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THE

PSALMS OF DAVID.

PSALM I.
The Blessedness of the Righteous.

st. Ann's. c.fr. .

HOW blest is he who ne'er consents

By ill advice to walk;
Nor stands in sinners' ways, nor sits

Where scorners love to talk.
But makes the perfect law of God

His study and delight; Devoutly reads therein by day,

And meditates by night.
Like some fair tree, which, fed by streanis,

Its fruit in season bears,
His life shall prosper, and success

Attend his latest years.
For God approves the just man's ways;

To happiness they tend;
But all the paths that sinners tread

In sure destruction end.

IRISH. c. M.
WHY do the nations madly rage

Before Jehovah's throne;
And impious war their rulers wage

Against th' anointed One ?
For he who sits above the sky

Shall all their threats deride;
Shall speak in anger from on high,

And crush their haughty pride.
The Lord hath said, "I set my King

On Sion's holy hill :
To him shall earth her off'rings bring,

And do his sov’reign will.":
Attend, ye Powers ! confess your Lord,

And bow before his face :
How rash the men who scorn his word;
How blest who seek his grace! . is

PSALM III.
* Confidence in God.

BEDFORD. C.M. - .........ii WHEN hosts of enemies assail, H

I seek thy face, O Lord; : 1
And though they say, my help must fail, .?

I trust thy faithful word. 'n r u
For thou, my God, art ever nigh, ' ,--

And wilt protect me still; ' Thy gracious ear hath heard my cry,.....

From thine eternal hill. I laid me down and slept; thy handiji

Preserv'd me through the night; s i I woke again when thy command i t

Restor's the morning light: I will not fear ten thousand foes :: diso.it

They cannot injure mé : ,,,,,! ! Salvation still shall compass those, in und

Who put their trust in thee.' l ii

The good Man's Trust in God.

- SAVOY. L. M.
TO thee, my God, when troubles press,
My trembling soul for help shall fly :
Hope of thy saints in all distress,
In mercy hear my humble cry. :
Ye sons of men, from sin depart;
Before his presence stand in awe;
Commune in secret with your heart;
And learn, and keep his righteous law.
Let others covet earthly, store;
Lord, fill our hearts with light and peace :
Those heav'nly gifts delight us more .
Than all their harvests' large increase.
Secure from harm, since thou art near,
Father, I lay me down to rest :
What should thy happy children fear,
With thy protecting presence blest?

PSALM V.
Faith and Supplication.

DEVIZES. C.M.
LORD, in the morning thou shalt hear

My voice ascending high;
To thee will I address my prayer,

To thee lift up mine eye.
Oft to thy house will I resort,

To praise thy goodness there ;
I will frequent thy holy court,

And worship in thy fear.
O may thy Spirit guide my feet

In ways of truth and grace !
Make thou the path of duty straight,

And plain before my face.
To all that love and fear thy name

Thy blessing shall extend;
Thy favor, Lord, shall compass them, in

And, like a shield, defend.

Deprecation of God's Anger.

ANGELS' song. L. M.
HAVE mercy, Lord; thy suppliant save,
And heal the wounds thy justice gave;
Nor bid thy fearful judgments roll
In angry billows o'er my soul.
My trembling heart bemoans its sin,
And feels the bitter pangs within :
O God, my help, in pity save,
For who shall thank thee in the grave ?
How long the weary night appears !
My couch is water'd with my tears :
Revil'd by those who fear not thee,
My strength consumes with misery.
Yet shall my heavy heart rejoice,
For God regards my mournful voice :
My God shall bid the wicked cease,
Receive my prayer, and give me peace.

PSALM VII.
God's Protection implored.

WILMINGTON. P. M.
O THOU, the Holy and the Just,
My God, in whom I place my trust,

Deliver me from wo:
Preserve me with thy watchful care,
Nor leave my helpless soul to bear

The vengeance of the foe.
O let the cause of truth prevail ;
Let ev'ry evil project fail

That wicked men devise :
Thy wrath, O Lord, will fiercely burn
Against the souls that will not turn

From vanity and lies.
But thou, who searchest ev'ry heart,
Wilt never let thy love depart

From one who seeks thy face ;
Thou art my help, and I will raise
To thee the voice of constant praise,

For thine unbounded grace.

Condescension of the Almighty.

ST. ANN's. C. M.
O LORD, to whom all creatures bow

Within this earthly frame;
Throughout the world how great art thou,

How glorious is thy name! When heaven, thy beauteous work on high,

Employs my wond'ring sight; The moon, that nightly rules the sky, i

With stars of feebler light:
Lord, what is man, that thou shouldst love

To keep him in thy mind?
Or son of man, that thou shouldst prove

To him so wondrous kind ?
O thou, to whom all creatures bow

Within this carthly frame;
Through all the world how great art thou !
How glorious is thy name! . .

PSALM IX. :: 'Praise for God's Goodness.

CAMBRIDGE NEW. C. M.
TO celebrate thy praises, Lord,

I will my heart prepare ;
And to the list’ning world thy works --

Thy wondrous works, declare.
The thought of them shall to my soul

Exalted pleasure bring;
Whilst to thy name, O Lord Most High!

Triumphantly I sing.
All those who have thy goodness prov'd,

Will in thy truth confide;
Thy mercy ne'er forsook the man,

That on thy help relied.
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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