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PSALM 21. (C. M.)
JUDGE me, O LORD, for I the paths
Be blotted out by the.
And teaching them b
8 Through all the word
To such as, with relig
In all his righteous way
In their obedient hears 12 To Israel's chosen rat Continue ever kind And, in the midst of the
Let them thy suCCOD DE
2 I'll wash my hands in innocence,
Is saving health and light?
2 Henceforth, within his house to
1 17 Instruct me in thy paths, O LORD, My ways directly guide;
Lest sinful men, who watch my steps
PSALM 23. (C. M.).
From the xxviii. Psalm of David.
^(C. M.). From the xxvii. Psalm of David.
be the LORD; His praise I will resound,
WHOM should I fear, since God to From whom the cries of my distress
A gracious answer
2 He is my strength and shield; my heart
And safe, as on a rock, abide
In that secure recess.
Thou didst so oft protect.
6 Though all of nearest earthly ties
8 I trusted that my future life
Should with thy love be crown'd; Or else my fainting soul had sunk, With sorrow compass'd round.
9 GoD's time with patient faith ex pect,
Who will inspire thy breast With inward strength: do thou thy part,
And leave to him the rest.
3 The LORD, the everlasting GOD, Is my defence and rock,
3 For there I may with comfort rest, The saving health, the saving strength In times of deep distress;
Of his anointed flock.
4 When us to seek thy glorious face
5 Then hide not thou thy face, O
Nor me in wrath reject;
Both truth and meny My GOD and Saviour, leave not him E that in might and pow'r excel,
Has trusted in,his Name;
And now reliev'd, my heart, with joy
4 O save and bless thy people, Lord, Thy heritage preserve;
Feed, strengthen, and support their
* Extract from the Journal of the General Convention, 1832.
4. Resolved, As the sense and declaration of this Convention, that so niuch of the rubrics in the form of consecration of a church or chapel as requires the singing of 'Psalm 26, verses 6, 7, and 8,' will hereafter be duly complied with by singing verses 2 and 3, in the selection from the 26th Psalm, included in the Psalms in Metre authorized by these resolutions to be set forth."
That they may never swerve.
PSALM 24. (L. M.) From the xxix. Psalm of David.
Your grateful sacrifice prepare;
'Tis he that, with amazing noise, The watery clouds in sunder breaks The ocean trembles at his voice, When he from heav'n in thunder
How full of pow'r his voice appears! With what majestic terror crown'd! Which from their roots tall cedara
tears, And strews their scatter'd branches round.
high;18 O all ye saints, the LORD
5 GOD rules the angry floods on
His saints with strength he will sup ply,
And bless his own with constant
(C. M.) From the xxx. Psalm of David.
IN my distress to GOD I cried,
My hopeless life retrieve.
9 Ye that on GOD rely,
For he will still your hearts supply
No more in judgment to appear;
And mercy's healing balm pour'd in.
Blessings of mercy shall surround,
Their life in triumph shall employ
From the xxxiii. Psalm of David.
ET all the just to GOD, with joy,
Thy wisdom times them all;
To me, O LORD, disclose,
To such as fear thy Name, [care,
2 Let harps, and psalteries, and lutes,
3. For faithful is the word of God,
The heav'nly arch was rear'd;
5 Let earth, and all that dwell therein, Before him trembling stand; [made For, when he spake the word,, 'twas 'Twas fix'd at his command.
A PART II, (C. M.)
1 WHATE ER the mighty LORD decrees
For well the rights.
His works with tr He justice loves: at Is with his goodtes
4 By his almighty m The heavily art And all the beautes
At his command per 5 Let earth, andall ta Before him trenbi For, when he spake 'Twas fix'd at his c PARTICI
1 WHATE ER the l Shall stand for ever The settled purpose
To ages shall ead
2 How happy then are they, to whom 4 The LORD from heav'n beholds the
Whom he, from all the world besides,
In trouble and in joy,
4 The Angel of the Lord encamps
How blest they are, and only they,
The righteous he will keep from harm,
From the xxxiv. Psalm of David.
3 The wicked, from their wickedness,
HROUGH all the changing scenes Whilst righteous men, whom they de
Have nothing else to fear:
PART II. (C. M.)
