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6 Thy testimonies I have kept,
And constantly obey’d; Because the love I bore to them
Tly service easy made.
I never yet withdrew;
Are open to tly view.
PART XXII. TAU. C. M. | To iny request and earnest cry
Attend, O gracious Lord ;
According to thy word.
Before thy tlırone appear ; According to thy plighted word,
For iny relief draw near.
The tribute of their praise,
And taught me thy just ways.
Shall thankfully resound;
With truth and justice crown’d. 5 Let ihy almighty arm appear,
And bring me timely aid ;
WIy heart's free choice have maile. 6. My soul has waiteil long to see
Thy saving grace restored ;
Thy heavenly laws, afford.
My great Restorer's praise;
My fainting soul shall raise. 3 Though like a sheep that's lost I've stray’d,
And from thy ways declined,
Who keeps thy laws in mind.
3 Shelter'd beneath th' Alınighty's wings,
Thou shalt securely rest,
By day or night molest.
The Lord shall guard thee still; 'Tis even he that shall preserve
Thy soul from every ill.
Thy God shall thee defend;
Safe to thy journey's end.
From the cxxii. Psalın of David.
Our tribes devoutly say, Up, Israel, to the temple haste,
And keep your festal-day!
With our assembled powers,
Like her united towers.
The tribes of God repair, Before his ark to celebrate
His Name with praise and prayer. 4 O, ever pray for Salem's peace;
For they shall prosp'rous be, Thou holy city of our God,
Who bear true love to thee 5 May peace within thy sacred walls
A constant guest be found ; With plenty and prosperity
Thy palaces be crown'd. 6 For my dear brethren's sake, and friends
No less than brethren dear, I'll pray-May peace in Salem's towers
A constant guest appear.
And ever wish thee well,
Where God vouchsafes to dwell
SELECTION 98. C. M.
From the cxxi. Psalın of David. To Nion?s hill I lift my eyes,
From thence expecting aid ; l'rom Sion's hill and Sion's Goil,
Who licaven and earth has made
SELECTION 100. C. M.
From the cxxiv. Psalın of Davia.
On Israel's side engaged,
So furiously he raged 2 Had not the Lord himself vouchsafed
To check his fierce control,
Had overwhelm'd our soul.
He will not let tlıy foot be moved,
Tly guardian will not sleep ; Beholil, the God who slumbers not Will favour'd Israel keep.
And grant him all his days to see
3 But praised be our eternal Lord,
Who left us not his prey ;
And we again are free.
Our confidence remains; The God who made both heaven and earth,
Of both sole monarch reigns.
WHO place on Sion's God their trust,
SELECTION 101. C. M.
From the cxxv. Psalm of David.
Like Sion's rock shall stand;
By liis almighty hand.
Jerusalem enclose; So stands the Lord around his saints,
To guard them from their foes. 3 Be good, O righteous God, to those
Who rigliteous deeds affect; The heart that innocence retains,
Let innocence protect. 4 All those who walk in crooked paths,
The Lord shall soon destroy ; Cut off tlı’ unjust, but crown the saints
With lasting peace and joy.
SELECTION 104. S. M.
From the cxxx. Psalm of David.
To God I sent my cry;
And graciously reply.
Who can their trial bear ?
And quite renounce thy fear. 3 My soul with patience waits
For thee, the living Lord;
Thy never-failing word. 4 My longing eyes look ont
For thy enlivening ray,
To spy the dawning day. 5 Let Israel trust in God,
No bounds his mercy knows; The plenteous source and spring from
Supplies in want convey ;
And wash our guilt away.
Froin the cxxxi. Psalm of David.
Let my place and portion be:
Clothe me with humility.
All thy Spirit hath reveal’d;
Though the oracle be seal'd. 3 Humble as a little chill,
Weaned from the mother's breast,
On tlıy faithful word I rest. 4 Israel! now and evermore
In the Lord Jeliovalı trust;
Wise, and wonderful, and just.
SELECTION 102. C. M.
From the cxxvii. Psalm of David,
The Lord the pile sustain;
The watchian wakes in vain. 2 In vain we rise before the day
And late to rest repair,
And eat the bread of care.
Ile on his saints bestows;
Their nights with safe repose.
From the cxxviii. Psalm of David.
Vor only worship pays, But keeps liis steps confined with care
'To his appointed ways.
Of his own labour feed;
His wislies all succeed. 3 Who fears the Lord shall prosper thus ;
Him Sion's (iod shall bless,
SELECTION 106. C. M.
From the cxxxii. Psalm of David. O WITH due reverence let us all
; And, prostrate at his footstool fall'n, Pour out our humble prayer.
2 Arise, O Lord, and now possess
| 2 Praise him, all ye that in his house Thy constant place of rest;
Attend with constant care; Be that, not only with thy ark,
With those that to his outmost courts But with thy presence bless’d.
With humble zeal repair. 3 Clothe thou thy priests with righteousness, 3 For God his own peculiar choice Make thou ily saints rejoice;
The sons of Jacob makes; And, for thy servant David's sake,
And Israel's offspring for his own Hear thy anointed's voice.
Most valued treasure takes. 4 Fair Sion does, in God's esteem,
4 That God is great, we often have All other seats excel;
By glad experience found; His place of everlasting rest,
And seen how he, with wondrous power, Where he desires to dwell.
Above all gods is crown'd. 5 Her store il' Almighty will increase, 5 For he, with unresisted strength, Iler poor with plenty bless;
Performs his sovereign will, Her saints shall shout for joy, her priests In heaven and earth, and watery stores His saving health confess.
That earth's deep caverns fill.
