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10 Thou, guardian-like, didst shield from, In presence of thy saints perform

the vows of wrongs

my distress my helpless infant days ;

26 The meet coirpanions of my grief And since bast been my God, and guide, shall find my table spread;

through life's bewilderd ways. And all that seek the Lord shall be 11 Withdraw not then so far from me, with joys iminortal sed. when trouble is so nigh;

27 Then shall the glad converted world O send me help! thy help, on which

to God their lioinage payi I only can rely:

And scatter'd nations of the earth 12 High-pamper'd bulls, a frowning herd, one sovereign Lord obey. from Basan's forest met,

28 'Tis his supreme prerogative With sirength proportion'd to their rage, o'er subject kings to reign;, have me around beset.

'Tis just that he should rule the world, 13

They gape on me, and every mouth who does the world sustain. a yawning grave appears;

29 The rich, who are with plenty fed, The desert Lion's savage roar

his bounty must contess ; less dreadful is than theirs.

The sons of want, by him relieved,

their generous Patron bless.
14 My blood like water's spilld, my joints With humble worship to his throne
are rack'd and out of frame;

they all for aid resort; My heart dissolves within my breast, That power, which first their beings gare, like wax before the fame.

can only them supporto 15 My strergth, like potter's earth, is 50, 31 Then shall a chosen spotless race, parch'd;

devoted to his name, my tongue cleaves to my jaws; To their admiring heirs his truth, And to the silent shades of death

and glorious acts, proclaim. my fainting soul withdraws.


HE in pack'd

vouchsafes to be my guide; They pierced my inoffensive hands ; The Shepherd, by whose constant care they pierced any harmless feet.

my warts are all supply'd. 17 My body's rack’d, till all my bones 2 In tender grass he makes me feed, distinctly may be told;

and gently there repose Yet such a spectacle of woe

Then leads ine to cool shades, and where as pastime they behold.

refreshing water flows. 18 As spoil, my garments they divide, 3 He does my wanciering soul reclaiin, lots for my vesture cast;

and, to his endless praise, 19Therefore approach, O Lord, my strength, Instruct with humble zeal to walk and to my succour haste.

in his most righteous ways. 20 From their sharp swords protect thou me, 4 I pass the gloomy vale of death, of all but life hereft;

from fear and danger free; Nor let my darling in the power For there his aiding rod and staff of cruel dogs be left.

defend and comfort me. 21 To save me from the lion's jaws, 5 In présence of iny spiteful foes thy present succour send;

he does my table spread; As once, from goring unicorns,

He crowns my cup with cheerful wine, thou didst my life defend.

with oil anoints my head. 22 Ther to my brethren I'll declare

6 Since God doth thus luis wondrous love the triumphs of thy name;

through all any life extend, In presence of assembled saints

That life to bin I will devote thy glory thus proclaim:

and in his temple spend. 23 “ Ye worshippers of Jacob's God,

PSALM 24. ,

the Lord's her fulness is; “ sincere obedience join.

The world, and they that dwell therein, 24 “ He ne'er disclain'd on low distress by sovereign right are his. to cast a gracious eye;

2 He framell and fix'd it on the seas; « Nor turn'd from poverty his face,

and his Almighty hand, " but hears its humble cry."

Upon inconstant foods, has made

the stable fabric stand. 25 Thus, in thy sacred courts, will I

3 But for himself, this Lord of all my cheerful thanks express;

one chosen seat design'd;

u all

0' who shall to that sacred hill

To such as, with religious hearts, deserved admittance find ?

to his blést will inclice. 4 The man, whose hands and heart are pure,

PART II. whose thoughts from pride are free; 11 Since mercy is the grace, Who honest poverty prefers

that most exalts thy fame, to gainful perjury

Forgive my heinous sin, O Lord, 5 This, this is he, on whom the Lord

and so advance thy name. shall shower his blessings down;

12 Whoe'er, with humble fear, Whom God, his Saviour, shall vouchsafe

to God his duty pays, with righteousness to crown.

Shall find the Lord a faithful guide, 6 Such is the race of saints, by whom in all his righteous way3. the sacred courts are trod;

13 His quiet soul with peace And such the proselytes that seek

shall be for ever bless'd; the face of Jacob's God.

And by his numerous race the land 7 Erect your heads, eternal gates;

successively possess'd. unfold, to entertain

14 For God to all his saints The King of Giory: see! he comes

his secret will imparts, with his celestial train.

