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PSALM 52 S, AL With fresh returns of plenty crown; And where thy glorious paths appear,

From the lxvii. Psalm of David The fruilful clouds drop fatness down. 1 TO bless thy chosen race,

In mercy, LORD, incline; 4 They drop on barren deserts, changed By them to pastures fresh and green

And cause the brightness of thy face The hills about, in order ranged,

On all thy saints to shine: In beauteous robes of joy are seen.

2 That so thy wondrous way

May through the world be known, 5 Large flocks with fleecy wool adorn While distant lands their tribute pay,

The cheerful downs; the valleys bring And thy salvation own.
A plenteous crop of full ear'd corn,.
And seem, for joy, lo shout and sing.

3 Let diff'ring nations join

To celebrate thy fame;

Let all the world, O LORD, combino

To praise thy glorious Name.
From the lxvi. Psalm of David.

4 O let them shout and sing,

With joy and pious mirth;

For thou, the righteous Judge and King,
I LET all the lands, with shouts of joy, Shalt guvern all the earth.
To God their voices raise ;

5 Let diffring nations join Sing psalmis in honor of his name,

To celebrate thy fame; And spread his glorious praise.

Let all the world, O LORD, combine 2 And let them say, How dreadful, LORD.

To praise thy glorious Name. In all thy works, art thou !

6 Then God upon our land To thy great power thy stubborn foes Shall constant blessings shower; Shall all be forced to bow.

And all the world in awe shall stand

Of his resistless power. 3 Through all the earth, the nations round Shall thee, their Gon, confess;

PSALM 53. L. M. And, with glad hymns, their awful dread

From the lxviii. Psalm of David. of thy great Name express.

1 THE servants of JEHOVAH's will 4 O come! behold the works of God,

His favor's gentle beams enjoy ; And then with me you 'll own

Their upright hearts let gladness fill, That he to all the sons of men

And cheerful songs their tongues employ. Has wondrous judgment shown.

2 To him your voice in anthems raise, 50 all ye nations, bless our God,

JEHOVAH's awful Name he bears ; And loudly speak his praise,

In hiin rejoice, extol his praise, Who keeps our souls alive, and still

Who rides upon high-rolling spheres. Confxms our steadfast ways.

3 His chariots numberless, his powers

Are heavenly hosts, that wait his will; PART II. C. M.

His presence now fills Sion's towers, 1 My of rings to God's house I'll bring,

As once it honor'd Sinai's hill. And there my vows will pay,

4 Ascending high, in triumph thou Which I with solemn zeal did make

Captivity hast captive led, In trouble's dismal day.

And on thy people didst bestow

Thy gifts and graces freely shed. 2 O come, all ye that fear the LORD, Attend with heedful care,

5 Ev'n rebels shall partake thy grace, Whilst I what Gop for me has done

And humble proselytes repair With grateful joy declare.

To worship at thy dwelling-place,

And all ihe world pay homage there. 3 As I before his aid implored,

6 For benefits each day bestow'd, So now I nraise his Name;

Be daily his great Name adored, But, if my heart to sin incline,

Who is our Saviour and our God, My prayer will God disclaim.

Of life and death the sov'reign LORD 4 But Gon to me, whene'er I cried, His gracious ear did hend,

PSALM 54. And to the voice of my request

From the lxix. Psalm of David. With constant live attend.

PART I. L, M. 5 Then hless'd for ever be my God, 1 SAVE me, o God, from waves that al Who never, when I pray,

And press to overwhelm my soul; Withhuids his mercy from my soul, With painful steps in mire I uead, Nor turns his face away,

And deluges v'erflow my head.

20 LORD, to thee I will repair

16 Thou, LORD, hast taught me from my For help, with humble, timely prayer; To praise thy glorious Name; [youth Relieve ine from thy mercy's store, And ever since, thy wondrous works Display thy truth's preserving power. Have been my constant theme. 3 From threat'ning dangers me relieve, 7 Therefore, with psaltery and harp And from the mire my feet retrieve;

Thy truth, O Lord, I'll praise; From all my foes in safety keep,

To thee, the God of Jacob's tb.c, And snatch me from the raging deep. My voice in anthems raise. 4 Lord, hear the humble prayer I make, 8 Then joy shall fill my mouth, and song, For thy transcending goodness' sake; Employ my cheerful voice; Relieve thy supplicant once more

My grateful soul, by thee redeein'd, From thy abounding mercy's store.

Shall in thy strength rejoice. 5 Reproach and gries have broke my heart, PSA L M 56.

