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13 O maguify the Lord with me,
With me exalt his name: from the xxxiii. Psalm of David
When in distress to him I call'd,
He to my rescue came.
Around the good and just;
Who in his succor trust. 2 Let harps, and psalteries, and lutes, 5 O make but trial of his love, In joyful concert meet;
Experience will decide And new.made songs of loud applause How blest they are, and only they, The harmony complete.
Who in his truth confide. 3 For faithful is the word of God; 6 Fear him, ye saints; and you will His works with truth abound;
Is with his goodness crown'd. Make you his service your delight,
Your wants'shall be his care.
PART II. C. M.
1 Approach, ye children of the Lord, 5 Let earth, and all that dwell therein, And my instruction hear; Before him trembling stand;
I'N teach you the true discipline For, when he spake the word, 't was
of his religious fear. made,
2 Let him who length of life desires, 'Twas fix'd at his command.
And prosp'rous days wonld see,
From sland'ring language keep his PART II. C. M.
tongue, 1 Whate'er the mighty Lord decrees,
His lips froin falsehood free; Shall stand for ever sure;
3 The crooked paths of vice decline, The settled purpose of his heart
And virtue's ways pursue; To ages shall endure.
Establish peace, where 't is began;
And where 't is lost, renew. 2 How happy then are they, to whom The Lord for God is known !
4 The Lord from heaven beholds the Whom he, from all the world besides,
just Has chosen for his own.
With favorable eyes,
And, when distress'd, his gracious ear 3 Our soul on God with patience
ls open to their cries; waits ; Our help and shield is he;
5 But turns his wrathful look on those Ihen, Lord, let still our hearts rejoice, to cut them off, and from the earth
Whom mercy can't reclaim, Because we trust in thee.
Blot out their evil name. 4 The riches of thy mercy, Lord, Do thou to us extend;
6 Deliv'rance to his saints he gives,
When his relief they crave;
He's nigh to heal the broken heart,
And contrite spirit save.
7 Great troubles may afflict the just
Yet God will save them still; From the xxxiv. Psalm of David.
The righteous he will keep from harm, PART I. C. M.
And guard from every ill. 1 THROUGH all the changing scenes 8 The wicked, from their wickedness, of life,
Their ruin shall derive; In trouble and in joy,
Whilst righteous men, whom they The praises of my God shall still
detest, My heart and tongue employ.
Shall them and their's survive. 2 of his deliv'rance I will boast, 9 For God preserves the souls of those Till all that are distress'd
Who on his truth dependl; From my example comfort take, To them, and their posterity, And charm their griefs to rest.
Flis blessings shall descend.
PSALM 30. 1. M.
PART II. II. 2. From the xxxvi. Psalm of David. 1 The good man's way is God's delight
He orders all the steps aright 10 LORD, thy mercy, my sure hope,
of him that moves by his command: T'he highest orb of heaven trans. Though he sometimes may be distress'ci, cends;
Yet shall he ne'er be quite oppress'd, T'hy sacred truth's unmeasured scope
For God upholds him with his hand. Beyond the spreading sky extends.
2 With caution shun each wicked deed 2 Thy justice like the hills remains, In virtue's ways with zeal proceed, Unfathom'd depths thy judgments And so prolong your happy days; are :
For God, who judgment loves, does stil Thy providence the world sustains, Preserve his saints secure from ill,
The whole creation is thy care. While soon the wicked race decays. 3 Since of thy goodness all partake, 3 The upright shall possess the land,
With what assurance should the }ust His portion shall for ages stand;
And saints to thy protection trust! His tongue by rules of Judgment 4 Such guests shall to thy courts de His heart the law of God approves ;
Therefore his footsteps never slide. To banquet on thy love's repast; And drink, as from a fountain's head,
PART III. Of joys that shall for ever last.
1 The wicked I in power have seen, 5 With thee the springs of life remain, And like a bay-tree fresh and green
Thy presence is eternal day ; U let thy saints thy favor gain,
That spreads its pleasant branches
round: To upright hearts thy truth display.
But he was gone as swift as thought;
And, though in every place I sought, PSALM 31.
No sign or track of him I found. From the xxxvii. Psalm of David.
2 Observe the perfect man with care,
And mark all such as upright are;
Their roughest days in peace shall
end : I THOUGH wicked men grow rich or While on the latter end of those great,
Who dare God's sacred will oppose, Yet let not their successful state
A common ruin shall attend. Thy anger or thy envy raise ; for they, cut down like tender grass,
3 God to the just will aid afford, Or like young flowers away shall pass,
Their only safeguard is the Lord, Whose blooming beauty soon decays. Because on him they still depend,
Their strength in time of need is he: 2 Depend on God, and him obey, The Lord will timely succor send, So thou within the land shalt stay, And from the wicked set them free.
