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Age to age his works transmitteth,

Age to age his power shall teach. 3 They shall talk of all thy glory,

On thy might and greatness dwell, Speak of thy dread acts the story,

And thy deeds of wonder tell.

His anger moves with slowest pace,

His willing mercy flies. 7 Thy love through earth extends its fame,

To all thy works express’d;
These show thy praise, whilst thy great

Name
Is by thy servants bless'd.
& They, with a glorious prospect fired,

Shall of thy kingdom speak;
And tly great power, by all admired,

Their lofty subject make.
9 God's mighty works of ancient date

Shall tlus to all be known ;
And thus his kingdom's glorious state

In all its splendour shown. 10 His steadfast ilırone, from changes free,

Shall stand for ever fast;
His boundless sway no end shall see,

But time itself outlast.

4 Nor shall fail from memory's treasure,

Works by love and mercy wrought; Works of love surpassing measure,

Works of mercy passing thought. 5 Full of kindness and compassion,

Slow to anger, vast in love,
God is good to all creation;

All his works his goodness prove. 6 All thy works, O Lord, shall bless thee,

Thee shall all thy saints adore;
King supreme shall they confess thee,

And proclaim thy sovereign power. 7 They thy might, all might excelling,

Shall to all mankind make known;
And the briglıtness of thy dwelling,

And the glories of thy throne. 8 Ever, God of endless praises,

Shall tly royal might remain;
Evermore thy brightness blazes,

Ever lasts thy righteous reign.
9 Them that fall the Lord protecteth,

IIe sustains the bow'd and beut:
Every eye from thee expecteth,

Fix'd on tlice, its nourislıment.

PART II. C. M.
I The Lord does them support that fall,

And makes the prostrate rise;
For his kind aid all creatures call,

Who timely food supplies. 2 Whate'er their various wants require,

With open hand he gives;
And so fulfils llie just desire

Of every thing that lives.
3 How loly is the Lord, how just,

How righteous all liis ways !
Ilow nigh to him, who with firin trust

For leis assistance prays!
4 Ile grants the full desires of those

Who liim with fear adore;
And will their troubles soon compose,

When they liis aid implore. 5 The Lord preserves all those with care

Whom grateful love employs;
But sinners, who liis vengeance dare,

In justice lie destroys.
6 My time to come, in praises spent,

Shall still advance his fame;
And all mankind, with one consent,

For ever bless his Name.

10 Thou to all, great God of nature,

Giv'st in season due their food;
Spread'st thy land, and

every creature Satisfiest still with good. 11 God is just in all he doeth,

Kind is he in all leis ways;
lle his ready presence showeth,

When a faithful servant prays. 12 Who sincerely seek and fear liim,

He to them their wislı will give; When they call, the Lord will hear them

IIe will hear them, and reliere.

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SELECTION 119. C. M.

From the cxlvi. Psalm of David,

And earth, and seas, with all their tru; He saves th’ oppress'd, he feeds the poor ; His truth for ever stands secure,

And none shall find his promise vain. 4 The Lord gives eyesight to the blind, The Lord supports the sinking mind, Ile sends the righteous strength and

peace, lle helps the stranger in distress, The widow and the fatherless,

And to the prisoner grants release.

5 God shall the wicked overturn,
On them his wrath shall ever burn,

Sinners shall perish in their ways:
Sion ! the God thy sons adore,
He, he is king for evermore;

The Lord thy God for ever praise !

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PRAISE the Lord, and thou, my soul,

For ever bless his Name:
His wondrous love, while life shall last,

My constant praise shall claim. ? On princes, on the sons of men,

Let none for aid rely;
They camot lielp, they turn to dust,

And all their counsels (lie.
3 Thien lappy lie, who Jacob's God

For his protector takes; Who still, with well-placed hope, the Lord

Ilis constant refuge makes. 4 The Lord, who madle both leaven and

earth,
And all that they contain,
Will never quit his steadfast truth,

Nor make his promise vain. 5 The poor, oppress'il, from all their wrongs

Are eased by his decree;
He gives the hungry needful food,

And sets the prisoners free.
© By him the blind receive their sight,

The weak and fall'n lie rears; With kind regard and tender love

Ile for the righteous cares. ĩ The strangers le preserves from harın,

The orplan kinılly treats; Defends the widow, and the wiles

Of wicked men defeats.
3 The God that does in Sion dwell

Is our cternal king:
From age to age his reign endures;

Let all his praises sing.