And does his gracious covenant write 8 Who is the King of Glory? who?

in their obedient hearts. the Lord, for strength renown'd; 15 To him I lift my eyes, In battle mighty; o'er his foes

and wait his timely aid, eternal victor crown'd.

Who breaks the strong and treacheroun 9 Erect your heads, ye gates; unfold

snare, in slate to entertain

which for my feet was laid. The King of Glory: see! he comes 16 0! turn, and all my griefs with all his shining train.

in mercy, Lord, redress; 10 Who is the King of Glory? whi? the Lord of hosts renowa'd;

For I am compass'd round with woes

and plunged in deep distress. Of Glory he alone is King,

17 The sorrows of my heart who is with glory crown'd.

to mighty sums increase; PSALM 25.

O! from this dark and dismal state

my troubled soul release! God, in I

18 Do thou, with tender eyes,

my sad afflictions see; 0! let me not be put to shame,

Acquit me, Lord, and from my guilt nor let my loes rejoice.

entirely set me free. B Those who on thee rely,

19 Consider, Lord, my foes, let no disgrace attend;

how vast their numbers grow! Be that the shameful lot of such

What lawless force and rage they use, as wilfully offend.

what boundless hate they show! 4, 5 To me thy truth impart,

20 Protect, and set my soul and lead me in thy way;

from their fierce malice free; For thou art he that brings me belp ; Nor let me be ashained, who place on thee I wait all day.

my steadfast trust in thee. 6 Thy mercies and thy love,

21 Let all my righteous acts O Lord, recall to mind;

to full perfection rise ; Aud graciously continue still,

Because my firm and constant hope as thou wert ever, kind.

on thee alone relies. 7 Let all my youthful crimnes

22 To Israel's chosen race be blotted out by thee;

continue ever kind; And, for thy wondrous goodness sake, And, in the midst of all their wants, in mercy think on me.

let them thy succour find. 8 His inercy, and his truth,

PSALM 26. the righteous Lord displays,, In bringing wandering sinners home, (UDGE me, O Lord, for I the pathe and teaching them his ways.

of righteouzuess have trod; 9 He those in justice guides,

I cannot fail, who all my trust who his direction seek;

repose on thee, my God. And in his sacred paths shall lead 2,3 Search thou my heart, whose innocence the humble and the meek.

will shine the more 'lis try'd; 10 Through all the ways of God For I lave kopith; grace m vlev, bulb trull and mercy shine,

and made thy rub ay guide



4 I never for companions took

Then hide not thou thy face, O Lord, the idle or profane;

nor me in wrath reject; No hypocrite, with all his arts, My God and Saviour, leave not him could e'er my friendship gain

thou didst so oft protect. 5 I hate the busy plotting crew, 10 Though all my friends, and kindred tog who make distracted times;

their helpless charge forsake, And shun their wicked company, Yet thou, whose love excels them all, as I avoid their crimes.

wilt care and pity take. 6 I'll wash my hanus in innocence, 11 Instruct me in thy paths, O Lord, and bring a heart so pure,

my ways directly guide; That when thy altar 1 approach, Lest envious men,

who watch my stej my welcome shall secure.

should see me tread aside. 7, 8 My thanks I'R publish there, and tell 12 Lord, disappoint my cruel foes ; how thy renown excels ;

defeat their ill desire, That seat affords me most delight, Whose lying lips, and bloody hands,

in which thy honour dwells. 9 Pass not on me che sinners' doom,

that my future life who murder make their trade; should with thy love be crown'd, 10 Who others' rights, by secret bribes, Or else my fainting soul had sunk, or open force, invade.

with sorrow compass’d round. 11 But I will walk in paths of truth, 14 God's time with patient faith expecty and innocence pursue ;

who will inspire thy breast Protect me, therefore, and to me With inward strength: do thou thy part, thy mercies, Lord, renew.

and leave to hin the rest. 12 In spite of all assaulting foes, I still maintain my ground;

PSALM 28. And shall survive among thy saints,

Lord, my rock, to thee I cry, thy praises to resound.

in sighs consume my breath; PSALM 27.

O! answer, or I shall become WHOM should I fear, since God to me like those that sleep in death.

2 Regard my supplication, Lord, Since strongly he my life supports, the cries that I repeat, what can my soul affright?

With weeping eyes, and lifted hands, 2 With fierce intent my flesh to tear, before thy mercy-seat. when foes beset me round,

3 Let me escape the sinners' doom, They stumbled, and their haughty crests who make a trade of ill,

were made to strike the ground. And ever speak the person fair, 3 Through him my heart, undaunted, dares whose blood they mean to spill. with mighty hosts to cope;

4 According to their crimes' extent, Through him, in doubtful straits of war, let justice have its course; for good success I hope.

