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2 The pride of thy foes

3 Before it thou prepar'dst the way, Is turn'd to thy praise ;

And mad'st it take a lasting root, Their fierceness o'er-ruled

Which, bless'd with thy indulgent ray, Thy providence sways:

O'er all the land did widely shoot. Their sin overflowing

4 The hills were cover'd with its shade, Thy power will restrain;

Its goodly boughs did cedars seem; Thy arm on the wicked

Ils branches to the sea were spread, New glory will gain.

And reach'd lo proud Euphrates' 3 Ye nations, to God

stream. Vow honage sincere;

5 To thee, O God of hosts, rę pray, Devote to him gifts,

Thy wonted goodness, Lord, renew Love, worship, and fear! Before him, ye mighty,

From heaven, thy throne, this vine sur.

vey, Your spirits repress!

And her sad state with pity view. Ye high, and ye humble, His wonders confess!

6 Behold the vineyard made by thee,

Which thy right hand did guard to PSALM 60. C. M.


And keep that branch from danger free -m the lxxy Psalm of David.

Which for thyself thou mad'st sc I HEAR, O my people, to my law

strong. Devout attention lend;

7 Do thou convert us, Lord, do thou, Let the instruction of my mouth

The lustre of thy face display ; Deep in your hearts descend.

And all the ills we suffer now, 2 My ongue shall oracles proclaim Like scatter'd clouds, shall pass Which ancient times have known;

away. Tne which our forefathers' care To us tas handed down.

PSALM 62. C. M. 3 We will not hide them from our sons, Our offspring shall be taught

From the lxxxi. Psalm of David.. The praises of the Lord, whose strength 1 TO Gorl, our never-failing strength,

Has works of wonder wrought. With loud applanses sing: 4 For Jacob he bis law ordain'd And jointly make a cheerful noise His league with Israel made;

To Jacob's awful King. With charge to be from age to age. 2 Compose a hymn of praise, and touch From race to race, convey'd.

Your instruments of joy ; 5 That generations yet to come Let psalteries and tuneful harps Should to their unboru heirs

Your grateful skill employ. Religiously transmit the same, 3 Let trumpets at the festival And they again to theirs.

Their joyful voices raise, 6 To teach them that in God alone To celebrate th' appointed time, Their hope securely stands;

The solemn day of praise. That they should ne'er his works

4 For this a statute was of old, forget,

Which Jacob's God decreed But keep his just commands.

To be with pious care observed,

By Israel's chosen seed.

L. M.
From the lxxx. Psalm of David.

PSALM 63. C. M. 10 THOU whom heavenly hosts obey, From the lxxxiv. Psalm of Davich How long shall thy fierce anger burn?

1 O GOD of hosts, the mighty Lord, How long thy suff'ring people pray, How lovely is the place

And to their prayers have no returnWhere thon, enthroned in glory, 2 Thou brought'st a vine from Egypt's

show'st land;

The brightness of thy face! And casting on the heathen race, 2 My longing soul faints with desire Didst plant it with thing own right To view thy blest abode; hand,

My panting heart and flesh cry out And firinly fix it in their place.

For thee, the living God.

3 The birds, more happy far than I, 14 God's answer patiently I'll wak Around thy temple throng;

For he with glad success, Securely there they build, and there If they no more to foliy turn, Securely hatch their young.

His mourning saints will bless. 4 O Lord of hosts, my king and God,

5 To all that fear God's holy Name How highly bless'd are they,

His sure salvation 's near;
Who in thy temple always dwell,
And there thy praise display!

His glory in our happy land

For ever shall appear. 5 Thrice happy they, whose choice has thee

6 For mercy now with trath is join'o Their sure protection made,

And righteousness with peace, Who long to tread the sacred ways

Like kind companions, absent long, That to thy dwelling lead !

With friendly arms embrace. 6 Who pass through parch'd and thirs-7 Truth from the earth shail spring, ty vales,

whilst heaven Yet no refreshment want;

Shall streams of justice pour ; Their pools are fill'd with rain, which And God, from whom all goodness thou

flows, At their request dost grant.

