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Unfathom'd caves beneath the deep 16 Lat Israel's God be ever biessid,
For thee their hidden treasures keep. His Name eternally confessid ;

Let ali his saiuits, with full accoud,
2 By t! ce alone the living live,
Hid but thy face, their comforts fly;

Sing loud Amens--praise ye the LORD They gather what thy seasons give, Take thou away their breath, they die;

PSALM 87. But send again thy spirit forth,

Froin the cvii. Psalm of David.
And life renews the gladden'di earth.

S Joy in his works JEHOVAH takes,
Yet to destruction they re!urn ,

He looks upon the earth, it quakes,

For his mercies ever sure, Touches the moun:ains, and they hum :

From eternity the same, But God for ever is the same;

To eternity endure. Glory to his eternal Nane !

2 Let his ransom'd fuck rejoice,

Gather'd out of every land, PSALM 85.

C. M.

As the people of his choice,
From the cv. Psalm of David.

P:uck'd from the destroyer's hand
10 RENDER thanks, and bless the LORD 3 lu the wilderness retray,
Invoke his sacred Name;

'he lonely waste, they roam, Acquaint the nations with his deeds, Ilis matchiess deeds proclaim.

Hurgry, fainting by the way,

Far from refuge, shelter, home: 2 Sing to his praise in lofty hymns, His wondrous works rehearse ;

4 To the LORD their God they cry; Make them the theme of your discourse,

He inclines a gracious ear, And subject of your verse.

Sends delivrance from on high,

Rescuce them froin all their fear: 3 Rejoice in his almighty Name, Alone to be adored ;

5 Them to pleasant lands he brings,

Where the vine and olive grow;
And let their hearts o'erfi ww with joy
That hunibly seek the LORD.

Where, from verdant hills, the springs

Through luxuriant vallies flow. 4 Seek ye the LORD, his caving strength Devoutiy still implere;

6 O that men would praise the LORD, And, where he's ever present, seek

For his goudness to their race; His face for even more.

For the wonders of his word,

And the riches of his grace!
5 The wonders that his hands have wrought
Keep thankfully in mind

The righteous statules of his mouth,
And laws to us assign'd.

I THy wordrous power, Alonighty Lona

That rules the boist'rous sea, PSALM 86.

L. M. The hold aventurers record,

Who templ that dangʻrous way.
From the cvi. Psalm of David.
1 ORENDER thanks to GUD abuve, 2 At thy command the winds arise,
The foumt:in of eternal love;

And swell the tow'ring waves,
Whose mercy firm through ages past

W-hiie they astonishı'd mount the skies, Has stood, and shall for ever last.

And sir:k in gaping graves. 2 Who can his inighty dreds express, 3 Dismay'd they climb the wat'ry hills, No! only vast. Ohut numberless ?

Dismay'd they plunge again; What mortal eluquence can raise

Each like a tout'ring drunkard recls, His tribute of iminurtai praise?

And finds his courage vain. 3 Happy are they, and only they, 4 Then to the LORD they raise their cries Who from thv judginents never stray

He hears their loud reques., Who know what's right; bor only so,

He calor the fierce tempesti:ous skies, But always practise what they kuow. And lays the foods to rest. 4 Extend to me that favor, LORD, 5 Rejoicing, they forget their fears, Thou to thv chosen dost affordd;

They see the storm allay'd : When thor reluru'st 10 sel them free,

The wish'd-fou haver now appears; Let thy salvation visit te.

There, let their vows be paid! 5 ) may worthv prove to see

16 O that the sons of men would praise Thy saint: in full prosperity;

The goodness of the LORD! That I the joyful choir mar join,

And those who see his wondrous ways And count thy people's triumph inine. His wondrous love record


C. M. 5 His bounty, like a flowing tide,
From the cviii. Psalm of David.

Has all his servants' wants supplied ; 10 GOD, my heart is fully bent

And he will ever keep in mind

His cov'nant with our fathers sign'd.
To magnify thy Name;
My tongue with cheerful songs of praise 6 Just are the dealings of his hands,
Shall celebrate thy fame.

Jinmutable are his coinmands, ? Awake, my lute; nor thou, my harp,

By truth and equity sustain'd, Thy warbling notes delay;

And for eternal rules ordain'd. Whilst I with early hymns of joy

7 He set his saints from bondage free, Prevent the dawning day.

And then establish'd his decree,

For ever to remain the same: 3 To all the list'ning tribes, O LORD, Thy wonders I will tell,

Holy and rev'rend is his Name. And to those nations sing thy praise 8 Who wisdom's sacred prize would win That round about us dwell;

Must with the fear of God begin. 4 Because thy mercy's boundless height

Immortal praise a:d heavenly skill
The highest heaven transcends,

Have they who know and do his will.
And far beyond thi' aspiring clouds
Thy faithful truth extends.