C. M. I look'd for some to take my part,

From the Ixxii. Psalm of David. To pity, or relieve my pain;

1 LO! hills and mountains shall bring forth But look'd, alas ! for both in vain.

The happy fruits of peace;
6 With hunger pined, for food I call, Which all the land shall own to be
Lustead of food ihey give me gall;

The work of righteousness:
And when with thirsi my spirits sink, 2 While David's Son our needy race
They give me vinegar to drink.

Shalı rule with gentle sway;
7 For new afflictions they procured And from their humble neck shall take
For him who had thy stripes endured ; Oppressive yokes away.
And made the wounds thy scourge had torn 3 In every heart thy awful fear
To bleed afresh with sharper scorn,

Shall then be rooted fast,

As long as sun and moon endure,

Or time itself shall last, 1 My soul, howe'er distress'd and poor,

4 He shall descend like rain, that cheers Thy strong salvation shall restore; Thy power with songs I'll then proclaim, or like warm showers whose gentle drops

The meadow's second birth; And celebrate with thanks thy Name.

Refresh the thirsty earth. 2 Our God shall this more highly prize 5 In his blest days the just and good Than herds or flocks in sac ifice;

Shall spring up all around; Which humble saints with joy shall see, The happy land shall every where And hope for like redress with me.

With endless peace abound. 3 For God regards the poor's coinplaint,

6 His uncontroll'd dominion shall And frees the captive from restraint;

From sea to sea extend; Let heaven, earth, sea, their voices raise,

Begin at proud Euphrates' stream, And all the world resound his praise.

At nature's limits end.

7 To him the savage nations round PSALM 55.

C. M. Shall bow their servile heads;

His vanquish'd foes shall lick the dust, From the lxxi. Psalm of David.

Where he his conquest spreads. I IN thee I put my steadfast trust, 8 The kings of Tarshish and the isles Defend me, LORD, from shame:

Shall costly presents bring; Incline thine ear, and save my soul, Froni spicy Sheba gifts shall come, For righteous is thy Name.

And wealthy Saba's king. 2 Be thou my strong abiding-place, 9 To him shall every king on earth To which I may resort:

His humble homage pay; T'hy promise, LORD, is my defence, And diff'ring nations gladly join Thou art iny rock and fort.

To own his righteous sway. 3 My steadfast and unchanging hope 10 For he shall set the needy free, Shall on thy power depend;

When they for succor cry; And I in grateful songs of praise

Shall save the helpless and the poor, My time to come will spend.

And all their wants supply. 4 Thy righteous acts and saving health 11 For him shall constant prayer be mads My mouth shall stil declare;

Through all his prosp'rous days: Unable yet to count them all.

His just dominion shall afford Though summ'd with utmost care.

A Tastir:g theme of praise. 5 While God vouchsaies me his support, 12 The inem'ry of his glorious Name I'll in his strength go on;

Through endless ytars shall run; All other righlevusness disclaim,

His spotless fame shall shine as bright And mention bis alone,

And lasting as the sun

13 In him the nations of the world

Their sin overflowing Shall be completely bless'd,

Thy power will restrain ; And his unbounded happiness

Thy arm on the wicked By every tongue confess'd.

New glory will gain. 14 Then bless'd be God, the mighty LORD, 3 Ye nations, to GOD The God whom Israel fears;

Vow homage sincere ; Who only wondrous in his works

Devote to live gifts, Beyond compare, appears.

Love, worship, and fear! 15 Let earth be with his glory fill'd,

Before him, ye mighty, For ever bless his Name;

Your spirits repress! Whilst to his praise the list'ning world

Ye high, and ye humble,
Their glad assent proclaim.

His wonders confess!
PSALM 57. L M.


C. M. From the Ixxiii. Psalm of David.

From the lxxviii. Psalm of David.
I THY presence, LORD, hath me supplied, 1 HEAR, O my people, to my law

Thou my right hand support dost give : Devout attention lend;
Thou first shalt with thy counsel guide, Let the instruction of my mouth
And then to glory me receive.

Deep in your hearts descend.
2 Whom then in heaven, but thee alune, 2 My tongue shall oracles proclaim
Have I, whose favor I require!

Which ancient times have known, Throughout the spacious earth there's none The truths which our forefathers' care Compared with thee, that I desire.

To us has handed down. 3 My trembling flesh and aching heart 3 We will not hide them from our sons, May often fail to sticcor me;

Our offspring shall be taught But God shall inward strength impart, The praises of the LORD, whose strength And my eternal portion be.

Has works of wonder wrought. 4 For they that far from thee remove 4 For Jacob he his law ordain'd, Shall into sudden ruin fall;

His league with Israel made; If after other gods they rove,

With charge to be from age to age, Thy vengeance shall destroy them all.

