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2 Thou to the just shalt justice show;
The pure thy purity shall see:
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 ? 5 Let the eternal Lord be praised,
The rock on whose defence I rest!
Who me with his salvation bless'd ! 5 My God, to celebrate thy fame,
My grateful voice to heaven I'll raise ;
PART I. 0. M.
The firmainent and stars express
Their great Creator's skill. 2 The dawn of each returning day
Fresh beams of knowledge brings And from the dark returns of night
Divine instruction springs. 3 Their powerful language to no realm
Or region is confined ; 'Tis nature's voice, and understood
Alike by all mankind. 4 Their doctrine does its sacred sense
Through earth's extent display; Its bright contents the circling sun
Does round the world convey. 5 From east to west, from west to east,
His ceaseless course he goes; And, through his progress, cheerful light
And vital warmth bestows.
1 God's perfect law converts the soul,
Reclaims from false desires; With sacred wisdom his sure word
The ignorant inspires.
And bring sincere delight;
Assist the feeblest sight.
On sure foundations laid ;
Of truth and justice weigh'd ;
Or gold refined with skill ;
That from the comb distil.
And friendly warnings give: Divine rewards attend on those
Who by thy precepts live.
He does from virtue fall ?
Thou God that know'st them all! 7 Let no presumptuous sin, O Lord,
Dominion have o'er me;
The great transgression flee.
With thy acceptance blest;
My strength and Saviour, rest.
SELECTION 16. S. M.
From the xx. Psalm of David.
Our cause from Sion bless! 2 May he accept our yow,
Our sacrifice receive.
Our heart's devout request allow,
Our holy wishes give ! 3 O Lord, thy saving grace
We joyfully declare;
“ The Lord fulfil our prayer !”. 4 Now know we that the Lord
His chosen will defend ;
and will their prayer attend. 5 Some earthly succour trust,
But we in God's right hand:
We rise, and upright stand. 6 Still save us, Lord; and still
Thy servants deign to bless :
The prayers that we address.
From the xxii. Psalm of David.
C. M. My Wod, my God, why lear'st thou me, Oh! why so far from me removed,
And from my loud complaint ? 2 Lo! I am treated like a worm,
Like none of human birth; Not only by the great reviled,
But made the rabble's mirth. 3 With laughter all the gazing crowd
My agonies survey; They shoot the lip, they shake the head,
And thus deriding say:
That he was Heaven's delight;
And own his favourite."
When trouble is so nigh;
Alone I can rely.
My joints are out of frame;
Like wax before the flame. 2 My strength is like a potsherd dried,
My tongue is parch'd with drought; And to the dismal shades of death
My fainting soul is brought.
In wicked counsel meet;
They pierced my harmless feet.
Distinctly may be told;
As pastime they behold.
Lots for my vesture cast: Therefore, O‘leave me not, my God,
But to my succour haste.
The triumphs of thy Name;
Thy glory thus proclaim:
All you of Israel's line,
Sincere obedience join. 3 He ne'er disdain'd on low distress
To cast a gracious eye;.
But hears its humble cry.”
My cheerful thanks express;
The vows of my distress.
Sball find my table spread;
With joys immortal fed.
6 Then shall the glad converted world
To God their homage pay ;
One sovereign Lord obey.
O'er all mankind to reign ; 'Tis just that he should rule the world,
Who does the world sustain.
His bounty must confess;.
Their generous patron bless.
They all for aid resort;
Alone can them support.
Devoted to his Name,
And glorious acts proclaim.
SELECTION 18. C. M.
From the xxiii. Psalm of David.
AE Lord himself, the mighty Lord,
My wants are all supplied.
And gently there repose;
Refreshing water flows.
And, to his endless praise,
In his most righteous ways.
From fear and danger free;
Defend and comfort me. 5 Şince God doth thus his wondrous love
Through all my life extend,
And in his temple spend