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P S A L M S,
SUITED TO THE
Feasts and fasts of the Church,
PRINTED FOR W. P. YOUNG,
NO. 41, BROAD-STREET.
BY the Bishops, the Clergy, and the Laity of the Pro
testant Episcopal Church in the United States of America, in Convention, this 13th day of October, in the year of our Lord one thousand seven hundred and eightynine
This Translation of the IVhole Book of Psalms into Metre, with hymns, is set forth, and allotved to be sung in all Congregations of the said Church, before and after Morning and Evening. Prayer, and also before and after Sermons, at the discretion of the Minister.
And it shall be the duty of every Minister of any Church, either by standing directions or from time to time, to appoint the Portions of Psalms which are to be sung:
And further, it shall be the duty of every Minister, with such assistance as he can obtain from persons skilled in music, to give order concerning the Tunes to be sung, at any time, in his Church: And, especially, it shall be his duty, to suppress all light and unseemly music, and all indecency and irreverence in the performance, by which vain and ungodly persons tirofane the service u the Sanctuary.
PSALMS OF DAVID,
By ill advice to walk,
Where men profanely talk ;
His business and delight;
And meditates by night. 3 Like some fair tree, which, fed by streams,
With timely fruit does bend,
All his designs attend.
No lasting root shall find ;
Like chaff before the wind.
Before their Judge's face :
Among the saints have place.
To happiness they tend :
Shall both in ruin end.
PSALM M. 1 ITH restless and ungovern'd rage,
Why do the heathen storm? Why in such rash attempts engage,
As they can ne'er perform? 2 The great in council and in might
Their various forces bring ; Against the Lord they all unite,
And his anointed King. 3 « Must we submit to their commands ?"
Presumptuously they say: "No, let us break their slavish hands,
“ And cast their chains away."