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16 Let Israel's God be ever biess'd,
His Name eternally confess'd;
Let all his saints, with full accord,
Sing loud Amens-praise ye the LORD'

3 Happy are they, and only they,
Who from thy judgments never stray
Who know what's right; nor only so,
But always practise what they know."
4 Extend to me that favor, LORD,
Thou to thy chosen dost afford;
When thou return'st to set them free,
Let thy salvation visit me.

50 may I worthy prove to see
Thy saints in full prosperity,
That I the joyful choir may join,
And count thy people's triumph mine.


From the cvii. Psalm of David. PART I. II. 1. MAGNIFY JEHOVAH'S Name; For his mercies ever sure, From eternity the same, To eternity endure.

2 Let his ransom'd flock rejoice, Gather'd out of every land, As the people of his choice, Pluck'd from the destroyer's hand 3 In the wilderness stray,

In the lonely waste, they roam, Hungry, fainting by the way,

Far from refuge, shelter, home: 4 To the LORD their GOD they cry; He inclines a gracious ear, Sends deliv'rance from on high,

Rescues them from all their fear:

5 Them to pleasant lands he brings, Where the vine and olive grow; Where, from verdant hills, the springs Through luxuriant vallies flow.

6 0 that men would praise the LORD,
For his goodness to their race;
For the wouders of his word,
And the riches of his grace!


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1 THY wondrous power, Almighty LORD
That rules the boist'rous sea,
The bold adventurers record,
Who tempt that dang'rous way.

2 At thy command the winds arise, And swell the tow'ring waves; While they astonish'd mount the skies, And sink in gaping graves.

3 Dismay'd they climb the wat'ry hills.
Dimay'd they plunge again;
Each like a tott'ring drunkard reels,
And finds his courage vain.

4 Then to the LORD they raise their cries
He hears their loud request,
He calms the fierce tempestuous skies,
And lays the floods to rest.

5 Rejoicing, they forget their fears,
They see the storm allay'd:
The wish'd-for haven now appears;
There, let their vows be paid!

6 O that the sons of men would praise
The goodness of the LORD!
And those who see his wondrous ways
His wondrous love record'

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II. 2. From the cx. Psalm of David. 1 THE LORD unto my Lord thus spake: ""Till I thy foes thy footstool make, Sit thou in state at my right hand: Supreme in Sion thou shalt be, And all thy proud opposers see

Subjected to thy just command. 2"Thee, in thy power's triumphant day, The willing people shall obey;

And, when thy rising beams they view, Shall all, (redeem'd from error's night,) Appear more numerous and bright

Than crystal drops of morning dew." 8 The LORD hath sworn, nor sworn in vain, That, like Melchisedec's, thy reign

And priesthood shall no period see: Anointed Prince! thou, bending low, Shalt drink where darkest torrents flow, Then raise thy head in victory!

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4 By precepts he hath us enjoin'd To keep his wondrous works in mind; And to posterity record

That good and gracious is our LORD.

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2 The soul that 's fill'd with virtue's light
Shines brightest in affliction's night;
To pity the distress'd inclined,
As well as just to all mankind."
3 His lib'ral favors he extends,
To some he gives, to others lends;
Yet what his charity impairs
He saves by prudence in affairs.
4 Beset with threat'ning dangers .ound,
Unmoved shall he maintain his ground
The sweet remembrance of the just
Shall flourish when he sleeps in dust.


II. 2.
From the cxiii. Psalm of David.
1 YE saints and servants of the LORD,
The triumphs of his name record;

His sacred Name for ever bless:
Where'er the circling sun displays
His rising beams or setting rays,

Due praise to his great Name address. 2 God through the world extends his sway; The regions of eternal day

But shadows of his glory are: With him whose majesty excels, Who made the heaven in which he dwells, Let no created power compare.

3 Though 't is beneath his state to view In highest heaven what angels do,

Yet he to earth vouchsafes his care, He takes the needy from his cell, Advancing him in courts to dwell, Companion of the greatest there.


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

1 LORD, not to us, we claim no share
But to thy sacred Name
Give glory, for thy mercy's sake,
And truth's eternal fame

2 Why should the Heathen cry, "Where 's 18 Therefore my life's remaining years.

Which GOD to me shall lend,
Will I, in praises to his Name,
And in his service, spend.


The GOD whom ye adore ?" Convince them that in heaven thou art, And uncontroll'd thy power.

3 0 Israel, make the LORD your trust,
Who is your help and shield;
Priests, Levites, trust in him alone,
Who only help can yield.

4 Let all who truly fear the LORD
On him they fear rely;
Who them in danger can defend,
And all their wants supply.
5 Of us he oft has mindful been,
And Israel's house will bless;
Priests, Levites, proselytes, e'en all
Who his great Name confess.

9 In GoD I trusted, and of him
Did boast in greatest fear:
Though in my trouble I exclaim'd,
All men are insincere.

10 O what return to GOD shall I
For all his goodness make?

I'll praise his Name, and with glad sexl
The cup of blessing take.

6 On you, and on your heirs, he will
Increase of blessings bring:
Thrice happy you, who favorites are
Of this almighty King!

