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10 Thou art my God, thy righteous Who, though in solemn leagues they will
close, Instruct me to obey ;
Their sworn engagements ne'er mainLet thy good spirit lead and keep
tain. My soul in thy right way.
12 Then our young sons like trees shall 11 O! for the sake of thy great name, grow, Revive my drooping heart;
Well planted in some fruitful place; For thy truth's sake, to me distress'd, Our daughters shall like pillars show, Thy promised aid impart.
Design'd some royal court to grace. 12 In pity to my sufferings, Lord, 13 Our garners fill'd with various store, Reduce my foes to shame;
Shall us and ours with plenty feed; Slay them that persecute a soul
Our sheep, increasing more and more, Devoted to thy name.
Shall thousands and ten thousands PSALM CXLIV.
breed. VOR ever bless'd be God the Lord, 14 Strong shall our labouring oxen
grow, At once both strength and skill afford, Nor in their constant labour faint;
To wield my arms with warlike art. Whilst we no war nor slavery know, 2 His goodness is my fort and tower, And in our streets hear no complaint.
My strong deliverance, and my shield; 15 Thrice happy is that people's case, In him I trust, whose matchless power Whose various blessings thus abound;
Makes to my sway fierce nations yield. Who God's true worship știll embrace, 3 Lord, what's in man, that thou And are with his protection crown'd. shouldst love
His thoughts but empty are and vain, 3 Thou, Lord, beyond compare art His days are like a flying shade,
Whilst heaven its lofty head inclines; Above our knowledge raised.
Of thy approach the awful signs. To future time extends;
Successively descends. And make thy scatter'd foes retreat; 5, 6 Whilst I thy glory and renown, 'Then with thy pointed arrows wound, And wondrous works express,
And their destruction soon complete. The world with me thy might shall own, 7, 8 Do thou, O Lord, from heaven en- And thy great power confess. gage
7 The praise that to thy love belongs, Thy boundless power my foes to quell, They shall with joy proclaim; And snatch me from the stormy rage Thy truth of all their grateful songs Of threatening waves, that proudly Shall be the constant theme. swell.
8 The Lord is good; fresh acts of grace Fight thou against my foreign foes, His pity still supplier ;
Who utter speeches false and vain; His anger moves with slowest pace, Who, though in solemn leagues they His willing mercy flies. close,
9, 10 Thy love through earth extends Their sworn engagements ne'er main- its fame, tain.
To all thy works exprest;
Is by thy servants blest.
Shall help me thus to sing thy praise: Shall of thy kingdom.s speak;
* To them bis sure salvation sends; Their lofty subject make.
6 His servant David still defends.' Shall thus to all be known;
13 His steadfast throne, from changes; 8 By him the blind receive their sight free,
The weak and fall'n he rears; Shall stand for ever fast;
With kind regard and tender love His boundless sway no end shall see, He for the righteous cares. But time itself outlast.
9 The strangers be preserves from har PART II.
The orphan kindly treats; 14, 15 The Lord does them support that Defends the widow, and the wiles fall.
Of wicked men defeats. And makes the prostrate rise ;
10 The God that does in Sion dwell For his kind aid all creatures call, Is our eternal King: Who timely food supplies.
From age to age his reign endures: 16 Whate'er their various wants re- Let all his praises sing.
Praise the Lord with hymps of jos, 17, 18 How holy is the Lord, how just, And celebrate his fame; How righteous all his ways !
For pleasant, good, and comely 'tis How nigh to bim, who with firm trust To praise his holy name. For his assistance prays !
2 Ilis holy city God will build, 19 He grants the full desires of those Though levellid with the ground; Who him with fear adore ;
Bring back his people, tbongh disperses And will their troubles soon compose,
Through all the nations round. When they his aid inplore.
3, 4 He kindly heals the broken hearts, 20 The Lord preserves all those with And all their wounds does close; care,
He teils the number of the stars, Whom grateful love employs;
The several names he knows. But sinners, who his vengeance dare, 5,6 Great is the Lord, and great his With furious rage destroys.
power, 21 My time to come, in praises spent, His wisdom has no bound, Shall still advance his fame;
The meek he raises, and throws down And all mankind, with one consent, The wicked to the ground. For ever bless his name.
7 To God, the Lord, a hymn of prais. PSALM CXLVI.
With grateful voices sing;
Praise the Lord, and thou, my scul, To songs of triumph tune the harp,
And strike each warbling string.
thence 3 On kings, the greatest sons of men, Refreshing rain bestows; Let none for aid rely;
Through him, on mountain tops, the They cannot save in dangerous times,
grass Nor timely help apply.
With wondrous plenty grows. 4 Deprived of breath, to dust they 9 Ile savage beasts, that loosely range, turn,
With timely food supplies; And there neglected lie;
He feeds the raven's tender brood, And all their thoughts and vain de- And stops their hungry cries. signs
10 He values not the warlike steed, Together with them die.
But does his strength f'iselain; 5 Then happy he, who Jacob's God The nimble foot, that swiftly runs, For his protector takes;
No prize from him cap gain. Who still, with well-placed hope, the 11 But he to him that fears his name Lord
His tender love extends; His constant refuge makes.
To him that on his boundless grace 6 The Lord, who made both heaven With steadfast hope depends. and earth,
12, 13 Let Sion and Jerusalem And all that they contain,
To God their praise address; Will never quit his steadfast truth, Who fenced their gates with massy bars Nor make his promise vain.