Shall endless plenty shower. 7 Thus they proceed from strength to 8 Before him righteousness shall march, strength,

And his just paths prepare ; And still approach more near ;)

While we his holy steps pursite Till all on Sion's holy mount

With constant zeal and care. Before their lici

appear. 9 Within this courts one single day

PSALM 65. C. M. 'T is better to attend, Than, Lord, in any cther place

From the lxxvi. Psalm of David. A thousand days to spend.

1 TO my complaint, O Lord my God, 9 Much rather in God's house will I Thy gracious ear incline; The meanest office take,

Ilear me, distress'd and destitute Than in the wealthy tents of sin

of all relief but thine. My pompous dwelling make.

2 Do thou, O God, preserve my soul, 10 For God, who is our sun and shield, That does thy Name adore; Will grace and glory give;

Thy scrvant keep, and him whose trust And no good thing will he withhold

Relies on thee, restore. From them that justly live. 11 Thon, God, whom heavenly hosts 3 To me, who daily thee invoke, oley,

Thy mercy, Lord, extend; Hou highly bless'd is he,

Refresh thy servant's soul, whose hopes Whose hope and trust, securely placed,

On thee alone depend. Are still reposed on thee!

4 Thou, Lord, art good, nor only good,

But prompt to pardon too;
PSALM 61. C. M. or plenteous mercy to all those

Who for thy mercy sue.
From the lxxxv. Psalm of David.

5 To my repeated humble prayer, 10 GOD our Saviour, all our hearts O Lord, attentive be; To thy obedience turn;

When troubled, I on thee will call, T'ha!, quench'd with our repenting For thou wilt answer me. ears,

6 Among the God's there 's none like Thy wrath no more may burn.

thee, 2 For why should'st thou be angry still, O Lord, alone divine ! And wrath so long retain ?

To thee as much inferior they, Revive us, Lord, and let thy saints As are their works to thine. Thy wonted comfort gain.

7 Therefore their great Creator, thee, 3 Thy gracious favor, Lord, display, The nations shall adore ;

Which we have long implored : Their long-misguided prayers and And, for thy wondrous mercy's sake, Thy wonted aid afford.

To thy bless'd Nam, restore.




8 All shall confess thee great, and great 3 Wilt thou by miracle revive The wonders thou hast done;

The dead whom thou forsook'st alive? Confess thee God, the God supreme,

Shall the mute grave thy love confess, Confess thee God alone.

A mould'ring tomb thy faithfulness 9 Teach me thy way, O Lord, and I 4 To thee, O Lord, I cry forlorn,

Fron truth shall ne'er depart; My prayer prevents the early morn: In rev'rence to thy sacred Name Why hast thon, Lord, my soul forsook Devoutly fix my heart.

Nor once voachsafed a gracious look ? 10 Thee will I praise, O Lord my God, 5 Companions dear, and friends be

Praise thee with heart sincere, And to thy everlasting Name

Far from my sight thou hast removed : Eternal trophies rear.

God of iny life, O Lord most high, 11 Thy boundless mercy shown to me

Vouchsafe to hear my nournful cry! Transcends my power to tell ; For thou hast oft redeem'd my soul

PSALM 68. L. M. From lowest deeps of hell.

From the lxxxix. Psalm of David. 12 And thou thy constant goodness didst

i THY mercies, Lord, shall be my To my assistance bring : of patience, mercy, and of truth,

My song on them shall ever dweil; Thou everlasting spring!

To ages yet unborn, my tongue

Thy never-failing truth shall tell. PSALM 66. II. 3.

2 I have affirm'd, and still maintain,

Thy mercy shall for ever last; From the lxxxvii. Psalm of David. Thy truth, that does the heavens sus. 1 GOD'S temple crowns the holy


Like them shall stand for ever fast. mount, The Lord there condescends to dwel; 3 Thus spak'st thou by thy prophet's Flis Sion's gates, in his account,

voice : Our Israel's tairest tents excel : “ With David I a league have made ; Yca, glorious things of thee we sing, To him, my servant, and my choice, O city of the Almighty King!