7 Heaven's highest orb of glory he
His empire's seat design'd;
And gave this lower globe of earth
A portion to mankind.

8 They who in death and silence sleep
To him no praise afford;
But we will bless for evermore
Our ever-living LORD.

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

1 MY soul with grateful thoughts of love
Entirely is possess'd,

Because the LORD vouchsafed to hear
The voice of my request.

2 Since he has now his ear inclined,
I never will despair;

But still in all the straits of life

To him address my prayer.

3 With deadly scrrows compass'd round,
With pains of hell oppress'd,
When troubles seized my aching heart
And anguish rack'd my breast,-
4 On God's almighty Name I call'd,
And thus to him I pray'd;
"LORD, I beseech thee save my soul,
With sorrows quite dismay'd."

5 How just and merciful is GOD,
How gracious is the LORD!
Who saves the harmless, and to me
Does timely help afford.

For GOD has wondrously to thee

His bounteous love express'd.

7 When death alarm'd me, he removed
My dangers and my fears;
My feet from falling he secured,
And dried my eyes from tears.

11 I'll pay my vows among his saints
Whose blood (howe'er despised
By wicked men) in GOD's account
Is always highly prized.

12 To thee I'll off'ringe bring of praise;
And while I bless thy Name,
The just performance of my vows
To all thy saints proclaim.

13 They in Jerusalem shall meet,
And in thy house shall join
To bless thy Name with one consent,
And mix their songs with mine.


C. M.
From the exvii. Pealm of David.

1 WITH cheerful notes let all the earth
To heaven their voices raise;
Let ali, inspired with godly mirth,
Sing solemn hymns of praise.

2 Gop's tender mercy knows no bound,
His truth shall ne'er decay;
Then let the willing nations round
Their grateful tribute pay.


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

1 O PRAISE the LORD, for he is good, His mercies ne'er decay;

That his kind favors ever last,

Let thankful Israel say.

2 Their sense of his eternal love
Let Aaron's house express;
And that it never fails, let all

That fear the LORD confess.
3 Far better 't is to trust in Gon,

And have the LORD our friend,
Than on the greatest human power

For safety to depend.

4 The LORD has been my help; the praise To him alone belongs;

8 Then, free from pensive cares, my soul, 5 Joy fills the dwelling of the just,

Resume thy wonted rest;

Whom God has saved from harm;

For wondrous things are brought to pass
By his almighty arm.

6 He, by his own resistless power,
Has endless honor won;

He is my Saviour and my strength,
He only claims my songs.

The saving strength of his right hand
Amazing works has done.

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7 GOD wil. not suffer me to fall,
But still prolongs my days;
That, by declaring all his works,
I may advance his praise.

8 When GOD had sorely me chastised,
"Till quite of hopes bereaved,
His mercy from the gates of death
My fainting life reprieved.

9 Then open wide the temple gaies
To which the just repair,
That I may enter in, and praise
My great deliv'rer there.

10 Within those gates of God's abode
To which the righteous press,
Since thou hast heard, and set me safe,
Thy holy Name I'll bless.

11 That which the builders once refused
Is now the corner-stone:
This is the wondrous work of God,
The work of God alone.

12 This day is GOD's; let all the land
Exalt their cheerful voice:
"LORD, we beseech thee, save is now
And make us still rejoice."

13 Him that approaches in GoD's name
Let all th' assembly bless;-
"We that belong to God's own house

15 Thou art my LORD, O GOD, and still
I'll praise thy holy Name;
Because thou only art my GOD,
I'll celebrate thy fame.

16 O then with me give thanks to GOD,
Who still does gracious prove;
And let the tribute of our praise
Be endless as his love.

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15 O then that thy most holy will
Might o'er my ways preside;
And I the course of all my life
By thy direction guide!

Have wish'd you good success."

3 Safe in my heart, and closely hid
Thy word, my treasure, lies,

14 GOD is the LORD, through whom we all To succor me with timely aid
Both light and comfort find;

When sinful thoughts arise.

Fast to the altar's horns with cords
The chosen victim bind.

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From the cxix. Psalm of David. PART I. ALEPH.

C. M.

7 Therefore thy just and upright laws Shall always fill my mind;

I HOW bless'd are they who always keep And those sound rules which thou prescrib Entire respect shall find.

The pure and perfect way; Who never from the sacred paths

Of God's commandments stray!

4 Secured by that, my grateful soul
Shall ever bless thy Name;

O teach me then by thy just laws
My future life to frame..

My lips, unlock'd by pious zeal,
To others have declared
How well the judgments of thy mouth
Deserve our best regard.

6 Whilst in the way of thy commands.
More solid joy I found,
Than had I been with vast increase
Of envied riches crown'd.

8 To keep thy statutes undefaced
Shall be my constant joy;
The strict remembrance of thy word
Shall all my thoughts employ.


1 BE gracious to thy servant, LORD;
Do thou my life defend,

That I according to thy word
My time to come may spend.

2 Enlighten both my eyes and mind,
That so I may discern

The wondrous things which they hehold,
Who thy just precepts learn

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