. 2 Bow down thy gracious ear,

And speedy succor send ;
Do thou my steadfast rock appear,

To shelter and defend. 3 To thee, the God of truth,

My life, and all that 's mine, (For thou preserv'st me from my youth)

I willingly resign.
4 My hope, my steadfast trust,

I on thy help repose:
That thou, my God, art good and justy

My soul with comfort knows. 5 Whate'er events betide,

Thy wisdom times them all; Then, LORD, thy servant safely hide

From those that seek his fall. 6 The brightness of thy face

To me, O LORD, disclose ;
And, as thy mercies still increase,

Preserve me from my foes. 7 How great thy mercies are

To such as fear thy Name, Which thou, for those that trust thy care,

Dost to the world proclaim:

8 O all ye saints, the LORD

With eager love pursue;
Who to the just will help afford,

And give the proud their due. 9 Ye that on God rely,

Courageously proceed;
For he will still your hearts supply
With strength in time of need.

PSALM 27. L. M.

From the xxxii. Psalm of David. 1 HE 'S blest, whose sins have pardon gain'd,

No more in judgment to appear; Whose guilt remission has obtain'd,

And whose repentance is sincere. 2 No sooner I my wound disclosed,

The guilt that tortured me within, But thy forgiveness interposed,

And mercy's healing balm pour'd in. 3 Sorrows on sorrows multiplied,

The harden'd sinner shall confound; But them who in His truth confide,

Blessings of mercy shall surround. 4 His saints, that have perform'd his laws,

Their life in triumph shall employ ; Let them, as they alone have cause,

In grateful raptures shout for joy.

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From tho xxxiii. Psalm of David

C. M.

PART I. 1 LET all the just to God, with joy,

Their cheerful voices raise ; For well the righteous it becomes

To sing glad songs of praise.
2 Let harps, and psalteries, and lutes,

In joyful concert meet;
And new-made songs of loud applause

The harmony complete.
3 For faithful is the word of God;

His works with truth abound; He justice loves; and all the earth

Is with his goodness crown'd. 4 By his almighty word at first,

The heavenly arch was rear'd ; And all the beauteous hosts of light

At his command appear'd.
5 Let earth, and all that dwell therein,

Before him trembling stand;
For, when he spake the word,'t was made,

'T was fix'd at his command.

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