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Bince still my ground of steadfast hope 58 With all the strength of warm deetan thy just decrees have proved.

I did thy grace implore; 44 So I to keep thy righteous laws Disclose, according to thy word, will all my study' bend;

thy mercy's boundless store. From age to age ny tiine to come 59 With due reflection and strict care in their observance spend.

my ways I thought, 45 Ere long I trust to walk at large, And so, reclaim'd to thy just paths, from all incumbrance free;

my wanderirg steps I brought. Since I resolve to make my life 50 I lost no time, but made great barte with ihy commands agree.

resolved, without delay, 46 Thy laws shall be my constant talk; To watch, that I might never more and princes shall attend,

from thy commandme:its stray. Whilst I the justice of thy ways 61 Though numerous troops of sinful men with confidence defend.

to rob me have combined, 47 My longing heart and ravish'd Yet I thy pure and righteous laws shall hoth o'erflow with joy,

bave ever kept in inind. When icthy loved commandments I C2 In dead of night I will arise my happy hours employ:

to sing thy solemn praise ; 48 Then will I to thiv just decrees Convinced how much I always ought list up my willing hands;

to love thiy righteous ways. My care and business then shall be 63 To such as fear thy holy name, to study thy cur pands.

myself I closely join; ZAIN.

To all who their obedsent wills 49 According to'hy promised grace,

to thy commands resigil.

64 O'er all the earth thy mercy, Lords thy favour, Lord, extend; Make good to me the word on which

abundantiy is, shed; thy servant's hopes depend.

O make me then exactly learn 50 that only comfort in distress

thy sacred paths to tread.

TETH. did all iný griets control;

65 With me, thy servant, thou hast deals Thy word, when troubles hemm'd me round, revived my fainting soul.

most graciously, O Lord; 51 Insulting foes did proudly mock,

Repeated henefits bestowid and all iny hopes deride;

according to thy word.

66 Teach me the sacred skill, by which Yet from thy law not all their scoffs

right judgment is attain'd, could make me turn aside.

Who ir, belief of thy commands

i 82_Thy judgments then of ancient date, I quickly call to mind,

have steadfastly remain'd.

67 Before affliction stopp'd my course, Till

, ravish'd with such thoughts, my soul did speedy comfort find.

my footsteps went astray, 58 Sometimes I stand amazed, like one

But I have since been disciplined with deadly horror struck,

thy precepts to obey. To think how ał my sinful foes

69 Thou art, O Lord, supremely gooch

and all thou dost is so; have thy just laws forsook. 64 But I thy statutes and decrees

On me, thy statutes to discern, my cheerlal a thems made,

thy saving skill hestiw. Whilst through strange lands and desert

69 The proud have forged malicious lies

my spotless fame to stain ; I like a pilgrim stray'd.

But my fix'd heart, without reserve, 65 Thy name, thatcheerd my heart by day, 70 While pamper'd, they, with prosperous

thy precepts shall retain. has fili'd iny thoughts by night: I then resolved by thy just laws

ills, to guide my steps aright.

in serisual pleasures live, 56 That peace of :niad, which has

My soul can relish no delight,

soul in deep distress sustain',

but what thy prccepis ico By strict obedience to thy will

71 'Tis good for me that I have felt I happily obtain'd.

affliction's chastening rod,

That I might duly learn and kcep

the statutes of my God. 87 O Lord, my God, my portion thou 72 The law that from thy mouth proceeden and sure possession art;

of more esteen I hold Thy words I steadfastly resolve

Than untouch'd inines, than thousand wiaca to treasure in my heart,

of silver and of gold




88 Thy wonted kindness, Lord, resting 73 To me, who am the workmanship my drooping heart to cheer; of thy Almighty hands,

That by thy righteous statutes I The heavenly understanding give

my life's whole course may steer. to learn thy just commands.

