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WHOM should I fear, since God 10 From whom the series fofing distress
PSALM 21. (C.M.) 17 Instruct me in thy paths, O LORD, From the xxvi. Psalm of David.
My ways directly guide;
Lest sinful men, who watch my steps UDGE me, O LORD, for I the paths Should see me tread aside.
8 I trusted that my future life I shall not fail, who all my trust Should with thy love be crown'd; Repose on thee, my God.
Or else my fainting soul had sunk, 2 I'll wash my hands in innocence, With sorrow compass'd round. And round thine altar go;
9 God's time with patient faith ex Pour the glad hymn of triumph thence,
pect, And thence thy wonders show. Who will inspire thy breast 3 My thanks I'll publish there, and tell With inward strength: do thou thy How thy renown excels;
part, That seat affords me most delight,
And leave to him the rest.
PSALM 23. (C. M.),
From the xxviii. Psalm of David.
His praise I will resound,
gracious answer found. Is saving health and light? Since strongly he my life supports,
2 He is my strength and shield; my
hear: What can my soul affright?
Has trusted in his Name; 2 Henceforth, within his house to And now reliev'd, my heart, with joy I earnestly desire;
(dwell His praises shall proclaim. His wondrous beauty there to view, And of his will inquire.
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 O save and bless thy people, Lord,
Thy heritage preserve; 4 When us to seek thy glorious face' Feed, strengthen, and support their Thou kindly dost advise;
hearts, 1 Thy glorious face I'll always seek,”' That they may never swerve. My grateful heart replies.
PSALM 24. 5 Then hide not thou thy face, O
(L. M.) LORD
From the xxix. Psalm of David. Nor me in wrath reject; - My God and Saviour, leave not him Y E , Thou didst so oft protect.
Your gratefut sacrifice prepare;
God's glorious actions loudly tell, 6 Though all of nearest earthly ties His wondrous pow'r to all declare. Me, in my wo, forsake,
2 To his great Name fresh altars raise Yet thou, whose love excels them all,
Devoutly due respect afford;
Him in his holy temple praise,
stato * Extract from the Journal of the
ador'd. General Convention, 1832.
“4. Resolned, As the sense and de. 3 'Tis he that, with amazing noise, claration of this Convention, that so
The watery clouds in sunder breaks niuch of the rubrics in the form of con. The ocean trembles at his voice, , secration of a church or chapel as
When he from heav'n in thundet requires the singing of Psalm 26, speaks. verses 6, 7, and 8,' will hereafter be 4 How full of pow'r his voice appears! duly complied with by singing verses With-what majestic terror crown'd! 2 and 3, in the selection from the 26th Which from their roots tall cedar. Psalm, included in the Psalms in Me. tears, tre authorized by these resolutions to And strews their scatter'd branches be set forth."
5 God rules the angry floods on high;18 O all ye saints, the LORD His boundless sway shall never With eager love pursue; cease;
Who to the just will help afford, His saints with strength he will sup And give the proud their due. ply,
9 Ye that on God rely, And bless his own with constant
Courageously proceed; peace.
For he will still your hearts supply PSALM 25. (C. M.)
With strength in time of need. From the xxx. Psalm of David.
PSALM 27. (L. M.)
From the xxxii. Psalm of David. IN ,
Who kindly did relieve, And from the grave's expecting mouth HE's blest whose sins have pardon
, My hopeless life retrieve.
No more in judgment to appear; 2 O to his courts, ye saints of his,
Whose guilt remission has obtain'd, With songs of praise repair;
And whose repentance is sincere. With me commemorate his truth, 2 No sooner I my wound disclos'd, And providential care.
The guilt that tortur'd me within, 3 His wrath has but a moment's reign, But thy forgiveness interpos'd, His favour no decay;
And mercy's healing balm pour'd in. The night of grief is recompens'd 3 Sorrows on sorrows multiplied, With joy's returning day.
The harden'd sinner shall confound; 4. Therefore, O LORD, I'll gladly sing But them who in his truth confide, Thy praise in grateful verse;
Blessings of mercy sħal surround And, as thy favours endless are, 4. His saints, that have perform'd hia Thy endless praise rehearse.
Their life in triumph shall employ PSALM 26. (s. M.): Let them, as they alone have causė, From the xxxi. Psalm of David. In grateful raptures shout for joy. De forstill I trust in thee; EFEND me, LORD, from shame,
PSALM 28. As just and righteous is thy Name,
From the xxxiii. Psalm of Daord. From danger set me free.
PART 1. (C.M.) 2 Bow down thy gracious ear, LET adirle justit Gioces wide oy, And speedy succour send;
Their cheerful voices raise; Do thou my steadfast rock appear, For well the righteous it becomes To shelter and defend.
