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He rais'd my head to see the light,
PSALM 3. Second Part. C. M.
God our defence from Sin and Satan. 1 ? ME
Y God, the tempter would persuadę,
There's no relief in heaven;
Too big to be forgiven. 2 But thou, my righteousness and strength,
Shalt on the tempter tread ;
And raise my drooping head. 3 I cry'd, and from his holy hill
He bow'd a list’ning ear ;
And he subdu'd my fear.
In spite of all my foes;
All arm'd against me stood; Terrors no more shall shake
my My refuge is
God. 6 Arise, O Lord, fulfil thy grace,
While I thy glory sing: For Christ hath broke the serpent's teetli,
And death has lost his sting. 7 Salvation to the Lord belongs,
His arm alone can save; Blessings attend thy people here,
And reach beyond the grave.
PSALM 4. First Part. L. M.
God our portion and Christ our hope.
GOD of grace and righteousness,
I complain ;
Bow down a gracious ear again. 2 Ye sons of men, in vain ye try
To turn my glory into shame;
And dare reproach my Saviour's name! 3 Know that the Lord divides his saints
From all the tribes of men beside:
For the dear sake of Christ that dy'd. 4 When our obedient hands have done
A thousand works of righteousness,
And glory in his pard'ning grace. 5 Let the unthinking many say,
“ Who will bestow some earthly good ?" But, Lord, thy light and love we pray;
Our souls desire this heavenly food.
At grace and favours so divine,
An Evening Psalın. 1 IL
ORD, thou wilt hear me when I pray ; I fear before thee all the day,
Nor would I dare to sin. 2 And while I rest my weary head,
From cares and bus'ness free,
'Tis sweet conversing on my bed
With my own heart and thee. 3 I pay this evening sacrifice ;
And when my work is done,
Upon thy grace alone. 4 Thus, with my thoughts compos'd to peace,
I'll give mine eyes to sleep ;
PSALM 5. C. M.
For the Lord's Day Morning. 1 LORD, in the morning thou shalt hear
My voice ascending high;
To plead for all his saints, Presenting at his Father's throne
Our songs and our complaints. 3 Thou art a God before whose sight
The wicked shall not stand ; Sinners shall ne'er be thy delight,
Nor dwell at thy right hand. 4 But to thy house will I resort,
To taste thy mercies there : I will frequent thy holy court,
And worship in thy fear. 5 Oh may thy spirit guide my feet
In ways of righteousness! Make every path of duty straight,
And plain before my face. 6 My watchful enemies combine
To tempt my feet astray ;
They flatter with a base design
And all his plots destroy ;
For ever shout for joy.
Shall see their hopes fulfill'd;
PSALM 6. C. M.
Complaint in Sickness.
Withdraw the dreadful storm ;
Against a feeble worm. 2 My soul's bow'd down with heavy cares,
My flesh with pain opprest ;
My tears forbid my rest.
I waste the night with cries,
'Till the slow morning rise. 4 Shall I be still afflicted more?
Mine eyes consum'd with grief?
Thy hand afford relief ?
He pities all our groans ;
And heals our broken bones.
Restores our fainting breath ;
For silent graves praise not the Lord;
PSALM 7. C. M.
My hope in thee, my God; Rise, and my helpless life defend
From those that seek my blood, 2 With insolence and fury they
My soul in pieces tear ;
When no deliv'rer's near.
And wish and seek their woe,
And lay mine honour low.
I know thy piercing eyes;
Nor ask my God to rise.
Their pride and power control ; Awake to judgment, and command
Deliv'rance for my soul. .
Be humbled to the dust;
To vindicate the just ?
He will defend th’ upright; His sharpest arrows he ordains
Against the sons of spite. 8 For me their malice dug a pit,
But there themselves are cast :