L. M.

From the cxii. Psalm of David. 5 Be thon, O God, exalted high Above the starry frame;

1 THAT man is bless'd who stands in awe And let the world, with one consent. Of God, and loves his sacred law; Confess thy glorious Name.

His seed on earth shall be renown'd,

And with successive honor's crown'd. PSALM 89.

II. 2

2 The soul that's fill'd with virtue's light Froin the cx. Psalm of David.

Shines brightest in affiction's night; I THE LORD unto my Lord thus spake:

To pity the distress'd inclined, ""Til I iny lues thy footstool make, As well as just to all mankind.

Sit thou in state at my right hand : 3 His lih'ral favors he extends, Supreme in Sion thou shall be,

To sume lie gives, to others lends; And all thy proud opposers see

Yet what his

charity impairs. Subjected to thy just command: He saves by pruderice in affairs. 2 “ Thee, in thy Ker's triumphant day, 4 Beset with threat'ning dangers round, The willing people shall ohey ;

Umroved shall he maintain his ground And, when thy rising beans they view, The sweet remembrance of the just Shall a'l, (releeni'd from error's night) Shall flourish when he sleeps in dust. Appear more numerous and bright Than crystal drops of morning dew." PSALM 92.

II. 2 S The Lord hath sworni, nor sworn in vain, From the cxii. Psalm of David. That, like Melchisedec's, thy reign 1 YE saints and servants of the LORD,

And priesthood shall no period see: The triumphs of his name record; Anointed Prince! thou, bending low, His sacred Name for ever bless : Shalt drink wher- darkest torrents flow, Where'er the circling sun displays Then raise thy head in victory!

His rising beains or selling rays,

Due praise to his great Name address. PSALM 90.

L. M.

2 God through the world extends his sway, From the cxi. Paalm of David.

The regions of eternal day | PRAISE ye the LORD! our God to But shadows of his glory are: praise

With him whose majesty excels,
My soul her utmost power shall raise, Who made the heaven in which he dwells,
With private friends, and in the throng Let no created power compare.
Of saints, his praise shall be my song. 3 Though 't is beneath his stale to view
2 His works, for greatness though renown'd, lo higl est heaven what angels do,
His wondrous works with ease are found Yelie to earth vouchsafes his care;
By those who seek for them aright, He takes the needy from his cell,
And ia the pious search delight.

Advancing him in courts to dwell,
S His works are all of mikichless faine, Companion of the greatest there.
And universal glory claim;
His truth, confirm'd through ages past,

PSALM 93. C. M.
Shali to eternal ages last.

From the cxv. Psalm of David. 4 By precepts he hath us enjoiu'd 1 LORD, mot to us, we claim no share,

To keep his wondrous works in mind; But to thy sacred Nane
And to record

Give glory, for thy mercy's sake,
That good and gracious is our LORD.

Aud truth's eternal fame.

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2 Why should the Heathen cry, "Where's 8 Therefore my life's remaining years,

Which God to me shall lend, The God whom ye adore ?"

Will I, in praises to his Name, Convince them that in beaven thou art, And in his service, spend. And uncontrollid thy power.

9 In God I trusted, and of him 3 O Israel, make the LORD your trust, Did hoast in greatest fear: Who is your help and shield ;

Though in my trouble I exclaim'd, Priests, Lévites, trust in him alone,

All men are insincere. Who only help can yield.

10 ( what return to God shall I 4 Let all who truly fear the LORD

For all his goodness make! On himn they fear rely ;

I'll praise his Name, and with glad zea) Who them in danger can defend,

The cup of blessing take. • And all their wants supply.

11 I 'll pay my vows among his saints 5 Of us he oft has mindful been,

Whose blood (howe'er despised And Israel's house will bless;

By wicked men) in GOD's accoult Priests, Levites, proselytes, e'en all

Is always highly prized. Who his great Name confess.

12 To thee I'll off'ringo bring of praise;

And while I bless thy Naine, 6 On you, and on your heirs, he will Increase of blessings bring :

The just performance of my vows Thrice happy you, who favorites are

To all thy saints proclaim. of this almighty King!

13 They in Jertisalem sliall meet,

And in thy house shall join 7 Heaven's highest orb of glory he To bless thy Name with one consent, His en piie's sral desigu'd ;

Ard inix their songs with mine.
And gave this lower gluhe of earth
A portion to mankind.


