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2 Why throb, my heart? why sink, my | 4 Ride on in state, and still protect The meek, the just, and true;

sadd'ning soul?

Why droop to earth, with various Whilst thy right hand, with swift rewoes oppress'd?

[roll, My years shall yet in blissful circles And peace be yet an inmate of this


3 LORD, thy sure mercies, ever in my sight,

My heart shall gladden through the tedious day; [of night, And 'midst the dark and gloomy shades


Does all thy foes pursue.

5 How sharp thy weapons are to thens
That dare thy pow'r despise!
Down, down they fall, while through

their heart

The piercing arrow flies.

6 But thy firm throne, O God, is fix'd For ever to endure;

To thee, my God, I'll tune the grate-Thy sceptre's sway shall always last,

ful lay.

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Be these my guides to lead the way, Till on Thy holy hill I rest,

And in thy sacred temple pray.

2 Then will I there fresh altars raise
To GoD, who is my only joy;
And well-tun'd harps, with songs of

Shall all my grateful hours employ.
3 Why then cast down, my soul? and

So much oppress'd with anxious


On GoD, thy God, for aid rely, Who will thy ruin'd state repair. (C. M.)


From the xlv. Psalm of David. THILE I the King's loud praise rehearse,


Indited by my heart,

My tongue is like the pen of him
That writes with ready art.

How matchless is thy form, O king,
Thy mouth with grace o'erflows;
Because fresh blessings, GoD on thee
Eternally bestows.

By righteous laws secure!

7 Because thy heart, by justice led,
Did upright ways approve,

And hated still the crooked paths,
Where wand'ring sinners rove:

8 Therefore did GoD, thy God, on thee
The oil of gladness shed;

And has, above thy fellows round,
Advanc'd thy lofty head.

PSALM 40. (II. 2.)
From the xlvi. Psalm of David.
OD is our refuge in distress,

Gis purent help when dangers


In him undaunted we'll confide; Though earth were from her centre tost,

And mountains in the ocean lost,

Torn piece-meal by the roaring tide. 2 A gentler stream with gladness still The city of our LORD shall fill,

The royal seat of GoD most high: God dwells in Sion, whose fair tow'rs Shall mock th' assaults of earthly pow'rs,

While his Almighty aid is nigh. 3 Submit to God's almighty sway, For him the heathen shall obey,

And earth her sov'reign LORD con-

The GoD of hosts conducts our arms,.
Our tow'r of refuge in alarms,

As to our fathers in distress.

PSALM 41. (L. M.)
From the xlvii. Psalm of David.
and with triumphant voices sing
ALL ye people, clap your hands,

No force the mighty pow'r withstands.
Of God, the universal King.

3 Gird on thy sword, most mighty 2 He shall assaulting foes repel,


And clad in rich array,

With glorious ornaments of pow'r,

Majestic pomp display,

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3 God is gone up, our LORD and King, 13 Assemble all my saints to me, With shouts of joy, and trumpet's (Thus runs the great divine decree, sound;

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From the xlviii. Psalm of David.
HE LORD, the only GoD, is great,
And greatly to be prais'd

In Sion, on whose happy mount
His sacred throne is rais'd.

2 In Sion we have seen perform'd
A work that was foretold,

In pledge that GoD, for times to come, His city will uphold.

3 Let Sion's mount with joy resound, Her daughters all be taught In songs his judgments to extol,

Who this deliv'rance wrought.

4 Compass her walls in solemn pomp, Your eyes quite round her cast; Count all her tow'rs, and see if there You find one stone displac'd.

5 Her forts and palaces survey, Observe their order well; That to the ages yet to come.

His wonders you may tell.

6 This GOD is ours, and will be ours, Whilst we in him confide;

Who, as he has preserv'd us now,
Till death will be our guide.

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That in my lasting cov'nant live, And off'rings bring with constant

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I ATTEND, my people; Israel, hear;
Thy strong accuser I'll appear;

Thy GoD, thine only God am I
'Tis not of off'rings I complain,
Which, daily in my temple slain,
My sacred altar did supply.

2 The sacrifices I require

Are hearts which love and zeal inspire, And vows with strictest care made good:

In time of trouble call on me,
And I will set thee safe and free

And thou shalt praise thy gracious

3 Consider this, ye thoughtless men My vengeance shall not fall in vain,

And none will dare your cause to

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7 Make me to hear with joy
Thy kind forgiving voice; {broke
That so the bones which thou hast
May with fresh strength rejoice.

8 Blot out my crying sins,

Nor me in anger view:
Create in me a heart that's clean,
An upright mind renew.

