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That so thy people may rejoice
7 Cause us to see thy goodness, Lord, 25 To us thy mercy shew,
Thy saving health to us asford,
8 And now what God the Lord will speak,
I will go Jlrait and hear, 30
For to his people he speaks peace,
And to his faints full dear,
But let them never more
To trespass as before.
Salvation is at hand,
To dwell within our land. 40
10 Mercy and Truth that long were mifs'd
Sweet Peace and Righteousness have kiss'd,
11 Truth from the earth, like to a flow r, 45 Shall bud and blossom then,
And Justice from her heav'nly bow'r - ,
Look down on mortal men.
12 The- Lord will also then bestow
WhatWhatever thing is good, 50
Our land shall forth in plenty throw
Her fruits to be our food. 13 Before him Righteousness shall go
His royal harbinger, Then * will he come, and not be flow, 55
His footsteps cannot err.
P S A L. LXXXVI.
1 TPHY gracious ear, O Lord, incline,
-■■ O hear me / thee pray, For I am poor, and almost pine With need, and fad decay.
2 Preserve my soul, for t I have trod 5 Thy ways, and love the just,
Save thou thy servant, O my God,
3 Pity me, Lord, for daily thee
I call; 4. O make rejoice 10
Thy servant's foul; for Lord to thee
5 For thou art good, thou Lord art prone
Art full of mercy, thou alone 15
To them that on thee call.
6 Unto my supplication, Lord,
Give * Heb. He will Jet his steps to the way. i Heb. J am good, loving, a doer of good and holy things.
Give ear, and to the cry Of my incessant pray'rs afford
Thy hearing graciously. 20
7 I in the day of my distress
For thou wilt grant mt free access,
8 Like thee among the Gods is none, 25
0 Lord, nor any works Of all that other Gods have done
Like to thy glorious works.
9 The nations all whom thou hast made
Shall come, and all shall frame 30
To bow them low before thee, Lord,
10 For great thou art, and wonders great
Thou in thy everlasting feat 35
Remainest God alone.
11 Teach me, O Lord, thy way most right,
1 in thy truth will bide,
To fear thy name my heart unite,
So shall it never slide. 4°
12 Thee will I praise, O Lord my God,
With my whole heart, and blaze abroad
13 For great thy mercy is tow'rd me, 45
And thou hast freed my soul, Ev'n from the lowest Hell set free, From deepest darkness foul.
14 O God the proud against me rise,
And violent men are met 50
To seek my life, and in their eyes
15 But thou, Lord, art the God most mild,
Slow to be angry, and artJlWd 55
Most merciful, most true.
16 O turn to me thy face at length, And me have mercy on,
Unto thy servant give thy strength,
And save thy handmaid's son. 60
17 Some sign of good to me afford,
And be afham'd, because thou Lord
P S A L. LXXXVII.
1 A MONG the holy mountains high
There seated is his sanctuary,
2 Sion's fair gates the Lord loves more 5 Than all the dwellings fair
Of Jacob's land, though there be store,
And And all within his care,
3 City of God, most glorious things
Of thee abroad are spoke; 10
4 I mention Egypt, where proud kings Did our foresathers yoke,
I mention Babel to my friends,
Philistia full of scorn. And Tyre with Ethiops utmost ends, 15
Lo this man there was born:
5 But twice that praise shall in our ear Be said of Sion last,
This and this man was bom in her,
High God shall six her fast. 20
6 The Lord shall write in a scroll
When he the nations doth inroll,
7 Both they who sing, and they who dance, - 25 With sacred songs are there,
In thee fresh brooks, and soft streams glance,
P S A L. LXXXVIII.
1 T ORD God that dost me save and keep,
And all night long before thee weep,
2 Into thy presence let my pray'r 5