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To thee, the sacred spring of peace,
My wearied spirit flies.
While they exulting boast:
Wilt all my fears control;
And raise my drooping soul. 4 To God I breath'd
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.
Against me should appear,
I will not yield to fear.
Has crushed their impious rage. 8 Salvation, Lord, is thine alone,
And all thy saints shall find
thankful heart has known, A God for ever kind.
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.
From cares and business free,
my own heart and thee. 3 I pay this evening sacrifice;
And when my work is done,
Upon thy grace alone. 4 Thus, with my thoughts compos’d to peace;
I'll give mine eyes to sleep;
(L. Mo 1 While many cry, in Nature's night,
Ah! who will show the way to bliss?
We steek no other guide than this.
More than the joyful reaper knows;
Thine arm, Ở Lord, shall stay my head;
. Psalm V. 1-8. (c. M.) 1 Ponder my words, O Lord, give ear;
My meditations weigh;
For unto thee I pray.
2 At day's first dawning thou shalt hear
My voice ascending high:
To thee lift up mine eye.
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.
In ways of righteousness!
(o. M.) The first penitential psalm, An abridged paraphrase. 1 In tender mercy, not in wrath,
Rebuke me, gracious God!
I sink beneath thy rod. 2 Touched by thy Spirit's quick’ning power,
My load of guilt I feel;
Oh let that Spirit heal.
Must I for ever mourn?
In pitying love returni
Send down thy power to save;
For who shall sing thy name in death,
Or praise thee in the grave?
Or yield to dread despair?
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.
And teach their lisping tongues to praise,
the impious band In mute astonishment may
I meditate with raptur'd eye,
That gild the fair ethereal plain:
His humble lot should find a share!
Thus to his wants thy ear shouldst bow? 5 His rank awhile, by thy decree,
Th' angelic tribes beneath them see,
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;
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,
Io punish or reward.
Against oppressing rage
engage. 3 All those who have his goodness prov'd
Will in his truth confide,
That on his help relied.
From Zion his abode;
Confess no other God.
PSALM XI. 4.-7.
And from his throne on high,
With omnipresent eye.