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To thee, the sacred spring of peace,

My wearied spirit flies.
2 My taunting foes awake my fears

While they exulting boast:
“ No heavenly aid for him appears,

,
And all his hopes are lost."
3 But thou, my glory, and my shield,

Wilt all my fears control;
A strong defence thy arm shall yield,

And raise my drooping soul. 4 To God I breath'd

my
ardent

cry;
He gracious heard my prayer;
It reach'd his sacred throne on high,

And he remov'd my care. 5 I laid me down, and slept secure;

I wak’d, for God was nigh; Sustain'd by his almighty power;

My guard his watchful eye.
6 What though ten thousand foes in arms

Against me should appear,
And war resound its dire alarms,

I will not yield to fear.
7 Arise, O Lord, with saving power,

In
my defence

engage;
As oft thy potent arm before

Has crushed their impious rage. 8 Salvation, Lord, is thine alone,

And all thy saints shall find
The bliss

my

thankful heart has known, A God for ever kind.

Psalm IV.

PART I. 3—5, 8. (c. m.) 1 Lord, thou wilt hear me when I pray;

I am for ever thine;.

I fear before thee all the day,

Nor would I dare to sin.
2 And while I rest iny weary head,

From cares and business free,
'Tis sweet communing on my bed
With

my own heart and thee. 3 I pay this evening sacrifice;

And when my work is done,
Great God, my steadfast hope relies

Upon thy grace alone. 4 Thus, with my thoughts compos’d to peace;

I'll give mine eyes to sleep;
Thy hand in safety keeps my days,
And will my slumbers keep.
PART II. 6-8.

(L. Mo 1 While many cry, in Nature's night,

Ah! who will show the way to bliss?
Lord, lift on us thy saving light;

We steek no other guide than this.
2 Gladness thy sacred presence brings,

More than the joyful reaper knows;
Or he who treads the grapes, and sings,

,
While with new wine his vat o’erflows.
3 In peace I lay me down to sleep;

Thine arm, Ở Lord, shall stay my head;
Thine angel spread his tent, and keep
His mid-night watch around my bed.

. Psalm V. 1-8. (c. M.) 1 Ponder my words, O Lord, give ear;

My meditations weigh;
O hear my voice, my God, my king,

For unto thee I pray.

2 At day's first dawning thou shalt hear

My voice ascending high:
To thee my early vows I'll pay;

To thee lift up mine eye.
3 Thou art a God, before whose sight

The wicked shall not stand; Sinners shall ne'er be thy delight,

Nor dwell at thy right hand. 4 But as for me, with holy fear,

Encourag'd by thy grace, Thy holy temple I'll approach,

And bow before thy face.
5 0 may thy spirit guide my feet

In ways of righteousness!
Make every path of duty straight
And plain before my face.
PSALM VI.

(o. M.) The first penitential psalm, An abridged paraphrase. 1 In tender mercy, not in wrath,

Rebuke me, gracious God!
Lest, if thy whole displeasure rise,

I sink beneath thy rod. 2 Touched by thy Spirit's quick’ning power,

My load of guilt I feel;
The wounds thy Spirit hath unclos’d,

Oh let that Spirit heal.
3 Oppress'd with Satan's galling yoke,

Must I for ever mourn?
And wilt thou not, at length, O God,

In pitying love returni
4 0 come with speed, ere life expire;

Send down thy power to save;

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For who shall sing thy name in death,

Or praise thee in the grave?
5 Why should my soul distrust thy grace,

Or yield to dread despair?
Thou wilt fulfil thy promis'd word,
And grant me all my prayer.

Psalm VIII. (1. M.) Appointed by the church for Ascension day, as having a 'reo ference to Messiah, who for " a little while" was made lower than the angels, and then crowned with glory and honour, having all things in subjection under his feet. See Heb. ii. 5.

Lord, how'exc'llent is thy name, Throughout the earth's extended frame! Thy reign o'er distant worlds extends;

Thy glory highest heaven transcends.
2 From infants thou canst strength upraise,

And teach their lisping tongues to praise,
That, struck with awe,

the impious band In mute astonishment may

stand.
3 When all thy shining works on high

I meditate with raptur'd eye,
The silver moon, the starry train

That gild the fair ethereal plain:
4 Lord, what is man, that in thy care

His humble lot should find a share!
Or what the Son of man, that thou

Thus to his wants thy ear shouldst bow? 5 His rank awhile, by thy decree,

Th' angelic tribes beneath them see,
Till round him thy imparted rays

With unextinguish'd glory blaze. 6 Subjected to his feet by thee,

To him all nature bows the knee;

The beasts in him their Lord behold,

The grazing herd, the bleating fold; 7 The fowls, of various wing, that fly

O’er the vast desert of the sky;
And all the wat’ry tribes that glide,

Through paths to human sight denied. 8 O Lord, how exc’llent is thy name

Throughout the earth's extended frame! Thy reign o'er distant worlds extends, Thy glory highest heaven transcends.

Psalm IX. 7-11. (c! m.) 1 The Lord forever shall endure;

He hath his throne prepard,
Impartial justice to dispense,

Io punish or reward.
2 He is a constant sure defence

Against oppressing rage
As troubles rise, his needful aids
In our behalf

engage. 3 All those who have his goodness prov'd

Will in his truth confide,
Whose goodness ne'er forsook the man

That on his help relied.
4 Sing praises therefore to the Lord,

From Zion his abode;
Proclaim his deeds till all the world

Confess no other God.

(0. m.)

PSALM XI. 4.-7.
1 The Lord is in his holy place,

And from his throne on high,
He looks upon the human race

With omnipresent eye.

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