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FROM THE PSALMS OF DA VID IN METRE
5 Appease the Son with due respect,
Your timely homage pay:
Incensed by your delay.
Who can endure the flame! Then blest are they, whose hope relies
On his most holy Name.
SELECTION 1. O. M.
From the i. Psalm of David
By ill advice to walk,
Where men profanely talk;
His business and delight; Devoutly reads therein by day,
And meditates by night. 3 Like some fair tree, which, fed by streams,
With timely fruit does bend,
All his designs attend.
No lasting root shall find; Untimely blasted, and dispersed
Like chaff before the wind.
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From the iii, Psalm of David
VIOU, gracious God, art my defence;
On thee my hopes rely: Thou art my glory, and shalt yet
Lift up my head on high.
To God I made my prayer,
Why should I now despair ?
My sweet repose to take ;
Through him in safety wake. 4 Salvation to the Lord belongs;
IIe only can defend ;
That on his power depend.
5 Their guilt shall strike the wicked dumb
Before their Judge's face: No formal hypocrite shall then
Among the saints have place. 6 For God approves the just man's ways;
To happiness they tend :
Shall both in ruin end.
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From the il. Psalm of David.
“ The King that I ordain, Whose throne is fix'd on Sion's hill,
Shall there securely reign.” 2 Attend, 0 earth, whilst I declare
God's uncontroll'd decree : “Thou art my Son, this day my lieir
Have I begotten thee. 3 “ Ask, and receive thy full demands;
Thine shall the heathen be; The utmost limits of the lands
Shall be possessed by thee.” 4 Learn then, ye princes ; and give ear,
Ye judges of the earth;
Rejoice with awful mirth.
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From the iv. Pealm of David. YOXSIDER that the righteous man
Is God's peculiar choice; And when to him I make my prayer,
He always hears my voice. 2 Then stand in awe of his commands,
Flee every thing that's ill; Commune in private with your hearts,
And bend them to his will.
3 The sacrifice of righteousness
Present to God on high ;
On him alone rely. 4 While worldly minds impatient grow
More prosperous times to see,
Thou wilt fulfil thy promised word,
And grant me all my prayer.
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5 So shall my heart o'erflow with joy,
More lasting and more true Than theirs, who stores of corn and wine
Successively renew. 6 Then down in peace I'll lay my head, And take
needful rest; No other guard, O Lord, I crave,
Of thy defence possess'd.
From the viii, Psalm of David.
SELECTION 5. C. M.
From the v. Psalm of David.
Accept my secret prayer;
Will I for help repair. 2 Thou in the morn my voice shalt hear,
And, with the dawning day,
To thee devoutly pray.
In thy abundant grace;
Tow'rd thy most holy place.
With shouts their joy proclaim ;
And all that love thy Name. 5 To righteous men, the righteous Lord
His blessing will extend;
As with a shield, defend.
THOU, to whom all creatures bow
Within this earthly frame, Through all the world how great art thou
How glorious is thy Name !
Nor fully reckon'd there;
Thy boundless praise declare. 3 When heaven, thy beauteous work on high
Employs my wondering sight;
With stars of feebler light;
To keep him in thy mind ?
To them so wondrous kind ?
5 IIim nest in power thou did create
To thy celestial train ;
O'er all thy works to reign. 6 They jointly own his powerful sway;
The beasts that prey or graze ;
The fish that cuts the seas.
SELECTION 6. S. M.
From the vi. Psalm of David.
7 0 Thou, to whom all creatures bow
Within this earthly frame, Through all the world how great art thou
How glorious is thy Name!
IN mercy, not in wrath,
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From the ix. Psalm of David.
To colebrate thy praise, O Lord,
Rebuke me, gracious God ! Lest, if thy whole displeasure riso,
I sink beneath thy rod. 2 Touch'd by thy quickening power,
My load of guilt I feel; The wounds thy Spirit hath unclosed,
O let that Spirit heal. 3 In trouble and in gloom,
Must I for ever mourn? And wilt thou not, nt length, O God,
In pitying lovo return ? 4 O come, ere life expire,
Send down thy power to save; For who shall sing thy Name in death,
Or praise thee in the grave ? 5 Why should I doubt thy grace, Or yield to dread despair ?
I will my heart prepare ;
Thy wondrous works, declare.
Exalted pleasure bring ; Whilst to thy Name, O thou Most High.
Triumphant praise I sing.
3 The Lord for ever lives, who has
Ilis righteous throne prepared, Impartial justice to dispense,
To punish or reward.
