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55 Thy name, that cheer'd my heart by, 69 The proud have forged malicious lies, day,
My spotless fame to stain; Has fili'd my thoughts by night: . But my fix'd heart, without reserve, I then resolved by thy just laws
Thy precepts shall retain. To guide my steps aright.
70 While pamper'd, they, with prot56 That peace of mind, which has my p'rous ills, soul,
In sensual pleasures live, In deep distress sustain'd,
My soul can relish no delight, By strict obedience to thy will
But what thy precepts give. I happily obtain'd.
71 'Tis good for me that I have felt CHETH.
Affliction's chastning rod,
That I might duly learn and keep 57 O Lord, my God, my portion thou The statutes of my God. And sure possession art;
72 The law that from thy mouth pro Thy words I steadfastly resolve
ceeds, To treasure in my heart.
Of more esteem I hold 58 With all the strength of warm desire Than untouch'd mines, than thousand I did thy grace implore;
mines Disclose, according to thy word,
Of silver and of gold. Thy mercy's boundless store.
JOD. 59 With due reflection and strict care On all my ways I thought,
73 To me, who am the workmanship And so, reclaim'd to thy just paths, Of thy Almighty hands,
My wandering steps I brought. The heav'nly understanding give 60 I lost no time, but made great haste, To learn thy just commands. Resolved, without delay,
74 My preservation to thy saints To watch, that I might never more Strong comfort will afford,
From thy commandments stray. To see success attend my hopes, 61 Though num'rous troops of sinful Who trusted in thy word. men
75 That right thy judgments are, I now To rob me have combined,
By sure experience see;
Thou hast afflicted me.
Afford me needful aid; Convinced how much I always ought According to thy promise, Lord, To love thy righteous ways.
To me, thy servant, made. 63 To such as fear thy holy name, 77 To me thy saving grace restore, Myself I closely join;
That I again may live;
But wbat thy precepts give. 64 O'er all the earth thy mercy, Lord, 78 Defeat the proud, who, unprovoked Abundantiy is shed;
To ruin me have sought,
Employ my harmless thought.
79 Let those that fear thy name espouse ТЕтн.
My cause, and those alone 65 With me, thy servant, thou hast dealt who have, by strict and pious search, Most graciously, O Lord;
Thy sacred precepts known. Repeated benefits bestow'd,
80 In thy blest statutes let my heart According to thy word.
Continue always sound; 66 Teach me the sacred skill, by which That guilt and shame, the sinner's lot, Right judgment is attain'd,
May never me confound. Who in belief of thy commands
CAPH. Have steadfastly remain'd. 67 Before affliction stopp'd my course, 81 My soul with long expectance faizi My footsteps went astray;.
To see thy saving grace; But I have since been disciplined Yet still on thy unerring word Thy precepts to obey.
My confidence I place. 68 Thou art, O Lord, supremely good, 82 My very eyes consume and fail And all thou dost is so;
With waiting for thy word; On me, thy statutes to discern,
O! when wilt thou thy kind relief Thy saving skill bestow.
And promised aid afford?
83 My skin like shrivell'd parchment They with fresh wonders entertain
My ravish'd thoughts all day.
98 Through thy commands I wiser grow Yet no affliction me can force
Than all my subtile foes';
For thy sure word doth me direct,
99 From me my former teachers now
Because thy sacred precepts I 85 The proud have digg d a pit for me, My constant study make. That have no other foes,
100 In understanding I excel
The sages of our days;
Because by thy unerring rule
101 My feet with care I have refrain'd
That to thy sacred word I might 87 With close designs against my life Entire obedience pay.
They had almost prevail'd; 102 I have not from thy judgments But in obedience to thy will,
By vain desires misled;
My drooping heart to cheer; Thy righteous paths to tread.
O what divine repast!
How much more grateful to my soul 89 For ever and for ever, Lord,
Than honey to my taste!
104 Taught by thy sacred precepts, I
With heav'nly skill am blest,
Through which the treach'rous ways
I utterly detest.
105 Thy word is to my feet a lamp,
The way of truth to show;
A watch-light to point out the path
In which I ought to go.
106 I swear, and from my solemn oath
Will never start aside,
That in thy righteous judgments I
Will steadfastly abide.
107 Since I with griefs am so opprest, 93 Thy precepts, therefore, from my
That I can bear no more,
According to thy word do thou
My fainting soul restore.
108 Let still my sacrifice of praise
With thee acceptance find;
And, in thy righteous judgments, Lord,
Instruct my willing mind.
My soul they cannot awe,
Nor with continual terrors keep
From thinking on thy law.
