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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. 1 M Y lot is falln in that blest land

NI 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. (o. v.) C. M. 1 T SET the Lord still in my sight,

1 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, 12. PSALM XVIII. L. M. I N O change of times shall ever shock.

N 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.

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. 17THOU 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. *

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

I Which that alone can fill; The firmament and stars express

· Their great Creator's skill. 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 Tho thy salvation, Lord, for aid

1. 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; i. Against them all we'll call to mind

The power of God most high.

3 Quigehold th broke,

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. 16. PSALM XXII. C. M. 1 M Y God, my God, why leav'st thou me 11 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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