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Invested me with robes of state, 114 But still my steadfast trust

Who late in sackcloth mourn'd. I on thy help repose : 12 Exuted thus. I'll gladly sing That thou, my God, art good and just, Thy praise in grateful verse;

My soul with comfort knows. And, as thy favours endless are,

PART III. Thy endess praise rehearse.

15 Whate'er events betide,

Thy wi dom times them all;
DEFF still I trust in thee:
EFEND me. Lord, from shame, \Then, Lord, thy servant safely hide

From those that seek his fall.
As just and righteous is thy name, 16 The brightness of thy face
From danger set me free.

To me. O Lord, disclose; 2 Bow down thy gracicus ear, And, as thy mercies still increase, And speedy succour send;

Preserve me from my foes, Do thou my steadfast rock appear; 17 Me from dishonour save, To shelter and defend.

Who still have call'd on thee; 3 Since thou, when foes oppress,

Let that, and silence in the grave, My rock and fortress art,

The sinner's portion be. To guide me forth from this distress, 18 Do thou their tongues restrain, Thy wonted health impart.

Whose breath in lies is spent; 4 Release me from the spare,

Who false reports, with proud disdain, Which they have closely laid;

Against the righteous vent. Since I, O God, my strength, repair 19 How great thy mercies are To thee alone for aid.

To such as fear thy name, $ To thee, the God of truth,

Which thou for those that trust thy care My life, and all that's mine,

Dost to the world proclaim ! (For thou preservidst me from my 20 Thou keep'st them in thy sight, youth,)

From proud oppressors free; I willingly resign.

From tongues that do in strife delight, 6 All vain designs I hate

They are preserv'd by thee. Of those that trust in lies;

21 With glory and renown And still my soul, in every state, God's name be ever bless'd; To God for succour flies.

Whose love in keilah's well-fenc'd town, PART II.

Was wondrously express'd ! many Those mercies thou hast shown,

22 I said, in hasty fight,

I'm bapish'd from thine eyes;' I'll cheerfully express; For thou hast seen my straits, and known Yet stiti ihou heep’st me in thy sight,

And heard'st my earnest cries. My soul in deep distress. 8 When Keilah's treacb'rous race

23 0! all ye saints, the Lord

With eager love pursue;
Did all my strength enclose,
Thou gav'st my feet a larger space,

Who to the just will help afford,
To shun my watchful foes.

And give the proud their due.

24 Ye Thai on God rely, 9 Thy mercy, Lord, display, And hear my just complaint;

Courageously proceed; For both my soul and flesh decay,

For he will still your hearts supply With grief and hunger faint.

With strength, in time of need. 10 Sad thoughts my life oppress;

My years are spent in groans;
My sins have made my strength de-

E's blest whose sins have pardon

gain'd, crease,

No more in judgment to appear; And ev'n consum'd my bones. 2 Whose guilt remission has obtain'd, 11 My toes my sufl'rings mock'd; And whose repentance is sincere.

My neighbours did upbraid ; s While I conceal'd the fretting sore, Dly friends, at sight of me, were shock'd, My bones consum'd without relief; And fied as men dismay'd.

All day did I with anguish roar; 12 Forsock by all am I,

But no complaints assuag'd my griel As dead, and out of mind;

4 Heavy on me thy hand remaind, And like a shatter'd vessel lie,

By day and night alike distress'h, Whose parts can pe'er be join'd. Till quite of vita: moisture drain’d, 13 Yet sland'rous words they speak, Like land with summer's drought op And seem my pow'r to dread,

press'd. Whilst they together counsel take, 5 No sooner I my wound disclos'd, My guiltless blood to shed.

The guilt that tortur'd me within

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But thy forgiveness interpos'd,

And mercy's healing balm pour'd in. 12 How happy then are they, to whom
6 True penitents shall thus succeed, The Lord for God is known!
Who seek thee whilst thou may'st be Whom he, from all the world besides,

Has chosen for his own.
And from the common deluge freed, 13, 14, 15 He all the pations of the earth,

Shall see remorseless sinners drown'd. From heav'n, bis throne, survey'd ;
7 Thy favour, Lord, in all distress, He saw their works, and view'd their
My tower of refuge I must own;

Thou shalt my haughty foes suppress, By him their hearts were made.

And me with songs of triumph crown. 16, 17 No king is safe by num'rous hosts 8 In my instruction then confide, Their strength the strong deceives:

Ye that would truth's safe path descry; No manag'd horse, by force or speed,
Your progress P'll securely guide,

His warlike rider saves.
And keep you in my watchful eye. 18, 19 'Tis God, who those that trust in
9 Submit yourselves to wisdom's rule,

bim Like men that reason have attain'd; Beholds with gracious eyes; Not like th'ungovern'd horse and mule, He frees their souls from death; their Whose fury must be curb’d and want, rein'd.

