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"BY the Bishope, the Clergy, and the Laity of the Protestant Episcopal Church in the United States of America, in Convention, this twerty-ninth day of October, in the year of our Lord one thousana eight hundred and thirty-two; this book of salms in Metre, selected from the Psalins of David, with Hymns, is set forth, and allowed to be sung in all congregations of the said Church, before and after Morning and Evening Prayer, and also before and after Sermons, at the discretion of the Minister
shall be the duty of every minister of any church, either y standing directions, or from time to une, to appoint the portions of Psaims which are to be sung."
And further, it shall be the duty of every minister, with such assistance as he can obtain from persons skilled in music, to give order concerning the tunes to be sung at any time in his ebutch; and especially, it shall be his duty to suppress all light and unseemly music, and all Inde ency and irreverence in the performance, by which vain and ungodly persons profane tho sevi 18 of the sanctuary."
No formal hypocrite shall then Among the saints have place.
6 For GoD approves the just man's ways; To happiness they tend:
But sinners, and the paths they tread,
1 THUS GOD declares his sov'reign will:
2 Attend, O earth, whilst I declare GOD's uncontroll'd decree: "Thou art my Son; this day, my heir, Have I begotten thee.
8"Ask, and receive thy full demands;
5 Their guilt shall strike the wicked dumb s Guarded by him I lay me down Before their Judge's face:
4 Learn then, ye princes; and give ear.
5 Appease the Son with due respect,
6 If but in part his anger rise,
1 THOU, gracious GOD art my defence
2 Since whensoe'er, in my distress,
My sweet repose to take; For I through him securely sleep, Through him in safety wake.
4 Salvation to the LORD belongs
'C. M. From the iv. Psalm of David. 1 CONSIDER 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
4 While worldly minds impatient grow
4 Let those, O LORD, who trust in thee,
5 To righteous men, the righteous LORD
1 IN mercy, not in wrath,
Rebuke ine, gracious GOD!
2 Touch'd by thy quick'ning power,
8 In trouble and in gloom,
40 come, ere life expire,
Send down thy power to save;
5 Why should I doubt thy grace,
10 THOU, to whom all creatures bow
6 They jointly own his powerful sway;
7 0 thou, to whom all creatures bow
♦ The righteous LORD will righteous deeds 15 Who to his plighted vows and trust
1 HOW long wilt thou forget me, LORD? Must I for ever mourn?
How long wilt thou withdraw from me,
2 hear, and to my longing eyes Restore thy wonted light, Dawn on my spirit, lest 1 sleep
In death's most gloomy night.
3 Since I have always placed my trust Beneath thy mercy's wing,
Thy saving health will come; and then My heart with joy shall spring.
4 Then shall my song, with praise inspired,
And all the sons of men did view,
2. But all, he saw, were gone aside, All were degen rate grown and base; None took religion for their guide,
Not one of all the sinful race.
S 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. 40 that from Sion he 'd employ
His might, and burst th' oppressive band! Then shouts of universal joy Shouid loudly echo through the land. C. M. From the xv. Psalin of David.
1 LORD, who's the happy man that may
2 "T is he who walketh uprightly,
3 Who never did a slander forge
By malice whisper'd round.
4 Who vice, in all its pomp and power
And, though he promise to his loss,
6 Whose soul in usury disdains
7 The man, who by this righteous course
1 MY grateful soul shall bless the LORD,
2 1 strive each action to approve
No danger shall my hopes remove,
3 Therefore my heart all grief defies,
4 Thou, LORD, when I resign any breath.
Nor let thy Holy One in death
5 Thou shalt the paths of life display
From the xviii. Psalm of Iavid.
1 NO change of time shall ever shock
At home iny safeguard and my tower 3 To thee I will address my prayer,
To whom all praise we justly owe;
1 THOU suit'st, O LORD, thy righteous
To various paths of human kind;
With thee shall wondrous mercy find.
Shall meet with due returns from thee.