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PSALM 'IX.

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To Twill my heart prepare;

10 celebrate thy praise, O Lord,
I will

my
heart

prepare;
To all the listning world thy works
Thy wond'rous

works declare.
2 The thought of them shall to my soul

Exalted pleasures bring;
Whilft to thy' name, O thou most high!

Triumphant praise I sing.

3 All those who have his goodness prov'd

Will in his truth confide;
Whofe mercy ne'er forsook the man,

That on his help relied.
4 Sing praises therefore to the Lord,

From Sion his abode;
Proclaim his deeds, till all the world

Confess no other God.

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ORD, who's the happy man that may

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

But to inhabit there?

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2 'Tis he whose ev'ry thought and deed

By rules of virtue moves; Whose gen'rous tongue disdains to speak

The thing his heart disproves.

3 Who never did a Nander forge,

His neighbour's fame to wound;
Or hearken to a false report,

By malice whisper'd round.
4 Who vice, in all its pomp and power,

Can treat with just neglect:
And piety though cloth'd in rags,

Religioufly respect
5 Who to his plighted vows and trust

Has ever firmly stood;
And though he promise to his loss,

He makes his promise good.

6 The man who by his steady course

Has happiness insur'd,
When earth's foundation shakes, shall stand,

By Providence secur’d.

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change of times should ever shock

For thou hast always been a rock, .

A fortress and defence to me.

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Thou

my deliv’rer art, my God;
My trust is in thy mighty power:
Thou art my shield from foes abroad,

At home my fafe-guard and my tower.

3

Let the eternal Lord be prais'd,

The rock, on whose defence I rest:
O’er highest heav'ns his name be rais’d,

Who me with his falvation bleit!

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My Shepherd is the living Lord,

In pastures fair, near pleasant streams,

He fetteth me to feed.

2 He shall convert and glad my soul,

And bring my mind in frame; To walk in paths of righteousness,

For his most holy name.
3 Yea, though I walk in vale of death,

Yet will I fear no ill;
Thy rod and staff do comfort me,

And thou art with me still.

4 Through all my life thy favour is

So frankly shew'd to me, That in thy house for evermore

My dwelling place shall be.

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RECT your heads, eternal gates:

Unfold, to entertain
The King of glory: see! He comes

With his celestial train.

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2 Who is the King of glory! who?

The Lord for strength renown'd, In battle mighty, o'er his foes

Eternal Victor crown'd.

3 Erect

3 Erect your heads, ye gates, unfold,,

In state to entertain
The King of glory: see! He comes

With all his shining train.

4 Who is the King of glory? who?

The Lord of Hosts renown'd: Of glory he alone is King,

Who is with glory crown'd.

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HY mercies and thy love,

O Lord, recall to mind; And graciously continue still,

As thou wert ever, kind.

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2

Let all my youthful crimes

Be blotted out by thee:
And, for thy wond'rous goodness fake,

In
mercy

think on me. 3

His

mercy and his truth The righteous Lord displays, In bringing wand'ring finners home,

And teaching them his ways. 4

He those in justice guides,

Who his direction seek; And in his sacred paths shall lead

The humble and the meek.

5

Through all the ways of God
Both truth and

mercy shine, To such as with religious hearts,

To his bleft will incline,

PSALM

PSALM

XXXIII.

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ET all the just to God with joy

For well the righteous it becomes

To fing glad fongs of praise.

2 Let harps, and pfalteries, and lutes,

In joyful concert meet;
And new-made songs of loud applause

The harmony complete.

3 For faithful is the word of God,

His works with truth abound; He justice loves; and all the earth

Is with his goodness crown’d.

4 Our souls on God with patience wait;

Our help and fhield is he;
Then, Lord, let ftill our hearts rejoice,

Because we trust in thee.

5 The riches of thy mercy, Lord,

Do thou to us extend;
Since we, for all we want or wish,

On thee alone depend.

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HROUGH all the various scenes of life,

In trouble and in joy; The praises of my God shall still My heart and tongųe employ.

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