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From the xxiv. Psalm of David.
THE spacious earth is all the Lord's,

The Lord's her fulness is;
The world, and they that dwell therein,

By sovereign right are his.
2 He framed and fix'd it on the seas

And his almighty hand
Upon inconstant floods has mad

The stable fabric stand.
3 But for himself, this Lord of all

One chosen seat design'd;
O who shall to that sacred hill

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.
6 Such is the race of saints, by whom

The sacred courts are trod;
And such the proselytes that seek

Thy face, O Jacob's God.
7 Erect your heads, eternal gates;

Unfold, to entertain
The King of glory: see! he comes

With his celestial train.
8 Who is the King of glory? who?

The Lord, for strength renown'd
In battle mighty; o'er his foes

Eternal victor crown'd.
9 Erect your heads, ye gates; unfold

In state to entertain
The King of glory: see! he comes
With all his shining train.

10 Who is the King of glory? who?

The Lord of hosts renown'd;
Of glory he alone is King,
Who is with glory crown'd.


From the xxv. Psalm of David.


I lift my heart and voice:
O let me not be put to shame,

Nor let thy foes rejoice. : Those who on thee rely,

Let no disgrace attend;
Be that the shameful lot of such

As wilfully offend.
3 To me thy truth impart,

And lead me in thy way;
For thou art he that brings me help.

On thee I wait all day.
4 Thy mercies and thy love,

O Lord, recall to mind;
And graciously continúe still,

As thou wert ever, kind. 5 Let all my youthful crimes

Be blotted out by thee;
And, for thy wondrous goodness' sako,

In mercy think on me. 6 His mercy and his truth

The righteous Lord displays,
In bringing wandering sinners home,

And teaching them his ways. 7 He those in justice guides

Who his direction seek;
And in his sacred paths shall lead

The humble and the meek. 8 Through all the ways of God

Both truth and mercy słuine,
To such as, with religious hearts,
To his blest will incline.

9 Since mercy is the grace

That most exalts thy fame,
Forgive my heinous sin, O Lord,

And so advance thy Name. 10 Whoe’er, with humble fear,

To God his duty pays,
Shall find the Lord a faithful gurde

In all his righteous ways. 11 For God to all his saints

His secret will imparts,
And does his gracious covenant write

In their obedient hearts. 12 To Israel's chosen race

Continue ever kind;
And, in the midst of all their wanis,

Let them thy succour finci.

From the xxvi. Psalm of David.


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.
3 My thanks I'll publish there, and tell

How thy renown excels;
That seat affords me more delight,

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.



From the xxvii. Psalm of David.
HOM should I fear, since God to me

Is saving health and light?
Since strongly he my life supports,

What can my soul affright?
2 Henceforth within his house to dwell

I earnestly desire;
His wondrous beauty there to view,

And of his will inquire.
3 For there I may with comfort rest,

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.
5 Then hide not thou thy face, O Lord,

Nor me in wrath reject;
My God and Saviour, leave not him

Thou didst so oft protect.
6 Though all of nearest earthly ties,

Me, in my wo, forsake,
Yet thou, whose love excels them all,

Wilt care and pity take.
7 l:astruct me in thy paths, O Lord,

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.

From the xxviii. Psalm of David.

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His praise I will resound,
From whom the cries of my distress

A gracious answer found.
2 He is my strength and shield; my heart

Has trusted in his Name;
And now relieved, my heart, with joy,

His praises shall proclaim.
3 The Lord, the everlasting God,

Is my defence and rock,
The saving health, the saving strength,

Of his anointed flock.
4 O save and bless thy people, Lord,

Thy heritage preserve; Feed, strengthen, and support their hearts, That they may never swerve.


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.

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