9 Withdraw not thou thy help,
Nor cast me from thy sight;
Nor let thy Holy Spirit take
His everlasting flight.

10 The joy thy favour gives
Let me, O Lord, regain,

And thy free Spirit's firm support
My fainting soul sustain.

11 So I thy righteous ways

To sinners will impart:
Whilst my advice shall wicked men
To thy just laws convert.
12 Could sacrifice atone,

Whole flocks and herds should die; But on such off rings thou disdain'st To cast a gracious eye.

13 A broken spirit is

By GoD most highly priz'd;

By him a broken, contrite heart,
Shall never be despis'd.

14 Let Sion favour find,

Of thy good will assur'd;
And thy own city flourish long,
By lofty walls secur'd.

15 The just shall then attend,
And pleasing tribute pay;
And sacrifice of choicest kind
Upon thy altar lay.

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And listen when I pray;

Nor from thy humble suppliant turn Thy glorious face away.


5"I'd wing my everlasting flight,
Bidding the world farewell,
From sin and strife, to realms of light,
Where peace and quiet dwell."

6 Thus will I call on GOD, who still
Shall in my aid appear;

At morn, at noon, at night I'll pray,
And he my voice shall hear.

PSALM 46. (C. M.)
From the Ivi. Psalm of David.

LORD! though at times surpris'd by


On danger's first alarm, Yet still for succour I depend On thy almighty arm.

2 GOD's faithful promise, I shall praise, On which I now rely;

In GOD I trust, and trusting him,
The arm of flesh defy.

3 I'll trust Gop's word, and so despise
The force that man can raise;
To thee, O GOD, my vows are due,
To thee I'll render praise.

4 Thou hast retrieved my soul from
And thou wilt still secure [death,
The life thou hast so oft preserv'd,
And make my footsteps sure:
5 That thus, protected by thy pow'r,
I may this light enjoy;
And in the service of my God,
My lengthen'd days employ.

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From the lvii. Psalm of David. GOD, my heart is fix'd, 'tis bent, Its thankful tribute to present; And with my heart, my voice I'll raise, To thee, my GoD, in songs of praise. 2 Awake, my glory; harp and lute, No longer let your strings be mute: And I, my tuneful part to take, Will with the early dawn awake.

3 Thy praises, LORD, I will resound To all the list'ning nations round:

2 My heart is pain'd: the shades of Thy mercy highest heav'n transcends,


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Thy truth beyond the clouds extends.
4 Be thou, O GOD, exalted high;
And as thy glory fills the sky,
So let it be on earth display'd,
Till thou art here, as there, obey'd.

PSALM 48. (L. M.)
From the Ixii. Psalm of David

Y scul, for help on God rely;


On him alone thy trust repose; My rock and health and strength


To bear the shock of all my foes.

2 God does his saving health dispense, And flowing blessings daily send; He is my fortress and defence,

On him my soul shall still depend.

3 In him, ye people, always trust; Before his throne pour out your hearts;

For GoD, the merciful and just,

His timely aid to us imparts..

4 The LORD has oft his will express'd,
And I this truth have fully known;
To be of boundless pow'r possess'd,
Belongs of right to God alone.

5 Though mercy is his darling grace,
In which he chiefly takes delight;
Yet he will all the human race
According to their works requite.

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PSALM 49. (II. 2.)

From the lxiii. Psalm of David.
GOD, my gracious Gop, to thee
My morning prayers shall offer'd

For thee my thirsty soul does pant;
My fainting flesh implores thy grace,
As in a dry and barren place,

Where I refreshing waters want.

2 O! to my longing eyes, once more,
That view of glorious pow'r restore,
Which thy majestic house displays:
Because to me thy wondrous love
Than life itself does dearer prove,

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1 LORD! from thy unexhausted store,
Thy rain relieves the thirsty ground,
Makes lands, that barren were before,
With corn and useful fruits abound.
2 On rising ridges down it pours,
And ev'ry furrow'd valley fills:
Thon mak'st them soft with gentle

In which a blest increase distils.
3 Thy goodness does the circling year
With fresh returns of plenty crown;
And where thy glorious paths appear,
The fruitful clouds drop fatness

4 They drop on barren deserts, chang'd By them to pastures fresh and green: The hills about, in order rang'd,

In beauteous robes of joy are seen. 5 Large flocks with fleecy wool adorn The cheerful downs; the valleys bring

My lips shall always speak thy A plenteous crop of full-ear'd corn,


3 My life, while I that life enjoy,

In blessing GOD I will employ,

With lifted hands adore his name:

As with its choicest food supplied,
My soul shall be full satisfied

And seem, for joy, to shout and sing.


