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5 Be wise, ye rulers of the earth,
Obey th' anointed Lord;

Adore the King of heavenly birth,
And tremble at his word.

6 With humble love address his throne;
For if he frown, ye die;

Those are secure, and those alone,
Who on his grace rely.

PSALM 2. L. M.

(b) Christ's death, resurrection, and ascension.

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their rage?

The Romans,why their swords employ! Against the Lord their pow'rs engage His dear Anointed to destroy.

2 "Come, let us break his bands," they say: "This man shall never give us laws:" And thus they cast his yoke away, And nail'd the monarch to the cross.

3 But God, who high in glory reigns, Laughs at their pride, their rage controls; He'll vex their hearts with inward pains, And speak in thunder to their souls. 4 "I will maintain the King I made, "On Zion's everlasting hill;

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My hands shall bring him from the dead, "And he shall stand your sov'reign still."

5 [His wondrous rising from the earth Makes his eternal Godhead known: The Lord declares his heavenly birth; "This day have I begot my Son.

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6 " Ascend, my Son, to my right hand,
"There thou shalt ask, and I bestow,
"The utmost bounds of heathen land:
"To thee the northern isles shall bow."

7 But nations that resist his grace
Shall fall beneath his iron stroke:
His rod shall crush his foes with ease,
As potter's earthen work is broke.

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8 Now ye who sit on earthly thrones,
Be wise, and serve the Lord, the Lamb;
Now at his feet submit your crowns,
Rejoice and tremble at his name.

9 With humble love address the Son
Lest he grow angry and ye die:
His wrath will burn to worlds unknown,
If ye provoke his jealousy.

10 His storms shall drive you quick to hell!
He is a God, and ye but dust:
Happy the souls that know him well,
And make his grace their only trust.

PSALM 3. C. M.

(b) Doubls and fears suppressed; or, God our defence from sin and Satan.

Y God, how many are my fears!

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Conspiring my eternal death,

They break my present peace.. 2 The lying tempter would persuade There's no relief in heaven,

And all my swelling sins appear
Too big to be forgiven.

3 But thou, my glory, and my strength,
Shalt on the tempter tread,
Shalt silence all my threat'ning guilt,
And raise my drooping head.

4 [I cried, and from his holy hill
He bow'd a list'ning ear;
I call'd, my Father, and my God,
And he subdu'd my fear.

5 He sheds soft slumbers on mine eyes,
In spite of all my foes;
I woke, and wonder'd at the grace
Which guarded my repose.]

What though the hosts of death and no
All arm'd, against me stood;
Terrors no more shall shake my soul;
My refuge is my
God.

7 Arise, O Lord, fulfil thy grace, While I thy glory sing:

My God has broke the serpent's teet
And death has lost his sting.

8 Salvation to the Lord belongs,
His arm alone can save:
Blessings attend thy people here,
And reach beyond the grave.

PSALM 3. L. M.

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Ver. 1-5. A morning psalm.

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LORD, how many are my foes
In this weak state of flesh and blood
My peace they daily discompose
But my defence and hope is God.

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2 Tir'd with the burdens of the day,
To thee I rais'd an evening cry;
Thou heard'st when I began to pray,
And thine almighty help was "nigh.
3 Supported by thine heavenly aid,

I laid me down, and slept secure ;
Not death should make my heart afraid,
Though I should wake and rise no more.
4 But God sustain'd me all the night;
Salvation doth to God belong;
He rais'd my head to see the light,
And makes his praise my morning song

PSALM 4. L. M.

(b) Ver. 1, 2, 3, 5, 6, 7. Hearing of prayer ; or, God our portion and Christ our hope. and Hear and attend when I complain; Thou hast enlarg'd me in distress; Bow down a gracious ear again.

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? Ye sons of men, in vain ye try
To turn my glory into shame;
How long will scoffers love to lie,
And dare approach my Saviour's name?
3 Know that the Lord divides his saints
From all the tribes of men beside :
He hears the cry of penitents,
For the dear sake of Christ who died.

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When our obedient hands have done
A thousand works of righteousness,
We put our trust in God alone,
And glory in his pard'ning grace.

5 Let the unthinking many say,
Who will bestow some earthly good?
But, Lord, thy light and love we pray;
Our souls desire this heav'nly food.

6 Then shall my cheerful pow'rs rejoice'
At grace and favour so divine;
Nor will I change my happy choice
For all their corn and all their wine.

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I fear before thee all the day,
Nor would I dare to sin.

PSALM 4. C. M.

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Ver. 3, 4, 5, 8. An evening psalm.
ORD, thou wilt hear me when I pray;
I am forever thine;

2 And while I rest my weary head,
From cares and bus'ness free,
'Tis sweet conversing on my bed
With my own heart and three.

3 I pay this ev'ning sacrifice;

And when my work is done
Great God, my faith and hope relie
Upon thy grace alone.

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4 Thus, with my thoughts compos'd to peace,
I'll give mine eyes to sleep;
Thy hand in safety keeps my days,
And will my slumbers keep.

PSALM 5. C. M.

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For the Lord's day morning.

LORD, in the morning thou shalt hear

My voice ascending

To thee will I direct my prayer,

To thee lift up mine eye.

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