C. M. 8 They who in death and silence sleep

From the cxvii. Pealm of David.
To hiin no praise afford;
But we will bless for evermore

1 WITH cheerful notes let all the earth Our eror-living LORD.

To heaven their voices raise;
Let ali, inspired with goully mirth,

Sing solemn hymns of praise

C. M.

2 God's tender mercy knows no bound, From the cxvi. Psalm of David.

His truth shall ne'er decay; 1 MY soal with grateful thouglats of love

Then let the willing nations round

Their grateful tribute pay.
Entirely is possess'd,
Becau te the LORD Vouchsafed to hear


C. M. The voice of my request.

From the ex viri. Psalm of David. 2 Since he has now his ear inclined, 1 O PRAISE the LORD, for he is good, I never will despair ;

His nercies ne'er decay; But still in all the straits of life

That his kind favors ever last, To him address my prayer.

Let thankful Israel say, 3 With deadly surrows compass'd round,

2 Their sense of his eternal love With pains of hell oppressid,

Let Aaron's house exprese; When troubles seized my aching heart

And that it never fails, let all And anguish rack'd my breast,

That fear the LORD confess. 4 Or Gov's almighty Name I callid, 3 Far hetter 't is to trust in God, And thus to himn I pray'd;

And have the LORD our friend, “LORD, I beseech thee save my soul, Than on the greatest human power With sorrows quite dismay'd.”

For safety to depend. 5 How just and merciful is God,

4 The LORD has heen my help: the praise How gracions is the LORD!

To him alone belongs ; Why saves the harmless, and to me

He is iny Saviour and my strength, D's timely help afford.

He only claims my sungs. 6 Then, free from pensive cares, my soul, 5 Joy fills the dwelling of the just, Restune thy wonted rest;

whom God has saved from harm; For God has wondrously to thee

For wondrous things are brought to pass Ilis bolinteous love express'd.

By his almighty arm. 7 When death alarm'd me, be removed 6 He, by his own resistless power, My dangers and my fears;

Has endless honor won; My feet froin falling to secured,

The saving atrength of his right hand And dried my eyes from tears.

Amazing works has done.

7 God will not suffer me to fall,

15 O then that thy most holy will But still prolongs my days;.

Might v'er my ways preside; That, by declaring all his works,

Land I the course of all my life I may advance his praise.

By thy direction guide! 8 When God had sorely me chastised, 6 Then with assurance stould I walk, 'Till quite of hupes bereaved,

From all confusion free; His mercy from the gates ut death

Convinced, with joy, that all my way3 My fainting life reprieved.

With thy commands agree. 8 Then operi wide the temple gates

7 My npright heart shall my glad mouth To which the just repair,

With cheerf:il praises fill, That I may enter in, and praise

When, hy thy righteous judgments laught, My great deliv'rer there.

I shall have learn'd thy will. 10 Within those gates of God's abode To which the righteous press,

8 Su to thy sacred laws shall I

Fntire observance pay: Since thou hast heard, and set ine safe,

O tuen forsake me not, my GOD, Thy holy Name I'll bless.

Nor cast me quite away. 11 That which the builders once refused Is now the corner-stone:

PART II. BETU. C. M. This is the wondrous work of God,

| How shall the young preserve thes mayı The work of God alone.

From all pollution free? 12 This day is God's; let all the land

By making still their course of life Exalt their cheerful voice:

With thy commands agree. “LORD, we beseech thee, sale is now

2 With hearty zeal for thee I seek, And make us still rejoice."

To thee for succor pray; 13 Hiir that approaches in God's name O sufler not my careless steps Let all th' assembly bless;

From thy right paths to stray. “ We that belong to God's own house Have wish'd you good success."

3 Safe in my heart, and closely hid 14 God is the LORD, through whom we all To succor me with timely aid

Thy word, my trea:ure, lies,
Both light and comfort fiud;

When sinful thoughts arise.
Fast to the altar's horns with cords
The chosen victim bind.

4 Secured by that, my grateful soul 15 Thou art my Lord, O God, and still

Shall ever bless thy Naine; I'll praise thy holy Name;

O teach me then hy thy just laws Because thon only art my God,

My future life to frame. I'll celebrate thy fame.

E My lips, unlock'd hy pious zeal, 16 O then with me give thanks to God,

To others have declared Who still does gracious prove;

How well the judgments of thy mouth And let the tribute of our praise

Deserve our best regard. Be endless as his love.

6 Whilst in the way of thy commands.

More solid joy I found,

Than had I heel with vast increase

Of envied riches crown'd.
From the cxix. Psalm of David.

