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1 THAT man is bless'd who stands in 'awe

Of God, and loves his sacred law;
His seed on earth shall be renown'd,

And with successive honors crown'd.
2 The soul that 's fill'd with virtue's light

Shines brightest in affliction's night;
To pity the distress'd inclined,

As well as just to all mankind. 3 His lib'ral favors he extends,

To some he gives, to others lends;
Yet what his charity impairs

He saves by prudence in affairs.
4 Beset with threat'ning dangers round,

Unmoved shall he maintain his ground;
The sweet remembrance of the just
Shall flourish when he sleeps in dust.

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1 YE saints and servants of the LORD,
The triumphs of his Name record ;

His sacred Name for ever bless :
Where'er the circling sun displays
His rising beams or setting rays,

Due praise to his great Name address. 2 God through the world extends his sway; The regions of eternal day

But shadows of his glory are:
With him whose majesty excels,
Who made the heaven in which he dwells,

Let no created power compare.
3 Though 't is beneath his state to view
In highest heaven what angels do,

Yet he to earth vouchsafes his care;
He takes the needy from his cell,
Advancing him in courts to dwell,

Companion of the greatest there.

PSALM 93. C.M.

From the cxv. Psalm of David.
1 LORD, not to us, we claim no share,

But to thy sacred Name
Give glory, for thy mercy's sake,

And truth's eternal fame.
2 Why should the Heathen cry, " Where's now

The God whom ye adore şi
Convince them that in heaven thou art,

And uncontrollid thy power.
3 O Israel, make the LORD your trust,

Who is your help and shield;
Priests, Levites, trust in him alone,

Whó only help can yield.
4 Let all who truly fear the LORD

On him they fear rely;
Who them in danger can defend,

And all their wants supply.
5 Of us he oft has mindful been,

And Israel's house will bless;
Priests, Levites, proselytes, e'en all

Who his great Name confess.
6 On you, and on your heirs, he will

Increase of blessings bring:
Thrice happy you, who favorites are

Of this almighty King !
7 Heaven's highest orb of glory he

His empire's seat design'd;
And gave this lower globe of earth

A portion to mankind.
8 They who in death and silence sleep

To him no praise afford;
But we will bless for evermore

Our ever-living LORD.

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PSALM 94.

C. M.

From the cxvi. Psalm of David.

1 My soul with grateful thoughts of love

Entirely is possess'd,
Because the LORD Vouchsafed to hear

The voice of my request.
2 Since he has now his ear inclined,

I never will despair;
But still in all the straits of life

To him address my prayer.
3 With deadly sorrows compass'd round,

With pains of hell oppress'd,
When troubles seized my aching heart,

And anguish rack'd my breast,

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4 On God's almighty Name I call'd,

And thus to him I pray'd; “LORD, I beseech thee save my soul,

With sorrows quite dismay'd."
5 How just and merciful is God,

How gracious is the LORD!
Who saves the harmless, and to me

Does timely help afford.
6 Then, free from pensive cares, my soul,

Resume thy wonted rest;
For God has wondrously to thee

His bounteous love express’d.
7 When death alarm’d me, he removed

My dangers and my fears;
My feet from falling he secured,

And dried my eyes from tears.
8 Therefore my life's remaining years,

Which God to me shall lend,
Will I, in praises to his Name,

And in his service, spend.
9 In God I trusted, and of him

Did boast in greatest fear;
Though in my trouble I exclaim'd,

All men are insincere.
10 O what return to God shall I

For all his goodness make?
I'll praise his Name, and with glad zeal

The cup of blessing take.
11 I'll pay my vows among his saints,

Whose blood (howe'er despised
By wicked men) in God's account

Is always highly prized.
12 To thee I'll off'rings bring of praise,

And while I bless thy Name,
The just performance of my vows

To all thy saints proclaim.
13 They in Jerusalem shall meet,

And in thy house shall join
To bless thy Name with one consent,
And mix their songs with mine.

PSALM 95. C. M.

From the cxvii. Psalm of David,
1 WITH cheerful notes let all the earth

To heaven their voices raise;
Let all, inspired with godly mirth,

Sing solemn hymns of praise.
2 God's tender mercy knows no bound,

His truth shall ne'er decay;
Then let the willing nations round

Their grateful tribute pay

PSALM 96. C. M.

From the caviji. Psalm of David.
1 O PRAISE the LORD, for he is good,

His mercies ne'er decay ;
That his kind favors ever last,

Let thankful Israel say.
2 Their sense of his eternal love

Let Aaron's house express;
And that it never fails, let all

That fear the LORD confess. 3 Far better 't is to trust in God,

And have the LORD our friend,
Than on the greatest human power

For safety to depend. 4. The Lord has been my help; the praise

To him alone belongs;
He is my Saviour and my strength,

He only claims my songs.
5 Joy fills the dwelling of the just,

Whom God has saved from harm;
For wondrous things are brought to pass

By his almighty arm.
6 He, by his own resistless power,

Has endless honor won ;
The saving strength of his right hand

Amazing works has done. 7 God will not suffer me to fall,

But still prolongs my days;
That, by declaring all his works,

I may advance his praise.
8 When God had sorely me chastised,

'Till quite of hopes bereaved, His mercy from the gates of death

My fainting life reprieved.
9 Then open wide the temple gates

To which the just repair,
That I may enter in, and praise

My great deliv'rer there.
10 Within those gates of God's abode

To which the righteous press,
Since thou hast heard, and set me safe,

Thy holy Name I 'lí bless.
11 That which the builders once refused

Is now the corner-stone:
This is the wondrous work of God,

The work of God alone.
12 This day is God's; let all the land

Exalt their cheerful voice:
“ LORD, we beseech thee, save us now

And make us still rejoice.”

13 Him that approaches in God's name

Let all th' assembly bless ;-
“We that belong to God's own house

Have wish'd you good success."
14 God is the LORD, through whom we all

Both light and comfort find;
Fast to the altar's horns with cords

The chosen victim bind.
15 Thou art my LORD, O God, and still

I'll praise thy holy Name;
Because thou only art my God,

I'll celebrate thy fame.
16 O then with me give thanks to God,

Who still does gracious prove;
And let the tribute of our praise

Be endless as his love.

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1 HOW bless'd are they who always keep

The pure and perfect way;
Who never from the sacred paths

Of God's commandments stray!
2 How bless'd, who to his righteous laws

Have still obedient been;
And have, with fervent humble zeal,

His favor sought to win!
3 Such men their utmost caution use

To shun each wicked deed;
But in the path which he directs

With constant care proceed.
4 Thou strictly hast enjoin'd us, LORD,

To learn thy sacred will ; And all our diligence employ

Thy statutes to fulfil. 5 O then that thy most holy will

Might o'er my ways preside; And I the course of all my life

By thy direction guide!
6 Then with assurance should I walk,

From all confusion free;
Convinced, with joy, that all my ways

With thy commands agree.
7 My upright heart shall my glad mouth

With cheerful praises fill, When, by thy righteous judgments taught,

I shall have learn'd thy will.

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