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4 That God is great, we often have
L. M. By glad experience found :
From the cxxxvii. Psalın o David And seen huw he, with wondrous power,
1 WHEN we, our weary limbs to rest, Above all gods is crown'd.
Sat down by proud Euphrates' stream, 5 For he, with unresisted strength, We wept, with doleful thoughts oppress' Performs his sov'reign will,
And Sion was our mornful theme
2 Our harps, that, when with joy we sung
Were wont their tuueful parts to bear, 6 Their just returns of thanks to God With silent strings neglected hung Let grateful Israel pay;
On willow trees that wither'd there, Nor let anointed Aaron's race
3 O Salem, our once happy seat, To bless the LORD delay.
When I of thee forgetful prove, 7 Their sense of his unbounded love
Let then my trembling hand forget Let Levi's house express;
The speaking strings with art to move! And let all those who fear the LORD,
4 If I to mention thee forbear, His Name for ever bless.
Perpetual silence be my doom; 8 Let all with thanks his wondrous works
Or if my chiefest joy compare
With thee, Jerusalem, iny home!
C. M. PSALM 110.
From the cxxxviii. Psalm of David. From the cxxxvi. Psalm of David. 1 WITH my whole heart, my God and 1 TO GOD, the mighty LORD,
King, Your joyful thanks repeat;
Thy praise I will proclaim; To him due praise afford,
Before the mighty I will sing, As good as he is great:
And bless thy holy Name. For God does prove
2 I'll worship at thy sacred seat, Our constant friend;
And, with ihy love inspired,
The praises of thy truth repeat,
O'er all thy works admired. 2 To him, whose wondrous power 3 Thou graciously inclin’dst thine ear, All other gods obey,
When I to thee did cry; Whom earthly kings adore,
And, when my soul was press'd with fear Your grateful homage pay:
Didst inward strength supply. For God &c.
4 For God, although enthroned on high, 3 By his almighty hand
Does thence the poor respect; Amazing works are wrought;
The proud, far off, his scornful eye The heavens by his command
Beholds with just neglect. Were to perfection brought :
5 Though I with troubles am oppressid, For God &c.
He shall my foes disarm, 4 He spread the ocean round
Relievd my soul when most distress'd, About the spacious land ;
And keep me safe from harm. And bade the rising ground
6 The LORD, whose mércies ever last, Above the waters stand:
Shall fix my happy state; For God &c.
And mindful of his favors past, 6 By him the heavens display
Shall his own work complete.
From the cxxxix. Psalm of David. For God &c. 6 Me, in our depth of woes,
1 THOU, LORD, by strictest search hasi
known On us with favor thought; And from our cruel foes
My rising up and lying down; In peace and safety brought :
My secret thoughts are known to thee, For God &c.
Known long before conceived by me. 7 He does the food supply
2 Thine eye my bed and path surveys, On which all creatures live:
My public haunts and private ways Te God, who reigns on high,
Thou know'st what 't is my lips would vent, Eternal praises give:
My yet unutter'd words' intent. For God will prove
3 Surrounded by thy power I stand, Our constant friend;
On every side I find thy hand :
O skill for human reach too high!
Too dazzling bright for mortal eye!
4 From thy all-seeing Spirit, LORD, 12 Nor at thy strict tribunal bring
For in thy sight no living man
Can e'er be justified. 5 If up to heaven 1 take my flight,
3 To thee my hands in humble prayer 'T is there thou dwell'st enthroned in light; I fervently stretch out; If to the world unseen, my God,
My soul for thy refreshment thirsts, There also hast thou thine abode.
Like land oppress`d with drought 6 Ifl the morning's wings could gain, 4 Hear me with speed, my spirit fails; And dy beyond the western main;
Thy face no longer hide,
'That in the grave reside.
Whose trust on thee depends; One glance from thee, one piercing ray,
Teach me the way where I should go, Would kindle darkness into day.
My soul to thee ascends. 8 'The veil of night is no disguise, 6 Do thou, O Lord, from all my foes No screen from thy all-searching eyes ;
Preserve and set mr free; 'Through midnight shades thou find'si thy A safe retreat, a hiding-place, way,
My soul implores from thee. As in the blazing noon of day.
7 Thou art my God, thy righteous will 9 Thou know'st the texture of my heart, Iustrucl me to obey; My reins and every vital part:
Let thy good spirit lead and keep
80, for the sake of thy great Name,
For thy truth's sake, to me distress'd
L. M. 11 Far sooner could I reckon o'er
From the cxliv. Psalm of David.
revising what I've done, 1 LORD, what's in man, that thou should'st I find th' account but new begun.
Of him such tender care to take? (love 12 Search, try. O God, my thoughts and What in his offspring could thee move If mischief lurk in any part; [heart,
Such great account of himn to inake? Correct me where I go astray,
2 The life of man does quickly fade, And guide me in thy perfect way.
His thoughits but einpty are and vain,
His days are like a flying shade, PSALM 114. C. M. Of whose short stay no signs remain. From the cxli. Psalm of David.
