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Such guests shall to thy courts be led,
To banquet on thy love's repast,
And drink, as from a fountain's head,

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


Yet let not their successful state

PSALM 31..

3 GOD to the just will aid afford,
Their only safeguard is the LORD,

From the xxxvii. Psalm of David.
PART I. II. 2.

Their strength in time of need is he
Because on him they still depend,

1 THOUGH wicked men grow rich or The LORD will timely succor send, And from the wicked set them free.

Thy anger or thy envy raise;
For they, cut down like tender grass,
Or like young flowers away shall
Whose blooming beauty soon decays.
2 Depend on GOD, and him obey,
So thou within the land shalt stay,

Secure from danger and frou 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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But he was gone as swift as thought;
And, though in every place I sought,
No sign or track of him I found.

2 Observe the perfect man with care,
And mark all such as upright are;

Their roughest days in peace shall end
While on the latter end of those
Who dare God's sacred will oppose,
A common ruin shall attend.

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5 LORD, hear my cry, accept my tears,
And listen to my prayer,

Who sojourn like a stranger here
As all my fathers were.


II. 2.

I THE wicked I in power have seen,
And like a bay-tree fresh and green
That spreads its pleasant branches round:

6 O spare me yet a little time;
My wasted strength restore,
Before I vanish quite from hence,
And shall be seen no more.

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II WAITED meekly for the LORD,
Till he vouchsafed a kind reply;
Who did his gracious ear afford,

And heard from heaven my humble cry.
2 The wonders he for me has wrought
Shall fill my mouth with songs of praise;
And others, to his worship brought,

To hopes of like deliv'rauce raise.
3 For blessings shall that man reward,
Who on the Almighty LORD relies;
Who treats the proud with disregard,

And hates the hypocrite's disguise.
4 Who can the wondrous works recount
Which thou, O GOD, for us hast wrought?
The treasures of thy love surmount

The power of numbers, speech, and thought.

5 I've learnt that thou hast not desired Off'rings and sacrifice alone; Nor blood of guiltless beasts required For man's transgression to atone. 6 I therefore come-come to fulfil

46 Let therefore Israel s LORD and GOD
From age to age be bless'd;
And all the people's glad applause
With loud Amens express'd.

The oracles thy books impart ; "T is my delight to do thy will,

Thy law is written in my heart. 7 In full assemblies I have told

Thy truth and righteousness at large: Nor did, thou know'st, my lips withhold

From uttering what thou gav'st in charge: 8 Nor kept within my breast confined

Thy faithfulness and saving grace, But preach'd thy love, for all design'd,

That all might that and truth embrace. 9 Then let those mercies I declared

To others, LORD, extend to me;
Thy loving-kindness my reward,
Thy truth my safe protection be.
C. M.
From the xli. Psalm of David.


1 HAPPY the man whose tender care
Relieves the poor distress'd!
When troubles compass him around,
The LORD shall give him rest.

2 The LORD his life, with blessings crown'd,
In safety shall prolong;
And disappoint the will of those

That seek to do him wrong. 3 If he, in languishing estate,

Oppress'd with sickness lie; The LORD will easy make his bed, And inward strength supply. 4 Secure of this, to thee, my God, I thus my prayer address'd; "LORD, for thy mercy, heal my soul, Though I have much transgress'd." 5 Thy tender care secures my life From danger and disgrace; And thou vouchsaf'st to set me still Before thy glorious face.

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2 Why throb, my heart? why sink, my sadd'ning soul?

Why droop to earth, with various woes oppress'd?

My years shall yet in blissful circles roll, And peace be yet an inmate of this breast. 3 LORD, thy sure mercies, ever in my sight, My heart shall gladden through the tedious day;

And 'midst the dark and gloomy shades

of night,

To thee, my GOD, I'll tune the grateful lay.

4 Why faint, my soul? why doubt JEHO VAH'S aid?

Thy GOD, the GOD of mercy still shall prove;

Within his courts thy thanks shall yet be


Unquestion'd be his faithfulness and love

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L. M.
From the xliii. Psalm of David.

1 LET me with light and truth be bless'd;
Be these my guides to lead the way
Till on thy holy hill I rest,

And in thy sacred temple pray.

2 Then will I there fresh altars raise
To GOD, who is my only joy;
And well-tuned harps, with songs of praise,
Shall all my grateful hours employ.
3 Why then cast down, my soul? and why
So much oppress'd with anxious care?
On GOD, thy GOD, for aid rely,

Who will thy ruin'd state repair.


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

1 WHILE I the King's loud praise rehearse,
Indited by my heart,

My tongue is like the pen of him
That writes with ready art.

2 How matchless is thy form, O King!
Thy mouth with grace o'erflows;
Because fresh blessings GOD on thee
Eternally bestows.

9 Gird on thy sword, most mighty prince;
And clad in rich array,

With glorious ornaments of power,
Majestic pomp display.