Secure from danger and from want :
From the xxxviii. Psalm of Darid. Shall all thy earnest wishes grant.
1 THY chastning wrath, O Lord, In al. thy ways trust thou the Lord, restrain, And he will needful help afford,
Though I deserve it ail ; To perfect every just design;
Nor let on me the heavy storm He'll snake like light, serene and clear, Of thy displeasure fall. Thy clouded innocence appear, 2 My sins, which to a deluge swell, And as a wilday sun to shine.
My sinking head o'erflow, 4 With quiet mind on God derend
And, for my feeble strength to bear,
Too vast a burden grow. And patiently for him attend,
Nor envy the success of crime; 3 But, Lord, before thy searching eyes For God will sinful men destroy,
All my desires appear ; Whilst they his presence shall enjoy, The groanings of my burden'd sou.
Who trust on him, and wait his time. Have reach'd thine open ear.
4 Fursake me not, O Lord, my God, 15 I've learut that thou hast not desired Nor far from me departi
Off rings and sacrifice alone;
For man's transgression to atone.
6 I therefore come-come to fulfil
The oracles thy books impart;
Thy law is written in my heart.
7 In full assemblies I have told How soon my life will end :
Thy truth and righteousness at large: The num'rous train of ills disclose, Nor did, thou know'st, my lips withWhich this frail state attend.
hold 2 My life, thou know'st, is but a span,
From uttering what thou gav'st ir A cipher sums my years;
charge: And every man, in best estate,
8 Nor kept within my breast confined, But vanity appears.
Thy faithfulness and saving grace; 3 Man, like a shadow, vainly walks,
But preach'd thy love, for all design'd, With fruitless cares oppress'd;
That all might that and truth em:
brace. He heaps up wealth, but cannot tell By whom 't will be possess'd.
9 Then let those mercies I declared 4 Why then should I on worthless
To others, Lord, extend to me;
Thy loving-kindness my reward, toys With anxious cares attend?
Thy truth my safe protection be. On thee alone my steadfast hope
PSALM 35. C. M. Shall ever, Lord, depend. 5 Lord, hear my cry, accept my
From the xli. Psalm of David. tears,
1 HAPPY the man whose tender care And listen to my prayer,
Relieves the poor distress'd! Who sojourn like a stranger here, When troubles compass him around, As all my fathers were.
The Lord shall give him rest. 6 O spare me yet a little time; 2 The Lord his life, with blessings My wasted strength restore,
crown'd, Before I vanish quite from hence, In safety shall prolong; And shall be seen no more.
And disappoint the will of those
That seek to do him wrong.
3 If he, in languishing estate, From the xl. Psalm of David. Oppress’d with sickuess lie II WAITED me for the Lord,
The Lord will easy make his bed,
And inward strength supply.
" Lord, for thy mercy, heal my soul, 2 The wonders he for me has wrought
Though I have much transgress'd." Shall fill my mouth with songs of 5 Thy tender care secures my life praise ;
From danger and disgrace;
To hopes of like deliv'rance raise. Before thy glorious face. 3 For blessings shall that man reward, 6 Let therefore Israel's Lord and God
Who on th' Almighty Lord relies; From age to age be bless'd;
And hates the hypocrite's disguise. With loud Amens express'd. 4 Who can the wondrous works re
PSALM 36. C. M.
From the xlii. Psalm of Darid. wrought?
1 AS pants the hart for cooling streams. The treasures of thy love surmount When heated in the chase; The power of numbers, speech, and So longs my soul, O God, for thee. thoright.
And thy refreshing grace.
2 For tice, my God, the living God,
PSALM 38. L.M. My thirsty soul doth pine ;
From the xliji. Psalm of Daord. 0! when shall I behold thy face, Thou Majesty Divine ?
I LET me with light and truth be
bless'd; 3 Why restless, why cast down, my Be these my guides to lead the way, soul?
Till on Thy holy hill I rest, Trust God; who will employ
And in thy sacred temple pray. His aid for thee, and change these sighs
2 Then will I there fresh altars raise To thankful hymns of joy.
To God, who is my only joy ;
And well-tuned harps, with songs 4 God of my strength, how long shall I,
praise, Like one forgotten, mourn ;
Shall all my grateful hours employ. Forlorn, forsaken, and exposed To my oppressor's scorn ?