LAMED. 74 My preservation to thy saints 89 For ever and for ever, Lord, strong comfort will afford,

unchanged thou dost remain; To see success altend my hopes, Thy word, establish'd in the beavens, who trusted in thy word.

does all their orbs sustain. 75 That right thy judgments are, I now 90. Through circling ages, Lord, thy truth by sure experience see;

immoveable shall stand, And that in faithfulness, O Lord, As doth the earth, which thou uphoid'st thou hast afflicted me.

by thy Almighty hand. 76 0 let thy tender mercy now 91 All things the course by thee ordaid'd afford me needful aid ;

e'en to tlig day fulfil;. According to thy promise, Lord, They are thy faithful subjects all, to me, thy servant, made.

and servants of thy will. 77 To me ihy saving grace restore, 92 Unless thy sacred law had been that I again may live;

my comfort and delight, Whose soul can relish no delight I must hare fainted, and expired but what thy precepts give.

in dark affliction's night. 78 Defeat the proud, who, unprovokedy 93Thy precepts, therefore, froun my thoughle to ruin me have sought,

sball never, Lord, depart; Whu only on thy sacred laws

For thou by them hast to new life employ my harmless thought.

restored my dying heart. 79 Let those that fear thy name espouse 94 As I am thine, entirely thine, iny cause, and those alone

protect me, Lord, from harm, Who have, by strict and pious search, Who have thy precepts sought to know. thy sacred precepts known.

and carefully perform. 80 in thy blest statutes let my heart

95 The wicked have their ambush laid continue always sound;

my guiltless life to take; That guilt and shame, the sinner's lot, But in the midst of danger I may never me confound.

thy word my study make. CAPH.

96 I've seen an end of what we call 81 My soul with long expectance faints perfection here below; to see thy saving grace;

But thy commandments, like thysell, Yet still on thy unerring word

no change or period know. my confidence I place.

MEM. 82 My very eyes consume and fai] 97 The love that to thy laws I beas with waiting for thy word;

no language can display; O! when wilt thou thy kind relief They with fresh wonders entertain and promised aid afford ?

my ravish'd thoughts all day. 83 My skin like shrivelPd parchment shows, 98 Through thy commands I wiser gros thai long in smoke is set;

than all my subtile foes; Yet no affliction me can sorce

For thy sure word doth me direct thy statutes to forget.

and ail my ways dispuse. B4 flow many days must I endure 99 From me my former teachers nuw of sorrow and distress?

may abler counsel take; When wilt thou judgment execute Because thy sacred precepts I on them who me oppress ?

my constant study make. 85 The proud have digg'd a pit for me, 100 'Ie understanding I excel that have no other foes,

the sages of our days; But such as are averse to thee,

Because by thy unerring rule and thy just laws oppose.

I order all my ways. 86 With sacred truth's eternal laws 101 My feet with care I have refrain's all thy commands agree;

from every sinful way, Men persecute me without cause ; That to thy sacred word I might thou, Lord, my helper be.

entire obedience pay. 87 With close designs against my


102 I have not from they judgments straga they had almost prevail'd;

by vain desires misled; But in obedience to thy will,

For, Lord, thou hast instructed me my duty never fail

thy righteous paths to treado

JOS low sweet are all thy words to me! ,118 The wicked thou hast trod lo-earthe O what divine repast!

who from thy statutes stray'd ;. How much more grateful to my soul Their vile deceit, the just reward than honey to my taste!

of their own falsehood made. 104 Taught by thy sacred precepts, I 119 The wicked from thy holy land with heavenly skill am blest,

thou dost like dross remove; Through which the treacherous ways of sio I therefore, with such justice charm'de I utterly detest.

thy testimonies love. NUN.

120 Yet with that love they make me dread 105 Thy word is to my feet a lamp lest I should so offend, the way of truth to show;

When on transgressors I behold A watch-light to point out the path thy judgments thus descend. in which I ought to go.

AIN. 108 I swear, and liom my solemn oath 121 Judgment and justice I bave loved ; will never start aside,

O therefore, Lord, engage That in thy righteous judgments | In my defence, nor give me up will steadfastiy abide.

to my oppressor's rage. 107 Since I with griefs am so opprest, 122 Do thou be surety, Lord, for me, that I can bear pa more,

and so shall this distress According to thy word do thou Prove good for me; nor shall the prove my fainting soui restore.

my guiltless soul oppress. 108 Let still my sacrifice of praise 123 My eyes, alas! begin to fail, with thee acceptance find;

in long expectance held; and in thy righteous judgments, Lord, Till thy salvation they behold, instruct iny willing mind.

and righteous word fulfill'd. 109 Though ghastly dangers me surround, 124 To me, thy servant, in distress my soul they cannot awe,

thy wonted grace display, Nor with continual terrors keep

And discipline my willing heart from thinking on thy law.

thy stalutes to obey: 110 My wicked and inveterate foes 125 On me, devoted to thy fear, for me their snares have laid;

thy sacred skill bestow, Yet I have kept the upright path, That of thy testimonies I nor from thy precepts stray'd.

the full extent may know. 111 Thy testimonies I have made 126 'Tis time, high time for thee, O Lord my heritage and choice;

thy vengeance to employ; Yor they when aher comforts fail, When men with open violence my drooping heart rejoice.

thy sacred law destroy. 112 My beart with early zeal began 127 'Yet their contempt of thy commande thy statutes to obey,

but makes their value rise And till my course of life is done, In my esteem, who purest gold, shall keep thy upright way.

compared with them, despise. SAMECH.

