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6 He knows, and he approves,

The way the righteous go;
But sinners, and their works, shall meet
A dreadful overthrow.

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PSALM 1. L. M.

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The difference between the righteous and the wicked.

APPY the man, whose cautious feet

way which sinners go;

Who hates the place where Atheists meet, And fears to talk as scoffers do.

2 He loves t' employ his morning light
Amongst the statutes of the Lord;
And spends the wakeful hours of night
With pleasure, pond'ring o'er his word.
3. He, like a plant, by gentle streams,
Shall flourish in immortal green;
And heaven will shine with kindest beams,
On every work his hands begin.

4 But sinners find their counsels cross'd:
As chaff before the tempest flies,
So shall their hopes be blown and lost,
When the last trumpet shakes the skies.
5 In vain the rebel seeks to stand

In judgment with the pious race;
The dreadful Judge with stern command,
Divides him to a different place.

6 "Straight is the way my saints have trod, "I blest the path, and drew it plain, "But you would choose the crooked road; "And down it leads to endless pain."

Sinners in judgment shall not stand
Amongst the sons of grace,
When Christ the Judge, at his right hand
Appoints his saints a place.

7 His eye beholds the path they tread,
His heart approves it well;
But crooked ways of sinners lead
Down to the gates of hell.

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PSALM 1. S. M.

The saint happy, the sinner miserable.

HE man is ever blest
Who shuns the sinners' ways,
Amongst their councils never stands,
Nor takes the scorner's place:

2 But makes the law of God
His study and delight,
Amidst the labours of the day,
And watches of the night.

He like a tree shall thrive,
With waters near the root;
Fresh as the leaf his name shall live,
His works are heavenly fruit.

Not so th' ungodly race,
They no such blessings find:
Their hopes shall flee like empty chaff
Before the driving wind.

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5 How will they bear to stand

Before that judgment seat,

Where all the saints at Christ's right hand
In full assembly meet?

6 He knows, and he approves,

The way the righteous go;
But sinners, and their works, shall meet
A dreadful overthrow.

PSALM 1. L. M.

[*]

The difference between the righteous and the wicked.

APPY the man, whose cautious feet

sinners go; Who hates the place where Atheists meet, And fears to talk as scoffers do.

2 He loves t' employ his morning light
Amongst the statutes of the Lord;
And spends the wakeful hours of night
With pleasure, pond'ring o'er his word.
3. He, like a plant, by gentle streams,
Shall flourish in immortal green;
And heaven will shine with kindest beams,
On every work his hands begin.

4 But sinners find their counsels cross'd:
As chaff before the tempest flies,
So shall their hopes be blown and lost,
When the last trumpet shakes the skies.
5 In vain the rebel seeks to stand

In judgment with the pious race;
The dreadful Judge with stern command,
Divides him to a different place.

6 "Straight is the way my saints have trod, "I blest the path, and drew it plain, "But you would choose the crooked road; "And down it leads to endless pain."

PSALM 2. S. M.

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Translated according to the divine pattern Acts iv. 24, &c.

Christ dying, rising, interceding, and reigning

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MAKER, and sov'reign Lord

Of heav'n, and earth, and seas,
Thy providence confirms thy word
And answers thy decrees.
2 The things so long foretold
By David are fulfill'd,

When Jews and Gentiles join to slay
Jesus, thine holy child.]

3 Why did the Gentiles rage,
And Jews with one accord,
Bend all their counsels
Th' Anointed of the Lord?

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destroy

Rulers and kings agree
To form a vain design;
Against the Lord their pow'rs unite,
Against his Christ they join

The Lord derides their rage,
And will support his throne;
He who hath rais'd him from the dead
Hath own'd him for his Son.

PAUSE.

Now he's ascended high,
And asks to rule the earth;
The merit of his blood he pleads,
And pleads his heavenly birth.

He asks, and God bestows
A large inheritance:

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Far as the world's remotest ends
His kingdom shall advance.

The nations that rebel
Must feel his iron rod;
He'll vindicate those honours well
Which he received from God.

[9 Be wise, ye rulers, now,
And worship at his throne;
With trembling joy, ye people, botr
To God's exalted Son.

10 If once his wrath arise,

Ye perish on the place;
Then blessed is the soul that flies
For refuge to his grace.]

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PSALM 2. C. M.

HY did the nations join to slay
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Why did they cast his laws away,
And tread his gospel down?

S"I call him my eternal Son,

"And raise him from the dead;
"I make my holy hill his throne,

"And wide his kingdom spread.
"Ask me, my Son, and then enjoy
"The utmost heathen lands:
"Thy rod of iron shall destroy
“The robel who withstands."

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2 The Lord who sits above the skies,
Derides their rage below;

He speaks with vengeance in his eyes,
And strikes their spirits through.

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