And does their children bless. 7 The poor, opprest, from all their 14, 15 Through all their borders be gives wrongs
peace, Are cased by his decree;
With finest wheat they're fed ; He gives the hungry needful food, He speaks the word, and what he wille And set the prisoners free.
Is done as soon as said.
16 Large fakes of snow, like fleocy wool, 11, 12 Let all of royal birth,
With those of humbler frame,
His matchless praise proclaim: 17 When, join'd to these, he does his hail
In this design,
Let youths with maids,
With children join. 18 He sends his word, which inelts the 13 United zeal be shown,
Fris wondrous fame to raise,
Whose glorious name alone
Earth's utmost ends 19 By him his statutes and decrees His power obey ; To Jacob's sons were shown;
His gloricus sway
The sky transcends.
And favours Israel's race,
Who still to him are nigh:
O therefore raise
Your grateful voice,
And still rejoice
The Lord to praise.
His praise in the great
Assembly to sing :
Let Israel rejoice; Ye glittering stars of ligbt,
And children of Sion
Be glad in their King.
3, 4 Let them his great name
Extol in the dance;
With timbrel and harp
His praises express; 5, 6 Let them adore the Lord,
Who always takes pleasure And praise his holy name,
His saints to advance, By whose Almighty word
And with his salvation
The humble to bless.
5,6 With glory adornd,
His people shall sing
To God, who their beds
With safety does shield; 7,8 Let earth ber tribute pay,
Their mouths fill'd with praises Praise him ye dreadful whales,
Of him their great Kingi And fish that through the sea
hilst a two-edged sword Glide swift with glittering scales;
Their right hand shall wield; Fire, hail, and snow,
7,8 Just vengeance to take
For injuries past;
To punish those lands
For ruin design'd;
With chains, as their captives,
To tie their kings fast,
With fetters of iron,
Their nobles to bind.
9 Thus shall they make good, And creeping thing,
When them they destroy,
The dreadful decree
Which God does proclair
Such honour and triumph
As Psalm XXV. His saints shall enjoy :
To God the Father, Son, O therefore for ever
And Spirit, glory be;
As 'twas, and is, and shall be so
To all eternity
As Psalm C. From whence his goodness largely flows;
To Father, Son, and Holy Ghost, Praise him in heaven, where he his face, The God whom earth and heaven adore
Unveil'd, in perfect glory shows. Be glory, as it was of old, 2 Praise him for all the mighty acts Is now, and shall be evermore.
Which he in our behalf has done; His kindness this return exacts,
As Psalm XXXVII. With which our praise should equal to Father, Son, and Holy Ghost, 3 Let the shrill trumpet's warlike voice
The God 'whom heaven's triumphant Make rocks and hills his praise re
And suffering saints on earth adore, Praise him with harp's melodious noise, Be glory, as in ages past, And gentle psaltry's silver sound.
As now it is, and so shall last
When time itself shall be no more. 4 Let virgin troops soft timbrels bring, And some with graceful motion dance;
A: Psalm CXLVIII. Let instruments of various string,
With organs join'd, his praise advance. To God the Father, Son, 5 Let them who joyful hymns compose, And Spirit ever bless'd,
To cyiabals set their songs of praise; Eternal Three in One, Cymbals of common use, and those
All worship be address'd; That loudly sound on solemn days.
As heretofore 6 Let all that vital breath enjoy,
It was, is now, The breath he does to them afford,
And shall be so In just returns of praise employ:
For evermore. Let every creature praise the Lord.
As Psalm CXLIX
By angels in heaven
Of every degree,
And saints upon earth,
All praise be address'd
To God in three persons, TO Father Son, and Holy Ghốst,
One God ever bless'di Be glory, as it was, is now,
As it has been, now is, And shall be evermore.
And always shall be.
6 Till we attain those blissful realms The Song of the Angels. For the Nati
Where now our Saviour reigns;
In their immortal strains !
FOR GOOD-FRIDAY. Ali seated on the ground, The angel of the Lord carne down, On the Suff rings of our blessed Lord
and Saviour. And glory shone around. 2 • ear not, said he, for mighty dread VROM whence these direful omens llad seized their troubled mind;
round, • Glad tidings of great joy I bring
Which heaven and earth amaze? • To you, and all mankind.
Wherefore do earthquakes cleave the 3. To you, in David's town, this day
ground? • Is born, of David's line,
Why hitles the sun his rays? • The Saviour, who is Christ the Lord; 2 Well may the earth astonish'd shake, • And this shall be the sign:
And nature sympathize! 4. The Heavenly Babe you there shall The suu as darkest night be black ! find,
Their vaker, Jesus, dies! « To hunian view display'd,
3 Behold fast strearning from the tree • All meanly wrapp'd in swathing bands, his all-atoning blood! " And in a manger laid.'
Is this the Infinite? 'tis he, 6 Thus spake the Seraph, and forthwith My Saviour and my God! Appearri a shining throng
4 For me these pangs his soul assail. Of Angels, praising God, who thus For me this death is borne,
Address d their joyful song: My sins gave sharpness to the nail,
5 Let sin no more my soul enslave,
O save me, whom thou cam'st to save,
Nor bleed, nor die in vain!
On the R surrection.
INCE Christ our Passover is slain,
To keep the festival:
Of sin and malice fed;
And truth's unleaven'd bread.
And rescued from the grave,
With news of joy from heaven! No mere dominion have.
He once vouchsafer to die: Let heaven and earth in concert sing, ut that he lives, he lives to God • The promised Child is born!"
For all eternity.
Put graciously restored,
Through Jesus Christ our Lord