1 APPROACH, ye children of the Lord,
And, when distress'd, his gracious ear
? Let him who length of life desires,
5 But turns his wrathful look on those
To cut them off, and from the earth
His lips from falsehood free;
3 The crooked paths of vice decline,
6 Deliv'rance to his saints he gives,
7 Great troubles may afflict the just, Yet God will save them still;
3 Since of thy goodness all partake, With what assurance should the just
6 Fear him, ye saints; and you will Thy shelt'ring wings their refuge
And saints to thy protection trust!' 4 Such guests shall to thy courts be - led,
To banquet on thy love's repast; And drink, as from a fountain's head, Of joys that shall for ever last.
9 For GoD preserves the souls of those
Thy providence the world sustains,
5 With thee the springs of life remain,
PSALM 31. (II. 2.)
▸ From the xxxvii. Psalm of David."
HOUGH wicked men grow rich or great, Yet let not their successful state
Thy anger or thy envy raise; For they, cut down like tender grass, Or like young flow'rs away shall pass, Whose blooming beauty soon decays. 2 Depend on God, and him obey, So thou within the land shalt stay,
Secure from danger and from want: Make his commands thy chief delight, And he, thy duty to requite,
Shall all thy earnest wishes grant. 3 In all thy ways trust thou the LORD, And he will needful help afford,
To perfect every just design; He'll make like light, serene and clear, Thy clouded innocence appear,
And as a mid-day sun to shine. 4 With quiet mind on GoD depend, And patiently for him attend,
Nor envy the success of crime; For God will sinful men destroy, Whilst they his presence shall enjoy, Who trust on him, and wait his time.
PART II. (II. 2.)
1 THE good man's way is God's deHe orders all the steps aright [light:
Of him that moves by his command; Though he sometimes may be distress'd
Yet shall he ne'er be quite oppress'd, For GoD upholds him with his hand.. 2 With caution shun each wicked deed,
In virtue's ways with zeal proceed,
does still Preserve his saints secure from ill, While soon the wicked race decays. 3 The upright shall possess the land, His portion shall for ages stand;
His mouth with wisdom is supplied, His tongue by rules of judgment moves,, His heart the law of God approves; Therefore his footsteps never slide. PART III. (II. 2.)
3 Man, like a shadow, vainly walks,
4 Why then should I on worthless toys With anxious cares attend?
On thee alone my steadfast hope
5 LORD, hear my cry accept my tears,
6 O spare me yet a little time;
My wasted strength restore, Before I vanish quite from hence, And shall be seen no more.
3 GOD to the just rid
PSALM 34. (L. M.)
Their streng Till he vouchsard a kiad reply;
Who did his gracious ear afford,
• The wonders he for me has wrought
LORD, for thy mercy, heal my soul,
The LORD wilt
From the xxxvin. Pain
chast ning wat restrain,
Though I deserve ital
Nor let on me the hers
Have reach'd the 've learnt that thou hast not desir'd
4 Forsake me not. Le
Off'rings and sacrifice alone;
And others, to his worship brought,
Before I vanish quite
For blessings shall that man reward,
Who treats the proud with disregard,
Which thou, O God, for us hast
'The treasures of thy love surmount
The oracles thy books impart;
From uttering what thou gav'st in
Nor kept within my breast confin'd
LORD, let me know t
How soon my life wide
A cipher sums my ya
With anxious cares a
PSALM 35. (C. M.)
The LORD shall give him rest.
5 LORD, hear my cry When troubles compass him around,
And listen to my pr
In safety shall prolong;
As all my fathers were 60 spare me yet a little
My wasted strength rest And disappoint the will of those.
That seek to do him wrong,
Then let those mercies I declar'd
3 If he, in languishing estate,
Secure of this, to thee, my GOD,
6 Let therefore Israel's LORD and GOD
2 For thee, my God, the living God,
3 Why restless, why cast down, my
Trust God; who will employ
4 GoD of my strength, how long shall 1,
My heart is pierc'd, as with a sword,
6 Why restless, why cast down, my
'Hope still; and thou shalt sing The praise of him who is thy God, Thy health's eternal spring.
PSALM 37. (II. 5.) From the xlii. Psalm of David.
AS pants the wearied hart for cool
That sinks exhausted in the sum
So pants my soul for thee, great King of kings,
So thirsts to reach thy sacreddwell ing place,