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4 All those who have his goodness proved
Will in his truth confide;

Whose mercy ne'er forsook the man
That on his help relied.

5 Sing praises therefore to the Lord,
From Sion, his abode;

Proclaim his deeds, till all the world
Confess no other God.


From the xi. Psalm of David.

THE Lord a holy temple hath,
And righteous throne, above;
Whence he surveys the sons of men,
And how their counsels move.

2 If God the righteous, whom he loves,
For trial does correct,

What must the sons of violence,
Whom he abhors, expect!

3 Snares, fire; and brimstone, on their heads Shall in one tempest shower;

This dreadful mixture his revenge
Into their cup shall pour.

4 The righteous Lord will righteous deeds With signal favour grace,

And to the upright man disclose
The brightness of his face.


From the xiii. Psalm of David.

HOW long wilt thou forget me, Lord?

Must I for ever mourn?

How long wilt thou withdraw from me,
Oh! never to return?

2 O hear, and to my longing eyes
Restore thy wonted light;
Dawn on my spirit, lest I sleep
In death's most gloomy night.

3 Since I have always placed my trust
Beneath thy mercy's wing,

Thy saving health will come; and then
My heart with joy shall spring.

4 Then shall my song, with praise inspired,
To thee, my God, ascend;
Who to thy servant in distress
Such bounty didst extend.


From the xiv. Psalm of David.

THE Lord look'd down from heaven's high tower,
And all the sons of men did view,
To see if any own'd his power,

If any truth or justice knew;

2 But all, he saw, were gone aside,

All were degenerate grown, and base;
None took religion for their guide,
Not one of all the sinful race.

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.

4 Oh, that from Sion he'd employ

His might, and burst th' oppressive band! Then shouts of universal joy

Should loudly echo through the land.


From the xv. Psalm of David.

LORD, who's the happy man that may
To hy blest courts repair,
Not, stranger-like, to visit them,

But to inhabit there?

2 "Tis he who walketh uprightly,
Whom righteousness directs,
Whose generous tongue disdains to speak
The thing his heart rejects.

3 Who never did a slander forge,

His neighbour's fame to wound;

Nor hearken to a false report
By malice whisper'd round.

4 Who vice, in all its pomp and power,
Can treat with just neglect;

And piety, though clothed in rags,
Religiously respect.

5 Who to his plighted vows and trust
Has ever firmly stood;

And, though he promise to his loss,
He makes his promise good.

6 Whose soul in usury disdains
His treasure to employ;

Whom no rewards can ever bribe
The guiltless to destroy.

7 The man, who by this righteous course
Has happiness insured,

When earth's foundation shakes, shall stand, By Providence secured.


From the xvi. Psalm of David.

MY grateful soul shall bless the Lord,
Whose precepts give me light;

And private counsel still afford
In sorrow's dismal night.

2 I strive each action to approve
To his all-seeing eye;

No danger shall my hopes remove,
Because he still is nigh.

3 Therefore my heart all grief defies,
My glory does rejoice;

My flesh shall rest, in hope to rise,
Waked by his powerful voice.

4 Thou, Lord, when I resign my breath,
My soul from hell shalt free;

Nor let thy Holy One in death
The least corruption see.

5 Thou shalt the paths of life display,
Which to thy presence lead;
Where pleasures dwell without allay,
And joys that never fade.


From the xviii. Psalm of David.


NO change of time shall ever shock
My firm affection, Lord, to thee;
For thou hast always been my rock,
A fortress and defence to me.

2 Thou my deliverer art, my God;
My trust is in thy mighty power
Thou art my shield from foes abroad,
At home my safeguard and my tower
3 To thee I will address my prayer,

To whom all praise we justly owe;
So shall I, by thy watchful care,
Be guarded safe from every foe.


1 THOU Suit'st, O Lord, thy righteous ways To various paths of human kind; They who for mercy merit praise, With thee shall wondrous mercy find. 2 Thou to the just shalt justice show; The pure thy purity shall see: Such as perversely choose to go,

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' To highest heavens his Name be raised, Who me with his salvation bless'd!

6 My God, to celebrate thy fame,

My grateful voice to heaven I'll raise;

And nations, strangers to thy Name, Shall learn to sing thy glorious praise


From the xix. Psalm of David


THE heavens declare thy glory, Lord,
Which that alone can fill;
The firmament and stars express
Their great Creator's skill.

2 The dawn of each returning day
Fresh beams of knowledge brings;
And from the dark returns of night
Divine instruction springs.

3 Their powerful language to no realm
Or region is confined;

'Tis nature's voice, and understood
Alike by all mankind.

4 Their doctrine does its sacred sense
Through earth's extent display;
Its bright contents the circling sun
Does round the world convey.

5 From east to west, from west to east,
His ceaseless course he goes;
And, through his progress, cheerful light
And vital warmth bestows.


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 jusć,
And bring sincere delight;
His pure commands, in search of truth,
Assist the feeblest sight.

3 His perfect worship here is fix'd,
On sure foundations laid;

His equal laws are in the scales
Of truth and justice weigh'd;

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