110 My wicked and inveterate foes 96 I've seen an end of what we call
For me their snares bave laid;
Yet I have kept the upright path,
Nor from thy precepts stray'd.
111 Thy testimonies I have niade
My heritage and choice; 47 The love that to thy laws I bear For they, when other comforts fail, No language can display;
My drooping heart rejuice.
112 My heart with early zeal began When men with open violence Thy statutes to obey,
Thy sacred law destroy. And till my course of life is done, 127 Yet their contenipt of thy commande Shall keep thy upright way.
But makes their value rise
In my esteem, wbo purest gold,
Compared with them, despise. 113 Deceitful thoughts and practices
128 Thy precepts therefore I account, I utterly detest;
In all respects, divine ; But to thy law affection bear
They teach me to discern the right, Too great to be exprest.
And all false ways decline. 114 My hiding-place, my refuge-tower, And shield art thou, O Lord;
PE. I firmly anchor all my hopes
129 The wonders wbich thy laws contaia On thy unerring word.
No words can represent; 115 Hence, ye that trade in wickedness, Therefore to learn and practise them Approach not my abode;
My zealous heart is bent. For firmly I resolve to keep
130 The very entrance to thy word - The precepts of my God.
Celestial light displays, 116 According to thy gracious word, And knowledge of true happiness From danger set me free;
To simplest minds conveys. Nor make me of those hopes ashamed,
131 With eager hopes I waiting stood, That I repose in thee.
And faintiog with desire; 117 Uphold me, so shall I be safe,
That of thy wise commands I might And rescued from distress;
The sacred skill acquire. To thy decrees continually
132 With favour, Lord, look down on My just respect address.
me, 118 The wicked thou hast trod to earth, Who thy relief implore; · Who from thy statutes stray'd;
As thou art wont to visit those Their vile deceit, the just reward
Who thy blest name adore. Or their own falsehood made.
133 Directed by thy heavenly word 119 The wicked from thy holy land
Let all my footsteps be ;Thou dost like dross remove; Nor wickedness of any kind I therefore, with such justice charm’d, Dominion have o'er me. Thy testimonies love.
134 Release, entirely set me free 120 Yet, with that love they make me
From persecuting hands, dread,
That, unmolested, I may learn Lest I should so offend,
And practise thy commands. When on transgressors I behold
135 On me, devoted to thy fear, Thy judgments thus descend.
Lord, make thy face to shine;
Thy statutes both to know and keep, 121 Judgment and justice I have loved ;) My heart with zeal incline. O therefore, Lord, engage
136 My eyes to weeping fountains tum, In my defence, nor give me up
Whence briny rivers flow, To my oppressor's rage.
To see mankind against thy laws 122 Do thou be surety, Lord, for me,
In bold defiance go.
137 Thou art the righteous Judge, in 123 My eyes, alas! begin to fail,
whom In long expectance held;
Wrong'd innocence may trust; Till thy salvation they behold,
And, like thyself, thy judgments, Lord, And righteous word fulfill'd.
In all respects are just. 124 To me, thy servant, in distress, 138 Most just and true those statutes Thy wonted grace display,
were, And discipline my willing heart
Which thou didst first decree; Thy statutes to obey.
And all with faithfulness perform'd, 125 On me, devoted to thy fear,
Succeeding times shall see. Thy sacred Skill bestow,
139 With zeal my flesh consumes away, That of thy testimonies I
My soul with anguish frets, The full extent may know.
To see my foes contemn at once 136 'Tis time, high time for thee, o Thy promises and threats. Lord,
140 Yet each neglected word of thine, Try vengeance to employa
Home'er lay them despised;
Is pure, and for eternal truth
154 Plead thou my cause; to that and me By me, thy servant, prized.
Thy timely aid afford; 141 Brought, for thy sake, to low estate, With beams of mercy quicken me, Contempt froin all I find ,
According to thy word. Yęt no atironts or wrongs can drive 155 From harden'd sinners thou te Thy precepts from my mind.
mov'st 142 Thy righteousness shall then en Salvation far away; dure,
'Tis just thou shouldst withdraw froma When time itself is past;
them Thy law is truth itself, that truth
Who from thy statutes stray.
156 Since great thy tender mercies are 143 Though trouble, anguish, doubts, To all who thee adore; and dread,
According to thy judgments, Lord, To compass me unite;
My fainting hopes restore. Boset with danger, still I make 157 A num'rous liost of spiteful foes Thy precepts my delight.
Against my life combine ; 144 Eternal and unerring rules But all too few to force my soul Tby testimonies give :
Thy statutes to decline. Teach me the wisdom that will make 158 Those bold transgressors I beheld, My soul for ever live.
