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3 O hear, and to my longing eyes

Restore thy wonted light; And suddenly, or I shall sleep

In everlasting night. 4 Then shall my song, with praise inspired,

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

Such bounty didst extend.

10. PSALM XVI. C. M. 1MY

Y lot is fall'n in that blest land

Where God is truly known;
He fills my cup with lib'ral hand;

'Tis he supports my throne. 2 Therefore my soul shall bless the Lord,

Whose precepts give me light,
And private counsel still afford

In sorrow's dismal night. 3 Thou, Lord, when I resign my breath,

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

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

That to thy presence lead;
Where pleasures dwell without allay,

And joys that never fade.

11. PSALM XVI. (0.v.) C. M. 1 I SET the Lord still in my sight

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And trust him over all;
For he doth stand on my right hand,

Therefore I shall not fall.
2 Wherefore my heart and tongue also

Rejoice exceedingly;
My flesh likewise doth rest in hope

To rise again : for why?
3 Thou wilt not leave my soul in hell,

Because thou lovest me;
Nor yet will give thy Holy One

Corruption for to see:
4 But wilt me shew the way to life,

Where there is joy in store;
And where at thy right hand there are
Pleasures for evermore.

PSALM XVIII. L. M. 1 No change of times shall ever shock

My firm affection, Lord, to thee;
For thou hast always been my rock,

A fortress and defence to me. 2 Thou my deliv'rer art, my God,

My trust is in thy mighty power:
Thou art my shield from foes abroad,

At home my safeguard and my tower.

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3 To thee I will address my prayer,

To whom all praise we justly owe;
So shall I, by thy watchful care,

Be guarded from my treach'rous foe. 4 To heaven I made my mournful prayer,

To God address'd my humble moan; Who graciously inclin'd his ear,

And heard me from his lofty throne.

13. PSALM XVIII. L. M. 1 MTHOU suit'st, O Lord, thy righteous ways

To various paths of human kind;
They, who for mercy merit praise,

With thee shall wond'rous mercy find. 2 Thou to the just shalt justice shew,

The pure thy purity shall see;
Such as perversely choose to go,

Shall meet with due returns from thee. 3 On his firm succour I relied,

And did o'er num'rous foes prevail ; Nor fear'd, whilst he was on my side,

The best defended walls to scale.
4 For God's designs shall still succeed;

His word will bear the utmost test:
He's a strong shield to all that need,

And on his sure protection rest.

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14. PSALM XIX. C. M. 1 THE heavens declare thy glory, Lord,

Which that alone can fill;
The firmament and stars express

Their great Creator's skilī.
2 The dawn of each returning day

Fresh beams of knowledge brings;
And from the dark returns of night

Divine instruction springs.
3 God's perfect law converts the soul,

Reclaims from false desires;
With sacred wisdom his sure word

The ignorant inspires.
4 The statutes of the Lord are just,

And bring sincere delight;
His pure commands, in search of truth,

Assist the feeblest sight. 15. PSALM XX. C. M. 1 TO 1 thy salvation, Lord, for aid

We cheerfully repair,
With banners in thy name display'd,

« The Lord accept thy prayer.
2 Some trust in steeds for war design'd,

On chariots some rely;
Against them all we'll call to mind

The power of God most high.

3 Quick from their steeds and chariots thrown,

Behold them through the plain, Disordered, broke, and trampled down,

Whilst firm our troops remain.
4 Still save us, Lord, and still proceed,

Our rightful cause to bless;
Hear, King of Heaven, in times of need,

The prayers that we address.

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PSALM XXII.

C. M.

1MY Y God, my God, why leav'st thou me

When I with anguish faint ? O why so far from me remov'd,

And from my sad complaint ?
2 Thou always art the righteous judge

Of innocence oppress’d;
And therefore Israel's praises are

Of right to thee address’d. 3 Thou, guardian-like, didst shield from wrongs

My helpless infant days;
And since hast been my God and guide

Through life's bewilder'd ways.
4 Withdraw not, then, so far from me,

When trouble is so nigh;
O send me help! thy help, on which

I only can rely:

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