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4 O wretched state ! how fall'n are men !

How guilty, helpless, lost, and dead !
They're all concluded under sin,

Their hope is gone, their peace is fled. 5 To such, the Lord his gospel sends ;

For these, a Saviour he appoints ;
To them his grace with pow'r extends;
And changes atheists into saints.
PSALM 53. Second Part. C. M.

Deliverance from persecution. 1

Who thus devour her saints ? Do they not know her Saviour rules,

And pities her complaints ? 2 They shall be seiz'd with sad surprise :

For God's avenging arm
Scatters the bones of them, that rise

To do his children harm.
3 In vain the sons of Satan boast
Of armies in

array : When God has first dispers’d their host,

They fall an easy prey.
4. O for a word from Zion's King,

Her captives to restore !
Jacob with all his tribes shall sing,
And Judah weep no more.

PSALM 51. P. M.

Prayer for deliverance from enemies. 1 Y God, preserve my soul ;

O make my spirit whole : To save me let thy strength appear ; Strangers my steps surround; Their pride and rage confound,

And bring thy great salvation near.


2 Those that against me rise Are aliens from the skies :

They hate thy church and kingdom, Lord !, They mock thy fearful name : They glory in their shame,

Nor heed the wonders of thy word.
3 But O thou king divine,
My chosen friends are thine,

The men, that still my soul sustain :
Wilt thou my foes subdue,
And form their hearts anew,

And snatch them from eternal pain.
4 Escap'd from ev'ry woe,
O! grant me, here below,

To praise thy name withi those I love :
And, when beyond the skies,
Our souls unbodied rise ;
Unite us in the realms above.

PSALM 55. First Part, C. M.

Support for the afflicted and tempted soul. 1 O

GOD, my refuge, hear my cries,

Behold my flowing tears :
For earth and hell my hurt devise,

And triumph in my fears. 2 Their


is level'd at my life ;
My soul with guilt they load ;
And fill my thoughts with inward strife,

To shake my hope in God.
3 With inward pain my heart-strings sound,

I groan with ev'ry breath :
Horror and fear beset me round,

Among the shades of death. 3 82437 4 O! were I like a feather'd dove;

Soon would I stretch my wings ;

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And fly, and make a long remove

From all these restless things. 5 Let me to some wild desert

go, And find a peaceful home ; Where storms of malice never blow,

Temptations never come.
6 Vain hopes, and vain inventions alt,

To 'scape the rage of hell !
The mighty God on whom I call,
Can save me here as well.
PSALM 55. Second Part. S. M.

Daily devotions.
1 ET sinners take their course,

And choose the road to death;
But in the worship of my God

I'll spend my daily breath.
2 My thoughts address his throne,

When morning brings the light :
I seek his blessing ev'ry noon,

And pay my vows at night.
3 Thou wilt regard my cries,

O my eternal God!
While sinners perish in surprise,

Beneath thine angry rod.
A Because they dwell at ease,

And no sad changes feel ;
They neither fear nor trust thy name,

Nor learn to do thy will.
5 But I with all my cares,

Will lean upon the Lord : I'll cast my burdens on his arm,

And rest upon his word. 6 His arm shall well sustain

The children of his love;

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The ground on which their safety stands,
No earthly pow'r can move.
PSALM 56. First Part. C. M.

Deliverance from oppression. 10.

THOU whose justice reigns on high,

And makes th' oppressor cease ; Behold! how envious sinners try

To vex and break my peace. 2 The sons of violence and lies Join to devour me, Lord

; But as my hourly dangers rise,

My refuge is thy word.
3 In God, most holy, just, and true,

I have repos'd my trust ;
Nor will I fear what flesh can do,

The offspring of the dust.
4 They wrest my words to mischief still,

Charge me with unknown faults: Mischief doth all their counsels fill,

And malice all their thoughts.
5 Shall they escape without thy frown?

Must their devices stand ?
0! cast the haughty sinner down,
And let him know thy hand !

Second Part. C. M.

God's care of his people. 1 GOD counts the sorrows of his saints,

Their groans affect his ears : Thou hast a book for my complaints,

A bottle for my tears.
2 When to thy throne I raise my cry,

The wicked fear and flee;
So swift is pray’r to reach the sky,

So near is God to me,

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3 In thee, most holy, just, and true,

I have repos’d my trust;
Nor will I fear what man can do,

The offspring of the dust.
4 Thy solemn vows are on me, Lord,

l'hou shalt receive my praise ; I'll sing, “ How faithful is thy word !

“ How righteous all thy ways !" 5 Thou hast secur'd my soul from death ;

0! set thy pris'ner free:
That heart and hand, and life and breath
May be employ'd for thee.

PSALM 57. L. M.
Praise for protection, grace, and truth.
Y God, in wliom are all the springs

Of boundless love, and grace unknown;
Hide me beneath thy spreading wings,

Till the dark cloud is overblown. 2 Up to the heav'ns I send my cry,

The Lord will my desires perform :
He sends his angels from the sky;

And saves me from the threat’ning storm. 3 Be thou exalted, O my God!

Above the heav'ns where angels dwell :
Thy pow'r on earth be known abroad,

Let land to land thy wonders tell.
4 My heart is fix'd; my song shall raise

Iminortal honours to thy name :
Awake, my tongue, io sound his praise,
My tongue, the glory of my

5 High o'er the earth his mercy reigns,

And reaches to the utmost sky a
His truth to endless years remains,
When lower worlds dissolve and die.

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