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11.

He fathoms all the thoughts of men ;
To Him their hearts lie bare;
His eye surveys them all, and sees
How vain their counsels are.
12.

Bless'd is the man, whom He betimes
In kindness doth chastise,
And by His sacred rules to walk
Doth lovingly advise.

13.

This man shall rest and safety find
In seasons of distress;
Whilst God prepares a pit for those
That stubbornly transgress.

PSALM XCV.

Ver. 1, 2, 6, and Gloria Patri. `

1.

O COME, loud anthems let us sing,
Loud thanks to our Almighty King;
For we our voices high should raise,
When our salvation's rock we praise.

2.

Into His presence let us haste,

To thank Him for His favours past; To Him address, in joyful songs,

The praise which to His name belongs.

6.

O let us to His courts repair,
To bow with adoration there;
And on our knees devoutly all
Before the Lord our Maker fall.

To Father, Son, and Holy Ghost,
The God whom heav'n and earth adore,
Be glory, as it was of old,

Is now, and shall be evermore.

PSALM XCVIII.-Ver. 1, 2, 3, 4.

1.

SING to the Lord a new-made song,
Who wondrous things has done;
With His right hand and holy arm
The conquest He has won.

2.

The Lord has through th' astonish'd world
Display'd His saving might,
And made His righteous acts appear
In all the heathen's sight.

3.

Of Israel's house His love and truth
Have ever mindful been;

Wide earth's remotest parts the power
Of Israel's God have seen.

4.

Let therefore earth's inhabitants

Their cheerful voices raise,

And all with universal joy

Sound forth their Maker's praise.

PSALM C.-Ver. 1 and 2, 3, 4, 5.
1, 2.

WITH One consent let all the earth
To God their cheerful voices raise ;
Glad homage pay with awful mirth,
And sing before Him songs of praise:

3.

Convinc'd that He is God alone,

From whom both we and all proceed; We, whom He chooses for His own, The flock that He vouchsafes to feed.

4.

O! enter then His temple gate,

Thence to His courts devoutly press, And still your grateful hymns repeat, And still His name with praises bless.

5.

For He's the Lord, supremely good;
His mercy is for ever sure;

His truth, which always firmly stood,
To endless ages shall endure.

PSALM CII.-Ver. 25, 26, 27, 28.

25.

EARTH'S strong foundations, mighty Lord!
Of old by Thee were laid;

Thy hands the beauteous arch of heaven
With wondrous skill have made.

26.

Whilst Thou for ever shalt endure,
They soon shall pass away;
And, like a garment often worn,
Shall tarnish and decay.

27.

Like that, when Thou ordain'st their change,
To Thy command they bend :
But Thou continuest still the same,

Nor have Thy years an end.

28.

Thou to the children of Thy saints
Shalt lasting quiet give;
Their happy race, securely fix'd,
Shall in Thy presence live.

PSALM CIII.

Ver. 1 and 2, 3 and 4, 8, 9 and 10.
1, 2.

My soul, inspired with sacred love,
God's holy name for ever bless;
Of all His favours mindful prove,

And still Thy grateful thanks express,
3, 4.

"Tis He that all thy sins forgives,

And after sickness makes thee sound; From danger He thy life retrieves,

By Him with

grace and mercy

8.

crown'd.

The Lord abounds with tender love,

And unexampled acts of grace:
His waken'd wrath doth slowly move,
His willing mercy flies apace.

9, 10.

God will not always harshly chide,
But with His anger quickly part;
And loves His punishments to guide
More by His love than our desert.

PSALM CIV.-Ver. 24, 31, 33 and 34.

24.

How various, Lord, Thy works are found;
For which Thy wisdom we adore!
The earth is with Thy treasure crown'd,
Till Nature's hand can grasp no more.

31.

Thus through successive ages stands
Firm fix'd Thy providential care;
Pleas'd with the work of Thine own hands,
Thou dost the waste of time repair.

33, 34.

In praising God, while He prolongs
My life, I will that life employ ;
And join devotion to my songs,
Sincere as is in Him my joy.

PSALM CV.-Ver. 1, 2, 3, 4.

1.

O RENDER thanks, and bless the Lord;
Invoke His sacred name;

Acquaint the nations with His deeds,
His matchless deeds proclaim.

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