To sing glad songs of praise. 3 To thee, the God of truth,
2 Let harps, and psalteries, and lutes, My life, and all that's mine,
In joyful concert meet; (For thou preserv'st me from my
And new-made songs of loud applause youth)
The harmony complete. I willingly resign.
3 For faithful is the word of God, 4 My hope, my steadfast trust,
His works with truth abound; I on thy help repose:
He justice loves; and all the earth That thou, my God, art good and just,
Is with his goodness crown'd. My soul with comfort knows. 4 By bis almighty word, at first, 5 Whate'er events betide,
The heav'nly arch was reard; Thy wisdom times them all ;
And all the beauteous hosts of light Then, Lord, thy servant safely hide
At his command appear'd. From those that seek his fall. 5 Let earth, and all that dwell therein, 6 The brightness of thy face
Before him trembling stand; (made To me, O LORD, disclose,
For, when he spake the word, 'twas And, as thy mercics still increase,
'Twas fix'd at his command. Preserve me from my foes.
4 PART 11. (C. M.) 7 How great thy mercies are
1 WHATE'ER the mighty LORD decrees To such as fear thy Naine, [care,
Shall stand for ever sure; Which thou, for those that trust thy The settled purpose of his heart Dost to the world proclaiin!
To ages snåll endure.
2 How happy then are they, to whom 4 The LORD from heav'n beholds the The Lord for God is known!
With favourable eyes;
just Whom he, from all the world besides, And, when distress'd, his gracious ear Has chosen for his own.
Is open to their criés ;
Whom mercy can't reclaim,
To cut them off, and from the earth Then, LORD, let still our hearts rejoice, Biot out their evil name. Because we trust in theè.
6 Deliv'rance to his saints he gives, 4 The riches of thy mercy, LORD,
When his relief they crave;
He 's nigh to heal the broken heart,
7 Great troubles may afflict the just,
Yet God will save them still;
The righteous he will keep from harm,
3 The wicked, from their wickedness, HROUGH all the changing scenes Whilst righteous men, whom they de.
Their ruin shall derive; [test, THRO of life,
Shall them and their's survive.
9 For Gòd preserves the souls of those My heart and tongue employ.
Who on his truth depend;
To theni, and their posterity, 2 of his delivrance I will boast,
His blessings shall descend.
PSALM 30. (L. M.)
From the xxxvi. Psalm of David. 30 magnify the LORD with me, With me exalt his name: O :
LORD, thy mercy, my sure hope, When in 'distress to him I callid,
scends; He to my rescue came.
Thy sacred truth's unmeasur'd scope 4 The Angel of the Lord encamps 1 Beyond the spreading sky extends. Around the good and just;
2 Thy justice like the hills remains, Delivrance he affords to all * Who on his succour trust.
Unfathom'd depths thy judgments
are; 5 O make but trial of his love, Thy providence the world sustains, Experience will decide
The whole creation is thy care. How blest they are, and only they,
3 Since of thy goodness all partake, Who in his truth confide.
With what assurance should the just 6 Fear him, ye saints; and you will Thy shellring wings their refuge then
make, Have nothing else to fear:
And saints to thy protection trust! Make you his service your delight,
14 Such guests shall to thy courts be Your wants shall be his care.
led, PART 11. (C. M.)
To banquet on thy love's repast; L APPROACH, ye children of the Lord, And drink, as from a fountain's head, And my instruction hear;
Of joys that shall for ever last. *P'll teach you the truie discipline 5 With thee the springs of life renuain, Of his religious fear.
Thy presence is eternal day; 2 Let him who length of life desires,
O let thy saints thy favour gain,
To upright hearts thy truth display From sland'ring language' keep his PSALM 31. (II. 2.)
From the xxxvii. Psalm of David.
PART I. 3 The crooked paths of vice decline,
And virtue's ways pursue; Establish peace, where 'tis begun,'
THOUGH wicked men grow rich or THOUG
Yet let not their successful state
Thy anger or thy envy raise; 13 God to the just will aid afford, For they, cut down like tender grass, Their only safeguard is the LORD, Or like young flow're away shall pass, Their strength in time of need is he
Whose blooining beauty soon decays. Because on him they still depend, 2 Depend on God, and him obey,
The Lord will tinely succour send, So thou within the land shalt stay,
And from the wicked set them free Secure from danger and from want: Make his commands thy chief delight, PSALM 32. And he, thy duty to requite,
(C. M.) Shall all thy earnest wishes grænt.
From the xxxviii. Psalm of David. 3 In all thy ways trust thou the LORD, And he will needful help afford,
THY chast'ning wrath, O LORD To perfect every just design;
restrain, He'll make like light, serene and clear, Though I deserve it all; Thy clouded innocence appear,
Nor let on me the heavy storm And as a mid-day sun to shine. Of thy displeasure fall. 4 With quiet mind on God depend, 2 My sins, which to a deluge swell, And patiently for him attend,
My sinking head o'erflow, Nor envy the success of crime; And, for my feeble strength to bear, For God will sinful men destroy,
Too vast a burden grow.
