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Entered according to Act of Congress, in the year 1845,

By JAMES MUNROE & Co. In the Clerk's Office of the District Court of Massachusetts.

Stereotyped by

GEORGE A. CURTIS;
NEW ENGLAND TYPE AND STEREOTYPE FOUNDRY.

PREFACE TO SELECTIONS FROM THE PSALMS.

The following selections from the Book of Psalms embrace either the whole or portions of such among them as are adapted for use in Christian worship. They are designed for chanting by the choir, or for responses, or for a union of reading and singing. The last is the purpose which is had in view in the religious society where they are first introduced. Where they are employed for this purpose, the minister and people together will read the verses bearing odd numbers, (1, 3, 5, 7, &c.) and the choir will chant the intervening verses.

SELECTIONS FROM THE PSALMS.

PSALM 1. 1 BLESSED is the man that walketh not in the

counsel of the ungodly, nor standeth in the way of sinners, nor sitteth in the seat • of

the scornful. 2 But his delight is in the law of the LORD;

and in his law doth he medi-.-tate day :

and | night. 3 And he shall be like a tree planted by the

rivers of water, that bringeth forth his

fruit · in his season ; 4 His leaf also shall not wither; and whatso

-ever · he doeth · shall | prosper. 5 The ungodly are not so: but are like the

chaff which the wind | driveth · a- | -way. 6 Therefore the ungodly shall not stand in the

judgment, nor sinners in the congre- | -ga- •

tion of the righteous. 7 For the LORD knoweth the way of the

righteous; 8 But the way • of th' un- | -godly · shall

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1 Hear me when I call, O God • of my

| righteousness. 2 Thou hast enlarged me when I was in dis

tress; have mercy up- |-on me, and I hear

.my | prayer. 3 O ye sons of men, how long will ye turn my

glory into shame? how long will ye love

vanity, and seek after | leasing? 4 But know that the Lord hath set apart him

that is godly for himself: the Lord will |

hear · when I call · un- | -to him. 5 Stand in awe, and sin not: commune with

your own heart upon your bed, and be

| still. 6 Offer the sacrifices of righteousness, and I

put · your trust · in the LORD. 7 There be many that say, Who will show us

·any | good ? 8 LORD, lift thou up the light of thy | coun- •

te- | -nance · up- | -on us. 9 Thou hast put gladness in my heart, more

than in the time that their corn and their

wine • in- | -creased. 10 I will both lay me down in peace, and sleep:

for thou, LORD, only | makest.me | dwell • in | safety.

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