In time of dearth supplies.
10 Sorrows on sorrows multiply'd, 20, 21 Our soul on God with patience

The harden'd sinner shall confound; waits;
But them who in his truth confide, Our help and shield is he;

Blessings of mercy shall surround. Then, Lord, let still our hearts rejoice,
11 llis sants, that have perform’d bis Because we trust in thee.

22 The riches of thy mercy, Lord,
Their life in triumph shall employ; Do thou to us extend;
Let them, as they alone have cause, Since we, for all we want or wish,
In grateful rantures shout for joy. On thee alone depend.

ET all the just to God, with joy,
1. Their cheerful voices raise;


NHROUGH all the changing scenes For well the righteous it becomes

of life,
Te sing glad songs of praise.

In trouble and in joy,
2 Letharps, and psalteries, and lutes, The praises of my Goxi shall still
Iu joyfui concert meet;

My heart and tongue employ.
And new-made songs of loud applause 2 of his deliv’rance I will boast,
The harmony complete.

Till all that are distrest,
4,5 Por faithful is the word of God; From my example comfort take,
His works with truth abound;

And charm their griefs to rest.
He justice loves; and all the earth 13 O! magnify the Lord with me,
Is with his goodness crown'd.

With me exalt his name:
6 Bv bis Almighty Word, at first, 4 When in distress to him I call'd,
The heav'nly arch was reard;

He to my rescue came..
And all the beanteous hosts of light 5 Their drooping hearts were soon re-
At his command appear'd.

7 The swelling; floods, together rollid, Who look'd to him for aid;
He makes in heaps to lie;

Desir'd success in ev'ry face
And lays, as in a store-bouse safe, A cheerful air display'd.
The wat’ry treasures by:

6 Behold,' say they, 'behold the man, 8,9 Let earth, and all that dwell therein, "Wbom providence reliev'd;

Before him trembling stand; "The man so dang’rously beset, For, when he spake the word, 'twas So wondrously retriev'd! made;

7 The hosts of God encamp around 'Twas fix'd at his command.

The dwellings of the just;
10 He, when the heathen closely plot, Deliv'rance he affords to all
Their counsels undermines;

Who on his succour trust.
His wisdom ineffectual makes

8 O! make but trial of his love,
The people's rash designs.

Experience will decide
11 Whate'er the mighty Lord decrees How blest they are, and only they,
Shall stand for ever sure;

Who in his truth confide.
The settled purpose of his heart 9 Fear him, ye saints; and you will!
To ages shall endure.

Have nothing else to fear :

Make you his service your delight, And such as did my harm devise,
Your warts shall be his care.

Be to confusion brought. 10 While hungry liens lack their prey, 5 Then shall they fly, dispers'd like chafi The Lord will food provide

Before the driving wind;
For such as put their trust in him, God's vengeful minister of wrath
And see their needs supply'd.

Shall follow close behind.

6 And wben, through dark and slipp'ry

ways 11 Approach, ye piously dispos’d,

They strive his rage to shun,
And my instruction hear;
I'll teach you the true discipline

His vengeful ministers of wrath

Shall goad them as they run. Of his religious fear. 12 Let him who length of life desires,

17 Since, unprovok'd by any wrong,

They hid their treach'rous snare; And prosp'rous days would see, 13 From sland'ring language keep his And, for my harmless soul, a pít

Did without cause, prepare ; tongue;

8 Surpris'd hy mischsefs unforeseen, His lips from falsehood free; 14 The crooked paths of vice decline, Their feet shall fall into the net

By their own arts betray'd, And virtue's ways pursue;

Which they for me had laid : Establish peace, where 'tis begun;

9 Whilst my glad soul shall God's great And where 'tis lost, renew.

name 15 The Lord from heav'n beholds the

For this deliv'rance bless, just With favourable eyes;

And, by his saving health secur'd, And, wben distress'd, his gracious ear

Its gratcful joy express.

10 My very bones shall say, 'O Lord, Is open to their cries; 16 But turns his wrathful look on those who sett'st the poor and helpless man

Who can compare with thee?
Whom mercy can't reclaim,
To cut them off, and from the earth

From strong oppressors free.'

PART II. Blot out their hated name.

