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joyfully serve thee in all godly quietness; that so they may walk in the ways of truth and peace, and at last be numbered with thy saints in glory everlasting, through thy merits, O blessed Jesus, thou gracious Bishop and Shepherd of our souls, who art, with the Father and the Holy Ghost, one God, world without end. Amen.

Then shall follow the sermon: and after that the instituted minister shall proceed to the communion service, and to administer the holy eucharist to his congregation: and after the benediction (which he shall always pronounce) the wardens, vestry, and others shall salute and welcome him, bidding him God speed.

When the bishop of the diocese is present at the institution of a minister, he shall make to him the address prescribed in this office in the form of a letter; and may perform such other duties herein assigned the instituting minister as he may choose.

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4. T. BUCKINGHAM, PRINTER, WINTER-STREET.

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BY the Bishops, the Clergy, and the Laity of the Protestant Epis copal Church in the United States of America, in Convention, this thirteenth day of October, in the year of our Lord one thousand seven and eighty nine

This Translation of the Whole Book of Psalms into Metre, with Hymns, is set forth, and allowed to be sung in all Congregations of the said Church, before and after Morning and Evening Prayer, and also before and after Sermons, at the discretion of the Minister.

And it shall be the duty of every Minister of any Church, either by standing directions, or from time to time, to appoint the Portion of Psalms which are to be sung.

And further, it shall be the duty of every Minister, with such assistance as he can obtain from persons skilled in musick, to give order concerning the Tunes to be sung, at any time in his Church: And, especially, it shall be his duty, to suppress all light and unseemly musick; and all indecency and irreverence in the performance; by which, vain and ungodly persons profane the service of the sanctuary.

THE

PSALMS OF DAVID,

IN METRE.

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PSALM I. OW blest is he, who ne'er consents Nor stands in sinners' ways, nor sits 2 But makes the perfect law of God Devoutly reads therein by day

3 Like some fair tree, which, fed by streams, He still shall flourish, and success

4 Ungodly men, and their attempts, Untimely blasted, and dispers'd,

5 Their guilt shall strike the wicked dumb
No formal hypocrite shall then
6 For God approves the just man's ways;
But sinners, and the paths they tread,

PSALM II.

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WITH restless and ungovern'd rage, Why in such rash attempts engage, 2 The great in council and in might Against the Lord they all unite, 3" Must we submit to their commands?" 66 No, let us break their slavish bands, 4 But God, who sits enthron'd on high, Does their conspiring strength defy, 5 Thick clouds of wrath divine shall break And thus will he in thunder speak 6 "Though madly you dispute my will, "Whose throne is fix'd on Zion's hill, 7 Attend, O earth, whilst I declare "Thou art my son; this day, my heir, 8" Ask, and receive thy full demands; "The utmost limits of the lands

10 Learn then, ye princes; and give ear, 11 Worship the Lord with holy fear;

by ill advice to walk, where men profanely talk; his business and delight; and meditates by night.

12 Appease the Son with due respect,
Lest he revenge the bold neglect,
13 If but in part his anger rise,
Then blest are they, whose hope relies

with timely fruit does bend,
all his designs attend.
no lasting root shall find;
like chaff before the wind.
before their Judge's face:
among the saints have place.
to happiness they tend :
shall both in ruin end.

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9" Thy threat'ning sceptre thou shalt shake, and crush them ev'ry where; "As massy bars of iron break

the potter's brittle ware."
ye judges of the carth;
rejoice with awful mirth.
your timely homage pay :
incens'd by your delay.
who can endure the flame?
on his most holy name.

why do the heathen storm? as they can ne'er perform? their various forces bring; and his anointed King. presumptuously they say; and cast their chains away." and sees how they combine, and mocks their vain design. on his rebellious foes; to all that dare oppose : the king that I ordain, shall there securely reign." - God's uncontroll'd decree: have I begotten thee. thine shall the heathen be ; shall be possess'd by thee.

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