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4 My hope, my steadfast trust,
Í on thy help repose :

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That thou, my God, art good and just,

My soul with comfort knows.
5 Whate'er events betide,

Thy wisdom times them all;
Then, Lord, thy servant safely hide

From those that seek his fall.
6 The brightness of thy face

To me, O Lord, disclose;
And, as thy mercies still increase,

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Preserve me from my foes.
7 How great thy mercies are

To such as fear thy Name,
• Which thou, for those that trust thy care,

Dost to the world proclaim!
8 O all ye saints, the LORD
L. With eager love pursue ;

Who to the just will help afford,

And give the proud their due.
9 Ye that on God rely,

Courageously proceed;
For he will still your hearts supply

With strength in time of need.

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From the xxxii. Psalm of David.

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1 HE ’s blest, whose sins have pardon gain'd,

No more in judgment to appear;
Whose guilt remission has obtain’d,

And whose repentance is sincere.
2 No sooner I my wound disclosed,

The guilt that tortured me within,
But thy forgiveness interposed,

And mercy's healing balm pour'd in.
3 Sorrows on sorrows multiplied,

The harden'd sinner shall confound;
But them who in his truth confide,

Blessings of mercy shall surround.

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4 His saints, that have perform'd his laws,

Their life in triumph shall employ;
Let them, as they alone have cause,
L In grateful raptures shout for joy.

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PART 1. C. M,

PSA L M 28.
From the xxxii. Psalm of David.

godu osob loz. 1 LET all the just to God, with joy,

Their cheerful voices raise;
For well the righteous it becomes

To sing glad songs of praise.
2 Let harps, and psalteries, and lutes,

In joyful concert meet;
And new-made songs of loud applause

The harmony complete.
3 For faithful is the word of God;

His works with truth abound;
He justice loves; and all the earth

Is with his goodness crown'd.
4 By his almighty word at first,

The heavenly arch was rear'd;
And all the beauteous hosts of light

At his command appear'd.
5 Let earth, and all that dwell therein,

Before him trembling stand;
For, when he spake the word, 't was made,

’T was fix'd at his command.

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PART II. C. M. 1 WHATE'ER the mighty LORD decrees, DAL 24 Shall stand for ever sure;

The settled purpose of his heart

-To ages shall endure.
2 How happy then are they, to whom

The Lord for God is known!
L Whom he, from all the world besides,

Has chosen for his own.
3 Our soul on God with patience waits ;

Our help and shield is he;
L. Then, LORD, let still our hearts rejoice,
Because we trust in thee.

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1 THROUGH all the changing scenes of life,
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In trouble and in joy,
The praises of my God shall still

My heart and tongue employ.
2 Of his deliv'rance I will boast,

• Till all that are distress'd
From my example comfort take,

And charm their griefs to rest: !!!..
3 O magnify the LORD with me,
With me exalt his name:

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When in distress to him I call’d,

He to my rescue came.
4 The Angel of the LORD encamps

Around the good and just;
Deliv'rance he affords to all

Who on his succor trust.
5 O make but trial of his love,

Experience will decide
How blest they are, and only they,

Who in his truth confide.
6 Fear him, ye saints; and you will then

Have nothing else to fear:
Make you his service your delight,

Your wants shall be his care.

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PART II. C. M.
1 APPROACH, ye children of the LORD,

And my instruction hear;
I 'll teach you the true discipline

Of his religious fear.
2 Let him who length of life desires,

And prosp'rous days would see,
From sland'ring language keep his tongue,

His lips from falsehood free;

3 The crooked paths of vice decline,

And virtue's ways pursue;
Establish peace, where 't is begun;

And where 't is lost, renew.
4 The LORD from heaven beholds the just

With favorable eyes;
And, when distress'd, his gracious ear

Is open to their cries;
5 But turns his wrathful look on those

Whom mercy can't reclaim,
To cut them off, and from the earth

Blot out their evil name.
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;
The righteous he will keep from harm,
And guard from every

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8 The wicked, from their wickedness,

Their ruin shall derive;
Whilst righteous men, whom they detest,

Shall them and their's survive.
9 For God preserves the souls of those

Who on his truth depend;
To them, and their posterity,

His blessings shall descend.

From the xxxvi. Psalm of David.

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PSALM 30. L. M. | // . 2 1 O LORD, thy mercy, my sure hope,

The highest orb of heaven transcends ;
Thy sacred truth's unmeasured scope

Beyond the spreading sky extends.
2 Thy justice like the hills remains,
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Únfathom'd depths thy judgments are;
Thy providence the world sustains,

The whole creation is thy care.

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3 Since of thy goodness all partake,

With what assurance should the just
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Thy shelt'ring wings their refuge make,

And saints to thy protection trust!
4 Such guests shall to thy courts be led,

To banquet on thy love's repast;
And drink, as from å fountain's head,

Of joys that shall for ever last.
5 With thee the springs of life remain
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Thy presence is eternal day;
O let thy saints thy favor gain,

To upright hearts thy truth display.

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1 THOUGH wicked men grow rich or great,
Yet let not their successful state

Thy anger or thy envy raise ;
For they, cut down like tender grass,
Or like young flowers away shall pass,

Whose blooming beauty soon decays.
2 Depend on God, and him obey,
So thou within the land shalt stay,

Secure from danger and from want
Make his commands thy chief delight,
And he, thy duty to requite,

Shall all thy earnest wishes grant.
3 In all thy ways trust thou the LORD,
And he will needful help afford,

. To perfect every just design;
He 'll make like light, serene and clear,
Thy clouded innocence appear,

And as a mid-day sun to shine.
4 With quiet mind on God depend,
And patiently for him attend,

Nor envy the success of crime;
For God will sinful men destroy,
Whilst they his presence shall enjoy,

Who trust on him and wait his time.

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