11 False witnesses, with forg'd com 17 Deliv'rance to his saints he gives, When his relief they crave;

plaints, 18 He's nigh to heal the broken heart, and to my charge such things they laid,

Against my truth combin'd; And contrite spirit save. 19 'The wicked oft, but still in vain,

As I had ne'er design'd. Against the just conspire;

12 The good which I to them had done,

With evil they repaid; 20 For under their affliction's weight

And did, by malice undeservid, He keeps their bones entire. 21 The wicked, from their wicked arts, 13 But as for me, when they were sick,

My harmless life invade.
Their ruin shall derive;
Whilst righteous men, whom they detest, I pray'd and fasted, and my pray's

I still in sackcloth mourn'd;
Shall them and theirs survive.

To my own breast return'd. 22 For God preserves the souls of those Who on his truth depend;

14 Had they my friends or brethren

been, To them, and their posterity,

I could have done no more; His blessings shall descend.

Nor with more decent signs of grief PSALM XXXV.

A mother's loss deplore. A GAINST all those that strive with 15 How diff'rent did their carriage me,

prove, O Lord, assert my right;

In times of my distress! With such as war unjustly wage, When they, in crowds, together met, Do thou my battles fight.

Did savage joy express. 2 Thy buckler take, and bind thy shield The rabble too, in num'rous throngs, Upon thy warlike arm;

By their example caine;
Stand up, o God, in iny defence, And ceas d not with reviling words,
And keep me safe from harm.

To wound my spotless fame. 3 Bring forth thy spear; and stop their 16 Scoffers, that noble tables haunt, Acourse,

And earn their bread with lies, That haste my blood to spill; Did gnash their teeth, and sland'ring Say to my soul, 'I am thy health,

jests And will preserve thee still.'

Maliciously devise. At them with shame be cover'd o'er, 17 But, Lord, how long wilt thou look on? homy destruction sought;

On my

behalf appear;



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And save my guiltless soul, which they True wisdom's banish'd from his breast,
Like rav'ning beasts would tear. And vice has sole dominion there,

4 His wakeful malice spends the night 18 So I, before the list’ning world, In forging his accurs'd designs ; Shall grateful thanks express;

His obstinate, ungen'rous spite And where the great assembly meets,

No execrable means declines. Thy nane with praises bless. 5 But, Lord, thy mercy, my sure hope, 19 Lord, suffer not my causeless foes, Above the heav'niy orb ascends; Who me unjustly hate,

Thy sacrer truth's unmeasur'd scope With open joy, or secret signs,

Beyond the spreading sky extends. To mock my sad estate.

6 Thy justice like the hills remains; 20 For they, with hearts averse to Unfathom'd depths thy judgments peace,

are ; Industriously devise,

Thy providence the world sustains; Against the men of quiet minds

The whole creation is thy care.
To forge malicious lies.

7 Since of thy goodness all partake, 21 Nor with these private arts content, With what assurance should the just Aloud they vent their spite;

Thy shelt'ring wings their refuge make, And say "At last we found him out,' And saints to thy protection trust! "He did it in our sight.

8 Such guests shall to thy courts be led, 22 But thou, who doth both them and 'To baisquet on thy love's repast ;

And drink, as from a fountain's head, With righteous eyes survey,

Of joys that shall for ever last. Assert my innocence, O Lord,

9 With thee the springs of life remain's And keep not far away.

Thy presence is eternal day: 23 Stir up thyself in ny behalf; 10 o let thy saints thy favour gain; To judgment, Lord, awake;

To upright hearts thy truth display, elle Thy righteous servant's cause, O God, 11 Whilst pride's insulting foot would To thy decision take.

spurn, 24 Lord, as my heart has upright been, And wicked hands my life surprise, Lei me thy justice find;

12 Their mischiefs on themselves reNor let ay cruel foes obtain

turn; The triumph they design'd.

Down, down they're fall’n, no more to og 25 0! let them not, amongsi theniselves, rise. In boasting language say,

PSALM XXXVII. * At length our wishes are complete ; T

THOUGH wicked men grow rich or

great, 26 Let such as in my harm rejoic'd, Yet let not their successful state For same their faces hide;

Thy anger er thy envy raise; And frul dishonour wait on those, 2 For they, cut down like tender grass, That proudly me defy'd:

Or like young flowers, away shall pass, m 27 Whilst they with cheerful voices Whose blooming beauty soon decays. sh :'it,

3 Depend on God, and lim obey, Who my just cause befriend; So thou within the land shalt stay, And bless the Lord, who loves to make Secure from danger and from want: Success his saints attend.

4 Make his commands thy chief delighit; 28 So shall my tongue thy judgments And he, thy duty to requite, sing,

Shall all thy earnest wishes grant. Inspiza with grateful joy ;

5 in all thy ways trust thou the Lord, And cheerful hymns in praise of thee, And he will needful help afford, Shail ail my dess employ.

