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5 So shall my heart o'erflow with joy,

More lasting and more true
Than theirs, who stores of corn and wine

Successively renew.
6 Then down in peace I 'll lay my head,

And take my needful rest ;
No other guard, O LORD, I crave,
Of thy defence possess'd.

PSALM 5. L. M.

From the v. Psalm of David.
1 REGARD my words, O gracious LORD

Accept my secret prayer;
To thee alone, my King, my God,

Will I for help repair.
2 Thou in the morn my voice shalt hear,

And, with the dawning day, To thee devoutly I 'll look up,

To thee devoutly pray.
3 LORD, I within thy house will come,

In ihy abundant grace ;
And I will worship in thy fear,

Tow'rd thy most holy place.
4 Let those, O LORD, who trust in thee,

With shouts their joy proclaim:
Let them rejoice whom thou preservist,

And all that love thy name.
5 To righteous men, the righteous LORD

His blessing will extend;
And with his favor all his saints,
As with a

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1 IN mercy, not in wrath,

Rebuke me, gracious God!
Lest, if thy whole displeasure rise,

I sink beneath thy rod.
2 Touch'd by thy quick’ning power,

My load of guilt I feel:
The wounds thy Spirit hath unclosed,

O let that Spirit heal. 3 In trouble and in gloom,

Must I for ever mourn ?
And wilt thou not, at length, O God,

In pitying love return ? 4 O come, ere life expire,

Send down thy power to save;
For who shall sing thy name in death,

Or praise thee in the grave ?

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1 0 THOU, to whom all creatures bow

Within this earthly frame, Through all the world how great art thou !

How glorious is thy name!
2 In heaven thy wondrous acts are sung,

Nor fully reckon'd there;
And yet thou mak'st the infant tongue

Thy boundless praise declare. 3 When heaven, thy beauteous work on high,

Employs my wond'ring sight; The moon, that nightly rules the sky,

With stars of feebler light ;-
4 Oh, what is man, that, LORD, thou lov'st

To keep him in thy mind?
Or what his offspring, that thou prov'st

To them so wondrous kind ?
5 Him next in power thou didst create

To thy celestial train ; Ordain'd with dignity and state,

O'er all thy works to reign. 6 They jointly own his powerful sway:

The beasts that prey or graze ;
The bird that wings its airy way ;

The fish that cuts the seas.
TO Thou, to whom all creatures bow

Within this earthly frame,
Through all the world how great art thou !

How glorious is thy name!

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1 TO celebrate thy praise, O LORD,

I will my heart prepare ;
To all the listning world, thy works,

Thy wondrous works, declare.
2 The thought of them shall to my soul

Exalted pleasures bring ;
Whilst to thy name, 0 thou Most High,

Triumphant praise I sing.
3 The LORD for ever lives, who has

His righteous throne prepared, Impartial justice to dispense,

To punishi or reward.

4 All those who have his goodness proved

Will in his truth confide;
Whose mercy ne'er forsook the man

That on his help relied.
5 Sing praises therefore to the LORD,

From Sion, his abode;
Proclaim his deeds, till all the world
Confess no other God.

PSALM 9. C. M.

From the xi. Psalm of David 1 THE LORD a holy temple hath,

And righteous throne, above; Whence he surveys the sons of men,

And how their counsels move,
2 If God the righteous, whom he loves,

For trial does correct,
What must the sons of violence,

Whom he abhors, expect ?
3 Snares, fire, and brimstone, on their heads

Shall in one tempest shower; This dreadful mixture his revenge

Into their cup shall pour,
4 The righteous LORD will righteous deeds

With signal favor grace,
And to the upright man disclose
The brightness of his face,

PSALM 10. C. M,

From the xiii. Psalm of David.
1 HOW long wilt thou forget me, LORD ?

Must I for ever mourn?
How long wilt thou withdraw from me,

Oh! never to return ?
2 O hear, and to my longing eyes

Restore thy wonted light, Dawn on my spirit, lest I sleep

In death's most gloomy night.
3 Since I have always placed my trust

Beneath thy mercy's wing,
Thy saving health will come; and then

My heart with joy shall spring.
4 Then shall my song, with praise inspired,

To thee, my God, ascend, Who to thy servant in distress Such bounty didst extend.

PSALM 11.

From the xiv. Psalm of David. 1 THE LORD look'd down from heaven's high tower,

And all the sons of men did view, To see if any own'd his power,

If any truth or justice knew ;

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L. M.

2 But all, he saw, were gone aside,

All were degen’rate grown and base ; None took religion for their guide,

Not one of all the sinful race. 3 How will they tremble then for fear,

When his just wrath shall them o’ertake: For to the righteous God is near,

And never will their cause forsake. 4 O that from Sion he'd employ

His might, and burst th' oppressive band ! Then shouts of universal joy

Should loudly echo through the land,

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1 LORD, who 's the happy man that may

To thy blest courts repair, Not, stranger-like, to visit them,

But to inhabit there?
2 'T is he who walketh uprightly,

Whom righteousness directs;
Whose gen'rous tongue disdains to speak

The thing his heart rejects.
3 Who never did a slander forge,

His neighbor's fame to wound ; Nor hearken to a false report

By malice whisper'd round. 4 Who vice, in all its pomp and power,

Can treat with just neglect ; And piety, though clothed in rags,

Religiously respect.
5 Who to his plighted vows and trust

Has ever firmly stood ;
And, though he promise to his loss,

He makes his promise good. 6 Whose soul in usury disdains

His treasure to employ ;
Whom no rewards can ever bribe

The guiltless to destroy.
7 The man, who by this righteous course

Has happiness insured,
When earth's foundation shakes, shall stand,

By Providence secured.

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2 I strive each action to approve

To his all-seeing eye;
No danger shall my hopes remove,

Because he still is nigh.
3 Therefore my heart all grief defies,

My glory does rejoice;
My flesh shall rest, in hope to rise,

Waked by his powerful voice.
4 Tnou, Luxr., when I resign my breath

My soul from heil shalt free; Nor let thy Holy One in death

The least corruption see. 5 Thou shalt the paths of life display,

Which to thy presence lead ; Where pleasures dwell without allay,

And joys that never fade.

PSALM 14.

From the xviii. Psalm of David.

PART I. L. M.
I NO change of time shall ever shock

My firm affection, LORD, to thee;
For thou hast always been my rock,

A fortress and defence to me.
2 Thou my deliverer art, my God;

My trust is in thy mighty power ;
Thou art my shield from foes abroad,

At home my safeguard and my tower 3 To thee I will address my prayer,

To whom all praise we justly owe;
So shall I, by thy watchful care,

Be guarded safe from every foe.

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1 Thou suit'st, O LORD, thy righteous ways

To various paths of human kind;
They who for mercy merit praise,

With thee shall wondrous mercy find. 2 Thou to the just shalt justice show;

The pure thy purity shalt see.
Such as perversely choose to go,

Shall meet with due returns from thee. 3 That he the humble soul will save,

And crush the haughty's boasted might In me the LORD an instance gave,

Whose darkness he has turn'd to light. 4 Who then deserves to be adored,

But God, on whom my hopes depend ? Or who, except the mighty LORD,

Can with resistless power defend ?

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