SELECTION 121.
From the cxlvii. Psalm of David.

PART I. C. M.
O PRAISE the Lord with hymns of joy,
For pleasant, good, and comely 'tis

To praise his holy Name. 2 His holy city God will build,

Though levell’d with the ground; Bring back his people, though dispersed

Through all the nations round.
3 lle kindly heals the broken hearts,

And all their wounds does close ;
He tells the number of the stars,

Their several names he knows.
4 Great is the Lord, and great his power,

Ilis wisdom lias no bound;
The meek he raises, and throws down

The wicked to the ground.
5 To God the Lord, a hymn of praise

With grateful voices sing;
To songs of triumph tune the harp,

And strike each warbling string. 6 Ho covers licaven with clouds, and thence

Refreshing rain bestows;
And on the mountains, through his care,

The grass in plenty grows.
7 IIis care the beasts that loosely range

With timely food supplies;
lle feeds the ravens' tender brood,

And stops their hungry cries.
The Lord to him that fears his Name

Ilis tender love extends;
To him that on his boundless gruce

With stead hope depends.

SELECTION 120. II. 2.

From the cxlvi. Psalm of David,
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'LI praise my Maker with any breaılı,
And when my voice is lost in death,

Praise shall employ my nobler powers: ly days of praise shall ne'er be past, While life, and thought, and being last,

Or immortality endures. ? Why shoull I place in mau my trust ? Lv'n princes die and turn to clust,

Vain is the help of fleshi and blood; Theirbreath departs, their pomp and power, And thoughts, all vanish in an hour,

Vor can they make their promise good. 3 Happy the man whose hopes rely On Israel's God: he made the sky,

9 Let Sion and Jerusalem

To God their praise address; Whose strength secures their lasting gates,

Who does their children bless.

PART II. L. M. 1 Jehovah speaks: swift from the skies

To earth the sovereign inandate flies;
The elements confess their Lord,

With prompt obedience to his word; 2 The thick-descending flakes of snow

O'er earth a fleecy mantle throw";
And glitering frost o'er all the plains

Binds nature fast in icy chains.
3 Ile speaks: the ice and snow obey,

And nature's fetters melt away;
Softly the vernal breezes blow,

And murmuring waters freely flow. 4 But nobler works his grace record ;

To Israel he reveals his word;
To them, his chosen flock, alone,

He inakes his sacred precepts known. 5 Such bliss no heathen nation shares,

His oracles are only theirs :
Let Israel then their voices raise,
And bless their God in songs of praise.

SELECTION 122. II. 4.

From the cxlviii. Psalm of David.
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Exalt your Maker's fame;
His praise your song employ
Above the starry frame :

Your voices raise,
Ye Cherubiin
And Seraplıim,

To sing his praise.
2 Thou moon, that rul’st the night,

And sun, that guid’st the day,
Ye glittering stars of light,
To him your homage pay:

His praise declare,
Ye heavens above,
And clouds that move

In liquid air.
3 Let them aclore the Lori,

Aud praise liis holy Naine,
By whose almighty word
They all from nothing came;

And all shall last
Froin changes free;
His firm decrce

Stands ever fast.
4 Let earth her tribute pay :

Praise hiin, ye dreadful whales

And fish that through the sea
Glide swift with glittering scales ;

Fire, hail, and snow,
And misty air,
And winds that where

He bids them blow. 5 By hills, and mountains, all

In grateful concert join'd;
By cedars stately tall,
And trees for fruit desigu’d;