To perfect every just design ;

6 iie't make,like light, serene and clear,

Thy clouded innocence appear, Micked purpose would disguise; Áud as a mid-day sun to shine. But reason wuporte my heart, 7 With quiet mind on God depend,

le ne'er set3 God bedre his eyes. And patiently for him attend; 2 He socths himself, reund irom sight; Nor let thy anger foudly rise,

Secure he thinks bis treachi'sous game; Tho' wicked men with wealth abound, Til his dark plois, exposd to light, And with success the plots are crown'd

Their salse cortriver brand with shame. Which they maliciously devise. 9 In deeds he is my soe con esed, 8 From anger cease, and wrath forsake; Whilst with his tongue Le speaks me Let no ungovern'd passion make fair;

Thy wav'ring heart espouse their crime

9 For God shall sánful men destroy; 25 From my first youth, tol age pre Whilst only they the land enjny,

vail'd Who trust on hiin, and wait his time. I never saw the righteous fail'd, 10 How soon shall wicked men decay! Or wat v'ertal his nun ruus race; Their place shall vanish quite away, 26 Bécause compassion fili'd bis heart,

Nor by the strictest search be found; And he did cheerfuly imparı, 11 Whilst humble souls possess the God made bis offspring's wealth inearth,

crease. Rejoicing still with godly mirth, 27 With caution shun each wicked deed With peace and plenty always crown'd. In virtue's ways with zeal proceed, PART II.

And so prolong your happy days;

28 For God, who judgment loves, does 12 While sinful crowds, with false design,

still Against the righteous few combine,

Preserve his saints secure from ill, And gnash their teeth and threat'ning

While soon the wicked race decays. stand; 18 God shall their empty plots deride, 29, 30, 31 The upright shall possess the

land; And laugh at their defeated pride:

His portion shall for ages stand; He sees iheir ruin near at hand.

His mouth with wisdom is supply'd: 14 They draw the sword, and bend the His tougue by rules of judgment moves; bow,

His heart the law of God approves; The poor and needy to o'erthrow,

Therefore his footsteps never slide. And men of upright lives to slay;

PART IV. 15 But their strong bows shall soon be 32 In wait the watchful sinner lies, broke,

In vain the righteous to surprise; Their sharpen'd weapon's mortal stroke

In vain his ruin does decree: Through their own hearts shall force 33 God will not him defenceless leave, its way:

To his revenge expos'd, but save; 16 A little, with God's favour bless'd,

And, when he's sentenc'd, set him That's by one righteous man possess’d,

free. The wealth of many bad excels; 17 For God supports the just man's And thou, exalted in the land,

34 Wait still on God; keep his command, cause:

Thy blest possession ne'er shall quit: But as for those that break his laws,

The wicked soon destroy'd shall be, Their unsuccessful pow'r be queils. 18 His constant care the upright guides, And at his dismal tragedy

Thou shalt a safe spectator sit. And over all their life presides;

35 The wicked I in pow'r have seen, Their portion shall for ever last :

And, like a bay-tree, fresh and green 19 They, when distress o'erwhelms the

That spreads its pleasant branches earth,

round: Shall be unmoy'd and ev'n in dearth,

36 But he was gone as swift as thought The happy fruits of plenty taste.

And, though in ev'ry place I sought, 20 Not so the wicked man, and those

No sign or track of him I found. Who proudly dare God's will oppose;

37 Observe the perfect man with care, Destruction is their haplese share: And mark ali such as upright are ; Like fat of lambs, their hopes, and they,

Their roughest days in peace shall end. Shall in an instant melt away,

38 While on the latter end of those And vanish into smoke and air.

Who dare God's sacred will oppose, PART III.

A common ruip shall attend. 21 Whilst sinners, brought to sad decay, 39 God to the just will aid afrond ; Still borrow on, and never pay,

Their only safeguard is the Lord; The just have will and pow'r to give. Their strength in time of need is be 22 For such as God vouchsafes to Bless, 40 Because on him they still depend, Shall peaceably the earth possess;

The Lord will timely succour send, And those he curses shall not live. And from the wicked set them free 23 The good man's way is God's de



PHY chastning wrath, O Lord, te He orders all the steps aright

Of him that moves by his command; Though I deserve it all;
24 Though he sometimes may be dis- Nor let at once on me the storm

Of thy displeasure fall
Vet shall he ne'er be quite oppress'd,, 12 In ev'ry wretched part of me

For God upholds him with his hand. Thy arrows deep reinnirrs

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