6 Their just returns of thanks to God
Let grateful Israel pay ;
Nor let anointed Aaron's race
To bless the Lord delay.
Let Levi's house express;
And let all those who fear the Lord, 2 True love is like the precious oil,
His Name for ever bless.
8 Let all with thanks his wondrous works Ran down his bearı), and o'er his robes
In Sion's courts proclaim;
Let them in Salem, where he dwolls, 3 'Tis like refreshing dew. which does Exalt his holy Name.
On Hermon's top distil;
SELECTION 110. II. 4.
From the cxxxvi. Psalın of David. 4 For Sion is the chosen seat
TO God, the mighty Lord,
Your joyful thanks repeat;
To hii due praise afford,
As good as he is great.
For God does prove
Our constant friend;
His boundless love
Shall never end.
2 To him, whose wondrous power
All other gods obey,
Whom earthly kings adore,
Your grateful homage pay. 2 Within his house lift up your hands,
For God, &c.
3 By his almighty hand From Sion bless thy Israel, Lorul,
Amazing works are wrought.
The heavens by his command
Were to perfection brought.
For God, &c.
4 Ho spread tho ocean round
About the spacious land;
And bade the rising ground
Above the waters stand. llis worthy praise proclaim.
For God, &c.
O PRAISE the Lord with one consent,
5 By him the heavens display
Their numerous hosts of light,
For God, &c.
On us with favour thought;
For God, &c.
On which all creatures live : To God, who reigns on high, Eternal praises give.
For God will prove
Our constant friend;
Shall never end.
4 For God, although enthroned on high,
Does thence the poor respect;
Beholds with just neglect. 5 Though I with troubles am oppress'd,
Ile shall my foes disarm, Relieve my soul when most distress’d,
And keep me safe from laim.
Shall fix my happy state;
Shall his own work complete.
SELECTION 113. L. M.
From the cxxxix. Psalm of David. THOC, Lord, by strictestscarch hast known
My rising up and lying down,
Known long before conceived by me. 2 Thine eye my bed and patlı surveys,
My public haunts and private ways:
My yet unutter'd words' intent.
On every side I find thy hand :
Too dazzling bright for mortal eye! 4 From thy all-seeing Spirit, Lord,
What hiding-place does earth afford ?
Or whither from ilıy presence run ? 5 If up to heaven I take iny flight, 'Tis there thou dwell'st enthroned in
light'; If to the world unseen, my God,
There also last thou thine abode.
And fly beyond the western main;
3 0 Salem, our once happy seat,
When I of thee forgetful prove,
The speaking strings with art to move! 4 If I to mention thee forbicar,
Perpetual silence be my doom; Or if my chiefest joy compare
With thco, Jerusalem, my home!
SELECTION 112. C. M. From the cxxxviij. Psalm of David.
WITH my whole heart, my God and 7 Or, should I try to shun thy sight
, Tly praise I will proclaim; Before the inignty I will sing,
And bless thy holy Name. 2 I'll worship at thy sacrel scat,
Au), with thy love inspired, The praises of thy truth repeat,
O’er all tlıy works admired. 3 Thion graciously inclin’ılst thine car,
When I to thee did cry; And, when my soul was press'd with fear,
Didst inward strength supply.
Beneath the sable wings of night;
Would kindle darkness into day. 8 The veil of night is no disguise,
No screen from thy all-searching eyes; Tlırough inidnight shades thou findst thy
My reins, and every vital part:
10 Let me acknowledge too, O God,
That since this maze of life I trod,
The power of numbers to recount. 11 Far sooner could I reckon o'er
The sands upon the ocean's shore;
I find th' account but new begun. 12 Search, try, O God, my thoughts and heart,
If mischief lurk in any part;
6 Do thou, O Lord, from all my foes
Preserve and set me free;
My soul implores from thee. 7 Thou art my God, thy righteous will
Instruct me to obey;
My soul in thy right way.
Revive my drooping heart; For thy truth's sake, to me distress'd
Thy saving health impart.
SELECTION 114. C. M.
From the cxli. Psalm of David. LORD, in thay sighi, olet my prayer
My lifted hands accepted be
As evening sacrifice. 2 From lasty language curb my tongue,
Aud let a constant guard
silence barr'd. 3 From wicked men's designs and deeds
My heart and hands restrain ;
Or their uurighteous gain.
And I shall think them kind;
I their reproof shall find.
SELECTION 116. L. M.
From the cxliv. Psalm of David, LORD, what's in man, that thou should’st
love Of him such tender care to take? What in his offspring could thee move
Such great account of him to make ? 2 The life of man does quickly fade,
His thoughts but empty are and vain, His days are like a flying shade,
Of whose short stay no signs remain. 3 To thee, almighty King of kings,
In new-made hymns my voice I'll raise ; And instruments of many strings
Shall help me to adore and praise
SELECTION 115. C. M.
From the cxliii. Psalm of David, LORD, hear my prayer, and to my cry
Thy wonted andience lend;
A gracious answer send.
Thy servant to be tried ;
Can c'er be justified. 3 To thee my hands in humble prayer
I fervently stretch out;
Like land oppress ‘d with drouglıt. 4 Ifear ine with speed, my spirit fails;
Thy face no longer hide,
Whose trust on thco depends;
PART I. C. M.
Thy endless praise proclaim;
And ever bless thy Name. 2 Thou, Lord, beyond compare art great,
And highly to be praised;
Above our knowledge raised.
To future time extends;
And wondrous works express.
And tly great power confess.
They shall with joy proclaim;
Shall be the constant theme.
His pity still supplies;