4 All those who have his goodness proved,
Will in his truth confide;
None took religion for their guide,
Not one of all the sinful race.
Whose mercy ne'er forsook the man
That on his help relied. 5 Sing praises therefore to the Lord,
From Sion, his abode ;
Confess no other God,
3 How will they tremble then for fear,
When his just wrath shall them o’ertake ! For to the righteous God is near,
And never will their cause forsake. 4 Oh, that from Sion he'd employ
His might, and burst th' oppressive band ! Then shouts of universal joy
Should loudly echo through the land.
The Lord a holy temple hath,
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From the ai. Psalm of David. HE
And righteous throne, above; Whence he surveys the sons of men,
And how their counsels move.
SELECTION 12. O. M.
From the 1s. Psalm of David.
To thy blest courts repair,
But to inhabit there?
Whom righteousness directs;
The thing his heart rejects.
His neighbour's fame to wound; Nor hearken to a false report
By malice whisper'd round. 4 Who vice, in all its pomp and power,
Cau treat with just neglect; And piety, though clothed in rags,
Has ever firmly stood ;
He makes his promise good. 6 Whose soul in usury disdains
His treasure to employ ;
The guiltless to destroy.
Has happiness insured, When earth's foundation shakes, shall stand,
By Providence secured.
HOW long wilt thou
forget me, Lord ?
Must I for ever mourn ?
Oh! never to return ?
Restore thy wonted light;
In deatlı’s most gloomy night.
Beneath thy mercy's wing,
My heart with joy shall spring. 4 Then shall my song, with praise inspired,
To thee, my God, ascend;
From the xiv. Psalm of David.
If any truth or justice knew;
All were degenerate grown, and basc;
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From the xvi. Psalm of David.
Whose precepts give me light;
In sorrow's dismal night.
To his all-seeing eye ;
3 Therefore my heart all grief defies,
My glory does rejoice;
Waked by his powerful voice. 4 'Trou, Lord, when I resign my breath,
My soul fr m hell shalt free;
The least corruption see.
Which to thy presence lead;
And joys that never fade.
From the xviii. Psalm of David.
PART I. L. J.
No change of time shall ever shock
My firm affection, Lord, to thee; For thou hast always been my rock,
A fortress and defence to me. 2 Thou my deliverer art, my God ;
My trust is in thy mighty power:
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
To various paths of human kind;
With thee shall wondrous mercy find. 2 Thou to the just shalt justice slow;
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! To highest heavens his Name be raised,
Who me with his salvation bless'd! 6 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.
PART I. O. M.
hich that alone can fill;
Their great Creator's skill.
Fresh beams of knowledge brings ;
Divine instruction springs.
Or region is confined ;
Alike by all mankind.
Through earth's extent display;
Does round the world convey.
Ilis ceaseless course he goes;
PART II. C. M.
Reclaims from false desires;
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 :
Who by thy precopts 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;
Tho gront transgression flee.
MAYA da chear us in distress;
8 So shall my prayer and praises be
With thy acceptance blest;
From the xx. Pealm of David.
And hear us in distress;
Our cause from Sion bless! 2 May he accept our rowe,
Our sacrifice receive,
Our holy wishes give !
We joyfully declare ;
66 The Lord fulfil our prayer ! ” # 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 :
PART II. C. M.
My joints are out of frame;
Like wax before the flame.
My tongue is parch'd with drought; And to the dismal shades of death
My fainting soul is brought.
In wicked council meet;
They pierced my harmless feet. 4 My body's rack’d, till all my bones
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.
From the xxii. Psalm of David
PART I. C. M.
When I with anguish faint ?
And from my loud complaint ? 2 Lo! I am treated like a worm,
Like none of human birth ;
But made the rabble's mirth.
My agonies surveys
And thus deriding say:
That he was Heaven's delight;
And own his favourite."
When trouble is so nigh ;
Alone I can rely.
PART III. C. M.
The triumphs of thy Name;
Thy glory thus proclaim :
All you of Israel's line,
Sincere obedience join.
To cast a gracious eye;
But hears its humble cry.”
My cheerful thanks express;
The vows of my distress.
Shall find my table spread;
With joys immortal fed.
To God their homage pay ;
One sovereign Lord obey. 7 'Tis his supreme prerogative
O'er all mankind to reign; 'Tis just that he should rule the world,
Who does the world sustain. 8 The rich, who are with plenty fed, His bounty must confess;