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SELECTIONS

FROM THE

PSALMS OF D A VID

IN METRE;

WITH

HYMNS,

BUITED TO THE

feasts and fasts of the Churcy,

AND OTHBR

OCCASIONS OF PUBLIC WORSHIP.

NEW YORK:
STANFORD & DELISSER,
CHURCH PUBLISHING HOUSE, 508 BROADWAY.

1858.

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" BY the Bishops, the Clergy, and the Laity of the Protestant Episcopal Church in the United States of America, in Convention, this twenty-ninth day of October, in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and thirty-two ; this book of Psalms in Metre, selected from the Psalms of David, with Hymns, is set forth, and allowed to be sung in all congregations of the said Church, before and after Morning and Evening Prayer, and also before and after Sermons, at the discretion of the Minister.

And it shall be the duty of every Minister of any church, either by standing directions, or from time to time, to appoint the portions of Psalms which are to be sung.

And further, it shall be the duty of every Minister, with such assistance as he can obtain from persons skilled in music, to give order concerning the tunes to be sung at any time in his church; and especially, it shall be his duty to suppress all light and unseemly music, and all indecency and irreverence in the performance, by which vain and ungodly persons profane the service of the Sanctuary."

SELECTIONS FROM THE PSAIMS OF DAVID IN METRE

SELECTION 1. C. M.

From the i. Psalm of David.
HOW blest is he, who ne'er consents

By ill advice to walk,
Nor stands in sinners' ways, nor sits

Where men profanely talk;
2 But makes the perfect law of God

His business and delight;
Devoutly, reads therein by day,

And meditates by night.

3 Like some fair tree, which, fed by streams,

With timely fruit does bend,
He still shall flourish, and success

All his designs attend.

4 Ungodly men, and their attempts,

No lasting root shall find;
Untimely blasted, and dispersed

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;

To happiness they tend :
But sinners, and the paths they tread,

Shall both in ruin end.

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