7 Therefore thy just and upright laws PART J. ALEPH. C. M.

Shall always fill iny inind; 1 HOW bless'd are they who always keep

And those sound rules which thou prescribs The pure and perfect way ;

Entire respect shall find.
Who never from the sacred paths
Of God's commandments stray !

8 To keep thy statutes undefaced

Shall be my constant joy;
2 How bless'd, who to his righteous laws The strict remembrance of thy word
Have still ohcdient been ;

Shall all my thoughts einploy.
And have with fervent humble zeal,
His favor sought to win!

PART III. GIMEL. C.M. 3 Such inen their atinost caution use

1 BE gracious to thy servant, LORD; TO shun each wicked deed;

Du thou my life defend, But in the path which he directs

That I according to thy word With constant care proceed.

My time to come may spend. 4 Thou strictly hast enjoin'd us, LORD, 2 Enlighten hr th my eyes and mind, To learn thy sacred will;

That so I may discern And all our diligence einploy

The wondrous things which they behold, Thy statutes to fulfil.

Who thy just precepts learn.

S My fainting soul is almost pined, 13 Direct me in the sacred ways
With earnest longing spent,

To which thy precepts lead;
While always on the eager search

Because my chief delight has been of thy just will interit.

Thy righteous paths to tread. 4 Thy sharp rebuke shall crush the proud, 4 Do thou' to thy most just commands Whom still thy curse pursues ;

Incline my willing heart; Since they to walk in thy right ways Let no desire of worldly wealth Presumiptuously refusé.

From thee my thoughts divert. 5 But far from me do thou, O LORD 5 From those vain objects turn mine eyes Contempt and shame remove;

Which this false would displays; For I thy sacred law affect

But give me lively power and sti engin With undissembled love.

To keep thy righteous ways.
6 For thy commands have always been 6 Confirm the promise of thy word,
My comfc and delight;

And give thy servant aid,
By them I learn with prudent care Who to transgress thy sacred laws
To guide my steps aright.

Is awfully afraid.
PART IV. DALETH. C. M. 7 The censure and reproach I fear,
1 My soul, oppress'd with deadly care,

In mercy, LORD, remove; Close to the dust doth cleave;

For all the judgments thou ordain'st Revive me, LORD, and let me now

Are full of grace and love. Thy promised aid receive.

8 Thou know'at how after thy commands 2 To thee I still declared my ways,

My longing heart does pant ; And thou inclin'dst thine ear;

O then make haste to raise me up, O teach me then my future life

And promised succor grant. By thy just laws to steer.

PART VI. VAU. C. M. 3 If thou wilt make me know thy laws, 1 The constant blessing. LORD, bestow And by their guidance walk,

To cheer iny drooping heart; The wondrous works which thou hast done To me, according to thy word, Shail be my constant talk.

Thy saving health impart. 4 But see, my soul within me sinks, 2 So shall I, whosoe'er upbraids, Press'd down with weighty care;

This ready answer make; Do thou, according to thy word,

“In God I trust, who never will My wasted strength repair.

His faithful promise break.” 5 Far, far from me be all false ways 3 Then let not quite the word of truth And lying arts removedl ;

Be from my mouth removed ; But kindly grant I still may keep Since still my ground of steadfast hope, The path by thee approved.

Thy judgments, LORD, have proved. 6 Thy faithful ways, thou God of truth, 4 So I to keep thy righteous laws My happy choice I've made;

Will all my study bend;
Thy judgments, as my rule of life, And constantly my time to come
Before me always laid.

In their observance spend.
7 My care has been to make my life 5 My soul shall gladly walk at large
With thy commands agree;

From all oppression free,
O then preserve thy servant, LORD, Since I resolve to make my life
From shame and ruin free.

With thy commands agree.
8 So in the way of thy commands 6 My longing heart and ravish'd soul
Shall I with pleasure run;

Shall both o'erflow with joy
And, with a heart enlarged with joy, When in thy loved commander
Successfully go on.

My happy hours employ.
PART v. HE. C. M.

7 Then will I to thy holy laws I INSTRUCT me in thy statutes, LORD,

Lift up my willing hands; Thy righteous paths display;

My cars and business then shall be And I from them, through all my life,

To study thy commands. Will never go astray.

PART VII. ZAIN. C. M, 2 If thou true wisdom from above I ACCORDING to thy promised grace. Wilt graciously impart,

Thy favor, LORD, extend; To keep thy perfect laws I will

Make good to me the word on which Devote my zealous heart.

Thy servant's hopes depend.

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