Relentless be to them, as they 4 Henceforth, within his house to dwell

have sinn'd without remorse. I earnestly desire;

5 Since they the works of God despise, His wondrous beauty there to view, nor will his grace adore; and of his will inquire.

His wrath shall utterly destroy, 5 For there I may with comfort rest, and build them up no more. in times of deep distress ;

6 But I, with due acknowledgment, And safe, as on a rock, abide

his praises will resound, in that secure recess:

From whom the cries of iny distress 6 Whilst God o'er all my haughty foes a gracious answer found. my lofty head shall raise;

7 My heart its confidence reposed And I my joyful tribute bring,

in God, my strength and shield; with grateful songs of praise.

In him I trusted, and return'a

triumphant from the field.
7 Continue, Lord, to hear my voice, As he hath made my joys complete,
whene'er to thee I cry;

'tis just that I should

raise In mercy my complaints receive, The cheerful tribute of my thanks, nor my request deny.

and thus resound his praise: 8 When us to seek thy glorious face 8" His aiding power supports the troops, thou kindly dost advise ;

" that my just cause maintain: " Thy glorious face I'll always seek,” « ?T was he advanced me to the throne; my grateful heart repliese

* tis he secures my reign."

• Preserve thy chosen, and proceed 8 Then, as I vairly had presumed, thine heritage to bless;

my error I confess'd; With plenty prosper them, iu peace; And thus with supplicating voice, in battle, with success.

thy mercy's throne address'd: PSALM 29.

9 « What profit is there in my blood,

“ congeald by death's cold night? Y princes, that in might

excel, your grateful sacrifice prepare;

“ Can silent ashes speak thy praise, God's glorious actions loudly tell,

thy wondrous truth recite? his wondrous power to all declare. 10 “ Hear me, O Lord, in mercy hear; 2 To his great naine fresh altars raise ; “ thy wonted aid extend;

devoutly due respect afford; “ Do thou send help, on whom alone Him in his holy temple praise,

“I can for help depend.” where he's with solemn state adored. 11 'Tis done! thou hast my mournful sco 3 'Tis he that, with amazing noise,

to songs and dancesturn'd; the watery clouds in sunder breaks ; Invested me with robes of state, The ocean trembles at his voice,

who late in sackcloth mourn'd. when he from heaven in thunder speaks. 12 Exalted thus, I'll gladly sing 4, 5 How full of power his voice appears! thy praise

in gratetul verse; with what majestic terror crown'd! And, as thy favours endless are, Which from their roots tall cedars tears, thy endless praise rehearse. and strews their scatter'd branches round.

PSALM 31. e "They, and the hills on which they grow, D for still I trust in thee :

EFEND me, Lord, from shape, are sometimes hurry'd far away, And leap, like hinds that bounding go, As just and righteous is thy name, or unicorns in youthful play.

from danger set me free. 7, 8 When God in thunder loudly speaks, 2 Bow down thy gracious ear,

and scatter'd flames of lightning sends, and speedy succour send; The forest nods, the desert quakes, Do thou my steadfast rock appear, and stubborn Kadesh lowly bends.

to shelter and defend. 9 He makes the hinds to cast their young, 3 Since thou, when foes oppress,

and lays the beasts' dark coverts bare; my rock and fortress art, While those that to his courts belong, To guide me forth from this distresu, securely sing his praises there.

thy wonted help impart. 10, 11 God rules the angry foods on high; 4 Release me from the snare,

his boundless sway shall never cease; which they have closely laid; His saints with strength he will supply,

Since I, O God, my strength, repair and bless his own with constant peace. to thee alone for aid. PSALM 30.

5 To thee, the God of truth, I'll celebrate thy praises, Lord, my life, and all that's mine,

|(For thou preserv'dst me from my youth) To raise my diooping head, and check I willingly resign. my foes' insulting joy.

6 All vain designs I hate 2, 3 In my distress I cry'd to thee,

of those that trust iu lies; who kiodly didst relieve,

And still my soul in every state, And from the grave's expecting jaws to God for succour flies. my hopeless life retrieve.