4 Ride on in state, and still protect
The meek, the just, and true;
Whilst thy right hand, with swift revenge,
Does all thy foeɛ pursue.

5 How sharp thy weapons are to them
That dare thy power despise!
Down, down they fall, while through their
The piercing arrow flies.


6 But thy firm throne, O GOD, is fix'd,
For ever to endure;

Thy sceptre's sway shall always last,
By righteous laws secure.

7 Because thy heart, by justice led,
Did upright ways approve,
And hated still the crooked paths
Where wand'ring sinners rove:

8 Therefore did Gop, thy GOD, on thee
The oil of gladness shed;
And has, above thy fellows round,
Advanced thy lofty head.


II. 2.
From the xlvi. Psalm of David.
1 GOD is our refuge in distress,
A present help when dangers press,

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6 This GOD is ours and will be ours,
Whilst we in him confide;
Who, as he has preserved us now,
Till death will be our guide.


In him, undaunted, we'll confide; Though earth were from her centre tost, And mountains in the ocean lost,

Torn piece-meal by the roaring tide. 2 A gentler stream with gladness still The city of our LORD shall fill,

The royal seat of GOD most high:
Gop dwells in Sion, whose fair towers
Shali mock th' assaults of earthly powers,
While his almighty aid is nigh.


From the 1. Psalm of David.

1 THE LORD hath spoke, the mighty GoD
Hath sent his summons all abroad,

From dawning light till day declines: The list'ning earth his voice hath heard, And he from Sion hath appear'd,

Where beauty in perfection shines.

2 Our God shall come, and keep no more Misconstrued silence as before,

But wasting flames before him send; Around shall tempests fiercely rage, Whilst he does heaven and earth engage His just tribunal to attend. 3 Assemble all my saints to me, (Thus runs the great divine decree,)

That in my lasting covenant live, And offerings bring with constant care: The heavens his justice shall declare, For GOD himself shall sentence give. PART II. II. 2.

1 ATTEND, my people; Israel, hear; accuser appear;

Thy GoD, thine only GOD ain I: "T is not of offerings I complain, Which, daily in my temple slain,

My sacred altar did supply. 2 The sacrifices I require Are hearts which love and zeal inspire, And vows with: strictest care made good: In time of trouble call on me, And I will set thee safe and free,

And thou shalt praise thy gracious GOD. S Consider this, ye thoughtless men! My vengeance shall not fall in vain,

And none will dare your cause to own: Who praises me due honor gives, And to the man that justly lives My strong salvation shall be shown.

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8 Blot out my crying sins,
Nor me in anger view:
Create in me a heart that 's clean
An upright mind renew.

9 Withdraw not thou thy help, Nor cast me from thy sight; Nor let thy Holy Spirit take

His everlasting flight.

10 The joy thy favor gives
Let me, O LORD, regain,
And thy free Spirit's firm support
My fainting soul sustain.

11 So I thy righteous ways
To sinners will impart;
Whilst my advice shall wicked mer
To thy just laws convert.

12 Could sacrifice atone,

Whole flocks and herds should die; But on such off'rings thou disdain'st To cast a gracious eye.

13 A broken spirit is

By GoD most highly prized; By him a broken, contrite heart, Shall never be despised.

14 Let Sion favor find,

Of thy good will assured; And thy own city flourish long, By lofty wails secured.

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10 GOD, my heart is fix'd, 't is bent,
Its thankful tribute to present;
And, with my heart, my voice I'll raise
To thee, my GOD, in songs of praise.
2 Awake, my glory; harp and lute,
No longer let your strings be mute:
And I, ny tuneful part to take,
Will with the early dawn awake.
3 Thy praises, LORD, I will resound
To all the list'ning nations round:
Thy mercy highest heaven transcends,
Thy truth beyond the clouds extends.
4 Be thou, O GOD, exalted high;
And as thy glory fills the sky,
So let it be on earth display'd,
Till thou art here, as there, obey'd.
L. M.
From the Ixil. Psalm of David.


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4 The LORD has oft his will express'd, And I this truth have fully known; To be of boundless power possess'd, Belongs of right to God alone.

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From the 1xv. Psalm of David.

1 FOR thee, O GOD, our constant praise
In Sion waits, thy chosen seat;
Our promised altars there we 'll raise,

And all our zealous vows complete. 2 Thou! who to every humble prayer, Dost always bend thy list'ning ear, To thee shall all mankind repair, And at thy gracious throne appear. 3 Our sins, though numberless, in vain To stop thy flowing mercy try; Whilst thou 'erlook'st the guilty stain, And washest out the crimson dye. 4 Blest is the man, who near thee placed, Within thy sacred dwelling lives! "T is there abundantly we taste The vast delights thy temple givés.


L. M. 1 LORD! from thy unexhausted store, Thy rain relieves the thirsty ground, Makes lands, that barren were before,

With corn and useful fruits abound." 2 On rising ridges down it pours,

And every furrow'd valley fills. Thou mak'st them soft with gentle showers In which a blest increase distils.

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