3 To thee, almighty King of kings, 1 LORD, in thy sight, O let my prayer
In new-made hymns my voice I 'll raise; Like morning incense rise;
And instruments of many strings My lifted hands accepted be
Shall help me to adore and praise. As ev'ning sacrifice. 2 From hasty language curb my tongue,
PSALM 117. And let a constant guard
From the cxlv. Psalm of David. Still keep the portal of my lips
C. M. With wary silence barr'd.
1 THEE I will bless, my God and King, 3 From wicked men's designs and deeds Thy endless praise proclaim; My heart and hands restrain;
This tribute daily I will bring, N:r let me share their evil works,
And ever bless thy Name. Or their unrighteous gain.
2 Thou, LORD, beyond compare art great, 4 Let upright men reprove my faults,
And highly to be praised; And I shall think them kind;
Thy majesty, with houndless height, Like healing oil upon my head
Above our knowledge raised. I their reproof shall find.
3 Renown'd for mighty acts, thy fame
To future time extends ;
C. M. From age to age thy glorious Name
And wondrous works express, In thg accustom'd faith and truth
The world with me thy might shall own, A gracious answer send.
And thy great power confess.
5 The praise that to thy love belongs 13 They shall talk of all thy glory, They shall with joy proclaim;
On thy might and greatness dwell, Thy truth of all their grateful songs Speak of thy dread acts the story, Shall be the constant theme.
And hy deeds of wonder tell 6 The LORD is good; fresh acts of grace 4 Nor shall fail from mem'ry's treasur His pity still supplies;
Works by love and mercy wrought;
Works of mercy passing thought 7 Thy love through earth extends its fame, 5 Fuli of kindness and compassion, To all thy works expressidy
Slow to anger, vast in love, These show thy praise, whilst thy great God is good to all creation ; Name
All his works his goodness prove. Is by thy servants bless'd.
6 All thy works, O LORD, shall bless then 8 They, with a glorious prospect fired, Thee shall all thy saints adore ; Shall of thy kingdoin speak;
King supreme shall they confess thee, And thy great power, by all admired, Aud proclaim thy sov'reign power. Their lofty subject make.
17 They thy wight, all might excelling, 9 God's nighty works of ancient date Shall to all mankind make known, Shall thus to all he known;
And the brightness of thy dwelling,
8 Ever, God of endless praises, 10 His steadfast throne, from changes free, Shall thy royal might remain; Shall stand for ever fast;
Everinore thy brightness blazes, His boundless sway no end shall see, Ever lasts thy righteous reign. But time itself outlast.
9 Them that fall the LORD protectetn,
He sustains the bow'd and bent;
Every eye from thee expecteth, 1 THE LORD does them support that fall, Fix'd on thee, its nourishment. And makes the prostrate rise ;
10 Thou to all, great God of nature, For his kind aid all creatures call,
Giv'st in season due their food; Who timely food supplies.
Spread'st thy hand, and every creature 2 Whate'er their various wants require Satisfiest still with good. With open hand he gives;
11 God is just in all he doeth, And so fulfils the just desire
Kind is he in all his ways; Of every thing that lives.
He his ready presence showeth, 3 How holy is the LORD, how just,
When a faithful servant prays. How righteous all his ways!
12 Who sincerely seek and fear him, How nigh to him, who with firm trust He to them their wish will give; For his assistance prays!
When they call, the LORD will hear them, 4 He grants the full desires of those
He will hear them, and relieve
13 From JEHOVAH all who prize him When they his aid implore.
Shall his saving health enjoy ;
All the wicked, who despise him, 5 The LORD preserves all those with care He will in their sin destroy.
Whom grateful love employs;
14 Still JEHOVAH, thee confessing,
Shall my tongue thy praise proclaim; In justice he destroys.
And may all mankind with blessing 6 My time to come, in praises spent, Ever hail thy holy Name.
Shall still advance his fame;
C. M. For ever bless his Name.
From the cxlvi. Psalm of David.
10 PRAISE the LORD, and thou, my soul PSALM 118. III. 3. For ever bless his Name :
His wondrous love, while life shall last, From the cxlv. Psalm of David.
My constant praise shall claim. 1 GOD, iny King, thy might confessing, 2 On princes, on the sons of men, Ever will I bless thy Name;
Let none for aid rely ; Day by day thy throne addressing, They cannct help, they turn to dust, still will I thy praise proclaim.
And all their counsels die. 2 Honor great our God befitteth; 3 Then happy be, who Jacob's GOD Who his majesty can reach?
For his protector takes; Age to age his works transmitteth,
Who still, with well-placed hope, the LORD Age to age his power shall teach.
