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FROM THE PSALMS OF DAVID IN METRE
SELECTION 1. C. M.
From the i. Psalm of David.
HOW blest is he, who ne'er consents
Nor stands in sinners' ways, nor sits
2 But makes the perfect law of God
3 Like some fair tree, which, fed by streams With timely fruit does bend,
He still shall flourish, and success
4 Ungodly men, and their attempts,
Like chaff before the wind.
5 Their guilt shall strike the wicked dumb Before their Judge's face:
No formal hypocrite shall then
Among the saints have place.
6 For God approves the just man's ways;
But sinners, and the paths they tread,
SELECTION 2. C. M.
From the ii. Psalm of David.
THUS God declares his sovereign will:
Whose throne is fix'd on Sion's hill,
2 Attend, O earth, whilst I declare God's uncontroll'd decree:
"Thou art my Son, this day my heir Have I begotten thee.
3 Ask, and receive thy full demands; Thine shall the heathen be;
The utmost limits of the lands
4 Learn then, ye princes; and give ear,
5 Appease the Son with due respect,
6 If but in part his anger rise,
Then blest are they, whose hope relies
SELECTION 3. C. M.
From the iii. Psalm of David.
THOU, gracious God, art my defence;
2 Since whensoe'er, in my distress,
3 Guarded by him, I lay me down
4 Salvation to the Lord belongs;
His blessing he extends to all
SELECTION 4. C. M.
From the iv. Psalm of David.
CONSIDER that the righteous man
And when to him I make my prayer,
2 Then stand in awe of his commands,
3 The sacrifice of righteousness
And let your hope, securely fix'd,
4 While worldly minds impatient grow
5 So shall my heart o'erflow with joy,
Than theirs, who stores of corn and wine
6 Then down in peace I'll lay my head,
SELECTION 5. C. M.
From the v. I'salm of David.
REGARD my words, O gracious Lord
To thee alone, my King, my God,
2 Thou in the morn my voice shalt hear,
To thee devoutly I'll look up,
To thee devoutly pray.
3 Lord, I within thy house will come,
In thy abundant grace;
And I will worship in thy fear,
4 Let those, O Lord, who trust in thee,
5 To righteous men, the righteous Lord
And with his favour all his saints,
SELECTION 6. S. M.
IN mercy, not in wrath,
Rebuke me, gracious God!
2 Touch'd by thy quickening power,
The wounds thy Spirit hath unclosed,
3 In trouble and in gloom,
And wilt thou not, at length, O God,
In pitying love return?
4 O come, ere life expire,
Send down thy power to save,
5 Why should I doubt thy grace,
SELECTION 7. C. M.
From the viii. Psalm of David.
THOU, to whom all creatures bow
Through all the world how great art thou!
2 In heaven thy wondrous acts are sung, Nor fully reckon'd there;
And thou mak'st the infant tongue yet
Thy boundless praise declare
3 When heaven, thy beauteous work on high, Employs my wondering sight;
The moon, that nightly rules the sky,
4 O, what is man, that, Lord, thou lov'st
Or what his offspring, that thou prov'st
5 Him next in power thou didst create
6 They jointly own his powerful sway;
7 O Thou, to whom all creatures bow
Through all the world how great art thou How glorious is thy Name!
SELECTION 8. C. M.
From the ix. Psalm of David.
то O celebrate thy praise, O Lord,
2 The thought of them shall to my soul
Whilst to thy Name, O thou Most High, Triumphant praise I sing.
3 The Lord for ever lives, who has
His righteous throne prepared,
Impartial justice to dispense,