PART 11. 4 Thus to his courts, ye saints of his, 7 Thr mercies thou hast shown, with songs of praise repair;


rfully express; With me commemorate his truth,

For thou hast seen my straits, and know and providential care.

my soul in deep distress. 5 His wrath has but a moment's reign,

8 When Keilah's treachercus race his favour no decay ;

did all my strength enclose, Your night of grief is recompensed Thou gav'st my feet a larger space, with joy's returning day.

to shun my watchful fues. 6 But I, in prosperous days presumed; 9 Thy inercy, Lord, display, no sudden change I fear'd;

and hear my just complaint; Whilst, in my sunshine of success

For both


soul and desh decay; no lowering cloud appear'd.

with grief and hunger faint. "But soon I found thy favour, Lord, 10 Sad thoughts my life oppress; my empire's ouly trust;

my years are spent in groans ; For when thou hid'st thy face, I saw My sins lave made my strength decrecy uy bouvur laid in dus

and ev'n cousunied my boots.

11 My foes my sufferings mock'd; 13 While I conceal'd the fretting sore, my neighbours did upbraid;

my bones consuned without relief; My friends, at sight of ine, were shock'd, All day did I with anguisk: roar, and fled as men dismay'd.

but no complaints assuaged my grief. 12 Forsook by all am I,

4 Heavy on me thy hand remaind, as dead, and out of mind;

by day and nighi alike distress’d, And like a shatter d vessei lie,

Till quite of vital moisture drain de whose parts can ne'er be join'd. like land with summer's droughtoppressed. 13 Yet slanderous words they speak, 5 No sooner I iny wound disclosed; and seem my power to dread;

the guilt that tortured me within, Whilst they tovciher counsel take, But thy forgiveness interposed, my guiltless bolood to shed.

and mercy's healing balm pour'd in. 14 But still my steadfast trust

6 True penitents shail thus succeed, I on thy help repose:

who seek thee whilst thou may'st be found That thoui, my God, art good and just, And, from the common deluge freed. my soul with comfort knows.

shall see remorseless sinners drown'd. PART III.

| 7 Thy favour, Lord, in all distress, 15 Whate'er events betide,

my tower of refuge I must own; thy wisdom times them all,

Thou shalt my haughty foes suppress, Then, Lord, thy servant safely hide and me with songs of triunph crown. from those that seek his fall.

8 In my instruction then confide, 16 The brightness of thy face

ye thá: would truth's safe path descry: to me, O Lord, disclose;

Your progress I'll securely guide, And, as thy mercies still increase,

and keep you in my watchful eye. preserve me from my foes.

9 Submit yourselves to wisdom's rule, 17 Me from dishonour save,

like men that reason have attain'd; who still have call'd on thee;

Not like thi' ungovern'd horse and mule, Let that, and silence in the


whose fury must be curb'd and fein d. the sinner's portion be.

10 Sorrows on sorrows multiply'd, 18 Do thou their tongues restrain,

the harden'd sinner shall confound; whose breath in lies is spent;

But them who in his truth confide, Who false reports, with proud disdain, blessings of mercy shall surround. against the righteous vent.

11 His saints, that have perform'd his laws 19 How great thy mercies are

their life in triumph shall employ; to such as fear thy name,

Let them, as they alone have cause, Which thou for those that trust thy care, in grateful raptures shout for joy. dost to the world proclaim!

PSALM 39. 20 Thou keep'st them in thy sight,

from proud oppressors free; LET all the just to God, with joy,
From longues that do in strise delight,
they are preserved by thee.

For well the righteous it becomes 21 With glory and renown

to sing glad songs of praise. God's naine be ever bless'd;

2, 3 Let harps, and psalteries, and luten, Whose love, in Keilah's well-fenced town, in joyful concert meet; was wondrously expressid!

And new-made songs of loud applause 22 I said, in hasty flight,

the harmony complete. I'm banish'd from thine eyes; 4,5 For faithful is ihe word of God; Yet still thou keep'st me in thy sight, his works with truth abound; and heard'st my earnest cries.

He justice loves; and all the earth 23 O! all ye saints, the Lord

is with his goodness crown'd. with eager love pursue;

6 By his Almighty Word, at first, Who to the just will help afford,

the heavenly arch was rear'd; and give the proud their due.

And all the beauteous hosts of light 24 Ye that on God rely,

at his command appear'd. courageously proceed;

7 The swelling foods, together roll’dy For he will still your hearts supply he makes in heaps to lie; with strength, in time of need And lays, as in a store-house safe, PSALM 32.

the watery treasures by. HP E's hlest whore sins have pardon gain’d, 8, 9 Let earth, and all that dwell therem, no more in judgment to appear ;

before him trembling stand; 2 Whose guilt remission bas obtain’d, For, when he spake the word, 'twas made;

And whose repentance is sincere. 'twas fix'd at bis command.

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