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"HY the Bishope, ibe Vergy, and the Laity of the Protestant Episcopal Church in the United Baates of America, in Convention, this iwerty-ninth day of October, in the year of our Lord one thousana eight wundred and thirty-two; this book of tsulms in Metre, selected from the Psalıns of Iavid, 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 Serojona, at the discretion of the Minister

"eball be the duty of every minister of any church, either y standing directions, or froin tine : une, to appoint the portions of Peaims wluch are to be sung."

* And further, it shall be the duty of every minister, with such assistance as he can obtain from Jersens skilled in music, to give order concerning the tunes tu be eang at any time in his ebuch; and especially, it shall be his duty to suppress all light and unseemly music, and all lo ency and irreverence in the performa:.ce, us wbich rain and angodly persona prufape tho Beli VI 18 of the sanctuary."


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C. M. 5 Appease the Son with due respect,
From the i. Psalm of David.

Your timely homage pay:
Lest he revenge the hold

neglect, I HOW blest is he, who ne'er consents

Incensed by your delay.
By ill advice to walk,
Nor stands in sinners' ways, nor sits 6 If but in part his anger rise,
Where men profanely talk;

Who can endure the Hame?

Then blest are they, whose hupe relies 2 But makes the perfect law of God

On his most holy Naine.
His business and delight;.
Devoutly reads therein by day,

PSALM 3. C. M. And meditates by night.

From the iii. Psalm of David. 3 Like some fair tree, which, fed by streans, 1 THOU, gracious GoD art my defence With timely, fruit does bend,

On thee Riy hopes rely. He stiil sha!! Hourish, and success

Thou art my glory, and st alt yet All his designs attend.

Lift up my head on ligh. 4 Ungodly men, and their attempts, 2 Since whensoe'er, in my distress, No lasting ruot shall find;

To God I znade my prayer, Untimely blasted and dispersed

He heard me from his holy hill; Like chaff before the wind.

Why should I now despair! 5 Their guilt shall strike the wicked dumb | 3 Guarded by him I lay me down Before their Judge's face:

My sweet repose to take; No formal hypocrile shall thon

For 1 through him securely sleep, Among the saints liave place.

Through him in safety wake, 6 For God approves the just man's ways; 4 Salvation to the Lord belongs To happiness they tend:

He only can defend : But sinners, and the paths they tread,

His blessings he extends to all
Shall both in ruin end.

That on his power depend.

C. M

C. M.
From the ii. Psalm of David.

From the iv. Psalm of David. 1 THUS God declares his sov'reign will: 1 CONSIDER that the righteous man “The Kisg that I crdain,

Is God's peculiar choice;
Whose throre is fix'd on Sicu's hiil, And when to him I make my prayer
Shall there securely reign."

He always hears my voice. 2 Attend, O earth, whilst I declare 2 Then stand in awe of his commands, God's uncontroll'd decree:

Flee every thing that's ill, Thou art my Son; this day, my heir, Commune in private with your hearts, Have I begotten thee.

And bend them to his will. 3“ Ask, and receive thy full demands; 3 The sacrifice of righteousness Thine shall the Heathen be;

Present to God on high; The utmost limit of the lands

And let your hope, securely fix'd, Shah be possess'd by thee.”

On him alone rely. 4 Learn then, ye princes; and give ear. 4 While worldly minds impatient grow Ye judges of the earth;

More prosp'rous times to see; Worship the LORD with holy fear; Still let the glories of thy face Rejoice with awful mirth.

Shine brightly, LORD, on me

So shall my heart o'erflow with joy,

2 In heaven thy wondrous acts are mang More lasting and more true

Nor fully reckon'd thiere;
Than theirs, who stores of corn and wine And yet thou mak’sl the infant tongue
Successively renew.

Thy boundless praise declare. 6 Then down in peace I '!) lay my head, 3 When heaven, thy beauteous work on higher And take my needful rest;

Employs my wond'ring sight; No other guard, O LORD, I crave,

The moon, that nightiy rules the sky,
Of thy defence possessid.

With stars of feebler light ;--

4 Oh, what is man, that, Lorn, thou lov's C. M.

To keep him in thy mind?
From the v. Psalm of David

Or what his offspring, that thou prov'st

To then so woudrous kind?
I REGARD my words, O gracious LORD, 5 Him nest in power thoi didst create

Accept my secret prayer;
To thee alone, my King, my God,

To thy celestial train;
Will I funhelp repair.

Ordain'd with dignity and state,

O'er all thy works to reign. 2 Thou in the morn my voice shalt hear, And, with the dawning day,

6 They jointly own his powerful sway: To thee devoutly I 'll look up,

The beasts that prey or graze; To thee devoutly pray.

The bird that wings its airy way;

The fish that cuts the seas. 3 LORD, I within thy house will come, In thy abundant grace;

17 O thou, to whom all creatures bow And I will worship in thy fear,

Within this earthly frame, Tuwird thy most holy place.

Through all the wor'd how great art thon 4 Let those, O LORD, who trust in thee,

How glorious is thy Name! With shouts their joy proclaim:

PSA L M 8.

C. M Let them rejoice whom ihou preservist,

From the ix. Psalm of David. And all that love thy name. 5 To righteous men, the righteous LORD

I TO celebrate thy praise, O LORD,

I will my heart prepare;
His blessing will extend;
And with his favor all his saints,

To all the listning world, thy works, As with a shield, defend.