3 Why then cast down, my soul 1 and
why 5 My heart is pierced, as with a sword, While thus my foes upbraid:
So much oppress'd with anxions
care ? “ Vain boaster, where is now thy
On God, thy God, for aid rely,
Who will thy ruin'd state repair. And where his promised aid ?” 6 Why restless, why cast down, my
PSALM 39. C. M. Hope still; and thou shalt sing
From the xlv. Psalm of David. The praise of Him who is thy God,
1 WHILE I the King's loud praise Thy health's eternal spring.
Indited by my heart,
My tongue is like the pen of him
Thy mouth with grace o'erflows; Thet sinks exhausted in the summer's Because fresh blessings God on thee
Eternally bestows. Bo pants my soul for thee, great King 3 Gird on thy sword, most mighty of kings,
prince; So thirsts to reach thy sacred dwell
And, clad in rich array, ing place.
With glorious ornaments of power, 2 Why throb, my heart? why sink, my Majestic pomp display. sadd'ning soul ?
4 Ride on in state, and still protect Why droop to earth, with various
The meek, the just, and true; woes oppress'd ?
Whilst ihy right hand, with swift re. My years shall yet in blissful circles
Does all thy foes pursue. And peace be yet an inmate of this breast.
5 How sharp thy weapons are to thein
That dare thy power despise ! 3 Lord, thy sure mercies, ever in my Down, down they fall, while through sight,
their heart My heart shall gladden through the tedious day
The piercing arrow flies. And 'midst the dark and gloomy snades 6 But thy firm throne, O God, is fix'd, of night,
For ever to endure; To thee, my God, I 'll tune the grate-Thy sceptre's sway shall always !ast, ful lay
By righteous laws secure.
Did upright ways apprope,
Where wand'ring sinners rove: prove; Within his courts thy thanks shall yet 8 Therefore did God, thy God, on thee be paid
The oil of gladness shed; Unquestion'd be his faithfuness and And has, above thy fellows round, love
Advanced thy lofy head.
PSALM 40. II. 2. 13 Let Sion's mount with joy resound; From the xlvi. Psalm of David.
Her daughters all be taught
In songs his judgments to extol,
Who this deliv'rance wrought.
4 Compass her walls in solemn pomp Though earth were from her centre
Your eyes quite round her cast;
Count all her towers, and sce if there tost, And mountains in the ocean lost,
You find one stone displaced. Torn piece-meal by the roaring tide. 5 Her forts and palaces survey, 2 A gentler stream with gladness still Observe their order well;
That to the ages yet to come
His wonders you may tell.
Who, as he has preserved us now
From the l. Psalin of Davidl. The God of hosts conducts our arms,
1 THE Lord hath epoke, the mighy
Hath sent his summons all abroad, PSALM 41. L. M.
From dawning light till day declines: From the xlvii. Psalm of David. The list'ning earth his voice hath heard TO ALL ye people, clap your hands,
And he from Sion hath appear'd,
Where beauty in perfection shines. And with triumphant voices sing : No force the mighiy power withstands
2 Our God shall come, and keep no Of God, the universal King.
Misconstrued silence as before, 2 He shall assaulting foes repel,
But wasting flames before him send; And with success our battles fight;
Around shall tempests fiercely rage, Shall fix the place where we must
Whilst he does heaven and earth endwell,
gage The pride of Jacob, his delight.
His just tribunal to attend. 3 God is gone up, our Lord and King, 3 Assemble all my saints to me, With shouts of joy and trumpet's Thus runs the great divine decree, sound;
That in my lasting covenant live, To him repeated praises sing,
And offerings bring with constant care: And let ihe cheerful song rebound.
The heavens his justice shall declare, 1 Your utmost skill in praise be shown, For God himself shall sentence give. For him who all the world coin
mands, Who sits upon his righteous throne,
PART II. II. 2. And spreads his sway o'er heathen 1 Attend, my people; Israel, hear; lands.
Thy strong accuser I'll appear;
Thy God, thine only God am 1:
"T is not of offerings I complain,
Which, daily in my temple slain, From the xlviii. Psalm of David. My sacred allar did supply. THE Lord, the only God, is great, 2 The sacrifices I require
And greatly to be praised in Sion, on whose happy mount
Are hearts which love and zeal inspire, His sacred throne is raised.
And vows with strictest care made
good : 2 In Sion we have seen perform'd In time of trouble call on me, A work that was foretold,
And I will eet thee safe and free, i pledge that God, for times to come, And thou shalt praise thy gracio Nis city will uphold