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Canst thou thy face forever hide,
Rejoice to see me sunk so low.
Before my death conclude my grief; e. If thou withhold thy heav'nly light,
I sleep in everlasting night. -5. How will the pow'rs of darkness boast,
If but one praying soul be lost? o But I have trusted in thy grace,
And shall again behold thy face. - Whate'er my fears or foes suggest,
Thou art my hope, my joy, my rest: o My heart shall feel thy love, and raise
My cheerful voice to songs of praise.
PSALM 14. C. M. 1st PART. Walsal. [b]
By Nature all Men are Sinners.
| Footh in their hearts, believe and say,
“Or minds th' affairs of men.'
Corrupt discourse proceeds;
Look'd down on things below,
Or did his justice know.
Their practice all the same:
There's none who loves his Name.
5 Their tongues are used to speak deceit,
Their slanders never cease;
Nor know the paths of peace.
In ev'ry heart are found; Nor can they bear diviner fruit,
'Till grace refine the ground. Plymouth. PSALM 15. L. M. Leeds. Oporto. [*]
Duties to God and Man; or, the CARISTIAN. eiWHO shall ascend thy heavenly place,
Great God, and dwell before thy face? -The man who minds religion now,
And humbly walks with God below. 2 Whose hands are pure, whose heart is clean; Whose lips still speak the thing they mean; No slanders dwell upon his tongue: He hates to do his neighbour wrong. 3 [Scarce will be trust an ill report, Nor vent it to his neighbour's hurt: Sinners of state he can despise, But saints are honour'd in his eyes.] 4 [Firm to his word he ever stood, And always makes his promise good: Nor dares to change the thing he swears, Whatever pain or loss he bears.] 5 (He never deals in bribing gold, And mourns that justice should be sold;. While others gripe and grind the poor, Sweet charity attends his door.] e 6 He loves his enemies, and prays
For those who curse him to his face: And does to all men still the same • That he would hope or wish from them, 7 Yet when his holiest works are done,
His soul depends on grace alone:o This is the man thy face shall see,
And dwell for ever, Lord, with thee. PSALM 16. L. M. FIRST PART. Shoel. [b]
Good works profit Men, not God. e 1 RESERVE me, Lord, in time of need,
But have no merits there to plead;
Nor add new glories to thy Name:
Some profit by the good we do;
THEN God is nigh, my faith is strong,
His arm is my almighty prop;
2 Though in the dust I lay my head;
V. 1-3.-Support and Counsel from God.
And worship wood or stone;
Where the true God is known.
He fills my daily cup;
But more rejoice in hope.
5 God is my portion and my joy;
His counsels are my light;
And gentle hiats by night.
To his all-seeing eye;
While such a Friend is nigh.
The Death and Resurrection of CARIST. 5 JESUS, whom ev'ry saint adores, o Behold, the tomb its prey restores!
Behold, he lives again! -6 When shall my feet arise and stand
On heav'n's eiernal hills; o There sits the Son at God's right hand,
And there the Father smiles.
PSALM 17. S. M. Peckham. [*]
And make the wicked flee; They are but thy chastisiog rod,
To drive thy saints to thee. P 2 Behold, the sinner dies,
His haughty words are vain;
And all beyond is pain.
And boast of all his store;
My soul can wish no more... 04 I shall behold the face
Of my forgiving God;
Wash'd in my Saviour's blood. $ 5 There's a new heaven begun,
When I awake from death Drest in the likeness of thy Son,
And draw immortal breath.
L. M. Islington. [*]
Lord, 'tis enough that thou art minc: o I shall behold thy blissful face,
And stand complete in righteousness.
I shall be near, and like my God!
The sacred pleasures of the soul.
-Till the last trumpet's joyful sound; s Then burst the chains with sweet surprise,
And in my Saviour's image rise. PSALM 18. L. M. First Part. Green's. [*]
Verse 1-6, 15—18. Deliverance from Despair: or, Temptations overcome.
My, rock, my tow'r, my high defence;
Stood round me with their dismal shade,
And made my sinking soul afraid. € 3 I saw the op’ning gates of hell,
With endless pains and sorrows there;
When I could scarce believe him mine;
The blast of his almighty breath;
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