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5 Then hide not thou thy face, O Lord, Nor me in wrath reject;

My God and Saviour, leave not him
Thou didst so oft protect.

6 Though all of nearest earthly ties,
Me, in my woe, forsake,
Yet thou, whose love excels them all,
Wilt care and pity take.

7 Instruct me in thy paths, O Lord,
My ways directly guide;
Lest sinful men, who watch my steps,
Should see me tread aside.

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 expect,
Who will inspire thy breast
With inward strength: do thou thy part,
And leave to him the rest.


From the xxviii. Psalm of David.

His praise I will resound,
From whom the cries of my distress
A gracious answer found.

2 He is my strength and shield; my heart Has trusted in his Name;

And now relieved, my heart, with joy,
His praises shall proclaim.

3 The Lord, the everlasting God,
Is my defence and rock,

The saving health, the saving strength,
Of his anointed flock.

4 O save and bless thy people, Lord, Thy heritage preserve;

Feed, strengthen, and support their hearts, That they may never swerve.


From the xxix. Psalm of David.

Your grateful sacrifice prepare;
God's glorious actions loudly tell,
His wondrous power to all declare.
2 To his great Name fresh altars raise;
Devoutly due respect afford;
Him in his holy temple praise,

Where he's with solemn state adored. 3 'Tis he that, with amazing noise,

The watery clouds in sunder breaks; The ocean trembles at his voice,

When he from beaven in thunder speaks. 4 How full of power his voice appears!

With what majestic terror crown'd! Which from their roots tall cedars tears,

And strews their scattered branches round.

5 God rules the angry floods on high;

His boundless sway shall never cease; His saints with strength he will supply, And bless his own with constant peace.


From the xxx. Psalm of David.

IN my distress to God I cried,


And from the grave's expecting mouth
My hopeless life retrieve.

20 to his courts, ye saints of his,
With songs of praise repair;
With me commemorate his truth,
And providential care.

3 His wrath has but a moment's reign,
His favour no decay;

The night of grief is recompensed
With joy's returning day.

4 Therefore, O Lord, I'll gladly sing
Thy praise in grateful verse;
And, as thy favours endless are,
Thy endless praise rehearse.


From the xxxi. Psalm of David.

EFEND me, Lord, from shame,

As just and righteous is thy Name,
From danger set me free.

2 Bow down thy gracious ear,
And speedy succour send;
Do thou my steadfast rock appear,
To shelter and defend.

3 To thee, the God of truth,

My life, and all that's mine, (For thou preserv'st me from my youth,) I willingly resign.

4 My hope, my steadfast trust,
I on thy help repose:

That thou, my God, art good and just,
My soul with comfort knows.

5 Whate'er events betide,

Thy wisdom times them all; Then, Lord, thy servant safely hide From those that seek his fall.

6 The brightness of thy face

To me, O Lord, disclose;
And, as thy mercies still increase,
Preserve me from my foes.

7 How great thy mercies are
To such as fear thy Name,
Which thou, for those that trust thy care,
Dost to the world proclaim!

8 0 all ye saints, the Lord
With eager love pursue;
Who to the just will help afford,
And give the proud their due.

9 Ye that on God rely,
Courageously proceed;
For he will still your hearts supply
With strength in time of need.

From the xxxii. Psalm of David.

E'S blest, whose sins have pardon gain'd,


to Whose guilt remission has obtain'd, And whose repentance is sincere. 2 No sooner I my wound disclosed,

The guilt that tortured me within, But thy forgiveness interposed,

And mercy's healing balm pour'd in. 3 Sorrows on sorrows multiplied,

The harden'd sinner shall confound; But them who in His truth confide,

Blessings of mercy shall surround. 4 His saints, that have perform'd his laws, Their life in triumph shall employ; Let them, as they alone have cause, In grateful raptures shout for joy.


From the xxxiii. Psalm of David.
PART I. 0. M.

Their cheerful voices raise;
For well the righteous it becomes
To sing glad songs of praise.

2 Let harps, and psalteries, and lutes,
In joyful concert meet;

And new-made songs of loud applause
The harmony complete.

3 For faithful is the word of God, His works with truth abound: He justice loves, and all the earth

Is with his goodness crown'd.

4 By his almighty word, at first,

The heavenly arch was rear'd;
And all the beauteous hosts of light
At his command appear'd.

5 Let earth, and all that dwell therein, Before him trembling stand:

For, when he spake the word, 'twas made, 'Twas fix'd at his command.


1 WHATE'ER the mighty Lord decrees, Shall stand for ever sure;

The settled purpose of his heart
To ages shall endure.

2 How happy then are they, to whom
The Lord for God is known!

Whom he, from all the world besides,
Has chosen for own.

3 Our soul on God with patience waits;
Our help and shield is he:

Then, Lord, let still our hearts rejoice,
Because we trust in thee.

4 The riches of thy mercy, Lord,
Do thou to us extend;
Since we, for all we want or wish,
On thee alone depend.


From the xxxiv. Psalm of David.

HROUGH all the changing scenes of life,
In trouble and in joy,

The praises of my God shall still
My heart and tongue employ.
2 Of his deliverance I will boast,
Till all that are distress'd
From my example comfort take,

And charm their griefs to rest. 30 magnify the Lord with me,

With me exalt his Name: When in distress to him I call'd, He to my rescue came.

4 The Angel of the Lord encamps Around the good and just; Deliverance he affords to all

Who on his succour trust. 5 O make but trial of his love, Experience will decide

How blest they are, and only they,
Who in his truth confide

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