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4 All those who have his goodness proved
Will in his truth confide;
That on his help relied,
From Sion, his abode;
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.
For trial does correct,
Whom he abhors, expect ?
Shall in one tempest shower; This dreadful mixture his revenge
Into their cup shall pour.
With signal favor grace,
PSALM 10. C. M.
From the xiii. Psalm of David.
Must I for ever mourn ?
Oh! never to return ?
Restore thy wonted light, Dawn on my spirit, lest I sleep
In death's most gloomy night.
Beneath thy mercy's wing,
My heart with joy shall spring.
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 ;
Not one of all the sinful race.
When his just wrath shall them o'ertake:
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.
From the xv. Psalm of David.
1 LORD, who's the happy man that may
To thy blest courts repair,
But to inhabit there?
Whom righteousness directs;
The thing his heart rejects.
His neighbor's fame to wound;
By malice whisper'd round.
Can treat with just neglect;
Has ever firmly stood ;
He makes his promise good. 6 Whose soul in usury disdains
His treasure to employ ;
The guiltless to destroy.
Has happiness insured,
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;
Because he still is nigh.
My glory does rejoice;
Waked by his powerful voice.
My soul from hell shalt free;
The least corruption see.
Which to thy presence lead; Where pleasures dwell without allay,
And joys that never fade.
From the xviii. Psalm of David.
PART I. L. M.
My firm affection, LORD, to thee;
A fortress and defence to me.
My trust is in thy mighty power;
At home my safeguard and my tower. 3 To thee I will address my prayer,
To whom all praise we justly owe;
Be guarded safe from every foe.
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.
1 THE heavens declare thy glory, LORD,
Which that alone can fill;
Their great Creator's skill.
Fresh beams of knowledge brings; And from the dark returns of night
Divine instruction springs.
Or region is confined;
Alike by all mankind.
Through earth's extent display;
Does round the world convey.
His ceaseless course he goes;
And vital warmth bestows.
1 God's perfect law converts the soul,
Reclaims from false desires;
The ignorant inspires.
And bring sincere delight;
Assist the feeblest sight.
On sure foundations laid;
Of truth and justice weigh'd;
Or gold refined with skill;
That from the comb distil.
5 My trusty counsellors they are,
And friendly warnings give:
Who by thy precepts live.
He does from virtue fall ?
Thou God that know'st them all! 7 Let no presumptuous sin, O LORD,
Dominion have o'er me;
The great transgression flee.
With thy acceptance blest;
PSALM 16. S. M.
From the xx. Psalm of David. 1 MAY Jacob's God defend
And hear us in distress;
Our cause from Sion bless! 2 May he accept our vow,
Our sacrifice receive,
Our holy wishes give!
We joyfully declare;
"The LORD fulfil our prayer !" 4 Now know we that the LORD
His chosen will defend ;
And will their prayer attend. 5 Some earthly succor trust,
But we in God's right hand :
We rise and upright stand. 6 Still save us, LORD! and still
Thy servants deign to bless;
in times of ill,
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