128 Thy precepts therefore I account, 113 Deceitful thoughts and practices in all respects, divine ; I utterly detest;

They teach me to discern the right, But to thy law affection bear

and all false ways decline. too great to be exprest.

PE. 114 My hiding-place, my refuge-tower, 129 The wonders which thy laws contain and hield art thou, O Lord;

no words can represent ; I firmly anchor all my hopes

Therefore to learn and practise thems on thy unerring word.

my zealous heart is bent.

s 115 Hence, ye that trade in wickedness, 130 "The very entrance to thy word approach not my abode ;

celestial light displays, For firmly I resolve to keep

And knowledge of true happiness the precepts of my God.

to simplest ininds conveys. 116 According to thy gracious word, 131 With eager hopes I waiting lood, from danger set me free;

and fainting with desire, Nor make me of those hopes ashamed, That of thy wise commands I might that I repose in thee.

the sacred skill acquire. 117 Uplold me, so shall I be safe, 132 With favour, Lord, look down on me and rescued from distress;

who thy relief implore; To thy decrees continually

As thou art wont to visit those y just respect address

who thy blest name adunk

189 Directed by thy heavenly word |To him, on whose engaging word let all my footsteps be ;

my hope alone rely d. Nor wickedness of any kind

148 With zeal have I awaked before dominion have o'er me.

the midnight watch was set, 184 Release, entirely set me free That I of thy mysterious word

1 from persecuting hands,

might perfect knowledge get. That, unmolested, I may learn

149 Lord, hear my supplicaling voice, and practise thy commands.

and wonted favour show: 135 On me, devoted to thy fear, O quicken me, and so approve ! Lord, make thy face to skine;

thy judgment ever true. Tby statutes both to know and keep, 150 "My persecuting foes advance, my heart with zeal inclinc,

and hourly nearer draw; 136 My eyes to weeping fountains turn, What treatment can I hope from them whence briny rivers flow,

that violate thy law? To see mankind against thy laws 151 Though they draw nigh, my comfort is, in bold defiance go.

thou, Lord, art yet more near;

Thou, whose coinmands are righteous all, TSADDI.

thy promises sincere. 197 Thou art the rightecus Judge, in whom 152 Concerning thy divine decrees, wrong'u innocence may trust;

my soul has known of old, And, like thyself, thy judgments, Lord, That they were true, and shall their truth in all respects are just,

to endless ages hold 138 Most just and true those statutes were, ! which thou didst first decree;

RESCH. And all with faithfulness perform’d, 153 Consider my affliction, Lord, succeeding times shall see.

and me from bondage draw; 139 With zcal my flesh consumes away, Think on thy servant in distress, my soul with anguish frets,

wlio ne'er forgets thy law. To see my foes contemn at once

154 Plcad thou iny cause; to that and me thy promises and threats.

thy timely aid afford; 140 Vet each neglected word of thine, With beams of mercy quicken me, howe'er by them despised,

according to thy word. Is pure, and for eternal truth

155 From hardend sinners thou remov'st by me, thy servant, prized.

salvation far away; 141 Brought, for thy sake, to low estate, 'Tis just thou should'st withdraw from them contempt from all I find;

who from thy statutes stray. Yet no affronts or wrongs can drive

156 Since great thy tender mercies are thy precepts from my mind.

to all who thee adore; 142 Thiy righteousness shall then endure, According to thy judgments, Lord, when time itself is past;

my fainting bopes restore. Thy law is truth itself, that truth

157 A numerous host of spiteful foes which shall for ever last. 143 Though trouble, anguish, doubts, and But all too few to force my soul

Against my life combine; dread,

thy statutes to decline. to compass me unite;

158 Those bold transgressors I bebeld, Beset with danger, still I make

And was with grief oppressid, thy precepts my delight.

To see with what audacious pride 144 Eternal and unerring rules

thy covenact they transgressid. thy testimonies give:

159 Yet while they slight, consider, Lord, Teach me the wisdom that will mako

how I thy precepts love; my soul for ever live.