His constant refuge makes
4 The LORD, who made both heaven and 12 His holy city God will build, earth,
Though levelPd with the ground; And all that they contain,
Bring back his people, though dispersed Will never quit his steadfast truth,
Through all the nations round. Nor make his promise vain.
3 He kindly heals the broken hearts, 6 The poor, oppress'd, from all their wrongs And alt their wounds does close; Are eased by his decree;
He tells the number of the stars, He gives the hungry needful food,
Their several names he knows. And sets the prisoners free.
4 Great is the LORD, and great his power, 6 By him the blind receive their sight, His wisdom has no bound; The weak and fall'n he rears;
The meek he raises, and throws down With kind regard and tender love
The wicked to the ground. He for the righteous cares.
5 To God the LORD, a hymn of praise 7 The strangers he preserves from harm, With grateful vo ces sing; - The orphan kindly treats;
To songs of triumph tune the harp, Defends the widow, and the wiles
And strike each warbling string. Of wicked men defeats.
6 He covers heaven with clouds, and thence 8 The God that does in Sion dwell
Refreshing rain bestows, 13 our eternal King:
And on the mountains, through his care, From age lo age his reign endures;
The grass in plenty grows. Let all his praises sing.
7 His care the beasts that loosely range
With timely food supplies;
And stops their hungry cries.
His, tender love extends;
9 Let Sion and Jerusalem Or immortality endures.
To God their praise address; 2 Why should I place ir man my trust?
Whose strength secures their lasting gates, Ev'u princes die and turn to dust,
Who does their children bless.
PART II. L. M. power, And thoughts, all vanish in an hour, 1 JEHOVAH speaks: swift from the skies
Nor can they make their promise good. To earth the sov'reign mandate flies; 8 Happy the man whose hopes rely
The elements confess their LORD,
And earth, and seas, with ali their train; 2 The thick descending fakes of snow
O'er earth a fleecy mantle throw;
And glittering frost o'er all the plains And none shall find his promise vain.
Biuds nature fast in icy chains, 4 The LORD gives eye-sight to the blind, The LORD supports the sinking mind,
3 He speaks: the ice and snow obey, He sends the righteous strength and peace, Suflly
the vernal breezes blow,
And nature's fetters melt away ;
And murm'ring waters freely flow. And to the prisoner grants release. 4 But nobler works his grace record: 5 God shall the wicked overturn,
To Israel he reveals his word; On them his wrath shall ever burn,
To them, his chosen flock, alone, Sinners shall pe ish in their ways;
He makes his sacred precepts known. Sion! the God thy suns adore,
5 Such oligs no heathen nation shares, He, he is king for evermore;
His oracles are only theirs :
And bless their God in songs of praise.
From the cxlviii. Psalm of Davich
Exalt your Maker's fame; For pleasant, good, and comely 't is His praise your song employ To praise his holy Name.
Above the starry frame:
Your voices raise,
To sing his praise. 2 Thou moon, that rul'st the sight,
And sun, that guid'st the day,
His praise declare,
In liquid air.
And praise his holy Name,
And all shall last,
Stands ever fast.
Praise him ye dreadful whales, And fish that through the sea Glide swift with glitt'ring scales
Fire, hail, and show,
He bids them blow.
In grateful concert join'd;
By every heast,
His name be blest. 6 Let all of highest birth,
With those of humbler name,
In this design,
With children, join. 7 United zeal be shown
His wondrous fame to raise,
Earth's utmost ends
The sky transcends.
He sets them up on high; And favors Israel's race,
Who still 10 hips are nigh.
O therefore raise
The LORD to praise!
IV. 1 From the cxlix, Psalm of Davide 1 O PRAISE ye the LORD,
Prepare your glad voice His praise in the great
Assembly to sing: In their great Creator
Let Israel rejoice; And children of Sion
Be glad in their King. 2 Let them his great Name
Extol in their songs,
His praises express:
To hear their glad tongues,
The humble to bless. 3 With glory adorud,
llis people shall sing To God, who their heads
With safety doth shield;' Such honor and triumph
His favor shall bring: O therefore, for ever
All praise to hun yield'
L M. From the cl. Psalm of David. 1 O PRAISE the LORD in 'that bleat place
From whence his goodness largely us: Praise him in heavell, where he his tace,
Unveil'd, in perfeci glory shows. 2 Praise him for all the nighty acts
Which he in our behall has done; His kindness this return exacts,
With which our praise shuuld equal run s Let the shrill trumpet's waiNike voice
Make rocks and hills his praise rebound Praise him with harp's melodious nuise
Aud gentle psalt ry's silver suund. 4 Let them who joyful hyinus compose,
To cynibals set their songs of praise; To well-tuned cymhals, and to those
That loudly sound on solemn days. 5 het all, that vital breath enjoy,
The breath he does to them afford