From race to race, convey'd. 5 But as for me, 'l is good and just 5 Thal generations yet to come That I should still to God repair ;

Should to their unborn heirs In him I always put my trust,

Religiously transmit the same, Aad will his wondrous works declare.

And they again to theirs.

6 To teach them that in God alone PSALM 58.

C. M.

Their hope securely stands;
From the lxxiv. Psalm of David. That they should ne'er his works forget,

But keep his just commands.
I THINE is the cheerful day, O LORD;
Thine the return of night;


L. M. Thou hast prepared the glorious sun,

From the lxxx. Psalm of David And every feebler lighi. 2 By thee the borders of the earth

10 THOU whom heavenly hosts obey, In perfect order stand;

How long shall thy fierce anger burn?

How long thy suff'ring people pray,
The summer's warmth and winter's cold,
Attend on thy command.

And to their prayers have no return?

2 Thou brought'st a vine from Egypt's land. PSALM 59. IV. 1.

And casting out the heathen race,

Didst plant it with thine own right hand, From the Ixxiv. Psalm of David.

And firmly fix it in their place. 1 TIIE name of our God

3 Before it thou prepar'dst the way, In Israel is known;

And mad'st it take a lasting root, His inansion beloved

Which, bless'd with thy indulgent ray, Is Sion alone;

O'er all the land did widely shoot. There broke he the arrows

4 The hills were cover'd with its shade, The enemy huri'd,

Its goodly boughs did cedars seem; And honor'd his mountain

Its branches to the sea were spread, Above all the world.

And reach'd to proud Euphrates' stream 2 The pride of the foes

5 To thee, O God of hosts, we pray, Is turn'd to thy praise ;

Thy wonted goodness, LORD, renew; Their fierceness o'er-ruled

From heaven, thy throne, this vine survey. Thy providence sways.

And her sad state with pity view.

b Behold the vineyard made by thee, 19 Much rather in God's house will I

Which thy righi hand did guard so long; The mallest office take,
And keep that branch from danger free, Than in the wealthy tents of sin

Whicli for thyself thou mau'st so strong. My pompous dwelling maka
7 Do thou convert us, Lord, do thou 10 For God, who is our sun and shield,
The lu-tre of thy face display;

Will grace and glory give; And all the ills we suffer now,

And no good thing will he withhold Like scatter'd clouds, shall pass away. From theo that justly live. PSALM 62.

C. M. 11 Thou, God, whoin heavenly hosts obey

How highly bless'd is he,
From the lxxxi. Psalm of David.

Whose hope and trust, securely placed,
I TO God, our never-failing strength, Are still reposed on thee!

With loud applauses sirg:
And jointly make a cheerful noise


C. M. To Jacob's awful King.

Froni the lxxxv. Psalm of David. 2 Compose a hymn of praise, and touch 10 GOD, our Saviour, all our hearts Your instruments of joy;

To thy obedience turn; Let psalteries and tuueful harps

Thal, quench'd with our repenting tears, Your grateful skill employ.

Thy wrath no more may burn. 3 Let trumpets at the festival

2 For why should'st thou be angry still, Their joyful voices raise,

And wrath so loig retain ? To celebrate th' appointed time,

Revive us, LORD, and let thy saints The solemu day of praise.

Thy worted comfort gain. 4 For this a statute was of old,

3 Thy gracious favor, LORD, display, Which Jacob's God decreed

Which we have long inuplored : To be with pious care observed,

And, for thy wondrous mercy's sake,
By Israel's chosen seed.

Thy wonted aid afford.

C. M. 4 GOD's answer patiently I'll wait;

For he with glad success,
From the lxxxiv. Psalm of David.

If they no more to fully turn,
1 O GOD of hosts, the mighty LORD, His mourning saints will bless.
How lovely is the place

5 To all that fear God's holy Name Where thou, enthroned in glory, show'st His sure salvation's near ; The brightness ot' thy face!

His glory in our happy land 2 My longing soul faints with desire For ever shall appear, To view thy blest abode;

6 For mercy now with truth is join'd My panting heart and flesh cry out

And righteousness with peace, For thee, the living God.

Like kind companions, absent long, 3 The birds, more happy far than I, With friendly arms embrace. Around thy temple throng ;

7 Truth froin the earth shall spring, whilst Securely there they build, and there

heaven Securely hatch their young.

Sha! streams of justice pour; 4 O Lord of hosts, my king and God, And God, from whom all goodness flows, How highly bless'd are they,

Shall endless plenty shower. Who in thy temple always dwell,

8 Before him righteousness shall march, And there thy praise display!

And his just paths prepare; 5 Thrice happy they, whose choice has thee While we his holy steps pursue Their sure protection made,

With constant zeal and care. Who long to tread the sacred ways


C. M. That to thy dwelling lead! 6 Who pass through parch'd and thirsty

From the lxxxvi. Psalm of David. Yet no retreshment want; [vales, 1 TO my complaint, O LORD iny GOD, Their pools are fill'd with rain, which thou Thy gracious ear incline; At their request dost grant.

