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59. · PSALM LXXX. .

L. M. 1 O

's Our prayers to thee vouchsafe to hear; Thou that dost on the cherubs ride,

Again in solemn state appear. 2 0 thou, whom heav'nly hosts obey,

How long shall thy fierce anger burn ? How long thy suff'ring people pray,

And to their pray’rs have no return ? 3 Do thou convert us, Lord, do thou

The lustre of thy face display;
And all the ills we suffer now,

Like scatter'd clouds shall pass away. 60. PSALM LXXXIV. C. M. 1 GOD of hosts, the mighty Lord,

How lovely is the place,
Where thou, enthron'd in glory, shew'st

The brightness of thy face!
2 My longing soul faints with desire

To view thy blest abode;
My panting heart and flesh

For thee, the living God. 3 Thrice happy they, whose choice has thee

Their sure protection made;
Who long to tread the sacred ways

That to thy dwelling lead!

cry out

4 Thus they proceed from strength to strength,

And still approach more near,
Till all on Sion's holy mount

Before their God appear.
61. PSALM LXXXV. C. M.

A Psalm of Thanksgiving,
1 GOD our Saviour, all our hearts

To thy obedience turn;
That, quench'd with our repenting tears,

Thy wrath no more may burn. 2 To all that fear his holy name

His sure salvation's near;
And in its former happy state,

Our nation shall appear.
3 For mercy now with truth is join'd,

And righteousness with peace,
Like kind companions absent long,

With friendly arms embrace. 4 Truth from the earth shall spring, whilst heav'n

Shall streams of justice pour;
And God, from whom all goodness flows,
Shall endless plenty show'r.

PSALM LXXXVI. C. M, 1 To

my complaint, O Lord my God,

Thy gracious ear incline;
Hear me, distress'd, and destitute

Of all relief but thine.

TO

2 To me, who daily thee invoke,

Thy mercy, Lord, extend;
Refresh thy servant's soul, whose hopes

On thee alone depend.
3 Thou, Lord, art good; nor only good,

But prompt to pardon too ;
Of plenteous mercy to all those

Who for thy mercy sue.
4 To my repeated humble pray'r,

O Lord, attentive be;
When troubled, I on thee will call,

For thou wilt answer me.

63. PSALM LXXXIX. L. M. THY mercies, Lord, shall be my song, TI

My song on them shall ever dwell; To ages yet unborn my tongue

Thy never failing truth shall tell. 2 I have affirm’d, and still maintain,

Thy mercy shall for ever last; Thy truth, that does the heav'ns sustain,

Like them shall stand for ever fast. 3 For such stupendous truth and love

Both heav'n and earth just praises owe, By choirs of angels sung above,

And by assembled saints below.

4 Thou dost the lawless sea controul,

And change the prospect of the deep; Thou mak’st

the sleeping billows roll ; Thou mak'st the rolling billows sleep.

64.

PSALM XC.

C. M.

A Funeral Psalm.

LITHOU turnest man, O Lord, to dust,

Of which he first was made;
And when thou speak'st the word, Return,'

”Tis instantly obey'd.
2 For in thy sight a thousand years

Are like a day that's past,
Or like a watch in dead of night, ?

Whose hours unminded waste.
3 Thou sweep'st us off as with a flood,

We vanish hence like dreams
At first we grow like grass that feels

The sun's reviving beams : 4 But howsoever fresh and fair

Its morning beauty shows; "Tis all cut down and wither'd quite

Before the ev'ning close.
5 So teach us, Lord, th' uncertain sum

Of our short days to mind,
That to true wisdom all our hearts

May ever be inclin'd.

65. PSALM XCI. (6. 8.) 1 HE

E that has God his guardian made,

Shall under the Almighty's shade
Secure and undisturb'd abide.
Thus to my soul of him I'll say,
He is my fortress and my stay,

My God, in whom I will confide, 2 His tender love and watchful care Shall free thee from the fowler's snare,

And from the noisome pestilence:
He over thee his wings shall spread,
And cover thy unguarded head;

His truth shall be thy strong defence. 3 Because, with well-placed confidence, Thou mak'st the Lord thy sure defence,

And on the Highest dost rely;
Therefore no ill shall thee befall,
Nor to thy healthful dwelling shall

Any infectious plague draw nigh. 66. PSALM XCII. C. M. 1 HOM

OW good and pleasant must it be

To thank the Lord most high;
And with repeated hymns of praise

His name to magnify!
2 With ev'ry morning's early dawn

His goodness to relate ;
And of his constant truth each night

The glad effects repeat !

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