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Untimely blasted, and dispers’d

Like chaff before the wind. 5 Their guilt shall strike the wicked dumb,

Before the Judge's face:
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,

Shall both in ruin end.

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The Way and End of the Righteous and the Wicked.
1 BLESS'Dis the man who shuns the place

Where sinners love to meet ;
Who fears to tread their wicked ways,

And hates the scoffer's seat : 2 But in the statutes of the Lord

Has plac'd his chief delight;
By day he reads or hears the word,

And meditates by night.
3 Green as the leaf, and ever fair,

Shall his profession shine ;
While fruits of holiness appear

Like clusters on the vine.

4 Not so the impious and unjust;

What vain designs they form !
Their hopes are blown away like dust,

Or chaff, before the storm.
5 Sinners in judgment shall not stand

Amongst the sons of grace,
When Christ, the Judge, at his right hand
Appoints his saints a place.

PSALM II. S. M.

PART FIRST.

The Establishment of Messiah's Kingdom in Spite of

human Opposition.
1 WHY did the Gentiles rage,

And Jews with one accord
Bend all their counsels to destroy

Th’ Anointed of the Lord ?
2 Rulers and kings agree,

To form a vain design ;
Against the Lord their pow’rs unité,

Against his Christ they join.
3 The Lord derides their rage,

And will support bis throne !
He that hath rais'd him from the dead,

Hath own'd him for bis Son.
4 Be wise, ye rulers, now,

And worsbip at his throne ;

With trembling joy, ye people, bow

To God's exalted Son. 6 Il once his wrath arise,

Ye perish on the place;
Then bless'd is the soul that flies
Vor refuge to bis grace.
PSALM II. C. M.

PART SECOND. A call to the World to submit to Messiah. 1 LEARN now, ye princes, and give ear,

Ye people of the earth;
Worship the Lord with holy fear,

Hejoice with awful mirth.
2 Appende the Son with due respect,

Your timely homage pay:
Last be revenge the bold neglect,

Incens'd by your delay.
3 I but in part his anger rise,

Who can endure the flame ?
Then blesa'd are they, whose hope relies
On his most boly name.

PSALM III. C. M.
God the Protector of his people.

A MORNING PSALM.
1 THOU, Lord, alone art my defence,

On thee my hopes rely;

Thou art my glory, and shalt yet

Lift up my head on high.
2 Guarded by God, I laid nie down,

My sweet repose to take ;
For I through bim securely sleep,

Through him in safety wake. 3 Salvation to the Lord belongs,

He only can defend :
His blessings he extends to all,
Who on his pow'r depend.

PSALM IV. C. M.
God's Favour the Felicity of the Righteous.

AN EVENING PSALM. 1 WHILE worldly minds impatient grow,

More prosp'rous times to see ;
Still let the glories of thy face

Shine brightly, Lord, on me,
2. So shall my heart o'erflow with joy,

More lasting and more true,
Than theirs, who stores of corn and wine

Successively renew.
3 Then down in peace I'll lay my head,

And take my needful rest;
No other guard, O Lord, I crave,

Of thy defence possess’d.

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