Thy wondrous works, declare.

2 The thought of them shall to my soul PSALM 6,

S. M.

Exalted pleasures bring;

Whilst to thy name, Othou Most High, From the vi. Psalm of David.

Triumphant praise 1 sing. 1 IN mercy, not in wrath,

3 The LORD for ever lives, who has Rehuke ine, gracious God!

His righteous throne prepared,
Lest, if thy whole disple&rure rise, Impartial justice to dispense,
I sink beneath thy rod.

To punish or reward. 2 Touch'd by thy quick’ning power, 4 All those who have his goodness proved My load of guilt I feel :

Will in his truth confide;
The wounds thy Spirit hath unclosed, Whose mercy ne'er forsook the man
O let that Spirit heal.

That on his help relied. 3 In trouble and in gloom,

5 Sing praises therefore to the LORD, Must I for ever mourn

From Sion, his abode; And wilt thou not, at length, O GOD, Proclaim his deeds, till all the world In pitying love return

Confess no other God. 4 0 come, ere life expire, Send down thy power to save


C. M. For who shall sing thy name in death,

From the xi. Psalm of David. Or praise thee in the grave


1 THE LORD a holy temple hath, 6 Why should I doubt thy grace,

And righteous throne, above; Or yield to dread despair?

Whence he surveys the sons


men, Tkou wilt fulfil thy promised word,

And how their counsels move. And grant me all my prayer.

2 If God the righteous, whom he loves,

For trial does correct,

C. M.

What must the sons of violence,
From the vili. Psalm of David.

Whom he abhors, expect? 10 THOU, to whom all creatures bow 3 Snares, fire, and brimstone, on their hea Within this earthly frame,

Shall in one tempest shower; Through all the world how great art thou! This dreadful mixture his

revenge How glorious is thy Namel

Into their cup shall pour.

The righteous LORD will righteous deeds 15 Who to his plighted yows and trust
With signal favor grace,

Has ever firmly stood;
And to the upright man disclose

And, though he promise to his loss, The brightness of his face.

He makes his promise good.

6 Whose soul in usury disdains
PSALM 10. C. M.

His treasure to employ;
From the xiii. Psalm of David.

Whom no rewards can ever bribe
1 HOW long wilt thou forget me, LORD? The guiltless to destroy.
Must I for ever enourn?

7 The man, who by this righteous course How long wilt thou withdraw from me, Has happir:ess insured, Oh! never to return?

When earth's foundation shakes, shall staad 2 hear, and to my longing eyes

By Providence secured.
Restore thy wonted light,
Dawn on my spirit, lest I sleep.

PSALM 13. C. M.
In death's most gloomy nigłıl.

From the xvi. Psalm of David. 3 Since I have always placed my trust 1 MY grateful soul shall bless the LORD, Beneath thy mercy's wing,

Whose precepts give me light; Thy saving health will cone; and then

And private counsel still afford My heart with joy shall spring.

In sorrow's dismal night. 4 Then shall my song, with praise inspired, 2 I strive each action to approve To thee, my God, ascend,

To his all-seeing eye; Who to thy servant in distress

No danger shall my hopes remove,
Such bounty didst extend.

Because he still is nigh.

L. M.

3 Therefore my heart all grief defies,

My glory does rejoice ;
From the xiv. Psalm of David.

My flesh shall rest, in hope to rise,
TIIE LORD look'd down from heaven's

Waked by his powerful voice. high tower, And all the sons of men did view,

4 Thou, LORD, when I resign ny breath. To see if any own'd his power,

My soul from hell shalt free; If any truth or justice knew;

Nor let thy Holy One in death

The least corruption see. 2.But all, he saw, were gone aside, All were degeu rate grown and base;

5 Thou shalt the paths of life display None look religion for their guide,

Which to thy presence lead; Not one of all the sinful race.

Where pleasures dwell without allay

And joys that never fade.
S How will they tremble then for fear,
When his just wrath shall them o'ertake:

For to the righteous God is near,

From the xviii. Psa'm of Lerida And never will their cause forsake.

PART I. L. M. 40 that from Sion he'd employ

His might, and burst th' oppressive band!. 1 NO change of time shall ever shock Then shouts of universal joy

My firun affection, LORD, to thee;

For ihou hast always been my rock,
Should loudly echo through the land.

A fortress and defence to ine.
PSALM 12. C. M. 2 Thou my deliv'rer art, my God;
From the xv. Psala of David,

My trust is in thy mighty power;

Thou art my shield from foes abroad, I LORD, who's the happy man that may At home iny safeguard and my tower

To thy blest courts repair, Not, stranger-like, to visit them,

3 To thee I will address my prayer, But to inhabit there?

To whom all praise we justly owe; 2 'T is he who walketh uprightly,

So shall I, by thy watchful care,

Be guarded safe from every foe.
Whom righteousness diiccis;
Whose gen'rous tongue disdains to speak

The thing his heart rejects.

I Thou suit'st, O LORD, thy righteou S Who never did a slander forge

ways His neighbor's fanie to wound;

To various paths of human kind; Nor hearken to a false report

They who for mercy merit praise, By malice whisper'd round.

With thee shall wondrous mercy find. 4 Who vice, in all its pomp and power 2 Thou to the just shalt justice show; Can treat with just neglect;

The pure thy purity shall see: And piety, though clothed in rays,

Such as perversely choose to go, Religiously respect.

Shall meet with due returns from thes.

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