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[Ps. xlvi.]

SELECTION 53. 1. God is our refuge and strength,

A very present help in troubles. 2. Therefore will not we fear, though the earth be removed,

And though the mountains be cast into the heart of the seas. 3. Though the waters thereof | roar and be troubled,

Though the mountains shake with the swelling thereof. 4. Jehovah of hosts is with us;

The God of Jacob is our refuge. 5. There is a river whose streams shall make glad the city

The holy place of the tabernacles of the Most High. 6. God is in the midst of her; she shall | not be moved

God shall help her, at the approach of the morning. 7. The nations raged, the kingdoms were moved :

He uttered his voice, the earth did melt. 8. JEHOVAH of hosts is with us:

The God of Jacob is our refuge.

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[Ps. lxviii. 32.]

SELECTION 54. 1. Sing unto God, ye kingdoms of the earth ;

O sing | praises to the Lord, 2. To him that rideth upon the heavens of | heavens, of old;

Lo, he uttereth with his voice, a voice of strength. 3. Ascribe ye strength to God:

His exaltation is over Israel, and his strength is in the clouds. 4. O God, thou art to be feared from thy holy places: The God of Israel, he giveth strength and power to the peo

ple. Blessed be God.

[Close with Dox.6p.251.)

Salvation will he ap point for walls and bulwarks.
That the righteous nation which keepeth truth may enter.

3. Thou wilt keep the stayed | mind in peace ;

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SELECTION 55. [Ps. lxviii. 4.] 1. Sing / unto God,

Sing praises to his name:
2. Extol him that rideth up on the heavens,

By his name | Jay, and rejoice before him.
3. A father of the fatherless, and a judge of the widows,

Is God in his holy habitation.
4. God setteth the solitary | in a house :

He bringeth out those that are bound with chains.
5. O God, when thou wentest forth be fore thy people,

When thou | marchedst through the wilderness, [of God; 6. The earth shook, the heavens also dropped at the presence

Sinai itself at the presence of God, the God of Israel. 7. Thou, O God, didst send a plentiful rain, [weary.

Whereby thou didst confirm thine inheritance, when it was 8. Thy congregation hath | dwelt therein:

Thou, o God, hast prepared of thy | goodness for the poor.

SELECTION 56.

1. We have a strong city;

[Is. xxvi. ]

2. Open ye the gates;

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peace, because it háth trusted in thee. 4. Trust ye in Je|hovah forever ;

For in JAH JEHOVAH | is the rock of ages.

[Close with Dox.2,p.250.]

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SELECTION 57.

[Ps. xviii. 30.] 1. I will love thee, O JEHOVAH, my strength.

Jehovah is my rock, and my fortress, and my deliverer; 2. My God, my strength, in him I will trust;

My buckler, and the horn of my salvation, my high tower. 3. God, his way is perfect: the word of JE|Hovau is tried :

He is a buckler to all those that trust in him. 4. For who is God save JEHOVAH ?

Or who is a | rock except our God? 5. It is God that girdeth me with strength,

And maketh my way perfect. 6. He maketh my feet like hinds’,

And setteth | me upon my high places. 7. Thou hast also given me the shield of thy salvation ;

And thy right hand hath held me up. 8. Therefore will I give thanks unto thee, O JEHOVAH, among

the nations, And sing | praises to thy name.

SELECTION 58. [Ps. xxvii.] 1. JEHOVAH | is my light

And my salvation; whom shall I fear? 2. JEHOVAH is the strength of my life;

Of | whom shall I be afraid? 3. One thing have I desired of Jehovah, that will I seek;

That I may dwell in the house of Jehovah | all the days of

my life,

7. There will I make the horn of David to bud :

8. His enemies will I clothe with shame:

But upon him self his crown shall flourish.

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4. To behold the beauty of JEHOVAH,

And to inquire in his temple.
5. For in the day of trouble

He shall hide me in his pavilion :
6. In the secret of his tabernacle | shall he hide me;

He shall set me | up upon a rock.
7. And now shall mine head be | lifted up

Above mine | enemies round about me:
8. Therefore will I offer in his tabernacle sacrifices of joy ;
I will sing, yea, I will sing praises to Jehovah.

SELECTION 59. [Ps. cxxxii. 8.] 1. Arise, O JEHOVAH, into thy rest;

Thou, and the ark of thy strength.
2. Let thy priests be clothed with righteousness ;

And let thy saints shout aloud for joy.
3. For JEHOVAH hath' chosen Zion;

He hath desired it for his habitation. 4. This is my rest forever :

Here will I | dwell; for I have desired it.
5. I will abundantly | bless her provision :

I will satisfy her poor with bread.
6. I will also clothe her priests with salvation ;

And her saints shall 'shout aloud for joy.
I have ordained a | lamp for mine anointed.

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SELECTION 60.

[Ps. xviii.] 1. I will love thee, O JEHOVAH, my strength.

Jehovah is my rock, and my fortress, and my deliverer ; 2. My God, my strength, in him I will trust;

My buckler, and the horn of my salvation, my high tower. 3. I will call upon JEHOVAH, who is to be praised;

So shall I be sav-ed from mine enemies. 4. The sorrows of death encompassed me,

And the floods of ungodly | men made me afraid. 5. The sorrows of hell encompassed | me about :

The snares of death prevented me. 6. In my distress I called up on JEHOVAH,

And cried unto my God: 7. He heard my | voice from his temple,

And my cry came before him, into his ears. 8. Jehovah liveth ; and blessed | be

my rock; And let the God of my salvation be exalted.

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SELECTION 61.

[Ps. xcvii.] 1. JEHOVAH reigneth ; let the earth rejoice;

Let the many isles be glad. 2. Clouds and darkness are round about him;

Justice and judgment | are the support of his throne. 3. A fire goeth before his face,

And burneth up his | enemies round about. 4. His lightnings enlightened the world :

The earth saw and trembled.

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