And was with griei oppressid,
To see with what audacious pride
Thy cov'nant they transgress'd. 145 With my whole heart to God I call'd, 159 Yet while they siight, consider, Lord, hear my earnest cry;
How I thy precepts love;
O therefore quicken me with beams 146 Again more fervently I pray'd, Of mercy from above. O save me, that I may
160 As from the birth of time thy truth Thy testimonies throughly know,
Has held through ages past,
So shall thy righteous judgmonts, firm, 147 My earlier prayer the dawning day To endless ages last. Prevented, while I cry'd
161 Though mighty tyrants, without 148 With zeal have I awaked before
cause, The midnight watch was set, Conspire my blood to shed, That I of thy mysterious word Thy sacred word has power alone
Might perfect knowledge get. To fill my heart with dread. 149 Lord, hear my supplicating voice, 162 And yet that word my joyful breast And wonted favour show:
With heavenly rapture warms; O quicken me, and so approve Nor conquest, nor the spoils of war, Thy judgment ever true.
Have such transporting charins. 150 My persecuiing foes advance, 163 Perfidious practices and lies And hourly nearer draw;
I utterly detest;
Too vast to be exprest. 151 Though they draw, nigh, my com- 164 Seven times a day, with grateful fort is,
With truth and justice croup'd.
165 Secure, substantial peace have they
No smiling mischief them can tempt, That they were true, and shall their Nor frowning danger awe. truth
166 For thy salvation I bave hoped, To endles ages hold.
And though so long hay'a,
With cheerfu zoal and strictest caro
All thy commands obey'd.
And consuntly obey'd;
Thy service easy made.
168 From strict observance of thy laws;7 Sweet peace is all I court and seek; I never yet withdrew;
But when to them of peace I speak, Convinced that my most secret ways They straigbt cry out, To arms, to Are open to thy view.
PSALM CXXI. TAU. 169 To my request and earnest cry, TO
From thence expecting aid; Attend, o gracious Lord;
2 From Sion's bill, and Sion's God Inspire my heart with heavenly skill,
Who heaven and earth has made. According to thy word.
3 Tben thou, my soul, in safety rest, 170 Let my repeated prayer at last
Thy guardian will not sleep; Before thy throne appear;
4 His watchful care, that israel guards According to thy plighted word,
Will Israel's monarck keep. For my relief draw near. 5 Shelter'd beneath th' Almighty's 171 Then shall my grateful lips return
wings The tribute of their praise,
Thou shalt securely rest, When thou thy counsels hast reveald, 6 Where neither sun por 2000 sball And taugbt me thy just ways.
thee 172 My tongue the praises of thy word
Ey day or night molest. Shall thankfully resound,
7 From common accidents of life Because thy promises are all
His care shall guard thee still; With truth and justice crown'd.
8 From the blind strokes of chance, and 179 Let thy, Almighty arm appear,
foes And bring me timely aid;
That lie in wait to kill. For I the laws thou hast ordain'd
9 At home, abroad, in peace, in war, My heart's free choice have made.
Thy God shall thee defend; 174 My soul has waited long to see Conduct tbee through life's pilgrimage Thy saving grace restored ;
Safe to thy journey's end.
And keep your sestal day! 176 Like some lost sheep I've stray'd, 2 At Salem's courts we must appear, till 1
With our assembled powers, Despair my way to find;
3 In strong and beauteous order ranged, Thou, therefore, Lord, thy servant seek,
Like ber united towers,
The tribes of God repair,
Before bis ark to celebrate
5 Tribunals stand erected there, To rescue me, oppress'd with wrongs; Where equity takes place: 2 Once more, O Lord, deliv'rance send, There stand the courts and palaces From lying lips my soul defend,
Of royal David's race. And from the rage of slandering 6 0, pray we then for Salem's peace, tongues.
For they shall prosp'rous be,
o thou perfidious tongue, to thee ! 17 May peace within thy sacred walbe 4 Thy sting upon thyself shall turn; A constant guest be found;
of lasting flames, that fiercely burn, With plenty and prosperity
The constant fuel thou shalt be. Thy palaces be crown'd. 9 But, O! how wretched is my doom, 8 For my dear brethren's sake, and Who am a sojourner become
friends In barren Mesech's desert soil !
No less than brethren dear, With Kedar's wicked tents enclosed, I'll pray-May peace in Salem's tower, To lawless savages exposed,
A constant guey appear. Wbolive on nought but theft and spoil. 9 But most of ait'l'll seek thy good, 6 My hapless dwelling is with those And ever wish thee well, Who peace and amity oppose,
For Sion and the temple's sake, And pleasure take in others' barms: Where God vousbsales to dwell.