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SELECTION 19. C. M.
From the xxiv. Psalm of David.
The Lord's her fulness is;
By sovereign right are his.
And his almighty hand
The stable fabric stand.
One chosen seat design'd;
Deserved admittance find? 4 The man whose hands and heart are pure,
Whose thoughts from pride are free; Who honest poverty prefers
To gainful perjury. 5 This, this is he, on whom the Lord
Shall shower his blessings down; Whom God, his Saviour, shall vouchsafe
With righteousness to crown.
The sacred courts are trod;
Thy face, O Jacob's God.
Unfold, to entertain
With his celestial train.
The Lord, for strength renown'd
Eternal victor crown'd.
In state to entertain
10 Who is the King of glory? who?
The Lord of hosts renown'd;
SELECTION 20. S. M.
From the xxv. Psalm of David.
I lift my heart and voice:
Nor let thy foes rejoice. : Those who on thee rely,
Let no disgrace attend;
As wilfully offend.
And lead me in thy way;
On thee I wait all day.
O Lord, recall to mind;
As thou wert ever, kind. 5 Let all my youthful crimes
Be blotted out by thee;
In mercy think on me. 6 His mercy and his truth
The righteous Lord displays,
And teaching them his ways. 7 He those in justice guides
Who his direction seek;
The humble and the meek. 8 Through all the ways of God
Both truth and mercy słuine,
9 Since mercy is the grace
That most exalts thy fame,
And so advance thy Name. 10 Whoe’er, with humble fear,
To God his duty pays,
In all his righteous ways. 11 For God to all his saints
His secret will imparts,
In their obedient hearts. 12 To Israel's chosen race
Continue ever kind;
Let them thy succour finci.
SELECTION 21. C.M.
me, O Lord, for I the paths Of righteousness have trod; I shall not fail, who all my trust
Repose on thee, my God. 2 I'll wash my hands in innocence,
And round thine altar go; Pour the glad hymn of triumph thence,
And thence thy wonders show.
How thy renown excels;
In which thine honour dwells.
* Extract from the Journal of the General Convention, 1832.
4. Resolved, As the sense and declaration of this Convention that so much of the rubrics in the Form of Consecration of a church or chapel as requires the singing of 'Psalm 26, verses 6, 7, and 8,' will hereafter be duly complied with by singing verses 2 and 3, in the selection from the 26th Psalm, included in the Psalms in Metre anthorized by these resolutions to be set forth.
SELECTION 22. C. M.
From the xxvii. Psalm of David.
Is saving health and light?
What can my soul affright?
I earnestly desire;
And of his will inquire.
In times of deep distress; And safe, as on a rock, abide
In that secure recess. 4 When us to seek thy glorious face
Thou kindly dost advise; “Thy glorious face I'll always seek,"
My grateful heart replies.
Nor me in wrath reject;
Thou didst so oft protect.
Me, in my wo, forsake,
Wilt care and pity take.
My ways directly guide; Lest sinful men, who watch my steps,
Should see me tread aside. 8 I trusted that my future life
Should with thy love be crown'd; Or else my fainting soul had sunk,
With sorrow compass'd round. 9 God's time with patient faith expect,
Who will inspire thy breast With inward strength; do thou thy part, And leave to him the rest.
SELECTION 23. .C.M.
His praise I will resound,
A gracious answer found.
Has trusted in his Name;
His praises shall proclaim.
Is my defence and rock,
Of his anointed flock.
Thy heritage preserve; Feed, strengthen, and support their hearts, That they may never swerve.
SELECTION 24. L. M.
From the xxix. Psalm of David. YE that in might and power excel
, Your grateful sacrifice prepare; God's glorious actions loudly tell,
His wondrous power to all declare. 2 To his great Name fresh altars raise
Devoutly due respect afford; Him in his holy temple praise,
Where he's with solemn state adored. 3 'Tis he that, with amazing noise,
The watery clouds in sunder breaks; The ocean trembles at his voice,
When he from heaven in thunder speaks 4 How full of power his voice appears!
With what majestic terror crown'd! Which from their roots tall cedars tears, And strews their scatter'd branches round.