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Psalm 1. SECOND PART. S. M.
Who shuns the sinner's ways,
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. 3 He like a tree shall thrive,
With waters near the root ;
His works are heavenly fruit. 4 Not so th’ ungodly race;
They no such blessings find;
Before the driving wind.
Before that judgment seat,
In full assembly meet ?
The way the righteous go:
Psalm 1. THIRD PART. L. M.
APPY the man whose cautious feet
Shun the broad way where sinners go, Who hates the place where atheists meet,
And fears to talk as scoffers do.
Among the statutes of the Lord;
3 He, like a plant by gentle streams,
Shall flourish in immortal green;
On every work his hands begin.
As chaff before the tempest flies,
When the last trumpet shakes the skies. 5 In vain the rebel seeks to stand
In judgment with the pious race;
Divides him to a different place. 6 “Straight is the way my saints have trod;
I blessed the path, and drew it plain;
Psalm 2. FIRST PART. S. M.
[AKER and sovereign Lord
Of heaven, and earth, and seas, Thy providence confirms thy word,
And answers thy decrees. 2 The things so long foretold
By David, are fulfilled;
Jesus, thine Holy Child. 3 Why did the Gentiles rage,
And Jews with one accord
Th’ anointed of the Lord ? 4 Rulers and kings agree
To form a vain design;
5 The Lord derides their rage,
And will support his throne;
Psalm 2. SECOND PART. S. M.
And rules the subject earth ;
And pleads his heavenly birth. 2 Beneath his sovereign sway
The Gentile nations bend;
His kingdom shall extend. 3 The nations that rebel
Must feel his iron rod:
Which he received from God. 4 Be wise, ye rulers, now,
And worship at his throne;
To God's exalted Son. 5 If once his wrath arise,
Ye perish on the place;
PSALM 2. THIRD PART. C. M.
? Why did they cast his laws away,
And tread his gospel down? 2 The Lord that sits above the skies,
Derides their rage below; He speaks with vengeance in his eyes,
And strikes their spirits through.
3 I call him my eternal Son,
And raise him from the dead;
And wide his kingdom spread.
The utmost heathen lands;
The rebel that withstands." 5 Be wise, ye rulers of the earth,
Obey th' anointed Lord;
And tremble at his word. 6 With humble love address his throne;
For if he frown, ye die:
PSALM 3. FIRST PART. C. M. My God,
how many are my fears! How fast my foes increase! Conspiring my eternal death,
They break my present peace.
There's no relief in heaven,
Too great to be forgiven. 3 But thou, my glory and my strength,
Shalt on the tempter tread:
And raise my drooping head. 4 I cried, and from his holy hill,
He bowed a listening ear;
And he subdued my fear. .
5 He shed soft slumbers on mine eyes,
In spite of all my foes :
That guarded my repose. 6 What though the hosts of death and hell,
All armed, against me stood:
My refuge is my God.
While I thy glory sing:
And death hath 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. SECOND PART. L. M. O 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.
To thee I raised an evening cry;
And thine almighty help was nigh. 3 Supported by thine heavenly aid
I laid me down and slept secure :
Though I should wake and rise no more. 4 But God sustained me all the night ;
Salvation doth to God belong :