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2 But all, he saw, were gone aside,
3 How will they tremble then for fear,
And never will their cause forsake.
4 Oh, that from Sion he'd employ
His might, and burst th' oppressive band!
SELECTION 12. C. M.
From the xv. Psalm of David.
LORD, who's the happy man that may
To thy blest
Not, stranger-like, to visit them,
2 'Tis he who walketh uprightly,
3 Who never did a slander forge,
4 Who vice, in all its pomp and power,
5 Who to his plighted vows and trust
And, though he promise to his loss,
6 Whose soul in usury disdains
Whom no rewards can ever bribe
7 The man, who by this righteous course
When earth's foundation shakes, shall stand,
By Providence secured.
SELECTION 13. C. M.
MY grateful soul shall bless the Lord,
precepts give me
And private counsel still afford
4 Thou, Lord, when I resign my breath,
5 Thou shalt the paths of life display,
From the xviii. Psalm of David.
N° to thee;
change of time shall ever shock
For thou hast always been my rock,
2 Thou my deliverer art, my God;
My trust is in thy mighty power: Thou art my shield from foes abroad,
At home my safeguard and my tower. 3 To thee I will address my prayer,
To whom all praise we justly owe;
PART II. L. M.
1 THOU suit'st, O Lord, thy righteous ways
With thee shall wondrous mercy find.
2 Thou to the just shalt justice show; The pure thy purity shall see: Such as perversely choose to go,
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!
5 My God, to celebrate thy fame,
My grateful voice to heaven I'll raise; And nations, strangers to thy Name, Shall learn to sing thy glorious praise.
From the xix. Psalm of David.
THE heavens declare thy glory, Lord,
2 The dawn of each returning day
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
5 From east to west, from west to east,
PART II. C. M.
1 GOD's perfect law converts the soul,
2 The statutes of the Lord are just, And bring sincere delight;
His pure commands, in search of truth,
3 His perfect worship here is fix'd,
4 Of more esteem than golden mines,
5 My trusty counsellors they are,
6 But what frail man observes how oft
O cleanse me from my secret faults,
7 Let no presumptuous sin, O Lord,
That, by thy grace preserved, I may
8 So shall my prayer and praises be
SELECTION 16. S. M.
2 May he accept our vow, Our sacrifice receive.
4 Now know we that the Lord
From heaven will strength divine afford,
5 Some earthly succour trust,
6 Still save us, Lord; and still
Thy servants deign to bless :
From the xxii. Psalm of David.
Y God, my God, why leav'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:
4" In God he trusted, boasting oft
5 Withdraw not, then, so far from me,
O send me help! thy help, on which