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4 For benefits each day bestow'd,

Be daily his great name ador’d;
Who is our Saviour and our God,

Of life and death the sov'reign Lord. 52. PSALM LXIX. L. M.

In time of Private Distress. 1 SAVE me, o God, from waves that roll

, And press to overwhelm my soul : With painful steps in mire I tread,

And deluges o'erflow my head. 2 With restless cries my spirits faint,

My voice is hoarse with long complaint ; My sight decays with tedious pain,

Whilst for my God I wait in vain. 3 But, Lord, to thee I will repair

For help, with humble timely pray'r; Relieve me from thy mercy's store,

Display thy truth's preserving pow'r, 4 Lord, hear the humble prayer I make,

For thy transcending goodness sake; Relieve thy supplicant once more

From thy abounding mercy's store. 53. PSALM LXXI. C. M.

For an Aged Person. 1 N thee I put my stedfast trust,

Defend me, Lord, from shame; Incline thine ear and save my soul,

For righteous is thy name.

2 Be thou my strong abiding place,

To which I may resort; 'Tis thy decree that keeps me safe ;

Thou art my rock and fort. 3 Thy constant care did safely guard

My tender infant days; Thou took'st me from my mother's womb

To sing thy constant praise.
4 Reject not then thy servant, Lord,

When I with age decay,
Forsake me not when, worn with years,

My vigour fades away.

54.

PSALM LXXII.

C. M.

In Seed time,

1 OF

F useful grain, through all the land,

Great plenty shall appear ;
A handful sown on mountain-tops

A mighty crop shall bear.
2 Its fruit, like cedars shook by winds,

A rattling noise shall yield;
The city too shall thrive, and vie

For plenty with the field.
3 The mem'ry of God's glorious name

Through endless years shall run; His spotless fame shall shine as bright

And lasting as the sun.

4 In him the nations of the world

Shall be completely bless'd, And his unbounded happiness

By ev'ry tongue confess’d.
5 Let earth be with his glory fill’d,

And ever bless his name;
Whilst to his praise the list' ning world

Their glad assent proclaim.

55. PSALM LXXIII. L. M. 1 HOM then in heav'n, but God alone,

Have I, whose favour I require ? Throughout the spacious earth there's none,

That I, O God, save thee, desire. 2 My trembling flesh and aching heart

May often fail to succour me,
But God shall inward strength impart,

And my eternal portion be.
3 For they that far from thee remove

Shall into sudden ruin fall ; If after other gods they rove,

Thy vengeance shall destroy them all. 4 But as for me, 'tis good and just

That I should still to God repair;
In him I always put my trust,

And will his wondrous works declare.

56. PSALM LXXVII. C. M

In time of Doubt and Despair.
1 CAS God for ever cast me off ?

Withdrawn his favour quite ?
Are both his mercy and his truth,

Retir'd to endless night ?
2 Can his long practis'd love forget

Its wonted aids to bring ?
Has he in wrath shut up and seal'd

His mercy's healing spring ?
3 I said, my weakness hints these fears:

But I'll my fears disband;
I'll yet remember the Most High,
And

years of his right hand.
4 I'll call to mind his works of old,

The wonders of his might;
On them my heart shall meditate,
My tongue shall them recite.

PSALM LXXVIII. C. M.
1
H
EAR, O my people! to my law

Devout attention lend !
Let the instruction of my mouth

Deep in your hearts descend; 2 That generations yet to come

Should to their unborn heirs Religiously transmit the same,

And they again to theirs.

3

3 To teach them that in God alone

Their hope securely stands;
That they should ne'er forget his works,

But keep his just commands. 4 Lest, like their fathers, they might prove

A stiff rebellious race,
False-hearted, fickle to their God,

Unsteadfast in his grace.

58. PSALM LXXIX. C. M. 1 TOW long wilt thou be angry,

Lord ?
HOW

Must we for ever mourn ?
Shall thy devouring jealous rage,

Like fire for ever burn.
2 O think not on our former sins,

But speedily prevent
The utter ruin of thy saints,

Almost with sorrow spent.
3 Thou God of our salvation, keep,

And free our souls from blame;
So
shall our pardon and defence

Exalt thy glorious name.
4 And we, thy people and thy flock,

Shall ever praise thy name; And with glad hearts our grateful thanks

From age to age proclaim.

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