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3 The sacrifice of righteousness

Present to God on high;
And let your hope, securely fix'd,

On him alone rely.
4 While worldly minds impatient grow

More prosperous times to see, Still let the glories of thy face

Shine brightly, Lord, on me.
5 So shall my heart o’erflow with joy,

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

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

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

Of thy defence possessid.

SELECTION 5. C. M.

From the v. Psalm of David.
REGARD my words, o gracious Lord,
To thee alone, my King, my God,

Will I for help repair.
Thou in the morn my voice shalt hear,

And, with the dawning day,
To thee devoutly I'll look up,

To thee devoutly pray.
3 Lord, I within thy house will come,

In thy abundant grace ;
And I will worship in thy fear,

Tow’rd thy most holy place.
4 Let those, O Lord, who trust in thee,

With shouts their joy proclaim; Let them rejoice whom thou preserv'st,

And all that love thy Name.
5 To righteous men, the righteous Lord

His blessing will extend;
And with his favour all his saints,

As with a shield, defend.

SELECTION 6. S. M.

From the vi. Psalm of David. mercy, not in wrath, Lest, if thy whole displeasure rise

I sink beneath thy rod.

2 Touch'd by thy quickening power,

My load of guilt I feel ;
The wounds thy Spirit hath unclosed,

O let that Spirit heal. 3 In trouble and in gloom,

Must I for ever mourn?
And wilt thou not, at length, O God,

In pitying love return? 4 O come, ere life expire,

Send down thy power to save;
For who shall sing thy Name in death,

Or praise thee in the grave ? 5 Why should I doubt thy grace,

Or yield to dread despair ?
Thou wilt fulfil thy promised word,
And grant me all my prayer.

SELECTION 7. C. M.

From the viii. Psalm of David.
O TWOU, to whom all creatures bow

Through all the world how great art thou !

How glorious is thy Name!
2 In heaven thy wondrous acts are sung,

Nor fully reckon'd there;
And yet thou mak'st the infant tongue

Thy boundless praise declare. 3 When heaven, thy beauteous work on high,

Employs my wondering sight;
The moon, that nightly rules the sky,

With stars of feebler light;
4 0, what is man, that, Lord, thou lov'st

To keep him in thy mind'?
Or what his offspring, that thou prov'st

To them so wondrous kind ?
5 Him next in power thou didst create

To thy celestial train; Ordain'd with dignity and state

O'er all thy works to reign.
6 They jointly own his powerful sway;

The beasts that prey or graze ;
The bird that wings its airy way;

The fish that cuts the seas.
70 Thou, to whom all creatures bow

Within this earthly frame,
Through all the world how great art thou !
How glorious is thy Name !

SELECTION 8. C. M.

From the ix. Psalm of David

To celih my heart prepare ;

celebrate thy praise, O Lord,
To all the listening world thy works,

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

Exalted pleasure bring; Whilst to thy Name, O thou Most High,

Triumphant praise I sing. 3 The Lord for ever lives, who has

His righteous throne prepared, Impartial justice to dispense,

To punish or reward. 4 All those who have his goodness proved

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

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

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

Confess no other God.

SELECTION 9. C. M.

From the xi. Psalm of David.

THE

Lord a holy temple hath,
And righteous throne, above;
Whence he surveys the sons of men

And how their counsels move.
2 If God the righteous, whom he loves,

For trial does correct,
What must the sons of violence,

Whom he abhors, expect ! 3 Snares, fire, and brimstone, on their heads

Shall in one tempest shower;
This dreadful rnixture his revenge

Into their cup shall pour.
The righteous Lord will righteous deeds

With signal favour grace,
And to the upright man disclose

The brightness of his face.

SELECTION 10. C. M.

From the xiii. Psalm of David. How long wilt thou forget me, Lord? How long wilt thou withdraw from me,

Oh! never to return ?
2 O hear, and to my longing eyes

Restore thy wonted light;
Dawn on my spirit, lest I sleep

In death's most gloomy night.
3 Since I have always placed my trust

Beneath thy mercy's wing,
Thy saving health will come; and then

My heart with joy shall spring.
4 Then shall my song, with praise inspired,

To thee, my God, ascend;
Who to thy servant in distress

Such bounty didst extend.

SELECTION 11. L. M.

From the xiv. Psalm of David. THE Lord look'd down from heaven's high tower, To seo if any own'd his power,

If any truth or justice knew; 2 But all, he saw, were gone aside,,

All were degenerate grown, and base; None took religion for their guide,

Not one of all the sinful race. 3 How will they tremble then for fear,

When his just wrath shall them o'ertake! For to the righteous God is near,

And never will their cause forsake. 4 Oh, that from Sion he'd employ

His might, and burst th' oppressive band ! Then shouts of universal joy.

Should loudly echo through the land

SELECTION 12. C. M.

From the xv. Psalm of David. LORD, who's the happy man that may Not, stranger-like, to visit them,

But to inhabit there?

2 'Tis he who walketh uprightly,

Whom righteousness directs;
Whose generous tongue disdains to speak

The thing his heart rejects.
3 Who never did a. slander forge,

His neighbour's fame to wound; Nor 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 clothed in rags,

Religiously respect.
5 Who to his plighted vows and trust

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

Hé makes his promise good. 6 Whose soul in usury disdains

His treasure to employ;
Whom no rewards can ever bribe

The guiltless to destroy.
7 The man, who by this righteous course

Has happiness insured, When earth's foundation shakes, shall stand,

By Providence secured.

SELECTION 13. C. M.

From the xvi. Psalm of David. MY

grateful soul shall bless the Lord, And private counsel still afford

In sorrow's dismal night,
2 I strive each action to approve

To his all-seeing eye;
No danger shall my hopes remove,

Because he still is nigh.
3 Therefore my heart all grief defies,

My glory does rejoice;
My Hesh shall rest, in hope to rise,

Waked by his powerful voice
4 Thou, Lord, when I resign my breath

My soul from hell shalt free; Nor let thy Holy One in death

The least corruption see. 5 Thou shalt the paths of life display,

Which to thy presence lead; Where pleasures dwell without ailay,

And joys that never fade.

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