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3 How will they tremble then for fear,
When his just wrath shall them o'ertake · For to the righteous God is near,
And never will their cause forsake. 40 that from Sion he'd employ
His might, and burst th’ oppressive band !
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From the xv. Psalm of David.
But to inhabit there?
Whom righteousness directs;
The thing his heart rejects:
His neighbour's fame to wound;
By malice whisper'd round:
Can treat with just neglect;
Religiously respect :
Has ever firmly stood;
He makes his promise good : 6 Whose soul in usury disdains
His treasure to employ;
The guiltless to destroy.
Has happiness insured
By Providence secured.
SELECTION 13. C. M.
From the xvi. Psalm of David.
In sorrow's dismal night.
To his all-seeing eye;
Because he still is nigh.
My glory does rejoice;
Waked by his powerful voice.
My soul from hell shalt free;
The least corruption see.
Which to thy presence lead;
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A fortress and defence to me. 2 Thou my deliverer art, my God;
My trust is in thy mighty power:
At home, my safeguard and my tower. 3 To thee I will address my prayer,
To whom all praise we justly owe;
Be guarded safe from overy foe.
PART II. L. M. 1 Thou suit'st, O Lord, thy righteous ways
To various paths of human kind;
With thee shall wondrous mercy find. 2 Thou, to the just shall justice show;
The pure thy purity shall see:
Shall meet with due returns from thee. 3 That he the humble soul will save,
And crush the haughty's boasted might, In me the Lord an instance gave,
Whose darkness he has turn’d to light. 4 Who then deserves to be adored,
But God, on whom my hopes depend? Or who, except the mighty Lord,
Can with resistless power defend? 5 Let the eternal Lord be praised,
The rock on whose defence I rest!
Who me with his salvation bless'd! 6 My God, to celebrate thy fame,
My grateful voice to heaven I'll raise;
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Their great Creator's skill.
Fresh beams of knowledge brings;
Divine instruction springs.
3 Their powerful language to no realm
Or region is confined; 'Tis nature's voice, and understood
Alike by all mankind.
Through earth's extent display;
Does round the world convey.
His ceaseless course he goes; And, through his progress, cheerful ligh! And vital warmth bestows.
PART II. C. M. 1 God's perfect law converts the soul,
Reclaims from false desires; With sacred wisdom his sure word
The ignorant inspires. 2 The statutes of the Lord are just,
And bring sincere delight; His pure commands, in search of truth,
Assist the feeblest sight.
On sure foundations laid;
Of truth and justice weigh’d;
Or gold refined with skill;
That from the comb distil.
And friendly warnings give: Divine rewards attend on those
Who by thy precepts live.
He does from virtue fall ?
Thou God that know'st them all!
7 Let no presumptuous sin, O Lord,
Dominion have o'er me;
The great transgression flee.
With thy acceptance blest; And I, secure on thy defence, My strength and Saviour, rest.
SELECTION 16. S. M.
From the xx. Psalm of David.
And hear us in distress;
Our cause from Sion bless! 2 May he accept our vow,
Our sacrifice receive,
Our holy wishes give! 3 O Lord, thy saving grace
We joyfully declare;
“The Lord fulfil our prayer!" 4 Now know we that the Lord
His chosen will defend;
And will their prayer attend. 5 Some earthly succour trust,
But we in God's right hand:
We rise, and upright stand. 6 Still save us, Lord; and still
Thy servants deign to bless :
The prayers that we address.