All my desires appear;
The groanings of my burden'd soul
Have reach'd thine open car. | The good man's way is God's de. He orders all the steps aright (light:
4 Forsake me not, O LORD, my GOD, Of him that moves by his command: Make haste to my relief, ó thou
Nor far from me depart; Though he sometimes may be dis
Who my salvation art. tress'df Yet shall be ne'er be quite oppress'd,
For God upholds him with his hand. PSALM 33. (C. M.) 2 With caution shun each wicked deed,
From the xxxix. Psalm of David. In virtue's ways with zeal proceed,
And so prolong your happy days; LORDavet me know my term of For God, who judgment loves, does still
How soon my life will end : Preserve his saints secure from ill,
The num'rous train of ills disclose, While soon the wicked race decays.
Which this frail state attend. 3 The upright shall possess the land,
2 My life, thou know'st, is but a span, · His portion shall for ages stand;
A cipher sums my years; His mouth with wisdom is supplied, And ev'ry man, in best estate, Histongue by rules of judgment moves,,
But vanity appears. His heart the law of God approves; 3 Man, like a shadow, vainly walks, Therefore his footsteps never slide. With fruitless cards oppress'd; PART III. (II. 2.)
He heaps up wealth, but cannot tell
By whom 'twill be possess'd. 1 The wicked I in pow'r have seçn, And like a bay tree fresh and green
4 Why then should I on worthless toys That spreads its pleasant branches on thee alone my steadfast hope
With anxious cares attend? round: But he was gone as swift as thought;
Shall ever, LORD, depend. And, though in every płace I sought, 5 LORD, hear my cry accept my teard,
No sign or track of him I found. And listen to my prayer, 2 Observe the perfect man with care,
Who sojourn like a stranger here, And mark ah such as upright'are;
As all my fathers were. Their roughest days in peace shall 6 O spare me yel a little time; While on the latter end of those send : My wasted strength restore, Who dare God's sacred will oppose, Before I vanish quite from hence, A common rain shall attend.
And shall be seen no more.
PSALM 34. (L. M.) 13 If he, in languishing estate,
Oppress'd with sickness lie;
The LORD will easy make his bed,
4 Secure of this, to thee, my God,
I thus my pray't address'd;
"LORD, for thy mercy, leal my soul, cry. e The wonders he for me has wrought 5 Thy tender care secures my life
Though I have much transgress'd." Shall fill my mouth with songs of
From danger and disgrace; praise;
And thou vouchsaf'st to set me still And others, to his worship brought,
Before thy glorious face. To hopes of like deliv'rance raise.
6 Let therefore Israel's LORD and God 9 For blessings shall that man reward,
From age to age be bless'd; 1 Who on th' Almighty LORD relies;
And all the peopie's glad applause i Who treats the proud with disregard, And hates the hypocrite's disguise.
With loud Amens express'd.
From the xlii. Psalm of David.
S pants the hart for' cooling 'The treasures of thy love surmount
streams, The pow'r of numbers, speech, and
When heated in the chase; thought.
So longs my soul, O God, for thee, 5 I've learnt that thon hast not desir'd And thy refreshing grace. Off'rings and sacrifice alone;
2 For thee, my God, the living God, Nor blood of guiltless beasts requir'd
My thirsty soul doth pine; For man's transgression to atone. O! when shall I behold thy face, B I therefore come-come to fulfil Thou Majesty Divine?
The oracles thy books impart; 3 Why restless, why cast down, my Tis my delight to do thy will,
soul? Thy law is written in my heart. Trust God; who will employ 7 In full assemblies I have told His aid for thee, and change these sighs
Thy truth and righteousness at large: To thankful hymns of joy. Nor did, thou knowist, my lips with. 4 God of my strength, how long shall 1, hola
Like one forgotten, mourn; From uttering what thou gav'st in Forlorn, forsaken, and expos'd charge:
To my oppressor's scorn? # Nor kept within my breast confind 5 My heart is pierc'd, as with a sword,
Thy faithfulness and saving grace; While thus my foes upbraid: ** ut preach'd thy love, for all design'd, “ Vain boaşter, where is now thy God? That all might that and truth em. And where his promis'd aid ? brace.
6 Why restless, why cast down, my Then let those mercies I declar'd
The praise of him who is thy God,
PSALM 37. (II. 5.)
From the xlii. Psalm of David. i Vhen troubles compass him around, AS pants the wearied hart for cool
ing springe, The LORD shall give him rest.
That sinks exhausted in the sun)The LORD his life, with blessings mer's chase, crown'd,
So pants my soul for thee, great King In safety shall prolong;
of kings, and disappoint'the will of those So thirsts to reach thy sacreddwell That seek to do him wrong.
HARelieves the poor distressid !