By solemn oath this grant convey'd : 2 Or honor'd Sion we aver,

4." While earth, and seas, and skies Illustrious throngs from her proceed; endure. Th' Almighty shall establish her,

Thy seed shall in my sight remain : And shall enrol her holy seed : To them thy throne I will ensure, Yea, for his people he shall count They shall to endless ages reign." The children of his favor'd mount.

5 For such stupendous truth and love, 3 He'll Sion find with numbers fill'd

Both heaven and earth just praises Who celebrate his matchless praise ;

owe, Who, here in hallelujahs skill'd,

By choirs of angels sung above, In heaven their harps and hymns And by assembled saints below.

shall raise : O Sion, seat of Israel's King,

6 What seraph of celestial birth Be mine to drink thy living spring!

To vie with Israel's God shall dare ? Or who among the gods of earth

With our Alinighty Lord compare ? PSALM 67.

L. M.

7 With rev'rence and religious dread, From the lxxxviii. Psalm of David.

His saints should to his temple press : I GOD of my life, O Lord most high,

His fear through all their hearts should To thee by day and night I cry;

spread, Vouchsafe my mournful voice to hear,

Who his almighty Name confess. To my distress incline thine ear.

8 Lord God of armies, who can boast ? Like those whose strength and hopes Of strength or power like thine reare fled,

nown'd? i hey number me among the dead; of such a num'rous, faithful host, Like those who, shrouded in the grave, As that which does thy throne surFrom thee no more remembrance have round?

9 Thou dosi the law lens sea control, 6 But howsoever treat aina fair

And change the prospect of the deep ; Its morning beauty shows, Thou mak's the sleeping billows roll; "T is all cut down, and wither'd quit Thou mak'st the rolling billows Before the evening close. sleep.

7 We by thine anger are consumed, 10 In thee the sov'reign right remains And by thy wrath dismay'd; Of earth and heaven; thee, Lord, Our public crimes and secret sins alone,

Before thy sight are laid. The world and all that it contains,

8 Beneath thine anger's sad effects Their Maker and Preserver own.

Our drooping days we spend ; Il Thine arm is mighty, strong thy Our unregarded years break off, hand,

Like tales that quickly end. Yet, Lord, thou dost with justice 19 Our term of time is seventy years, reign;

An age that few survive : Possess'd of absolute command, Thou truth and mercy dost maintain. But if, with more than common

strength, 12 Happy, thrice happy they, who hear To eighty we arrive

Thy sacred trumpet's joyful sound; 10 Yet then our boasted strength de Who may at festivals appear,

cays, With thy most glorious presence

To sorrow turn'd and pain : crown'd.

So soon the slender thread is cat, 13 Thy saints shall always be o'erjoy'd, And we no more remain.

Who on thy sacred name rely ; And, in thy righteousness employ'd,

PART II. C. M. Above their foes be raised on high. 1 But who thine anger's dread effect 14 For in thy strength they shall ad

Does, as he ought, revere? vance,

And yet thy wrath does fall or rise, Whose conquests from thy favor

As more or less we fear. spring;

2 So teach us, Lord, th' uncertain The Lord of hosts is our defence, Of cur short days to miud, Anu Israel's God our Israel's King. That to true wisdom all our hearts

May ever be inclined.
SALM 69.

3 O to thy servants, Lord, return,

And speedily relent!
From the xc. Psalm of David.

As we of our misdeeds, do thou

Of our just doom repent.
IO LORD, the Saviour and defence 4 To satisfy and cheer our souls,
of us thy chosen race,

Thy early mercy send; From age to age thou still hast been

all our days to come Our sure abiding-place.

In joy and comfort spend. 2 Before thou brought'st the mountains 5 To all thy servants, Lord, let this forth,

Thy wondrons work be known; Or th' earth and world didst frarae,

And to our offspring yet unborn, Thou always wast the mighty God,

Thy glorious power be shown. And ever art the same.