O therefore quicken wae with beams

of inercy from above. 145 With my whole heart to God I call’d, 160 As from the birth of time thy truth Lord, hear my earnest cry;

has held through ages past, And I thy statuies to perform

So shall thy righteous judgments fro with all my care apply.

to endless ages last. 146 Again more serveully I pray'd, O save me, that I may

SCHIN. Thy testimonies throughly know, 161 Though mighly tyrants, without CANA and steadfastly obey.

conspire my blood to shed, 147 My earlier prayer the dawning day Thy sacred word has power alone prevented, while I cry'd

to fill my heart with dreadh

162 And yet that word my joy!ul breast

PSALM 120. with heaveuly rapture warins ; I Nor conquest, nor the spoils of war, To God, who never yet deny'd have such transporting charms.

to rescue me oppress'd with wrong{ 163 Perfidious practices and lies 2 Once more, O Lord, deliverance send I utterly detest;

From lying lips my soul defend, But to thiy laws affection bear,

and from the rage of slandering tongues too vast to be exprest.

3 What little profit can accrue, 164 Seven times a day, with grateful voice, And yet what heavy wrath is due, thy praises I resound,

O thou perfidious tongue, to thee! Because I find thy judgments all 4 Thy sting upon thyself shall turn;

with truth and justice crown'd. Or lasting flames, that fiercely burn 165 Secure substantial peace have they the constant fuel thou shalt be. who truly love thy law;

5 But, O! how wretched is my doom, No smiling mischiet them can tempt Who am a sojourner become nor frowning danger awe.

in barren Mesech's desert soil ! 166 For thy salvation I hare hoped, With Kedar's wicked tents enclosed, and though so long delay'd,

To lawless savages exposed, With cheerful zeal and strictest care who live on nought but theft and spoil all thy commands obey'd.

6 My hapless dwelling is with those 167 Thy testimonies I have kept, Who peace and amity oppuse,

and constantly obey'd ; } and pleisure take in other's harms: Because the love I bore to them

7 Sweet peace is all I court and seek ; thy service easy made.

But when to them of peace I speak, 168 From strict obscrvance of thy laws they straight cry out, To arms, to arms I never yet withdrew;

PSALM 121. Convinced that my most secret ways are opeu lo thy view.


from thence expecting aid; TAU.

12 From Sion's hill, ard Sion's God,

who heaven and earth has made. 169 To my request and earnest cry, attend, () gracious Lord;

3 Thien thou, my soul, in safety rest, Irispire my heart with heavenly skill,

thy guardian will not sleep;

4 His watchful care, that Israel guards, according to thy word. 170 Let my repeated prayer at last

will Israel's monarch keep.

5 Shelterd beneath the Almighty's wingo before thy throne appear; According to thy pliglited word,

thou shalt securely rest,

6 Where neither suń nor moon sball thee for my relief draw near. 171 Then shall iny grateful lips return

by day or night molest. the trihute of their

7 From common accidents of life When thou thy counsels hast reveald,

his care shall guard thee still; and taught me thy just ways.

8 From the blind strokes of chance, and fo:

hat lie in wait to kill. 172 My tongue the praises of thy word shall thankfully resound,

9 At home, abroad, in peace, in war, Bacause thy promises are all

thy God shall thee defend; with truth and justice crown'd.

Conduct thee through life's pilgrimaga 173 Let thy Almighty arm appear,

safe to thy jouruey's erd: and bring me timely aid;

PSALM 122 For I the laws thou hast ordain'd


'Twas a joyful sound to hear my heart's free choice have made.

our tribes devoutly say, 174 My soul has wailed long to see Up, Isracl, to the temple haste, thy saving grace restored;

and keep your festal day! Nor comfort knew, but what the laws ? At Salem's counts we must appear, thy heavenly laws afford.

with our assembled powers, 175 Prolong my life that I

3 In strong and beauteous order rangela my great Restorer's praise ;

like her initer towers, Whose justice, froin the depths of woe, 4 Tis thither, by divine commande my Cainting soul shall raise.

the tfibes of God repair 176 Like some lost slicep !'ve stray'd, till I Before his ark to celebrate despair my way to find;

his neme with praise and prayera Thou, therefore, Lord, thy servant seek, 5 Tribunals stand erected there who keeps thy laws ia unindo

wbere equity lakes placa.

may sing

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