Hear ine distrese'd and destitute 7 Thus they proceed from strength to

Of all relief but thine, strength,

2 Do thou, O GOD, preserve my soul, And still approach more near;

That does thy Name adore ; Till all on Sion's holy mount

Thy servant keep, and him whose trust Before their God appear.

Relies on thee, restore. B Within thy courts one single day 3 To me, who daily thee invoke, 'Tis better to attend,

Thy mercy, LORD, extend; Than, Lord, in any other place

Refresh thy servant': soul, whose hopes A thousand days to spend. .

On thee alone depend. 27*

4 Thou, LORD, art good, nor only good,


L M. But prompt to pardon too; Of plenteous mercy to all those

From the lxxxviii. Psalm of David Whu for thy mercy sue.

1 GOD of my life, O LORD most high, 5 To my repeated humble prayer,

To thee hy day and night I cry; O LORD, attentive be;

Vouchsafe my inournful voice to hear, When troubled, I on thee will call, To my distress incline thine ear. For thou wilt answer me.

2 Like those whose strength and hopes an 6 Among the gods there's none like thee,

tied, O LORD, alone divine !

They number me among the dead; To thee as inuch inferior they,

Like those who, shrouded in the grave, As are their works to thine.

From thee no more renucmbrance hav 7 Therefore their great Creator, thee,

3 Wilt thou by miracle revive The nations shall adore ;

The dead whom thou forsook'st alive? Their long-misguided prayers and praise

Shall the mute grave thy love confess, To thy bless'd Name restore.

A mould'ring tomb thy faithfulness? 8 All shall confess thee great, and great

4 To thee, O LORD, I cry forlorn, The wonders thou hast done ;

My prayer prevents the early morn: Confess thee God, the God supreme,

Why hast thou, LORD, my soul forsook, Confess thee God alone,

Nor once vouchsafed a gracious look ? 9 Teach me thy way, O LORD, and I

5 Companions dear, and friends beloved, From truth shall ne'er depart ;

Far from my sight thou hast removed: In rev'rence to thy sacred Name

God of my life, 0 LORD most high, Devoutly fix my heart.

Vouchsafe to hear my mouruful cry! 10 Thee will I praise, O LORD my God, PSALM 68.

L. M. Praise thee with heart sincere, And to thy everlasting Name

From the Ixxxix. Psalm of David. Eternal trophies rear.

I THY mercies, LORD, shall be my song 11 Thy boundless mercy shown to me My song on them shall ever dwell; Transcends my power to tell ;

To ages yet unborn, my tongue For thou hast oft redeem'd my soul

Thy never-failing truth shall tell. From lowest deeps of hell.

2 I have affii m'd, and still inaintain, 12 And thou thy constant goodness didst

Thy mercy shall for ever last;

Thy truth, that does the heavens sustain, To my assistance bring :

Like them shall stand for ever fast.
Of patience, mercy, and of truth,
Thou everlasting spring!

3 Thus spak'st thou by thy prophet's voice

“ With David I a league have made;

To him, my servant, and my choice, PSALM 66.

II. 3.

By solemn oath this grant convey'd. From the lxxxvi. Fsalm of David.

4 “While earth, and seas, and skies endure

Thy seed shall in my sight remain; 1 GOD'S temple crowns the holy mount,

To thein thy throne I will ensure, The LORD there condescends to dwell; They shall to endless ages reign.” His Sion's gates, in his account,

5 For such stupendous truth and lovc, Our Israel's fairest tents excel :

Buth heaven and earth just praises owe, Yea, glorious things of thee we sing, By choirs of angels sung above, O city of th' Almighty King!

And hy assembled saints below. 2 Of honor'd Sion we aver,

6 What seraph of celestial birth Illustrious throngs from ber proceed; To vie with Israel's God shall dare? Th' Almighty shall establish her,

Or who among the guds of earth And shall erirol her huly seed :

With our Almighty LORD compare? Yea, for his people he shall count

7 With reverence and religious dread, The children of his favor'd mount.

His saints should to his temple press; 3 He'll Sion find with numbers fill'd

His fear through all their hearts should Who celebrate his matchless praise;

spread, Who, here in hallelujahs skill'd,

Who his almighty Name confess. In heaven their harps and hymns shall 3 LORD God of armies, who can boast raise :

Of strength or power like thine renown'd? O Sion, seat of Israel's King,

Of such a num'ious, faithful host, Be mine to drink thy living spring!

As that which does thy throne surround!

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