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3 When heaven, thy beauteous work on high,
Employs my wond'ring sight;
With stars of feebler light;-
To keep him in thy mind ?
Or what his offspring, that thou prov'st
To them so wondrous kind ?
To thy celestial train;
O'er all thy works to reign.
The beasts that prey or graze;
The fish that cuts the seas.
How glorious is thy name!
1 TO celebrate thy praise, O LORD,
I will my heart prepare;
Thy wondrous works, declare.
Exalted pleasures bring;
Triumphant praise I sing.
His righteous throne prepared,
To punish or reward.
Will in his truth confide;
5 Sing praises therefore to the LORD,
From Sion, his abode;
Confess no other God.
PSALM 9. C. M.
From the xi. Psalm of David.
And righteous throne, above;
For trial does correct,
Whom he abhors, expect ?
Shall in one tempest shower;
With signal favor grace,
The brightness of his face,
PSALM 10. C. M.
From the xiii. Psalm of David.
Must I for ever mourn ?
Oh! never to return ?
Restore thy wonted light,
In death's most gloomy night.
Beneath thy mercy's wing,
My heart with joy shall spring.
To thee, my God, ascend,
Such bounty didst extend,
1 THE LORD look'd down from heaven's high
All were degen'rate grown and base;
Not one of all the sinful race.
When his just wrath shall them o'ertake
And never will their cause forsake.
His might, and burst th’ oppressive band !
Should loudly echo through the land.
PSALM 12. C. M.
From the xv. Psalm of David.
To thy blest courts repair,
But to inhabit there?
Whom righteousness directs;
The thing his heart rejects.
His neighbor's fame to wound;
By malice whisper'd round.
5 Who to his plighted vows and trust
Has ever firmly stood;
He makes his promise good. 6 Whose soul in usury disdains
His treasure to employ ;
The guiltless to destroy.
Has happiness insured,
PSALM 13. C. M.
From the xvi. Psalm of David.
Whose precepts give me light; /
In sorrow's dismal night.
To his all-seeing eye; | No danger shall my hopes remove,
Because he still is nigh.
My glory does rejoice;
Waked by his powerful voice.
The least corruption see.
LWhich to thy presence lead;
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My firm affection, LORD, to thee;
A fortress and defence to me.
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2 Thou my deliverer art, my God;
My trust is in thy mighty power;
At home my safeguard and my tower.
To whom all praise we justly owe; LL
PART II. L. M.
To various paths of human kind; L
With thee shall wondrous mercy find.
pure thy purity shall see: Such as perversely choose to go,
Shall meet with due returns from thee.
And crush the haughty's boasted might,
Whose darkness he has turn'd to light.
But God, on whom my hopes depend ?
Can with resistless power defend ?
The rock on whose defence I rest!
Who me with his salvation bless'd!
My grateful voice to heaven I 'll raise ;
Shall learn to sing thy glorious praise.
PSA L M 15.
PART I. C. M.
Which that alone can fill;
Their great Creator's skill..