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4 All those who have his goodness proved

Will in his truth confide;
Whose mercy ne'er forsook the man

That on his help relied,
5 Sing praises therefore to the LORD,

From Sion, his abode;
Proclaim his deeds, till all the world
Confess no other God.

PSALM 9. C. M.

From the si. Psalm of David. I THE LORD a holy temple hath,

And righteous throne, above; Whence he surveys the sons of men,

And how their counsels move.
2 If God the righteous, whom he loves,

For trial does correct,
What must the sons of violence,

Whom he abhors, expect ?
3 Snares, fire, and brimstone, on their heads

Shall in one tempest shower; This dreadful mixture his revenge

Into their cup shall pour.
4 The righteous LORD will righteous deeds

With signal favor grace,
And to the upright man disclose
The brightness of his face.

PSALM 10. C. M.

From the xiii. Psalm of David.
1 HOW long wilt thou forget me, LORD?

Must I for ever mourn ?
How long wilt thou withdraw from me,

Oh! never to return ?
2 O hear, and to my longing eyes

Restore thy wonted light, Dawn on my spirit, lest I sleep

In death's most gloomy night.
3 Since I have always placed my trust

Beneath thy mercy's wing,
Thy saving health will come; and then

My heart with joy shall spring.
4 Then shall my song, with praise inspired,

To thee, my God, ascend, Who to thy servant in distress Such bounty didst extend.

PSALM 11. L. M.

From the xiv. Psalm of David 1 THE LORD look'd down from heaven's high tower,

And all the sons of men did view, To see if any own'd his power,

If any truth or justice knew;

2 But all, he saw, were gone aside,

All were degen’rate grown and base ;
None took religion for their guide,

Not one of all the sinful race.
3 How will they tremble then for fear,

When his just wrath shall them o'ertake:
For to the righteous God is near,

And never will their cause forsake. 4 O that from Sion he'd employ

His might, and burst th’ oppressive band ! Then shouts of universal joy

Should loudly echo through the land.

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From the xv. Psalm of David.

1 LORD, who's the happy man that may

To thy blest courts repair,
Not, stranger-like, to visit them,

But to inhabit there?
2 'T is he who walketh uprightly,

Whom righteousness directs;
Whose gen'rous tongue disdains to speak

The thing his heart rejects.
3 Who never did a slander forge,

His neighbor's fame to wound;
Nor hearken to a false report

By malice whisper'd round.
4 Who vice, in all its pomp and power,

Can treat with just neglect;
And piety, though clothed in rags,

Religiously respect.
5 Who to his plighted vows and trust

Has ever firmly stood ;
And, though he promise to his loss,

He makes his promise good. 6 Whose soul in usury disdains

His treasure to employ ;
Whom no rewards can ever bribe

The guiltless to destroy.
7 The man, who by this righteous course

Has happiness insured,
When earth's foundation shakes, shall stand,

By Providence secured.

PSALM 13. C. M.

From the xvi. Psalm of David. 1 MY grateful soul shall bless the LORD,

Whose precepts give me light; And private counsel still afford

In sorrow's dismal night.

2 I strive each action to approve

To his all-seeing eye;
No danger shall my hopes remove,

Because he still is nigh.
3 Therefore my heart all grief defies,

My glory does rejoice;
My flesh shall rest, in hope to rise,

Waked by his powerful voice.
4 Tnou, L32, whe: I resign my breath,

My soul from hell shalt free;
Nor let thy Holy One in death

The least corruption see.
5 Thou shalt the paths of life display,

Which to thy presence lead; Where pleasures dwell without allay,

And joys that never fade.

PSALM 14.

From the xviii. Psalm of David.

PART I. L. M.
1 NO change of time shall ever shock

My firm affection, LORD, to thee;
For thou hast always been my rock,

A fortress and defence to me.
2 Thou my deliverer art, my God;

My trust is in thy mighty power;
Thou art my shield from foes abroad,

At home my safeguard and my tower. 3 To thee I will address my prayer,

To whom all praise we justly owe;
So shall I, by thy watchful care,

Be guarded safe from every foe.

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1 Thou suit'st, O LORD, thy righteous ways

To various paths of human kind; They who for mercy merit praise,

With thee shall wondrous mercy find. 2 Thou to the just shalt justice show;

The pure thy purity shalt see: Such as perversely choose to go,

Shall meet with due returns from thee. 3 That he the humble soul will save,

And crush the haughty's boasted might, In me the Lord an instance gave,

Whose darkness he has turn'd'to light. 4 Who then deserves to be adored,

But God, on whom my hopes depend ? Or who, except the mighty LORD,

Can with resistless power defend ?

5 Let the eternal Lord be praised,

The rock on whose defence I rest! To highest heavens his name be raised,

Who me with his salvation bless'd! 6 My God, to celebrate thy fame,

My grateful voice to heaven I'll raise; And nations, strangers to thy name,

Shall learn to sing thy glorious praise.

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1 THE heavens declare thy glory, LORD,

Which that alone can fill;
The firmament and stars express

Their great Creator's skill.
2 The dawn of each returning day

Fresh beams of knowledge brings; And from the dark returns of night

Divine instruction springs.
3 Their powerful language to no realm

Or region is confined;
'T is nature's voice, and understood

Alike by all mankind.
4 Their doctrine does its sacred sense

Through earth's extent display;
Its bright contents the circling sun

Does round the world convey.
5 From east to west, from west to east,

His ceaseless course he goes;
And, through his progress, cheerful light

And vital warmth bestows.

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1 God's perfect law converts the soul,

Reclaims from false desires;
With sacred wisdom his sure word

The ignorant inspires.
2 The statutes of the LORD are just,

And bring sincere delight;
His pure commands in search of truth

Assist the feeblest sight.
3 His perfect worship here is fix'd,

On sure foundations laid;
His equal laws are in the scales

Of truth and justice weigh'd;
4 Of more esteem than golden mines,

Or gold refined with skill;
More sweet than honey, or the drops

That from the comb distil.

5 My trusty counsellors they are,

And friendly warnings give:
Divine rewards attend on those

Who by thy precepts live.
6 But what frail man observés how oft

He does from virtue fall ?
O cleanse me from my secret faults,

Thou God that know'st them all! 7 Let no presumptuous sin, O LORD,

Dominion have o'er me;
That, by thy grace preserved, I may

The great transgression flee.
8 So shall my prayer and praises be

With thy acceptance blest;
And I, secure on thy defence,
My strength and Saviour, rest.

PSALM 16. S. M.

From the xx. Psalm of David. 1 MAY Jacob's God defend

And hear us in distress;
Our succor from his temple send,

Our cause from Sion bless! 2 May he accept our vow,

Our sacrifice receive,
Our heart's devout request allow,

Our holy wishes give!
3 O LORD! thy saving grace

We joyfully declare;
Our banner in thy name we raise-

"The LORD fulfil our prayer !" 4 Now know we that the LORD

His chosen will defend ;
From heaven will strength divine afford,

And will their prayer attend. 5 Some earthly succor trust,

But we in God's right hand :
Lo! while they fall, so vain their boast,

We rise and upright stand. 6 Still save us, LORD! and still

Thy servants deign to bless;
Hear, ing of heave

in times of ill,
The prayers that we address.

PSALM 17.
From the xxii. Psalm of David.

PART 1. C. M. 1 MY God,

my God, why leav'st thou me, When I with anguish faint ? Oh! why so far from me removed,

And from my loud complaint ? 2

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