6 Let thy bright rays upon ug shine, 3 Thou turnest man, O Lord, to dust,

Give thou our work success Of which he first was made;

The glorious work we have in hand And when thou speak'st the word,

Do thou vouchsafe to bless.

PSALM 70. 'Tis instantly obey'd.

From the xci. Psalm of David. 4 For in thy sight a thousand years Are like a day that 's past;

PART I. II. 2 Or like a watch in dead of night, 1 HE that has God his guardiaw made Whose hours unminded waste.

Shall under the Almighty's shade 5 Thou sweep'st us off as with a flood, Secure and undisturb'd abide;

We vanish hence like dreams : Thus to my soul of him I 'll say, At first we grow like grass that feels He is my fortress and my stay, The sun's reviving beains;

My God, in whom I will confide

That we

III. 3.

2 His tender love and watchful care | 4 For through thy wonar uns works, Shall free thee from the fowler's share, Lord,

And froin the noisome pestilence; Thou mak'st my heart rejoice; He over thee his wings shall spread, The thoughts of thein shall make me And cover thy unguarded head;

glad, His truth shall be thy strong defence. And shout with cheerful voice 3 No terrors that surprise by night 5 How wondrous are thy works, Suall thy undaunted courage fright,

Lord! Nor deadly shafts that fly by day, How deep are thy decrees! Vor plague, of unknown rise, that Whose winding tracks, in secret laid, kills

No careless sinner sees. darkness, nor infectious ils

6 He little thinks, when wicked men, That in the burning noon-tide say. Like grass, look fresh and gay, Because, with well-placed confi. How soon their short-lived splendor dence,

must Chou mak'st the Lord thy sure defence,

For ever pass away. Thy refuge, even God most high ; 7 But thou, my God, art still most Therefore no ill on thee shall come,

high ; Nor to thy heaven-protected home And all thy lofty Poes, Shall overwhelming plagues draw Who thought they might securely sin, nigh

Shall be o'erwhelm'd with woes.

8 But righteous men, like rising palns, PART II.

Shall grow and flourish still ; ( God shall charge his angel legions Thy flock shall spread, like cedars Watch and ward o'er thee to keep ;

choice T'hough thou walk through hostile On Lebanon's high hill.

regions, Though in desert wilds thou sleep.

9 These, planted in the house of God,

Within his courts shail thrive; ? On the lion vainly roaring,

Their vigor and their lustre both On his young, thy foot shall tread; Shall in old age revive. And, the dragon's den exploring, 10 Thus will the Lord his justice show Thou shalt bruise the serpent's head.

And God, my strong defence,
3 Since, with pure and firm affection, Shall due rewards to all the world
'Thou on God hast set thy love,

Impartially dispense.
With the wings of his protection
He will shield thee from above.

PSALM 72 L. M. ( Thou shalt call on him in trouble,

From the xciii. Psalm of David. He will hearken, he will save; Here for grief reward thee double, 1 WITH glory clad, with strength Crown with life beyond the grave.


The Lord, that o'er all nature reigns, PSALM 71.

C. M.

The world's foundation strongly laid,

And the vast fabric still sustains. From the xcii. Psalm of David.

2 How surely stablish'd is thy throne ! HOW good and pleasant must it be

Which shall no change or period see ; To thank the Lord most high ;

For thou, O Lord, and thou alone, and with repeated hymns of praise

Art God from all eternity. His name to magnity!

3 The foods, O Lord, lift up their

voice, 2 With every morning's early dawn

And toss the troubled waves ou His goodness to relate ;

high ; And of his constant truth, each night,

But God above can still their noise, The glad effects repeat !

And make the angry sea comply. 3 To ten-string'd instruments we'll 4 Thy promise, Lord, is ever sure, sing,

And they that in thy house would With tuneful psalt'ries join'd;

dwell, And to the harp, with solemn sounds, That happy station to secure, For sacred use design'd

Must still in holiness excel.

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