From the lxvi. Psalm of David.

PART 1. (C. M.)

While I with joy his praise proclaim. I ET all the lands with shouts of

4 When down I lie, sweet sleep to find,
Thou, LORD, art present to my mind;

And when I wake in dead of night,
Because thou still dost succour bring,
Beneath the shadow of thy wing
I rest with safety and delight.

From the lxv. Psalm of David.

PART I. (L. M.)

OR thee, O GOD, our constant praise

In Sion waits, thy chosen seat;

Our promis'd altars there we'll raise,
And all our zealous vows complete.
2 Thou! who to ev'ry humble pray'r,
Dost always bend thy list'ning ear,
To thee shall all mankind repair,

And at thy gracious throne appear.


To GOD their voices raise;
Sing psalms in honour of his name,
And spread his glorious praise.

2 And let them say, How dreadful,

In all thy works, art thou!
To thy great pow'r thy stubborn foes
Shall all be forc'd to bow.

3 Through all the earth, the nations

Shall thee, their GoD, confess;
And, with glad hymns, their awful
Of thy great Name express. [dread

4 O come! behold the works of God,
And then with me you'll own
That he to all the sons of men

Has wondrous judgment shown.

50 all ye nations, bless our GOD,
And loudly speak his praise;
Who keeps our souls alive, and still
Confirms our steadfast ways.

PART II. (C. M.)

1 My off'rings to God's house I'll bring,


And there my vows will Which I with solemn zeal did make In trouble's dismal day.

2 O come, all ye that fear the LORD, Attend with heedful care, Whilst I what God for me has done

With grateful joy declare.

3 As I before his aid implor'd, So now I praise his Name; But, if my heart to sin incline,

My pray'r will GoD disclaim.

4 But God to me, whene'er I cried,
His gracious ear did bend,
And to the voice of my request
With constant love attend.

5 Then bless'd for ever be my GoD,
Who never, when I pray,
Withholds his mercy from my soul,
Nor turns his face away.

PSALM 52. (S. M.)

From the lxvii. Psalm of David.

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In mercy, LORD, incline;

And cause the brightness of thy face On all thy saints to shine:

2 That so thy wondrous way

May through the world be known; While distant lands their tribute pay, And thy salvation own.

3 Let diffring nations join

To celebrate thy fame;

Let all the world, O LORD, combine
To praise thy glorious Name.

4 O let them shout and sing,

With joy and pious mirth;
For thou, the righteous Judge


Shalt govern all the earth.

5 Let diff'ring nations join To celebrate thy fame;

Let all the world, O LORD. Combine To praise thy glorious Name.

6 Then GOD upon our land

Shall constant blessings show'r;

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From the lxviii. Psalm of David. THE servants of JEHOVAH'S Will THE His favour's gentle beams enjoy: Their upright hearts let gladness fill, And cheerful songs their tongues employ.

2 To him your voice in anthems raise, JEHOVAH's awful Name be bears; In him rejoice, extol his praise.

Who rides upon high-rolling spheres. 3 His chariots numberless, his pow`rs Are heavenly hosts, that wait his will;

His presence now fills Sion's tow'rs,
As once it honour'd Sinai's hill.
4 Ascending high, in triumph thou
Captivity hast captive led,
And on thy people didst bestow
Thy gifts and graces freely shed.
5 Ev'n rebels shall partake thy grace,
And humble prose!es repair
To worship at thy dwelling place
And all the world pay homage there.
6 For benefits each day bestow'd,
Be daily his great Name ador'd,
Who is our Saviour and our GoD,
Of life and death the sov'reigu LORD.

From the lxix. Psalm of David.
PART I. (L. M.)

SAVE me,


O GOD, from waves that

And press to o'erwhelm my soul;
With painful steps in mire I tread,
And deluges o'erflow my head.

2 O LORD, to thee I will repair,
For help, with humble, timely pray'r;
Relieve me from thy mercy's store,
Display thy truth's preserving pow'r.

3 From threat'ning dangers me relieve, And from the mire my feet retrieve; From all my foes in safety keep, and And snatch me from the raging deep. 4 LORD, hear the humble prayer I

And all the world in awe shall stand Of his resistless pow'r.


For thy transcending goodness' sake; Relieve thy supplicant once more From thy abounding mercy's store.

5 Reproach and grief have broke my heart,

I look'd for some to take my part,
To pity, or relieve my pain;
But look'd, alas! for both in vain

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