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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

Of him such tender care to take? THEE I will bless, my God and King,
What in his offspring could thee move

Such great account of him to make? This tribute daily I will bring,
4 The life of man does quickly fade, And ever bless thy name.

His thoughts but empty are and vain, 3 Thou, Lord, beyond compare art His days are like a flying shade,

Of whose short stay no signs remain. And highly to be praised;
5 In solemn state, o God, descend, Thy Majesty, with boundless height,

Whilst heaven its lofty head inclines; Above our knowledge raised.
The smoking hills asunder rend, 4 Renown'd for mighty acts, thy fame

Of thy approach the awful signs. To future time extends;
6 Discharge thy awful lightnings From age to age thy glorious name

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;
9 So I to thee, O King of kings, These show thy praise, whilst thy great
In new-made hymns nry voice shall

Is by thy servants blest.
And instruments of many strings 11 They, with a glorious prospect fired,

Shall help me thus to sing thy praise: Shall of thy kingdom.s speak;
10 "God does to kings his aid afford, And thy great power, hy all admired,'

* To them bis sure salvation sends; Their lofty subject make.
( 'Tis he that from the murdering sword 12 God's glorious works of ancient date

6 His servant David still defends.' Shall thus to all be known;
11 Fight thou against my foreign foes, And thus his kingdom's royal state
Who utter speeches false and vain; With public splendour showa.

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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.

With open hand he gives;

And so fulfils the just desire
Of every thing that lives.


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,
For ever bless his name:

And strike each warbling string.
His wondrous love, while life shall làst, 8 He covers heaven with clou.is, aud
My constant praise shall claim.

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.

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16 Large fakes of snow, like fleocy wool, 11, 12 Let all of royal birth,
Descend at his command;

With those of humbler frame,
And hoary frost, like ashes spread, And judges of the earth,
Is scatter'd o'er the land.

His matchless praise proclaim: 17 When, join'd to these, he does his hail

In this design,
In little morsels break,

Let youths with maids,
Who can against his piercing cold And hoary heads
Secure detences make?

With children join. 18 He sends his word, which inelts the 13 United zeal be shown,

Fris wondrous fame to raise,
He makes his wind to blow;

Whose glorious name alone
* And soon the streams, congeal'd before, Deserves our endless praise:
In plenteous currents flow.

Earth's utmost ends 19 By him his statutes and decrees His power obey ; To Jacob's sons were shown;

His gloricus sway
Aud still to Israel's chosen seed

The sky transcends.
His righteous laws are known. 14 His chosen saints to grace,
20 No other nation this can boast; He sets them up on high,
Nor did he e'er afford

And favours Israel's race,
To heathen lands his oracles,

Who still to him are nigh:
And knowledge of his word.

O therefore raise

Your grateful voice,

And still rejoice
E boundless realms of joy,

The Lord to praise.
His praise your song employ

Above the starry frame:
Your voices raise,


Ye Cherubim,
And Seraphim,

His praise in the great
To sing his praise.

Assembly to sing :
3, 4 Thou moon, that rul'st the night, In our great Creator
And sun, that guid'st the day,

Let Israel rejoice; Ye glittering stars of ligbt,

And children of Sion
To him your homage pay:

Be glad in their King.
His praise declare,

3, 4 Let them his great name
Ye heavens above,

Extol in the dance;
And clouds that move

With timbrel and harp
In liquid air.

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
They all from Lothing came :

The humble to bless.
And all shall last

5,6 With glory adornd,
From changes free;

His people shall sing
His firm decree

To God, who their beds
Stands ever fast.

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
And misty air,

For injuries past;
And winds that, where

To punish those lands
He bids them, blow.

For ruin design'd;
9, 10 By bills and mountains, all

With chains, as their captives,
In grateful concert join'd;

To tie their kings fast,
By cedars stately tall,

With fetters of iron,
And trees for fruit desiga'd;

Their nobles to bind.
By every beast,

9 Thus shall they make good, And creeping thing,

When them they destroy,
And fowl of wing,

The dreadful decree
His name be blast.

Which God does proclair

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Such honour and triumph

As Psalm XXV. His saints shall enjoy :

To God the Father, Son, O therefore for ever

And Spirit, glory be;
Exalt his great name.

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

bost, bound:

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,
Common Measure.

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.

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6 Till we attain those blissful realms The Song of the Angels. For the Nati

Where now our Saviour reigns;
vity of our bless d Lord and Saviour. To rival these celestial choirs
Luke, ii. vers. 5–15.

In their immortal strains !
UILE shepherds watch'd their

focks by night,

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,
6. All glory be to God on high, And pointed every thorn.
. And to i he earth be peace;

5 Let sin no more my soul enslave,
• Good-will, benceforth, from heaven Break, Lord, its tyrant chain;
to men,

O save me, whom thou cam'st to save,
Begir, and never cease.'

Nor bleed, nor die in vain!

The Song of Mer responsive to the Song

of the Angels.

On the R surrection.

INCE Christ our Passover is slain,
Shall med reanthen raise?
O may we lose these useless tongues, Let all, with thankful hearts, agree
When we forget to praise!

To keep the festival:
2 Then let us swell responsive notes, 2 Not with the leaven, as of old,
And join the heavenly throng;

Of sin and malice fed;
For angels, no such love have known But with unfeign'd «incerity,
As we, to wake their song.

And truth's unleaven'd bread.
3 Good-will to sinful dust is shown, 3 Christ being raised by power Divine,
And peace on earth is given;

And rescued from the grave,
For lo th' incarnate Saviour comes Shall die no more ; death shall on him

With news of joy from heaven! No mere dominion have.
4 Mercy and truth, with sweet accord, For that he lied, 'twas for our sins
His rising beams adorn;

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.
5 Glory to God in highest strains, Socrunt yourselves as dead to sin,
By highest worlds is paid;

Put graciously restored,
Be glory, then, by us proclaim'il, ind made, henceforth, alive to Goch,
And by our lives display'd;

Through Jesus Christ our Lord

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