By every beast,
And creeping thing,
And fowl of wing,

His Name be blest. 6 Let all of higliest birth,

With those of humbler name.
And judges of the earth,
His matchiless praise proclaim:

In this design,
Let youthis with maids,
And hoary lieads

With children, join. 7 United zeal be showr:

His wondrous fame to raise
Whose glorious Yame alone
Deserves our endless praise;

Earth's utmost ends
His power obey;
His glorious sway

The sky transcends. 8 His chosen saints to grace,

Ile sets them up on ligh;
And favours Israel's race,
Who still to him are nigh:

O therefore raise
Your grateful voice,
And still rejoice

The Lord to praise !

YE boundless rcalins of joy,

SELECTION 123. IV. 1.

From the cxlix. Psalın of David.
O PRAISE ye ile Lord,

Prepare your glad voice,
His praise in the great

Assembly to sing :
In their great Creator

Let Israel rejoice;
Aud children of Sion

Be glad in their King. 2 Let them his great Name

Extol in their songs,
With liearts well attuned

His praises express;
Who always takes pleasure
To hear their glail tongues,

And waits with salvation

2 Praise him for all the mighty acts The humble to bless.

Which he in our behalf has done;

His kindness this return exacts, 3 With glory alloru'd, Ilis people shall sing

With which our praise should equal run. To God, who their heads

3 Let the shrill trumpet's warlike voice With safety doth shield;

Make rocks and hills his praise rebound; Such honour and triumph

Praise him with harp's melodious noise,
His favour shall bring :

And gentle psaltery's silver sound.
() therefore, for ever
All praise to him yield !

4 Let them who joyful hymns compose,

To cymbals set their songs of praise; SELECTION 124. L. M. To well-tuned cymbals, and to those From the cl. Psalm of David.

That loudly sound on solemnn days. O

PRAISE the Lord in that blest place,
From whence his goodness largely 5 Let all that vital breath enjoy,
flows;

The breath he does to them afford, Praise him in heaven where he his face,

In just returns of praise employ: Unveil’d, in perfect glory shows.

Let every creature praise the Lord'

END OF THE SELECTIOXS OF PSALMS IX METRE.

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ACCORDING to thy promised grace
Adored for ever be the Lord
Approach, ye children of the Lord
As pants the hart for cooling streams
As pants the wearied hart for cooling springs -
Attend, my people; Israel, hear
Be gracious to thy servant, Lord
Bless’d is the man whom thou, O Lord
Bless God, my soul; thou, Lord, alone
Bless God, ye servants, that attend
But who thine anger's dread effects
Consider my affliction, Lord
Consider that the righteous man
Deceitful thoughts and practices
Defend ine, Lord, from shame
For ever and for ever, Loril
For thee, O God, our constant praise
From lowest depths of woe
Give car, thou Judge of all the earth
God is our refuge in distress
God, my King, thy might confessing
God of my life, O Lord most high
God shall arise, and Sion view
God shall charge his angel legions
God's perfect law converts the soul
God's temple crowns the holy mount
Had not the Lord, may Israel say
Happy the man whose tender care
Have mercy, Lord, on me
Hear, O my people; to my law
He's blest whose sins have pardon gain'd
He that has God his guardian made
How bless'd are they who always keep
How blest is he who ne'er consents
How good and pleasant must it be
How long wilt thou forget me, Lord
How manifold thy works, O Lord
How shall the young preserve their ways
How various, Lord, thy works are found
How vast must their advantage be
I'll praise my Maker with my breath
In mercy, not in wrath
In my distress to God I cried
Instruct me in thy statutes, Lord
In thee I put my steadfast trust
I waited meekly for the Lord
Jehovah reigns, let all the earth
Jehovah reigns, let therefore all
Jehovah speaks: swift from the skies
Judge me, O Lord, for I the paths
Let all the just to God, with joy -
Let all the lands, with shouts of joy
Let me with light and truth be bless'd
Like water is my life pour'd out

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