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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 sensu

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.

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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 just,

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;
4 Of more esteem than golden mines,

Or gold refined with skill;
More sweet than honey, or the drops

That from the comb distil.
5 My trusty counsellors they are,

And friendly warnings give: Divine rewards attend on those

Who by thy precepts live.
6 Rut what frail man observes how oft

He does from virtue fall?
O cleanse me from my secret faults,

Thou God that know'st them all!

7 Let no presumptuous sin, O Lord,

Dominion have o'er me;
That, by thy grace preserved, I may

The great transgression flee.
8 So shall my prayer and praises be

With thy acceptance blest; And I, secure on thy defence, My strength and Saviour, rest.

SELECTION 16. S. M.

Fram the xx. Psalm of David.
AY Jacob's God defend
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And hear us in distress;
Our succour from his temple send,

Our cause from Sion bless!

2 May he accept our vow,

Our sacrifice receive,
Our heart's devout request allow,

Our holy wishes give! 3 O Lord, thy saving grace

We joyfully declare;
Our banner in thy name we raise

" The Lord fulfil our prayer !!! 4 Now know we that the Lord

His chosen will defend:
From heaven will strength divine afford,

And will their prayer attend. 5 Some earthly succour trust,

But we in God's right hand:
Lo! while they fall, so vain their boast,

We rise, and upright stand. 6 Still save us, Lord; and still

Thy servants deign to bless :
Hear, King of heaven, in times of ill,
The prayers that we address,

SELECTION 17.
From the xxii. Psalm of David.

PART I.

C. M.

MWGod, my God, why leavist thou me

When
O, why so far from me removed,

And from my loud complaint? ? 2 Lo! I am treated like a worm,

Like none of human birth;
Not only by the great reviled,

But made the rabble's mirth.
3 With laughter, all the gazing crowd

My agonies survey;
They shoot the lip, they shake the head

And thus deriding say:
4 "In God he trusted, boasting oft

That he was Heaven's delight;
Let God come down to save him now,

And own his favourite."
5 Withdraw not, then, so far from me,

When trouble is so nigh;
O send me help! thy help, on which

Alone I can rely.

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1 LIKE water is my life pour'd out,

My joints are out of frame;
My heart dissolves within my breast,

Like wax before the flame.
2 My strength is like a potsherd dried,

My tongue is parch'd with drought; And to the dismal shades of death

My fainting soul is brought.
3 Like dogs, to compass me, my foes

In wicked counsel meet;
They pierced my inoffensive hands,

They pierced my harmless feet.

4 My body's rack'd, till all my bones

Distinctly may be told; Yet such a spectacle of wo

As pastime they behold. 5 As spoil, my garments they divide,

Lots for my vesture cast:Therefore, O leave me not, my God,

But to my succour hasté.

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1 LORD, to my brethren I'll declare

The triumphs of thy Name; In presence of assemõled saints

Thy glory thus proclaim: 2“Ye worshippers of Jacob's God,

All you of Israel's line, O praise the Lord, and to your praise

Sincere obedience join.
3 "He ne'er disdainid on low distress

To cast a gracious eye;
Nor turn'd from misery his face,

But hears its humble cry.'
4 Thus in thy sacred courts, will I

My cheerful thanks express;
In presence of thy saints perform

The vows of my distress.
5 The meek companions of my grief

Shall find my table spread;
And all that seek the Lord shall be

With joys immortal fed.
6 Then shall the glad converted world

To God their homage pay;
And scatter'd nations of the earth

One sovereign Lord obey. 7 'Tis his supreme prerogative

O'er all mankind to reign; 'Tis just that he should rule the world, Who does the world sustain.

8 The rich who are with plenty fed

His bounty must confess;
The sons of want, by him relieved,

Their generous patron bless.
9 With humble worship to his throne

They all for aid resort; That power, which first their being gave,

Alone can them support.
10 Then shall a chosen spotless race,

Devoted to his Name,
To their adoring sons his truth
And glorious acts proclaim.

SELECTION 18. C. M.
From the xxiii. Psalm of David.

THE Lord himself, the mighty Lord,

The shepherd, by whose constant care

My wants are all supplied. 2 In tender grass he makes me feed,

And gently there repose; Then leads me to cool shades, and where

Refreshing water flows.
3 He does my wandering soul reclaim,

And, to his endless praise,
Instruct with humble zeal to walk

In his most righteous ways.
4 I pass the gloomy vale of death,

From fear and danger free;
For there his aiding rod and staff

Defend and comfort me.

6 Since God doth thus his wondrous love

Through all my life extend,
That life to him I will devote,
And in his temple spend.

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