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2 Then to his courts, ye saints of his,

With songs of praise repair; .. With me commémorate his truth,

And providential care.
3. His wrath has but a moment's reign,

His favour no decay;
Your night of grief is recompens'd

With joy's returning day. 4 'Tis done! thou hast my mournful scene . To songs and triumphs turn'd; Invested me with robes of joy,

Who late in sackcloth mourn'd.

25. PSALM XXXI. S. M.' 1 DEFEND me, Lord, from shame,

For still I trust in thee;
As just and righteous is thy name,

From danger set me free. 2 Bow down thy gracious ear,

And speedy succour send;
Do thou my stedfast rock appear,

To shelter and defend. 3 To thee, the God of truth,

My life, and all that's mine, (For thou preserv’dst me from my youth,)

I willingly resign.

4 All vain designs I hate,

Of those that trust in lies;
And still my soul, in ev'ry state,

To God for succour flies.
26. PSALM XXXI. S. M.

A Thanksgiving for a Woman after Childbirth. 1 L OW great thy mercies, Lord,

de To such as fear thy name,
Which thou, for those that trust thy care,

Dost to the world proclaim! 2 I said, in hasty flight,

I'm banish'd from thine eyes;
Yet still thou kept'st me in thy sight,

And heard'st my earnest cries. 3 O all ye saints, the Lord

With eager love pursue;
Who to the meek will help afford,

And give the proud their due. 4 Ye that on God rely,

Courageously proceed;
For he will still your hearts supply

With strength in time of need. 27. PSALM XXXII. L. M. I L E's blest whose sins have pardon gain'd,

I No more in judgement to appear;
Whose guilt remission has obtain'd,

And whose repentance is sincere.

2 While I conceal'd the fretting sore, . .

My bones consum'd without relief;
All day I wept my sorrows o'er,

But no complaint assuaged my grief. 3 Heavy on me thy hand remain'd, .

By day and night alike distress'd; 'Till quite of vital moisture drain'd,

Like land with summer's droughtoppress’d. 4 No sooner I my wound disclos'd, ...

(The guilt that tortur'd me within,) But thy forgiveness interpos'd,

And mercy's healing balm pour'd in. 28. PSALM XXXIII. L. M. 1 T ET all the just to God with joy

L Their cheerful voices raise,
Full well the righteous it becomes

To sing glad songs of praise. 2 For faithful is the word of God,

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

Is with his goodness crowned. 3 'Tis God, who those that trust in him . "

Beholds with gracious eyes; ,
He frees their soul from death, their want

In time of dearth supplies.

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4 The riches of thy mercy, Lord,

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

On thee alone depend.
29. PSALM XXXIV. C. M.
1 THROUGH all the changing scenes of life,

1 In trouble and in joy,
The praises of my God shall still

My heart and tongue employ,
2 Of his deliv'rance I will boast,

"Till all that are distrest
From my example comfort take,

And charm their griefs to rest.
3 O magnify the Lord with me,

With me exalt his name;
When in distress to him I call’d,

He to my rescue came.
4 O make but trial of his love,

Experience will decide,
How bless'd they are, and only they,

:: Who in his truth confide.
5 Fear him, ye saints, and you will then

Have nothing else to fear;
Make you his service your delight,

Your wants shall be his care.

30. . PSALM XXXIV. C. M. 1 W HILE hungry lions lack their prey,

The Lord will food provide
For such as put their trust in him,

And see their needs supplied.
2 The Lord from heaven beholds the just
... With favourable eyes;
And, when distress'd, his gracious ear :

Is open to their cries:
3 Deliv'rance to his saints he gives,

When his relief they crave;
He's nigh to heal the broken heart,

And contrite spirit save.
4 The wicked oft, but still in vain,

Against the just conspire;
For under their affliction's weight

He keeps their bones entire.
5 For God preserves the souls of those

Who on his truth depend,
To them and their posterity .

His blessings shall descend.
31. PSALM XXXVI. L. M.

Before the Sacrament.
1N LORD, thy mercy, my sure hope,

Above the heavinly orb ascends;
Thy sacred truth's unmeasur'd scope

Beyond the spreading sky extends

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